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(12 January 1863 - 4 July 1902 / Calcutta / India)

Kali The Mother

The stars are blotted out,
The clouds are covering clouds.
It is darkness vibrant, sonant
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This is a poem by Swamiji, written in Kashmir, on a houseboat on Dal Lake. After visiting the Kshir Bhavani Temple, he returned, in ecstasy, to the boat and wrote this.

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  • K. V. Venkataramana (5/23/2009 12:17:00 AM)

    'And every shaking step
    Destroys a world for e'er.'

    Swami, who had in fact realised Mother in his life, describes Mother's trait in a powerful language,

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