Beyond time is the Abode of the Immovable
Beyond the body, the Being
Beyond death, Life
Beyond form, Beauty
Beyond the object, Love
Beyond my Being, the Absolute.
In my Being resides the Absolute
In the neighbor, Love
In the Universe, the Soul of the Whole
In space, the Image of Eternity
In time, the Evolution that leads the Beings
slowly and imperceptibly
to perfect coincidence
Joy has come into my being
The Mystery of the world is discovered…
I smile to the Being…
The symbol is no more a reality
It fades away before the Essence of all things.
Silent mystical adoration
that emerges from the depth of my Being
And penetrates it totally
And impregnates it into the Absolute…
Ananda Devi (1922-1994). Philosopher, writer and spiritual guide born in France. She was the founder of the International Council for the Investigation into the Nature of Man (Mumbai, India 1958) and one of the inspirations for the New Future Society. She diffused the wisdom from the Orient in the West for four decades (in her centers in New York and Paris) and guided her student Premananda Deva for thirty-four years.