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Transliteration

Asato ma sad gamaya

Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya

Mrtyor ma amrtam gamaya.

Translation

Lead me from the unreal to the Real.

Lead me from darkness to Light.

Lead me from death to Immortality.

Comment

The unreal in us desires the pleasure-life of the finite. The Real in us aspires for the God-Life of the Infinite.

Darkness is the discoverer of the doubting and frustrated mind. Light is the discoverer of the aspiring and dedicated heart.

Death?where is the cat? Meowing nowhere. Immortality?where is the lion? Roaring all-where.

Sri Chinmoy