Star of Wisdom
Star that of the birth of Vishnu,

Birth of Krishna, Buddha, Jesus,

Told the wise ones, Heavenward looking,

Waiting, watching for thy gleaming

In the darkness of the night-time,

In the starless gloom of midnight;

Shining Herald of the coming

Of the kingdom of the righteous;

Teller of the Mystic story

Of the lowly birth of Godhead

In the stable of the passions,

In the manger of the mind-soul;

Silent singer of the secret

Of compassion deep and holy

To the heart with sorrow burdened,

To the soul with waiting weary: --

Star of all-surpassing brightness,

Thou again dost deck the midnight;

Thou again dost cheer the wise ones

Watching in the creedal darkness,

Weary of the endless battle

With the grinding blades of error;

Tired of lifeless, useless idols,

Of the dead forms of religions;

Spent with watching for thy shining;

Thou hast ended their despairing;

Thou hast lighted up their pathway;

Thou hast brought again the old Truths

To the hearts of all thy Watchers;

To the souls of them that love thee

Thou dost speak of Joy and Gladness,

Of the peace that comes of Sorrow.

Blessed are they that can see thee,

Weary wanderers in the Night-time;

Blessed they who feel the throbbing,

In their bosoms feel the pulsing

Of a deep Love stirred within them

By the great power of thy shining.

Let us learn thy lesson truly;

Learn it faithfully and humbly;

Learn it meekly, wisely, gladly,

Ancient Star of holy Vishnu,

Light of Krishna, Buddha, Jesus.

the power of meditation
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