Earth Shining In Glory

Legendary Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, 11th President Of The Republic Of India, was an ardent devotee of Bhagawan who exemplified his life practising His precepts. To the great soul who left his mortal coil last evening, we pay our tributes, publishing a short poem he composed on Beloved Bhagawan, on the occasion of 81st Birthday of Bhagawan.

Our Milky Way is shining,
with millions and millions of stars.
Our beloved star Sun,
along with eight other planets around.
Orbits the Milky Way,
finishes one orbit in two hundred and fifty million years.
Somewhere in the galaxy,
echoed a voice in surprise.

“See there the Earth shining in glory
how come it got its light?”
A sweet and soft reply comes:
“It is not the mere light,
It is the light of knowledge,
It is the light of service,
It is the light of peace.
Specially radiating from Prasanthi Nilayalam

When Earth completes its eightieth orbit
Carrying a great soul in its bosom”

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II