I sat alone on a block of stone
On the banks of the Ganges.
Mother Ganges blessed me.
I meditated on OM and its meaning–
The Word that is the symbol of Brahman.
The little personality was lost.
The mortal limit of the self was loosened.
But there was infinite extension.
I entered into the Nameless beyond;
I realized the unity of bliss.
No words can describe the thrill of joy,
The mystic experiences,
The supreme and divine height of felicity!
The little “I” fused into the incandescent brilliance.
Two become one now,
It was all Tejomaya Ananda–
One mass of transcendental light bliss.
- Sri Swami Sivananda