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Divine Master

 

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

 

Where there is injury, pardon;

 

Where there is doubt, faith;

 

Where there is despair, hope;

 

Where there is darkness, light;

 

Where there is sadness, joy;

 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

 

To be consoled as to console;

 

To be understood as to understand;

 

To be loved, as to love;

 

For it is in giving that we receive;

 

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

 

It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

 

(as cited in Easwaren, 1991)

 


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