A poem about the meaning of a sacred life:


May you awaken like the sun at daybreak,
ready to make your sacred offering.
Set forth with delight, like a pilgrim on his journey.

O heroic one, move forward with resolve
to make this sacred offering of yourself to life.
May you plant the banner of victory
in the service of humankind.


Source: Rigveda, the oldest of the four Vedas and one of the most important writings of Hinduism.