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Ten Thousand Flower Flames is a poetry series of 10,000 poems.

Part 1 was published in 1979.

The final volume, part 100 was published in 1983.

Ten Thousand Flower-Flames part 1 at Sri Chinmoy Library

207 Selected Flower Flames selected by author, at Sri Chinmoy Library

Selected Flower-Flames

 

 

Your happiness-gift

Of all the gifts
You have offered to God,
Your happiness-gift
He treasures most.

Sri Chinmoy – part 93, #05

The fare

What is the fare
From earth to Heaven?
The fragrance-beauty
Of a gratitude-heart.

 

Sri Chinmoy – part 67, #100

Every time I run away from You

Every time I run away from You
And come back,
I see Your Eyes
More illumining than before,
And I feel Your Heart
More forgiving than before.

Sri Chinmoy – part 41, #01

Can this be true?

Can this be true!
No desire binds me,
No temptation haunts me,
No imperfection blights me.
Can this be true?

Sri Chinmoy – 207 Flower Flames, #25

 

1203 Unlearn and learn

Anything that binds you,
Unlearn it.
Anything that blinds you,
Unlearn it.
Anything that limits you,
Unlearn it.

Anything that awakens you,
Learn it.
Anything that liberates you,
Learn it.
Anything that fulfils you,
Learn it.

 

– Sri Chinmoy part 13, #03

 

1208 If you can brave the shock

If you can brave the shock
Of discovering that you are not the person
You thought yourself to be,
Then you are already on the road
To self-recovery,
Leading
To self-discovery-kingdom.

 

– Sri Chinmoy part 13, #08

 

1217 Do You Know Why?

Do you know why
You do not want to dominate others?
You do not want to dominate others
Because you are amazingly strong.

Do you know why
You do not blame others?
You do not blame others
Because your heart-life is flooded
With the qualities of sainthood.

 

– Sri Chinmoy part 13, #17