I have received three immortal presents
On life’s Christmas tree:
Detachment-bud
Concern-flower
Love-fruit.

With the bud I shall begin
My self-enquiry.
With the flower I shall achieve
My self-discovery.
With the fruit I shall enjoy
My self-mastery.

Excerpt from ‘The Dance of Life‘ by  Sri Chinmoy

Copyright © Sri Chinmoy 1975

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