Why did I not take
Fighting lessons from Sri Rama?
Alas, it is too late.

Why did I not take
Playing lessons from Sri Krishna?
Alas, it is too late.

Why did I not take
Suffering lessons from the Buddha?
Alas, it is too late.

Why did I not take
Forgiving lessons from the Christ?
Alas, it is too late.

Why did I not take
Dancing lessons from Sri Chaitanya?
Alas, it is too late.

Why did I not take
Long-distance walking lessons from
Sri Shankara?
Alas, it is too late.

Why did I not take
Crying lessons from Sri Ramakrishna?
Alas, it is too late.

Why did I not take
Struggling lessons from Swamiji?
Alas, it is too late.

Why did I not take
Surrendering lessons from Sri Chinmoy?
Alas, it is too late.

Excerpt from ‘Dance of Life Part 6’ by  Sri Chinmoy

Copyright © Sri Chinmoy 1975

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