Only courage    
Born of faith  
Can save this world.

Courage is,indeed,
A kind of beauty.
But because you have  
A faint courage,
You are nothing more than
A mortal beauty.  

My Beloved Supreme,
Do give me the courage to tell the world
That my judgment- mind was absolutely wrong
And I am sincerely sorry.
My heart really means it.

If you have the sincere courage
To declare that you are
Totally lost,  
Then God has the unreserved Compassion  
To show you the way  
To the Satisfaction Goal.

The outer difficulties come
Eventually to go.
The inner courage comes
Permanently to stay.

Writing on Courage

by Sri Chinmoy

In one of the Upanishads, it says that the soul is not to be won by the weakling. Courage is absolutely necessary in the spiritual life. The very acceptance of the spiritual life demands enormous courage. It is only a divinely courageous soul, only a divinely inspired soul, that can swiftly reach the highest Goal.    

This courage is not the courage of a haughty, rough person who will strike others to assert his superiority; it is totally different. This courage is our constant awareness of what we are entering into, of what we are going to become, of what we are going to reveal. We have to jump courageously into the ocean of spirituality, but we have to know that we are not jumping into the sea of uncertainty. Uncertainty and spirituality never go together. When we speak of courage, we have to know that courage means certainty.

By Sri Chinmoy From Rainbow Flowers