Selected Poetry of Sri Chinmoy



Within, without the cosmos wide am I;
In joyful sweep I loose forth and draw back all.
A birthless deathless Spirit that moves and is still
Ever abides within to hear my call.

I who create on earth my joys and doles
To fulfil my matchless quest in all my play,
I veil my face of truth with golden hues
And see the serpent night and python day.

A Consciousness Bliss I feel in each breath;
I am the self amorous child of the Sun.
At will I break and build my symbol sheath
And freely enjoy the world’s unshadowed fun.

– Sri Chinmoy. From My Flute


The Golden Flute

A sea of Peace and Joy and Light
Beyond my reach I know.
In me the storm-tossed weeping night
Finds room to rage and flow.

I cry aloud, but all in vain;
I helpless, the earth unkind
What soul of might can share my pain?
Death-dart alone I find.

A raft am I on the sea of Time,
My oars are washed away.
How can I hope to reach the clime
Of God’s eternal Day?

But hark! I hear Thy golden Flute,
Its notes bring the Summit down.
Now safe am I, O Absolute!
Gone death, gone night’s stark frown!

– Sri Chinmoy

Other Poems from My Flute

Short Poems of Sri Chinmoy



A gratitude-heart
Is to discover on earth
A Heaven-delivered rose.

– Sri Chinmoy [1]

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[1] Sri Chinmoy, My Sunrise-Heart, Part 1, Agni Press, 2000.

[2] Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 78, Agni Press, 1983.

(Photos Tejvan, Unmesh)