Poems about Pride

The mind is unhappy
Because it cannot escape
The frequent attacks of merciless pride.
The heart is happy
Because it is incapable
Of any kind of pride.

- Sri Chinmoy

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The pride of the noble
Is constant self-giving.
The pride of the ignoble
Is constant truth-denying.
The pride of God
Is constant oneness-fulfilling.

- Sri Chinmoy

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A woman’s pride:
Beauty-revelation.
A man’s pride:
Power-multiplication.
Earth’s pride:
Tolerance-height.
Heaven’s pride:
Satisfaction-delight.

- Sri Chinmoy

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Pride! pride
Dear friend, what you badly need
Is a life-saving guide.

- Sri Chinmoy

Human Pride, Divine Pride

“   My human pride feels that I can do everything. My divine pride, the pride that has surrendered itself to the Will of God, knows that I can do everything only when I am inspired, guided, and helped by the Supreme.

My human pride wants the world to understand me, my love, my help and sacrifice. My divine pride, which is the feeling of oneness with all in God, does not wish the world to understand my selfless activities. It feels that if God understands me, knows my motives, then there can be no greater reward.”