Author Archives: Sri Chinmoy Poetry

Nov 24

Life is given to each human being
For a very special purpose.
This secret each human being
Must discover for himself.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 227, Agni Press, 1996

Nov 20

This moment I try to envelop
 The human in me.
The next moment I try to develop
 The divine in me.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 22, Agni Press, 2001

18 November

God does not want me to be
Curious all the time.
God does not want me to be
Serious all the time.
But God does want me to be
Spontaneous all the time.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 204, Agni Press, 1994

17 November

Why do you pay attention
 To the past?
The past is a dead elephant.
Why do you have to carry
 Such a huge, dead elephant?

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 47, Agni Press, 2007

November 7

The heart must eventually conquer
The constant distractions
Of the mind-market.

Sri Chinmoy, Two God-Amusement-Rivals: my Heart-Song-Beauty and my Life-Dance-Fragrance, part 12, Agni Press, 1996

November 5

As an alarm clock
Awakens you from sleep,
Even so, a pure thought
Liberates you from your undivine mind.

Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 41, Agni Press, 1982