17 January

Pray with fear. God sheds bitter tears. Pray with love. God smiles with the Beauty of the Golden Dawn. Pray with all that you have. God wings towards you to clasp you. Pray with all that you are. God becomes your Liberation.

Sri Chinmoy, Meditations: food for the soul, Aum Centre, New York, 1970

3 January

I do not compete with the world. I compete with my ignorance. I do not compare myself with the world. I compare myself with my soul’s perfection. I do not cooperate with the world’s stupidity. I cooperate with my heart’s purest sincerity.

Sri Chinmoy, Meditations: food for the soul, Aum Centre, New York, 1970

22 December

When I accuse my mind of stealing away my heart’s joy, I always meet with flat denials from the mind. Lord, what am I to do?

“My child, do not accuse the mind. Just adore your soul. Your soul has the power to inundate your heart with infinite Joy.”

Sri Chinmoy, Meditations: food for the soul, Aum Centre, New York, 1970