15 June

When hostile forces attack you,
Have nothing to do with them.
Create a world of indifference
Within and around you.
Their own pride will compel them
To leave you.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 12, Agni Press, 1983

14 June

I take each failure as an opportunity
To increase my surrender
And destroy my frustration-life.

I take each success as an opportunity
To bring forward my gratitude-heart
And totally destroy my ego-life.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 12, Agni Press, 1983

14 June

“In the spiritual life, compassion is nothing other than oneness itself. Compassion does not mean a sense of pity. Compassion is the expansion of what one eternally is.”

Sri Chinmoy, Inspiration-garden and aspiration-leaves, Agni Press, 1977

13 June

God’s Compassion
Has a way of
Working things out.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 32, Agni Press, 2003

13 June

Self-awareness and self-giving
Are two supreme gifts.
These two gifts
Are always their own God-winning rewards.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 12, Agni Press, 1983

12 June

If you do not turn from your ignorance-life,
Then who will do it for you?
If you do not want to enjoy
Nectar-delight in boundless measure,
Then who will do it for you?

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 12, Agni Press, 1983

11 June

Your oneness-heart
Does not have to say anything,
For it at once embodies
Both earth’s ascending aspiration-hope
And Heaven’s descending
Compassion-promise.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 12, Agni Press, 1983

10 June

Love the divine in yourself
Infinitely more
Than you have been doing,
So you will not have to imitate
The human in others.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 12, Agni Press, 1983

9 June

God does not want to know from you
What you want.
He just wants to know from you
What you want to become
And what kind of help
You need from Him.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 12, Agni Press, 1983

8 June

“Why do we want to transcend? We want to transcend because the life of ignorance, bondage, imperfection and death cannot satisfy us. We want to achieve something. We want to grow into something which is eternal; we want to grow into the very image of Immortality.”

Sri Chinmoy, The oneness of the Eastern heart and the Western mind, part 2, Agni Press, 2004

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Categorised as Poem

7 June

When you walk
With your fellow travellers
Along Eternity’s Road,
Like a magnet
You should try to draw
Inspiration and aspiration from them.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 18, Agni Press, 1983

6 June

Cry and cry sleeplessly
If you want to change the world.
Love and love constantly
If you want to change yourself.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 18, Agni Press, 1983

5 June

Just think of
Your life’s transformation.
God will then definitely love you
Infinitely more.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 18, Agni Press, 1983

4 June

Keep swinging on
Your heart’s gratitude-gate.
God will before long
Transform your earth-bound fate
Into a Heaven-free smile.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 18, Agni Press, 1983

3 June

Through his selfless service-offering
He at once
Smashed his outer pride
And expedited his inner illumination.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 18, Agni Press, 1983

2 June

Do not cry.
I love you.
Do not cry.
The world needs you.
Do not cry.
God is still dreaming
Inside you and for you.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 18, Agni Press, 1983

1 June

Your humility
Can and shall minimise
Many of your problems.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

31 May

The greater one’s pride,
The surer he will be humiliated
For his perfection-life.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

30 May

Enrich the lives of others.
Lo, your heart has become
Infinitely rich.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

29 May

Happiness lost
Can be regained
By sincerely loving others.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

28 May

My mind,
Do not try to complain,
Do not try to explain.
You will be unimaginably happy.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

27 May

There is no human being on earth
Who cannot bring to the fore his soul
That is inundated with peace
And offer this peace
To the world at large,
If he most sincerely
Wants to.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

26 May

My heart’s ever-growing gratitude
I am offering
To the length and breadth
Of the whole world.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

25 May

The highest meditation comes
Through self-giving
And selfless service
To the world.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

24 May

What can take away
All our inner poison?
Just one smile.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

23 May

If we are happy
With our achievement,
We have to give gratitude
To the One
Who has invisibly prepared us
Inwardly.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

22 May

Unhappiness
Is always apt to speak ill
Of others
And to try
To destroy others.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

21 May

Happiness
Is of supreme importance.
When I am really happy,
I have no time
To find fault with others.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

20 May

When there is a feeling
Of supremacy,
There can be no peace,
For peace is only in oneness.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999

19 May

We try to get joy by dividing,
But real joy
Comes from uniting.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 13, Agni Press, 1999