Even if you sing prayerful songs
To an imaginary audience,
Your soul becomes
Extremely proud of you.

~

God wants
Each and every aspiring heart
To be a universal peace-shrine.

~

I have three places to meditate:
I meditate inside
My God-searching mind.
I meditate inside
My God-yearning heart.
I meditate inside
My God-serving life.

~

My beautiful meditation-birds
Fly before me
Before dawn arrives.

~

All seekers are accepted
By God happily,
Even the ones who come to God
At the very last moment.

~

The promise-power
Of a positive thought
Cannot be measured.

~

Only a rank fool
Can indulge
In future phantom worries
And anxieties.

~

I implicitly trust the peace-seekers,
For I know that one day
They will become the peace-bringers.

Excerpt from Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 1 by Sri Chinmoy.