He died for the Goddess of Beauty.
She saw him not.
He died for the Goddess of Wealth.
She blessed him not.
He died for the Goddess of Love.
She granted not an iota of love to him.
He died for the Goddess of Duty.
His life of desire without,
His life of aspiration within.
Excerpt from ‘Dance of Life Part 5’ by Sri Chinmoy
Copyright © Sri Chinmoy 1975
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