God the Teacher tells me:
“Be unconditional!”
I tell God: “I am trying.”

Man the teacher tells me:
“Be impartial!”
I tell man: “I already am.”

Dream the teacher tells me:
“Be jovial!”
I tell Dream: “I am practising.”

Reality the teacher tells me:
“Be practical!”
I tell Reality: “Alas, will I,
Can I ever be practical?”

Excerpt from ‘The Wings of Light Part 1‘ by  Sri Chinmoy

Copyright © Sri Chinmoy 1975

  

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