If there is devotion,
Then if we mispronounce
God’s Name,
He does not mind.

~

If there is no devotion,
Then no matter how correctly
And how perfectly
We pronounce God’s Name,
He is not satisfied.

– Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 43, Agni Press, 2005. # 42242, 42243

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DEVOTION

I offered my purest devotion to God.
He accepted my devotion only to increase
Its height and depth in boundless measure.

I offered my surest devotion to man.
He accepted my devotion
Only to criticise and belittle
My sincerity’s heart.

I offered my blue-gold devotion to Heaven.
Heaven accepted my devotion
With a smile, a half-knowing smile.

I offered my devotion to the green-brown earth.
Earth suspected, rejected,
Strangled and buried my devotion-life.

Sri Chinmoy, The Wings Of Light, Part 11, Agni Press, 1974.

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How can I know
What God’s Will is?
I can easily know
What God’s Will is
Just by shedding ceaseless tears
At the Feet of God.

– Sri Chinmoy

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My Lord,
Love, devotion and surrender
You want me to develop fully.
Please tell me,
Among the three qualities,
Which quality I need first
To please You in Your own Way.
“My child,
Devotion, devotion, devotion!
Devotion is the golden bridge
Between your love and your surrender.”

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 39, Agni Press, 2004.

 

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