To Sri Chinmoyhope is of tremendous importance in our daily lives. It is true that we encounter many, many obstacles in life, but hope allows us to see beyond the darkness to a more illumining future.
” Hope is at once both simple and profound.
It is hope that binds Heaven and earth. Hope is the bridge between Heaven and earth.
It is hope that makes us feel, at the beginning of our spiritual journey, that we are of God and that we are for God. “
From: Sri Chinmoy Library
This concept of hope has been used by many of the great poets.
Emily Dickinson voices:
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all,
From: Hope is the thing with Feathers
The Christian Mystic, Meister Eckhart adds:
“What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?
I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.”
Version: Daniel Ladinsky
Sri Chinmoy has written many poems on the theme of poetry
” Hope abides; therefore I abide.
Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
I am still alive, vibrant with life.
The black cloud will disappear,
The morning sun will appear once again
In all its supernal glory. “
– Sri Chinmoy