Poems on Self-Realisation

“Self-realisation is man’s first and foremost Goal.
In self-realisation man’s aspiration grows eventually into the very Image of God.”

Excerpt from Rainbow-Flowers by Sri Chinmoy.

Selected Poems on Self Realisation

by Sri Chinmoy



What is it?
It is nothing other than illusion.
For whom?
For him who wants to govern the world.
What is it?
It is nothing other than satisfaction.
For whom?
For him who wants to serve the world.


His realisation

His realisation is skin-deep
Who says that the body’s beauty is skin-deep.
When will he know
That the outer beauty
Of a human being
Is a solid portion
Of God the Beauty.
His realisation is sea-deep
Who feels that man can transcend himself.
Ah! He will know,
He will know without fail
That today’s man is tomorrow’s God.

From The Wings of Light, part 2 by Sri Chinmoy.

Self Realisation

by: Sri Chinmoy

Self-realisation means self-discovery in the highest sense of the term. One realises one’s oneness with God consciously. Now you have studied books and people have also told you that God is in everybody. But you have not realised God in your conscious life. When one is self-realised, one consciously knows what God is, what He looks like, what He wills. Those who have not realised God will say, “God may be like this, God may be like that” it is all mental speculation. But when one achieves self-realisation, one remains in God’s Consciousness and one speaks to God face-to-face. He sees God both in the finite and in the Infinite; he sees God as personal and impersonal. In this case, it is not mental hallucination or imagination; it is direct reality. This reality is more authentic than my seeing you right now in front of me.

Excerpt from Earth’s Cry Meets Heaven’s Smile, Part 1 by Sri Chinmoy.