The transcendence of suffering

True, suffering has reality in it.
Who denies it?
But the transcendence of suffering
Also has reality in it.
Who can disbelieve it?

Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 87, #61 Agni Press, 1983

 

Your Suffering-World

Do not overvalue
Your suffering-world.
Lo, it will vanish
Even faster
Than you can open your eyes.

 

– Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 12, #04, Agni Press, 1981

 

He is suffering

He is suffering
Because
He knows not
His Mother’s voice.

He is suffering
Because
He knows not
His Father’s choice.

He is suffering
Because
He knows not
Where God is.

He is suffering
Because
He knows not
Who he is.

 

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 16,  Agni Press, 1973

 

Why do you suffer?

Why do you suffer?
You suffer
Because
You trust idle rumours.

Why do you suffer?
You suffer
Because
You do a lot of hasty thinking.

Why do you suffer?
You suffer
Because
You do not eschew clever opportunism.

Why do you suffer?
You suffer
Because
You ceaselessly expect popularity.

 

Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 10, Agni Press, 1974

 

Great people
Estimate
World-sufferings.

Good people
Carry
World-sufferings.

Sri Chinmoy, Great people and good people, #9 and #10 Agni Press, 2001

He accepts suffering
When suffering is thrust upon him
So that he can serve the world
Infinitely better.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 83, #84, Agni Press, 1984

True greatness
Is
To rise above
All sufferings.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 19, Agni Press, 2000

A suffering vital
Quite often gets bitter.
But a suffering heart
Always gets better.

Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 43, #52 Agni Press, 1982