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A selection of short poems by Sri Chinmoy.

 

 

May each moment
Of my life
Be the sweetness-fragrance
Of my heart-rose.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 251, Agni Press, 1998. [1]

 

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There is only one way
To be successful in life:
Always look
On the bright, brighter, brightest
Side of life.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 39, Agni Press, 2004. [2]

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Love is not a thing to understand.
Love is not a thing to feel.
Love is not a thing to give and receive.
Love is a thing only to become
And eternally be.

– Sri Chinmoy [3]

 

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If you have inner peace,
nobody can force you to be
a slave to the outer reality.

– Sri Chinmoy [4]

 

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As long as your heart remains
An ever-mounting aspiration flame,
It makes no difference
What your weaknesses are.

– Sri Chinmoy [5]

 

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I did not come into the world
To prove anything.
I came into the world
To love everyone
And everything.

– Sri Chinmoy [6]

 

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I must silence my mind
At every moment
To feel the blessingful Presence
Of my Lord Beloved Supreme.

Sri Chinmoy [7]

 

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Only by our positive thinking,
By our bringing the positive qualities
Of others to the fore,
Will this world be able
To make progress.

Sri Chinmoy [8]

 

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Hope
Knows no fear.

Hope dares to blossom
Even inside the abysmal abyss.

Hope secretly feeds
And strengthens
Promise.

– Sri Chinmoy [9]

 

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In the outer life
Simplicity is beautiful.
In the inner life
Simplicity is invincible.

– Sri Chinmoy [10]

 

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Try not to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
Lo, the world is changed.
Changed forever.

Sri Chinmoy [12]

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Your heart must become
A sea of love.
Your mind must become
A river of detachment.

Sri Chinmoy [14]

 

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Do not allow any thought
To disturb your inner poise.

Sri Chinmoy [16]

 

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Footnotes

[1] Sri Chinmoy, 1970, Meditations: Food For The Soul, Agni Press

[3] Sri Chinmoy, When God-Love Descends, Agni Press, 1975.

[4] Sri Chinmoy, Peace, Agni Press, 1995.

[5] Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 17, Agni Press, 1981.

[6] Sri Chinmoy, My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 33, Agni Press, 2005.

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

[8] Sri Chinmoy,Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 15, Agni Press, 1999.

[9] Sri Chinmoy, My Christmas-New Year Vacation-Aspiration Prayers (Part 26)

[10]Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 133, Agni Press, 1990.

[12] Sri Chinmoy, Meditations: Food For The Soul, Agni Press, 1970.

[14] Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 78, Agni Press, 1983.

[16] Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 33, Agni Press, 2003.