The Joy and Dance of the Finite and Eternity

 ‘My God-Hunger-Cry’ Prayer for March 10

When God arrives,
All smile-festivity;
The joy and dance of
The finite and Eternity.

Commentary by


What strikes me with this poem (again from a Christian background
where “dear God” is often regarded with fear instead of experienced
with sweetest loving intimacy) is the fact that here God is
associated only with something positive – with joy and smiles and
festivity. Sri Chinmoy often defines God as “Love” – all-
encompassing, all-forgiving, all-compassionate Love. When we really
experience God, all negativities are simply dissolved, like mist in
the sun, in a celebration of the Divine Lila where earth, the finite
and temporal, and Heaven, the Infinite and Eternal, embrace each
other and merge into each other.

Like being “face to face with God” (yesterday’s prayer) experiencing
God’s arrival, to me, refers to an inner experience, an experience of
the heart and soul, which basically can happen at any second, under
any circumstances, but mostly during moments of prayer and meditation
or as a result thereof. Of course, a seeker who is fortunate to be
blessed with a living spiritual teacher may have an intense inner
experience of bliss and delight when he or she is in the physical
presence of the master.


32. God Arrives

God arrives
Because of
My purity-heart.
God departs
Because of
My haughty mind.

– Sri Chinmoy, from The Oneness-Heart-University

May 13
My morning begins
And God arrives
To uproot from my mind-jungle

– Sri Chinmoy, from My Morning Begins

My Lord arrives,
My gratitude-heart-tears

– Sri Chinmoy, from Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 12



originally posted on Sri Chinmoy Inspiration group