Where do I live?1

I live. Where do I live? I live in my heart. I live in my heart-muscle. I live in my heart-cave. I live in my heart-room. I live in my heart-home. I live in my heart-palace. I live in my heart-universe.

When I live inside my heart-muscle, I go back to the stone age; I embody my stone-consciousness.

When I live inside my heart-cave, I sing only one song day in and day out. I sing the song of I-ness: I, my, mine.

When I live inside my heart-room, at times I open my windows and see the world around me, but I am afraid of welcoming the world. I am afraid that whomever I allow to come in may be an intruder; therefore, I do not allow anybody to enter into my heart-room.

When I live inside my heart-home, I allow the members of my immediate family and my friends to come inside. Together we play, together we mix, together we throw ourselves into multifarious activities. But my heart-home is only for my near and dear ones.

When I live inside my heart-palace, I welcome only big celebrities, famous people, great personalities. I welcome them, I invite them to come into my heart-palace to receive some inspiration-light to offer to their many admirers and followers.

Finally, when I live inside my heart-universe, I see the Face of my Beloved Supreme. I feel His presence constantly. Out of His boundless Bounty He appears before me. Him I see with my human eyes; Him I feel with my human heart. I ask my Lord Supreme to grant me His constant Blessings. He says that He has already granted me His Blessings infinite. He tells me to give Him what I have and what I am devotedly, soulfully, unreservedly and unconditionally. I give Him what I have and what I am: ignorance. He, out of His infinite Compassion, gives me what He has and what He is: Delight in infinite measure.


  1. University of California Irvine, California, 2 October 1978

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-5, No. 9,10, September-October 1978.First published by Vishma Press in 1978.

This is the 9134th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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by Sri Chinmoy
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