29 September 1980

My dear Supreme, my sweet Supreme, my Beloved Supreme, I talk too much, too much, too much. How is it that You do not change my nature? How and why, my Eternity’s Supreme, why?

I talk too much. What is worse, I literally die for a listening ear. And what is still worse, as if that is not enough, I want to give advice to each and every soul on earth, with no exception. Alas, nobody appreciates my advice. Nobody needs my advice. I expect appreciation and admiration from them. I expect everyone to extol me to the skies. But alas, nobody, nobody pays any heed to my advice. Yet, I talk and talk and give advice to each and every one on earth.

I always advise the members of my earthly existence — my body, vital, mind and heart — but they do not listen to me. I advise my soul-bird not to leave this beautiful cage called the body, for if it leaves this cage, then I shall die. I want to remain on earth forever and forever. I want to remain immortal on earth. I even dare to advise You, my Beloved Supreme.

Lord, O my Eternity’s Lord Supreme, I know You have many names. I have but one name. Since it is not fair for You to have many names while I have only one, I beg of You to have only one name. If You do not agree to my proposal, if You do not listen to my advice, then have only two names. More than two names I do not want You to have, especially for me. Your two names will be Compassion-Sun and Forgiveness-Ocean. When I need compassion, I shall call You Compassion-Sun. When I need forgiveness, I shall call You Forgiveness-Ocean. These are the two names I would like You to have from now on. All the other names that You have will not be used by me anymore.

O my dear Supreme, O my Lord Supreme, I have advised You time and again. Now is the time for me to beg of You to grant me a special boon, a most special boon. I do not want to remain an idle talker any more. I wish to become an active doer. Finally, I would like to become a selfless lover. I shall love You with my self-giving heart, my self-giving life and my selfless oneness-existence.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-6, No. 9, September 1980.First published by Vishma Press in 1980.

This is the 9144th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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