424. Follow my way

He is a puritan friend of mine.
  He wants me to live
   My life in his way.
     Why should I?

I am a seeker.
  I want to live my life
   In my own way.
     Why should I not?

To the puritan friend of mine, God says:
  “Don’t be a beggar,
   You will fail.”

To me, God says:
  “Don’t be a chooser,
   You will fail.
  Follow My Way:
   My Way is the only filler
     Of your empty life.
   My Way is the only fulfiller
     Of your soul’s ancient promise.”

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 9.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 40th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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