856. Modern and ancient

Modern art
Is not as bad as you think.
Ancient art
Was not as good as you think.

The modern world
Is not as unaspiring as you feel.
The ancient world
Was not as aspiring as you feel.

Modern man
Is not as undivine as you believe.
Ancient man
Was not as divine as you believe.

Like ancient art,
Modern art embodies its beauty
In its own way.

Like the ancient world,
The modern world reveals its divinity
In its own way.

Like ancient man,
Modern man manifests his immortality
In his own way.

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 18.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 49th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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