999. Never commit suicide

Lord, sweet Lord,
I do many things to please You.
Have I done anything in this life
To displease You?
“Daughter, you have.”

Father, I have displeased You!
Tell me, how?
“Daughter, time and again
You have desired
To commit suicide.”
Oh that, that’s nothing.
Look, I am still with You
And for You on earth.

Father, is there any punishment involved
When one commits suicide?
“Daughter, punishment is a gross understatement.
My Eye of Justice
Does not forgive the coward
Who takes her life away.
My Heart of Compassion
Ignores her.
I welcome Satan
To devour her.”

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 20.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 51st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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