If a soulful cry
Competes with a fruitful smile,
Who will win the race?
Always the fruitful smile will win.
A soulful cry
Comes from a human heart,
But the fruitful Smile
Comes from God Himself.”
Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 20.First published by Agni Press in 1983.
This is the 595th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.