I misused InfinityThere was a time when Eternity was mine,
Alas, now I have only the ephemeral.
There was a time when Infinity was mine.
Alas, now I am forced to be satisfied with the finite.
I misused Eternity;
Therefore Eternity has left me.
I misused Infinity;
Therefore Infinity has left me.
Now I am misusing the finite;
Therefore the finite moment also will leave me soon.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-4, No.11, November 27, 1977, Vishma Press, 1977