Joy is the inner light that illumines my darkest night.

When I am in Joy, God feeds me. And I feed God only when I share my Joy with others.

When I have inner Joy, I will always be blessed with an abundance of spontaneity and creativity.

When I look up with Joy, I will have God as my Employer.

When I look around with Joy, I will have God as my Supervisor.

When I look forward with Joy, I will have God as my Paymaster.

Joy is my dynamic oneness with the Supreme. Since my soul is integrally one with the Supreme, there is no challenge too great for me. Absolutely none.

My Joy is my established faith in the Supreme. Unlike others who do not have faith in the Supreme, I do not think and feel that I am always wrong, meaningless and useless. To be sure, those who are wanting in faith are the victims of frustration. To them, life is a barren desert, God is a colossal daydream, death is a roaring lion right in front of them.

Before my heart's Joy calls upon God, His omnipotent Grace will answer. It is a true truth.

To try to explain Joy is to fail always. Because it is dubious. To try to taste Joy is to succeed always. Because it is obvious.

Joy is the peace embodied. Joy is the power revealed. The embodied peace is the masculine aspect of the Divine. The revealed power is the feminine aspect of the Divine.

My heart's Joy fathoms the Deepest. My mind's Joy reaches the Farthest. My soul's Joy achieves the Highest.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 4, No. 1, August 27, 1968.First published by AUM Centre Press in 1968.

This is the 9028th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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