Consciousness is the only truth that is immortal in mortality.

Speech is the bosom friend of fleeting moments; Silence, the Lover of Eternity.

Hell welcomes the ill-doer. Heaven welcomes the man of virtue. The fulfilment of Immortality welcomes the realised man.

The gods are the divinely individualised branches of the all-sheltering and all-protecting Tree, the Supreme.

An ordinary life plays with ignorance. A religious life plays with rites and ceremonies. A spiritual life plays with the planes of consciousness. A transformed life will play with the consciousness of Immortality.

Self-realisation is only the childhood of the greatest Yogi's immortality.

What is immortality? Immortality does not mean that we shall be granted an indefinite prolongation of life with all our human desires fulfilled for the asking. To live in the Divine and to possess the Divine Consciousness is the true Immortality.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 1, No. 1, August 27, 1965.First published by Boro Park Printers -- Brooklyn, N. Y. in 1965.

This is the 9001st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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