43. Humour

Do you know
How God dares to live
    He dares to live eternally
Just because He knows
The supreme secret:
    The secret-life of humour.

If God on earth
God in Heaven
Failed to enjoy
The life-breath of humour,
By this time,
God would have greatly suffered.
    The human in God
Would have died long ago
From earth's mental sickness.
    The divine in God
Would have given up
His divinity in Heaven
Because of Heaven's conscious indifference
    To earth's excruciating pangs.

God will live eternally
Just because
He enjoys snow-white humour.
In snow-white humour
    He shakes off His earthly headaches
    His Heavenly frustrations.
Sri Chinmoy, Beauty-Drops, Agni Press, 1975