War: man's abysmal abyss-plunge, part 1

1.

War is
The most nourishing food
For the senile.

2.

War is
Man's self-exposed
Stupidity.

3.

War is
Man's self-imposed
Futility.

4.

War-story:
Stupidity fights.
Futility wins.

5.

War
Is life's fastest
Backward march.

6.

War
Is ignorance-slavery.

7.

War
Is treasured
By ignorance-princes.

8.

War
Is ego's self-made
Crown and throne.

9.

War
Is complete and unconditional
Surrender to ignorance-forces.

10.

War
Is the glad acceptance
Of destruction-invitation.

11.

War
Is the destruction-discovery
Of the stupidity-mind.

12.

Now
Is the only time
To end any war.

13.

War
Is the mind's
Stark impurity-dance.

14.

War broadcasts
The stupendous victory
Of Satan.

15.

War compels
The heart's wisdom-light
To surrender to
The mind's stupidity-night.

16.

War
Is the mind-temptation
Within
And life-destruction
Without.

17.

War
Is the undivine confidence-presence
Of the hostile forces in man.

18.

War
Is man's instigation-story
And not God's Inspiration-Song.

19.

War
Is a self-styled stranger
To God's Compassion-Eye.

20.

War
Is the greatest victory
Of inconscience-night.

21.

War
Is world-possession-
Greed-satisfaction.

22.

War wants to prove
That the human mind
Has no greatness
And that the human heart
Has no goodness.

23.

War invites
War-lovers
To come and participate
In a destruction-dance.

24.

War
Is the joint
Elephant-madness
Of supremacy-hungry nations.

25.

War
Is the irresistible sadness
Of the universal heart.

26.

War
Is the utter disgrace-failure
Of the hostile minds.

27.

War says:
"O man-made Compassion-God,
Where are You?"
God-made God-Peace answers:
"Shut up, you villain!
I am sleeplessly sick of you
And I am breathlessly
Disgusted with you."

From: Sri Chinmoy, War: man's abysmal abyss-plunge, part 1 - , Agni Press, 1991
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