244. The cross, the crown

If you
Love the cross,
The crown will adorn you.

If you
Love the crown,
The cross may not utilise you.

What is the cross?
The cross is self-examination.
What is the crown?
The crown is self-manifestation.

From: Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 5 - , Agni Press, 1974
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