My Rose-Road. My Lotus-Home

1.

My rose-road.
   My lotus-home.

2.

The rose-smile
     of the West
    I have.

3.

The lotus-tears
     of the East
    I am.

4.

   The beauty
    of a rose
purifies my
  mind-jungle.

5.

The fragrance
  of a rose
  beautifies my
    heart-garden.

6.

In the morning,
    the roses
are the lightning smiles
    of my soul.

7.

     In the evening,
      the roses
are the bleeding tears
   of my heart.

8.

   When I see a rose
with my aspiration heart,
  I immediately feel
    that I am
   very close to God.

9.

  When I see a rose
with my dedication life,
  I spontaneously feel
    that I am
  a choice child of God.

10.

May my
heart-rose
never be
   surrounded by
  my mind-thorns.

11.

Each rose petal
      is at once
 the eagerness of my heart
  and the enthusiasm
     of my life.

12.

Thorns do their duty
    powerfully:
they protect the roses.

13.

Roses do their duty
   blessingfully:
they liberate the thorns

14.

The purity life
a rose has.

15.

The divinity breath
   a rose is.

16.

   Indeed,
  a rose and a lotus
  are extremely beautiful,
  but the gratitude-tears
    of our hearts
are infinitely more beautiful.

17.

Each rose has
   three special names:
God's Vision-Eye,
 God's Compassion-Heart,
God's Satisfaction-Life.

18.

The outer rose
   blesses my eyes
    immediately.

19.

The inner rose
illumines
   my heart
  sleeplessly.

20.

Unlike human beings,
   no rose needs
qualification or
  recommendation.

21.

Each rose
   is a
master-key
to God's Heart-Kingdom.

22.

My desire-mind
   has no access
to my heart-garden.

23.

My aspiration heart is
far beyond the snare
 of my mind-forest.

24.

  When I pray,
      I become
a hope-fountain rose.

25.

  When I meditate,
    I become
a promise-mountain rose.

26.

  Twice my stupidity
reigns supreme:
     once when
    I look for a rose
      inside my
     mind-desert,
    and once when
  I neglect to look
   for a rose
inside my heart-garden.

27.

 My mind’s
      doubt-weight
  I lose completely
  the moment I enter
into my heart's rose-garden.

28.

O my lotus-heart,
  only because of you
I see God's smiling Face
    everywhere.

29.

  O my lotus-heart,
   because of
your exquisite fragrance,
 I am able to become
  a God-dreamer.

30.

   My heart-garden
   deeply enjoys
 the company of
   two guests:
compassion and sympathy.

31.

As beauty and fragrance
  are inseparable,
even so my heart-lotus
 and my soul-breath
are inseparable.

32.

   Alas,
will my Indian heart
   ever be as pure
 as an Indian lotus?

33.

   Alas,
  will my Indian heart
   ever be able to see
  the compassion-beauty
 of an Indian lotus
   in each human being?

34.

Each lotus
 is the
fondest child,
  greatest pride
and sweetest smile
   of an Indian goddess.

35.

The discovery
  of my
 Indian heart:
   no Indian lotus,
  no Indian goddess.

36.

My heart lotus tells me
     that I am not
  my mind's dark and
   starless night.

37.

My heart-lotus tells me
      that I am
  my soul's
illumination-adorer.

38.

  Each petal
   of my heart-lotus
reveals a unique message
   from the Beyond.

39.

Each petal
of my heart-lotus
      receives
 a special boon from
God's Compassion-Eye.

40.

Each petal
of my heart-lotus
  is a humble prayer
 of my heart.

41.

   My mind's
ingratitude-weeds
   disappear
 the moment
    I enter into
  my heart's lotus-garden.

42.


The lotus-life
  sings
   inside
my tearful heart-nest.

43.

   The lotus-life
     dances
    inside
   my blissful
soul-kingdom

.

44.

My lotus-heart bloom
    expedites
the arrival of God's Hour.

45.

 I call it
my lotus-life.
  God calls it
my heart's purity-breath.

46.

  The
  aspiration heart-lotus
  knows
no venom-desire-fruits.

47.

My
aspiration heart-lotus
  loves me immensely.
Therefore I do not
  have to go
 to the desire-market
     anymore.

48.

 A great
mind-tower
  is empty
 of both flower-beauty
   and flower-fragrance.

49.

 A pure
heart-flower
is the height of beauty
     and the depth
 of fragrance.

50.

Today
  is my
 today's
  hope-flower.

51.

Tomorrow
  will be
 my tomorrow's
  promise-fruit.

52.

God the Lover
and God the Beloved
  sleeplessly love to play
   hide and seek
inside humanity's
  aspiration-garden.

From: Sri Chinmoy, My Rose-Road. My Lotus-Home - , Jharna-Kala Card Co., 1995
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