379. Addition and subtraction

I wanted to be really rich;
  Therefore
Constantly I wanted to add
  To my possessions.

God wanted me to be supremely rich;
  Therefore
He most carefully subtracted
  My possessions
    From
  My desire-life,
    And
Most carefully added
  My renunciation
  To my aspiration-soul
    And
  Realisation-Goal.

From: Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 8 - , Agni Press, 1973
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