The Mother within me said: “My son, do not be out with me. I am never lavish in eyeless advice. I say, never judge things by appearances. Never murmur at the arrangements made by me. Never muse over past errors. Ruthless grief shall prey upon your heart if you possess half-baked notions. Be patient of endless toil and be patient in bearing grave misfortunes. You should be dead to everything. Desire is a Dead-Sea apple. Do not allow ignorance to darken the door of your heart. Always try to be kind even to a fault. If you abide by my advice, my son, you will never be the food for worms. Be sure, your heart will be the cherished nectar for the deathless Gods.”
Chinmoy, Chandelier, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1959