Alas! My soul has been stolen away. Desire, the thief, is in collusion with my mind. In vain I beat them black and blue. The more I beat them the louder becomes their laughter. O Lord and God, my power is ignorance. Yours is knowledge. I have fought with you many a time and every time I have come off second-best. This time I shall use my gratitude as my power, and I am sure that I shall bear the palm. My immaculate gratitude will compel your Grace to fight with your iron law. I know the stronger of the two is your Grace. All problems are now solved since I have got your Grace as my Guide.

Chinmoy, Chandelier, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1959

Chinmoy, Chandelier.First published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1959.

This is the 3044th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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