I had a bitter quarrel with God. Many a time He has come to make it up. But my ire has not allowed me to be in with Him. Therefore to Him I have said, “God, You have made me the man in the moon, but I wish to be a man of the earth.” No answer have I heard from Him. At last I now take in the meaning of His silence. When evil things torture me I must in no time become the man in the moon. And when ignorance rises to dominate me, forthwith I must be the man of the earth.
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.