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, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1959