42. Sacrifice

When I sing the song of duality —
You as an individual,
I as an individual —
The song of sacrifice I sing.

When I sing the song of oneness-reality,
There is no sacrifice,
For in the realisation of oneness-light,
There can be no sacrifice,
Only the song of transformation,
Constant transformation.

The lower and the higher
Fulfil each other.
The lower in me fulfils the higher
By serving the higher.
The higher in me fulfils the lower
By transforming the lower.
In the real fulfilment of one's total existence
There is no sacrifice;
It is only the game of
Oneness-song
And
Oneness-dance.

Sri Chinmoy, Dedication-drops.First published by Agni Press in 1976.

This is the 254th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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