28. The Kingdom of self-delusionIt took me a long time
To settle up all my accounts
Hope-flames gave birth
To the body of immortal
Frustration-chaos in me.
Before you were born,
I ruled the Kingdom of dust and stone.
And now with you,
I rule the Kingdom of self-delusion.
I am the King, the present saviour,
The presence of certainty’s smile.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 1, Agni Press, 1973