318. Machine and man

When a machine
Wants to think like a man,
    God feels proud of His Dream-Boat.
    He starts singing and dancing.

    When a man
Wants to think like a machine,
    God feels sorry for man’s unevolving life.
    He buries His Mind and Vital
    In the soil of despair-night
    He drowns His Heart and Soul
    In the giant bosom of failure-sea.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 7, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973