338. I was a fool

I was a fool,
I depended on my personal efforts.
I was a fool,
I depended on man’s assistance.
I was a fool,
I depended on God’s Grace.

     But
Now I have become a wise man
Since I revised the order.
I now depend on God’s unconditional Grace first,
  Ninety-eight and a half per cent.
And then I depend on my puny personal efforts,
  One per cent.
Finally I depend on man’s conditional assistance,
  One-half of one per cent.

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 7.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 38th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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