392. When I write lettersWhen I write letters to God,
I tell Him how happy I am.
When I write letters to man,
I tell him how unhappy I am.
When I write to God,
I tell Him how fresh I am.
When I write to man,
I tell him how tired I am.
God’s replies are as follows:
“Dear son, since you are happy and fresh,
Then work hard and more for Me on earth.”
Man’s replies are as follows:
“Dear friend, since you are unhappy
And tired, we want to fire you.
We are looking for another instrument
To serve us,
To please us,
To fulfil us.”
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 8, Agni Press, 1973