551. Absence

In man’s absence
My fondness-tree proudly grows.

In God’s absence
My life-tree helplessly dies.

O man and God,
I tell you
My supreme secret:
Ignorance misses my absence,
Earth cherishes my absence,
Heaven terminates my absence.

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 12.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 43rd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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