553. With much sweat

Without sweat
I acquired teeming doubts.
Without regret
I threw them away.

Without sweat
I grabbed ignorance-night.
Without regret
I killed its life.

With much sweat
I have acquired an iota of faith.
If I ever lose it
My life-boat shall sink.

With much sweat
I have discovered an iota of Light.
If I ever lose it,
I shall become a soulless creature.

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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