684. Four times I prayedI prayed to God four times.
First time I prayed
For my liberation.
He most compassionately granted my prayer.
Second time I prayed
For God's Revelation.
He most cheerfully granted my prayer.
Third time I prayed
For God's Manifestation.
He most proudly granted my prayer.
Fourth time I prayed
For man's consideration.
He most vehemently denied my prayer.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 14, Agni Press, 1973