Persistence deserted him,
Defeat-King came to him
Out of pity
And embraced him.
Otherwise, Defeat-King would have remained
Quiet, absolutely quiet.
Therefore it is not proper
To curse the poor well-intentioned
Devotion deserted him,
Ignorance-Queen came to him
Out of compassion
And garlanded him.
Otherwise, Ignorance-Queen would have remained
Silent, absolutely silent.
Therefore it is undivine
To accuse the poor well-intentioned
859. Out of pity and out of compassion
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 18.First published by Agni Press in 1973.
This is the 49th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.