901. In My own Way

Father, I think of You so much,
Do You ever think of me?
“Daughter, I do think of you.
But I think of you in My own Way.”

Father, I meditate on You so much.
Do You ever meditate on me?
“Daughter, I do meditate on you.
But I meditate on you in My own Way.

Father, I love You so much.
Do You love me?
“Daughter, I do love you.
But I love you in My own Way.”

Father, what will happen
If You once please me in my own way?
“Daughter, if I please you
In your own way,
Your little ‘I’ will be overfed and fall sick
And die before it gets its own Illumination,
Your divine Self will starve,
And remain unmanifested.
Further, this will engender
My immediate death.”
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 19, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973