917. I believe in oneness

I believe in oneness.
A child adds his achievements
To his parents’ achievements.
Thus the three become one.
Here I hear the song of oneness,
Here I see the dance of oneness,
Here I feel the reality of oneness.
But for me to say
A child’s achievements
Equal his father’s achievements
His mother’s achievements
Is sheer stupidity.
You are on the top of the life-tree,
He is in the middle of the life-tree,
I am at the foot of the life-tree.
How can our achievements
Be equal?
But we are one,
Undoubtedly one,
Because we have established
Our inseparable oneness
With the life-tree.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 19, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973