997. The most difficult question

Lord, please do not mind.
Today I have
The most difficult question
For You.
If You do not know the answer,
Just tell me so.
I shall understand.
But if You know the answer,
Then You have to answer me
Most sincerely
And
With no reservations whatsoever.
Lord, here is my question:
Is the world really progressing
Or
Is the world really regressing?

“Daughter, you are most proud
Of your question
And
I am most proud
Of My answer.
Here is My answer:
The world is definitely progressing
For those who know that
I am the Creator
And
I am the Owner
Of this world,
And
The world is unthinkably regressing
For those who think that
They are the owners
And
They are the rulers
Of this world.”

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 20.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 51st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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