I lived only twice1

I lived only twice: once in the kingdom of strangling and devouring animals and once in the kingdom of doubting and suspecting human beings.

I am living now only twice: once in the world of hesitation and once in the world of unawareness.

I shall be living only twice: once in the smile of my gratitude-heart and once in the heart of God’s Satisfaction-Light.

To grow and experience more and more, to become most spiritually mature, I shall live only twice: once inside the aspiration-plant and once inside the realisation-tree and realisation-fruit.

From now on, I shall make it a special point to live in my aspiration-world. There I shall see that my beloved Lord is crying and ascending to open up a new world of light, a new world of promise.


  1. 18 July 1977, 7:30 p.m. — in transit to Connecticut Sri Chinmoy Centre

Sri Chinmoy, Everest-Aspiration, part 3.First published by Agni Press in 1977.

This is the 354th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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