416. To make yourself happy1

To make yourself happy,
Be what you have:
Aspiration-flame.

To make God happy,
Be what you are:
Dedication-lamp.

To make both yourself and God happy,
Become what you have to become:
Illumination-sun.


  1. FF 416-435. These twenty poems were written on 31 October 1979 on the trip from Madras to Bombay.