6307. God's ForestAdvanced seekers are like tall trees;
Beginning seekers are like small plants.
Overnight a plant cannot become
As tall, powerful and beautiful
As the trees
That have been ascending heavenward
For many years,
With roots firmly in the ground
And branches aiming at the highest height.
The trees can give the plants inspiration
The trees can give the plants protection
So they will not be blown away
By doubt, suspicion and other negative forces.
But only patience-light
Can turn the aspiration-plants
In God’s Forest.
Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 64, Agni Press, 1983