"Father, when You command me to make a promise, and then You command me again to break the same promise, each time I please You. But my critics, not knowing the real reason, sneer at me. My enemies mock at me, my well-wishers pity me and my friends avoid me."

"But son, I not only console you, but extol your surrendered heart to My Transcendental Height."

Sri Chinmoy, Father and son, Chinmoy Publishing Co, 1971