42. Take me to stay with you

A beggar stood
 Before
God, man and Satan.

To God he said:
“Lord, take me to stay with You
 In Your Boat.”
“Your desire is granted, My son.”

To man he said:
“Brother, take me to stay with you
 In your boat.”
“Sorry, my boat is too small.”

To Satan he said:
“Esteemed Friend, take me to stay with you
 In your boat.”
“Certainly, you will not only stay,
 But be the boatman
 And thus relieve me
 Of my long and endless task.”

Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 5.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 101st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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