48. To get up, to meditate

To get up early in the morning
 Is one thing;
To meditate soulfully
 Is something else.

If I fail to get up early
 In the morning,
  How can I meditate?
Again, if I get up
 And do not meditate well,
  I just torture my poor body.

O my body,
 From now on I shall use you
  Only for God’s sake.
O my soul,
 From now on I shall use you
  Only for God’s sake.

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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