47. Guest and hostMan is a wonderful guest!
He brings with him
When he goes to God.
He feels that since God
Has everything and is everything
He needs no gift from a poor mortal.
God is a wonderful host!
He carries with Him
All that He has and all that He is
When He comes to man.
For He knows
That He houses within Himself
Eternity's infinite wealth.
He knows that man is helpless, if not hopeless;
Hopeless, if not effortless;
Effortless, if not loveless;
Loveless, if not Godless.
Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 6, Agni Press, 1974