47. When I play

When I play with God
Nobody loses,
For God’s Heart
And my surrender
Are equally formidable.

When I play with man
I always lose,
For my lack of attention
And man’s abundance of temptation
Are equally harmful.

When I play with Heaven
We do not compete,
But complete the Game.

When I play with earth
Neither of us wins,
For we know not how to play the Game.

Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 7.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 103rd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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