49. They are deadYou have deserted your honesty.
Lo, God's Duty-Tree
Which has been pleasing you
You have completely deserted your humility.
Lo, God's Beauty-Flower
Which has been enlightening you
Is unmistakably dead.
You have deserted your purity.
Lo, God's Spontaneity-Fruit
Which has been nourishing you
Is helplessly dead.
Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 19, Agni Press, 1974