Because I need1

Because I need God's Love,
God's Compassion saves me.

Because I need God's Compassion,
God's Forgiveness illumines me.

Because I need God's Forgiveness,
God's Satisfaction inspires me.

Because I need God's Satisfaction,
God's Oneness liberates me.

Because I need God's Oneness,
God gives me His Eternity's Boat,
His Infinity's Sea
And
His Immortality's Shore.

Because I need God's Boat, God's Sea
And God's Shore,
God gives me two things that He loves most
In His entire creation:
A sleepless cry and a deathless smile.


  1. IR 15. Sri Chinmoy gave this inspirational talk at a memorial service for former Ambassador Allard Lowenstein held at the United Nations, 21 March 1980.