Is it such a difficult thing
For You to make a solemn promise
That You will always remain
Whether I speak highly of You
Or speak ill of You?
I shall always remain with you,
And I have
A special piece of advice for you:
Speak ill of Me if you have to,
For this is the only way
You can empty yourself
Of your doubt-poison.
But speak highly of Me if you can,
So that I can immediately
Start singing and dancing
Inside your heart-garden."
Sri Chinmoy, My Lord's Lotus-Feet versus my devotion-heart, part 2, Agni Press, 1998