Every year my earthly years
And I lose something precious
From my childlike heart.
Is it because of the advancement
Of the years that I am losing
My divine qualities?
"No, My child,
It is not exactly so.
Your passing years have nothing
To do with it.
But every year, unfortunately,
You are over-feeding your mind.
Therefore, the tragedy continues."
Sri Chinmoy, My Lord's Lotus-Feet versus my devotion-heart, part 2, Agni Press, 1998