25. Renunciation

Lord Supreme,
Do I need earth-renunciation
To love You more?
"My son,
Do I need Love-perfection
To claim you more?"

Lord Supreme,
Tell me the difference
Between my body-renunciation
And my soul-renunciation.
"My son,
Your body-renunciation
Is your clever cry for an immediate
escape.
Your soul-renunciation
Is the invention of your ignorance-dream.

"Son, do you love Me?
Then do not renounce,
Do not reject.
Son, do you need Me?
Then accept and perfect."

Sri Chinmoy, My California Redwoods.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 127th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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