77. My ego and my soul

My ego needs,
My soul has.

My ego tries,
My soul does.

My ego knows the problem that is,
My soul becomes the answer that is.

I am not alone;
Within my unlit self
My ego, my naked death.

I am not alone;
Within my snow-white heart
My soul and my Spirit's flame.

Sri Chinmoy, My Flute.First published by Agni Press in 1972.

This is the 11th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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