84. Thought

Thought is the bridge
    Between Heaven and hell.
Thought is power,
    A ceaseless magic spell.

Thought is a tool
    To work out in human life,
Its gift is smile,
    Its triumph, wisdom's knife.

Action is the fruit
    Of thought sublime and poor
To open and close
    Our God's Compassion-Door.
Sri Chinmoy, My Flute, Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse, New York, 1972