Our human life and our divine life1

Our human life is not a bitter complaint. Our human life is not a serious problem. Our human life is not a heavy burden. Our human life is not a deplorable failure.

Our human life is a God-inspired aspiration-journey. Our human life is a God-intoxicated dedication-road. Our human life is a God-fulfilling manifestation-song. Our human life is a God-satisfying perfection-mission.

Our divine life is not a mental hallucination. Our divine life is not an escape from the hard realities of the world. Our divine life is not the total negation or destruction of our earthly life.

Our divine life is the only true reality. Our divine life sings the song of the Infinite inside the very life-breath of the finite.

Our human life is Time's possibility-seed. Our divine life is Eternity's inevitability-tree.

Our human life is the flowering of our love, devotion and surrender. Our divine life is God's supreme Victory in and through us.

In our human life we see man the evolving God. In our divine life we see God the manifested man.


  1. EHWM 42. Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY, USA, 2 April 1978