The inner experience of peace1

The inner experience of peace
 is man's supreme Necessity.
The inner experience of peace
 is man's transcendental Beauty.

The inner experience of peace
 is man's absolute Reality.

Necessity knows
 what the inner hunger is.

Beauty knows
 what the inner feast is.

Reality knows
 that it is the cook, the server,
 the eater and the enjoyer.

 It knows that they are four in form
  but one, eternally one, in spirit.

Necessity is the forward march
 toward the Source.

Beauty is the upward march
 toward the Source.

Reality is the inward march and return
 toward the Source.

Inspiration accompanies Necessity
 on the way.

Aspiration accompanies Beauty
 on the way.

Realisation accompanies Reality
 on the way.

Inspiration embodies
 the preparation-seed.

Aspiration reveals
 the determination-plant.

Realisation offers
 the Perfection-Tree.

God touches
 the preparation-seed.

God blesses
 the determination-plant.

God embraces
 the Perfection-Tree.

In God's Touch
 man feels that he is God's Dream-Boat.

In God's Blessing
 man feels that he is God's Reality-Boat.

In God's Embrace
 man feels that he is God's Fulfilment-Boat.

Unconditionally God plies His Dream-Boat
 between the shores of Compassion and Concern.

Ceaselessly God plies His Reality-Boat
 between the shores of Love and Joy.

Devotedly God plies His Fulfilment-Boat
 between the shores of Pride and Gratitude.

AUM

There is absolutely nothing as important as the search for peace in the outer world. Without peace the outer world is not only wicked to the backbone, but also hopelessly weak.

A wicked world has tremendous energy. Unfortunately, its energy is directed towards a false goal, a goalless shore. If this energy is directed towards the real Goal, the Golden Shore, the world will unmistakably and triumphantly reach its destination.

The condition of a weak world is most deplorable. A weak world has no energy. For a weakling there is no Goal; there can be no Goal. To reach the Goal, energy is needed, strength is needed and dynamism is needed.

The Goal is for the strong. And who are strong?

  Strong are those
   who are awakened.

  Strong are those
   who love the world.

  Strong are those
   who serve God in mankind.

What are the things that prevent us from acquiring peace in the outer world?

  Our self-indulgence
   in the world of the body,
  Our self-aggrandisement
   in the world of the vital,
  Our self-doubt
   in the world of the mind
  And our sense of self-insufficiency
   in the world of the heart
     Prevent us from acquiring peace
     in the outer world.

What are the things that can inspire our body, vital, mind and heart to have peace in the outer world?

  Simplicity can inspire our body,
  Humility can inspire our vital,
  Sincerity can inspire our mind
  And Purity can inspire our heart
    to have peace
    in the outer world.

What are the things that can expedite our achievements?

  Our love of the Consciousness-Light
   can and will expedite our achievement
    in the body.

  Our devotion to the Consciousness-Light
   can and will expedite our achievement
    in the vital.

  Our surrender to the Consciousness-Light
   can and will expedite our achievement
    in the mind.

  Our constant and inseparable oneness
   with the Consciousness-Light
    can and will expedite our achievement
      in the heart.

In his inner experience of Peace, man discovers what he eternally is: Immortality.

In his search for Peace in the outer world, man discovers what he eternally has: Divinity.


  1. PLB 2. 4 April 1973

Sri Chinmoy, Promised Light from the Beyond.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 67th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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