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Poetry and philosophy run abreast in the Vedas. Philosophy illumined the minds of the Vedic seers. Poetry immortalised their hearts. The philosopher is a poet in the mind. The poet is a philosopher in the heart. The philosopher likes outer religion and inner science. The poet likes outer art and inner literature. The philosopher says to the poet, "I give to you my precious wealth: wisdom, which is the constant and conscious instrument of intuition. " The poet says to the philosopher, "I give to you my precious wealth: my devoted oneness with the life of Light."

## Part V — Answers to questions on poetry

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Sri Chinmoy, Poetry: My Rainbow-Heart-Dreams, Perfection-Glory Press, Augsburg., 1993