6. The universe1

The universe is God’s creation
And man’s realisation.
The universe is God’s Compassion
And man’s emancipation.
The universe is God’s Concentration
And man’s transformation.
The universe is God’s Meditation
And man’s revelation.
The universe is God’s Contemplation
And man’s manifestation.

The poet in me tells me
That the universe is beautiful.
The singer in me tells me
That the universe is enchanting.
The philosopher in me tells me
That the universe is meaningful.
The Yogi in me tells me
That the universe is soulful.
The God-lover in me tells me
That the universe is fruitful.

My poet sees the truth.
My singer feels the truth.
My philosopher achieves the truth.
My Yogi realises the truth.
My God-lover becomes the truth.


  1. PRH 6. Excerpt from a talk, Keble College, Oxford, England, 1970.

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