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Animal Kingdom

Ant: Glory

Ant, my ant,

In you my heart beholds

The glory of the Supreme.

Tiniest in size, you house the dream

Of the Omnipotent.

To me you are extremely important,

Because you represent

One extremity of God,

His message of smallness;

In another word, His greatness.

Bat: Peculiarity

Bat, my bat,

With your strange peculiarity-light you see at night,

And we see during the day.

Therefore you and men are equal.

Let us try to increase our capacities.

You try to see during the day

And we during the night.

God is merciful.

Let us pray;

He will grant us His deathless Ray.

Bear: Vengefulness

Bear, my bear,

Your sense of vengefulness

Far surpasses human might;

Yet unconsciously

You cry for the human height.

Nothing satisfies you for long;

Not even satisfaction-day.

Inseparable your proud wisdom

And wild ignorance-clay.

Bee: Industry

Bee, my bee,

Your day and night

And your patience-industry

Have no respite.

Hard you endeavour

To bring nectar

From the core of your service-tree.

You always don

The robe of fruitful victory.

Buffalo: Wisdom

Buffalo, my buffalo,

O bearer of Yamaraj,

King of death,

Your wisdom-sun

Controls humanity's breath.

You teach the world:

Until Eternity's Cry is won,

Until Immortality's Smile is won,

Until earth-pangs and Heaven-Bliss

Are made supremely one,

Nothing is done, nothing is done.

Bull: Confidence

Bull, my bull,

God has Confidence

And you have confidence,

And nobody else.

God has the creative Power

And you have the creative power,

And nobody else.

God confides in you His Vision-Flood,

You confide in God your mission-blood.

Butterfly: Prosperity

Butterfly, my butterfly,

You are the harbinger

Of man's prosperity-life.

Your sweet arrival

Devours immediately

Man's ceaseless strife.

Camel: Forbearance

Camel, my camel,

Your forbearance-height

Is God's Revelation-Light.

Inside the vast expanse

of futility's desert-hush,

You want to found

Divinity's Triumph-Right.

Cat: Affection

Cat, my cat,

You cry for constant affection.

I have affection plus compassion.


Stop crying,

Start smiling.

I tell you a supreme secret:

"I treasure your dependence."

Cock: Death-Signal

Cock, my cock,

Why do you give the death-signal?

"What can I do?

God chose me and made me the


To be man's death-signal.

How long does one play?

Not forever.

I tell the weary man,

'Go and take rest.

My friend death has carefully


His nest

For you, only for you.


Cockroach: Unpleasantness

Cockroach, my cockroach,

Your unpleasantness-interference

Creates a serious problem

For mankind.

Don't you see that?

Are you so blind?

Are you really blind?

How many times have we told you

That we don't need you at all

In our restful and fruitful conference,

And in our life of


Cow: Light

Cow, my cow,

You have the light,

You are the light.


You alone have the right

To guide and lead

The entire creation's height.

Crab: Insecurity

Crab, my crab,

Your orphan insecurity-sea

Instigates you to fell

The human love-tree.

The more your little kingdom

Wants to grasp the vast world,

The farther will you be compelled to stay

From the horizon of service-freedom.

Cricket: Illumination

Cricket, my cricket,

Your longing for world-illumination

In the home of night

Is far beyond the mortal's feeble admiration.

God's experience-pride is the connecting link

Between your existence-reality

And His creation's unfathomed enormity.

Crow: Death-Force

Crow, my crow,

For God's sake,

Don't sit on my head,

Don't sit on my shoulders,

Don't scratch my body with your death-force!

I don't want to die.

I don't want my dear ones to die

And fly away into the sky.

You rascal!

Don't darken my door

Until I have eaten

My nectar-bread.

Deer: Speed

Deer, my deer,

God's Compassion

Has the fastest speed.

God is very rich, my deer.

With His Compassion-moon,

The whole world He knows how to feed.

God wants you

To be His student-runner

And hoist His Victory's Banner.

Dog: Faithfulness

Dog, my dog,

Heaven's faithfulness


Earth's faithfulness

Put together

Have no match for your faithfulness.

Man needs your heart to succeed.

God needs your soul to proceed.

Dolphin: Sagacity

Dolphin, my dolphin,

Your advanced sagacity

Denies your inferiority

To forest animals.

You make man feel that your consciousness

Borders upon the extremity of human life

With ceaseless strife.

Donkey: Stupidity

Donkey, my donkey,

Never do I dare

To belittle or blame

Your stupid stupidity.

I know, I know,

Your stupidity's head

Loves and serves,

Serves and loves

Man's eye of boastful fecundity.

Dove: Peace

Dove, my dove,

You sing the song of peace.

The aspiring human beings

Are all on their knees

Before God

To have your eternal treasure.

Without you, life is nothing but

A destructive pressure.

With you, life is fulfilled satisfaction

In measureless measure.

Duck: Discrimination

Duck, my duck,

You have the discrimination-power

To separate milk from water

And drink milk

To satisfy your great need.

The Illumination-Hour

You separate from

The huge ignorance-night,

And you use the Illumination-Hour

To satisfy your great need.

Infinity's silver peace

You separate from

Eternity's devouring fight,

And you use

Infinity's silver peace

To satisfy your great need.

Eagle: Vision

Eagle, my eagle,

Your high vision wants to soar above

Yet you want to enjoy and love

The pleasure-life of ignorance below.

Heaven's height


Earth's pleasure

Go not together,


Be wise, be not

Stupidly clever.

Elephant: Strength

Elephant, my elephant,

You are strength,

Reality's strength.

Your solid strength

And conscious willingness

Can and shall lead the world

To Infinity's endless length.

Frog: Enthusiasm

Frog, my frog,

Endlessly you jump and jump,

Cheerfully you cover distance,

Proudly you conquer the pride of length.

Who could imagine

That your legs had such spring and strength?

Continue jumping.

In the process of your evolution

And your silver-bright enthusiasm

You are bound to cover

Eternity's length

And sing the song of


Giraffe: Height

Giraffe, my giraffe,

Your height longs to play

With God's Transcendental Height.

God is fond of your psychic cry;

Man is proud of your ambition-sky.

God's Height you are bound to reach.

Try, you shall succeed; try.

Goat: Desire

Goat, my goat,

No more do you care

For the desire-land.


Truth-Light is descending into you


You shall before long become

A member divine of the aspiration-band.

And then through you will play

God's own Hand.

Horse: Sacrifice

Horse, my horse,

I envy you.

I mean it, I really do.

Your life of constant and complete sacrifice

Is far beyond the height

Of all earthly and heavenly price.

God barters His Eternity's Heart-gratitude

With your immortality's sacrifice-plenitude.

Jackal: Roguishness

Jackal, my jackal,

Stop your roguishness-life.

Lo, truth-life is at your door

To carry you to the golden shore.

Your preparation-day


God's fulfilled Compassion-Ray

Are one, inseparable,

Far beyond the domain of clay.

Lamb: Helplessness

Lamb, my lamb,

Your white helplessness-day

Compels God-Compassion

In you to stay,

And guide you to

Infinity's Height,

Eternity's Light,

Immortality's Right.

Lion: Sovereignty

Lion, my lion,

To your stupendous sovereignty

Impotent lives quickly surrender.

Your sovereignty

Has not destroyed your sense of necessity.

You do not roam

Beyond necessity's door.


Yours is the golden shore.

Louse: Atrocity

Louse, my louse,

Why do you devour

With your atrocity-hunger

Man's purity-head and beauty-hair?

It is not fair,

It is not fair!

God's Compassion-Flood

Shall save man and his innocence.

Man's angry hands

Shall destroy you, your life-blood.

Monkey: Restlessness

Monkey, my monkey,

Your restlessness-life

Has won a transformation-face.

What a miracle!

Yesterday you belonged

To God's unconditional Grace.

Today you belong

To God's Aspiration-Race.

Mosquito: Torture

Mosquito, my mosquito,

You torture humanity's breath

With your tiny body, your outer frame.

Human valour, human pride, human fame

Are at your mercy's reign.

You prove that size is not important:

What is important is capacity's life.

How secretly you carry

Death-King's secret knife!

Mouse: Bearer

Mouse, my mouse,

You are the bearer of Ganapati,

The giver of realisation-plenitude.

Earth-consciousness knows

This truth sublime.


To you, to you alone,

Earth-life is all gratitude.

Nightingale: Sweetness

Nightingale, my nightingale,

Your sweetness-melody of rhapsody

Divinely waters man's consciousness-tree.

You are your divinity's voice,

You are our soulful admiration's choice.

Panther: Destruction

Panther, my panther,

Yesterday you served God

With your destruction-speed.

Indeed, you were unbelievably powerful.

Today you are serving God

With your aspiration-speed.

Indeed, you are divinely soulful.

Tomorrow you shall be serving God

With your realisation-speed.

Indeed, you will be supremely fruitful.

Parrot: Admiration

Parrot, my parrot,

Your high and constant admiration

For human voice and human wisdom

Compels you to leave your sky-vast freedom

And stay in a tiny cage of imitation's limitation.

Your imitation of your superior brother, man,

Endows you with the pride-light of satisfaction.

Peacock: Victory

Peacock, my peacock,

I asked my God

When He will grant me victory.

Smilingly He said:

"Son, not until you stop climbing

The ignorance-tree."

Pig: Satisfaction

Pig, my pig,

Today you derive satisfaction

From ignorance-night.

Tomorrow you shall derive satisfaction

From perfection,

Your friend, your only friend.

Your embrace of perfection

With your transformation-body

Is your birthright.

Rabbit: Sincerity

Rabbit, my rabbit,

Your gold sincerity

Takes your soul to God-Goal.

Through you alone

God reveals His perfection-role

On Heaven-bound earth

With stupendous mirth.

Rhinoceros: Concentration

Rhinoceros, my rhinoceros,

You know the art of concentration,

You know the secret of liberation.

You expedite goal-perfection on earth,

You expedite Immortality's birth.

Scorpion: Ignorance-Force

Scorpion, my scorpion,

Your ignorance-force

Is conquered

By the human man's medicine-force,

And the divine man's forgiveness-force.

Since you are conquered

By two mighty forces,

Stop your eyeless course.

Shark: Meanness

Shark, my shark,

I am so proud of you.

Your meanness-consciousness

Is totally gone.


You swim in the sea of light and eternal day.

I assure you, you shall not

Be asked to swim again

In the sea of water, mud and clay.

Skunk: Darkness

Skunk, my skunk,

You spread darkness all around.

Save God's Compassion-Flood,

Nothing is found

In your ignoble blood.

Red Snake: Energy,

Snake, my red snake,

I need your energy.

Even the Lord Shiva needs you

Around his divine neck.

Energy feeds the life of the universe.

Energy lost, life becomes

A painful farce.

Black Snake: Inconscience

Snake, my black snake,

How dare you blight

Again my aspiration-life

With your inconscience-night?

Are you a brute?

Are you an idiot?

Oh, I see; you are both.

Sparrow: Secrecy

Sparrow, my sparrow,

You embody future's high secrecy.

You reveal its wealth

With your psychic delicacy.

Your tiny body and your spanless

Foreseeing eye

Create in man bold contradiction

Of fascination-sky.

Spider: Patience

Spider, my spider,

You build your home

With patience-light.

Against the speedy time

You and your confidence fight.

You teach the world

What patience can do:

Build perfection's kingdom

pure and true.

Squirrel: Service

Squirrel, my squirrel,

You served the Lord Rama

With your devoted service.

You carried grains of sand

While he was building

His famous bridge

To fight against Ravana,

The force undivine.

He has made you immortal.

You carry his name

On your heart.

Your service-glory

Is far beyond the death-dart.

Swan: Realisation

Swan, my swan,

How did you attain your


How did you perform

Such a difficult task?

"I realised God

By offering my life's

Ignorance-husk and ignorance-bark

To the Supreme

The moment

My hour dawned

In my weeping life.

What I have now is God.

What I have now is God's

All-fulfilling Illumination-Life."

Tiger: Cruelty

Tiger, my tiger,

When are you going to end

Your dark cruelty-life?

How long shall wait at your door

Your divinity friend?

Don't delay!

Don't delay!

Inside the vital of your delay

Looms large your world-failure day.

Tortoise: Immortality

Tortoise, my tortoise,

Your slow, self-controlled


Challenges ignorance-knife

And sows the seeds of immortality —

Your universe-surprising

Embodied Reality.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973
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