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Age does not matter

1.

Age does not matter,

Unless you love to surrender

To your age.


2.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel

Your life is

Empty of hope.


3.

Age does not matter,

Unless you yourself wish to sing

Your own swansong

Long before it is due.


4.

Age does not matter,

Unless you so lovingly care

To bring your past with you.


5.

Age does not matter,

Unless you do not care

To climb up the life-tree.


6.

Age does not matter,

Unless you do not mind

Being devoured

By depression and frustration.


7.

Age does not matter,

Unless you allow yourself

To be frightened

By the beauty and fragrance

Of newness.


8.

Age does not matter,

Unless your failure-experiences

Have given you a very bitter taste

Of life.


9.

Age does not matter,

Unless you pay no attention

To the beckoning hands

Of the golden future.


10.

Age does not matter,

Unless you deliberately ignore

The inner whispers

Of your heart-breath.


11.

Age does not matter,

Unless you want your armchair

To be your inseparable friend!


12.

Age does not matter,

Unless you allow fear-butterflies

To flutter

Inside your chest.


13.

Age does not matter,

Unless you stop

Feeding your heart.


14.

Age does not matter,

Unless you do not care

For your hope-starvation-heart.


15.

Age does not matter,

Unless you have done away

With your soul-instruction-school.


16.

Age does not matter,

Unless you prefer

Your mind-thorns

To your heart-roses.


17.

Age does not matter,

Unless you replace

Your heart-light

With your mind-night.


18.

Age does not matter,

Unless you prefer

Your mind-jungle

To your heart-garden.


19.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel there is no such thing

As a blossoming Goal.


20.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel that soon

Your life-boat will be a victim

To thunder-cyclone-tornadoes.


21.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel that your life-boat

Will at any moment sink.


22.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel the newcomers

Are turning your life

Into an object of ceaseless ridicule.


23.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel both God and man

Have no concern for you.


24.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel there is no forward march

But only a backward run.


25.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel your life-tree

Is completely barren

Of flowers and fruits.


26.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel your life

Shall forever remain

An unending train-journey

To the Unknown.


27.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel that both the giver in you

And the taker in you

Have come to a complete halt.


28.

Age does not matter,

Unless you choose to obey

Your tired mind-instructor-commander

And not your heart-prompter-tutor.


29.

Age does not matter,

Unless you yourself have removed

Your heart’s entry sign

And replaced it with

An exit sign.


30.

Age does not matter,

Unless you are all sympathy

For your poor, overworked

Body, vital and mind.


31.

Age does not matter,

Unless the beauty of your life

And the fragrance of your heart

No longer inspire you.


32.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel your mind’s desire-thirst

And your heart’s aspiration-hunger

Are deceased.


33.

Age does not matter,

Unless there is nothing on earth

To sweeten

Your breathing days.


34.

Age does not matter,

Unless you think

The wheels of your life-chariot

Are punctured.


35.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel you have been forced

To extinguish

Your earth-attachment.


36.

Age does not matter,

Unless you are all eagerness

To bid farewell

To Mother Earth.


37.

Age does not matter,

Unless you are tortured

By the eagerness of meeting with

And being with Father Heaven.


38.

Age does not matter,

Unless you are fed up with

The impermanence-experiences

Of the world.


39.

Age does not matter,

Unless you are not sure

Of God’s Concern for you.


40.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel your hopeless life

Will never be blessed

With a new chance.


41.

Age does not matter,

Unless your life is full

Of unhappy, torturing arrows.


42.

Age does not matter,

Unless your life has become

A most powerful sigh.


43.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel earth is cruel to you

And Heaven is indifferent to you.


44.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel that you have become

Your mind-desert everywhere.


45.

Age does not matter,

Unless you have come to believe that

Nothing is new

And nobody is lovable.


46.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel that even God

Does not pay any attention

To your secret and sacred tears.


47.

Age does not matter,

Unless you are incapable of snatching

Even a fleeting moment of joy.


48.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel that once upon a time

You were a hero

And now you are nothing but a zero.


49.

Age does not matter,

Unless you are convinced

That human love

Has totally failed you

And that divine love

Is far beyond your reach.


50.

Age does not matter,

Unless you feel God is no longer yours

And you are no longer God’s.


51.

Age does not matter,

Age does not even know

How to count,

Unless you take the trouble

Of teaching it.


52.

Age does not matter,

Unless you fail to become

A wisdom-hunter.


53.

Age does not matter,

Unless you are willing

To be assailed

By a puzzling life.


54.

Age does not matter,

Unless you want to be lost

In the shadows

Of your declining thought-life.


55.

Age does not matter,

Unless you do not care for

God’s Hope and Promise

Operating in and through you.


56.

Age does not matter,

Unless you no longer try to become

Great and good.


57.

Age does not matter,

Unless you deliberately call your life

A weed and not a flower.


58.

Age does not matter,

Unless we give unnecessary importance

To our enemies —

Our outer enemies

And our inner enemies.

Alas, why do we forget that

Even God has detractors?


59.

Age does not matter,

Unless we decide

It is time to go

And not to prolong our stay.


60.

Age does not matter,

Unless we forget that the hunger

Invariably finds the feast.


61.

Age does not matter,

Unless we do not care

For the duty-fulfilled life.


62.

Age does not matter,

Unless nowhere

We feel at home.


63.

Age does not matter,

Unless we forget how to free ourselves

From our own mind-prison.


64.

Age does not matter,

Unless we fail to discover

The straightest path to Heaven.


65.

Age does not matter,

Unless we do not care for

God-Enlightenment.


66.

Age does not matter,

Unless we neglect to pray to God

To escort us

Wherever we go.


67.

Age does not matter,

Unless we refuse to focus

On the true Reality of life.


68.

Age does not matter,

Unless Heaven says to you,

“Welcome Home.”


69.

Age does not matter,

Unless your mind

Is overwhelmed with doubts.


70.

Age does not matter,

Unless you have become

A confidence-empty life.


71.

Age does not matter,

Unless your life has become

A colossal indifference

To the world.


72.

Age does not matter,

Unless your smiles and tears

Are empty of sun-flames

And moonbeams.


73.

Age does not matter,

Unless your life has become

A lumbering unwillingness

Both to God and to man.


74.

Age does not matter,

Unless you have completely forgotten

That you came into the world

From the Fragrance-Heart of God.


From:Sri Chinmoy,Age does not matter, Agni Press, 2005
Sourced from https://srichinmoylibrary.com/anm