Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 15



Now that your heart-path

Is paved with hope-light,

God’s Silence-Delight

Will beckon you

From God’s Golden Shore.




I know, I know,

My heart’s beauty-flames

Were born inside

My Lord’s Responsibility-Fire. ```



Your believing heart-prayer

God immediately answers.

Your surrendering dedication-life

God proudly treasures. ```




Is not a life of complacency.

A heart of confidence

Is God’s perfection-blossoming Dream

In man and for man.




My heart-dreams are dancing today,

For from today on

My life will be able to study

In God’s Satisfaction-School. ```



Alas, alas,

Just because I am

A little bit different

From my Lord Supreme,

I am compelled to carry

The heaviest load

Of worries and anxieties.




Unless your mind gives up

Its desire-hallucinations,

Your heart will never be able

To grant your mind

Its aspiration-dreams,

The dreams that you keep safe

In God’s Bank.




Instead of bringing opportunity

To your doorstep,

You are chasing opportunity away

With your stupid, self-undermining

And self-criticising mind.




How can and why should God

Liberate you and your life

If you do not

Cheerfully and powerfully terminate

Your long-cherished,

Self-imposed isolation-life? ```



Now that you have jumped

The hurdles of doubt and suspicion,

God’s final Decision

Is to make you

A choice representative of His

Here on earth. ```



Your mind-life

Has no faith in itself.

Therefore your aspiration-boat

Is sinking fast, very fast. ```



If your outer life is expert

At denying the purity-faith

Of your inner life,

Your inner life can also

Easily and satisfactorily deny

The very existence of the impurity-doubt

Of your outer life.




My brave mind

Came into the world to succeed.

My pure heart

Came into the world to proceed.

My compassionate soul

Came into the world to precede.

My unaspiring body

Came into the world only to concede. ```



You have all along been

An authority on the failure-life

Because you did not dare to send

Your resignation-letter

To your ignorance-master.




Unless and until

You make your heart-room spacious,

God will not grant you

His precious Key

To open His Heart-Door.




You want to know

Where my confidence-delight comes from.

It comes from

My sleepless and breathless hope-light. ```



This is not the only world

That my Lord has.

He has many, many worlds.

He listens to my soulful prayer

When I beg of Him

Not to show me the face

Of the life-lowering gossip-world.




What your mind has

Is only desire-dollar bills.

With these bills you can buy

Only stark frustration-goods. ```



My Lord is doing something special:

He is placing

The laurel wreath of surrender

Inside my aspiration-heart. ```



Just because I never untied

The knot that tied me taut

To my Lord Supreme,

God is now ready to write

Secretly and regularly

My earth-illumining speeches. ```



As my Lord has no time

To be tired,

Even so, I do not have time

To be disappointed,

Either in myself

Or in the world around me. ```



You are proud that your mind

Is stubbornly unchanging.

I tell you,

Soon your heart’s invisible divinity

Will threaten, frighten and enlighten

Your mind. ```



You are fooling yourself twice:

Once when you say

That God has infinitely

More important things to do

Than to think of you,

And once when you say

That you do not need God’s Help

To make you happy and keep you happy. ```



How can you ever mourn

The death of your doubting mind

If your heart has already become

Inseparably one with God

On the strength of its constant

Self-offering? ```



Do you know

What an intellectual pygmy

Does to me?

He just hates me

In season and out of season.

Do you know

What a spiritual giant

Does for me?

First he tells me what I should do

To please God all the time.

Then he himself does it for me. ```



An educated man

My mind respects.

A self-giving man

My heart loves.

A God-becoming man

My entire being needs. ```



If your heart loves God

In God’s own Way,

If your life serves God

In God’s own Way,

I cannot understand

How you can ever suffer from

An inner energy crisis.




My heart has been suffering

For a long time

From insecurity-flu.

My soul-doctor has tried

All kinds of medicine

With no satisfactory result.

Now for the first time

My soul-doctor is trying to cure

The insecurity-flu of my heart

With God’s Oneness-Injection.

I am sure this time

Insecurity-flu will be transformed

Into security-rapture.




Now that you have discovered

Your heart’s life-purifying tears,

Failure can no longer hover

In your mind’s hesitation-sky. ```



Alas, he fails to notice

The bondage-chains

Binding his heart.

Alas, he fails to notice

God’s Compassion-Beauty

Illumining his eyes.




Your life

Is your insincerity-serpent.

How can you ever dare

To lead the life of an angel

On earth?




No matter which new song I sing

To please my Lord,

It has always been available

In my God-Eternity’s Songbook. ```



You keep your hopes hidden.


Your hopes will remain unheeded

By God’s Compassion-Light. ```



This world of ours

Is indeed a prayerless world

Of illusion and delusion.

Yet everybody expects

That God’s Love-Light

Must reign supreme on earth. ```



My heart knows

What God-dependence is.

My life knows

What self-transcendence is.

And I know

What the Satisfaction-Smile

Of God’s Descent is.




Although I suffered for years

From mind-analysis,

I did nothing to cure

My self-styled mind-patient.

Now to my extreme sorrow

I am stuck with

My heart-paralysis.




You want to know, after all,

What God’s Compassion-Flood

Has done for you.

I want to tell you

That God’s Compassion-Flood

Has totally knocked

Your ugly ego-life to the ground.

What more can you expect from God? ```




This is what my mind

Unmistakably needs.


This is what my heart

Sleeplessly needs.


This is what my life

Immediately needs.




Because his life’s surrender-story

Was written

With his heart’s purity-pen,

God’s transcendental Satisfaction-Shore

Is beckoning him.




A faithless life

Is an endless death.

An endless death

Is governing the soulless mind

Of the modern earth-bound society.




Never, never tell a lie

To any human being!

If you tell a lie

To a human being,

He will ruthlessly insult you

And torture you,

And at the same time,

He will not forgive you.

But if you ever tell a lie to God —

Which you must not

And should not —

Then God will forgive you. ```



Since God calls

Both Heaven and earth

His Home,

He always keeps

A few things for Vision

In Heaven

And a few things for Manifestation

On earth. ```



Do not sleep

In front of the ocean of delight.

Jump into the ocean!

Throw your life’s devouring discontentment

Into the ocean!




O earth,

Do not worry.

God will take care of you, too.

How long can He live

Only in the Heaven-Light-Room,

Ignoring the earth-darkness-room? ```



He has measurelessly increased

His familiarity

With his inner world’s faith-family.

Therefore God has granted him

His transcendental Satisfaction-Crown.




One of God’s great successes:

When one of His children

Can soulfully say,

“In me a new quality

Has come to the fore

Which previously I did not have

Or I did not use —

The heart-quality.” ```



Every day God asks you to enjoy

The prosperity of your self-confidence.

Instead of doing that, you enjoy

The prosperity of your self-indulgence. ```



O my physical heart,

Without you I cannot continue

My earthly existence.

O my spiritual heart,

Without you I cannot even start

My Heavenward journey. ```



My outer strength

May or may not add

To my inner strength.

But my inner strength

Always adds

To my outer strength. ```



A God-seeker is he

Who first surrenders

And then becomes

And finally wins the race.

A God-lover is he

Who first becomes

And then surrenders

And finally wins the race. ```



His is the outer strength

That can either break or build.

Fortunately he is using

His outer strength

Only to build.




Yesterday you felt

Farther than the farthest from God,

But today

Your soulful meditation

Is making you feel

Closer than the closest to God.

Every day

A soulful meditation

Is the only thing

That God needs from you. ```



Although it is the most difficult

Choice to make —

God or me —

I have successfully solved

This most serious problem.

When I need something,

I shall say, “God, only God.”

When I do not need anything,

I shall say, “Me!

Who else can there be?” ```



Just as an outer runner

Daily practises and practises

To run his fastest race,

Even so, an inner runner

Must sleeplessly practise and practise

To reach his highest height. ```



His heart-door is wide open

To each and every human being,

Especially to those

Who are in the thought-crowded mind-fair. ```



The Supreme is not losing heart

Even though His Mission on earth

Right now is only a tiny plant.

For His inner Vision knows

That this tiny plant

Will ultimately become

A divine banyan tree.




You can easily upstage ignorance

With your heart’s aspiration-cry

And your soul’s illumination-smile.




One petal of a rose withers,

And the entire beauty of the rose

Is lost.

Even so, if one seeker does not offer

His aspiration-heart and dedication-life,

All his fellow travellers

Feel excruciating pangs.




To do new things gives him pure joy.

He was always inclined

Towards poetry and music,

But not art.

Therefore he got tremendous joy

From becoming an artist. ```



You want to be flooded

With God’s Power.

I tell you,

There is only one way:

You have to overpower

Your ignorance-life





There is no such thing

As a miracle.

It is only a hidden reality

That has been waiting and waiting

To blossom fully

At God’s choice Hour. ```



I shall cast aside

My insecurity, jealousy and doubt.

All division in my nature

Must be transformed.

Unless this is accomplished,

I shall miserably remain


In my unaspiring human life. ```



A mind-furnace:

This is what you have.

If you are dissatisfied with it,

Then nobody is preventing you

From having a heart-garden

Where your Beloved Supreme

Can sing, play and dance.




He mistakenly feels

That dynamism is only for those

Who live in the restless vital.

He is ready to spend his entire life

Praying and meditating

In one tiny corner. ```



My mind is no longer

A fault-finder.

My mind has become

A follower of faith,

Sailing its dream-boat

Towards the Perfection-Shore. ```



He always listens

To the Will of his Beloved Supreme

By not showing the world

Curiosity-increasing miracles. ```



God is extremely pleased with him

And proud of him

Because his life’s newspaper

Is now featuring

His heart’s ever-blossoming faith.




Your Lord Supreme knows

Both the encouraging things

And the discouraging things

That are happening

Inside your heart and mind.

Yet He remains silent.

His Role is only to grant

Endlessly and unconditionally

His inner Blessings and Guidance.




God will not offer you His Advice

Unless and until He sees

That you are ready to accept it

Cheerfully and wholeheartedly. ```



The mind’s doubt-thieves

Are all caught.

The soul has now taken them

Into the heart-room

For their complete transformation.




He was such a fool!

His Lord’s illumining Answer

Was not what he wanted to hear.

Therefore he was waiting

And hoping against hope

That his Lord would one day

Allow him to fulfil his desires

In his own way. ```



His poetry and his spirituality

Are like the obverse and reverse

Of the same coin.

He was born to be a poet,

He was born to be a God-lover.




Your mind’s thoughts are produced

In a futility-factory.

How then can you ever dream

Of perfection-satisfaction

In your life?




While he was crying

For God-manifestation

And world-perfection,

The music-world and the art-world

Became enamoured

Of his poetry and his spirituality.

They wanted to become members

Of his inner family.

But it was his poetry and his spirituality

That together started

Their unprecedented God-manifestation

And world-transformation-journey

In and through him.




You are neglecting

Everything and everyone in your life.

I am telling you,

You are making a most deplorable mistake,

Especially when you are forgetting

To water your heart’s





The messages of the Vedic seers

Not only illumined the receptive souls

Of that time

But also changed

The spiritual atmosphere of the world

For all time. ```



You are holding God

To His Perfection-Promise

In your life.

God also can hold you

To your surrender-promise

In His Life. ```



Because the world

Is all one family,

All the members of the family

Should powerfully smile at

And joyfully share in

The greatness-achievements

Of one member.




You are manifesting the Supreme

Through spiritual discipline.

He is manifesting the Supreme

Through human achievement.

Both forms of manifestation

Are needed

To fulfil the Supreme’s Vision-Reality.




Every day your heart is learning


Soon you will see,

You will get the perfection-certificate. ```



He who loves God

Devotedly and faithfully

Will not only feel

But also will offer

Something immortal

At the end of his life’s journey. ```



Already doubt has stabbed your mind.

Now if you allow doubt

To stab your heart as well,

Then yours will be a world

Thoroughly drenched in tears.




For years and years

Your vital has been singing

The same old attachment-song.

When are you going to start dancing

Your soul’s detachment-dance?




True, you have felt something divine

Inside your Master

At least for a fleeting second.

But to his extreme sorrow

You have not felt anything divine

Inside yourself.

Before you pass

Behind the curtain of Eternity,

Your Master wants you to feel

Something divine

Inside your own heart,

Even for a fleeting second. ```



Every morning and every evening

God smilingly and unconditionally

Allows him to deposit

All his teeming worries and anxieties

At God’s own Doorstep.




When a seeker reads

Again and again

The spiritual poems

That give him tremendous joy,

He feels and knows

That this very joy

Is nothing other than

His own soulful meditation

And his own real inner awakening.




Why are you afraid of visiting

God’s Silence-Fondness-Farm?

If you do not visit His Farm,

He is not going to come to your house

To give you your life’s

Fulfilment-fruits. ```



He says that science

Has made life too easy.

Human beings have become

Lazy and lethargic.

I say that science

Is offering to humanity

More leisure time

To pray and meditate.

It is up to the individual

To avail himself

Of that golden opportunity.




God wants you to go to Him

With joy.

He does not want you

To torture your body

In order to prove that you love Him.

After all,

It is He who has given you

A useful body

So that you can walk, march and run

Towards Him. ```



You are wounded by a worry-dart,

But God the Doctor will call on you

Only if you are going to give Him

A sweet little smile

As His Fee to cure you.




Outwardly your Master

May not express his gratitude

For your tireless service,

But your aspiration-heart

Can easily make you feel

His blessingful gratitude-heart. ```



Unless you tackle temptation

With firm and solid tactics,

Your life will not be able to project


Into your future day.




I am here, I am there,

I am everywhere.

You want to know

How I can do that.

I can do that

On the strength of my heart’s

Scattered sorrows.




I know that the life

Of a true truth-seeker and God-lover

Is the only life for me.

There is and there can be

No other life for me.




True, nobody is perfect.

But in and through the leader

Of a country,

The soul of that country

Is trying to offer something unique

Not only to its people

But to the world at large.




God has already surprised you

With His unconditional Love for you.

Now it is your turn to please God

With your heart’s climbing surrender-plants. ```



Since he is spiritually blind,

You can show him sympathy.

But do not forget

That the full inner vision,

Which is your own ultimate Goal,

Is still a far cry. ```



Invoke your Master powerfully.

His inner presence

Will permeate your consciousness

To such an extent

That others will see

His illumination-face

Upon your transformation-face.




Those who are great,

Those who are outstanding

In any field of life,

Must realise

That God is manifesting Himself

In and through them

To richly inspire His creation.




Do not lose

Your last drop of purity,

For it has the capacity

To bring you back

To your matchless oneness-heights

With your Beloved Supreme. ```

From:Sri Chinmoy,Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 15, Agni Press, 1983
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