Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 24



I can neglect all my wealth

Except my inner wealth:

My surrender, my constant surrender,

To the Will of my Beloved Supreme. ```



No matter who houses a bad thought —

A desire-man or an aspiration-man —

A bad thought is a dire challenge

To humanity’s progress-life. ```



The faith-tutor

Of your aspiration-heart

Can easily teach you

How to spurn doubt-spies. ```



Early in the morning

When I pray and meditate,

I see the compassion-blossomed Eye

Of my Compassion-Lord Supreme. ```



I have not calculated

My loss and gain.

Therefore, my Lord Supreme

Has made me the manager

Of His own spiritual Shopping Centre.




The human in me dies

When it stops progressing.

The divine in me permanently lives

The moment it begins its journey. ```



To possess God

Is to claim God.

To claim God

Is to love God only.

To love God only

Is to remain far beyond

The domain of expectation.




Unless you exercise your divine right

To your inner conviction,

You will not be able to breathe

God’s Satisfaction-Air. ```




Is the inner wealth

That pleases the Inner Pilot

More than anything else. ```



I long for a sweet Smile

Every day from my Lord Supreme.

He tells me

That He will grant me a sweet Smile

If every day I am ready

To go beyond the bleak boundaries

Of my mind’s doubt-desert.




Each God-lover and God-distributor

Is a sonorous gong

That announces God’s new Awakening.




With his soul’s self-offering-paint,

He has been painting

Humanity’s weak face

And strong heart. ```



Once you have accepted

The slow-withering demise

Of your selfless dedication,

You are nothing but

A stagnant pond of teeming imperfections.




To inject joy

Into the sadness-vein

Of this world,

Sweep out humanity’s doubts

With your soul’s

Indomitable bravery-broom! ```



Unless you truly mourn

The disappearance of your


You will not get back

The Sweetness and Fondness

Of your Beloved Supreme. ```



What can poor God do?

You never listen to Him!


God has deliberately moved

Out of your neighbourhood.




In our outer life

We want victory in everything

To make us happy.

In our inner life

We want our ego’s failure

To make us happy.


[fn:ap2317] AP 2317.

It seems likely first edition text had first and fourth verses swapped by mistake, as follow:

In our inner life | We want victory in everything | To make us happy.

In our outer life | We want our ego’s failure | To make us happy.



Although both your nature

And my nature

Have to be changed,

I can conquer only my own nature

And see the Oneness-Smile

Of my Inner Pilot. ```



When I gave God my life

For safekeeping,

He immediately showed me

His self-transforming Secrets. ```



God is ready to illumine your mind.

But will you ever be ready

Either to invite Him

Or to accept His Invitation

For the illumination of your unlit mind?




O my mind,

I shall love you with all my heart

If you can just say

That you are hopelessly stupid

And that God is infinitely wiser

Than you. ```




You have to take every day

If you want to keep

Your body, vital, mind and heart

Absolutely free from inner illness.




The stupid statements of your mind

Torture your heart.

Therefore your soul,

Out of its infinite compassion

For your heart,

Is challenging your mind’s

Unfounded statements.




When are you going to realise

That your insecurity-life

Has destroyed your purity-heart?




If you obey

Your heart’s silence-command,

Your life will enjoy

Free flights to Heaven. ```



The vanity of the vital

Is a fatal disease

That can kill an aspiration-heart.




Heaven’s foreign policy is:

Heaven will give what it has,

Beauty’s smile,

And earth will give what it is,

Purity’s cry.




An old, sad story:

Heaven ignores earth,

Earth defies Heaven.




Before I start loving God,

I must conquer

My mind’s animal hunger.




He is God’s roommate

Who unmistakably thinks and feels

That he is tomorrow’s new God.




Will God ever be pleased

With a seeker

If he does not empty

His mind’s headaches

And his life’s heartaches

The moment God summons him? ```



An aspiration-heart

And a hesitation-mind

Always prefer

To remain strangers. ```



Each undivine thought

Has strong connections

With invisible chains.




God is not going to reprimand you

If you do not listen to His Command.

But He is under no obligation

To give you another chance. ```



God simply does not want

His sweet children

To eat anything other

Than what He eats:





Be generous to God

With your heart’s aspiration-cry.

Be generous to man

With your life’s dedication-smile.

Be generous to yourself

With your soul’s perfection-dance. ```



My life has become a victim

To yesterday’s doubtful life

And tomorrow’s fearful heart.




The thought-machines break down

The moment they are put to use

For God-service.




When I stand before humanity,

I never know what to say.

When I stand before divinity,

I never know what to offer. ```



My Lord Supreme,

Why are You not giving me

Some advice today?

“My child,

You would not listen

To My yesterday’s advice.

Unless and until you listen

To My old advice,

I am not going to give you new advice.

Each day I am ready to bless you

With new advice.

But every day I want you to listen

To My advice

And please Me in My own Way.

Otherwise, for you there will be no advice

Either in the inner world

Or in the outer world

From Me.” ```



While I am on earth

I think only of

My Heavenly duty.

While I am in Heaven

I think only of

My earthly responsibility.




If it is too difficult for you

To open your mind’s


Then you must try at least

To open your heart’s

Willingness-door. ```



God’s blessingful Oneness

With him

And man’s soulful oneness

With him

Will end his mind’s illusion-era.




Now that your life has become

A lightless lethargy-land,

How can you run

On God’s Satisfaction-Sidewalk? ```



Your soul’s most convincing conviction

Has every right to command your life

And make it into

God’s Satisfaction-Delight. ```



A self-offering-surgeon

Is always successful

In operating on

The sickness of the world. ```



Man’s gratitude-bridge

Is shorter than the shortest.

Yet on the other side of the bridge,

Who waits?

God, our Beloved Supreme!




Every day you enjoy interviews

With your impatience-life.

How then do you think

That you will be able to live

Without the blows of defeat?




There is only one sentence

In God’s entire Autobiography:

“The galaxy of stars

And the darkest night

Are inseparably one.”




My Lord Supreme,

Who has a real claim on You?

“My child,

He who does not expect anything,

Either from Heaven or from earth.”




I dare not even imagine

That there is something on earth

That can and will shatter

My heart’s fragile poise. ```



There was a time

When I admired

The flame of your aspiration.

Now I am adoring

The sun of your realisation.




I am completely lost

When I read my life’s want-list.

Again, I am completely lost

When I read my soul’s need-list. ```



When I am in the mind

I see

That a man of purity

Is rare.

When I am in the heart

I see

That a man of certainty

Is rare. ```



Your eyes want to know

When I am going to realise God.

Your heart is telling me

That I have already realised God. ```




My heart and I

Scaled a mountain.

Today we see

That it was not a mountain

But an anthill! ```




Is the Beauty of God

In me.


Is the Prosperity of God

In me.




The damage has already been done!

His doubting mind has uprooted

His heart’s faith-plant.




If you consistently make

The wrong choice,

How can God grant you

His tomorrow’s earth-guiding Voice? ```



Awake to the hymn

Of the blue bird within you.

Your past failure-life

Will then be able to sit

At the Compassion-Satisfaction-Feet

Of your Beloved Supreme. ```



Do not hide your heart

Inside your mind.

Keep your heart always

Before your soul,

For this is the only way

You can see the truth

At its summit

And play with God

Inside His own Heart-Garden.




God does not expose

My mind’s ignorance-life.

He only proposes

My heart’s divinity-life. ```



My soul has been telling me

For the past few years,

“My child,

Unlearn and unlearn and unlearn

Everything you have learnt

At the university of life!” ```



Profit or progress?

If I want profit,

I may not make any progress.

If I make progress,

Then automatically I profit.




If your life and heart

Can become visible tears,

Then the invisible God

Will become a visible embrace. ```



God, your Inner Pilot,

Will never demote you

For losing faith in Him.

He will give you chance after chance

To regain your faith.

Just climb up

Your consciousness-ladder!




O my mind,

Do you not know

Who you are?

You are an endless speech

Of utter stupidity-parrot.




Each time I meditate

Soulfully and unconditionally,

My Beloved Supreme invites me

To come to His Backyard

And enjoy the precious panorama

Of His Vision-Light. ```



If you cannot educate your mind

To practise silence,

You will not be able

To evict peace-thief

From your heart-room.




Nobody else,

Only a lover of mankind,

Can be the true winner of God.




Every day my Beloved Supreme

Enjoys the choice memories

Of my self-giving heart

And my light-manifesting soul. ```



It is you alone who have to decide

Whether you are going to hanker

After humanity’s call

Or become

God’s unconditional football.




The moment I offered

The gratitude-garland

Of my heart

To my Beloved Supreme,

He granted me

The Infinity of His Vision-Eye

And the Immortality

Of His Satisfaction-Life. ```



He is devoted only to himself.


His mind has no ego-limit.

He is devoted only to God.


His heart has no oneness-limit.




Not a difficult task,

To be ruined by failure.

Not an impossible task,

To remain unspoiled by success. ```



O seekers of the past,

O seekers of the present,

O seekers of the future,

You have only one thing

To accomplish:

Please, please do not allow doubts

To invade

This beautiful earth of ours! ```



The moment I offered my ego-life

To my Lord Supreme,

He granted me immediately

His Soul’s Golden Boat

And His Life’s Golden Shore.




A new beginning

Is beckoning his aspiration-heart.

If he lives

Inside his aspiration-heart,

He will enjoy consciously

God’s perennial Life. ```



Two secrets of mine

Are crying aloud:

I have not fed God the man.

I have not lifted man the God. ```



Heaven’s tears are falling.

Yet the world’s

Staggering problems

Remain unsolved. ```



His world is having a holiday

Because his self-giving life

Is making

Its Heavenward journey home. ```



Two silent miracles:

God cries

More than I cry.

God needs me

More than I need Him.




His aspiration-heart

Has won God’s Vision.

His transcendence-life

Has become the bridge

Between God the Known

And God the Unknowable. ```



O mind,

Why do you allow doubt

To make you old?

O heart,

Why do you allow insecurity

To stab you? ```



The beauty of imagination

Heaven gave to earth.

The divinity of aspiration

Earth will give to Heaven. ```



Is there any human being

Who has not passed through

The gloomy tunnels

Of impurity’s disturbance-mine? ```



The road map of human life

Is constantly changing.

While changing

It is leading humanity

Either to its destined illumination

Or to its unwanted destruction. ```



Can you not give your Master

Your aspiration-snack

Since he is going to give you

His full realisation-meal? ```



If you do not begin your spiritual life

With a soulful hope,

Nobody will be able to erase

The sad record of your past life. ```



The compromising messiah

Cannot and will not succeed.

It is the uncompromising messiah

Who will transform earth’s face and fate

For God to appreciate and utilise

In His new creation. ```



A life of unconditional surrender

Is the most beautiful signpost

Of the perfection-flowering Beyond.




The wisest fool on earth

Is he who knows perfectly well

That God exists,

But feels that he does not need Him. ```



One more insult for God:

“I am such a useless human being

That even God will not be able

To change my nature!” ```



I give God what I have:

My heart’s gratitude-seeds.

God gives me what He is:

His Infinity’s

Horizon-spanning Satisfaction-Heart.




This morning my Lord gave me

His transcendental Smile:

A long-awaited miracle.

Alas, once again I am dining

With ignorance-prince:

A long-forbidden action.




An old joy has returned:

God is clasping my eyes

With His invisible Hands.

A new joy shall begin:

I shall not hide from God

My pangs of spiritual poverty.




How can you expect God

To be your Progress-Partner

If you do not allow Him to enter

Into your mind’s dark doubt-room? ```



The art of knowing

Is a fruitful subject.

I ask my heart to study it


The art of not knowing

Is a useful subject.

I ask my mind to study it

Faithfully. ```



Heaven’s tears are bountifully falling

Not because I blamed the world

For my failure-life,

But because I did not acclaim God

For my success-life.




Touch, O touch my aching heart,

My Lord Supreme!

You have not fed me

For a long time

With Your Blessing-Smile-Food.


From:Sri Chinmoy,Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 24, Agni Press, 1984
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