II. Admiration

Admiration is not the sign of inferiority.

Rather it is often a sign of the reciprocal recognition of two souls.

Familiarity and admiration can rarely be long-enduring friends, unless the uniqueness of one finds an echo in the other.

It is easy for our admiration to win over another's love.

But often it is too difficult for our love to win over another's admiration.

Can one separate our admiration from our sincerity?

Decidedly not.

For admiration demands a truthful selflessness.

If we can allot any adequate prize to our sincerity, then that prize is our admiration.

Self-love must know that its annihilation will begin when admiration enters.

Admiration begins to show the psychic touch when it reaches out towards those eternal qualities possessed by seers, saints and sages.

From:Sri Chinmoy,AUM — Vol. 1, No. 8, 27 March 1966, Boro Park Printers -- Brooklyn, N. Y, 1966
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