1. Sincerity


A human being

Does not know

What sincerity is.

A divine being

Does not know

Anything else save


Except sincerity.


2. Intensity
















3. Love


Human love

Tells the world

What it can do for the world,


It does not do it.

Divine love

Tells the world

That it is crying to be accepted

As a real friend

By the world of suffering,

The world of misunderstanding


The world of constant miseries,

Frustrations, trials and tribulations.

Love divine

Is begging this world of ours

Only to be accepted

So that it may then serve the world.


4. Transcendence


The human in us

Ascends for success,

Greater success


Greatest success.

The divine in us

Transcends for self-giving,

More self-giving,


Most self-giving.


5. Willpower



Is the light of the soul.

This light of the soul

Does not expose

The darkness of millennia

Which we embody.

On the contrary,

This light of the soul

Illumines the ignorance-night

That has captured us

And wants to strangle us.

This light frees us,

This light liberates us

From ignorance-night


Then illumines the ignorance-night

That had enveloped us.


6. Oneness


Oneness with the physical world

Teaches us

How to divide,

How to separate,

How to limit


How to bind;

It teaches us

How to destroy the thing

That we feel is real in us,

Which is love.

Oneness with the spiritual world

And spiritual life

Shows us

How to give,

How to serve,

How to grow into


How to become a divine being,

The Being Supreme

Who embodies the Love of the

World Beyond.


7. Vastness




The expansion of purity

In the human being.



The song of oneness

In the life of the seeker.

It is

The life of oneness

With the world of love

In the life of a genuine seeker. ```

8. Light


Where is light?

Is it in the mind?

Yes, it is.

When will it come to the fore?

Nobody knows.

Only God knows.

Where is light?

Is it inside the heart?

Yes, it is.

When will it come to the fore?

Now, right now.

Not only does God know it,

But we all know it.


9. Purity



In the mind

Can save the world.


In the vital

Can build the world for God's use.


In the body

Can alone create a

Kingdom of Heaven on earth.


In the heart

Is God-Perfection

In a human being. ```

10. Courage


With physical courage

We take pride

In breaking the world

In our own way.

With the courage of the spirit

We offer the world to God.

We place the world, our world,

At the Feet of God

So that He may guide and mould

The world, our world,

In His own Way.


11. Harmony


If you want to see

The world with your human eyes,

You can never see harmony.

If you want to see

The world with the eyes of the world,

You can never see harmony.


If you want to see the world with God's Eye,

Then you will see

That this world

Is nothing but cosmic harmony.

How do you see through God's Eye?

You see only through constant self-giving

To the Source within you. ```

12. Delight


My yesterday's experience was:

Receiving is all delight.

My today's experience is:

Giving is all delight.

My tomorrow's experience will be:

God-becoming in God's own Way

Is all delight.


13. Compassion



Is God's Perfection

In man


Man's total, ultimate transformation

In God. ```

14. Heart


A seeker's heart

Cares neither for success

Nor for failure.

A seeker's heart

Longs for the seeker's

Constant acceptance of God


God's constant

Unconditional experience

In and through the seeker's life. ```

15. Charity


Charity needs a beggar,

But who wants to play

The role of a beggar?


Oneness-necessity needs reality


Reality needs oneness-necessity.

Not charity,

But oneness-necessity

Is reality's divinity.


Is what God wants from us.


16. Humility


Humility is not only

The swiftest speed to God-destination,

But something more.

Humility brings God-destination

Nearer to our starting point.


17. Victory


The hour of victory strikes within me

In my aspiring heart

Only when I offer the reality-second

To the hour of victory.

The reality-second

Which is flooded with aspiration-light

Has to be offered

To the hour of victory for its arrival. ```

18. Affection



Is affection-plant.


Is love-tree.


Is oneness-fruit. ```

19. Speed


My aspiration-speed

Will carry me to God.

My dedication-speed

Will carry me to God.

My surrender-speed

Will not only bring God to me,

But it will make God work in and through me

In a God-illumined way. ```

20. Divine Beloved


The human beloved

Is a one-day wonder,

And then it becomes boring

And is all gone.

It is an experience

Of frustration-night.

The Divine Beloved

Is He who grows in me,

Who makes me feel that

I am eternally of Him


I am eternally for Him. ```

21. Discrimination


Discrimination is

A power of illumination.

In the mental world,

Discrimination is the height achieved

By the aspiring divine in us.


22. Perfection


Human appreciation

Of perfection

Is a short-lived proclamation.

Divine appreciation

Of perfection

Is a continuous proclamation

Of perfection


A continuous transcendence

Of perfection. ```

23. Peace


In the outer world

Peace is man-made

Continuous compromise.

In the inner world

Peace is God-Reality's

Fulfilling Immortality.


24. Alertness



Is the perfection

Of earth-bound reality.


Is the upward, forward

And inward movement

Of God-revealing Light,

God-illumining Compassion


God-fulfilling Satisfaction.


25. Devotion


My devotion is sweet

When I sit

At my Master's feet.

My devotion is sweeter

When I devote myself

To my Master's

Heaven-illumining vision.

My devotion is sweetest

When I feel

I have nothing to show

To the world at large

Save my oneness,

Devoted oneness,

With my Inner Pilot,

My Beloved Supreme. ```

26. Victory


Human victory feeds

The human in us.

Divine victory satisfies

The divine in us

In fulfilling oneness,

Universal oneness. ```

27. Compassion


The day I saw my Master's face

I became the Supreme's





28. Concentration


Concentration tells me

What I can do.

Meditation tells me

What I can become.

Contemplation tells me

What I eternally am. ```

29. Heart


I started my journey

With a human heart.

On the way

My human heart

Became tired and wanted rest;


I allowed

My human heart

To rest.

Now I am continuing my journey

With a divine heart.

This heart not only

Will carry me

To my destined shore,

The Silence-Beauty of the Supreme,

But also will bring

My Beloved Supreme to me

For Him to use me

In His supernal way. ```

30. Surrender


I used my

Human surrender

To please mankind.

Mankind needed more,

Demanded more.

I used my

Divine surrender

To please God.

God immediately said,


You have caught Me,

You have bought Me.

From now on

I am eternally yours."


31. Light


Where is light?

In the mind?

Yes, in the mind

Light there is,

But difficult to discover.

Where is light?

In the heart?

Yes, just enter

And claim your old friend:

Your own forgotten reality.


32. Purity


Purity is

Man's necessity.

Purity is

God's expanding Reality.

Purity is

Perfection's duty

In God's infinite, eternal


Immortal Beauty.


33. Concern


Human concern

Is quite often

Our unconscious way

Of self-imposition,


Divine concern

Is always

The song of Oneness-Reality,




34. Father


When I think

Of my father,

Infinity's vastness

Captures my heart.

When I think

Of my mother,

Immensity's sweetness

Enraptures my heart. ```

35. Soul


Each soul

Is at once

Earth's opportunity


Heaven's opportunity.

Earth's opportunity fulfils itself

In God's Manifestation-Light.

Heaven's opportunity fulfils itself

In God's Silence-Height. ```

36. Oneness


Where is oneness?

On earth?


Where is oneness?

In Heaven?


Where is oneness?

Oneness is there

Where I see

The Face of my Beloved


Where I become

The Grace of my Supreme.


37. Beauty


Human beauty

Is not skin-deep.

Human beauty

Is soul-deep.

Human beauty

Is God's illumining


Fulfilling reality

In His cosmic Game on earth.

Human beauty

Is not to be condemned,

Is not to be looked down upon,

Is not to be neglected.

Through human beauty,

Surrendering beauty

To the Absolute Supreme,

The seeker in us

Expedites his Godward journey.


38. Truth


What is truth?

Truth is God's Love-Light.

And what is God's Love-Light?

God's Love-Light

Is the height of His constant


Truth is God's Vision-dawn.

Truth is God's Reality-noon.

Truth is God's Immortality-day.


39. Gratitude


Sweeter than the sweetest,

Greater than the greatest

Is man's gratitude-heart.


40. Patience



Is God's fulfilling

Length of time.


Is man's Eternity's







Is man's harbinger

Of perfect Perfection.


41. Love


I love God


I feel that with God's Love

I can create within me

A new world — a world of beauty,

A new consciousness,

A new Kingdom of Heaven.

God loves me

Precisely because

Without me

He feels He is




Without me

His existence has no meaning;


God loves me —

The seeker in me,

The lover in me.


42. Silence


God's Silence-Light

Created me.

My silence-light

Annoys the world,

Confuses the world,

Puzzles the world.

God's Silence-Height

Immortalises me.

My silence-height

Is the conscious imperfection,

Constant imperfection,

Of my non-acceptance of God's



Reality on earth,

Reality in Heaven. ```

43. Humour


Do you know

How God dares to live


He dares to live eternally

Just because He knows

The supreme secret:

The secret-life of humour.

If God on earth


God in Heaven

Failed to enjoy

The life-breath of humour,

By this time,

God would have greatly suffered.

The human in God

Would have died long ago

From earth's mental sickness.

The divine in God

Would have given up

His divinity in Heaven

Because of Heaven's conscious indifference

To earth's excruciating pangs.

God will live eternally

Just because

He enjoys snow-white humour.

In snow-white humour

He shakes off His earthly headaches


His Heavenly frustrations.


44. Existence


My earth-existence

Makes me feel

What I can do

Both for mankind


For Heaven.

My God-existence

Tells me what Heaven and earth

Have already done for me.

Heaven has inspired me

To run to the farthest Beyond.

Earth has energised me

To become my ancient God-Reality.


45. Joy


He is a fool

Who thinks

That he can make

Others happy.

He is a greater fool

Who thinks

That others can make

Him happy.

He is the greatest fool

Who feels

That his earth-life

Is for his own joy

And not for the Joy

Of his Beloved Supreme. ```

46. Consciousness



Slowly and steadily


To the highest Truth.


Soulfully and speedily


To cure the malady

Of human life:

The imperfection of ignorance-night. ```

47. Receptivity



Is our first receptivity

In our aspiration-life.


Is our second receptivity

In our aspiration-life.

Surrendered oneness to reality's height

Is our third receptivity

In our aspiration-life.

What do we accept?

We accept God-Light in all.

What do we reject?

We reject our

Conscious influence-night

In others' lives.

What do we surrender?

We surrender our ignorance-pride

To God's Compassion-Sea.


48. Bliss


A child is blissful

When he hears

A thunderous noise


When he himself creates

A thunderous noise.

An old man is blissful

When the desire-life drops

From his earthly existence.

A seeker is blissful

Only when he knows

That God has made him

His devoted and surrendered smile. ```

49. Delight



Is the expansion

Of Divinity's light in us.


Is the conscious flow

Of Immortality's life-energy.



Immortality's song,

Immortality's dance,


The aspiration-flame

Of humanity's perfection



In God. ```

50. Closeness


On earth,

Closeness is nothing

But physical proximity.

In Heaven,

Closeness is nothing

But the soul's oneness,

Conscious oneness.

In God,

Closeness is nothing

But the song of His Self-amorous,

Self-fulfilling Immortality.

Human closeness is

Our conscious self-giving of the "I"

Which tells us that God is for others


That God cannot be achieved.


God is forever and forever

For the seeker,

Who is an instrument of His.

If the seeker

Feels that God is eternally

For the seeker,

Only for the seeker,

Closeness on earth

Will not remain a far cry,

But will become the living breath

Of consciousness-reality

In the seeker's aspiration-life. ```

Editor's preface to the first edition

During a meditation at the United Nations on 4 April 1975, Sri Chinmoy invited members of the United Nations Meditation Group to give him spiritual words (poem 1 to 22).

Four days later, during a meeting in Queens on 8 April 1975, Sri Chinmoy again invited spiritual words, this time from his disciples (poem 23 to 50).

As each word was offered, he spontaneously created a poem based on that word.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Beauty-Drops, Agni Press, 1975
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