Captain, my Captain



Eagerness is the purity of my life's tears.

Eagerness is the beauty of my heart's smiles.

Eagerness is my closeness to God the creation.

Eagerness is my oneness with God the Creator.

My eagerness is my glorious privilege

To see one step ahead, unlike others.

My eagerness does not expect surprises,

For my Captain has fully convinced me

That He not only knows the Way

But also has already planned everything for me.

From my Captain my eagerness has learned

To see every second as the birth of a new day,

And in it the complete life of a new year

To please Him in His own Way.

My Captain says to me,

“My child, because of your life’s eagerness

I am giving you My Eternity’s Life.

My child, because of your heart’s eagerness

I am giving you My Infinity’s Heart.

My child, you are your


And I am My



CC 1. 14 July 1987.

I am prepared2


My name is preparation, preparation-purity.

My Captain, what is Your Name?

“My Name is Compassion, Compassion-Beauty.”

My Captain, my body is prepared.

“Then ask your body to wake up and look around

And soulfully appreciate the beauty

Of My fruitful creation.”

My Captain, my vital is prepared.

“Then ask your vital

To go to discipline-school to study

And receive most glorious achievement-degrees.”

My Captain, my mind is prepared.

“Then ask your mind to stop living

In the fruitless thought-world,

For I want your mind to swim

In the sea of peace.”

My Captain, my heart is prepared.

“Then ask your heart to sing every day

A new oneness-song

That will please My Transcendental Vision’s

Universal Life.”

My Captain, my soul is prepared.

“Then ask your soul to come to Me immediately

And occupy its secret and sacred seat

In My Golden Boat

Which is about to start

Its birthless and deathless voyage.”

My Captain, finally, I am prepared.

“Then at this very moment I declare

You and I are Eternity’s



CC 2. 15 July 1987.

If you have me first3


My Captain, I want success.

“Then, My child, open your hands.”

My Captain, I want progress.

“Then, My child, open your heart.”

My Captain, I want perfection.

“Then, My child, open your life.”

Captain, my Captain, how is it that

I am unable to open my hands?

“I cannot tell you why,

But I am extremely happy

That you are unable to open your hands.”

Captain, my Captain, how is it that

I am unable to open my heart?

“I cannot tell you why,

But I am extremely happy

That you are unable to open your heart.”

Captain, my Captain, how is it that

I am unable to open my life?

“I cannot tell you why,

But I am extremely happy

That you are unable to open your life.”

My Captain, why are You so cruel to me?

Do You not want my success?

Do You not want my progress?

Do You not want my perfection?

“My child, I do want your success,

I do want your progress

And I do want your perfection.

But you are such a fool

That you want your success,

Progress and perfection

Without wanting Me first.

Your success, progress and perfection

Will never be able to give you real satisfaction

Unless you have Me first in your life.

“Your surrender-oneness-mind,

Your surrender-oneness-heart,

Your surrender-oneness-life to Me

Can alone give you ceaseless joy, breathless joy

And limitless joy.

If you have Me first as your constant


Then only will your success

Be My Eternity’s Seed,

Your progress, My Infinity’s Flower

And your perfection, My Immortality’s Fruit.”

My Captain, at Your Forgiveness-Feet I sit.

To Your Compassion-Eye I bow.


CC 3. 16 July 1987.

The secret to make you happy4


My Captain, do tell me the secret

To make You happy.

My Captain, there was a time

When I was in the desire-world.

Therefore, You were so sad.

But now I am in the aspiration-world.

Why are You so sad now?

It seems that I will never be able

To make You happy.

“My child, while you were in the desire-world,

You were a ferocious and all-devouring tiger.

Therefore, it was impossible for Me

To be pleased with you and remain happy.

Although you now live in the aspiration-world,

Your aspiration-life is as weak as a tiny ant.

How can I be proud of you?

How can I be happy?”

My Captain,

My desire-life created sadness for You.

My aspiration-life is creating sadness for You.

I do hope someday I shall realise You,

And my realisation-life

Will make You truly happy.

“My child, it entirely depends

On what kind of realisation you want.

If you long for a realisation-drop

And not a realisation-ocean,

Then you will undoubtedly

Make me once more unhappy.

Right now your realisation-hour is a far cry.

But since you are in your aspiration-life,

Aspire and aspire for the highest height.

Your achievement of your highest height

Will eventually blossom

Into an inseparable oneness-realisation

With My Universal Life.

“Forget your desire-life.

Neglect not your aspiration-life.

Inject your aspiration-life

With your heart’s promise-light

So that at My choice Hour I can bless you

For your realisation

Most powerfully, most proudly and most happily

With My Immortality's Satisfaction-Delight."


CC 4. 17 July 1987.

How many times a day?5


Captain, please tell me how many times a day

You think of me.

“Once, My child.”

Alas, only once? You are so unkind to me!

Captain, how many times a day

Do You bless my heart

With Your Love?

“Once a month.”

Alas, alas, only once a month!

Captain, You are so unkind to me!

Captain, please tell me how many times a day

You speak well of me to others.

“Once in three months.”

Once in three months! Alas, alas, alas!

Captain, Your dislike of me is unimaginable!

Captain, why do You think of me

Only once a day?

“My child, what can I do?

When I think of you,

I see that you are thinking of the whole world

And not of Me.”

Captain, why do You bless my heart

With Your Love

Only once a month?

“My child, your heart is full of insincerity,

Plus, you keep your heart’s door

Closed so often.

Do you not realise

That you give Me a shocking experience

With your frequently closed heart?”

Captain, why do You speak well of me to others

Only once in three months?

“My child, if I use My Justice-Light,

Then I will not be able to speak well of you

Even once a year.

It is because to you I am

My Heart’s Compassion-Height

That I speak well of you once in three months.”

But, Captain, I think of You every day

More than once.

I offer my heart’s love to You every day

More than once.

I speak well of You

More than once a day.

“True, you think of Me every day

With no sincerity at all.

Be sincere in your thought!

True, you offer your love to Me

More than once a day,

But your love has no soulful, devoted oneness.

Be soulful in your love!

True, you speak well of Me

More than once a day,

But I clearly see

That there is no inner conviction

In what you say to others about Me.

In a very clever way

You like to draw admiration from others

By speaking well of Me.

Be certain in your pronouncement!”

Captain, that means I will never be able

To please You.

“Not true, My child. You can and you will.”

Captain, when?

“From the day you start feeling

That your life is the beauty of surrender

And your heart is the purity of gratitude.”


CC 5. 18 July 1987.

When you take one step towards me6


Although I have an insincere mind,

I frequently think of You, my Captain.

Although I have an impure heart,

I fearfully love You, my Captain.

Although I have a complicated life,

I hesitantly need You, my Captain.

Please tell me what You actually think

Of my insincere mind, impure heart

And complicated life.

“My child, when you use your insincere mind,

Impure heart and complicated life,

It is like taking one step towards Me.

While you are taking one step towards Me,

I go one step farther away.

But if you ever use your sincere mind,

Pure heart and simple life,

Then I tell you,

When you take one step towards Me,

I take ninety-nine steps forward to meet you

And give to your mind

A beautiful Sincerity-Smile,

To your heart,

A powerful Purity-Embrace

And to your life,

A fruitful Simplicity-Oneness.”


CC 6. 5 August 1987.

You are my only friend7


Captain, my Captain,

You are my Friend, my only Friend.

Therefore, I depend on You for everything.

I depend on You

For the fulfilment of my human desire-life.

I depend on You

For the fulfilment of my divine aspiration-heart.

Captain, my Captain,

Am I Your friend?

“My sweet child,

You definitely are.”

Captain, my Captain,

If so, do You ever depend on me

For anything?

“My sweet child,

I depend on you only for one thing.

I sleeplessly depend on

Your heart's breathless oneness-love.”


CC 7. 8 August 1987.

Do I have to give up everything?8


Captain, my Captain,

Do I have to give up everything

In order to claim You

As my own, very own?

“My sweet child,

First claim Me as your own, very own.

To your wide surprise

You will discover

That besides Me you have nothing of your own

To give up,

For your very existence-life

Is My blessingful Possession.

You will also discover

That I am your Eternity’s Dream-Boat,

Plus, you are My Immortality’s reality-passenger.

Our destination is the Blue-Gold Shore

Of My Infinity’s Nectar-Delight.”


CC 8. 8 August 1987.

How far am I from realisation?9


My Lord Captain,

How far am I from realisation?

“First ask Me, My child,

How far you are from aspiration.”

My Lord Captain,

How far am I from aspiration?

“First ask Me, My child,

How far you are from purity.”

My Lord Captain,

How far am I from purity?

“First ask Me, My child,

How far you are from sincerity.”

My Lord Captain,

How far am I from sincerity?

“First ask Me, My child,

How far you are from simplicity.”

My Lord Captain,

How far am I from simplicity?

“My child, the distance between

You and your simplicity

Is exactly the same distance

As between what you want

And what you need.”

My Lord Captain,

I know I want many, many things.

But I do not know what I actually need.

“My child, you need only one thing:

You need Me and nothing else

And nobody else.

You also have to know what actually happens

When you want something

And you need something.

When you want something,

You want to be the possessor.

When you need something,

You want to be possessed.

The day you want to be possessed by Me,

Only by Me,

Your realisation of Me,

Your complete oneness with Me,

Will be within your easy reach.

So, My child, let Me be your possessor.

You be My conscious and surrendered possession.

Lo and behold,

You have become your realisation-supreme."


CC 9. 9 August 1987.

Then you will please me10


My Compassion-flooded Captain,

My spotty heart displeases You,

My naughty mind displeases You,

My haughty vital displeases You,

My nought-y life displeases You.

Do I have anything that pleases You?

“Yes, My sincerity-bathed child,

Your soul’s sleeplessly eager willingness

Pleases Me.

Try to be an awakened heart

And a liberated life.

Then you will please Me

Far beyond your imagination."


CC 10. 10 August 1987.

Be brave within! be brave without!11


Captain, my Captain,

My dear, sweet and compassionate Captain,

Fifty-six years ago, out of Your infinite Bounty,

You sent this soul into the world

To unconditionally love You, serve You

And please You in Your own Way.

You alone know how far I have succeeded.

Captain, my heart’s Captain, my life’s Captain,

Today, on this most auspicious occasion

In my life,

I am begging You to grant me

A very special Boon.

Do grant me the capacity

To please everybody on earth.

“My stupid child,

I have created this world.

Since I do not have the capacity

To please each and every human being on earth,

How can I grant you this Boon?

To please each and every human being

Is an impossible task.

I try to please each human being as far as I can.

Then I leave it up to their fate.

“Again, there are human beings

Who are pleasing Me even far beyond

Their own imagination.

For them is My Vision-Eye,

For them is My Compassion-Heart,

For them is My Satisfaction-Divinity.

From today on I am asking you

To please only those who think and feel

That to please Me in you

Is their only duty, earthly and Heavenly.

Do not waste even one moment

Of your precious time on earth

On those whom you have to please,

Whose feet you have to touch at every moment

To catch a glimpse of satisfaction-smile

In their eyes.

“Be brave within!

Be brave without!

This pilgrimage is only for the brave,

Only for the few

Who are supremely chosen instruments of Mine.

Unfortunately, there are many

Who want from you and from Me

Nothing but attention.

But what they need from you and Me

Is the hunger for aspiration

And the thirst for perfection.

“My child, My Eternity’s child,

Your boat is sailing fast, very fast.

Many, many, many more will join your boat

On the way.

And again, on the way,

All those who become tired

Will jump out of the boat on their own.

You have no time to look into ignorance-sea

To watch who is drowning.

Your boat will never come empty.

It will come at its full capacity

And reach the Golden Shore,

My Immortality's Heart-Abode."


CC 11. 27 August 1987.



14 July 1987

I am prepared

15 July 1987

If you have me first

16 July 1987

The secret to make you happy

17 July 1987

How many times a day?

18 July 1987

When you take one step towards me

5 August 1987

You are my only friend

8 August 1987

Do I have to give up everything?

8 August 1987

How far am I from realisation?

9 August 1987

Then you will please me

10 August 1987

Be brave within! be brave without! 27 August 1987

From:Sri Chinmoy,Captain, my Captain, Agni Press, 1994
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