121. The banner

In the core of the hoary past

There lived a Master

Of loftiest magnitude.

He believed in his disciples'

Constant and striking promises.

Therefore he was entitled

To hoist the Banner of Transcendental Pride.

Alas, there the story ended not.

Sorrowfully and helplessly

He watched his disciples'

Hopeless achievements.

Therefore he was doomed

To hold the flag of permanent failure.

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Dance of Life, part 3, Agni Press, 1973
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