999. Never commit suicide

Lord, sweet Lord,

I do many things to please You.

Have I done anything in this life

To displease You?

“Daughter, you have.”


Father, I have displeased You!

Tell me, how?

“Daughter, time and again

You have desired

To commit suicide.”

Oh that, that’s nothing.

Look, I am still with You

And for You on earth.


Father, is there any punishment involved

When one commits suicide?

“Daughter, punishment is a gross understatement.

My Eye of Justice

Does not forgive the coward

Who takes her life away.

My Heart of Compassion

Ignores her.

I welcome Satan

To devour her.”


From:Sri Chinmoy,The Dance of Life, part 20, Aum Press, 1973
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