Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 44

4301. My Lord will carry the world


My Lord tells me

That if I want to carry the world

Inside my confusion-mind,

Then He has no objection.

But if I wish to carry the world

Inside my aspiration-dedication-heart,

Then He will gladly carry it for me.


4302. Every divine duty unfulfilled


Every divine duty unfulfilled

Indicates a new Vision of God

Completely unmanifested.


4303. Give me only one century more


My Lord, give me only one century more.

I shall prepare a place for You

Inside my heart-garden

Which You will definitely

Appreciate and enjoy.


4304. A new and profitable way


My newly-discovered self-dedication

Tells me that anything unused

Or even misused

Can be used in a new and profitable way. ```

4305. If you keep your mouth shut


If you keep your proud mouth shut,

God Himself will reward you

Far beyond the flight of your imagination.


4306. Two great discoveries


My mind has made two great discoveries

This morning:

A worried mind is disgustingly ugly,

A poised mind is perfectly beautiful. ```

4307. You have newness


Look what you have:

You have newness

In between

Your soulfulness and your fruitfulness. ```

4308. Never meet for the last time


A mind

Of increasing purity-light

And a heart

Of increasing purity-delight

Never meet for the last time.


4309. My aspiring vital


My desiring vital has achieved

What it wanted:

An excitement-life.

My aspiring vital is achieving

What it needs:

A contentment-heart.


4310. The first Person to applaud


God wants to be

The first Person to applaud

Your inner illumination

And outer transformation. ```

4311. The impossibility-land


If you are unmistakably aware

Of what you are,

Then God will smilingly and lovingly

Help you dare

To conquer the impossibility-land.


4312. The way of cheerfulness


Up until now

You have followed your own way:

The way of sadness.

From now on

God wants you to follow His Way:

The way of cheerfulness.

Something more,

He has already started helping you

Most compassionately and most powerfully.


4313. Invoke God's Compassion-Eye


Invoke God’s Compassion-Eye.

It will become part of you

Even before you have completed

Your invocation. ```

4314. Your soul's freedom-discovery


You have all along believed

In your life’s slavery.

Now God wants you to believe

In your soul’s freedom-discovery. ```

4315. When I use what I have


When I use what I have —

A commitment-lamp —

God gives me what He has for me —

His Contentment-Sun. ```

4316. Your confidence-heart


Your confidence-heart need not be

The result of your yesterday’s success.

Your confidence-heart can easily be

The result of your implicit faith

In tomorrow’s most beautiful dawn.


4317. Weakness corrupts the divine


Power corrupts the human in us:

That everybody knows.

Weakness corrupts the divine in us:

That nobody seems to be interested

In knowing.


4318. If you want to be a good man


If you want to be a great man,

Then do not be afraid

Of doing something good,

Thinking that you will perhaps

Make a mistake.

If you want to be a good man,

Then never allow yourself

To make even the tiniest mistake. ```

4319. Four sorrowful words


Four most sorrowful unreality-words

Are these:

I could have become.


4320. The greatest thing in Heaven


I think the greatest thing on earth

Is my heart’s perfection-cry.

I feel the greatest thing in Heaven

Is my soul’s satisfaction-smile. ```

4321. Many million steps


From inspiration to aspiration

Is but a single step.

But from aspiration to realisation

Are many million steps. ```

4322. Why do I blame my mind?


Who allows my mind

To limit my teeming capacities,

If not I myself?

Alas, why do I then unjustifiably

Blame my mind, why?


4323. Live your own life cheerfully


Live your own life cheerfully.

Go beyond your life bravely.

But never be tempted to imitate others,

Never! ```

4324. The goal of inner progress


As the destination of outer success

Is knowable,

Even so,

The goal of inner progress

Is unknowable.


4325. The role of my life


The role of my mind

Is to conceive.

The role of my heart

Is to believe.

The role of my life

Is to achieve. ```

4326. I attract divinity to me


When I am in the desire-life,

I repel divinity from me.

When I am in the aspiration-life,

I attract divinity to me. ```

4327. The only crime


Your unwillingness

Is the only crime

That God does not intend

To forgive. ```

4328. Each thought is a force


Each thought is a force.

Each force is an experience.

Each experience is either



Wisdom-quality. ```

4329. Your proud self-respect


As long as you preserve

Your proud self-respect,

God will not reserve

His Love, His Compassion

Or even His Forgiveness

For you. ```

4330. Try to go with others


Do not try to go ahead of others.

Your division-life will make you

Bitterly suffer.

Try to go with others.

Your oneness-life will help you

Amazingly prosper. ```

4331. Better a flower inside your heart


Better a beautiful and soulful flower

Inside your heart

Than a huge, fruitless tree

Right in front of you. ```

4332. Don't change your heart


Change your mind

If you want to sit at God’s Feet.

Don’t change your heart

If you want to live inside God’s Heart. ```

4333. Your job


Do not overestimate

Or underestimate yourself.

That is not your job.

Others have decided to do that.

Do not try even to make

A correct estimate of yourself.

God says that is His job.

Your job is to maintain

A soulful heart-cry

And a powerful life-smile. ```

4334. Best to invoke God's Light


Good to oppose others’ attacks.

Better to ignore their attacks.

Best to invoke God’s Light

To do the needful. ```

4335. God makes opportunities


For a genuine seeker,

God Himself makes infinitely

More opportunities

Than the seeker can ever find. ```

4336. A sad failure-life


A sad failure-life

Means an undisciplined vital,

An unillumined mind

And an unsurrendered heart. ```

4337. Life is a beautiful gift


Life is an amazingly beautiful gift.

You are expected to do

Only one thing with it.

You are to use it with

A careful mind


A cheerful heart.


4338. The increase of charm


Force never has any charm.

Love always has charm.

Oneness is the obvious and continuous

Increase of charm. ```

4339. God likes oneness


Each man is unique

In the purest sense of the term.

Do you know why?

Because God the Creator

And God the creation

Do not like sameness.

But what they do like,

Do you know?

They like oneness.


4340. There is nothing but opportunity


To a pessimist

There is no such thing

As opportunity.

To an optimist

There is nothing but opportunity,

Plus God’s secretly helping Hand.


4341. Nobody has made you impure


Nobody has made you impure.

It is your own mind that has done it.

Nobody has made you insecure.

It is your own heart that has done it.

Therefore, blame not others.


4342. The power of your heart's cry


Between the power of your heart’s cry

And the power of the world’s smile,

If you have to make a choice,

Then in no time choose the former. ```

4343. To conquer power itself


The discovery of discoveries:

The greatest power

Is to conquer power itself.


4344. Start offering your gratitude-heart


If you want to prepare yourself

For a better life,

Then start offering

Your present gratitude-heart

To your Beloved Supreme.


4345. Praise the force of the Source


Not necessary to praise

The course of manifestation.

But praise the force of the Source.


4346. I shall not forget


I shall not forget

That my outer helpers

Are helpless if not hopeless.

I shall not forget

That my outer well-wishers

Are hopeless if not useless.


4347. The conscious beginning


An unaspiring heart

Is the unconscious beginning

Of man’s gloom-life.

A doubting mind

Is the conscious beginning

Of man’s doom-death.


4348. My sky-vast dream


No matter how many years

I am doomed to live on earth,

I shall not accept the defeat

Of my sky-vast dream. ```

4349. The silence of love-sky


Unless and until your heart

Can feel the silence of love-sky,

How can you ever own

The oneness of delight-sun? ```

4350. Because you have the vision-eye


Because you have the vision-eye

Of a daring concentration-spear,

You are bound to succeed

In your outer life of dedication

And proceed

In your inner life of aspiration. ```

4351. I wish you every favour


My searching mind says

To my aspiring heart,

“I may not be sincere,

But I am kind.

Therefore, I wish you every favour

From your Beloved Supreme.” ```

4352. An illumining immediacy


When I pray to God,

I notice in His Eye

An illumining immediacy.

When I meditate on God,

I feel in His Heart

A fulfilling intimacy.


4353. Hope is an unparalleled power


To me,

Hope is an unparalleled power

Yet to be recognised.

This power can in no time destroy

The crown of wild frustration.


4354. Your best possession


You have given God your best possession:

A love-flame.

God is now giving you His best possession:

A Perfection-Sun. ```

4355. An ingratitude-heart


An ingratitude-heart

Is infinitely stronger

Than a traitorous arm.


4356. Large is my inner temple


Smaller than the smallest

May be the outer temple

Where every day I go

To worship my Lord.

But larger than the largest

Is my inner temple

Where every day I go to pray and meditate

With my aspiration-cry and dedication-smile

To become another God.


4357. What self-doubt has done


Do you want to know

What self-doubt has done to you?

Self-doubt has blinded your eyes,

Crippled your legs


Punctured your heart. ```

4358. A mountain-high contradiction


His life is itself

A mountain-high contradiction.

On the one hand,

He wishes to escape the mental jungle.

On the other hand,

He does not feel the need

To live inside the heart

Of his flaming aspiration-temple. ```

4359. Renounce and then taste


The clever man in me says,

“Taste the world and then renounce.”

The wise seeker in me says,

“Renounce the world and then

Taste the world every day

The way your Beloved Supreme does.” ```

4360. Your inner faith shall teach you


Your outer faith in God

Shall save you from

The heavy burden of centuries.

Your inner faith in God

Shall teach you

How to play with God,

How to sing with God


How to dance with God.


4361. What can your poor life do?


Your mind does not like doubt

But doubt likes your mind.

What can your poor mind do?

Your heart does not like insecurity

But insecurity likes your heart.

What can your poor heart do?

Your life does not like failure

But failure likes your life.

What can your poor life do?


4362. Worthy to be His true child


Remain always cheerful.

You can then tell the entire world

That at least in one way

You are worthy to be His true child. ```

4363. Discover and uncover


Discover and uncover.

Discover everything in the heart’s world,

Uncover everything in the mind’s world:

This is how you can totally master your life. ```

4364. Fearful messages


Every day the fear-world

Has fearful messages for you.

But you are under no obligation

To listen to the messages

Of the fear-world.


4365. God-Satisfaction blossoms


God-Satisfaction blossoms

Only inside

My surrender-delight.


4366. Competition


Competition is good,

Provided it is the competition

Of self-transcendence

And not the competition

Of ego-demonstration.


4367. Your inner weaknesses


You may be appreciated

For your outer strength,

But what about your inner weaknesses?

Who will appreciate them?

No one, not even the Compassion-Eye of God.


4368. Never fear defeats


If you are a sincere seeker,

You must never fear defeats,

For each defeat is a future rung

On the satisfaction-ladder. ```

4369. Present God, future God


My present God

Sings in Heaven and thinks on earth.

My future God

Shall dance in Heaven and sigh on earth. ```

4370. The heights of satisfaction


If you are cheerful,

God the Compassion will

Not only show you the way

To reach the Himalayan heights of satisfaction,

But also carry you to these highest heights.


4371. The path of the self-giving heart


Once you have chosen the path

Of the self-giving heart,

You have absolutely nothing to do

With the success-calculating mind. ```

4372. Toil is an outer mask


Toil is not a severe and ruthless task.

Toil is only an outer mask

That hides the inner sunrise.


4373. Do not embellish Truth


Do not try to embellish Truth

With words,

For Truth itself is God,

The all-conquering Beauty. ```

4374. Simplicity is power


Simplicity is power.

Power either helps us wait

For God’s choice Hour

Or forces us to visit

The Devil’s tower.


4375. My Lord of Love comes to me


With the rising sun

My Lord of Love comes to me.

With the setting sun

My heart of gratitude

I offer to my Lord.


4376. No more pleasure-songs


My vital hears no more


My mind hears no more


And I hear no more

Temptation-songs. ```

4377. Heaven's oneness-fulness-orchestra


If you long for a perfection-life

And God’s Satisfaction-Heart,

Then your heart must join

Heaven’s oneness-fulness-orchestra. ```

4378. His eyes embody prophecy


His are the eyes that embody

Magic prophecy.

His is the heart that embodies

Authentic ecstasy. ```

4379. Beauty-soul and divinity-goal


Your sacrificing beauty-soul

And your glowing divinity-goal

Have all along been immediate neighbours.


4380. I am torn between


I am torn between

The untold poverty

Of my desire-life

And the unmeasured prosperity

Of my aspiration-life.


4381. More than sufficient


My Lord, do give me the capacity

To truly love You.

This prayer is indeed efficient.

My Lord, do give me the capacity

To please You always

In Your own Way.

This prayer is indeed more than sufficient. ```

4382. I have nothing to do


My all-devouring vital tells me

That I can do whatever I want.

My God-loving heart tells me

That I have nothing to do,

For my Lord has already done

Everything for me,

And He will do the same always.


4383. Your heart will prosper


Your undivine life

Will whisper in the dark

And nothing more.

Your divine heart

Will prosper in the light

And even more, even more.


4384. Your one wee heart


God has given you

His two long Dedication-Arms.

Can you not give Him

Your one wee aspiration-heart? ```

4385. If your mind thinks of liberty


If your mind thinks

Of human liberty,

Then your heart must be crying

For divine prosperity. ```

4386. At last my life is ready


I have drunk deeply and greedily

The very depths of darkness-night.

At last my life is ready

For the beauty of mystic light. ```

4387. Don't allow


Don’t allow your mind to have faith

In the illusions of the dawn.

Don’t allow your heart to have faith

In the delusions of the day.

Don’t allow your life to have faith

In the destruction of the night. ```

4388. Those who deliberately disobey


Those who deliberately disobey

The Will of the Supreme

Will soon be proved to be

The worst possible failures

In this precious incarnation.


4389. Inseparables


My lethargy


My Lord’s utter frustration

Are inseparable.

My dynamism


My Lord’s complete Satisfaction

Are inseparable. ```

4390. If you worship God


If you worship God with your voice,

It will be as worthless

As useless noise.

If you worship God with silence-tears,

God will immediately grant you His Boon:

Ignorance-piercing spears.


4391. Patience-sun is the lesson


Patience-flame is the lesson

That our vital has to learn.

Patience-sun is the lesson

That our soul has already learnt. ```

4392. Don't sleep


Don’t sleep

If you are going to help others.

Don’t sleep

While you are helping others.

Don’t sleep

Even when you unconsciously accept

The responsibility of helping others.


4393. You are blessed


You are blessed

If you are fearless.

You are twice blessed

If you are doubtless.

You are thrice blessed

If your mind is completely thoughtless. ```

4394. Your soul knows how to fulfil


Your mind knows how to conceal

Its doubtful life.

Your heart knows how to reveal

Its soulful life.

Your soul knows how to fulfil

Its bountiful life. ```

4395. Increase what you are


Decrease what you have:

Your division-leaves.

Increase what you are:

Your oneness-flower. ```

4396. Your heart will be nourished


Your heart will be nourished

By the smiling fountain-light

If you do not allow your mind

To hunger for suspicion-night. ```

4397. Every second counts


Every second counts,

Especially while you are trying

To be a sleeplessly

God-manifesting soul. ```

4398. Your yesterday's promise


Your yesterday’s promise

Was to see the Face of God.

Your today’s promise

Is to feel the Heart of God.

Your tomorrow’s promise

Will be to obey the Will of God



4399. My Heart's Immortality-Sun


My Lord Supreme,

When I give You my life’s ability-flames,

Do You give me anything in Your Silence-Light?

“Yes, My child,

I give you immediately

My Heart’s Immortality-Sun.” ```

4400. My eternally open Heart


My Lord, if I give You

All my secret weaknesses this morning

Once and for all,

What will You give me?

“My child, I shall give you

My eternally open Heart

Of Newness-Light and Oneness-Delight.”


Editor's introduction to the first edition

This is the forty-fourth volume in a series of ten thousand “flaming flower-poems” which Sri Chinmoy is placing devotedly, unreservedly and unconditionally at the Compassion-Feet of God, our Beloved Supreme. They stand as a supreme offering from the unfolding beauty of his flower-heart and the flaming heights of his realisation-sun. Indeed, a treasure-tower which will at once be claimed by humanity’s self-ascending cry and Divinity’s God-descending Smile.

Editor's note to cover photo

Sri Chinmoy welcomes the United States Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, William J. vanden Heuvel, left, to a Meditation Group programme honouring the late Olympic champion Jesse Owens on 22 April 1980. Shortly after that, vanden Heuvel wrote Sri Chinmoy a note saying that the “tranquil inspiration” he received from the Meditation Group meeting gave him the inner strength and compassion which allowed him to forgive an assailant who physically attacked him at a Security Council meeting a week later. Also pictured, centre, is Ambassador Yehuda Z. Blum of Israel, who attended the programme.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 44, Agni Press, 1982
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