Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 51

5001. I have one request


My Lord,

I have one request:

May my heart sing the song

Of universal oneness.

My Lord,

I have one more request:

May my life sing the song

Of transcendental newness. ```

5002. Before I call


Before I call,

God’s Compassion-Eye answers.

Before I start,

God’s Compassion-Heart

Finishes the race for me.


5003. My only necessity


I am not sure of my identity.

To me, this is not

An indispensable necessity.

My only necessity

Is to love my Inner Pilot

And to please Him in His own Way

Throughout Eternity.


5004. You are not happy


You are not happy

Because your mind is not happy

In spite of having mustered

World-domineering power. ```

5005. Serve the crying earth


Serve the crying earth.

You will be happy.

Love the smiling Heaven.

You will be happy. ```

5006. A faithless heart


A faithless heart

Marks the very beginning

Of a soulless dream.


5007. You are bound to win


True, you are fighting a losing battle

Against impurity,

But continue.

Someday, somehow,

You are bound to win.


5008. A reality out of date


Unless you dare to be

Your real and transcendental Self,

No matter what you do,

No matter what you say,

No matter what you become,

You will still remain

A reality completely out of date.


5009. Allow him to enjoy


Allow him to enjoy

His superficial superiority.

You try to enjoy

The purity of your heart’s



5010. There is always tomorrow


There is always tomorrow

For those who do not try at all,

And also for those

Who do not want to give up. ```

5011. Your right choice


As your good voice

Is pleasing you,

Even so, your right choice

Will please God. ```

5012. Your only protection


Your heart’s soulful cry

Is your only protection

Against the reign

Of merciless misunderstanding. ```

5013. Your self-satisfied grandeur


You will never be able to enjoy

The beauty of your own self-perfection

Precisely because of

Your self-satisfied grandeur. ```

5014. The power of burning sighs


Amazing is the power

Of burning sighs.

They can stretch themselves

To Heaven’s loftiest heights. ```

5015. Your heart's inner purity


If your heart’s inner purity

Is active and illumining,

Then your life’s outer beauty

Has to be active and fulfilling. ```

5016. Two things you can do


There are two things you can do.

You have been doing one thing

All the time:

You have been feeding your senses.

But when will you do the other thing?

When will you stop denying

The hunger of your soul?


5017. Your choice of autocracy


There is no difference between

Your voice of ignorance

And your choice of autocracy.


5018. The heart gives spontaneously


The heart gives spontaneously.

The eyes see immediately.

The hands accept gratefully.

God dances smilingly. ```

5019. A challenger of stark oblivion


Unless you are a challenger

Of stark oblivion,

How can you once more be the enjoyer

Of your perfect union with God? ```

5020. Do not hide yourself


Do not hide yourself.

Do not cry to be heard.

Do not try to convince others

To manifest you. ```

5021. The beauty of Heavenly hours


His is the vision-eye

That increases the beauty of Heavenly hours

And the purity of earthly days.


5022. How can he sleep?


How can he sleep

When his dreams do not allow him

To sleep?

How can he smile

When his God is all

In tears? ```

5023. A world-loser


Because your mind is

A world-forsaker,

Your poor heart is compelled to become

A world-loser. ```

5024. The Lord of my thoughts


My Lord, I am happy

Because You are the Lord of my life.

Can You not make me perfect

By becoming the Lord of my thoughts? ```

5025. Doubt cramps your mind


Doubt cramps your mind,

Fear cramps your heart,

Failure cramps your life,

Only because unconsciously

You want to perish

In your own narrow vision-cave. ```

5026. The game of descent


It seems that everybody

Is familiar with descent.

In his case, he deliberately chose

The memorable game of deplorable descent. ```

5027. My heart does double duty


My heart does double duty.

It surrenders to God

To know God’s Illumination-Will.

It binds mankind

To fulfil its own temptation-will.


5028. His love of praise


His love of praise

Is so great

That he does not mind

Even if it is all founded upon

Himalayan falsehood.


5029. Your defeats will soon be ending


Your defeats in life’s battlefield

Will soon be ending,

Because your mind is no longer indifferent

To your heart’s spontaneous enthusiasm. ```

5030. What is my confidence?


What is my confidence,

If not my faith in God?

What is my faith in God,

If not my oneness-satisfaction? ```

5031. My God and I know


Everybody knows

That I am not a great man.

But only my God and I know

That I have a good heart. ```

5032. My deepest wisdom


My mind’s humility

Is my deep wisdom.

My heart’s gratitude

Is my deeper wisdom.

My life’s surrender

Is my deepest wisdom. ```

5033. God will befriend you


If you do not

Accept defeat,

God Himself

Will befriend you. ```

5034. You will be liberated


You are a burdened heart.

You are a confused mind.

But you can and you will be liberated.


5035. God does mind


God does not mind

If and when I cover His Body

With my bitter failures.

But He does mind

If and when I do not cover my heart

With His transcendental Satisfaction-Victory. ```

5036. If you believe in God


If you believe in God,

You get God’s Power.

If you believe in God’s Power,

You get God’s Peace.

If you believe in God’s Peace,

You get God’s Joy.

If you believe in God’s Joy,

Then you will before long become

Another God.


5037. The paramount questions


If you pray to God

For forgiveness,

God will grant you forgiveness.

If you meditate on God

For another chance in life,

God will grant you another chance.

But the paramount questions are:

Will your haughty mind allow you

To pray to God for forgiveness?

Will your impure heart allow you

To meditate on God for another chance?


5038. A submissive heart


A possessive mind wants much

But gets very little —

Next to nothing.

A submissive heart needs nothing

But gets the utmost —

Also the best. ```

5039. Eternal strangers





Are two eternal strangers. ```

5040. You think of God


You think of God.

That is what you know and do.

God loves you.

That is what He knows and does. ```

5041. A starless walker


Because you are a starless walker,

Your abrupt descent

Is made of ruthless and tireless despair.


5042. Stop your self-indulgence


Stop your self-indulgence.

You will have a longer life.

Stop your world criticism.

You will have an immortal life. ```

5043. God does not mind


God does not mind

If each man is the manifestation

Of his own inadequacy.

But He does mind

If an individual enjoys his unwillingness

To transcend his life’s incapacity-weakness. ```

5044. Love-weapons


Between war-weapons and peace-weapons

There should always be love-weapons.

Then only shall we be able

To bask in the sunshine of oneness-bliss. ```

5045. Do not worry!


Do not worry!

He who worries buries himself

With the unsolicited help

Of today’s powerful hands

And tomorrow’s indifferent eyes.


5046. To say God has created confusion


To say that God has created

Confusion for your mind

Is as absurd as telling the world

That you can teach God

The art of perfection.


5047. Your Master does not hide


Your Master does not hide from you.

It is your visionless eyes

And your restless mind

That do not allow you to recognise him

Even while he is standing

Right in front of you

With his Eternity’s Compassion-Eye.


5048. If you are a stranger to me


If you are a stranger to me,

You will be satisfied

Only with my greatness.

If you are dear to me,

You will be satisfied

Only with my goodness.

But my Lord Supreme

Will not care for

My Himalayan greatness

Or my sun-vast goodness.

He will care only for my oneness

With His Eternity’s Vision-Light


His Infinity’s Reality-Delight. ```

5049. God's Satisfaction-Delight


Now that you have shattered

The yoke of your self-imposed burden,

God will grant you

His own secret and sacred



5050. God has not tempted you


God has not tempted you.

He knows everything

Except the art of temptation.

It is you who have tempted yourself. ```

5051. Look what you have done!


You thought you would be able

To discover yourself

By fulfilling your temptation-life,

But look what you have done!

Instead of finding yourself,

You have bound yourself. ```

5052. The man of aspiration


Not only do desires pass away,

The man of desires also passes away.

But the man of aspiration lives forever

Inside the complete Satisfaction-Heart

Of his Beloved Supreme.


5053. Because you long for perfection


Because of your generous heart,

God has given you

His prosperous Life.

Because of your pure eye,

God has given you

His Vision-Light.

Because you long for perfection

In everything you do and say,

God has given you

His own Satisfaction unparalleled. ```

5054. Since you indulge


Since you indulge

Your perplexed mind,

How can you have

A relaxed heart?

Since you indulge

Your restless vital,

How can you have

A guileless body? ```

5055. God loves you no matter what


God loves you

No matter what you have done

And no matter what you are doing now.

But do you think you will be able

To love God

If He loves your doubtful poison-mind

More than He loves your soulful nectar-heart?


5056. Only your suspicious mind


Only your suspicious mind

Can ruin the beauty

Of your soulful eyes.

Only your ferocious vital

Can destroy the purity

Of your bountiful heart.


5057. The university of ignorance-night


Who says that it is an easy task

To graduate from the university

Of the mind’s ignorance-night?

I do not, I cannot and I shall not

Agree with them.


5058. Faith awakens soulful tears


Faith in God

Awakens soulful tears.

Love of God

Fulfils divine promises. ```

5059. Punctual in being late


God gave him

One hundred and one incarnations

To realise Him.

But in each incarnation

He was punctual and perfect

In being late to invoke God,

Pray to God

And meditate on God. ```

5060. The purity-heart of human life


If you invade the privacy-world

Of human thoughts,

You will be sadly disappointed.

But if you enter the purity-heart

Of human life,

You will be richly rewarded. ```

5061. A sympathetic heart


A sympathetic ear

Is amazingly great.

A sympathetic heart

Is perpetually perfect. ```

5062. Heaven will be Heaven to me


Heaven will be Heaven to me

Only if I can carry there

My heart’s climbing cry.


5063. Each sad tear


Each sad tear

Gives birth

To a glad breath.


5064. A silver dream-boat


To love

Is to become

A silver dream-boat.


5065. A soulful smile from Above


A soulful smile from Above

Can easily lighten a heavy heart.

My own heart is a radiant example.


5066. In just a twinkling


In just a twinkling of its vision-eye,

The world-soul has made

The world-body beautiful.


5067. The sunlit path



Is the sunlit path

To Heaven’s fruitfulness.


5068. My heart's sacred dreams


I am happy

Only when I admire

My heart’s sacred dreams.


5069. A soulful heart is always available


A soulful heart is always available

To accept the blame

When the doubtful mind

Does everything wrong. ```

5070. The best haven


Things change.

Years bring new values.

Yet the aspiration-heart always remains

The safest and by far the best haven. ```

5071. A "must" for every seeker


The inner beauty

Is a “must” for every seeker

Of the transcendental Height.


5072. His rest has deteriorated


To his extreme sorrow

His rest has deteriorated

Into an incurable idleness.


5073. Only one teacher


Only one teacher is needed

And that teacher

Is your heart’s experience-delight.


5074. Renunciation-feast


Slavery means


Mastery means

Renunciation-feast. ```

5075. The direct representative


Not your doubting mind

But your aspiring heart

Is the direct representative

Of your illumining soul. ```

5076. Self-knowledge


Self-knowledge means

A complete freedom

From ignorance-demand.


5077. Uninvited guests


Yesterday I went to ignorance-king


Today God has come to me


Tomorrow I shall, without fail, go to God

Whether He invites me or not. ```

5078. To see beyond myself


To see beyond myself

Is to find and feel

My inseparable oneness

With my Beloved Supreme. ```

5079. Infinitely more powerful


Only a genuine seeker

Knows that his inner hunger

Is infinitely more powerful

Than his outer hunger. ```

5080. If you sincerely repent


If you sincerely and soulfully repent,

God will not allow the temptation-serpent

To torment you —

Not even mildly,

Not to speak of powerfully.


5081. I close my eyes to pray


Some think I close my eyes

To ignore them,

But it is not true.

I close my eyes to pray

Most soulfully for them.


5082. The real man in a genuine seeker


Not once but twice will you know

The real man in a genuine seeker:

Once when you mercilessly criticise

His doubtful poison-mind —

Needless to say,

He will love you far beyond

Your imagination’s flight;

Once when you unreservedly love

His fruitful nectar-heart —

Needless to say,

He will immediately admire you unreservedly

For helping him find

His long-lost vision eye.


5083. Your heart was born to sing


Your heart was born to sing

A soulful song of a new creation.

Why then do you compel it to sing

A doleful and funereal song? ```

5084. The drop always wins


In the inner world,

When the flood of intelligence

And a drop of wisdom challenge each other

The drop always wins. ```

5085. A weak man


A weak man is understood

Only by God’s Compassion.

A stupid man is understood

Only by God’s Forgiveness. ```

5086. Your creation of truth


Your creation of truth

Will no longer remain unheralded

For your cry for perfection

Is swiftly reaching its zenith-height. ```

5087. Selflessness within


Selflessness within,

Fruitfulness without.

Service-cry within,

Perfection-smile without. ```

5088. It is all done


Do not say

That you alone can do it.

Say that God does it in and through you.

Then lo, it is all done. ```

5089. Life's shallow amusements


God is not

Going to look for you

In your life’s shallow amusements.

How can your heart

Find satisfaction

In your life’s pointless activities?


5090. How can there be peace?


How can there be peace

When the main speaker

At the world’s conference table

Is not given the chance to speak

With His Silence-Eye?


5091. God is just


God is just.

This is what

An intelligent mind thinks.

God is love.

This is what

A pure heart feels.

God is all.

This is what

A wise soul knows.

God is another man.

This is what

The compassionate Lord

Tells the world. ```

5092. I am all for God


It is too early for me to say

That God is for me,

But it is not too early for me to say

That I am all for God. ```

5093. I am not going back to Heaven


I am not going back to Heaven

Without earth’s aspiration-cry

In infinite measure.

I am not coming back to earth

Without Heaven’s satisfaction-treasure

In measureless measure. ```

5094. A judge suffers


A judge quite often

Suffers from his loneliness.

Let us sympathise

With his loneliness

And forgive his beastly crimes.


5095. Your self-gratification



Your self-gratification

Is being denounced

By your own self-destruction. ```

5096. So can you realise God


Just as other sincere seekers

Have realised God,

So can you realise God,

If you value the purity

Of your heart’s sincerity-cry.


5097. Always ready to die


I am always ready to die

With my heart-realities

To fulfil the Himalayan heights

Of my soul-dreams. ```

5098. Two supreme commitments


Two supreme commitments

I have made:

I shall carry my heart to Heaven

To spread humanity’s cry of helplessness.

I shall bring down my soul to earth

To spread divinity’s light of fulness. ```

5099. A risk worth taking


To say and to do the right thing

In this world

And to represent the world

Is to take a risk.

But I must say

It is a risk worth taking

For its goal is life-fulfilling.


5100. Two opportunities


My mind’s sincerity gives me

The silver opportunity

To do something great for this world.

My heart’s purity gives me

The golden opportunity

To be somebody good for God.


Editor's introduction to the first edition

This is the fifty-first 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.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 51, Agni Press, 1982
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