Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 72

7101. Ready And Worthy


If you are ready

To risk all,

You are truly worthy

To receive all. ```

7102. He Is Descending


He is descending

To his spiritual death

Because every day he bathes

In the river of impure pride

And dark ingratitude.


7103. A Special Game


Each morning

Has a special game to play

With my heart’s snow-white hopes

And my soul’s blue-gold promises. ```

7104. Your Number One Disease


Your number one earthly disease

Is impurity.

Your number one Heavenly disease

Is uncertainty. ```

7105. My Lord Cares For


My Lord does not care for

My mountain-capacity,

But He does care for

My fountain-availability. ```

7106. My Needs


Attention-light I needed.

Dedication-height I need.

Perfection-delight I shall need.


7107. God's Supreme Secret


God’s supreme Secret:

Man will eventually please God

In His own Way.


7108. The Beauty Of Your Heart


The beauty of your heart

Is your life.

The impurity of your life

Is your death. ```

7109. Two Big Eyes



You are showing too much!

Do you not see

That I have two big

Perfectly functioning eyes?


7110. Do You Not Feel?


Fear, you are torturing me

Too much!

Do you not feel that my heart’s

Inseparable oneness with God

Will destroy you before long?


7111. Wedded To Worries


Even your stark enemies

Feel sorry for you

Because you are wedded

To endless and useless worries. ```

7112. The Arrival Of Wisdom-Light


Your ignorance-night

Will no longer endure.

The express arrival of wisdom-light

Is absolutely sure. ```

7113. His Indecision-Mind


His indecision-mind

Is fully responsible

For his life’s repeated

Devastating failures. ```

7114. God's Compassion-Machine


God’s Compassion-Machine

Is eternally powerful.

My gratitude-machine

Has recently become soulful. ```

7115. An Incurable Disease


Jealousy is not

An incurable disease.

But your unwillingness

To surrender your jealousy

Unfortunately is.


7116. I Have Nothing But Delight


Delight, delight!

I have nothing but delight.


Because I have done everything

That my Lord wanted me to do.


7117. Each Good Thought


Each good thought

Experiences freedom-joy

From all the snares of poison-doubt.


7118. Do Guide My Eyes


Do guide my eyes, my Lord,

Into the ways of beauty’s joy

And purity’s peace.


7119. My Lord's Forgiveness-Feet


My Lord,

I need Your Magnet-Feet.

My Lord,

I need Your Protection-Feet more.

My Lord,

I need Your Forgiveness-Feet most. ```

7120. The Wrong Interpreter


I know I will not get

The right message from your soul

Because your mind is the interpreter

And not your heart. ```

7121. Who Else Can It Be?


Someone is singing,

Perhaps God.

Someone is threatening my ignorance.

Who else can it be,

If not my Beloved Lord?


7122. I Do Not Believe


I do not believe in

My mind,

With its eternally hungry

Abysmal abyss. ```

7123. What You Mean To God


Your devotion has to be deeper

Than an ocean.

Your surrender has to be higher

Than a mountain.

Only then will you feel

What you mean to God. ```

7124. Only One Thing


My body needs only one thing:


My vital needs only one thing:


My mind needs only one thing:


My heart needs only one thing:


My life needs only one thing:

Transcendence. ```

7125. If You Need Faith


If you need faith,

You are good.

If you have faith,

You are perfect. ```

7126. Your Utter Stupidity


Your utter stupidity makes you feel

That you do not need God.

But never dare to expect

That others are going to follow you. ```

7127. I Can Find Myself


I can find myself,

Since my Beloved Supreme

Is searching with me.


7128. My Personal Friend


God is already

My personal Friend.

Now I am trying hard

To make Him

My most intimate Friend.


7129. Only God Can Grant You


Only God can grant you

Spiritual security.

No, not even your soul can do that.


7130. They Drink Nectar-Delight


A heart of gratitude

And a life of surrender

Never drink tears.

They drink only nectar-delight. ```

7131. Puffed Up With Pride


Today you are puffed up

With exorbitant pride.

Tomorrow you will be bitten ruthlessly

By doubt-snakes. ```

7132. O My Puzzling Mind


Since my prayer to you is sincere,

Can you not also show me sincerely

What you are truly made of,

O my puzzling mind? ```

7133. Perfection And Patience


Perfection slowly comes

And happily stays

In the same room

With patience. ```

7134. Our Easy-Going Ways


Our easy-going ways

Are solely responsible

For the failure

Of our life’s journey. ```

7135. Each Unaspiring Moment


Each unaspiring moment

Will prove to be

A frustration-shore

Of nowhere-land. ```

7136. A Heartbreaking Question


“When will God’s Work be done?”

This is the question

That breaks the hearts

Of true God-lovers. ```

7137. The Vision Of Man


God is the vision

Of man.

Man is the Satisfaction

Of God. ```

7138. Do Not Undervalue Yourself


Do not undervalue yourself


For that work is done by others

Far better than you can ever do it. ```

7139. Eternity's Victory


Victory usually means

Temporary peace.

But peace is

Eternity’s victory. ```

7140. My Mind Is Blind


My mind is totally blind.

It cannot see

The perfection-eye

Of my heart. ```

7141. Anxious To See


I am anxious to see

Where God is hiding His Compassion.

God is anxious to see

Where I am hiding my enthusiasm. ```

7142. This Is God's Task


You want to be your own teacher.

Do you not know

That this is God’s Task?


7143. Do Not Satisfy


Do not satisfy an undivine person

In his own way

If you really care for

His future perfection. ```

7144. Who Can Answer?


If it is a question about God,

Who can answer with more authority

Than the heart’s blue bird:

The soul? ```

7145. The Divine Love Of The Heart


The divine love of the heart

Can only be felt.

It cannot be revealed,

It cannot be seen. ```

7146. So Says My Heart


Nothing is wrong with me:

So says my vital.

Something is wrong,

But it can eventually be corrected:

So says my heart.


7147. My Life's Total Transformation


Since everything is bound to change


My life’s total transformation

Will not always remain a far cry. ```

7148. Birthless And Deathless


Earth means

Birthless and deathless hopes.

Heaven means

Birthless and deathless dreams.

God means

Birthless and deathless Realities. ```

7149. God Asks Me To Give Him


God asks me to give Him

The things that I myself

Do not at all care for:

My imperfections. ```

7150. Suffering From Myself


I am suffering

From myself

Because I am not desperately looking

For myself. ```

7151. Each Soul Knows


Each heart knows

How to cry for God.

Each soul knows

How to fly with God. ```

7152. In My Life's Humility-Nest


In my life’s humility-nest

My Lord has chosen to enjoy

His enduring Rest.


7153. You Love Your Inner Life


You love your inner life.

That means God has

A very special Concern for you.


7154. I Look For God The Singer


When I am inside my mind,

I look for God the Doctor.

When I am inside my heart,

I look for God the Singer. ```

7155. Fear Ends


Fear ends only when I realise

That fear is nothing

But punishment unsought.


7156. Try God's Compassion-Light


Since your confidence has failed you,

Try God’s Compassion-Light.

It will definitely work!


7157. I Depend On My Faith


I do not depend on others’ faith

In me.

I depend only on my faith

In God. ```

7158. Sincerity Gives My Mind


Sincerity gives my mind

Indomitable strength.

Purity gives my heart

Unfathomable joy. ```

7159. The Only Fitting Tribute


My heart’s sleepless gratitude

Is the only fitting tribute

To my Lord Supreme.


7160. The Tears Of An Orphan-Heart


The tears of an orphan-heart

Enter straight into

The Compassion-Heart of God.


7161. The Bond Inevitable


The soulful oneness of the universe

With a seeker’s aspiration-heart

Is the bond inevitable.


7162. A Great And Genuine Seeker


He has unlearnt all the lessons

That he received from his ignorance-teacher.

Therefore he has all the marks

Of a great and genuine seeker. ```

7163. Before It Is Too Late


Before it is too late,

My heart must start growing

And my mind must start glowing.


7164. The Envelope Of Light


The envelope of light

Contains my beautiful Immortality.

The envelope of darkness

Contains my immediate death. ```

7165. Must I Curb My Quest?


Must I curb my quest?

Yes, if it is an earth-conquering quest.

Must I curb my quest?

No, if it is a surrender-blossoming quest,



7166. A Small Mind


How can it be possible

For a small mind with weak thoughts

To long for liberation?


7167. My Lord's Compassion-Touch


My Lord’s Compassion-Touch

Immediately mends my mind

And heals my heart.


7168. Because Of You


O my sick mind,

Because of you

I am unable to strengthen

My heart’s aspiration-life. ```

7169. Two Friends


Aspiration and dedication

Are two friends

Who affectionately teach us

How to approach perfection. ```

7170. Will You Not Reconsider?


My Lord

Will You not reconsider my case?

I really would like to have

A taste of Nectar-Delight. ```

7171. You Must Command Your Thoughts


You must command your thoughts,

Not vice versa,

If happiness is something

That you are looking for. ```

7172. To Stand God-Revealed


If you want to stand


Then first stand

Self-concealed. ```

7173. Concentration Means


Concentration means

Success immediate.

Meditation means

Progress ultimate.

Surrender means

Satisfaction within,

Satisfaction without.


7174. Unless Your Mind Is Searching


Do not trust your mind

Unless it is soulfully

Searching for God.


7175. God Loves My Entire Being


God loves my entire being.

Can I not at least try to love

Only one part of my being:

My heart? ```

7176. What God Once Told Me


I shall always remember

What God once told me:

I am a dream of His

Inside His Eternity’s Dream-Boat. ```

7177. Humility Is The Best Song


Humility is the best song

Sung by a God-seeker

In his outer life.

Purity is the best music

Played by a God-seeker

In his inner life.


7178. The Assembly Of Hearts And Souls


At the assembly of hearts and souls

Certain greedy minds come to talk

About the perfection-satisfaction

Of democracy. ```

7179. So Obstinate!


So often my heart cannot persuade

My mind, vital and body

To meditate.

They are so obstinate! ```

7180. An Indefinite Vacation


What my heart needs

Is an indefinite vacation

From my unaspiring mind

And my demanding vital. ```

7181. Are You A Great Fighter?


Are you a great fighter?

If so, use your fighting capacity

Against your doubting mind.

Are you a great lover?

If so, offer your love to God

Only for Him to use.


7182. Enlarge Your Dedication-Circle


Enlarge your dedication-circle

To make yourself happy.

Enlarge your surrender-circle

To make God happy. ```

7183. An Affront To Our Divinity


A doubting mind in itself

Is an affront to our inner divinity,

Our universal oneness.


7184. God's Unparalleled Dream


My love

Of universal oneness

Is God’s

Unparalleled Dream. ```

7185. Encouragement


Heaven’s Himalayan encouragement

And earth’s Atlantic encouragement

Simultaneously echo and re-echo

In his soft, tender and flower-like heart. ```

7186. One Inner Resolve


His heart has only

One inner resolve:

To restore everyone’s

Freedom-right. ```

7187. When I Wish To Please


I soulfully smile

When I want to please myself.

I powerfully cry

When I wish to please God. ```

7188. The Mind Thinks


The mind thinks

That it knows God.

The heart feels

That God knows it. ```

7189. What Is Necessary


What is necessary

Man does not know.

What is unnecessary

God does not know. ```

7190. You Must Be Careful


You must be careful

Of what you say.

You must be careful

Of what you do.

But you do not have to be careful

Of what you think of God. ```

7191. My Heart Is Happy


My mind is happy

Because it is intelligent.

My heart is happy

Because God is compassionate. ```

7192. My Forgiveness-Lord


I may not know myself,

But I do know my Father:

My Forgiveness-Lord.


7193. Real Spirituality


Real spirituality

Can easily be described

In one word:

Delight. ```

7194. He Holds Perfection


He holds perfection.

You behold perfection in him.

That means you yourself

Are on the road to perfection. ```

7195. Immediate Acts


May my mind’s vastness

And my heart’s oneness

Be translated into immediate acts.


7196. God Always Wants


God always wants

The powerful mind to surrender

To the soulful heart.


7197. My Joy Is For All


“My joy is for me.”

This is the division-man

Speaking in me for himself.

“My Joy is for all.”

This is the Oneness-God

Speaking in me for everyone.


7198. Say And Do


Say what

Makes the world happy.

Do what

Makes God happy. ```

7199. My Unconditional Gratitude


Your misfortune teaches me

How to be perfect.

Therefore, I wish to share with you

My unconditional gratitude. ```

7200. The First Thing In Life


The first thing in life

Is soulful self-giving.

The last thing in life

Is unconditional self-giving. ```

Editor's introduction to the first edition

This is the seventy-second 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 thanks Ambassador Birabhongse Kasemsri for his participation in the Meditation Group’s programme celebrating Rattanakosin (the bicentennial of the founding of Bangkok and the present Chakri Dynasty) on 25 February 1983.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 72, Agni Press, 1983
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