Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 79

7801. My Lord's Beauty's Eyes


My Lord Supreme,

Your Beauty’s Eyes

Sleeplessly love me.

In return, may I not love

Your Divinity’s Heart

Breathlessly? ```

7802. This Poor And Feeble World


Will this poor and feeble world

Ever be liberated?

Will this helpless and hopeless world

Ever awaken

To a single golden dawn?


7803. The Life Of Outer Relinquishment


You think that by practising

The life of outer relinquishment

You are fast approaching

The life of inner enlightenment.

It is impossible!


7804. Overburdened With Problems


Since your mind

Is overburdened with problems

Created by none other than yourself,

How can your life ever dream

Of rich salvation?


7805. Do What You Can Now


There is no such thing

As the near future.

Anything but here and now

Is a mental hallucination.

Therefore, do what you can now,

And be what you are supposed to be

At this very moment.


7806. Unsophisticated And Uncluttered


The life that unreservedly serves humanity

Is unsophisticated.

The heart that unconditionally loves God

Is uncluttered. ```

7807. I Needed A Listener


I needed a listener.

Alas, nobody wanted to be a listener.

Now my Lord is telling me

That I will never have a listener

Unless and until

I have become a lover.

I must love earth

With my service-delight.

I must love Heaven

With my aspiration-height. ```

7808. Not A Matter Of Curiosity


He tries to free himself

From curiosity,

For he feels God-realisation

Is not a matter of curiosity

But a matter of wisdom-light.


7809. The Comfort Of Fantasy


Your mind may enjoy

The comfort of fantasy,

But for your poor heart,

Satisfaction remains a far cry. ```

7810. If You Suspect The World


If you suspect the world

And its motives,

Your outer life may not suffer much,

But your inner life will starve to death. ```

7811. Indefinitely Detained


You are fond of staying

Inside your desire-bound mind.

No wonder you are indefinitely detained

Inside your own doubt-fort. ```

7812. The Smile Of Justice-Light


The smile of justice-light

Can alone grant you

The blessing of peace-delight.


7813. Surrender-Flower, Gratitude-Fruit


When my heart permanently has

The excellence of a surrender-flower

And a gratitude-fruit,

God-Perfection shall not

Remain a far cry.


7814. Two Unthinkable Things


Two unthinkable things you think:

That ignorance-night

Can completely envelop others,

But not you,

And that God loves you only.


7815. My Heavenly Capacities Cannot Cry


My Heavenly capacities cannot cry.

My earthly capacities cannot smile.

But someday there will come a time

When I shall transcend the necessities

Of cry and smile.


7816. The Soul's Festival In Heaven


To the soul’s festival in Heaven,

Earth was not able to come.

But it sent its representative:

A deathless sigh. ```

7817. The Blossom Of An Illumining Life


Yesterday you wept silence-tears.

Therefore, today you have become

The blossom of an illumining life.


7818. Place Your Own Flower-Heart


Place your own flower-heart

At the blue Feet of the Lord Supreme,

In exactly the same way

As morning places its flowers

At the red feet of the planet sun.


7819. Not Interested


Even his own wild curiosity

Is not interested in carrying

His suspicion-mind towards God.


7820. Your Self-Imposed Blindness-Life


You fool!

How can you expect anything

Beautiful and fruitful

From your self-imposed blindness-life? ```

7821. Your Heart Is Already Ready


Your mind is getting ready

For its deathbed devotion.

Your heart is already ready

For its Immortality’s perfection. ```

7822. You Have The Capacity


You have the capacity

To see your follies.

Indeed this is the beginning

Of your Godward journey.

Soon you will have the capacity

To observe the mistakes of the world.

What will you do then?

You will just correct them

One by one.


7823. Who Can Appreciate?


Who can appreciate the fierce songs

Of his mental life?

Who can admire the maniacal dance

Of his vital life?

Who, tell me, who?


7824. Your God-Ordained Task


Every day try to hasten the completion

Of your God-ordained task:

The transformation of earth-bound sorrow

Into Heaven-free joy. ```

7825. I Am Going To Heaven


Do you want to know

Where I am going?

I am going to Heaven.

Do you want to know why?

Just so I can come back again

With more compassion-light

And more forgiveness-delight.


7826. What Is Divine Life?


What is human life, after all,

If not overwhelming anxiety?

What is divine life, after all,

If not ever-increasing security

In the Heart of the Supreme?


7827. The Immensity Of His Self-Offering


The immensity of his self-offering

Has buried the frustration-life

Of earth-hunger.


7828. Your Heart Will Perform A Miracle


Do not run away from trouble.

Your aspiring heart will before long

Perform a miracle:

It will cause trouble itself

To run away from you,

Utterly frustrated. ```

7829. An Invitation From God


I have received an invitation

From God.

I shall go and sing for Him

My heart’s crying songs

And dance for Him

My soul’s ecstasy-manifesting dances. ```

7830. As Long As You Are Busy


As long as you are busy

With your own ridiculously

Insignificant affairs,

Your life’s inner tumult

Will never subside.


7831. The Greatest Difficulty


The greatest difficulty

In human life

Is the bitter frown

Of misunderstanding-night. ```

7832. My Obedience To My Inner Voice


My obedience to my inner voice

Is my unparalleled confidence

In my tomorrow’s life.


7833. Tomorrow Will Give Me


Yesterday gave me

What it had for me:

Two curiosity-eyes.

Today is giving me

What it has for me:

One sincerity-cry.

Tomorrow will give me

What it will have for me:

The inseparable oneness

Of my perfection-life

And God’s Satisfaction-Heart.


7834. If We Keep Our Inner Appointments


If we keep our inner appointments

Cheerfully and punctually,

No disappointment-night

Can darken our heart’s aspiration-door. ```

7835. Only Two Inner Teachings


There are only two inner teachings

That each seeker has to learn:

Man is unveiling God

Slowly and steadily,

God has become man

Cheerfully and unconditionally. ```

7836. His Heart's Inner Moon


The torture of ignorance-night disappears

Only when the seeker sleeplessly values

The lustre of his heart’s inner moon.


7837. I Have Come To My Source


To the known God I say,

“I have come with gratitude.”

To the unknown God I say,

“I have come with surrender.”

To the unknowable God I say,

“I have come to my Source.” ```

7838. Your Imprisoned Life


Unless you offer your imprisoned life


To your Inner Pilot,

How can you ever dream

Of constant aspiration,

Constant dedication

And constant satisfaction?


7839. A Perfect Victim


When unwillingness to abide by God’s Will

Becomes a habit,

Man becomes a perfect victim

To perfect destruction. ```

7840. Do You Want To Work For God?


Do you want to work for God?

Then love Him more.

Do you want to love God?

Then serve Him more.

Do you want to serve God?

Then become one with Him more. ```

7841. God Knows How To Delay


You think that you alone

Know how to postpone

Your life of perfection-light.

But do you not think that God, too,

Knows how to indefinitely delay

His choice Hour? ```

7842. Your Commitment


You do not have to broadcast

Your conviction.

Your commitment to your inner life

Will not only do that for you,

But will do it far better

Than you can ever do it. ```

7843. Always Available


God may not be always available,

But God’s Compassion-Sea

And Forgiveness-Sky

Are always available. ```

7844. God Has Always Been Inside You


God has always been inside you

With His Vision-Light.

Can you not be inside Him,

Even for a second,

With your heart’s perfection-delight?


7845. Ignorance And God


Ignorance and God

Are playing their respective roles

Constantly in my life.

Ignorance tries to blind me

To prove its power-night.

God tries to liberate me

To prove His Power-Light.


7846. When Are You Going To Look?


You are looking at

Your failure-life.

When are you going to look for

God’s Blessing-Delight? ```

7847. I Sowed Faith-Seed


Yesterday I sowed faith-seed.

Today I am discovering

A beautiful and fruitful peace-tree.


7848. To Love Man Unreservedly


To love man unreservedly

Is to discover God in one’s own heart

Immediately plus unconditionally.


7849. God Has The Time


God has the time to convince

Only the genuine seekers

Who have already started believing

That He loves them,

Feeds them and needs them.


7850. Beauty Knows How To Shine


Beauty knows how to shine.

Purity knows how to give.

Divinity knows how to become.

Immortality knows how to transcend. ```

7851. One Haunting Doubt


One haunting doubt

Can unbelievably weaken

A long-abiding belief.


7852. Two Final Questions


I have two final questions:

Is God the Dream as beautiful

As God the Reality?

Are God the Creator and God the creation

Satisfied with each other?


7853. His Life Enjoys


His outer life powerfully enjoys

Wild laughter.

His inner life soulfully enjoys

Sweet tears. ```

7854. Gently Command


Gently command,

If you have to command,

Your heart.

I assure you,

It will obey you immediately.

Mercilessly command,

When necessity demands,

Your vital.

Then only will it obey you. ```

7855. To Entertain The Angels


To entertain the angels

What I need is

A heart of beauty’s dawn

And a soul of purity’s sky. ```

7856. You Know How To Love


You do not have to wait and hope


For you know how to love God the One

Swiftly, soulfully, selflessly

And unconditionally.


7857. I Can Nowhere Cause Commotion


Earth does not need me.

Heaven has disowned me.

I can nowhere cause commotion.


7858. His Heaven-Sent Haven


The satisfaction-smile

Of his Master’s vision

Is his Heaven-sent haven.


7859. Curiosity Awakens


Curiosity awakens

The sleeping man in us

But saddens and disheartens

The aspiring man in us. ```

7860. How God Always Is


Many may know who God is

And where God is,

But very few can know

Or will ever know

How God always is.


7861. His Mind's Addiction To Falsehood


His mind’s addiction to falsehood

Makes him feel that he is great.

His heart’s devotion to truth

Makes even the world feel that he is good. ```

7862. Your Mind's Secret Duty


Your mind’s secret duty

Is to be pure.

Your heart’s sacred duty

Is to be perfect. ```

7863. A Man Of Good Will


A man of good will

Has the master key

To open all the doors

In God’s Compassion-Palace. ```

7864. My Life's Integrity


To me, everything depends on

My life’s integrity

And not on my mind’s ability.


7865. My Lord Accepts Me


My Lord accepts me

As I am,

But my mind will accept me

Only if I become another God. ```

7866. Two Things You Do Not Know


Two things you do not know:

When the passion-dance

Of your vital will end

And when the illumination-trance

Of your heart will begin.


7867. His Preoccupation


To love the world soulfully

Is his life’s outer preoccupation.

To love God unconditionally

Is his heart’s inner preoccupation. ```

7868. What Kind Of Faith Is It?


What kind of faith is it

If it is strangled every day

By its mischievous enemy:

Doubt? ```

7869. The More You Want To Possess


The more you want to possess

The world,

The farther and faster you will travel

Away from freedom-light. ```

7870. If Your Mind Enjoys Collecting


If your mind enjoys collecting

Earthly secrets,

Your aspiration-heart will be devoured

By giant discouragement. ```

7871. An Unerring Hour


An unerring hour

Has the power to remove

A long-lasting mountain of pain.


7872. God Created My Faith


God created my faith

Compassionately plus invisibly.

I created my doubt

Deliberately plus visibly. ```

7873. Forgiving Seconds


I believe in

Forgiving seconds

And not unforgiving hours.


7874. Imagination-Memories Of The Past


He has nothing important to do.

Therefore he indulges in


Of the finished past. ```

7875. What My Heart Needs


What my heart needs

Is a little co-operation

From my mind.

What my mind needs

Is a little aspiration

From my heart.


7876. No Opinion


As I have no opinion

Of Heaven’s Compassion-Light,

Even so, Heaven has no opinion

Of my aspiration-height. ```

7877. A Heart To Quench God's Thirst


My Lord Supreme,

Do give me a heart

That can quench Your Thirst

At Your choice Hour. ```

7878. He Succeeds Always


He succeeds always

Because his heart’s intensity

Is infinitely more powerful

Than the most brilliant noontime sun. ```

7879. Your Heart-Flower Cannot Grow


Because of your mind’s conscious addiction

To serious follies,

Your heart-flower cannot grow

To please the Eye of the Lord Supreme. ```

7880. Your Heart's Dawn


Behold, the beauty and purity

Of your heart’s dawn

Are helping your mind fly away

From its own ridiculous, fearful life. ```

7881. On Good Terms With God


His mind is always

On good terms with God.

Therefore, the Prince of Gloom

Does not dare to be

His mind’s companion.


7882. A Sleepless Love


There was a time when I had

A sleepless fancy

For man’s outer achievements.

But now I am developing

A sleepless love

For man’s inner hunger. ```

7883. My Mind Wants To Be Powerful


My mind wants to be powerful

To converse freely

With the outer world.

My heart longs to be beautiful

To commune soulfully

With the inner world.


7884. The Abiding Perfection-Life


The abiding perfection-life

Of a seeker

Is far beyond the reach

Of his mind’s temporary triumphs. ```

7885. Inside My Lord's Compassion-Smile


Inside my Lord’s Compassion-Smile,

And nowhere else,

My aching heart’s cure lies.


7886. Time's Heaven-Free Steps


At last his long-treasured

Earth-bound mind

Has decided to climb up

Time’s Heaven-free steps. ```

7887. A True Athlete Of God


To be a true athlete of God

You must delete leisure-pleasure

From the schedule of your life.


7888. The Discovery Of Perennial Truth


Only the discovery of perennial truth

And not an amalgam of truth and legend

Can transform the face and fate

Of the world. ```

7889. O World Vital, Sleep!


O world vital, sleep!

Even your wild emotions

Are dead tired

And are quite anxious to sleep. ```

7890. The Medicine


The medicine for a doubting mind

Is either a powerful soul

Or a tearful heart.


7891. God Will Entertain


God will entertain

Your aspiration-heart

If you will disdain

Your desire-mind. ```

7892. God Wants To Give You


God does not want to give you

What humanity calls love.

God only wants to give you

What divinity calls Delight. ```

7893. My Mind Hides No Thorn


O super-cautious world,

Do not be afraid of my mind.

My mind hides no thorn

To hurt you. ```

7894. I Shall Watch You


I shall lovingly and unconditionally

Watch you

Until your sorrowful life

Becomes soulful ecstasy. ```

7895. My Unfortunate Friend


O my unfortunate friend, mind,

I do not know how

I can dare to love you

And your teeming follies. ```

7896. Ready To Measure


The human mind is ready to measure

The measureless depths of God’s Love

But is always reluctant to measure

The depth of its own dire infirmities. ```

7897. My Heart The Climber


My vital the climber may fall.

My mind the climber may fall.

But my heart the climber never falls,

Never! ```

7898. The Beauty Of His Purity-Heart


No earthly mischief can blight

The powerful beauty

Of his soulful purity-heart.


7899. My Heart's Adamantine Will


My heart’s adamantine will

Must transform

My ignorance-enjoying earthly days.


7900. In Silence


A life of surrender

In silence soars.

A heart of gratitude

In silence triumphs. ```

Editor's introduction to the first edition

This is the seventy-ninth 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 discusses tennis with former tennis champion Jack Kramer in Los Angeles on 3 October 1978.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 79, Agni Press, 1983
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