{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 9

Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 9

801. A map of silence

What do I see in my Heaven-free mind?

I see a map

Of midnight-silence

With a stupendous


802. While walking

While walking along

The avenue of my aspiration-heart,

What do I do?

I harvest my heart’s sunlight.


Slowly, steadily and selflessly.

803. You cannot possess two things

You cannot possess two things:

God’s Compassion-Sky


Man’s frustration-sky.

804. Even his enemies have forgiven him

Even his enemies

Have forgiven him totally

Now that he has fallen

Off the aspiration-tree.

805. Only one reason

You gave me

A flood of reasons

Why you do not care for me.

But I am giving you

Only one reason

Why I do not care for you.

I do not care for you

Not because

You do not care for me

But because

You do not care for God.

806. One positive seed-thought

One positive seed-thought

Has saved me,

My entire life:

My Lord Supreme

Will always love me

No matter what I do

Or what I say

Or even what I become.

807. Only when I allow

The strength of oneness-seed

I have,

The delight of satisfaction-tree

I am,

Only when I allow

All to claim my Beloved Supreme

As their own, very own.

808. O inspiration-sky

O inspiration-sky,

Where are you?

My mind is a beggar without you.

O aspiration-sun,

Where are you?

My heart is an orphan without you.

809. The beauty born of oneness-love

The beauty born of oneness-love

Forever lasts

In the perfection-life of man


In the Satisfaction-Heart of God.

810. Now I love

There was a time

When I loved you,

O my thought-world.

But now I love

The beauty of a silence-mind


The purity of a gratitude-heart.

811. Anxiety


I shall not fear you

Any more.

Your hostility will

Before long


812. Are you really sure?

Are you really sure

That you do not want

A temptation-life?

If you are sure,

Then the Illumination-Eye

Will hasten towards you.

813. Lose the map

Lose, lose the map

Of your mind.

The road of your heart

Will immediately appear

Before your vision-eye.

814. God's morning Compassion

God’s morning Compassion


God’s evening Forgiveness

Have saved my life

Time and again.

815. Who wants my help?

Who wants my help?

Nobody, alas.

Who needs my attention?

Everybody, alas, alas!

816. Accept the truth

Accept the truth


The higher worlds

Will inundate you


817. Everything is possible

Everything is possible.

I can even have a new mind

If I am totally disgusted

With my old mind.

818. Never fear to watch

Never fear to watch

What you are unlearning,

For that will eventually help you

Walk along the Liberation-Road.

819. God's Marathon-Compassion

I shall never forget

That God’s Marathon-Compassion

And His Ultramarathon-Forgiveness

Have saved my doubting mind

And my aggressive vital.

820. The detachment of the stars

The detachment of the stars

Surprises me and my mind.

The attachment of the moon

Puzzles me and my heart.

821. My remembrance-light

My remembrance-light

Is my progress-height.

My progress-height

Is my self-command.

822. The day I saved

The day I saved my oneness-light

From meanness-night,

I needed no more safety

From any human being.

823. This world has nothing for me

This world has nothing for me,

Absolutely nothing for me.

One day I shall have to go

In my own way.

And my way will be

Nothing other than God’s Way —

God’s beautiful, fruitful

And express Way.

824. Spend your thought-power

As you spend your money-power


Even so, spend your thought-power


Each thought embraces

An atom bomb.

825. I am determined

Now that I have heard

Much about meditation,

I am determined to reach

My own experience-reality-existence.

826. Excusing myself

Yesterday I excused myself,

And thus I lowered

The quality-standard

Of the world.

Today I am excusing myself,

And thus I am lowering

The quality-standard

Of my own soul.

Tomorrow I shall excuse myself,

And thus I shall lower

Even the Quality-standard

Of my Beloved Supreme.

827. I have replaced

My Lord Supreme

Is extremely proud of me

Because I have replaced

My yesterday’s

Unconscious disobedience

With my today’s

Conscious obedience.

828. An inner medicine

Doubt is an inner disease.


To cure it what you need

Is an inner medicine.

And that medicine is

Your oneness-faith.

829. Truth has charmed me

I am saved at last,

For truth has unquestionably

Charmed me,

My entire being.

830. Now is the opportunity

To win God-realisation

Now is the opportunity.


Speed up and run after it


831. A sublime truth

My despair,

My wild despair,

I have discovered

A sublime truth:

I can do something

Infinitely better

Than surrender to you —

Fight, fight!

I must fight against you

To bring to the fore

The Real in me:

My inspiration-sky

And aspiration-sun.

832. Two things absolutely unparalleled

My Master Lord Supreme,

I love You, I love You only

Because You have given me

Two things absolutely unparalleled:

The map

For the eternal journey

And the courage

For the immortal travelling.

833. God will promote you

Protect your aspiration-heart.

God will promote you

Here on earth


And there in Heaven


834. Who will condemn you?

Who or what

Can and will condemn you,

If not your own

Deplorably mistaken belief?

835. When I study

When I study

The train of anxieties,

I find that it carries

Nothing but a mountain

Of unhealthy ideas.

836. Reveal your nervousness

Conceal your nervousness;

You will eventually die.

Reveal your nervousness;

You will eventually be

The conqueror.

837. What others think of you

Remember one thing,

Only one thing:

What others think of you

Will not and cannot change you,

Your capacity-world

And your quality-world.

838. Nothing else is perfect

Nothing else is perfect


Nothing else can ever be perfect

Except the soulful cry

Of our fruitful gratitude-heart.

839. I love and I serve

I love and I serve.

What do I love?

I love the Compassion-Flood

Of God’s Vision-Eye.

What do I serve?

I serve the Forgiveness-Sun

Of God’s Reality-Heart.

840. I need only one thing

Yesterday I needed many things.

Tomorrow I may need many things.

But today, my Lord Supreme,

I need only one thing:

The forgiveness-flower

Of Your Compassion-Tree.

841. A false seeker

A false seeker

Every day writes at least

Seven complimentary letters

To himself.

He thinks and feels

That these letters have come

Directly from Above.

842. A false student

A false student,

No matter how many years

He stays with the greatest

Spiritual Master of the ages,

Remains the same

With no progress.

I may not be

The world’s greatest Teacher,

But I am blessed with

Quite a few false students.

843. Heaven laughs

Heaven laughs when it sees

A false seeker.

Needless to say,

Such false seekers

Are available almost everywhere.

But out of infinite compassion

Heaven has made up a list of items

That will raise the standard

Of humanity.

844. My mind has enslaved

Alas, alas,

My doubting and dividing mind

Has enslaved my entire life

Ruthlessly, plus sleeplessly.

845. I amuse God

I reject the world


It contradicts me unnecessarily.

I amuse God


I contradict Him proudly.

846. Infallible inspiration

He is great

Because his mind

Has infallible inspiration.

He is good

Because his heart

Is infallible aspiration.

847. A supreme truth

A soulful heart

Has discovered a supreme truth:

To meditate on God

Is a privilege

And not a duty.

848. No advantage

You do not live

The Bible.


You can have no advantage over him,

Just because he has not read it.

He has not read

The Bible.


He can have no advantage over me,

Just because I do not know how to read.

849. God's Forgiveness finds me

God’s Forgiveness finds me

No matter where I am.

God’s Compassion takes me

Where I ought to go.

850. Let your heart criticise

Do not criticise your heart.

Let your heart criticise you,

Your worthless


Useless mind.

851. I have nothing to fear

I have nothing to fear

Save and except

My Lord’s total withdrawal.

My Lord has nothing to fear

Save and except

My deliberate neglect.

852. No matter how many mistakes

No matter how many mistakes you made,

You are making

And you will be making,

Remember only one thing:

Your aim is your


853. You have every opportunity-right




You have every opportunity-right

To make the correct choice.

854. The cure

What can cure

Your doubt-sickness,

If not your own


855. Three invaluable Heaven-gifts

Newness in life,

Closeness to truth,

Oneness with God:

These are the three

Invaluable Heaven-gifts

I desperately need.

856. Why have you surrendered?

Are you a fool?

Why have you surrendered

To secret despair

And totally ruined your birthright:

Eternity’s Delight?

857. Happiness is my name

Happiness is my name,

For the desire to appear right

Has been replaced

By the desire to be right.

858. Seeing is becoming

In the inner world,

Seeing is possessing

And then becoming.

In the higher world,

Seeing is becoming

And then possessing.

859. The happiest man in God's creation

Make yourself known to humanity:

Its dark jealousy will make you unhappy.

Make yourself known to yourself:

You will unquestionably be

The happiest man

In God’s entire creation.

860. So thinks the human mind

Darkness has light:

So thinks the human mind.

Darkness is light:

So feels the human vital.

861. Sincerity tells me

Strangely enough,

Sincerity tells me

That we are wont to love


More than we love

To illumine it.

862. The real wisdom-light

What is the real wisdom-light?

The real wisdom-light

Is to help Truth regain

Its lost throne.

863. The real life of happiness

The usual life of unhappiness

Is doing nothing for me.

The real life of happiness

Is hiding from me.

Alas, alas!

864. If you want to run the fastest

If you want to run the fastest,

If you want to fly the highest,

If you want to dive the deepest,

Then try to believe

That yours is not the only way

To reach humanity’s ultimate Goal.

865. Purity's way

There is a way

That has no negativities.

And that way is

Purity’s selfless way.

866. The new world

You fool,

What makes you think

That the new world

Will resemble the old world?

You fool,

What makes you anticipate

The same old frustration

In the new world?

867. The price

You fool,

Don’t you realise

That the price you pay

To remain in the dreamland

Is too exorbitant?

When are you going back

To your own reality-land,


868. The Master's compassion-height

What is more powerful:

The Master’s justice-light


His compassion-height?

For a sincere

And receptive seeker,

The Master’s compassion-height

Always remains unparalleled.

869. Your only problem

Until you have realised

That you are your

Only problem in life,

You will never be awakened

To the existence-reality

Of Perfection-Bliss.

870. I really love you

I really love you

Because you see your mistakes.

I really love you and need you

Because you have forgotten

The deplorable art

Of repeating them.

871. No difference

No difference

Between what I eternally am


What the Truth-reality is.

872. Truth and falsehood

What is falsehood?

A thing unbelievably dangerous.

What is truth?

A thing astonishingly prosperous.

873. The fight

The light of my heart never fights.

The fight is always between

The darkness of my mind


The restlessness of my vital.

874. Inspiration descends

Inspiration descends

To make me great.

Aspiration ascends

To make me good.

Realisation transcends

To make me perfect.

875. The human life

The human life is nothing


A prison of misunderstandings.

How can we escape?

We can escape

Through the self-giving windows.

876. Truth will not tolerate

Truth will not tolerate deception.

Bliss will not tolerate imperfection.

God will not tolerate frustration.

877. The relaxation of the mind

The relaxation of the mind

Has given me two invaluable things:

The silence-breath of the inner world


The sound-life of the outer world.

878. I cry and cry

I cry and cry

To see the Beauty of God’s Eye.

God cries and cries

To see the purity of my heart.

879. So easy to forget

So easy to forget:

God’s Compassion-Eye


God’s Forgiveness-Heart.

So easy to remember:

My tiny success-bubbles


My wee progress-flames.

880. I smile and smile

I smile and smile

When I see

God’s Satisfaction-Home.

God smiles and smiles

When He sees

My heart’s gratitude-room.

881. I want Him

My heart’s sincerity-cry needs God.


I want Him.

My soul’s purity-smile needs God.


I want Him.

882. A soulful heart questions

A soulful heart questions

The authenticity of the mind.

A fruitful soul purifies

The impurity of the mind.

883. Another way to live

I must realise

That there is another way

To live.

And that way is to see

God’s Beauty in man


Man’s ecstasy in God.

884. Because I know

Because I knew yesterday

What God is like,

And because I know today

What I am like,

I shall definitely know tomorrow

What you are like.

885. Suffering is a painful joke

Suffering is a painful joke:

So says my heart’s


And my soul’s


886. So beautiful

I love God


His Vision-Eye is so beautiful.

God loves me


My aspiration-heart is so beautiful.

887. I think of God

I think of God


I need God’s Power.

God thinks of me


He needs my love.

888. Each day

Each day

Is the last opportunity.

Each day

Is the last boat.

Indeed, the Golden Shore is far,

Very far.

889. I am watching your eyes

I am watching Your Eyes,

My Lord.

They are so beautiful.

I am feeling Your Heart,

My Lord.

It is so fruitful.

I am touching Your Feet,

My Lord.

They are so powerful.

890. Faith is the transcendence-glory

Faith is the transcendence-glory

Of the heart-blossoms.

Surrender is the perfection-satisfaction-glory

Of the life-blossoms.

891. The happy God tells me

The happy God tells me

That He is all ready to take me

As His partner.

In case I do not want

To be His partner,

He tells me that He is all ready

To be the inseparable partner

Of my own unhappy life.

892. The vision I want

I do not want the vision

That swiftly vanishes

Into tomorrow’s nothingness.

I want only the vision

Of Eternal Now.

893. A heart flooded with poise

A heart flooded with poise

Can alone take me

Beyond the horizons

Of my sleepless sorrow.

894. Preparations

Simplicity prepares the mind

For God.

Sincerity prepares the heart

For God.

Humility prepares the life

For God.

895. Light and life mingle

Light and life mingle

When oneness-delight

Smashes the ruthless pride

Of division-walls.

896. Without the Grace-Power

Without the Grace-Power,

Everything is out of reach.

With the Grace-Power,

Everything is within easy reach.

897. The inner faith

The soulfulness of the inner faith

Is always

The vastness-beauty

Of the outer space.

898. Even death cannot escape

Even death cannot escape

From the vastness-spread

Of His Silence-Power.

899. Harvest of the heart

When God teaches

The song of hope-light,

I reap the harvest

Of my heart.

900. A stronger heart

Mine is the wisdom-light

That tells me to ask

Not for a lighter burden,

But for a stronger heart.

Editor's introduction to the first edition

This is the 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

Don Ritchie, holder of the world record for the 50-mile and 100-mile runs, is shown with Sri Chinmoy after his championship 100-mile run in Flushing Meadow Park, New York, 16 June 1979.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 9, Agni Press, 1981
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