42. A favour

God asked me for a favour.

I gave Him not what He wanted.

Can you imagine

What He wanted from me?

He wanted to have

All my ignorance.

I said to Him,

"If I give You all my ignorance

What will I have on earth

To live with and to live for?"

I asked God for a favour.

He gave me immediately what I wanted.

He gave me

His Infinity's Love,

Eternity's height


Immortality's life.

He shared with me His supreme Secret:

That real joy is in self-giving.

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Golden Boat, part 9, Agni Press, 1974
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