49. My doubt-child and my faith-child

My doubt-child will not live with me

For a long time.

He has a very short life;


I am treasuring him and cherishing him.

My faith-child will not only have

A long life,

But an eternal life;


I am not so fond of him right now.

Once my doubt-child dies,

The joy that I now give to my doubt-child

Will all be given to my faith-child

In addition to what I now give to my


When I am left with only my faith-child,

My faith-child will have everything

That I have and that I am.

What I have is sacrifice


What I am is smile.

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Golden Boat, part 17, Agni Press, 1974
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