Politics and spirituality1

Spirituality

Can enter into politics.

Spirituality

Does not dismiss politics.


Politics can claim spirituality.

Likewise,

Spirituality can claim politics.

Politics and spirituality

Are branches of the same life-tree,

And this life-tree

Is all oneness-peace.


Spirituality is the heart.

Politics is the body.

These two are at once

Interdependent

And indispensable to each other.


The body is the flower.

The heart is the fragrance.

The flower charmingly reminds us

Of our universal beauty.

The fragrance breathlessly reminds us

Of our transcendental divinity.


Gorbachev the flower

Our outer world unsurpassably loves.

Gorbachev the fragrance

Our inner world unreservedly treasures.



  1. GMK 85. This essay was written by the author and sent to President Gorbachev on 11 June 1990.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Gorbachev: the master-key of the Universal Heart, Agni Press, 1990
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