{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} A heart of oneness-peace

A heart of oneness-peace

Editor's preface to the first edition

Sri Chinmoy offered the poems in this book during Peace Concerts in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand from February to July 1989.

Note

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 26 February 1989.

1.

Peace is God's own

Progress-Perfection-Satisfaction

In man's birthless and deathless

God-hunger-life.


2.

Peace smilingly challenges

And immediately silences

My mind's doubt-thunder.


3.

Peace and nothing else

Can ever be humanity's

Perfection-dream-fulfilled

Happiness-reality.


4.

Peace is at once the safest

And the highest ascent

Of a truth-seeker and a God-lover.


5.

Peace is humanity's

Ignorance-liberated

And God-treasured

Eternal life and infinite breath.


Note

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

5 March 1989

6.

Peace is my conscious

And constant obedience

To the Will of my Inner Pilot

Lord Beloved Supreme.


7.

My peace-heart blossoms

The moment it sees

My ego-mind's eclipse.


8.

My heart and I receive

Abundant peace

Only when my mind loses

Its elephant-heavy

Unwillingness-weight.


9.

My soulful love for my Lord Supreme

And

His bountiful Faith in me

Give me fruitful peace.


10.

When my Lord's descending

Compassion-Eye

And my ascending

Aspiration-heart meet,

I feel in the inmost recesses

Of my heart

Peace in infinite measure.


Note

Buchman Hall

New York City

7 March 1989

11.

The absence of peace

In your heart

Is the presence of my Lord's

Sorrowful sigh.


12.

My Lord Supreme,

How can I have peace of mind

Every morning before I enter into

The hustle and bustle of life?

"My child,

Every morning ask your heart

To count My Heavenly Blessings

Long before you allow your mind

To count your earthly bills.

My child,

This is the only way

You can have peace of mind

Early in the morning

And during the entire day."


Note

Buchman Hall

New York City

13 March 1989

13.

My life desperately needs peace.

Therefore, on the strength

Of my heart's aspiration-cries,

I must immediately silence

My mind's ego-thunder.


14.

Farewell, farewell,

My old expectation-friends.

I must have an absolutely new friend,

Detachment,

If I sincerely need peace

In the very depths of my heart.


15.

Reluctance, leave me alone,

Leave me alone!

Willingness, I am of you

And I am for you.

Let us pray together

To our Inner Pilot,

Let us together meditate

On our Inner Pilot

For peace,

Abundant peace, infinite peace.

He will grant us,

Out of His infinite Bounty,

At His choice Hour,

Peace, peace, peace

In infinite measure.


Note

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

16 March 1989

16.

Only a heart of gratitude

And

A life of surrender

Can offer the seeker

Peace, abundant peace.


17.

Peace I feel

In the depths of my heart

The moment my dedication-life

Rings the oneness-bell.


18.

No resentment within,

No resentment without

If I want peace.

Enlightenment

In my heart of aspiration

And

In my life of dedication

Is what I eternally need.


19.

I can have abundant peace

Only when my heart,

My mind, my vital

And my body

Are loving, faithful

And self-giving

To one another.


Note

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

27 March 1989

20.

Peace is my soulful heart's

Gratitude-bridge

To God's Homeland.


21.

Peace is my

Unconditionally surrendered life

To God's Compassion-Eye.


22.

Peace is my sleepless love

For God's Protection-Feet

And His Compassion-Eye.


23.

Peace I feel in abundant measure

In the inmost recesses of my heart

When I do not allow my mind-elephant

And my vital-tiger

To attack my heart-lamb.


24.

Peace I feel in infinite measure

Only when I give the key

To my Lord Supreme

To open my heart-door

At His sweet Will.


Note

University of Vienna

Vienna, Austria

1 April 1989

25.

I get peace of mind

The moment I ask my mind

To stop running

And I ask my heart

To start singing.


26.

I receive peace

In abundant measure

When I take my mind

To fly with me

In my simplicity, sincerity,

Humility and purity-plane

In the Sky of God's Compassion,

Protection and Satisfaction.


27.

What I need is a life of peace.

And to have a life of peace,

What I need is a heart of bliss.

And to have a heart of bliss,

My entire being has to become

A mounting flame of aspiration.


Note

Kurhalle Oberlaa

Vienna, Austria

1 April 1989

28.

I can have peace

In abundant measure

Only from a non-stop surrender

To the Will

Of my Lord Beloved Supreme.


29.

The moment I pray to God

For peace,

He immediately promises me

A better world.


30.

Whenever I soulfully meditate

On world peace,

My Lord Supreme gives me

His blessingful surprise Visit.


31.

Peace is in my secret

And sacred pathway

To my supreme gratitude-destination.


Note

Friedrich Ebert Halle

Ludwigshafen, Germany

3 April 1989

32.

Peace I feel

In abundant measure

When my heart becomes

The rainbow-beauty

Of my soul.


33.

Peace I feel

In infinite measure

When my life becomes

The fragrance

Of my gratitude-heart.


34.

Every day,

Out of His infinite Bounty,

My Lord Supreme comes to visit

My heart-garden

With His Compassion-flooded Peace.


Note

University of Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

4 April 1989

35.

My heart's gratitude-tears

And

My life's surrender-smiles

Have given me immense peace.


36.

I have peace of mind

Precisely because

I do not walk any more

Along the road of self-doubt.


37.

Expectation-extinction

Is the very beginning

Of the heart's satisfaction-peace.


Note

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

13 May 1989

38.

Purify my heart,

O my Lord Supreme.

I need peace.

Advise my mind,

O my Lord Supreme.

I need peace.

Guide my life,

O my Lord Supreme.

I need peace.


39.

Liberate me,

O my Lord Supreme,

From my

Expectation-entanglement.

I need peace.


40.

Great men come and go.

Oh, where are the men of peace,

Where?

I need them; I need peace.


41.

In my hope-abundance-light,

I am all peace.

In my promise-abundance-delight,

I am all peace.


42.

Only a heart of constant gratitude

And

A life of unconditional surrender

To God's Will

Are the two true possessors

Of peace infinite.


Note

Stanford University

Palo Alto, California

22 May 1989

43.

I can have abundant peace

If I can ring

My heart's temple-bell

Every day

Without fail.


44.

I can have abundant peace

If I can sit

At my heart's temple-shrine

And pray and meditate

Every day.


45.

I need peace

In the inmost recesses of my heart.

Therefore,

I must say good-bye

To my age-old restlessness.


46.

I need peace

In the inmost recesses of my heart.

Therefore,

I must say good-bye

To my age-old insecurity.


Note

McGill University

Montreal, Canada

27 May 1989

47.

Peace is in

The surrender-smile

Of my gratitude-heart.


48.

Peace means

My conscious and constant

Willingness

To fly with God's Compassion-Eye

In His Infinity's Sky.


49.

The pure appearance

Of my heart's blossoming peace

Compels the sure disappearance

Of my mind's teeming doubts.


50.

I feel abundant peace

In the depths of my heart

When my mind loves

The oneness-songs

Of my wisdom-flooded soul.


Note

Chiles Auditorium

Portland, Oregon

12 June 1989

51.

If we want peace,

Then we must be fluent

In our soul's language.

What is our soul's language?

Oneness-light and fulness-delight.


52.

God blesses only

An unconditionally surrendered heart

With His Infinity's Peace.


53.

Expectation is everywhere,

In each and every individual.

But where is our aspiration?

Where is our dedication?

How can we have even an iota of peace

Without our heart's aspiration

And our life's dedication?


54.

Peace will be yours,

Peace will be his,

Peace will be mine,

Peace will be ours,

Our treasure supreme.

Let us offer our heart's

Love-candle-flame

All over the world.


55.

Instead of making ourselves famous,

Let us make

Our Lord Beloved Supreme famous

Here on earth

With our heart's mounting cry

And

With our life's dedication-smile.

Then ours will be peace eternal,

Infinite and immortal.


Note

State Sports Centre

Sydney, Australia

5 July 1989

56.

Peace is in

The purity-life

Of my ceaseless prayer.


57.

Peace is in

The fragrance-heart

Of my sleepless meditation.


58.

Peace is in

The fragrance-delight

Of my soul's birthless

And deathless dream.


59.

We can have boundless peace

Only when we are fully awakened

From the slumber of millennia.


60.

I feel peace infinite

When I climb up and reach

The highest height

Of my faith-mountain

And when I dive deep and reach

The deepest depth

Of my gratitude-sea.


Note

Logan Campbell Centre

Auckland, New Zealand

7 July 1989

61.

I must be brave

To silence my mind,

If I want to have peace

In the depths of my heart.


62.

It is I who have to come out

Of my mind's self-created

Melancholy-night,

If I want to have peace of mind.


63.

I can have peace

In abundant measure

If I can sleeplessly maintain

My heart's aspiration

And observe my Lord's Footsteps

Inside the depths

Of my heart's constant cry.


64.

Every morning,

At the end of my soulful meditation,

I receive peace from my heart's

Soulful rainbow-faith.


65.

If my God-longing is sleepless

And sincere, absolutely sincere,

Then my Lord's blessingful Peace

Can never remain a far cry.


Note

University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

8 July 1989

66.

Not on the strength of austerity,

But by virtue of aspiration,

I can and I shall have peace.


67.

Peace is always available

In the fragrance

Of my sleeplessly aspiring heart.


68.

If I stop walking

Along the road

Of my dry desert-mind,

Then I am bound to get peace,

Abundant peace.


69.

I must convince my mind

That God loves me unconditionally

No matter what I do,

No matter what I say,

No matter who I am.

He is moulding me and shaping me

In His own Way.

His unconditional Love, Compassion

And Blessings

I must try to feel

At every moment of my life

If I truly want to have peace

In the depths of my heart

Daily and sleeplessly.


70.

If I want to succeed

In my outer life,

Then I must nourish hope

At every moment.

It is only with hope

That I can embark on my journey

In my outer life.

Then there shall come a time

When my outer life

Will be flooded with peace.


71.

If I want to proceed

In my inner life,

Then I need confidence

At every moment.

It is by virtue of my confidence,

Divine confidence,

That I shall be able to make progress

In my inner life,

And this progress is all peace,

Peace.


Note

Arie Crown Theatre

Chicago, Illinois

20 July 1989

72

A heart of oneness-peace

Is always beyond the reach

Of a doubting mind.


73.

Let me not try to perfect the world.

I shall have peace of mind

Immediately.


74.

God's Wisdom-Sun-Peace

Will claim me as its own,

Very own,

The moment I disown

My ignorance-mind-sound.


75.

To become a servant

Of surrender-light

Is to become a master

Of peace-delight.


From:Sri Chinmoy,A heart of oneness-peace, Agni Press, 1999
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