{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} Lord, I need you

Lord, I need you

1. Not a fiction

O aspiring humanity,

Liberation is not a fiction

Of your Heaven-imagination.


O illumining divinity,

Perfection is not a fiction

Of your earth-realisation.


2. Two places to live

Live in the doubting mind.

Yours is the torture of the sound-life.


Live in the crying heart.

Yours is the rapture of the silence-life.


3. Historical achievements

Yesterday's

Greatest historical achievement:

Man doubted God.


Today's

Greatest historical achievement:

Man loves God.


Tomorrow's

Greatest historical achievement:

Man shall become God.


4. Greatness and goodness

You are great

Only when you illumine

Your darkened mind.


You are good

Only when you feed

Your hungry heart.


5. Donkeys and tigers

O talkative humanity,

Your donkey-stupidity

Is torturing your soul.


O silent divinity,

Your tiger-cruelty

Is devouring your life.


6. Just because

Just because

You do not love God

You are ruthlessly challenged.


Just because

You love yourself

You are embarrassingly exposed.


7. Educate yourself

Educate your thoughts;

Earth-infancy will appreciate you.


Educate your mind;

Earth-maturity will admire you.


Educate your heart;

Earth-divinity will not only love you,

But need you, too.


8. Where is your Compassion-flood?

O indifferent Heaven,

Where is your Compassion-flood

When I pass through death-pangs?


O jealous earth,

Where is your oneness-blood

When world-prosperity embraces my life,

Inner and outer?


9. Lord, I need You

Lord, I adore You

Because You are great.


Lord, I love You

Because You are good.


Lord, I need You

Because You are

My Eternity's All.


10. Who always smiles?

Who always smiles?

Heaven-prince?

Not true.

Heaven cries for God-manifestation

On earth.


Who always cries?

Earth-beggar?

Not true.

Earth smiles at God

For God's sake.


11. My Lord's Compassion-Feet

Lord, I love Your Compassion-Feet

More than I love Your Illumination-Heart.

Why?

Because Your Compassion-Feet

Touch my ignorance-head

Long before Your illumination-Heart.


12. Just tell me once

Lord, even if You have to tell me a lie

I won't mind.

I assure You I shall not be angry with You.

Just tell me once,

Only once,

That I am Your best instrument,

That I am Your most perfect child.


13. Journey's start, journey's close

My Heaven-dreams are totally shattered,

My earth-realities are aimlessly scattered.

Yet

I love both Heaven and earth

Because

Heaven was my journey's start,

Earth is my journey's close.


14. In silence

In silence I grieve.

No, not even God consoles me.


In silence I smile.

No, not even ignorance-prince ignores me.


15. Sleep with a prayer

Sleep with a prayer.

You will wake up

At God's choice Hour;

You will grow into

God's highest Tower.


16. My love crowns you

My love crowns you,

My crown honours you,

My God needs you

And

Claims you.


17. My search

My mind is in search of something

Great, very great.


My heart is in search of something

Good, very good.


My soul is in search of something

Perfect, absolutely perfect.


18. A fulfilling perfection

Heaven-beauty

Is an encouraging thought.


Earth-duty

Is an illumining will.


God-Compassion

Is a fulfilling perfection.


19. The life that is still becoming

Earth's is the soul

That is still pursuing.


Heaven's is the goal

That is still achieving.


God's is the Life

That is still becoming.


20. Fears

You are afraid to die.

I am afraid to live.

Earth is afraid to smile.

Heaven is afraid to share.


21. The eternal Master

I do not know

Who I am.

I do not know

Why I am not another God.

But I do know

That I can really love and serve God

If I want to.

From now on

Let me love my God,

The eternal Beloved,

And

Serve my God,

The eternal Master.


22. I shall not bury you

Darkness, I shall not bury you.

I shall ask light to transform you.


Ignorance, I shall not bury you.

I shall ask wisdom to befriend you.


Death, I shall not bury you.

I shall ask life to illumine you.


23. Lord, I shall speak

Lord, I shall speak

Because You are divinely great.


Lord, I shall listen

Because You are supremely good.


Lord, I shall become

Because You are my Eternity's All.


24. Across the ages

Across the ages

The human in us

Tried and failed.


Across the ages

The divine in us

Willed and became.


Across the ages

The Supreme in us

Cried and smiled,

And smiled and cried.


25. I refuse to speak

I refuse to speak to myself

Because I overestimate myself.


I refuse to speak to you

Because I underestimate you.


I refuse to speak to God

Because I have nothing new to say.


26. Waiting

What was I waiting for?

I was waiting for man to cry.


What am I waiting for?

I am waiting for God to smile.


What shall I be waiting for?

I shall be waiting for man

And God to barter their possessions.


27. I wanted something else

This is not something I wanted;

I wanted something else.

I wanted God-Compassion.


This is not something I wanted;

I wanted something else.

I wanted earth-perfection.


28. I tell them what to do

I tell my inner world what to do:

Aspire and inspire.


I tell my outer world what to do:

Love God and become God.


29. Just a thought

Just a thought of perfection

Can easily raise

Earth's God-Height.


Just a thought of satisfaction

Can easily transform

Earth's ceaseless pangs

Into Heaven's endless rapture.


30. I need the delight

Oh let me serve!

I need the delight of service.


Oh let me love!

I need the delight of oneness.


Oh let me become!

I need the delight of God-satisfaction.


31. Opinions of the mind

An old opinion of the mind:

God is great and complicated.


A new opinion of the mind:

God can be given

The supreme chance to say His say.


32. Vision, mission, perfection

Vision wants to rest.

Mission wants to work.

Perfection wants to smile;

Perfection wants to serve and become

And become and serve.


33. Little, less, least

Little we see:

God-Truth.

Less we feel:

God-Love.

Least we are:

God-Perfection.


34. In your life

It is in your face:

Earth-deception.


It is in your heart:

Heaven-Compassion


It is in your life:

God-Perfection.


35. Battles

Battles to be fought:

Self-immolation

And

Self-glorification.


Battles to be won:

Ignorance-frustration

And

God-Compassion.


36. Little sorrows, big sorrows

His little sorrows:

He is unrealised,

He is imperfect.


His big sorrows:

God does not love him,

God does not need him.


37. Alternatives

Another place to stay

Is in humanity's heart.


Another thing to do

Is to love God.


Another way to realise God

Is to perfect oneself.


38. Twice I was misunderstood

Twice I was misunderstood.

Once when I said to earth:

Heaven is my realisation-height;

Once when I said to Heaven:

Earth is my preparation-light.


39. I am thinking of quitting the world

Why are you thinking of quitting the world?

Because the world does not need you?

Because the world does not love you?


"No.

I am thinking of quitting the world

Because I see the world has no need for God,

For His Life of Light

And for His Heart of Love."


40. The realisation of impartiality's sun

If you are greedy in your demands,

God will forgive you

And the world will forgive you.

But you will not forgive yourself

When the realisation of impartiality's sun

Dawns in your devoted mind

And surrendered oneness-heart.


41. Your best and only friend

Your best friend is your only friend.

Your only friend is he who tells you

That you are not only of God and for God

But you are unmistakably

The God of tomorrow.


42. When God hides Himself

When God hides Himself

You cry.

You try to find Him.

But do you know

That you have been trying

To hide from God for countless centuries?

What has God been doing?

He has been pleading with you

To come to the fore and replace Him

For He is tired.

He wants you to play His role.


43. Confess your folly

You confess your folly.

The world neither ridicules you

Nor appreciates you.

But God in you gets the opportunity

To help you in emptying yourself,

Your unconscious bondage-night.


44. A heavy weight

O earth, your weight of forgetfulness

Is considerably heavy;

Yet I try to lift you and your weight.


O Heaven, your weight of indifference

Is unimaginably heavy;

Therefore, I dare not lift you

And your heaviest weight.


45. My pilgrim days are over

My pilgrim days are over.

My days of searching are over.

My days of surrendering have begun.

My days of smiling and dancing have begun.

My days of God-service and

God-manifestation have begun.


46. One soulful smile

One brave step is not too much to take.

Take one brave step toward your destined goal.


One kind word is not too much to say.

Say one kind word to the lost, orphaned world.


One soulful smile is not too much to offer.

Offer one soulful smile and transform

the face of the world,

Within and without.


47. Transportation of life

Transportation of life from below to above

Is the transformation of life,

Within and without.


Transportation of earth-cry from

below to above

Is the perfection-manifestation of

God's Smile,

Within and without.


48. No U-turns

In the desiring life

There can be and there are U-turns.

But in the life of aspiration

There can be no U-turns.

Once you leave your earth home,

You have to reach your Heaven-home

without fail,

For there is no U-turn,

Nothing of the sort.


49. Indian homes

There was a time when each Indian home

Cried for liberation from bondage-night.

But now each Indian home

Cries for freedom from starvation-hole.

There shall be a time when each Indian home

Shall cry only for God-Compassion,

God-Invocation

And God-Manifestation.


50. Try, you can easily do it

Before another God manifests Himself,

Why don't you try to manifest yourself?

Before another God can love the world,

Why don't you try to love the world?

Before another God is needed

by the world,

Why don't you try to offer your service

to the world?

Try,

You can easily manifest yourself.

Try,

You can easily love the world.

Try,

You will be sorely needed by the world.


From:Sri Chinmoy,Lord, I need you, Agni Press, 1975
Sourced from https://srichinmoylibrary.com/lny