My Lord, make me Your happiness-child



My Lord Supreme,

Yesterday I was

Your Compassion-birth.

Today I am

Your Perfection-flower.

Tomorrow I shall be

Your Satisfaction-flute.




My Beloved Supreme,

What is the thing

That I need most from You

At every hour

Of the night and day?

“My child,

My blessingful Hand’s

Blessingful Touch.”




My sweet Lord,

I wish to make

A most sincere confession.

I have heard the words

Eternity and Immortality

Countless times.

To my extreme sorrow,

I do not know

What they precisely mean.

“My child,

Eternity is

My Heart’s universal Hope.

Immortality is

My Eye’s transcendental Promise.”




My dear Lord,

We are Your children.

How is it

That You have not made us

As happy as You are?

“My child,

Your way of happiness

And My Way of happiness

Are two totally different things.”

My dear Lord,

When I say happiness,

What I mean is

My supremacy-declaration.

“My child,

When I say happiness,

What I mean is

My Oneness-Satisfaction.

“You cannot and do not claim Me

As your own, very own.

Therefore you are unhappy.

But I can and do claim you

As My own, very own.

Therefore I am happy.” ```



My Lord Supreme,

Every day my life-boat

Plies between

Your two Compassion-Shores:

Time and speed.

I pray to You to grant me

The lightning-speed

While I am plying my boat

To the speed-destination.

And while I am plying my boat

To the time-destination,

Do bless me with

Eternity’s patience. ```



My Beloved Supreme,

Out of 100,

What do You give me

When I give You

My mind’s love, my heart’s devotion

And my life’s surrender?

“My child, I give you 9 1⁄4

When you give Me your mind’s love.

“I give you 79 1⁄2

When you give Me your heart’s devotion.

“I give you 99 3⁄4

When you give Me your life’s surrender.”

My Beloved Supreme,

When can You give me

100 out of 100?

“My child,

Not until you are empty

Of your curiosity-stupidity.”




My sweet Lord,

Can I ever be forgiven?

“My child,

Not until I am absolutely sure

That you will not

Deliberately repeat

The same blunder.”




My sweet Lord,

Please be sincere.

Do You really care for me?

“My child,

I care for you

Only when you want Me

To guide you

And not when you want

To lead Me.” ```



My Beloved Supreme,

Which church can and will

Save me?

“My child,

Not the man-built church,

But your own heart’s inner

Devotion-built church.” ```



My dear Lord,

I am a staunch Catholic.

Therefore, am I wrong if I say

That I alone am entitled to Heaven?

“My child,

I am afraid if I tell you

That you alone

Are entitled to Heaven,

Then your Protestant cousins

Will sue Me.”

My dear Lord,

Then who is entitled to Heaven?

“My child,

The human being whose heart-cry

Can fly up to Heaven,

And whose soul-smile

Can fly down to earth.”




My Supreme Lord,

If I die,

Will I be able to go

To Heaven?

“My child,

If you live

In your mind-confusion,


“But if you live

In your heart-devotion,

Then definitely yes.”




My Beloved Supreme,

Is there any right time for me

To do the right thing?

“My child,

Not tomorrow,

Not even today!

“The right time for you

To do the right thing

Is now,

At this very moment,


Here and nowhere else.” ```



My Lord Supreme,

Are You displeased with me

Because I have not

Cheerfully surrendered myself

To Your Will?

“My child,

I am not displeased with you,

But the real reality in you

Is your soul.

“Each day when it sees

That you are not making

Your cheerful surrender

To My Omniscience,


And Omnipotence,

Your soul carries unnecessarily

An elephant-weight,

A volcano-frustration

And a tornado-destruction.

“My child,

Each second

Either you surrender to My Will

Or I surrender to your stupidity.

“I can go on surrendering to you,

But if you do not surrender

To My Infinity’s Compassion-Heart,

Then each day

Is a failure-cry of your soul,

And I shed endless tears

With your poor soul.”




My Lord Supreme,

Why are You so unkind to me?

You have given me no capacity.


You have given my soul the capacity,

Out of Your infinite Bounty,

To be in a self-absorbing trance,

To enjoy Your Immortality’s

Infinite Compassion.

“My child,

In comparison to your soul,

You are too young.

When you become as mature

As your soul,

I shall give you

The same kind of capacity

To do My Work on earth.” ```



My dear Lord,

I have forgotten.

Do tell me

If You have given me

Anything to bring down

From Heaven to earth.

“My child,

I gave you My Vision-Eye

To bring down

From Heaven to earth.”

My dear Lord,

What will You be giving me

To carry from earth to Heaven?

“My child,

I shall give you

My Manifestation-Feet

To carry from earth to Heaven.” ```



My sweet Lord,

How many steps are there

To reach God?

“My child,

There is only one step.”

Only one step!

Please tell me

The name of the step.

“It is called

Your life’s union-surrender-step.” ```



My dear Lord,

Please tell me

What is ahead of me.

“My child,

The beauty of My Compassion-Eye.”

And what is behind me?

“The certainty

Of My Forgiveness-Heart.” ```



My sweet Lord

Absolute Beloved Supreme,

Do give me the capacity

To worship You sleeplessly

While admiring

Your universal Mind,


Your universal Life,

And loving

Your universal Heart-Breath,

To fulfil You and please You

In Your absolutely new

And unprecedented creation.




My Lord Supreme,

What is the difference

Between faith and love?

“My child,

There is no difference

Between faith and love.

“Faith and love

Are two complementary souls.

“Faith is the heart of love

And love is the breath of faith.” ```



My Lord Supreme,

I do not want greatness.

I do not want even goodness.

I want only to be

A speck of humility-dust

To remind me

Of my sleepless service-life.


From:Sri Chinmoy,My Lord, make me Your happiness-child, Agni Press, 1992
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