{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} My life-tree

My life-tree

1. My life-tree

My life-tree

Is made up of my earth-hopes.


My life-leaves

Are made up of my earth-cries.


My life-flowers

Are made up of my earth-sighs.


My life-fruits

Are made up of my earth-failures.


2. They never get tired

My feet never get tired

No matter how many miles I walk.


My hands never get tired

No matter how long I work.


My heart never gets tired

No matter how many people I love.


But my mind always gets tired

The moment it tries to chase away

A fraction of a doubt.


3. Not such a difficult task

Try to arrange your thoughts.

It is not such a difficult task.


Try to control your thoughts.

It is not such a difficult task.


Try to conquer your thoughts.

It is not such a difficult task.


Try to surrender your thoughts

To the inner Pilot.

It is the easiest thing.

If you do it,

Then you do not have to

Arrange, control and conquer

Your thoughts.

It is all done.


4. There is a difference

Love is love,

But there is a difference

Between my love for God

And my love for man.

My love for God

Is for my perfection-light.

My love for man

Is for my expansion-right.


5. Are they happy?

Is your earth happy?

Not exactly,

But it tries to be happy.


Is your Heaven happy?

Yes, it is.

It is always happy.

It seems it can never be otherwise.


6. Two exceptions

Man is an exception.

He does not have to be

As beautiful as an angel

In God's Vision-Light.


Angels are exceptions.

They do not have to be

As responsible as man

In God's Creation-Reality.


7. Thoughts

A God-lover's thoughts:

Acceptance-light,

Rejection-night.


A God-server's thoughts:

Service-opportunity,

Satisfaction-necessity.


My thoughts:

Transformation-duty,

Perfection-beauty.


8. I will do it for you free

I will do it for you free:

I will help you realise God.


I will do it for you free:

I will help you reveal God.


I will do it for you free:

I will help you manifest God.


9. Four strangers

A stranger to my will:

Failure.

A stranger to my thought:

Success.

A stranger to my life:

Rejection.

A stranger to my death:

Acceptance.


10. How can I forget you?

How can I forget you?

It was you who told me

About God.


How can I forget you?

It was you who told me

That God loves me deeply.


How can I forget you?

It was you who told me

That God needs me sincerely.


11. Believe it or not

Believe it or not,

You are all I know.


Believe it or not,

You are the only one I love.


Believe it or not,

You are the only one to care for me.


Believe it or not,

My soul and my body

Exist only to please Your Feet.


12. What more do I need?

You love my heart.

What more do I need?


You feed my soul.

What more do I need?


You transform my body.

What more do I need?


You cancel my death.

What more do I need?


13. No other choice

I have no other choice

Save Yours, my Lord!


I have no other voice

Save Yours, my Lord!


I have no other bondage-night

Save Yours, my Lord!


I have no other freedom-light

Save Yours, my Lord!


I have no other Perfection-Depth or

Satisfaction-Height

Save Yours, my Lord!


14. We touch

Lord, I touch You

Only when I feel that You are proud of me.


Lord, You touch me always,

Even when You are not

Proud of me at all.

Lord, Your kindness

Fascinates my heart

And

Baffles my mind.


15. What pulled you down?

What pulled you down?

Your wild vital-horse.


What pulled him down?

His stupid donkey-mind.


What pulled me down?

My blind insecurity-cat.


16 My Creator

Who made my heart?

God the Lover.


Who made my soul?

God the Seer.


Who made my life?

God the Knower.


17. When I hear time

When I hear time's footsteps,

I ignore them.


When I hear time's call,

I ignore it.


When I hear time's threat,

I ignore it.


But when I hear time's pitiful cry,

I love it

And

Die with it.


18. I speak forthrightly

I speak without being biased:

You are not meant for God-realisation.


I speak without being prejudiced:

He is not meant for God-journey.


I speak without being falsely modest:

My realisation will take care

Of you both.


19. Two errors

A very common error:

When people say that they do not

Need God.


A very uncommon error:

When people think and declare

That they are all God-realised souls.


20. A deathless memory

Your life's gratitude

Has a bad memory.


Your heart's gratitude

Has a short memory.


Your soul's gratitude

Has a deathless memory.


21. A life of innocence-fun

A life of innocence-fun

I love.


A life of wisdom-light

I love.


A life of perfection-service

I love.


A life of gratitude-song

I love.


22. He who is

He who thinks

Is great.

He who acts

Is good.

He who loves

Is perfect.

He who is

Is Eternity's Transcendence-Beyond.


23. Two most deplorable mistakes

You achieved your God-realisation

Far too soon;

Therefore, it was not as mature

As it could have been.


You started your God-manifestation

Far too soon;

Therefore, you are encountering

Too many uncompromising,

Undivine and hostile forces.


So you see, you have not made one,

But two most deplorable mistakes

In this life.


24 A world unquiet

Three things have made your world unquiet:

Doubt-net,

Jealousy-cloud,

Anxiety-arrow.


Only two things can save you

And your world:

Your love of God-Compassion,

Your surrender to God-Decision.


25. One man in a hundred

One man in a million

Cares to hate me.

Am I not lucky?


One man in a thousand

Cares to love me.

Even a little is better than nothing.


One man in a hundred

Cares for my advice.

Unlike billions and trillions,

I, at least, am needed.


26. Four curses

Four tremendous curses:

God does not need me really.

Ignorance loves me mercilessly.

My mind leads me ceaselessly.

I hide my imperfections

shamelessly.


27. Three inner meals

God-Light feeds me;

Therefore

I am strong.


God-Delight feeds me;

Therefore

I am dynamic.


God-Compassion feeds me;

Therefore

I am perfect.


28. Nothing but amazement

Nothing but bewilderment

When I look at earth-face.


Nothing but suspicion

When I look at human race.


Nothing but amazement

When I look at God's unconditional Grace.


29. I love my life

I love my service-life

Because it is pure.


I love my oneness-life

Because it is sure.


I love my satisfaction-life

Because it is perfect.


30. My earth-face

My dream-journey

I have begun.

My reality-shore

I shall soon reach.

And then I shall value

My earth-face:

God-Grace.


31. I told you

I told you,

No dependence on human tongues,

You fool.


I told you,

No independence of God-Grace,

You fool.


I told you,

Do not go elsewhere for God-realisation;

Stay with me through Eternity.

You disobeyed me,

You fool.


32. Not our fault

Your heart is precious.

Who does not know it?

Not your fault,

If others do not know it.


His soul is gracious.

Who does not know it?

Not his fault,

If others do not know it.


My life is prosperous.

Who does not know it?

Not my fault,

If others do not know it.


33. It requires no effort

It requires a superhuman effort

To elevate one's consciousness.

It requires no effort,

One can do it with effortless ease,

To love God

And surrender oneself to God

And finally to become God Himself.


34. Born in his divinity-eye

All saints were born

Here, in his purity-heart.

All Yogis were born

Here, in his luminosity-soul.

All Avatars were born

Here, in his divinity-eye.


35. In my career

In my career as a human being

I loved God,

The unrealised man.


In my career as a divine being

I love man,

The unmanifested God.


36. Why waste your time?

Why waste your time on earth?

Earth is so unreceptive!


Why waste your time in Heaven?

Heaven is so indifferent!


Why waste your time with yourself?

You are so afraid of self-transcendence!


37. How many can boast?

How many can boast?

Not you in the least.

You do not love God.

Not he in the least.

He does not serve God.

Not I in the least.

I do not think of God.


38. The sermon

The God-sermon for yesterday:

Give and give.


The man-sermon for today:

Take and take.


The God-and-man-sermon for tomorrow:

Give and take.


39. You will be happy

Step beyond your mind.

You will be really happy.


Remain inside your heart.

You will be divinely happy.


Fly with your soul.

You will be supremely happy.


40. God blessed my journey

En route to earth

I met God.

He blessed my brave journey

With His Pride supreme.


En route to Heaven

I met God.

He blessed my fruitless journey

With a heavy sigh.


41. An exit everywhere

There is an exit

Everywhere on earth

When I cry and surrender.


There is an exit

Everywhere in Heaven

When I dream and promise.


42. Hide not

Hide not, my soul.

I have to see your God-Beauty.


Hide not, my heart.

I have to see your God-Grace.


Hide not, my God.

I have to see my own

Perfection-Face.


43. My bondage

I am heart-tied;

Therefore

I cannot speak.


I am mind-tied:

Therefore

I cannot teach.


I am vital-tied;

Therefore

I cannot breathe.


I am body-tied;

Therefore

I never dare to leave.


44. I dreamt

Lord,

I dreamt I saw Your Face.

It was really beautiful.


Lord,

I dreamt I loved Your Smile.

It was really meaningful.


Lord,

I dreamt I felt Your Grace.

It was really fruitful.


45. What shall I do?

What shall I do with my leisure-life?

It has shortened my life.


What shall I do with my pleasure-life?

It is killing my life.


What shall I do with my doubt-life?

It has kept my Lord

Away from my life.


46. Morning prayers, evening gifts

My morning prayers to God:

Give me and satisfy me.

God's evening gifts to me:

His Satisfaction-Smile

And

His Perfection-Height.


47. Attachments

One hundred attachments —

How can I love God?


One thousand attachments —

How can I see God?


One million attachments —

How can I think of God?

I really do not know.


48. Unhelped by man

Unfrequented by man:

My heart-door.

Unchallenged by man:

My spirit's height.

Unhelped by man:

My God-manifestation —

Dream

and

Promise.


49. Where do my Heaven-dreams dwell?

Where do my Heaven-dreams dwell?

They dwell in my heart's glowing ecstasy.


Where do my earth-realities live?

They live in my mind's fruitless secrecy.


50. No difference

The difference

Between man and animal

Lies in the kindness-life.


The difference

Between God and man

Lies in the forgiveness-life.


I see no difference

Between an animal and me

When I live in the body.


I see no difference

Between God and me

When I live in the soul.


From:Sri Chinmoy,My life-tree, Agni Press, 1975
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