{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} A rainbow-garland

A rainbow-garland

1.

Every morning

I weave a rainbow-garland

With my heart-beauty

And my soul-fragrance,

And then I place it

At the Feet

Of my Lord Supreme.


2.

I was born of God's Grace,

To see His Face

In the streaming tears of my heart

And in the beaming smiles of my soul.


3.

You do not have to surrender

To destiny.

The power of destiny is limited.

The power of your soul is unlimited.

Be one — and remain one —

With your soul

All the time.


4.

My devotion-heart-eyes

Tearfully, smilingly and self-givingly

Follow the Footsteps

Of my Lord Supreme.


5.

When I look

At my Lord's Eye,

I become

A tiny, tender plant.


6.

When I enter

Into my Lord's Heart,

I become

A fully blossomed tree.


7.

When I prostrate myself

At my Lord's Feet,

I become

The measureless Harvest.


8.

Light is

Self-expansion.


9.

Power is

Self-annihilation.


10.

Light eventually

Conquers.


11.

Power eventually

Surrenders.


12.

God lives everywhere,

But He prefers to live

In the heart-prison

Of every human being.


13.

Mother Kali

Is at once

Terrifying

And sleeplessly

Self-giving.


14.

Whenever I am

The boss of my life,

I get no peace.


15.

Each heart

Is destined to swim

In a sea of bliss.


16.

Nobody is perfect,

But perfection is guaranteed.

By whom?

By God Himself.


17.

When God's Grace descends,

Even a mind black as clouds

Can be transformed

Into a cloudless sky.


18.

Ignorance-night disappears

When the heart-tears

Start climbing.


19.

Every day

The seeker must try

To drape his body

With his Lord's Name.


20.

I need

God the Companion

And not

God the Magician.


21.

Every day

My soul flies

In the sky of blossoming

And becoming.


22.

My Lord,

Blame me, shame me,

But please do not forget

To tame me.


23.

A simplified life

Is a God-satisfied heart.


24.

The outer map

Directs us

To God's Eye.


25.

The inner map

Directs us

To God's Feet.


26.

God pretends

To understand my mind,

But actually

He does not.


27.

My surrender becomes

The fragrance

Of God's Heart.


28.

Every day

My Lord Supreme beckons me

To be under

His fear-dispelling Feet.


29.

My eyes

Are earth-bound.


30.

My heart

Is Heaven-free.


31.

God shares His Secrets

Only with those souls

Who have crossed

The ocean of expectation.


32.

Desire

Is the slave

Of the mind.


33.

Aspiration

Is the child

Of the heart.


34.

Whether I shall realise God

In this lifetime or not —

God has given the matter

Much thought.


35.

Each desire-thought

Is an imprisoned convict.


36.

Each aspiration-will

Is a Heaven-bound journey.


37.

God's Compassion-Eye

Is the only possession

Of my heart.


38.

A soulful cry

Is a Heaven-fragrance

Here on earth.


39.

Sound vehemently

Dislikes silence

Only to be embraced

By silence.


40.

God's Promise God will keep —

Someday I shall definitely

Please God

In His own Way.


41.

Finally

My Lord has removed

His world-complaint-acceptance-box.


42.

I live

In between

My heart-openness

And

My God-closeness.


43.

My God-oneness

Depends on

My heart-cries

And

My life-smiles.


44.

My outer hopes

Revolve around

My inner promises.


45.

Morning prayers

Are

God-whispers.


46.

God's Love-Hands

Feed us.


47.

God's Power-Hands

Protect us.


48.

My heart's aspiration-cries

Fly

In Infinity's sky.


49.

Knowledge

Is the mind-product.


50.

Wisdom

Is the heart-fountain.


51.

My heart

Is made of

My life's tears

And

My soul's smiles.


52.

God gives Surrender-lessons

Only to

The first-class seekers.


53.

God is the

Decision-maker

For those whose surrender

Is complete.


54.

Regularity runs.

Punctuality sprints.


55.

When I claim God,

He immediately gives me

His own Heart-Strength.


56.

God tells me to treasure —

And not measure —

His Heaven-kissed Smile.


57.

God's Compassion

We may lose,

But not God's Forgiveness.


58.

God the Delight

Prepaid

My earth-journey.


59.

God the Pride

Will prepay

My Heaven-pilgrimage.


60.

My Lord and I are two experts

In telling lies.

Can you imagine what I tell God?

I tell God that I love Him only.

Can you imagine what God tells me?

He tells me that He loves me

Infinitely more than I love Him.

We two deserve lifelong imprisonment.


61.

Whenever I do something wrong,

Either consciously or unconsciously

I blame God.

God smilingly, lovingly,

Unreservedly and unconditionally

Takes the blame.


62.

Last time when I saw God,

I told Him that I think of Him only,

All the time.

I could not believe when God told me

That He also does the same,

Vice versa.


63.

God

Loves to examine

My life.


64.

God's Eye

Loves to embrace

My heart.


65.

God's Feet

Love to show me the way

To my Destination.


66.

Every day God advises me

To revise my heart-songs

And my life-book.


67.

God tells me

That each heart-song of mine

Adds to the fragrance

Of my soul.


68.

My life's outer voice

Is very aggressive.


69.

My life's inner voice

Is extremely progressive.


70.

When I pray,

I become

My heart-rose.


71.

When I meditate,

I become

My life-lotus.


72.

I pray

To make my heart

Happy.


73.

I meditate

To make my life

Perfect.


74.

While I am slowly walking

Along Eternity's Road,

I learn the geography

Of earth.


75.

While I am speedily running

Along Eternity's Road,

I learn the history

Of Heaven.


76.

God and I

Are two

Expectation-beggars.


77.

God and I

Are two

Frustration-prisoners.


78.

God is not disturbed

By His age —

Why should I be?


79.

In each life

Calamities and opportunities,

It seems,

Are overwhelming.


80.

We are all hunting

For God's Beauty

And God's Fragrance.

81.

At every moment

We must try to please God

With our readiness, at least.


82.

My Lord,

It is high time

For me to change my name

To gratitude.


83.

My heart-room

I keep open

Only for my Lord's

Secret and sacred Visits.


84.

Disobedience

Betrays us

Ruthlessly.


85.

Hesitation

And insecurity

Belong to

The same family.


86.

We please God most satisfactorily

Only when we do not know

Why we cry and weep

For Him.


87.

Time passes by.

The mind-worries

Do not stop.


88.

Millennia come and go.

For humanity

To please God in God's own Way

Remains a far cry.


89.

God, I am sorry,

I cannot surrender to You today.

"My child, why not?

Why not?

Just give it a try!

Who knows, there is every possibility

That today you will succeed."


90.

My Lord,

No matter how hard I try,

I cannot surrender to You.

"My child, try, continue trying!

You can and you will."


91.

Each broken heart

Is a self-pity-hunger.


92.

Humanity and Divinity —

Both wish for

A second chance.


93.

Transformation

Is not

Our mental hallucination.

It is an imagination

That will blossom into reality.


94.

Spirituality

Dares to brave

Life's turbulent hurricanes.


95.

The aspiration-heart knows

What is real love

And

What is counterfeit love

For God.


96.

God's scoldings

Frighten the mind

And

Illumine the heart.


97.

Ego has

The loudest voice.


98.

Surrender has

The sweetest voice.


99.

At the end of God's day,

God's Promises fly and fly

In ecstasy-sky.


100.

At the end of my day,

My hopes sigh and sigh

In bitter disappointment.


101.

I am alive — That is

God's outer miracle.


102.

I love God — That is

God's inner miracle.


103.

My Lord,

Will You be

My aspiration-supplier?

"My child, first tell Me,

Will you be

My manifestation-supporter?"


104.

My Lord says to my mind-room:

"I shall come to see you

Only when you are

Immaculately clean."


105.

My Lord says to my heart-room:

"I shall come to see you

Only when you are

Absolutely pure."


106.

When I go to God

Walking very slowly,

God opens and closes His Eyes

At long intervals,

Heaving heavy sighs.


107.

When I go to God

Whistling,

God eagerly waits for me

With His open Arms.


108.

We can turn

Each pure thought

Into an earth-fulfilling opportunity.


109.

God pushes and pulls

The unwilling.


110.

God protects and leads

The willing.


111.

Two things do not ran short:

My Lord's Compassion

And my doubts.


112.

An ignorance-life

Sees no exit-door.


113.

May every day be

My heart-victory-day.


114.

May every day be

My mind-defeat-day.


115.

God does not take any intermission

From His Heaven-day and earth-night

Performances.

I must do the same

To prove that I am

His beloved child.


116.

O curiosity-consumed

God-miracle-watchers,

God-realisation will never

Befriend you.


117.

God believes me

Whenever I say anything to Him.

I disbelieve God

Whenever He says anything to me.

What an irony of fate!


118.

My mind ridicules God,

My heart loves God

And I question God.


119.

The moment I tell God

That I do not need Him,

He immediately hurls

His disappointment-arrows

At me.


120.

The heart

Of each human being

Is a masterpiece of God.


121.

A God-devotion-teardrop

Is what I need

Every day.


122.

My existence has

Only one Master

Who is carrying me

To the Shore of God-oneness

And God-fulness.


123.

My life begins

With my Masters eyes

And ends

At my Master's feet.


Editor's note

The poems in this volume were written by Sri Chinmoy

during the period from 2 to 11 August 2005. A number of

them were set to music by the author on 26 August 2005

and were among the songs published in July 2006 in a

song book entitled A God-Devotion-Teardrop.

Book title selected by Sri Chinmoy Centre Publications

NY from Sri Chinmoy's poem on page 1. Inside photos by Sarama, Bhashwar and others.

From:Sri Chinmoy,A rainbow-garland, Agni Press, 2014
Sourced from https://srichinmoylibrary.com/rg