122. Far beyond the command


A poet is born,

Neither made nor paid.

A singer is born,

Not made, but paid.

An artist is born,

Destined to starve and feast.

A philosopher is made,

Paid, but ridiculed.

A thinker is made

More than paid.

A God-lover is far beyond the command

Of life and death.

For he has what God is: Divinity’s Smile.


From:Sri Chinmoy,The Wings of Light, part 3, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974
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