466. Lead and follow

Sometimes I want to lead,

Sometimes I want to follow.

It entirely depends on

Whose company I am in.

If it is God, then I want to lead;

If it is man, then I want to follow.



While leading God,

If I go astray,

He will correct me and perfect me

And guide me to my destination.

While following man,

If he makes a deplorable mistake,

My pure and sympathetic heart

Will want to share half the penalty,

If not more.

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Wings of Light, part 10, Agni Press, 1974
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