{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} The Wings of Light, part 1

The Wings of Light, part 1

1. Thank you, my Lord

Thank you, my Lord,

For unwinding my vital life.

Thank you, my Lord,

For unlocking my mental life.

Thank you, my Lord,

For illumining my psychic life.

Thank you, my Lord,

For fulfilling my dreaming life.

2. Stay forever

Love, stay on earth



Bliss, stay in Heaven



Gratitude, stay in my heart



Compassion, stay in God’s Heart



3. Not because

I think of God

Not because I love Him.

God thinks of me

Not because He loves me.

I think of God

Not because He thinks of me.

God thinks of me

Not because I think of Him.

I think of God

Because He alone knows how to smile.

God thinks of me

Because I alone know how to cry.

4. In a minute

In a minute

I shall meditate on God.

Lo, God is crying with joy.

In a minute

I can realise God.

Lo, God is running with joy.

In a minute

I can and I shall manifest God.

Lo, God is flying with joy.

5. My daily visit with God and man

From my daily visit with God

I learn one thing:

Surrender unconditional.

First He asks me to do something,

And then He does it for me.

From my daily visit with man

I learn three things:

Depression constant,

Frustration immediate,

Destruction total.

First man gives me

His possessions,

And then he claims them again

As his own.

6. You

You had what you needed:


You have what you need:


You shall have what you will need:


Inspiration made you run

To the farthest end.

Aspiration makes you fly

To the highest height.

Realisation shall make you dive

Into the deepest depth.

7. I need

I need an idea

To prove my life.

I need an ideal

To prove my love.

I need a Goal

To prove my perfection.

8. To become

I must defeat

My black weaknesses

To become a real God.

I must surrender

My blue love

To become a real Man.

9. My declaration

Who was I?

God’s starting point.

Who am I?

Vitamin L, Love.

What do I need?

I need the declaration

Of my dependence

On God’s


10. Look

Look ahead;

There is no black sinner.

Look behind;

There is no white saint.

Look above;

There is no grey sky.

Look below;

There is no gold joy.

11. Four pioneers


Is the pioneer-sea of Love.


Is the pioneer-moon of Bliss.


Is the pioneer-sun of Perfection.


Is the pioneer-will of Sound.

12. Three questions answered

The first question:

Where from?

The second question:

Where to?

The third and last question:


The first answer:

From God-sky.

The second answer:

To God-sea.

The third and last answer:

Through self-transcendence.

13. Deeply, strongly and unreservedly

Yesterday I enjoyed

Fear’s company.

We loved each other


Today I am enjoying

Doubt’s company.

We love each other


Tomorrow I shall enjoy

Will’s company.

We shall love each other


14. Where are you?

O Voice of Silence,

Where are you?

I need your golden wings to fly.

O Voice of Sound,

Where are you not?

I want to live there.

O Voice of God,

Where are you?

For my sake, do not hide

Any more.

15. My three freedoms


Was my first freedom.


Is my last freedom.


Is my eternal Freedom.

16. My teachers

God the Teacher tells me:

“Be unconditional!”

I tell God: “I am trying.”

Man the teacher tells me:

“Be impartial!”

I tell man: “I already am.”

Dream the teacher tells me:

“Be jovial!”

I tell Dream: “I am practising.”

Reality the teacher tells me:

“Be practical!”

I tell Reality: “Alas, will I,

Can I ever be practical?”

17. Look ahead!

Look ahead!

There is no thief

To steal away your aspiration.

Look ahead!

There is no tiger

To devour your prayer.

Look ahead!

There is no man

To doubt your realisation.

18. I have two teachers

In my private room

I talk to two teachers:

God and dog.

My God-Teacher

Teaches me how to

Lead and Guide.

My dog-teacher

Teaches me how to

Follow and Serve.

My teachers

Are supremely

Satisfied with me.

My God-teacher

Has made me the

Leader and Guide

Of the cosmic gods.

My dog-teacher

Has made me the

Follower and Server

Of mankind.

19. Every man is a pilot

Every man is a pilot.

Like a doubt-king

He pilots his barren life

To the land of nowhere;

Like a faith-king

He pilots his dream-boat

To the Shores of Infinity.

20. Somebody to care for me

Somebody cared for me.


My success-noon cared for me.

Somebody cares for me.


My progress-beauty cares for me.

Somebody shall care for me.


My perfection-splendour shall care for me.

21. When

When fear was in charge

Of my life-river,

The Ocean of Infinity

Was a far cry.

When doubt was in charge

Of my life-day,

The Sun of Eternity

Was a far cry.

When insecurity was in charge

Of my life-breath,

The Sky of Immortality

Was a far cry.

22. The click of a camera

The click of a camera

Brings down Immortality

Into a fragile human frame.

The soul of the Infinite

And the body of the finite

Play hide-and-seek

In the Heart-Smile

Of the Absolute Supreme.

23. God smiled at me twice

God smiled at me twice:

Once when I meditated

To renounce the world;

Once when I renounced

The world to meditate.

God blessed me twice:

Once when I cried and cried

For a mounting inner flame;

Once when I offered Him

My Realisation-sky.

24. It will not last

It will not last.

Your feeble insecurity-knife

Will soon stab God’s Compassion-Heart.

It will not last.

Your black doubt-spot

Will soon breathe God’s Perfection-Love.

25. The ideal disciple

The ideal disciple

Is he who believes

Before he sees.

The ideal disciple

Is he whose mind

Is inside his heart.

The ideal disciple

Is he whose heart

Lives for his soul.

The ideal disciple

Is he whose soul

Distributes his goal.

26. Seven categories

A first class disciple

Is he who sees good

In all, and everywhere.

A second class disciple

Is he who sees good

As good and bad as bad.

A third class disciple

Is he who uses his binoculars

To enlarge the bad qualities

And diminish the good qualities of others.

A fourth class disciple

Is he who enjoys his good qualities

And enjoys others’ bad qualities.

A fifth class disciple

Is he who tries to devour

Others’ good qualities

And ignores his own bad qualities.

A sixth class disciple

Is he who feels that

Even God Himself is not always

Perfect, let alone his Master.

A seventh class disciple

Is he who thinks that he has made

A serious mistake

In accepting the spiritual life.

27. His realisation

His lofty realisation runs:

A hero in the physical world

Is only a zero;

A hero in the vital world

Is less than a zero;

A hero in the psychic world

Is not only a divine hero

But also the supreme pride of God.

28. Ask me the right question

Ask me the right question.

“Who is God?”

God is your integral Self.

Ask me the right question.

“Where is God?”

God is inside the meanness of your mind

And the vastness of your heart.

Ask me the right question.

“How is God?”

His Mind thinks He is sick,

His Heart feels He is weak,

His Soul announces that He needs rest.

His Goal predicts that He will enter

Into a new Cosmic Game.

29. Give the Giver

Give the Giver your smile.

He will increase His love-flames

And offer them to you.

Give the Giver your gratitude.

He will increase the Light of His Power-tower

And offer it to you.

Give the Giver your snow-white love.

He will empty Himself

And make Himself your surrender-slave.

30. Unity and multiplicity

Unity is good.

Unity with multiplicity is better.

Unity in multiplicity is by far the best.

Who owns unity?

The climbing heart.

What is unity with multiplicity?

The vision of the soul

In the manifestation of life.

Where is unity in multiplicity?

In the Silence-seeds,



Sound-fruits of God.

31. The red light and the green light

I have two intimate friends:

The red light


The green light.

The red light warns me

And cautions me

And finally commands,


The green light inspires me

And encourages me

And finally whispers,


My red friend

Teaches me patience.

My green friend

Teaches me dynamism.

My red friend tells me

My life is precious.

My green friend tells me

My goal is precious.

My red friend

Perfects my will.

My green friend

Fulfils my dream.

32. Rejection-acceptance-expectation

I reject my hopeless fate,

I reject it totally.

I accept the world’s helpless fate,

I accept it unreservedly.

I expect God’s deathless Fate,

I expect it devotedly.

33. My family members are at war

My faith and my fear

Are at war.

My faith and my doubt

Are at war.

My faith and my insecurity

Are at war.

What is fear?


What is doubt?


What is insecurity?


34. God smiled and cried

When he was consorting

With self-love,

God smiled.

When he was consorting

With self-pride,

God smiled.

When he was consorting

With self-pity,

God smiled.


When he was consorting

With self-transcendence,

God cried, soulfully cried.

35. A great fog

There is a great fog


Human love and Pride divine.

There is a great fog


Human desire and Aspiration divine.


There is no fog,

No, none at all,


Human surrender and Perfection divine.

36. Our earthly wants and our Heavenly needs

Our earthly wants never shrink, never.

They enormously swell

And endlessly multiply.

Our Heavenly needs shrink

And shrink

And shrink.

They become smaller than a tiny ant,

Vaster than the vastest ocean —

To fulfil God’s Will.

37. Fear-doubt-insecurity-uncertainty

Dark fear invades my body.

Wild doubt fills my mind.

Feeble insecurity empties my heart.

Eyeless uncertainty veils my soul.

Yet my life-river cheerfully

Wants to flow

Into the stream of the Will-Supreme.

38. Faith, confidence and assurance

Faith, sweet Faith!

Why have you forgotten me?

Confidence, bold Confidence!

Why have you denied me?

Assurance, sure Assurance!

Why have you betrayed me?

Faith, your quick forgetfulness

Tortures my heart.

Confidence, your shameless denial

Pierces my mind.

Assurance, your unpardonable betrayal

Veils my soul.

39. Since no escape

Hard I tried to escape from You

But I sadly failed.

Therefore I accepted You.

Since I accepted You

I must fulfil Your ageless Will.

Your Will alone

Shall free my mind

From the cluttered and devouring cave

Of my wild destruction-night.

40. Our marathon talk

With my mortal comrades

I make appointments

And then we barter

Our thought-waves.

But with God, my Lord Supreme,

I make no prior appointments.

Sooner than at once

I enter into His Heart-Room

And enjoy our marathon talk.

41. God and I are enriched

I am enriched

By the laws

Of my ego-night.

God is enriched

By the loss

Of His Justice-might.

42. I do not

I do not rebel against God.

I do not quarrel with God.

I do not even question God.




Because I know:

He who rebels remains an unfulfilled soul,

He who quarrels remains an unillumined soul,

He who questions remains an unsatisfied soul.

43. They tell me and I tell them

They tell me:

“Let your deeds prove.”

I tell them that my deeds

Have already proved

That I cannot exist without God

Even for a fleeting second.

I tell them that my deeds

Have already proved

That the world does not need

My wise advice.

I tell them that my deeds

Have already proved

That God’s Compassion-Sun

Depends not

On my aspiration-candle.

44. He played

He played with power.

Alas, no beauty therein.

He played with speed.

Alas, no beauty therein.

He played with compassion.

Alas, no beauty therein.

He played at last

With the self-giving love.


Beauty within,

Beauty without,

Beauty below,

Beauty above.

45. Persist-resist-smile-cry


You will succeed.


You will succeed.


You will succeed.


Lo, you have already succeeded:

You have perfected your love-life,

You have manifested God’s Reality-Dream.

46. What can God do? What can you do?

What can God do?

Just give Him a chance.

He can and will make


Another God.

What can you do?

Ah, you have already done it.

You have made God

Your perfect slave,

Perhaps unintentionally.

47. They know

His body knows

What quick deterioration means.

His vital knows

What sad depression means.

His mind knows

What wild frustration means.

His heart knows

What true destruction means.

And he himself knows

What death-invitation means.

48. Claim

Claim the darkness-shack.

Once you get it,

Ignorance will immediately

Share it with you.

Claim the Illumination-Palace.

Just claim it, that’s all.

You do not have to work for it;

God Himself will gladly

Offer it to you.

49. Happiness guaranteed!

Happiness guaranteed!

Just think of God first,

Offer your heart last

And see what happens.

Happiness guaranteed!

Just hear devotedly first,

Speak quietly last,

Stay in the middle

And see what happens

Unreservedly and unconditionally.

50. A slow walker and a silent talker

God I am a slow walker.

Will you wait for me

At Your Palace?

“Son, I am a silent talker.

Will you listen to Me

In the love-room of your heart?”

God, I want to live in Your Palace.

“Son, I wish to stay in your heart.”

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Wings of Light, part 1, Agni Press, 1974
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