The Wings of Light, part 14

651. Your prophetic eyes


Your prophetic eyes

Tell me that you are

The only God in Heaven.

But I suspect you.

Your prophetic heart

Tells me that I am

The only God on earth.


I love you

And I shall always love you. ```

652. O my silence


O my silence-heart,

I love you and love you.

O my silence-life,

I need you and need you.

O my silence-soul,

How near are you, how near?

O my silence-goal,

How far are you, how far?

O my silence-God,

Where are You, where are You? ```

653. Your turn


Willing or unwilling,

You must go to God.

Willing or unwilling,

You have to realise God.

Willing or unwilling,

God will make you

Another God

Before long.

Ah, He has already resigned.

Now yours is the undisputed turn. ```

654. I have every right


Since my soul

Is so weak,

I have every right to leave

This soul and look for another.

Since my goal

Is so uncertain,

I have every right to leave

This goal and look for another.

Since my God

Is so blind and deaf,

I have every right to leave

This God and look for another. ```

655. My mystic inspiration


My mystic inspiration

Starts in my Determination’s silence-green.

My mystic aspiration

Starts in my Purity’s silence-white.

My mystic realisation

Starts in my Expansion’s silence-blue.

My mystic manifestation

Starts in my Perfection’s silence-gold. ```

656. My wishes


My dear wish

Is to love God.

My heart is the witness.

My dearer wish

Is to serve God.

My soul is the witness.

My dearest wish

Is to fulfil God.

I have two witnesses:

Heaven and earth. ```

657. My newborn life


My newborn tongue

Only speaks of God.

My newborn heart

Only lives for God.

My newborn life

Only lives in God.

My newborn soul

Only reveals God.

My newborn Goal

Only manifests God. ```

658. Look at their stubbornness


Look at this stubborn shore!

It refuses to receive my boat.

Look at this stubborn boat!

It refuses to be a little more

Devoted to the shore.

Look at these stubborn passengers!

They just refuse to thank

The boat and shake hands with the shore.

Alas, I am lost in the confusion

Of indifference-sea. ```

659. Our Master


He is our hopeful Master,

For what we can do.

He is our mournful Master,

For what we have already done.

He is our soulful Master,


He knows and tells us

That we all are destined to be

The direct representatives

Of God on earth. ```

660. Between


My life is between

The sea and shore

Of God’s unwritten Compassion

And unfailing Love.

My soul is between

The earth and Heaven

Of God’s unseen Cries

And manifested Smiles. ```

661. Don't be so sad


O my Boatman,

Don’t be so sad.

I am not as useless

As you think.

O my Boat,

Don’t be so sad.

I am not as heavy

As you feel.

O my Shore,

Don’t be so sad.

I am not as irresponsible

As you imagine. ```

662. Silence


What you can do:

You can criticise silence,

You can ignore silence.

What you cannot do:

You cannot sit even one fleeting minute

In silence.

Yet one day

It is you and you alone

Who will marry silence

And become inseparably one

With silence-sky.


663. What shall I do with them?


What shall I do

With my stupid mind?

It is afraid of vastness.

What shall I do

With my stupid heart?

It is afraid of oneness.

What shall I do

With my stupid life?

It is afraid of duty.

What shall I do

With my stupid soul?

It is afraid of earth-reality.


664. Who will read my poems?


Who will read my poems?



Since he has so many

Important things to do,

I just forgive him.

Who will read my poems?


Why not?

He has to,

Since it is He who

Has written all these poems

In and through me.

Naturally He has to


He always does,



Cheerfully. ```

665. I know not why


To be exact,

God loves you more than

He loves me.

To be accurate,

God has all eternity for you


For me He does not have

Even a minute to spare.

To be precise,

God is always and ever

Partial to you,

Yet I love God.


I know not why,

And never shall I know.


666. In his childhood


In his childhood

He slept.


He does not sleep now.

In his childhood

He smiled.


He does not smile now.

In his childhood

He saw

The face of darkness.


He now sees the face of Light.

In his childhood

He played

With ignorance and its brood.


He now plays with God and His children.


667. The life of God-Beauty


The life of outer beauty

Is an expensive force.

The life of God-Beauty

Is an all-loving,


all-fulfilling force. ```

668. His youth remains


His youth remains,


He is ninety years old.

His youth remains,


He loves the quintessence of life:


His youth remains,


God has always much work

To accomplish in him,

Through him, on earth.


669. A short note


I went to visit my original Home.

Alas, my parents were not there.

I missed their presence badly.

I was told by the sun,

The moon and the stars

That my parents left their Home

To visit my home on earth.

I came back home hurriedly

Only to find a short note:

“Son, your father, God,

And your mother, Goddess,

Need you here on earth

And nowhere else.” ```

670. Here on earth


I am not alone.

I am with the mists

Of brooding doubts

There on earth.

I am not alone.

I am with the snows

Of blossoming faith

Here on earth.

I am not alone.

I am with the heaving sighs

There on earth.

I am not alone.

I am with the illumining smiles

Here on earth.


671. The patient


When a patient goes to a doctor

He offers his money-power

To the doctor,

He offers his suffering-power

To God,

He offers his love-power

To his body.


672. In praise of marriage


In praise of human marriage:

It knows how to cry.

In praise of divine marriage:

It knows how to try.

In praise of marriage to God:

It knows how to fly. ```

673. What is next, please?


Father, I have seen Your Face.

What is next, please?

“Daughter, then love Me more.”

Father, I am loving You more.

What is next, please?

“Daughter, promise you will always take part

In My Cosmic Game.”

Father, I shall always take part

In Your Cosmic Game



And unconditionally.

What is next, please?

“Nothing, absolutely nothing,

My sweetest child.” ```

674. To shorten your journey


To quicken your faith,


To frighten your doubt,


To enlighten your life,


To shorten your journey,

Consecrate. ```

675. For God's sake, don't


O my mind,

For God’s sake

Don’t entangle yourself.

O my vital,

For God’s sake

Don’t strangle yourself.

O my heart,

For God’s sake

Don’t torture yourself.

O my body,

For God’s sake

Don’t belittle yourself.


676. Where is my fruitful time?


Days come and days go.


Where is my God-realising second?

Years come and years go.


Where is my God-manifesting minute?

Centuries come and centuries go.


Where is my universe-perfecting hour?


677. What is the difference?


What is the difference


A poor man


A rich man?

The poor man hurries,

The rich man worries.

What is the difference


A bad man


A good man?

A bad man knows

What he has done for himself.

A good man knows

What he has yet to do

For both God and man. ```

678. The day I wanted to sail


The day I wanted to sail

With doubt,

Our boat did not start.

The day I wanted to sail

With fear,

Our boat sank when the journey

Was three minutes old.

The day I wanted to sail

With love,

God immediately jumped into our boat

And on we sailed.

Both love and I just

Slept, sang and danced in the boat.

But God did something more:

He led us all the way

With His Nectar-light.


679. I need


O rose-petals of joy,

I need your fragrance.

O God-secret of self-mastery,

I need your light.

O love-perfection of life-mystery,

I need your patience. ```

680. The answer


Beauty demands an answer.

Love commands an answer.

Duty expects an answer.

Searching needs an answer.

Oneness neither demands nor commands

An answer;

Oneness neither expects nor needs

An answer.

For oneness itself is the

Answer of answers. ```

681. Four lost things


I have been searching and searching

For four most precious things.

Alas, I know not when and where

I have lost them:

My childhood innocence,

My adolescent courage,

My inner poise,

My supreme smile. ```

682. Bull, deer and lion


The Bull in me

Fights for the Freedom vast.

The Deer in me

Runs for the freedom of the Beyond.

The Lion in me

Enjoys the freedom of the ever-transcending



683. My choice


Whom am I going to choose: God?

Ah, He has already

Chosen me, my all.

Whom am I going to choose: Ignorance?

Alas, I have already

Chosen her, her brooding






684. We love each other


I love my Master


He tries within me,

He cries for me.

My Master loves me


I am an infant soul,

I am an orphan life. ```

685. Why they love God


My mind loves God


God can.

He can illumine the mind.

My heart loves God


God has.

He has all love for the heart.

My soul loves God


God is.

God is all. ```

686. Rainbow Bridge


O Rainbow Bridge,

In you I see

The mounting face

Of aspiration-race.

O Rainbow Bridge,

In you I feel

The descending grace

Of Compassion-Embrace.

Your love of duty

Is your Beauty’s Height.

You are the Bridge






687. Three necessities


Scholarship is necessary

For those who want

To arouse the sleeping world.

Hero-worship is necessary

For those who would like

To inspire the impotent world.

Godship is necessary

For those who wish

To reach the golden Shore

of the Beyond. ```

688. Achieve!


Achieve self-control!

At your feet

Every living soul.

Achieve God-light!

At your feet

The eternal night.

Achieve God-compassion!

At your feet

The world-salvation.


689. Become


Become a blossomed mind.

God’s Compassion you are bound to find.

Become a dedicated heart.

God’s Delight without fail

Will play its part.

Become a surrendered ray.

God’s Pride will immediately

Give you His eternal Day.


690. God was highly pleased


He renounced

His pleasure-life


His joy-life.


God was highly pleased.

God gave him


God gave him

God-accomplishment. ```

691. No greater gain, no stronger strength


No greater gain

Than selflessness;

No greater loss

Than forgetfulness.

No stronger strength

Than forgiveness;

No stronger weakness

Than self-indulgence. ```

692. What is delight?


What is Delight?

Divinity’s Light.

What is Divinity’s Light?

Reality’s Height.

What is Reality’s Height?

Immortality’s Right. ```

693. Your life


Your life is a life

Of God’s constant Grace.


With Heavenly gods

You have your eternal place.

Your life is a life

Of unconditional surrender.


God’s Height and God’s Depth

Are anxious to have you

As their peerless treasure. ```

694. No higher pride, no greater joy


No higher pride

Mother Earth contains

Than the man

Whom Divinity maintains.

No greater joy

Father Heaven owns

Than the man

Whom ignorance disowns. ```

695. Two lords


O body, you have two lords:

A sweet lord,


A silent lord.

Serve your sweet lord, heart.

Serve your silent lord, soul.

Your heart’s aspiration-flame,

Your soul’s illumination-joy

Will transport you

Into the world of the cosmic gods. ```

696. Love


Love is peace on earth.

Love is bliss in Heaven.

Love is God’s hospitality

To man.

Love is man’s dignity

In God. ```

697. God proudly pleases you


Your love never failed.


You are ever hailed.

Your peace never died.


Doubt-clouds from you hide.

Your joy never ceased.


God proudly pleases you

And you alone. ```

698. No disgrace


Poverty is no disgrace;

Just face the blows of the world!

Incompetence is no disgrace;

Just face the laughter of the world!

Defeat is no disgrace;

Just face the evils of the world!

Ignorance is no disgrace;

Just face the impatience of the world! ```

699. An unfortunate birth


With no sincerity,

Life is an unfortunate birth.

With no humility,

Life is an ignoble birth.

With no purity,

Life is a useless birth.

With no spirituality,

Life is an unthinkable birth. ```

700. He has nothing to give


He has nothing to give;


Earth does not need him,

Heaven does not want him,

Death avoids him,

Hell ignores him.


God’s Compassion thinks of him,

God’s Love meditates on him.


From:Sri Chinmoy,The Wings of Light, part 14, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974
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