Question: How important is it spiritually to express what we feel? Should different emotions only be expressed inwardly to you or to the Supreme?

Sri Chinmoy: If they are good feelings, it is always best to express them inwardly. Otherwise, there is no end to outer expression. All kinds of sweet feelings, good feelings, it is always better to express inwardly, with utmost devotion, to the Supreme. When you try to express them outwardly, when you take the help of language and try to write them down, immediately the mind tries to come forward. The mind tries to decorate the experience with some words. The heart is simpler than the simplest, but the mind will try to use bombastic words, thinking that it will be able to convince the Supreme of your love, devotion and surrender. When you start writing, instead of giving a flower, the mind will try to bring the garden itself. Do I need the garden or do I need the most beautiful rose?

Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 29.First published by Agni Press in 2001.

This is the 1372nd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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