Editor's preface

Sri Chinmoy offered the following morning prayers during his visit to Myanmar in December 2000 and Indonesia in January 2001.

Editor's note

The following poems were written on 30 December 2000, Bagan, Myanmar.

1.

My aspiration-heart has covered
  The faraway land
Of Immortality’s Nectar-Dreams.

2.

God’s Heart hungers
  Every day
For my heart’s morning prayers.

3.

My heart sleeplessly cries,
Not for my mind’s immediate demise,
But for my mind’s full illumination.

4.

O my mind, I am telling you
That you will not be able to deny
My soul’s life-transforming delight
  Indefinitely.

5.

The outer advice
  Is utterly useless.
The inner prayer
  Is absolutely fruitful.

6.

  I call it
My heart-expansion.
  God calls it
His Satisfaction-Delight.

7.

My Beloved Supreme,
Your single Touch
Has brought me back
My inspiration-mind,
My aspiration-heart
  And
My dedication-life.

8.

Desire comes to torture my heart.
Desire comes to kill my life.
Desire comes to take me away
From my Absolute Lord Beloved Supreme.

9.

If you really love God,
Then you must never, never
Be pleased with yourself
  In your own way.
God’s Way is the only Way
For you to be pleased with yourself.

10.

What now I have
Is an earthly mind,
But I must become
A Heavenly heart.

11.

My Beloved Supreme
Throws and throws and throws
Aspiration-seeds
Inside my heart-garden.

12.

A desire-life
Strikes the mind
Hard, very hard.