Editor's note

Sri Chinmoy offered the following prayers during his visit to Bali, Indonesia in January and February 2004.

13 January 2004

Legian, Bali, Indonesia

1 My Master’s Acceptance ...

My Master’s acceptance
Of my life
Is God-realisation guaranteed
At God’s choicest Hour.

2 God Knows Everything ...

God knows everything
Except one thing:
His Heart has yet to learn
How to exclude
Any human being.

3 Humanity Is Either Enjoying ...

Humanity is either enjoying
Or suffering from
God-faith-eclipse.

4 The Transcendental God-Height ...

The Transcendental God-Height
Is only for the one-pointed
God-seekers, God-lovers
And God-servers.

5 My Lord Supreme ...

My Lord Supreme,
Just for a brief moment
Do show me
Your Divinity’s
Absolute Splendour.

6 Until Just Yesterday ...

Until just yesterday
Attachment and I were
Dearest friends,
But now we two have become
Perfect strangers.

7 My Pride-Mind Says To God ...

My pride-mind says to God,
“God, I need nothing
From You.”

8 My Humility Says To God ...

My humility says to God,
“My Lord, I need everything
From You, only from You.”

14 January 2004 ...

14 January 2004

Legian, Bali, Indonesia

9 Knee-Bending ...

Knee-bending
Is needed
To cultivate our God-devotion.

10 Head-Bending ...

Head-bending
Is needed
To nurture our God-surrender.

11 God Does Not Want Me ...

God does not want me
To remain asleep
Before His All-Compassion-Eye.

12 My Prayerfulness-Heart ...

My prayerfulness-heart
And my soulfulness-life
Reveal the closeness
Of my Lord’s Heart.