1. What I shall tell

I know what I shall
Have to tell the world:
"I have cried."

I know what I shall
Have to tell myself:
"I have failed."

I know what I shall
Have to tell Heaven:
"I have smiled."

I know what I shall
Have to tell God:
"I have succeeded."

2. A human being's story

To be a human being
Is to have a story.
The story I have
Is the story of my sad
Self-forgetfulness.

To be a human being
Is to be a story.
The story I am
Is the story of my glad
God-forgiveness.

3. What he now needs

The story-teller in me
Needs a good audience.

The story-listener in me
Needs a good story.

The creator in me
Needs a new creation.

Imagination-wings he had:
He now needs
Aspiration-bird.

4, Giving and becoming

You are of God
When you want to give and become.

You are for God
When you become and give.

What do you give?
Love-seeds.
What do you become?
Oneness-fruits.

5. What I have discovered

The poet in me has discovered
The gracefulness of aeons.

The singer in me has discovered
The sweetness of aeons.

The philosopher in me has discovered
The emptiness of aeons.

The seeker in me has discovered
The fruitfulness of aeons.

6. I was, I am, I shall be

I was
The world's blind greed;
Unfortunately I was.

I am
The world's great hunger;
Unmistakably I am.

I shall be
The world's good food;
Unconditionally I shall be.

7. What I knew and what I know

Desire-life
Is a life of useless waste.
I knew it.

Aspiration-life
Is a life of shelter-nest.
I knew it.

Surrender-life
Is a life of perfect rest.
I know it.

Perfection-life
Is a life of supreme test.
I know it.

8. My Lord Supreme spoke to me

In the morning
My Lord Supreme spoke to me
With His Compassion-Heart.
I did not care;

Therefore
In the afternoon
My Lord Supreme spoke to me
With His Attention-Eye.
I did not care;

Therefore
In the evening
My Lord Supreme spoke to me
With His Justice-Hands.

9. An invitation from God

You have received
Not once, not twice, but thrice
An invitation from God.

The first time you ignored it.
The second time you declined it.
The third and last time you misused it.

Indeed, in you
God is unmistakably
Unfortunate.

10. Truth's failings

True, Truth is as old as God;
But one thing we needs must know:
Truth is not as charming as God;
And unlike God, Truth fails
To surrender smilingly
To man's limitations,
Teeming and undying.

11. When I think

When I think of my past:
Nothing but devouring doubts.

When I think of my present:
Nothing but glowing faith.

When I think of my future:
Nothing but climbing aspiration.

12 Duty, beauty, necessity

Duty
Is God's Heaven-Hands.

Beauty
Is God's earth-handwriting.

Necessity
Is God's Perfection-building.

13. My outer and inner home

Do you want to visit
My outer home?
Perhaps you already know
That my outer home
Is power-demonstration.

Do you want to visit
My inner home?
In case you do not know,
I will tell you
That my inner home
Is God's eternal Choice.

14. What I love and treasure

The joy of my earth-voice
The human in me loves
And
The animal in me treasures.

The Heaven-voice of my joy
The divine in me loves
And
The Supreme in me treasures.