351. Never shall I fail

  Failure
Is not falling down.
  Failure
Is desiring to live
   Where I have fallen.

I cry for Heaven.
  Therefore
  Never
Shall I fail.

I try for earth.
  Therefore
  Never
Shall I fail.

352. I am happy

I believe everybody;
  Therefore
I am happy.

I love everybody;
  Therefore
I am happy.

I think of God every day, everywhere;
  Therefore
I am happy.

I am happy, I am always happy
  Because
Heaven lives for the cries of my heart
  And
Earth lives for the smiles of my soul.

353. Before Time kills me

I shall think of Time
  Before
Time kills me.

I shall love Time
  Before
Time kills me.

I shall use Time
  Before
Time kills me.

I shall reveal God
  Before
Time kills me.

I shall fulfil God
  Before
Time kills me.

354. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Mother’s Day is great
   Because
At least once a year
Children allow their minds
To think of their mother’s heart
   And
Allow their hearts to house
And treasure their mother.

Father’s Day is great
   Because
At least once a year
Each father tells his children
That he really wants to equal the
Heavenly Father in Compassion and Concern.

355. Only fault

His body’s only fault is that
  It sleeps too much.
His vital’s only fault is that
  It runs too much.
His mind’s only fault is that
  It doubts too much.
His heart’s only fault is that
  It believes too much.
His soul’s only fault is that
  It has none, really none.

356. My God is angry with me

My God is angry with me
  Because
   I forget.
My God is angry with me
  Because
   I forgive.

What do I forget?
  I forget the world’s
   Dedicated service to me.
What do I forgive?
  I forgive
   My ignorance,
   My flowing ignorance,
   My increasing ignorance,
   My undying ignorance.

357. God will be pleased

Serve in the physical world;
God will be pleased.
Fight in the vital world;
God will be pleased.
Watch in the mental world;
God will be pleased.
Love in the psychic world;
God will be pleased.
Surrender in the world of Light;
God will be pleased.
Become in the world of Perfection;
God will be pleased.

358. Nobody loves

Nobody loves
  A great flatterer.
Nobody loves
  A gross lover.
Nobody loves
  A wicked man.
Nobody loves
  An immodest woman.
Nobody loves
  An indifferent Heaven.
Nobody loves
  An unprogressive earth.

359. Food is God and God is food

India’s great Mahatma Gandhi revealed:
  “To a man with an empty stomach, food is God.”
India’s great Nobody, Sri Chinmoy, reveals:
  “My full stomach feels that God is food.”

Food is God
When I think of Gandhi’s
Countless hungry and starving children.
God is food
When I think of God’s
Countless dreaming, revealing and illumining children.

360. Your human life and your life divine

In your human life
You notice that the world
Is full of fools.
You are right, absolutely right.
But let me add just a little to your great discovery:
There is just one more fool than you think
And that is you,
And that is you.

In your life divine
You feel that the world
Is full of fools.
You are right, absolutely right.
But let me add just a little to your great discovery:
There is just one less fool than you feel
And that is you,
And that is you.

361. I understand

I perfectly understand God
Even without knowing His language.
I never understand man
Although I know man’s language thoroughly.
I always misunderstand
The language of love
Although it sounds
  Sweet,
  Soulful
   And
  Meaningful.

362. A usual thing

To err is a usual thing;
To forgive is an unusual thing.
To love is to forget all troubles;
To repent is to revive all troubles.
To own Light is to govern night;
To fear Truth is to disown God.

363. Fortune-teller and fortune-bestower

When man the fortune-teller
Promises me a bright future
My heart of gratitude
Makes his present immediately brighter.

But when God the fortune-bestower
Promises me the brightest future
My impatient heart of ingratitude
  Questions God’s sincerity
   And
  Questions His motive.

364. When I think

When I think once,
I say what I intended to say.
When I think twice,
I hesitate to open my mouth.
When I think thrice,
I never fail to keep my proud mouth shut.