My soul is free

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1.

My soul is free to smile at
The beautiful God-dreamers.
My life is free to serve
The faithful God-servers.
My heart is free to love
The unconditional God-lovers.
And I am free to admire
The conscious God-owners.

2.

My Lord does not want
My surrender-life
From my suffering heart-tears,
But He wants
My surrender-life
From my flying heart-smiles.

3.

The rising sun says:
"O stupid seeker, wake up!
You have a long way to go,
Although the Goal is yours."
The setting sun says:
"O stupid seeker, can you not see
That you have badly
And sadly failed?
Perhaps my rising brother-sun
Will give you another chance
Tomorrow
To reach your destination.
If you fail this time,
Who knows?
He may not give you
Another chance
In this God-realisation-promise-incarnation
Of yours."

4.

For the prominence-cherishing
And gratification-nourishing
Aspirants,
Unprecedented inner failures!

5.

Each time I lose a pound,
I fly a mile higher.
Each time I fly a mile higher,
I come nearer than the nearest
To God the Smiler.

6.

The clever mind
Can and does give
Many things to the world
Without loving.
The pure heart
Will never and can never give
Even one thing to the world
Without loving.

7.

Each and every
Self-giving God-lover
Is an absolutely perfect
Peace-discoverer on earth.

8.

Man can satisfy God the Eternal,
God the Infinite
And God the Immortal.
But God cannot fully satisfy
Even one single desire-man
On earth.

9.

My prayers
Are the ascending stairs
To God's transcendental
Compassion-Height.
My meditations
Are God's descending Stairs
To His universal
Manifestation-Delight.

10.

Yesterday
The victory of my humility-mind
Was announced by the trumpets
Of the vastness-sky.
Today
The victory of my purity-heart
Will be announced by the organs
Of the fulness-sun.

11.

When I offer my heart's
Gratitude-breath
To my Beloved Supreme,
He tells me that I am His only
Satisfaction-Empire-builder.

12.

This morning I declared war
On my doubting mind.
Therefore, my Beloved Supreme
Is blessing me
With His unprecedented Dance
Inside my fully-blossomed
Heart-garden.

13.

Each pure and soulful thought
Inside my mind
Is a series of my life's
Bondage-free successes.

14.

Surrender is always mutual.
To God
I soulfully surrender
The darkness of my ignorance-life.
To me
God blessingfully surrenders
The Light and Delight
Of His Compassion-Heart.

15.

The first God-Call awakens us
From centuries' ignorance-sleep.
The second God-Call illumines
Our unlit human nature.
The third God-Call inspires
The divine in us
To sing the God-manifestation-song
In God's own Way
Here on earth.

16.

It is not an impossible task
To forgive and forget
One's failure-past
If one starts to live
For God and God alone.

17.

My seeker-friend,
You want to know
Who gave me
God's Home Address.
My seeker-friend,
It is my spiritual heart
And not my intellectual mind
That has given me
God's Home Address.

18.

Do you want to get close,
Very close, to God?
Then never for a second
Must you worry
About your earthly
Achievements
And your Heavenly
Accomplishments.

19.

I must never forget
That each impure thought
In my mind
Is supported by troops
Of ignorance-night.

20.

The moment I surrendered
My sadness-vital
To my Lord Supreme,
He immediately increased
My heart-hunger immensely
And placed His own
Victory-Crown
On my head.

21.

"My sweet child, My sweeter child,
My sweetest child,
When you come to see Me,
I never ask you to tell Me
What others are doing wrong.
I do not ask you to tell Me
Even what you are doing wrong.
I immediately ask you to tell Me
What you are doing right,
And in how many ways
You are trying to please Me.
My sweet child, My sweeter child,
My sweetest child,
It does not become you
To see others'
Teeming imperfections.
I am constantly dreaming
In and through you
To make you My Eternity's
Absolutely perfect instrument.
Please fulfil My Dream,
My long-cherished Dream,
My only Dream!"

22.

"My child, My child,
Do not disappoint Me,
Do not fail Me!
If you disappoint Me,
If you fail Me,
Then I shall lose
A very precious Dream
Of My ever-transcending
Vision-Eye."

23.

This morning my Lord Supreme,
Out of His infinite
Compassion-Light,
Has given me the power
Of receptivity
To make a permanent contract
With gratitude-delight.

24.

Today's headline:
My heart has made
Its unconditional surrender
To God's Will.
Tomorrow's footnote:
My mind is all ready
To welcome God soulfully.

25.

No,
Not the annihilation of the mind
But the illumination of the mind;
No,
Not the renunciation of life
But the acceptance of life;
No,
Not the hesitation of the heart
But the expansion of the heart
We need in order to sign
A permanent contract
With world peace.

26.

If God is your favourite subject,
Then who can object
To your immediate
God-realisation
And your ultimate
God-manifestation?

27.

If your heart's aspiration
Is immense
And your life's dedication
Is intense,
Then your outer life
Is bound to succeed
Powerfully
And your inner life
Is bound to proceed
Dauntlessly.

28.

What is unlit
And what is sunlit?
Unlit is when I say
That I can do it.
Sunlit is when I say
That my Lord Supreme
Has already done it for me.

29.

The favourite question
Of a useless seeker is:
"My Lord God,
Do tell me when and how soon
I will be able to realise You."

The favourite statement
Of a faithful and soulful seeker is:
"My Lord Supreme,
I know that at Your choice Hour
You will make me realise You.
Therefore,
I am not at all in a hurry."

30.

My spirituality is not
My timidity's turtle-pace.
My spirituality is
My purity's deer-speed.

31.

Perfection is the freedom
From desire.
Satisfaction is the freedom
Of oneness.

32.

Everything else in life
You may keep a supreme secret,
But not your love of God,
For your love of God alone
Will give you salvation from sin,
Illumination from darkness,
Liberation from bondage,
Realisation from imperfection
And Immortality from death.

33.

My God-obedience is the seed
That I am offering
To God the man.
My God-discovery is the fruit
That I shall offer
To man the God.

34.

I am now concentrating.
I know that
My Lord Beloved Supreme
Is right above my head.

35.

I am now meditating.
I can feel
The blessingful Presence
Of my Lord Beloved Supreme
Right inside my heart.

36.

I am now contemplating.
I can vividly see
My Lord Beloved Supreme
Right in front of my vision-eye,
And He is telling me
That He is eager to play
Hide-and-seek with me.

37.

I must immediately shake off
My God-disappointment-past
So that my Lord Beloved Supreme
Can smilingly and proudly
Grow, glow, sing and dance
Inside my today's
Silver dreams
And my tomorrow's
Golden realities.

38.

My inner Pilot is extremely pleased
With me,
For I no longer allow
Doubt-insects
To cling to my mind-walls.

39.

My inner Pilot is extremely proud
Of me,
For I have finally caught
And defeated
My life's cleverest
Temptation-dealer:
Ignorance-demon.

40.

My Inner Pilot is extremely fond
Of me,
For every morning I employ
His supremely choice
Ecstasy-pilots
To fly me in my own
Meditation-plane
To His Immortality's
Nectar-flooded Land.

41.

Today I am inviting
The whole world
To come and see
My Lord Supreme
While He is illumining
The affection-flooded village-home
Of my heart's aspiration-cry.

42.

My Lord Supreme,
Out of His infinite Compassion,
Affection, Love and Fondness,
Has given me a sleepless
Willingness-heart.
Alas, what have I done?
I have given my poor life
An obstinate unwillingness-mind!

43.

Outwardly God may never
Expose and arrest
My false and insincere aspiration.
But inwardly every day
He detects and rejects
My false and insincere aspiration.

44.

God's Sweetness-Eye
Inspires the soulful beginning
Of my life's journey.
God's Fulness-Heart
Immortalises the fruitful perfection
Of my self-transcendence-life.

45.

The fragrance of my heart's purity
Goes far beyond
My mind's impurity-territory.

46.

When I am in my desiring mind,
I offer a very painful prayer
To my Lord Supreme.
When I am in my aspiring heart,
My Beloved Supreme blesses me
Not only with a soulful meditation
But also with a fruitful satisfaction.

47.

My self-searching mind
Is by far the best investment.
My self-giving heart
Is absolutely
The highest enlightenment.

48.

My God-manifestation-promise
Will never be broken by me.
My God-satisfaction-hope
Will ever be spoken by me.

49.

I call it
My cheerful willingness,
But God calls it
His complete Satisfaction
In my perfect aspiration.

50.

When I tell Him
That He is my Father Supreme,
He loves me sleeplessly.

When I tell Him
That He is my only Friend,
He loves me sleeplessly,
Plus He even loves
My imperfections.

When I tell Him
That He is my All,
He immediately tells me
That He will immortalise
My outer dedication-life
On earth
And my inner aspiration-life
In Heaven.

Editor's introduction

The poems in this volume were offered by Sri Chinmoy during meetings and meditation sessions held in 1988.

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