1194There was a time
When I travelled the whole way
With my self-assertion.
Alas, joy was not to be found.
Now I am travelling the whole way
With my self-denial.
Alas, joy is still not to be found.
God tells me that both ways are wrong.
I have to travel my life-journey
Only with God-dependence.
Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 2, Agni Press, 1998