202. Many happy returns

On my birthday
Earth-consciousness says:
“Many happy returns.”
Heaven-Delight says:
“Your every happy return to earth-life
Is also a happy step towards My Palace.”
Life on earth
Is temptation-frustration.
Life in Heaven
Is examination-clarification.
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 5, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974