23. God smiled at me twice

God smiled at me twice:
Once when I meditated
To renounce the world;
Once when I renounced
The world to meditate.

God blessed me twice:
Once when I cried and cried
For a mounting inner flame;
Once when I offered Him
My Realisation-sky.
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 1, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974