455. Four dinner invitations

I have received dinner invitations
From God and man,
From Heaven and earth.

Earth will feed me
With earth’s food: doubt and fear.

Heaven will feed me
With Heaven’s food: faith and courage.

Man will feed me
With man’s food: depression and frustration.

God will feed me
With God’s Food: Light and Delight.

Doubt and fear will not be able to feed me regularly;
Therefore I don’t need them.

Faith and courage may be a bit slow in feeding me,
But I shall gladly wait.

Depression and frustration will poison me
With their food.
No harm!
I know perfectly well
That I shall not remain always dead.
For I clearly see that God’s Food,
Light and Delight,
Is fast approaching my eternally real hunger.
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 10, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974