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.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 86th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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