458. A sea of smiles

Divine Lord Supreme,
How is it that You have given me
Trouble after trouble,
An endless series of troubles?

“Child, since you think and feel
That I am the only and real culprit,
Then the best thing is
For you to offer them back to Me.
I shall gladly accept them.”

Divine Lord Supreme,
How is it that I smile and smile
And have become a sea of smiles?
Who made me so?
For God’s sake, You have to tell me the truth!

“Child, for God’s sake,
I am telling you the absolute truth.
Ah, don’t you know that your divine smiles
Are the great and unchallenged contributions
Of your devoted heart and surrendered life?”
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 10, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974