466. Lead and follow

Sometimes I want to lead,
Sometimes I want to follow.
It entirely depends on
Whose company I am in.
If it is God, then I want to lead;
If it is man, then I want to follow.
Why? Why?
While leading God,
If I go astray,
He will correct me and perfect me
And guide me to my destination.
While following man,
If he makes a deplorable mistake,
My pure and sympathetic heart
Will want to share half the penalty,
If not more.

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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