536. Exaltation

The other night I was exalted
When I dined with God the Supreme.

The other day I was exalted
When I breathed the excruciating pangs
Of earth-penuries.

From this life of mine
Only two more exalted experiences I need,
I most desperately need.

I need the experience unprecedented
Of seeing two human shoulders
Carrying the burdens of hell-fire,
Earth-water and Heaven-wine.

I need the experience
Of seeing Heaven-Beauty’s glorious Transcendence
Fulfilling earth-beauty’s splendour-light.

My journey’s start was the exaltation
Of God-man in me,
And my journey’s close will be the exaltation
Of man-God in the Absolute Supreme.

Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 11.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 87th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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