537. Devotion

I offered my purest devotion to God.
He accepted my devotion only to increase
Its height and depth in boundless measure.

I offered my surest devotion to man.
He accepted my devotion
Only to criticise and belittle
My sincerity’s heart.

I offered my blue-gold devotion to Heaven.
Heaven accepted my devotion
With a smile, a half-knowing smile.

I offered my devotion to the green-brown earth.
Earth suspected, rejected,
Strangled and buried my devotion-life.

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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