78. Be careful

O descending disciples,
Be careful on your way
Down the hill.
If you kick the disciples
Who are below you
With your eyeless pride,
Then when the hour strikes
For you to ascend again,
They will not only prevent
Your upward journey,
But also extinguish
Your rekindled aspiration-flames.
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 2, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974