95. When I offer gratitude

When I offer gratitude to God
And God alone
I secretly expect
A greater favour from God.

When I offer gratitude to man
Man immediately claims
The most legitimate favour from me.

O God, with my gratitude
I hopefully try to fool you.
O man, with my gratitude
I unavoidably bind my helpless self.

Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 2.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 78th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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