I like HarmonyVision's selection of this particular poem (see message
2362). How amazing that Sri Chinmoy could have created and written
this poem spontaneously, along with 842 others in a twenty-four hour
Sri Chinmoy feels that all of us have locked within ourselves
tremendous creative abilities that meditation can and will unleash.
If we can allow the Supreme to work in and through us, we also can
participate in the endless flow of divine creativity.
The greatest artists are the most humble. Bach and Shakespeare both
regarded themselves as mere instruments in the hands of some greater
power. Sri Chinmoy also feels that he is a humble instrument of God,
revealing whatever the Divine wants him to reveal.
To me, Sri Chinmoy's humility is one of the things that makes his
poetry and art so attractive. He is an example to all artists in his
surrender to the One Will.
Here's another poem that deals with surrender. In this case, the
seeker discusses what surrender means in the various phases of his
life- as a child, as an adult, and as an old man. I would gratefully
welcome any insights on this most remarkable poem:
I loved my life's morning walks;
Hope-beauty led my eyes
And guided my steps.
I love my life's midday runs;
Reality's naked life has sent
uncertainty into destruction-exile.
I shall love my life's evening
Life divine shall embrace the abyss
Evening does not mark the end.
Evening is the precursor
Of a purer dawn and a brighter sun.
In my heart-dawn, my preparation
In my soul-sun, my perfection