15786Re: Transcendence-Perfection Anniversary
- Nov 6, 2005Dear Arpan,
Thank you so much for bringing up "Transcendence-Perfection", one of
my very favorite collections of Sri Chinmoy's poetry. There are many
reasons for this, but the main reason is that those poems have a
lyrical intensity that makes my head spin whenever I immerse myself
And it's no surprise to me that you would have given away your
personal copy of the book to a dear spiritual brother on his soul's
day. Your heart of gold is well-known and much admired.
Here's a poem from Transcendence-Perfection that I particularly like:
# 695 "The Sun is Dancing"
The sun is dancing,
The moon is dancing,
The stars are dancing.
I am dancing this moment
With the sun, moon and stars.
Next moment I am sailing
With the sky.
The sky makes me feel
That I am the vastness of Infinity's Heart;
The sun, moon and stars make me feel
That God's creation is for ecstacy's beginningless birth
And endless journey.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, arpan_deangelo
> Tuesday, November 1 marks the 30th Anniversary of an incredible
> literary achievement of Sri Chinmoy. It is a book of 843 remarkable
> poems written in a single 24 hour period and then printed in the
> day as well. I remember when it happened, although I was living inthat
> Connecticut at the time and was not directly involved in the
> excitement in New York during that whirlwind day of soulful creation
> and manifestation.
> If there is anyone, an 'old-timer', who was involved in some way,
> perhaps they could share a story or two with us. I do remember that
> after we bought the huge book for only seven dollars, which was the
> size of a telephone directory book, Sri Chinmoy asked for anyone who
> was inspired to memorize one hundred poems from the book. He said
> in about a week he would test us on our memory with a fun 'exam'. Itpoems,
> was quite challenging and fun at the same time to memorize the
> not just to recite, but to be able to write them down with properdining
> spelling, pronunciation and punctuation. I took the challenge and
> studied with index cards. It really helped my meditation,
> concentration and aspiration during that special week.
> The following weekend, we went to Annam Brahma, to prove our
> abilities. I think there were about 25 of us who took the challenge.
> We had the little blue college like test books as we sat in the
> room jotting down our poems one at a time by memory. I forget how Iand
> rated, but I think I only got a couple of punctuations and words
> wrong. It was a truly rewarding experience as Sri Chinmoy himself
> walked around the room smiling and meditating with joy, gratitude
> pride in his spiritual children.classical
> This incredible poetry book also inspired me to create a slideshow
> with photos from a trip I took to Canada that year and some
> violin music in the background as I recited some of the profoundof
> poetry from that classic book. This year I was inspired to take one
> my original copies and start reading it again. But I could only findI
> one of two copies that I had and I hope to find the other one since
> they are out of print.
> I then was inspired to offer my copy to a very good disciple-brother
> friend who I just found out was born on the exact same day as
> Transcendence-Perfection was born, November 1, 1975. If he lets me,
> will reveal his identity. I am quite curious to know if there areany
> other fortunate people in our midst who are turning 30 on thatsome
> auspicious day.
> Also, if anyone wants to post some poems from that very special book
> please do so now. If I find my second copy I will certainly post
> poems here, or I can get the mystery birthday boy to offer a few(Anniversary)!
> poems to us as well.
> In any case, Happy Transcendence-Perfection 30th Birthday
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