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17006Re: On Seeking & Sainthood

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  • do_slava
    Mar 2, 2006

      Thank you as well for this outpouring of devotion. I too was
      mesmerized upon reading these two lines of poetry -- the words
      entered deep inside me and were coming to my mind over and over. Not
      until a few days later did I start to get glimpses of the immensity
      of its meaning and the powerful encouragement that it offers.

      Slava D.

      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, shardul_nz
      <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > Thank you for this post - it is exremely encouraging!
      > Simplicity and potency. This is the most wonderful thing about Sri
      > Chinmoy's poetry. In eight simple words, he has summed up the
      > of what it takes to become saintly - one should endlessly continue
      > never give up. No matter the joys or sorrows, the victories and
      > defeats - the thing is to endlessly continue and to progress - one
      > step followed by the next. Sri Chinmoy himself is the perfect
      > example of this attitude. In the 20 years I have had the privilege
      > calling him my Guru, the one thing that stands out to me is Sri
      > Chinmoy's relentless persuit of progress (not success) - not only
      > his own personal goals, but also in his service to his students and
      > the world. To quote the title of a book of his poetry that I
      > recieved from a friend, Sri Chinmoy's is 'The Ever-New Vision and
      > Ever-Ancient Reality.' He is, like other great spiritual figure
      > throughout history, showing us a new approach to the ancient goal
      > this sacred ever-green game called life.
      > If the saying 'It takes one to know one.' has any credence, one can
      > easily see and feel through Sri Chinmoy's poetry that he is a
      > saint. How else could it be that he is able to write such lofty
      > utterances in language that are so easy to understand and absorb.
      > me it is the hallmark of one who has reached the Everest of
      > attainment on the one hand, and is more than endowed with the
      > and willingness to relate the highest spiritual truths and secrets
      > those of us that are still journeying toward that epoch of human
      > experience. With each word, each poem, each action, he is
      > us to keep moving relentlessly forward and not to give up.
      > Of course, Sri Chinmoy has also written more complex and long
      > pieces - a fulfilling feast as opposed to a simple fulfilling meal
      > perhaps. Here is one of my favourites from the immortal volume
      > 'My Flute'.
      > HOPE
      > Thou art my Lord, my golden dream,
      > Thou art my life in death.
      > O bless me with Thy Hope Supreme,
      > Lord of the Eternal Breath!
      > Agelong the vision of Thy Sun
      > For darkness have I sought.
      > I know the evils I should shun
      > And quickly bring to nought.
      > The earth is deaf and blind, my Lord;
      > Its true goal it denies.
      > It hears no voice, no heavenly word
      > From those who seek the skies.
      > O yet I feel Thy kingly Grace
      > With my feeble mortality.
      > I shall win at last the Noonward Race,
      > Plunge in the Nectar-Sea.
      > - Sri Chinmoy.
      > My Flute: http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/my-flute/
      > Gratitude to Sri Chinmoy and to the kind people who post his poetry
      > on this site. Thank you...
      > Shardul.
      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, do_slava
      > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > A saint is a seeker
      > > Who endlessly continued.
      > >
      > > Sri Chinmoy
      > > # 43,199, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees
      > >
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