17006Re: On Seeking & Sainthood
- Mar 2, 2006Shardul,
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.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, shardul_nz
> 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 continueand
> never give up. No matter the joys or sorrows, the victories andof
> 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 Srifor
> Chinmoy's relentless persuit of progress (not success) - not only
> his own personal goals, but also in his service to his students andrecently
> 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 andThe
> Ever-Ancient Reality.' He is, like other great spiritual figureof
> throughout history, showing us a new approach to the ancient goal
> this sacred ever-green game called life.saint's
> 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 loftyTo
> utterances in language that are so easy to understand and absorb.
> me it is the hallmark of one who has reached the Everest ofspiritual
> attainment on the one hand, and is more than endowed with thecapacity
> and willingness to relate the highest spiritual truths and secretsto
> those of us that are still journeying toward that epoch of humanencouraging
> experience. With each word, each poem, each action, he is
> us to keep moving relentlessly forward and not to give up.poetic
> Of course, Sri Chinmoy has also written more complex and long
> pieces - a fulfilling feast as opposed to a simple fulfilling mealcalled
> perhaps. Here is one of my favourites from the immortal volume
> 'My Flute'.
> 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...
> --- 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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