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  • sarah_inseattle
    Soon after I posted this, I came across this related aphorism: True, life is short. But we can make our aspiration Longer than the longest. Service Tree#
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 3, 2006
      Soon after I posted this, I came across this related aphorism:

      True, life is short.
      But we can make our aspiration
      Longer than the longest.

      Service Tree# 35,709

      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarah_inseattle
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi all,
      >
      > I have a wall calendar by my computer called, *2005 The Year of
      > Gratitude*. Each month offers a large photo of Sri Chinmoy, with
      an
      > aphorism related to gratitude under the photo.
      >
      > The December page keeps pulling me up short. Over and over. There
      > is a large image of Guru standing, in weight-lifting attire, arms
      > folded across his chest, looking away. The aphorism is:
      >
      > "You want to race against death.
      > I tell you, you will succeed.
      > Just carry one thing with you:
      > A tiny gratitude-flame."
      >
      > The photo has amazing power. Just a quick glance and you feel the
      > power.
      >
      > The aphorism has amazing power. "Race against death." I hadn't
      > thought of it that way, but that is my goal, here on earth.
      Racing
      > to make as much spiritual progress as possible, while I am here
      > living in this human body.
      >
      > Have I really been racing? Or have I been stretching out into the
      > luxury of imagined time? With death a far-off cry?
      >
      > Life changes, and suddenly the idea of death feels nearer. I'd
      > better get a move-on. Sri Chinmoy is telling us we can succeed,
      as
      > long as we carry "a tiny gratitude-flame." That doesn't sound so
      > hard, does it?
      >
      > All my gratitude,
      > Sarah
      > Seattle
      >
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