Re: December calendar page
- 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.
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--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarah_inseattle
> 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
> aphorism related to gratitude under the photo.Racing
> 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
> The aphorism has amazing power. "Race against death." I hadn't
> thought of it that way, but that is my goal, here on earth.
> to make as much spiritual progress as possible, while I am hereas
> 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,
> long as we carry "a tiny gratitude-flame." That doesn't sound so
> hard, does it?
> All my gratitude,