For Mother Earth
- Dear Mother Earth,
You are a tiny dot inside the heart so says the Avatar.
You are a fast field in the heart so says man.
You are beauty, purity and humility in boundless measure so says the
You are a treasuer-box to be robbed and You may not mind about it so
We have never seen Your real Face
As we have never seen Your real Smile.
Your Beauty and your Power we can see
In the tiny flower that blossoms between stones.
As we can see it in your thunderstorm.
Mother, we are your children, so says the Avatar.
Mother, we promise,
At the end no matter how many years it may take,
We will garland You and crown You.
And with golden letters we will write into the sky:
You Are the Kingdom of Heaven.
Who will bring about this reality?
The Love of the Avatar
Who sees You as a tiny dot inside His Heart.
- Dear Doris,
I love very much your poem! It sounds simple and soulful.
It will be such a new inspiration to disciples here when they get a
copy of ´Dear Mother Earth´ at our 25th Anniversary next week end.
- Dear Suchana,
This is the only way I can write. That you like it gives me joy. I
wish you a happy anniversary celebration. My absolute favourite poem
by Guru goes as follows.
"From sunrise to sunrise
I have only one prayer,
Your Supreme Victory
Here on earth."
- In the book "Conversations with Sri Chinmoy", pages 85 and 86, there
is passage which I hope will bring joy to a Centre's 25th Anniversary
Celebration in Argentina and inspire others to remain adamant in their
efforts to offer something good to the world.
"Everything has its own time, but for our part we should not give up.
... Who knows at what point these new little Centres will be able to
run fast? We need only one solid person in each Centre. If one
person is self-giving and dynamic, then the Centre can remain strong,
"...For years and years she [an unnamed Argentinian student of Sri
Chinmoy - B.] has maintained her eagerness to manifest [God's]
light. ... she has never given up, never given up."
Sri Chinmoy, Guatemala, 2005
In oneness, Beverly
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- Beverly, the mind wants to give up, but the heart, never!
Here is a question posed to Sri Chinmoy, and his answer (unofficial)
from the book Promised Light of the Beyond:
Question: In trying to meditate and lead the spiritual life, I am
beset by difficulties and discouragement. What should I do?
Answer: While you are following the spiritual life, if you are
attacked by undivine, hostile forces or if you feel that your
aspiration is not as it should be, never give up your spiritual life.
Every day you cannot eat the most delicious food, but still you eat
every day. You eat every day, whether the food is good or bad, in
order to keep your body fit so you can go to work, go to school and do
normal activities. In the spiritual life, when we meditate what do we
actually do? We feed the soul, our inner being. Now, if we cannot feed
the soul most delightfully every day, we must not give up trying. It
is better to feed the soul something than to allow it to starve. So
never give up; always try to meditate.
The road to God-realisation is long. Sometimes while walking along the
road you will see beautiful trees with flowers, foliage, fruits.
Again, sometimes you will see that there is only a road, and there are
no trees on either side. Sometimes you may feel that you are on an
endless road through a barren desert, and that the goal is still
impossibly far away. But do not give up walking just because the
distance seems far. In order to realise God you have to be a divine
soldier and march on bravely and untiringly.
The seeker of the infinite Truth must have the patience of a farmer. A
farmer ploughs the field and cultivates; then he has to wait for God
to give the rain which will enable the seed to germinate and start to
grow into a tiny plant. In the spiritual life also, our personal
effort and God's Grace are both needed. We have to practise
meditation, but we have to feel the necessity of God's Grace, like
rain. When God's Grace descends and our human effort ascends, there
comes a time when we can meditate at our sweet will. Advanced
spiritual seekers can meditate at any moment, at any time, at any place.
First try to meditate with your own individual effort and God's Grace.
If you are attacked by undivine forces and you cannot meditate, then
offer your present achievement soulfully and devotedly at the Feet of
the Supreme. Say to Him, "This is what I have now. I have become a
victim to these forces. These are my possessions right now, unwanted
possessions, and I am offering them to You. I place them at Your
Feet." If you can offer your existence to the Supreme in that way at
all times, then you will see that your daily meditation will become
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, beverly_canada
>line since it may create technical issues.
> In the book "Conversations with Sri Chinmoy", pages 85 and 86, there
> is passage which I hope will bring joy to a Centre's 25th Anniversary
> Celebration in Argentina and inspire others to remain adamant in their
> efforts to offer something good to the world.
> "Everything has its own time, but for our part we should not give up.
> ... Who knows at what point these new little Centres will be able to
> run fast? We need only one solid person in each Centre. If one
> person is self-giving and dynamic, then the Centre can remain strong,
> very strong."
> "...For years and years she [an unnamed Argentinian student of Sri
> Chinmoy - B.] has maintained her eagerness to manifest [God's]
> light. ... she has never given up, never given up."
> Sri Chinmoy, Guatemala, 2005
> In oneness, Beverly
> [A technical note:
> If you are replying to a message, please do not change the subject
> If you wish to change the subject line, the best way is to create
> a new thread, posting a new message all together. Thank you.]
- Dear Doris,
Thank you for your kind greetings and Guru´s poem.
We had a happiest and soulful anniversary celebration last
weekend. I also picked up the ´Avatar´ word from your poem
and shared some more poems I received from our Puerto Rican´s
performers in August Celebrations.
I was so happy to learn more about Avatars for the first time
in such short poems. This is our Guru´s unique talent -
highest realms coming easily down to our eyes and hearts.
You may like to know them. Here they are:
An Avatar is he
To whom God Himself tells
The world-illumining secrets.
An Avatar is he
Who receives from God Himself
God´s own Dreams
For God´s full manifestation
Here on earth.
An Avatar is he
Who gladly stoops beneath
The weight of world-sorrows.
An Avatar is he
Who lovingly and faithfully
Brings the longing of man
To the Absolute Supreme.
Is a new
by Sri Chinmoy
[some of this poems are available from
- Dear Suchana,
I am sure you had a wonderful time celebrating your 25th anniversary.
My gratitude to Guru increases and increases when reading these
poems. 'Undeserved' I am benefitting from these highest realms in
infinitisimal measure yet enough to feel there is a God in this world
that cares for all of us not only in Heaven but also here on Earth.
- Thank-you, Kamalakanta. The kindness was unexpected and brought tears
to my eyes. Not incidentally, your poems may come far apart but are
well worth the wait.
Your message brought me another gift - the book which introduced me to
Sri Chinmoy's path was called "Light of the Beyond". It is no longer
available at the library from which I originally borrowed it. Now I
know of a title I can seek through the book club.