- From "Never Grow Old" [by Sri Chinmoy]
This one is encouraging:
Any self-transcendence attempt
Will enable the seeker
To go beyond the circle
Of birth and death.
God's message to the older generation:
"As long as you remain on earth,
You must realize that your days
Are equally as important
As those of the younger generation,
Whose hearts are all hope.
And whose lives are all promise".
True, you have worked hard
For many years.
But you must aspire until the end
There is no such thing as a pension
In the spiritual life.
Just love and serve God
And please God in His own Way.
When the choice Hour strikes,
God Himself will book your passage
To His highest Heaven.
[Moderator's Note: Poems by Sri Chinmoy, unofficial versions]