Dear friends, brothers and sisters all,
I am inspired to share some poems on the theme of "courage" by Sri Chinmoy:
Courage Means Readiness
"Courage means readiness.
Readiness means willingness.
Willingness means newness.
Newness means closeness.
Closeness means fulness."
Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 30 by Sri Chinmoy
Question: What is aspiration?
Sri Chinmoy: "Aspiration is inner cry. Aspiration is inner courage. What is inner courage? Inner courage is implicit faith in your own divine Pilot. If you have inner courage, that means you have faith in your Master."
Excerpt from Aspiration-Flames by Sri Chinmoy
"To rise triumphant out of every trial, what you need is inner courage. What is inner courage? Inner courage is the constant acceptance and fulfilment of God's will."
Excerpt from Arise! Awake! Thoughts Of A Yogi by Sri Chinmoy
"Courage is the most devoted servant of one's own faith in oneself and God.
Timidity says, "God is forever unknowable." Courage says, "God is at present unknown, but only for a while."
Cowardice is an extra load to carry in the march of your day-to-day life.
Courage is an ever-willing extra porter to carry your wealth, inner and outer, according to your soul's volition.
Courage is perfection only when it springs from one's oneness with the vision of God.
There is no other way to please your inner self than to be, yourself, a perfect emblem of courage.
Enthusiasm in its purest expression is courage.
Against one's inner courage, death itself contends in vain.
Courage is God's successful inspiration in Man's body, mind, heart and soul."
Excerpt from Eternity's Breath by Sri Chinmoy
Increase My Courage, Lord ...
"INCREASE MY COURAGE, LORD
Increase my outer courage, Lord.
I shall dispel the shades
Increase my inner courage, Lord.
I shall drink deep
Excerpt from This Is God's Home by Sri Chinmoy
"The significance of life is the constant presence of inner courage."
Excerpt from God's Hour by Sri Chinmoy
Joy to all!