The Smile of the Master

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As photographer and videographer I came accross many pictures of Sri Chinmoy’s smile. All are beautiful and all are part of an universal consciousness of love emanating from the face of the master. This particular photograph was taken out of an HD video that I did during the last Christmas Trip of Sri Chinmy early February of 2007.

Selected Flower-Flames Poems by Sri Chinmoy – Part 1

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After completing the 10,000 Flower Flames poem series, Sri Chinmoy selected 207 poems. In the introduction he wrote: “I have selected 207 poems out of 10,000 from my series, Ten Thousand Flower Flames, which was originally published in 100 volumes. Here the poet in me is soulfully satisfied, the reader in me is smilingly satisfied and the critic in me is surprisingly satisfied.”

In the next few weeks we will publish this special poem series, starting today with the first 20:

1. You Have Discovered

My Lord,
I came to You with empty hands,
But you have discovered
My empty heart, too.

2. I Came From God

I came from God
The Eternal Dreamer.
I am heading towards God
The Immortal Lover.

3. Your Happiness-Gift

Of all the gifts
You have offered to God,
Your happiness-gift
He treasures most.

4. The Mind Wants to Invent

The mind wants to invent
A new God.
The heart wants to discover
The ancient and eternal God.

5. Please Warn Me

My Lord,
Please warn me before You come.
Otherwise, You may come unrecognised
And go back unloved.

6. My Heart Says to My Mind

My mind says to my heart:
“Will you please praise God for me?”
My heart says to my mind:
“Will you please pray to God
To bless me?”

 7. The Fare

What is the fare
From earth to Heaven?
The fragrance-beauty
Of a gratitude-heart.

8. Every Time I Run Away From You

Every time I run away from You
And come back,
I see Your Eyes
More illumining than before.
And I feel Your Heart
More forgiving than before.

9. The Lord Of My Thoughts

My Lord, I am happy
Because You are the Lord of my life.
Can You not make me perfect
By becoming the Lord of my thoughts?

10. Two Miracles

The miracle of my sound-life:
It can chase God.
The miracle of my silence-life:
It can embrace God.

11. Two Secret Wishes

Two
Are my Secret wishes:
I shall show God
Man’s transformation-head.
I shall show man
God’s Compassion-Feet

12. Not Beyond Possibility

Not beyond man’s possibility
Is God-realisation.
Not beyond earth’s possibility
Is earth-transformation.
Not beyond my possibility
Is self-transcendence

13. I Do Not Interfere

I do not interfere in God’s Affairs.
Every day I let Him
Create a new world.
God does not interfere in my affairs
Either.
Every day He lets me
Destroy an old world.

14. A New Prayer

Your old prayer may not change God.
But God can grant you
A new prayer,
And this prayer
Will make you really happy.
What is your new prayer?
God-Satisfaction
In God’s own Way.

15. To Frighten and Enlighten

To frighten the animal in me
My God is all Justice.

To enlighten the human in me
My God is all Compassion

16. God’s Lion-Power

Yesterday
I desired to be
God’s Lion-Power.

Today
I desire to be
God’s Deer-Speed.

Tomorrow
I shall desire to be
God’s Lamb-Fondness

17. What You Did

God wanted you
To go to Him untouched.
But what you did,
You know!
You went to God unchanged!

18. Are You Tired, O Lord?

Are You, O Lord,
Tired of being good?
It seems You are.

Are You, O Lord,
Tired of being divine?
It seems You are.

Are You, O Lord,
Tired of being perfect?
It seems You are.

O my Lord Supreme,
Then do bless me
With your Goodness-Heart,
Divinity Life and Perfection-Role.

19. Two Observers

God watched me
From the sky
With His unchanging Compassion.
I watched God from the ground
With my increasing hesitation.

20. The Boon

Scold me, my Lord, untiringly.
Insult me, my Lord, unreservedly.
But, my Lord, do not forget Your Boon.
You told me millions of years ago
That You would grant me the capacity
To love You sleeplessly;
Something more, unconditionally.

New book on Sri Chinmoy’s ashram life

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The inner experiences of a spiritual Master are what we crave to hear above all else. Even a few spellbinding insights into the vast realms of the soul, a world that we ourselves have perhaps glimpsed only on rare occasions, fall like sweetest nectar on our ears. And how thrilling these experiences were for the youth who had made his home at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram – to be woken occultly by Sri Aurobindo in the early hours of the morning, to see Lord Krishna in each leaf and fruit of a mango tree, to witness the Supramental Light descending to permeate the earth atmosphere. Sri Chinmoy once reflected, “Those were the days, the golden days, in my Ashram life.” Meanwhile, far from the remote seaside village of Pondicherry in South India, the West was forging ahead in every field, save spirituality. A new generation of seekers craved to know the answers to the most profound questions of life.  To assuage this thirst would come a young man. This is the story of his growing awareness of his Destiny.

Golden Days in Sri Chinmoy’s Ashram Life, by Vidagdha Bennett; Publisher: Equilibrium Books; 276 pages, July 2014