Animal Kingdom 24 – Frog: Enthusiasm

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the frog.

Frog: Enthusiasm

Frog, my frog,
Endlessly you jump and jump,
Cheerfully you cover distance,
Proudly you conquer the pride of length.
Who could imagine
That your legs had such spring and strength?
Continue jumping.
In the process of your evolution
And your silver-bright enthusiasm
You are bound to cover
Eternity s length
And sing the song of
salvation-perfection.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

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Animal Kingdom 23 – Elephant: Strength

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the elephant.

Elephant: Strength

Elephant, my elephant,
You are strength,
Reality’s strength.
Your solid strength
And conscious willingness
Can and shall lead the world
To Infinity’s endless length.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Inauguration of new Statue in Figueira da Foz (Portugal)

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The Honorable João Ataíde, Mayor of Figueira da Foz (Portugal) welcomed the International Sri Chinmoy Peace Run Team of runners for the inauguration of the statue of Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy. The Mayor had invited many cultural organizations of the city to participate and serve as representatives. They were focussed on art, sport, music and many other initiatives. He said “Peace is not only the lack of war. The peace embodied in this statue is the peace of harmony, the inner peace. This is the message of Sri Chinmoy. Through the pose of this statue—with SrPortugal-statue-mayori Chinmoy’s hand on his heart and passing the Peace Torch like this—he is spreading the peace to others. In a world where peace is sorely lacking, it a great honour for us to have this statue here, which will now be a place of reflections for all the citizens of Figueiera in the spirit of communion in peace.

Sri Chinmoy was a man who dedicated his entire life to the cause of peace. He served the United Nations for 37 years related to programmes whose goals were to spread the message of peace. He found in running one of the best ways to foster peace. On behalf of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Salil then presented Mayor Ataíde with the Torch-Bearer Award in recognition for his remarkable work for the City of Figueira Da Foz as well as his lifetime of public service. The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team also had the opportunity to present the Torch-Bearer Award to Jorge Pina for his inspiring sporting achievements in the face of enormous challenges. (Photos: Bijoy Imhof)

Animal Kingdom 22: Eagle: Vision

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the eagle.

Eagle: Vision

Eagle, my eagle,
Your high vision wants to soar above
Yet you want to enjoy and love
The pleasure-life of ignorance below.
Heaven’s height and Earth’s pleasure
Go not together, never!
Be wise, be not stupidly clever.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 21 – Duck: Discrimination

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the duck.

Duck: Discrimination

Duck, my duck,
You have the discrimination-power
To separate milk from water
And drink milk
To satisfy your great need.

The Illumination-Hour
You separate from
The huge ignorance-night,
And you use the Illumination-Hour
To satisfy your great need.

Infinity’s silver peace
You separate from
Eternity’s devouring fight,
And you use
Infinity’s silver peace
To satisfy your great need.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 20 – Dove: Peace

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the dove; the picture shows Sri Chinmoy wigth a dove.

Dove: Peace

Dove, my dove,
You sing the song of peace.
The aspiring human beings
Are all on their knees
Before God
To have your eternal treasure.
Without you, life is nothing but
A destructive pressure.
With you, life is fulfilled satisfaction
In measureless measure.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 19 – Donkey: Stupidity

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the donkey.

Donkey: Stupidity

Donkey, my donkey,
Never do I dare
To belittle or blame
Your stupid stupidity.

I know, I know,
Your stupidity’s head
Loves and serves,
Serves and loves
Man’s eye of boastful fecundity.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 18 – Dolphin: Sagacity

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the  Dolphin.

Dolphin: Sagacity

Dolphin, my dolphin,
Your advanced sagacity
Denies your inferiority
To forest animals.
You make man feel that your consciousness
Borders upon the extremity of human life
With ceaseless strife.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 17 – Dog: Faithfulness

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the dog.

Dog: Faithfulness

Dog, my dog,
Heaven’s faithfulness and
Earth’s faithfulness put together
Have no match for your faithfulness.
Man needs your heart to succeed.
God needs your soul to proceed.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 16 – Deer: Speed

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Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the deer.

Deer: Speed

Deer, my deer,
God’s Compassion
Has the fastest speed.
God is very rich, my deer.
With His Compassion-moon,
The whole world He knows how to feed.
God wants you to be His student-runner
And hoist His Victory’s Banner.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973