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 buffalo.
Buffalo, my buffalo,
O bearer of Yamaraj,
King of death,
Controls humanity’s breath.
You teach the world:
Until Eternity’s Cry is won,
Until Immortality’s Smile is won,
Until earth-pangs and Heaven-Bliss
Are made supremely one,
Nothing is done, nothing is done.
Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973