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, 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