Animal Kingdom 15 – Crow: Death-Force

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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 crow.

Crow: Death-Force

Crow, my crow, for God’s sake,
Don’t sit on my head,
Don’t sit on my shoulders,
Don’t scratch my body with your death-force!
I don’t want to die.
I don’t want my dear ones to die
And fly away into the sky.
You rascal!
Don’t darken my door until I have eaten
My nectar-bread.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 14 – Criquet: Illumination

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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 cricket.

Cricket: Illumination

Cricket, my cricket,
Your longing for world-illumination
In the home of night
Is far beyond the mortal’s feeble admiration.
God’s experience-pride is the connecting link
Between your existence-reality
And His creation’s unfathomed enormity.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 13 – Crab: Insecurity

crab

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 crab.

Crab: Insecurity

Crab, my crab, your orphan insecurity-sea
Instigates you to fell the human love-tree.
The more your little kingdom
Wants to grasp the vast world,
The farther will you be compelled to stay
From the horizon of service-freedom.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 12 – Cow: Light

cow

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 cow.

Cow: Light

Cow, my cow,
You have the light,
You are the light.
Therefore you alone have the right
To guide and lead
The entire creation’s height.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 11 – Cockroach: Unpleasantness

Cockroach

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 cockroach.

Cockroach: Unpleasantness

Cockroach, my cockroach,
Your unpleasantness-interference
Creates a serious problem for mankind.
Don’t you see that?
Are you so blind?
Are you really blind?
How many times have we told you that we don’t need you at all
In our restful and fruitful conference,
And in our life of pleasure-indulgence?

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973


Animal Kingdom 10 – Cock: Death-Signal

cock

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 cock.

Cock: Death-Signal

Cock, my cock, why do you give the death-signal?
“What can I do?
God chose me and made me the instrument
To be man’s death-signal.
How long does one play?
Not forever. I tell the weary man,
‘Go and take rest. My friend death has carefully
prepared his nest for you, only for you.'”

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

The Divine Smile

The photographs in this slideshow do not only show Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) in a meditative state, they also let us remember that the master’s smile always was part of his life. When he met disciples, when he gave out prasad (sanctified food) and when he met with world-famous figures from all walks of life. It is this smile which attracted seekers everywhere, it is this smile that was shining from concert and workshop posters, and it is this smile that was being spread when he appeared on a TV show. You could not approach him with your mind because immediately after meeting him you felt his sweetest heart-power. And this is the strength of a true spiritual master. Sri Chinmoy used words only if necessary, like in an interview, a conversation or a talk. But much stronger was his meditation and closely connected his divine smile, that will be with us for eternity.

I went through thousands of photographs of Sri Chinmoy from many of his most active photographers and compiled this slideshow, surrounded by his own flute music. Enjoy and keep these smiles in your heart! Length: 12:50 min / Edited by Kedar Misani.

Animal Kingdom 9 – Cat: Affection

Cat

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 cat.

Cat: Affection

Cat, my cat,
You cry for constant affection.
I have affection plus compassion.
Therefore
Stop crying,
Start smiling.
I tell you a supreme secret:
“I treasure your dependence.”

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 8 – Camel: Forbearance

camel

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 camel.

Camel: Forbearance

Camel, my camel,
Your forbearance-height
Is God’s Revelation-Light.
Inside the vast expanse
of futility’s desert-hush,
You want to found
Divinity’s Triumph-Right.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 7 – Butterfly: Prosperity

butterfly

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 butterfly

Butterfly: Prosperity

Butterfly, my butterfly,
You are the harbinger
Of man’s prosperity-life.
Your sweet arrival
Devours immediately
Man’s ceaseless strife.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

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