Animal Kingdom 49 – Swan: Realisation

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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 swan.

Swan: Realisation

Swan, my swan,
How did you attain your God-realisation?
How did you perform such a difficult task?

“I realised God
By offering my life’s
Ignorance-husk and ignorance-bark to the Supreme
The moment my hour dawned in my weeping life.
What I have now is God.
What I have now is God’s all-fulfilling Illumination-Life.”

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 48 – Squirrel: Service

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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 sqirrel.

Squirrel: Service

Squirrel, my squirrel,
You served the Lord Rama
With your devoted service.
You carried grains of sand
While he was building
His famous bridge
To fight against Ravana,
The force undivine.
He has made you immortal.
You carry his name
On your heart.
Your service-glory
Is far beyond the death-dart.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 47 – Spider: Patience

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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 spider.

Spider: Patience

Spider, my spider,
You build your home
With patience-light.
Against the speedy time
You and your confidence-fight.
You teach the world
What patience can do:
Build perfection’s kingdom pure and true.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Sri Chinmoy’s artwork exhibited in Georgia

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An abstract, inspirational artwork collection created by the Indian spiritual master Sri Chinmoy can be seen at the National Library of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi. A large lightened room full of Chinmoy’s mystical paintings and meditation music will be open until January 27. The idea of familiarizing Georgian people to Jharna-Kala belongs to Dimitri Saralidze. He fulfilled the desire by having Sri Chinmoy’s artwork brought to Georgia. He contributed to familiarizing the exhibition viewers with a man who demonstrated his endless fountain of imagination and unlimited possibilities. The sense of freedom in his paintings is created by his spontaneous way of drawing. Chinmoy used to follow his soul while having his thoughts and feelings expressed on paper. He started drawing with a simple rose that in later years transformed into different forms including birds. The artist explains the importance of his work on Soul Birds saying that: “For me, birds have a very special significance on a spiritual level. They fly in the sky, and the sky is all freedom. So when the birds fly in the sky, they remind me of the soul’s infinite freedom. The soul has come from Heaven. When we think of birds, we are also reminded of our Source, and this gives us enormous joy.” His wish had been the links of nature and human beauty to be found in one’s soul. Sri Chinmoy tried to perceive it through the things around him as he thought that aesthetics of discovering beauty is the art’s only function.

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It is difficult indeed to say in which sphere Chinmoy was better. His creative work is not just limited to paintings. The spiritual master has left his name in literature too. His poems have been translated into more than 24 languages. The way of creating music also follows the ideological path for becoming free and discovering one’s spirit. He has written more than 18,000 songs and used to perform at Peace Concerts all over the world for free. He was able to play on 115 different musical instruments. In addition to being the founder of many meditation centers, he was also an active sportsman trying to break all human limits. A unique award created by him betokens lifting the world’s honored people on the platform by him including three Georgians: Zurab Tsereteli, Kakhi Kaladze and Shalva Amonashvili. (Source: The Messenger Online)

Animal Kingdom 46 – Sparrow: Secrecy

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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 black sparrow.

Sparrow: Secrecy

Sparrow, my sparrow,
You embody future’s high secrecy.
You reveal its wealth
With your psychic delicacy.
Your tiny body and your spanless
Foreseeing eye
Create in man bold contradiction
Of fascination-sky.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 45 – Black Snake: Inconscience

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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 black snake.

Black Snake: Inconscience

Snake, my black snake,
How dare you blight
Again my aspiration-life
With your inconscience-night?
Are you a brute?
Are you an idiot?
Oh, I see; you are both.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 44 – Red Snake

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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 red snake.

Red Snake: Energy

Snake, my red snake,
I need your energy.
Even the Lord Shiva needs you
Around his divine neck.
Energy feeds the life of the universe.
Energy lost, life becomes
A painful farce.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 42 – Shark: Meanness

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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 shark.

Shark: Meanness

Shark, my shark,
I am so proud of you.
Your meanness-consciousness
Is totally gone.
Therefore
You swim in the sea of light
and eternal day.
I assure you, you shall not
Be asked to swim again
In the sea of water, mud and clay.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 41 – Scorpion: Ignorance-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 scorpion.

Scorpion: Ignorance-Force

Scorpion, my scorpion,
Your ignorance-force
Is conquered
By the human man’s medicine-force,
And the divine man’s forgiveness-force.
Since you are conquered
By two mighty forces,
Stop your eyeless course.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973