Animal Kingdom 49 – Swan: Realisation


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