Animal Kingdom 51 – Tortoise: Immortality

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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 tortoise.

Tortoise: Immortality

Tortoise, my tortoise,
Your slow, self-controlled
Confidence-life
Challenges ignorance-knife
And sows the seeds of immortality — Your universe-surprising embodied reality.

 

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

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 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 37 – Peacock: Victory

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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 peacock.

Peacock: Victory

Peacock, my peacock,
I asked my God
When He will grant me victory.
Smilingly He said:
“Son, not until you stop climbing
The ignorance-tree.”

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Aniomal Kingdom 36 – Parrot: Admiration

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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 parrot.

Parrot: Admiration

Parrot, my parrot,
Your high and constant admiration
For human voice and human wisdom
Compels you to leave your sky-vast freedom
And stay in a tiny cage of
imitation’s limitation.
Your imitation of your superior
brother, man,
Endows you with the pride-light
of satisfaction.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 35 – Panther: Destruction

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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 panther.

Panther: Destruction

Panther, my panther,
Yesterday you served God
With your destruction-speed.
Indeed, you were unbelievably powerful.
Today you are serving God
With your aspiration-speed.
Indeed, you are divinely soulful.
Tomorrow you shall be serving God
With your realisation-speed.
Indeed, you will be supremely fruitful.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 32 – Monkey: Restlessness

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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 monkey.

Monkey: Restlessness

Monkey, my monkey,
Your restlessness-life
Has won a transformation-face.
What a miracle!
Yesterday you belonged
To God’s unconditional Grace.
Today you belong
To God’s Aspiration-race.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 31- Louse: Atrocity

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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 louse.

Louse: Atrocity

Louse, my louse,
Why do you devour
With your atrocity-hunger
Man’s purity-head and beauty-hair?
It is not fair,
It is not fair!
God’s Compassion-flood
Shall save man and his innocence.
Man’s angry hands
Shall destroy you, your
life-blood.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 29 – Lamb: Helplessness

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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 lamb.

Lamb: Helplessness

Lamb, my lamb,
Your white helplessness-day
Compels God-Compassion
In you to stay,
And guide you to
Infinity’s Height,
Eternity’s Light,
Immortality’s Right.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 28 – Jackal: Roguishness

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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 Jackal.

Jackal: Roguishness

Jackal, my jackal,
Stop your roguishness-life.
Lo, truth-life is at your door
To carry you to the golden shore.
Your preparation-day and
God’s fulfilled Compassion-ray
Are one, inseparable,
Far beyond the domain of clay.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973