Animal Kingdom 17 – Dog: Faithfulness

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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 dog.

Dog: Faithfulness

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

Animal Kingdom 16 – Deer: Speed

deer

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 deer.

Deer: Speed

Deer, my deer,
God’s Compassion
Has the fastest speed.
God is very rich, my deer.
With His Compassion-moon,
The whole world He knows how to feed.
God wants you to be His student-runner
And hoist His Victory’s Banner.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 15 – Crow: Death-Force

crow

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

cricket

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

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