Animal Kingdom 7 – Butterfly: Prosperity

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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 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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Animal Kingdom 6 – Bull: Confidence

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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 bull.

Bull: Confidence

Bull, my bull,
God has Confidence
And you have confidence,
And nobody else.

God has the creative Power
And you have the creative power,
And nobody else.

God confides in you His Vision-flood,
You confide in God your mission-blood.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 5 – Buffalo: Wisdom

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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 buffalo.

Buffalo: Wisdom

Buffalo, my buffalo,
O bearer of Yamaraj,
King of death,
Your wisdom-sun
Controls humanity’s breath.
You teach the world:
Until Eternity’s Cry is won,
Until Immortality’s Smile is won,
Until earth-pangs and Heaven-Bliss
Are made supremely one,
Nothing is done, nothing is done.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 4 – Bee: Industry

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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 bee.

Bee: Industry

Bee, my bee,
Your day and night
And your patience-industry
Have no respite.
Hard you endeavour
To bring nectar
From the core of your service-tree.
You always don
The robe of fruitful victory.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 3 – Bear: Vengefulness

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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 bear.

Bear: Vengefulness

Bear, my bear,
Your sense of vengefulness
Far surpasses human might;
Yet unconsciously
You cry for the human height.
Nothing satisfies you for long;
Not even satisfaction-day.
Inseparable your proud wisdom
And wild ignorance-clay.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 2 – Bat: Peculiarity

batSri 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 bat.

Bat: Peculiarity

Bat, my bat,
With your strange peculiarity-light you see at night,
And we see during the day.
Therefore you and men are equal.
Let us try to increase our capacities.
You try to see during the day
And we during the night.
God is merciful. Let us pray;
He will grant us His deathless Ray.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 1 – Ant: Glory

ant2Sri 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 ant.

Ant: Glory

Ant, my ant,
In you my heart beholds
The glory of the Supreme.
Tiniest in size, you house the dream
Of the Omnipotent.
To me you are extremely important,
Because you represent
One extremity of God,
His message of smallness;
In another word, His greatness.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973