Animal Kingdom 50 – Tiger: Cruelty


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 tiger.

Tiger: Cruelty

Tiger, my tiger,
When are you going to end
Your dark cruelty-life?
How long shall wait at your door
Your divinity friend?
Don’t delay! Don’t delay!
Inside the vital of your delay
Looms large your world-failure day.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973