Animal Kingdom 47 – Spider: Patience

spider

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 spider.

Spider: Patience

Spider, my spider,
You build your home
With patience-light.
Against the speedy time
You and your confidence-fight.
You teach the world
What patience can do:
Build perfection’s kingdom pure and true.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973

Animal Kingdom 4 – Bee: Industry

Bee

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