The spiritual meaning of colours – Part 40: SACRIFICE

sacrifice

Colours are essential for our life. As an artist himself Sri Chinmoy loved colours but he also had a feeling for which qualities come from particular colours. In 1974 the first edition of his book “Colour Kingdom” was published, presenting 52 different shades of colours together with the quality and one poem about the subject. In the next couple of weeks we will present you this series and today we continue with SACRIFICE. Feel free to make the color larger (by clicking on it). A video summary of all  52 colours and their meaning (Length: 44:49 min) can be found here: vimeo.com.

The animal in us demands sacrifice from others.
The human in us expects sacrifice from others.
The divine in us cheerfully and unconditionally sacrifices.
The Supreme in us says:
“There is no such thing as sacrifice. Sacrifice is nothing but the conscious fulfillment of one’s universal Oneness.”

Animal Kingdom 27 – Horse: Sacrifice

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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 horse

Horse: Sacrifice

Horse, my horse,
I envy you.
I mean it, I really do.
Your life of constant and complete sacrifice
Is far beyond the height
Of all earthly and heavenly price.
God barters His Eternity’s
Heart-gratitude
With your immortality’s
sacrifice-plenitude.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973