Man Immortalised

To perfect our human life,
by far the greatest necessity is our soul’s delight.
When we live in the physical,
the teeming clouds of desire are natural, necessary and inevitable.
When we live in the soul,
the ever-mounting flames of aspiration are natural, necessary and inevitable.

When we live in the soul,
we spontaneously cultivate God.
His Peace, Bliss and Power become ours, absolutely ours.
We grow into our spiritual perfection.
This perfection is at once
our divine heritage in a human body
and our unearthly birthright on earthly soil.

The human in us must live under
the sheltering wings of the soul.
The divine in us must fly and fly
into the Beyond with the
flying wings of the soul.
The human in us must eventually need transformation.
The divine in us must eventually need manifestation.

We expect everything from God.
It is supremely good and perfectly reasonable,
for who else can fulfil us,
both in Heaven and on earth?
God is our Face within;
God is our Smile without.

God determines everything in us,
through us and for us.
He is utterly unconditional
and infinitely self-giving.
Him we serve.
Our self-dedicated service unveils Him.

Man’s achievement is a supremely unparalleled miracle.
God’s achievement is the Marriage of His Infinite with His finite.
Lo, God unveiled, man immortalised!

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Excerpt from ‘Songs of the Soul‘ by Sri Chinmoy

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