My Vital

O My vital, my first choice falls on you.
Without your dynamic and stupendous Inner urge, nothing can be embodied,
Nothing can be revealed here on earth.
O my vital, when you fall fast asleep,
My mind’s undying frustration grips my outer existence.
My body’s helpless surrender to the Prince of Gloom poisons
My inner existence.

Man’s most powerful imagination
Fails to fathom you, your depth.
Man’s far-flung,
Brightest wisdom fails to determine you, your breadth.
Yours is the indomitable courage that springs from
The fountain of boundless emotion.
Kill not your emotion, never.
Emotion killed within, fulfilment starved without.
Emotion divinely fed within,
God the Eternal Delight revealed without.

O my vital, you know no Tomorrow.
You want to be born, you want to grow and
Fulfil yourself in the immediacy of Today.
With the infinite Blessings of
The Supreme, on you march across
The path of Infinity’s bloom,
Eternity’s glow and Immortality’s lustre.
Your life is green, the ever-aspiring and ever-growing green.
Your breath is blue,
The ever-encompassing and ever-trans-forming blue.
O vital of mine, in you is humanity’s glowing Hope.
With you is Divinity’s reverberating Clarion.  

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Excerpt from ‘Songs of the Soul‘ by Sri Chinmoy


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