If I can perfect my faith
Thy Grace is sure to come.
The more I give to Thee
The more I absorb Thy Balm
That heals my bosom’s pangs.
Without Thy Love supreme,
Nothingness all I am?
A dark and barren dream.
I lived inside
My mind’s disastrous uncertainty-sea.
I am living inside
My heart’s rapturous divinity-ocean.
This is what my Lord’s
Has done for me.
– Sri Chinmoy
Other Poems about Grace
- Consumed in Grace – St Catherine of Siena
- Grace – Ramana Maharshi
- The Sun of Grace– Sri Chinmoy
- The Golden Flute – Sri Chinmoy
- What is Grace – St John of the Cross
- Ghazal 71– Hafiz
- Youth, Day, Old Age– Walt Whitman
- Aphorisms on Graceby Sri Chinmoy
- Poetry Books at Amazon.com
- Picture by Richard (Bridge of Sighs, Oxford; Jan2006
by: Sri Chinmoy
“Grace is our true meal. A true devotee can really and truly live on God’s Grace. The Bible has taught us, “Man does not live by bread alone.” This is true; but I wish to say that man can live by God’s Grace alone. If a spiritual person, an aspirant, really cares for God’s Grace, then I wish to say that he can live by God’s Grace constantly and eternally.
God’s Grace is God’s self-revealing, self-fulfilling eternal Existence. We have to know that it is God’s Grace that will give us illumination, liberation and realisation. The infinite life, the eternal life, God’s infinite wealth will belong to the aspirant who really cares for the Supreme’s Grace, which is our only meal.
Excerpt from Life-Tree-Leaves by Sri Chinmoy.