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20 Aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy. Wednesday's Inspiration 12, to Rosina Khan


Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.


Wisdom from the Master: Hope and self-giving

Do not allow yourself

To be ruled by dark doubts.

Make friends with bright hopes

At every moment

To change your own world

And the world around you.

Mine is the wisdom-light

That tells me to ask

Not for a lighter burden,

But for a stronger heart.

Do not be afraid of tasting

The bitterness of failure.

Be brave!

The sweetness of success

Will before long befriend you.

Inside I live

Soulfully and sleeplessly.

Outside I give

Generously and unconditionally.

The seeker’s offering

Of an iota of gratitude to God

Is as beautiful as a rose

Held by God in His own hand.

Since the beginning of creation

Self-giving and happiness

Have been oneness-friends.

Inside a self-giving purity-heart

I see always

A thousand smiles shining brightly.

Each devoted moment

Prepares a beautiful sunrise

And a fruitful sunset.

It is an exceptional privilege

To have the beauty of

A serene mind

The purity of a loving heart


The divinity of a humble life.

Only two miracles are

Worth seeing:

The miracle of loving


The miracle of forgiving.


Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy: reflections

What powerfully you hold

In your thought-world

Will make you either

A street Beggar

Or a great king.

A genius is he

Who ends rules and regulations.

A genius is he

Who is nothing but a powerful


In the ocean of cosmic


A falsehood-loving man

Is helplessly attached

To his unfulfilled desires.

A truth-loving man

Is sleeplessly devoted

To his unmanifested dreams.

God hears

The soulful prayers of a seeker

Not only with great readiness

But also with immediate


My Love of God

Has no need of Heaven’s Bliss,

For my love of God Itself,

Is the highest Bliss.

My Lord does not ask me

For my mind’s brilliance

He only asks me

For my Heart’s radiance.

When peace is multiplied

Truth is multiplied

When truth is multiplied

Love is multiplied

When love is multiplied

God is multiplied.

Do not allow

Your pure flower-heart

To inherit the shameless


Of your blind and wild mind.

I gave God what I have

And what I am:

My willingness.

God is now giving me

What he has and what He is:

His Fullness. - Sri Chinmoy

Note: Most of the aphorisms were taken from Garden of the Soul by Sri Chinmoy and other srichinmoycentre sources. The book is available on Amazon and on srichinmoylibrary.org

Sri Chinmoy in Contemplation


Wisdom from the Master

"An unsolved problem Is nothing other than A revolving door." - Sri Chinmoy

"Nothing divine can ever decay. Nothing divine can even fade." - Sri Chinmoy

Touches on God's future plans, hope and Oneness

Life in 2021


© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on December 31, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

They are poems from the spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, not me. Much love and Happy New Year!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on December 31, 2020:

Happy New Year to you! Great writing about Rosin Khan. Your words are passionate and true.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 30, 2020:

Hi Marlene, so glad you came and in more ways than one. Always a joy to see you and my Heart wishes a ton of Love to you and your family. I trust that you are well in the Spirit, Master's Grace and that you remain safe and blessed.

Thank you for your continuous support and for reading my Hubs. Higher blessings and have a great 2021!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on December 30, 2020:

These are very inspirational words by this beautiful man of God. When we keep our eyes on God and our hearts focused on love and the things produced by love, we can only feel uplifted and looking forward to the future. Hope is everywhere and definitely found here in these aphorisms from Sri Chinmoy.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 30, 2020:

Don't wait, Mary. All you ever have is the present moment ... the Eternal Now. Thank you for your great support throughout the year. Much Peace. Happy New Year!!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 30, 2020:

I'm a glass not knowing where I am, but with endless possibilities in the Eternal Now. Great to hear from you, Pamela.

This is not my poetry, they are the words of a God-soul --my Master, so I try to be very careful here. Thank you so much!! Happy New Year!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 30, 2020:

The heart's radiance...something I want to share this coming new year. Inspiring and hopeful thoughts.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 30, 2020:

Your poetry is beautiful, as always. This is a lovely tribute to Rosina. I know our thoughts are so important. I have been accused of being a "glass have full girl".

Happy New Year and blessings to you, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 30, 2020:

Thank you, Peggy.

Take care and stay safe and blessed. Nearly there!! (Smile) Much Gratitude.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 30, 2020:

These are inspiring words from Sri Chinmoy, and I see from reading that Rosina is appreciative of your tribute to her. Well done! Happy New Year!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 30, 2020:

Igualmente, my brother-friend.

Blessings to you too. I'm a single man and you have a loving and extended family. As always, I will keep you in my prayers.

Note: I hear that our brother is improving. Jai Lord!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 30, 2020:

Rosina has shown her willingness to be an active part of this HP community. Good choice for a tribute, Manatita, and no one does tributes better than you.

Blessings and Happy New Year to you both!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 30, 2020:

My Sweet Didi ji,

These are aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy, taken from various sources quoted below the last poem. Each one stands on its own and is the work of Sri Chinmoy.

Of course you know my Heart's for you and your generous support. Much Gratitude.

Jodah, I thank you my brother. I wish you, your wife and loved loves much peace. I hear that more vigilance is now needed where you are. Stay safe and blessed. happy New Year.


No I have not forgotten. I get tired like most and I step back, eat and meditate. My Hub was in fact triggered by you saying you like Guruji's work. So when I saw your article, My soul wanted to offer you this hub. I will read your work shortly. I rarely speed-read. I like to read the work. Thank you so much! Peace.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 30, 2020:

Beautiful and inspiring poem, Manatita!

I liked reading it, and I do believe in the power of prayers. Your poem reads like a recital of prayer, and is full of hope and optimistic thoughts. This is what's needed, and this is what we should do.

Thank you for sharing this. Gratitude and appreciations!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 30, 2020:

Very profound words from Sri Chinmoy, and a nice tribute to our dear friend, Rosina. Thank you Bro.

Rosina S Khan on December 30, 2020:

Thank you, Manatita so much for dedicating this article to me. I am charmed and delighted by the wisdom of Sri Chinmoy, the Master.

I have also published an article today. Do check out my profile.

Many thanks again.

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