Sri Chinmoy on Peace

Sri Chinmoy on PeaceAs a God-seeker, I can have genuine peace only when I take God’s Compassion-Feet as my only shelter-rocks. 

As a God-server, I can have fruitful peace only when insecurity completely loses its foothold in my life. 

As a God-lover, I can have ever-blossoming peace only when I keep my heart-door wide open for my Lord’s Compassion-flooded Arrival. 

Peace is something that we cannot give. 

Peace is something that we cannot receive. 

Peace is something that we become. Once we become peace, then only can we give peace to the world and receive peace from the world. 

God tells me that if I can answer two questions, only then will He bless me with peace: Who am I? What am I? 

Since I do not know the adequate answers, out of His infinite Bounty, God tells me who I am and what I am. 

Who am I? I am the smiling soul of Immortality’s God. 

What am I? I am the crying heart of Eternity’s God. 

Peace has now become a slogan. The child of yesterday and the man who has one foot in the grave talk about peace. If we can have peace as our sole mantra-incantation instead of our slogan, peace is bound to descend from the realm of the Beyond. 

When the mind talks about peace, invariably pride looms large. 

When the heart talks about peace, oneness blossoms all-where. 

My Lord Supreme blessingfully and compassionately asks me if I really need peace from Him.

I say to Him: “I do, I do! The sooner the better.” 

My Lord gravely and sternly tells me: “Then stop flattering Me with your mouth. Start aspiring immediately with your heart. Start serving Me immediately with your life-breath.”


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Poem/Speech by Sri Chinmoy that He Gave to the University of Hawaii

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