Sri Chinmoy Ghose

(27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007 / Shakpura, Chittagong / Bangladesh (British Era))

Poem of Wisdom - Poem by Sri Chinmoy Ghose

Because of its lack of wisdom,
A snake drinks milk
And emits poison.
Because of his vast wisdom,
A saint drinks poison
And offers milk.
This is wisdom in oneness,
Wisdom in perfection,
Wisdom in God-satisfaction.
All of us must act like a saint.

My ignorance thunders:
You are nothing, I am everything.
My knowledge declares:
You know something,
But I know much more.
My wisdom whispers:
You and I know nothing of everything
On earth,
And everything of nothing
In Heaven.

Topic(s) of this poem: wisdom


Comments about Poem of Wisdom by Sri Chinmoy Ghose

  • Jaishree Nair (9/4/2015 10:00:00 AM)


    A thread of thought well penned .Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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