Sri Chinmoy Ghose

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

Self-Forgetfulness - Poem by Sri Chinmoy Ghose

My sweetest Lord Supreme,
Is self-forgetfulness
A divine blessing
An animal curse?

'Self-forgetfulness can never be
A curse.
It can only be
A sad experience
In a seeker's ever running and
Transcending journey
To the Beyond.

The self-forgetfulness of puny 'i'
Is a blessing supreme indeed,
As the self-remembrance of the giant 'I'
Is an unparalleled blessing
On the seeker's march along the path
Of reality's space.

Forget the sad and the saddening past;
Remember the illumining
and the illumined present.
Accelerate the birth and the life-flow
Of the fast-approaching future-noon.

Before the dawn of realisation-height,
Self-forgetfulness at times saves
The seeker's inner sky
And outer moon.
After the birth of realisation-height,
Self-forgetfulness in the heart
Of a Master divine
Is the zenith of impossibility remote.'

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 27, 2012

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