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We Played With God

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Sri Chinmoy’s Panorama ArtworkWe Played With God

Tomorrow, perhaps
I will peek
Out of the hood of
My sleeping bag
Sipping cherry
And smile at the way
We played with God
On the mountain

– Anugata Bach.


Drawn from the August 2005 edition of Panorama.

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Status Quo

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Sri Chinmoy’s Panorama ArtworkStatus Quo

Life hides its secrets from unripe, unseeing eyes
Like ours, dwelling in the misty dungeons of matter and mind;
We would not value its truer form, stripped of its dull disguise,
Choosing our safe and ignorant haven among the roaming blind.

Until we look within and open to a light above
And peel the crust of matter from the soul of things,
We’ll never taste the nectar-drink of universal love
Or fly to Heaven’s pastures on the spirit’s wings.

Desire holds us firmly in its dark embrace,
We who know not who we are or what we come to do,
Estranged as we have grown from the roots of Grace.

Always our true identity we misconstrue
Yet smug we feel in our lamentable plight,
Preferring our doleful prison to love’s golden hue.

– Abhinabha Tangerman.


Drawn from the August 2007 edition of Panorama.

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God Never Forgets

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Sri Chinmoy’s Panorama ArtworkGod Never Forgets

God never forgets
The golden moment our eyes first met
And we pledged, He and I,
Eternal love
To one and other.

God never forgets
The lotus moment when
He placed His hand upon my head
And I wept a garland
Of gratitude-tears.

God never forgets,
But, alas, I forget.
I do forget.

– Shephali Burke. (New York, USA)


Drawn from the August 2007 edition of Panorama.

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