In this CD, Sri Chinmoy recites from his poetry, talks and aphorisms.
Before I Pray, CD 1
Last modified July 4, 2014
The recording includes extracts from some of Sri Chinmoy’s most significant works – including – Everest Aspiration, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants and The Dance of Life.Dear listeners, it is with great joy that we publish this CD of Sri Chinmoy reciting his own original poems, which are also prayers in poetry form.
In his lifetime (1931-2007), poetry played an important role in Sri Chinmoy’s expression of the spiritual realities achieved in his prayer-life and meditation-life.
Some selected poems
No mind, no form, I only exist;
Now ceased all will and thought;
The final end of Nature’s dance,
I am it whom I have sought.
A realm of Bliss bare, ultimate;
Beyond both knower and known;
A rest immense I enjoy at last;
I face the One alone.
I have crossed the secret ways of life,
I have become the Goal.
The Truth immutable is revealed;
I am the way, the God-Soul.
My spirit aware of all the heights,
I am mute in the core of the Sun.
I barter nothing with time and deeds;
My cosmic play is done.