An autobiographical poem

An Orphan Boy

There was an orphan boy.
His name was Madal Chinmoy.
He hailed from a wee village Shakpura.
He became his Family’s ananda fuara.

He lost his father at the age of eleven.
The following year, his mother was summoned
By Heaven.

At the age of twelve, he came to Pondicherry
To be a passenger of his Master’s Ferry.
Sports he liked and become a mountain-champion.
But neglected not his dream of God-Union.

One night His Guru Supreme entered into his

“Get up to meditate. Get up to meditate.
In years to come you will have to navigate
The birthless and deathless mankind’s sorrows
To the Golden Shore of Tomorrows.
Give due importance to your body, vital, mind,
Heart and soul
To help the world reach its destined Goal.”

Madal, kettledrum of the cosmic Gods became
God’s Compassion-Eye made him a teacher
of His Inner School.
His student-life he took as his life’s bondage-night.
Therefore his hart pined for Freedom-Light.
Now that he is a teacher of the Inner School,
He realizes that he is unspeakable fool.
Humanity’s transformation-fate
It is a completely closed iron-gate.
He breathlessly cries to God: “Save me, my Lord, save!”

“For you, no rest! Sunlit path you needs must pave.
For you, no rest, not even a fleeting rest
Because in you I have found My Heart’s

“O, Lord, I am crying, bleeding and dying.”

“Who prevents you from smiling and flying?”

The whole world came to him. He desperately
wanted to hide.
His Absolute Lord Supreme commanded him
Allwhere with Him to ride.


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We are all leaves, flowers
And fruits
On the different religion-branches
Of the birthless and deathless

(Sri Chinmoy)

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