Poems on Self Pity

Self-pity does not
Console one’s mind.
Self-pity cannot
Strengthen one’s heart.
Self-pity only makes one
A real stranger to oneself.

by Sri Chinmoy (1)

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Self-interest, self-pity
And self-indulgence:
These words are not to be found
Any more
In my life-dictionary.

by Sri Chinmoy (2)

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Self-pity is, indeed,
A wasted pity.
But self-concern is undoubtedly
A rewarding and illumining experience.

by Sri Chinmoy (3)

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Do not be a victim
To self-pity.
Self-pity is at once
The beginning and the end
Of life’s uselessness.

by Sri Chinmoy (4)

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Self-doubt and self-pity
Are two common things.
Self-perfection is always
A rare thing.

by Sri Chinmoy (5)

References

(1) Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 203

(2) Excerpt from My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 7

(3) Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 17

(4) Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 62

(5) Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 137

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