Short Poems about Deception

Always it is a great encouragement
To feel and realise
That the ultimate Truth
Can never, never tolerate
Human deception-night.

Sri Chinmoy (1)


You feel you are always pleasing God
No matter what you do or say,
But this is all deception -
Not God-deception but self-deception.

Sri Chinmoy (2)

The difference between
Self-deception and self-perfection
Is this:
Self-deception says,
"I am already another God."
Self-perfection says,
"Someday, without fail,
I shall grow into another God."

Sri Chinmoy (3)

Self-deception must give way
To self-examination.
Self-examination must merge
In self-perfection
And stay forever.

Sri Chinmoy (4)

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Sources:

(1) Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 10 by Sri Chinmoy

(2) Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 93 by Sri Chinmoy

(3) Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 26 by Sri Chinmoy

(4) Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 39 by Sri Chinmoy