Short Poems on Forgiveness

Means transformation
Of a human heart
Into a divine life.

Sri Chinmoy (1)

Forgiveness is
The unparalleled capacity
To swim in the ecstasy-sea.

Sri Chinmoy (2)

Ugliness is his inner life,
Deceitfulness is his outer life.
God-forgiveness transforms
His inner life
God-forgiveness perfects
His outer life.

Sri Chinmoy (3)

If I cannot have compassion-power,
Let me have forgiveness-power.
If I cannot have forgiveness-power,
Let me have tolerance-power.
If I cannot have tolerance-power,
Let me at least delay
My judgement-power.

Sri Chinmoy (4)

The age-old discovery—
Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness—
Is the only way
To real happiness.

Sri Chinmoy (5)


(1) Excerpt from The God Of The Mind by Sri Chinmoy

(2) Excerpt from Every Day A New Chance by Sri Chinmoy

(3) Excerpt from Europe-Blossoms by Sri Chinmoy

(4) Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 89 by Sri Chinmoy

(5) Excerpt from Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 48 by