May each moment
Of my life
Be the sweetness-fragrance
Of my heart-rose

– Sri Chinmoy


No more brooding
No more despondency
Your life shall become
The beauty of a rose,
The song of the dawn,
The dance of twilight.

– Sri Chinmoy


A gratitude-heart
Is to discover on earth
A Heaven-delivered rose.

– Sri Chinmoy


My heart is telling me
That I can easily find roses
Where my critics find only thorns.

– Sri Chinmoy (4)

No more
My mind-thorns.
More, ever more,
My heart-roses.

Sri Chinmoy (5)


Pavitrata Taylor (top2), Tejvan Pettinger


(4) Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 236 by Sri Chinmoy

(5) Excerpt from Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 19 by Sri Chinmoy