The Inner Cry

The Wings of Joy

Excerpts from Sri Chinmoy’s Book – The Wings of Joy

“Aspiration is the mounting cry, the climbing cry inside our heart. We can enter into the divine consciousness through our inner cry. This cry is not for name and fame. This cry is for our total, unconditional, unreserved oneness with God, who is the Inner Pilot of our life-boat.

Some people are totally oblivious to the Inner Pilot. Again, some know of the existence of the Inner Pilot, but they do not want to have any connection or communion with Him. A sincere seeker feels the necessity of constant communion with the Inner Pilot. He is not satisfied by just knowing of God’s existence inside him. He wants to be in God’s consciousness and commune with Him twenty-four hours a day.

We have to make God a living reality in our day-today lives. We have to feel that God’s presence is of paramount importance. If we do not eat every day, we starve our body. Similarly, we have to feel that if we do not pray and meditate every day, then we are starving our spiritual body. When we aspire with our heart’s tears, we see that God is coming down to us, descending from above. It is just like two persons meeting; one is on the first floor and the other is on the third floor. We go up to the second floor, and God comes down to the second floor. There we meet and fulfill each other.

The stairway to the second floor is created by our heart’s cry. This is the cry of aspiration; it is not like shedding tears when you do the wrong thing. The heart is crying and yearning like a mounting flame burning upward, always rising. God descends with His Grace, like a river running downward. When aspiration and Grace meet together, we come to experience the divine fulfillment of union with God.” ~Sri Chinmoy

No, it is not possible
For any inner cry
To remain unheard.

~Sri Chinmoy

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