The Lotus-Heart

Aphorisms by Sri Chinmoy on Food

Along with spiritual food,
Earthly food also is necessary
Towards the Absolute Height.

Poem # 26625 – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants Vol.67

As you cannot remain alive
With yesterday’s food,
Even so, today you cannot remain
Spiritually alive
With yesterday’s inner cry.

Poem # 9292 – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants Vol.93

Every day
We must eat God’s inner Food.
His Affection, Love, Blessings, Concern and Compassion
Are all unlimited,
And to enjoy them
God gives us unlimited receptivity.

Poem # 9496 – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants Vol.95
Feed your mind with your soul’s
Illumination-light-food.
You will be the happiest person
In God’s entire creation.

Poem # 6138 – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants Vol.62
Gratitude is the food of faith.
Faith is the food of love.
Love is the food of peace.
Peace is the food of God.

Poem # 3129 – Ten Thousand Flower-Flames Vol.32
Meditation’s only food
Is its oneness-ecstasy with God.
Meditation gets this food only when
It has a sleepless life
And It is a winged heart.

Poem # 1066 – Ten Thousand Flower-Flames Vol.11
The doubting mind
Every day tries so hard
To deprive the heart
Of God-meditation-food.

Poem # 16595 – Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees Vol.17
The more you eat
Faith-food,
The closer you are to God.

Poem # 7613 – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants Vol.77
God is always eager
To eat
Humanity’s oneness-meal.

Poem #1308 – Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Vol. 2
God simply does not want
His sweet children
To eat anything other
Than what He eats:
Nectar-Delight.

Poem #2335 – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Vol. 24
Now that every day
I eat gratitude-fruits,
My life will not remain
The same unfulfilled hunger.

Poem 8826 – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 89
The more you eat
Faith-food,
The closer you are
To God.
Poem 7613 – Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 77
When you eat too much earthly food,
The world tells you that you are greedy.
When you eat too much heavenly food,
God tells you
And the whole world tells you
That you are an absolutely
Choice instrument of God.

Poem # 7704 – Ten Thousand Flower-Flames Vol.78