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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fame by Sri Chinmoy


I do not want happiness, name and fame.
If I want them, I can get them.
What is most difficult to get is
      Your Compassion.
And for that I am crying, I am
      shedding bitter tears.
I am not getting Your Compassion.
The world is smiling and laughing at me.
But I wish only to be enamoured of
       Your victory.

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SHAME, SHAME! 
Shame, shame!
My heart still craves for fame.
Famefame!
What do I need it for
As long as I am chosen
By God Himself
To participate eternally
In His cosmic Game?

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Just for a little transient fame
He tortured his silver purity-breath
And destroyed his golden humility-life

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My fame is not lasting.  
Even the experience of fame
Is not lasting.
But the Compassion
Of my Beloved Supreme
In and through my fame
Is everlasting.

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My Lord Supreme,  
Do spare me from name and fame.
My heart consciously, soulfully
And devotedly
Longs to play only with You
In Your Cosmic Game.

~
Power, name and fame  
Together march.
Destination: nowhere.
Love, oneness and fulness
Together fly.
Destination: Heaven's smile-blossoms.

28 comments:

  1. Someone should post this one the hollywood sign.

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  2. It took me a while to figure out the right rhythm for this one before I could enjoy it.

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  3. good stuff, i'll share my love

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  4. Isn't that interesting! fame truly is easy to attain, and ultimately insignificant

    xoxo

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  5. shallow "success" is shallow. I'd rather be happy and broke than rich and miserable...

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  6. Fame sucks. Unfortunately for some it's the only thing they care about.

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  7. @sucio LOL! now now.
    @smile no such thing
    @mranthrope i do believe u are a scholar sir

    @chelsea i agree with you

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  8. hey...sucio, cmon now, it wasnt that bad..but in all seriousness it wasn't my fave, I dont really agree with it!

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  9. Welcome aboard.. glad to find you on Twitter.. I've looked for you for so long.. I miss you..

    http://twitter.com/#!/xcjfx/lists/memberships

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  10. deep man, keep it up. love your style of prose

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  11. anyone else just start singing fame by david bowie? or was that just me, love that song

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  12. You should read what Niche says about people who want pity.

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  13. Interesting... All for compassion... well well well. I like poems. Following!
    Farewell!

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  14. Great poem!

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  15. I'll be back here.. Great post!!!

    Thank you for visitiing and reading my scribbles:-)

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  16. As I am son and servant to your will. Supporting!

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  17. 'Destination: Heaven's smile-blossoms' I love the last part.
    Wow you are really good at writing poems! x~

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