Your little sun
After some years on the path, I took the liberty of sending Guru some poems I wrote, expressions of my heart-felt sentiments. At the end of each, I liked to sign: “Your little son, Utsahi," reminding myself at the same time as him that I am his seven-year-old boy and that I have adopted him as my spiritual father.
Furthermore, when I felt that I could, in my own little way, lighten Guru’s load of problems, I would make a little play on words and sign: “Your little sun, Utsahi" with the intention of offering a ray of sunshine to his life of tremendous responsibilities. My heart and soul were inviting me to be a little ray of sun in Guru’s life.
I had gotten into the habit of offering a message of gratitude to Guru every time I left New York. And over time, I had learned that Guru cherished these little notes. One time, I offered a short poem to Guru for Father’s Day. It read like this:
Today and every day, the little son in me
Joyfully bows to the divine Father in you.
Today and every day, the seven-year-old in me
Loves to play the divine game with the eternal son in you.
I expressed my devotion to him, and at the same time the seven-year-old Utsahi candidly wanted to play with him.
What poetry and dreams can do! Approximately a month later, I was once more in New York. At the start of the Sunday afternoon function, Guru asked Paree about a song. She then distributed a sheet of paper to everyone present and taught the audience this new song.
It took me a minute to realize that this was the poem that I had offered to Guru! He had put the words to music and asked for all of the disciples present to sing this song.
I was shocked to hear one of my little poems transformed into a song by Guru. To this day, I love to sing this song; it gives me a seven-year-old joy!
Sri Chinmoy's students describe their inner and outer experiences.
Just go with it and jump!Gabriele Settimi San Diego, United States
No Fear, Only the Heart’s ConcernJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
'When you perform for me, always choose devotional songs.'Gunthita Corda Zurich, Switzerland
Failures are the pillars of successAnugata Bach New York, United States
Meeting Sri Chinmoy for the first timeJanaka Spence Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Filled with deepest joyTirtha Voelckner Munich, Germany
My inner callingPurnakama Rajna Winnipeg, Canada
Spiritual FriendsPreetidutta Thorpe Auckland, New Zealand
You only have to keep your eyes and ears openGannika Wiesenberger Linz, Austria
The day I saw my Guru for the first timeNatabara Rollosson New York, United States
My Life with Sri Chinmoy: a bookTejvan Pettinger Oxford, United Kingdom
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students