My Human Life Knows

My animal life did not know

How to ascend or descend.

But my human life knows

How to ascend and descend.

It can go higher than the height

Of the cosmic gods.

It can descend below

My animal life.

– Sri Chinmoy

Excerpt from: Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 10 by Sri Chinmoy, Copyright (c) 1900 by Sri Chinmoy – All rights reserved