«Sorrow», by Sri Chinmoy

UNM 4.

Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have granted me a wise mind.

Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have given me a brave vital and a sleepless body.

Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have given me two most precious gifts:
  Patience-seed and perseverance-fruit.

Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You warn me timely, you correct me soulfully
  And you perfect me unreservedly.

Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have taught me how to walk along
  the road of Truth.

You have taught me the secret of self-giving.

You have given me universal Love
So that I can become the Transcendental Soul.

Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
It is from your infinite bounty
That I have developed an eternal hunger to devour
The infinite Light and Delight of my
  Beloved Supreme.

UNM: SRI CHINMOY, United Nations Meditation-Flowers and to-morrow’s Noon, New York, Agni Press, 1978