155. The pursuit

Look, you are totally lost.
You have gone too far,
Far beyond extremity's length,
In your pursuit of pleasure-life.
Therefore,
You are completely doomed.

Look, you are still
Far, very far
From the Reality-shore
In your pursuit of soul-joy.
Therefore,
You still can try,
And
You still can succeed.
Sri Chinmoy, Cilj je postignut, Sri Chinmoy Centre, New York, 1974