The youngest, the middle and the eldest.
The youngest son said:
“Father is in Heaven.”
The middle son said:
“The Kingdom of Heaven is in your heart.”
The eldest son said:
“I and my Father are one.”
To the youngest son, the Father said:
“Son, thank you for your vision.”
To the middle son, the Father said:
“Son, thank you for your mission.”
To the eldest son, the Father said:
“Son, thank you for your union.”
Parables of Sri Chinmoy
Christ and Sri Ramakrishna used to tell many parables to their disciples, lyrical tales that embody spiritual truth. Guru did not tell many parables, in the years I lived with him in New York. He was focused on the here and now. No time for parables.
Or so I thought.
As I have begun studying his poetry, I see they are absolutely full of parables, parables of exquisite insight and unparalleled beauty.
Take this one:
(Sri Chinmoy, Meditation: God speaks and I listen, part 1, Agni Press, 1974)
"When I sit
(Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 2, Agni Press, 1974)
"Six divine comrade-souls
(Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 15, Agni Press, 1974)