Songs of my Silence

‘aap hi hum, hum hi aap, sada ke liye. . .’

Sir Chinmoy on Satyagraha

There are two words, satya and agraha. Satya is truth and agraha is one’s eagerness to follow the principles of truth, one’s zeal for the knowledge of truth. If one is enthusiastic and eager to follow the principles of truth, then it is satyagraha.

But in spiritual satyagraha, one sees the truth and cries to be the truth itself; one wants only to be the torch-bearer of truth. Then one sticks to the truth and offers his life to the truth. He does not cry to God for the fulfilment of his own desires. He surrenders and says to God,

“If it is Your Will, then do this for me. If it is not Your Will, then do not do it for me. I want only to fulfil You.”

So in the spiritual life, satyagraha means total devoted surrender to the Will of Truth, and this Truth is God. God’s name is Truth. How can we get the Truth? It is not by force, not by coercion, but only by constant aspiration and constant surrender to the Will of Truth, to the Will of God.

Main hi main ab tumhaare khayaalon mein hoon
Main jawaabon mein hoon, main sawaalon mein hoon
Main tumhaare har ek khwaab mein hoon basa
Main tumhaari nazar ke ujaalon mein hoon
Dekhti, ho mujhe, dekhti ho jahaan
Main yahaan hoon, yahaan hoon, yahaan hoon, yahaan. . .

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