Chakra Living

Standing Before the Inner Life
In memory of those who died in Spain

by Sankirtana Das - March 14, 2004

Posted March 23, 2004

There are those who hate as much as they can
because their inner life is devoid of love

There are those who inflict much suffering upon others
because their inner life is racked with pain

There are those who seize as much wealth as they can
because their inner life is a world of poverty

There are those who complain as much as they can
because their inner life is filled with confusion

There are those who rush to crowded places
because their inner life is lonely and dimly lit

There are those who cannot tolerate the differences of others
because their inner life is a barren landscape

There are those who must convince as many as they can
because their inner life is filled with self doubt

There are those who shout as loudly as they can
because they cannot hear God's whisper

There are those who do not see the open door
because their inner life is locked away

There are those who are afraid of failure
because their inner life is filled with uncertainty

Discover the eternal self
Do not be afraid to stand in the face of adversity

Reject the impulse to seize anger and darkness as your ally
Be illumed by the light of the inner life

Sankirtana das, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, travels widely offering sacred storytelling programs and workshops at colleges, temples, museums and conferences. His projects include the Vedic Storytelling Institute. For further info visit www.sacredvoices.com