• Swami Purnananda

Green Gourd || Daily Thought & Prayer || June 30, 2020


Shades of green, gnarled skin

May be cut in slices thin

Awaits its fate on table top

Where also knife awaits to chop

Green gourd feels there is no haste

No one will want its bitter taste

And mango fruit that sweetly smiles

Thinks it’s exempt from deadly trials

Bitter and sweet provides a feast

Making cells from force released

Hungry eater will soon face

Life’s bitterness and sweet embrace

Death’s knife will come to cut it down

To feed the earth where gourds are found

Consider well what things we eat

When life breath leaves its central seat


O Lord you are the hills and valleys of the road travelled; you are my companion on the way. Please fill my mind with purity keep my thoughts always tied to thee.

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