• Swami Purnananda

May 8, 2021 || Daily Thought & Prayer


Thought

Monkeys in zoos or forests wild

Appeal to every curious child

Scratching, grabbing, playing chase

Clinging, chattering, making face


If we are careless we will find

A restless, jumping monkey mind

Aimless roaming thoughts like strays

No fixed abode and childish ways

As infants loved to play with toys

Outgrown now, they’ve lost their joys


So gather up the scattered things

Attention as your search light beams

Clear the way with strength of will

Take command, mind’s vessel fill


With noble thoughts from every side

Settled uncluttered joys reside

No rippling trivial journeys make

Now mind is clear like glassy lake


Prayer

O Lord, by your loving grace I have turned my thoughts to Thee; while I yearn for you, in moments of childishness my attention strays. At these times, please whisper in my child ear that I, your child might turn to Thee


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