In Sri Chinmoy’s English poems, he more often speaks of God in masculine terms, while his Bengali songs more readily sing to the Divine as Mother. The Mother has infinite aspects: She is the source of all manifested creation; She is beauty, she is the heart; the compassionate, forgiving, unconditional loving carer of all beings; the sweetness, solace, tenderness and intimacy of the human mother; our home, refuge and protection; our first teacher, guide, awakener and delightful companion; our encourager, inspirer and smiling rewarder; bestower of gifts, boons and blessings; the warrior fighting for Truth and Light; the richness, diversity, passion, drama and fullness of life; the player of the game, joy in the game and the game itself. She is within and all around. She is the longing in a singer’s heart, she is the singer and she is the song.
Presented here is a small selection of the thousands of Sri Chinmoy’s songs dreaming of, yearning for, confiding in, addressing, imploring, loving, appreciating, celebrating and glorifying the Mother aspect of the Divine – a journey through the rich heart of life.