4 May 1998
There was an orphan boy.
He lost his Father at the age of eleven.
At the age of twelve, he came to Pondicherry
One night his Guru Supreme
Madal, kettledrum of the cosmic Gods,
Now that he is a teacher of the inner School,
“For you, no rest. Sunlit Path you needs must pave.
“O Lord, I am crying, bleeding and dying.”
“Who prevents you from smiling and flying?”
The whole world came to him.
1. “Ananda Fuara” means “fountain of delight” in Bengali.
2. Madal came to Pondicherry to become a permanent resident of Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram.
3. Sri Chinmoy originally dictated this poem to Nishtha Baum.