Selected writings on Flowers by Sri Chinmoy
Question: When we offer people flowers, what should we feel we are giving them?
Sri Chinmoy: Feel that you are offering them your heart’s pure fragrance, and you are hoping that their heart will receive it. Also, you will pray to God at that time to give extra purity and extra beauty, divine beauty, to your heart and to the heart of the person to whom you are offering the flowers.
Question: Why do flowers and the burning of incense help to bring good spirits back?
Sri Chinmoy: It allows them to stay peacefully. It purifies the atmosphere. It is their food; it is a kind of fruit to them. You torture the spirits if your room is not clean when you invoke them, even though your body and your mind may be clean. You may be thinking of God and you feel you are pure, but if your room is not pure, it is torture for the spirits.
Poems on Flowers
When we worship God’s Feet
He is truly happy.
Flowers inspire me