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Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: September 06, 2012, 05:32:15 PM »
Hang Up The Swing Of Love Today!

Hang the body and the mind between the arms of the beloved,
in the ecstasy of love's joy:

Bring the tearful streams of the rainy clouds to your eyes,
and cover your heart with the shadow of darkness:

Bring your face nearer to his ear,
and speak of the deepest longings of your heart.

Kabir says: 'Listen to me brother!
bring the vision of the Beloved in your heart.'
Kabir
« Last Edit: September 08, 2012, 04:49:36 PM by Jewell »

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 05:33:21 PM »
Abode of the Beloved

Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.

In that Place There Is No Happiness or Unhappiness,
No Truth or Untruth
Neither Sin Nor Virtue.
There Is No Day or Night, No Moon or Sun,
There Is Radiance Without Light.

There Is No Knowledge or Meditation
No Repetition of Mantra or Austerities,
Neither Speech Coming From Vedas or Books.
Doing, Not-Doing, Holding, Leaving
All These Are All Lost Too In This Place.

No Home, No Homeless, Neither Outside or Inside,
Micro and Macrocosm Are Non-Existent.
Five Elemental Constituents and the Trinity Are Both Not There
Witnessing Un-struck Shabad Sound is Also Not There.

No Root or Flower, Neither Branch or Seed,
Without a Tree Fruits are Adorning,
Primordial Om Sound, Breath-Synchronized Soham,
This and That - All Are Absent, The Breath Too Unknown

Where the Beloved Is There is Utterly Nothing
Says Kabir I Have Come To Realize.
Whoever Sees My Indicative Sign
Will Accomplish the Goal of Liberation.
Kabir
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Re: Kabir
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 05:48:06 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Nice poems from Kabir, thank you.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 05:06:06 PM »
The Song on Reaching the Mountain Peak

Hearken, my sons! If you want
To climb the mountain peak
You should hold the Self-mind’s light,
Tie it with a great “Knot,”
And catch it with a firm “Hook.”
If you practice thus
You can climb the mountain peak
To enjoy the view.

Come, you gifted men and women,
Drink the brew of Experience!
Come “inside” to enjoy the scene –
See it and enjoy it to the full!

Milarepa

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 05:17:11 PM »
To An Early Violet

What though thy bed be frozen earth,
Thy cloak the chilling blast;
What though no mate to clear thy path,
Thy sky with gloom overcast –
What though of love itself doth fail,
Thy fragrance strewed in vain;
What though if bad over good prevail,
And vice over virtue reign –
Change not thy nature, gentle bloom,
Thou violet, sweet and pure,
But ever pour thy sweet perfume
Unasked, unstinted, sure !

- Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 05:21:04 PM »
Quest For God

O’ver hill and dale and mountain range,
In temple, church, and mosque,
In Vedas, Bible, Al Koran
I had searched for Thee in vain.

Like a child in the wildest forest lost
I have cried and cried alone,
“Where art Thou gone, my God, my love?
The echo answered, “gone.”

And days and nights and years then passed
A fire was in the brain,
I knew not when day changed in night
The heart seemed rent in twain.
I laid me down on Ganges’s shore,
Exposed to sun and rain;
With burning tears I laid the dust
And wailed with waters’ roar.

I called on all the holy names
Of every clime and creed.
“Show me the way, in mercy, ye
Great ones who have reached the goal.”

Years then passed in bitter cry,
Each moment seemed an age,
Till one day midst my cries and groans
Some one seemed calling me.

A gentle soft and soothing voice
That said ‘my son’ ‘my son’,
That seemed to thrill in unison
With all the chords of my soul.

I stood on my feet and tried to find
The place the voice came from;
I searched and searched and turned to see
Round me, before, behind,
Again, again it seemed to speak
The voice divine to me.
In rapture all my soul was hushed,
Entranced, enthralled in bliss.

A flash illumined all my soul;
The heart of my heart opened wide.
O joy, O bliss, what do I find!
My love, my love you are here
And you are here, my love, my all!

And I was searching thee -
From all eternity you were there
Enthroned in majesty!
From that day forth, wherever I roam,
I feel Him standing by
O’ver hill and dale, high mount and vale,
Far far away and high.

The moon’s soft light, the stars so bright,
The glorious orb of day,
He shines in them; His beauty – might -
Reflected lights are they.
The majestic morn, the melting eve,
The boundless billowing sea,
In nature’s beauty, songs of birds,
I see through them – it is He.

When dire calamity seizes me,
The heart seems weak and faint,
All nature seems to crush me down,
With laws that never bend.
Meseems I hear Thee whispering sweet
My love, “I am near”, “I am near”.
My heart gets strong. With thee, my love,
A thousand deaths no fear.
Thou speakest in the mother’s lay
Thou shuts the babies eye,
When innocent children laugh and play,
I see Thee standing by.

When holy friendship shakes the hand,
He stands between them too;
He pours the nectar in mother’s kiss
And the baby’s sweet “mama”.
Thou wert my God with prophets old,
All creeds do come from Thee,
The Vedas, Bible, and Koran bold
Sing Thee in Harmony.

“Thou art,” Thou art” the Soul of souls
In the rushing stream of life.
“Om tat sat om.” Thou art my God,
My love, I am thine, I am thine.

 - Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012, 05:45:27 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Yes. As Swami Vivekananda says we are searching for the Truth in scriptures in vain. The Self can be realized
without any support from scriptures. This is what happened in Sri Bhagavan' life. He attained Brahman without
even knowing the word Brahman.

Saint Thayumanavar sings in Ananda Kalippu - the Boisterous  Happiness  Due to Bliss, as under:   

அருளால் எவையும்பார் என்றான் - அத்தை
      அறியாதே சுட்டிஎன் அறிவாலே பார்த்தேன்
இருளான பொருள்கண்ட தல்லால்-கண்ட
      என்னையுங் கண்டிலன் என்னேடி தோழி - சங்கர 13.

என்னையுந் தன்னையும் வேறா - உள்ளத்
      தெண்ணாத வண்ணம் இரண்டற நிற்கச்
சொன்னது மோஒரு சொல்லே-அந்தச்
      சொல்லால் விளைந்த சுகத்தைஎன் சொல்வேன் - சங்கர 14.

விளையுஞ் சிவானந்த பூமி - அந்த
      வெட்ட வெளிநண்ணித் துட்ட இருளாங்
களையைக் களைந்துபின் பார்த்தேன் - ஐயன்
      களையன்றி வேறொன்றுங் கண்டிலன் தோழி - சங்கர 15.

My guru said: See everything in my Grace. But not knowing that word, I tried to see everything with my (scriptural) knowledge.
I found only darkness, and I did not even find myself.

When I removed this weeds (dry scriptural knowledge), I found only the beauty of my Lord, in that Land of Siva-Bliss.
I did not see anything else.

Arunachala Siva.   

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012, 05:53:16 PM »
Yes Sri Subramanian sir,

We need that knowlege to see that we dont need it. We may need to learn everything,and then we see that we need to unlearn everything,coz it is obstacle later,bringing more necessary concepts.
Well,everyone have its own path...

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012, 06:35:29 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Yes. For those who have learned a lot, they will  start unlearning it after experience of Self Consciousness.

Sri Bhagavan has said in Who am I? : You may have to unlearn all that you have learnt it one day.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 04:06:58 AM »
Empty My Heart of Thee

by: Emily Dickinson

Empty my Heart, of Thee –
Its single Artery –
Begin, and leave Thee out –
Simply Extinction’s Date –

Much Billow hath the Sea –
One Baltic — They –
Subtract Thyself, in play,
And not enough of me
Is left — to put away –
“Myself” meanth Thee –

Erase the Root — no Tree –
Thee — then — no me –
The Heavens stripped –
Eternity’s vast pocket, picked –

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2012, 04:08:09 AM »
I Shall Know why

I SHALL know why, when time is over,
And I have ceased to wonder why;
Christ will explain each separate anguish
In the fair schoolroom of the sky.

He will tell me what Peter promised,
And I, for wonder at his woe,
I shall forget the drop of anguish
That scalds me now, that scalds me now.

By: Emily Dickinson

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2012, 04:14:12 AM »
The Tree of Love

The tree of love its roots hath spread
Deep in my heart, and rears its head;
Rich are its fruits: they joy dispense;
Transport the heart, and ravish sense.
In love’s sweet swoon to thee I cleave,
Bless’d source of love . . . ,

- St. Francis of Asissi, Into Love’s Furnace I am Cast.

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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2012, 04:22:16 AM »
Unbreakable

 

Unbreakable, O Lord,
Is the love
That binds me to You:
Like a diamond,
It breaks the hammer that strikes it.

My heart goes into You
As the polish goes into the gold.
As the lotus lives in its water,
I live in You.

Like the bird
That gazes all night
At the passing moon,
I have lost myself dwelling in You.

O my Beloved Return.

- Mirabai

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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2012, 08:14:54 AM »
jewell,
bouquet of choicest Hymns!Thanks very much.Jewell,I warmly recommend 'Whsipers from Eternity' of Sri Paramahansa YogAnanda.

Here is an Excerpt:

I was deaf, but Eternity whispered to me unceasingly. My wisdom's hearing-power slowly left its slumber, and I heard the Whispers of Eternity becoming ever clearer and clearer, in response to my sacred demands.I asked Eternity: "What do Thy whispers mean?"The whispers grew stronger and stronger until at last, suddenly, Eternity loudly answered: "Hear,thou, God's voice of guidance, unceasingly. I am His spokesman—Eternity. I have whispered through thy slumber of ages: 'Wake thyself!' Now, thou art awake, and yet My whispers will never cease to say: 'Wake thy brothers!' In the nooks of sleeping minds, everywhere, My whispers are constantly working. Work thou with Me, through living, eternal whispers—that all may hear Hisvoice."I replied to Eternity: "I will send whispers to all sleeping brothers, saying: 'Awake! Get ready!Come home where He gives perennial peace!' And I will borrow Thy voice, Eternity, when my earthly voice can be heard no more, and then I will still utter through Thee: 'O! hear His all-solacing song-whispers!' "I will wait for all, just to utter Eternity's whispers. As my countless human brothers, as well as beasts and atom-sparks, slowly travel toward the chamber of final freedom, in a seemingly endless train, I will softly say, through these Whispers from Eternity: "Awake! Let us all go home together,following His ever-calling voice."

you may read the Whispers from eternity :
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6842350/WHISPERS-FROM-ETERNITY-complete

Namaskar.

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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2012, 08:19:06 AM »
Prayer at Dawn.
 
With the opening of the earliest dawn and the lotus-buds, my soul softly opens in prayer to receiveThy light. Bathe each petal of my mind with Thy radiant rays! I saturate myself with the perfumeof Thy presence, and I wait to waft with the breeze the aroma of Thy message of love to all. Bless me, that with the spreading dawn I may spread Thy love everywhere. Bless me, that with the awakening dawn I may awaken all souls with my own and bring them to Thee.


Whispers from Eternity-Paramahansa YogAnanda