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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #105 on: October 12, 2012, 02:27:30 AM »
Prayer for Peace – Pir Inayat Khan



Send Thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting,
That our souls may radiate peace.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act and speak,
Hamoniously.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may be contented and
Thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife we
may enjoy Thy bliss.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may endure all, tolerate all
In the thought of Thy grace and mercy.
Send Thy peace, O lord, that our lives may become a divine
vision, and in Thy light all darkness may vanish.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we
Thy children on earth may all unite in one family.


 Hazrat Inayat Khan

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« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2012, 02:32:55 AM »
Whoever Brought Me Here

All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
and I intend to end up there.

This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place,
I’ll be completely sober. Meanwhile,
I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary.
The day is coming when I fly off,
but who is it now in my ear who hears my voice?
Who says words with my mouth?

Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home.

This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.
I don’t plan it.
When I’m outside the saying of it,
I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.


 Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2012, 07:38:43 AM »
jewell,

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Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home.

Beautiful poem of Rumi.Thanks very much.
Namaskar.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #108 on: October 12, 2012, 05:40:33 PM »
Thank You,dear Sri Ravi!

That particular part,which You quoted,i like the most. :)
Whoever brought me here,will have to take me home...

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2012, 07:19:03 PM »
Love and Imagination

Love and imagination are magicians

Who create an image of the Beloved in your mind

With which you share your secret intimate moments.

This apparition is made of nothing at al,

But from its mouth comes the question,

‘Am I not your Loved One?’

and from you the soft reply’Yes.Yes.Yes.’

- Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #110 on: October 13, 2012, 01:07:26 AM »
THAT LIVES IN US

If you put your hands on this oar with me,
they will never harm another, and they will come to find
they hold everything you want.

If you put your hands on this oar with me, they would no longer
lift anything to your
mouth that might wound your precious land-
that sacred earth that is
your body.

If you put your soul against this oar with me,
the power that made the universe will enter your sinew
from a source not outside your limbs, but from a holy realm
that lives in us.

Exuberant is existence, time a husk.

When the moment cracks open, ecstasy leaps out and devours space;
love goes mad with the blessings, like my words give.

Why lay yourself on the torturer’s rack of the past and future?

The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities
will find no rest.

Be kind to yourself, dear- to our innocent follies.

Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance.

You will come to see that all evolves us.

If you put your heart against the earth with me, in serving
every creature, our Beloved will enter you from our sacred realm
and we will be, we will be
so happy.


Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #111 on: October 13, 2012, 08:19:53 PM »
I Am and I Am Not

I’m drenched
in the flood
which has yet to come

I’m tied up
in the prison
which has yet to exist

Not having played
the game of chess
I’m already the checkmate

Not having tasted
a single cup of your wine
I’m already drunk

Not having entered
the battlefield

I’m already wounded and slain

I no longer
know the difference
between image and reality

Like the shadow

I am

And

I am not

 Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #112 on: October 13, 2012, 09:10:26 PM »
The Call of The Impossible

Our godhead calls us in unrealised things.
Asleep in the wide fields of destiny,
A world guarded by Silence’ rustling wings
Sheltered their fine impossibility.

But part, but quiver the cerulean gates,
Close splendours look into our dreaming eyes;
We bear proud deities and magnificent fates;
Faces and hands come near from Paradise.

What shone thus far above is here in us;
Bliss unattained our future’s birthright is;
Beauty of our dim soul is amorous,
We are the heirs of infinite widenesses.

The impossible is the hint of what shall be,
Mortal the door to immortality.

Sri Aurobindo

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #113 on: October 15, 2012, 12:07:22 AM »
One Vast Garden

“I find one vast garden spread out all over the universe.

All plants, all human beings, all higher mind bodies

are about in this garden in various ways ,

each has his own uniqueness and beauty.

Their presence and variety give me great delight.

Every one of you adds with his special feature to the glory of the garden.”



Sri Ananandamayi Ma

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« Reply #114 on: October 15, 2012, 12:20:07 AM »
The Blossom Never Knows



The blossom never knows the fragrance sweet

That in its blossom’s mystery lies,

The deeps that mirror forth the Infinite

Question its secrets with their sighs.

For whom throng still the murmuring bees,

Restless amid the perfumed trees?

Whose memory thrills the impassioned breeze

And paints the magic skies?

Whose one lamps through the way-lost night

Glimmer in moon and starry light?

Whose glory in the dawn breaks bright?

For whom yearns all and cries?

For whose greatness down the ages long

Are the wide heavens a sapphire song?

For whom runs the stream with bablling tongue,

Repeats whose harmonies?

Whose breath perfumes trees, flower and grass,

Inspires the atoms’s dance in space?

Whose trailing robes in twilight pass,

A shadow in longing eyes?

Oh, if thou never wilt appear,

Why are thy masks of Beauty here?

Why sound thy anklets everywhere,

The spell that never dies?

My heart forgets that in my heart

Thy throne for ever lies.

- Dilip Kumar Roy

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« Reply #115 on: October 15, 2012, 04:19:34 AM »
This We Have Now

This we have now
is not imagination.

This is not
grief or joy.

Not a judging state,
or an elation,
or sadness.

Those come and go.
This is the presence that doesn't.

From Essential Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #116 on: October 15, 2012, 04:24:50 AM »
The spiritual path wrecks the body and afterwards restores it to health.
 It destroys the house to unearth the treasure, and with that treasure builds it better than before.
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full blown beauty, He said to my heart,
 and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
The core of every fruit is better than its rind: consider the body to be the rind, and its friend, the spirit, to be the core.
seek it, inspired by the Divine breath.
For lovers, the only teaching is the beauty of the Beloved: their only book and lecture is the Face.
Outwardly they are silent, but their penetrating remembrance rises to the high throne of their Friend.
Their only lesson is enthusiasm, whirling, and trembling, not the minor details of law.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #117 on: October 15, 2012, 04:29:41 AM »
Learn the backward step that turns your light inward to illuminate your self.
Body and mind of themselves will drop away, and your original face will be manifest.

Coming, going, the waterbirds don't leave a trace, don't follow a path.
Midnight. No waves, no wind, the empty boat is flooded with moonlight.

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great, The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
he whole moon and the entire sky Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

Dogen

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #118 on: October 15, 2012, 06:50:02 AM »
Jewell,
Beautiful poems;I like the simple one by Rumi-This We Have Now .Thanks very much.
Namaskar.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #119 on: October 15, 2012, 05:50:52 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi,

Yes,it is beautiful,the Truth itself. This we have now. What can be said more..

Thank You Very much!