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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2012, 08:22:10 AM »
Prayer at Noon.
 
The sun shines high in the heavens: everything is fully awake. Awaken Thou me, likewise! Thou art invisible, yet Thine energy flows through the rays of sunshine. Fill my veins with Thine invisible rays, making me strong and tireless. As the sun shines in the busiest streets, may I behold Thy rays of protecting love in the crowded places of my life's activities. As the light shines steadily, undisturbed, on the street, whether crowded or empty, so may I hold my calmness and my strength steadily, while I move through the crowded or empty streets of life. Give me strength; andwhat I receive, teach me to share with others.

Whispers from Eternity-Paramahansa yogAnanda

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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2012, 08:26:01 AM »
Prayer at Eventide.
The day is done. Refreshed and sanctified with the sunshine of the day, I pass through the portals of evening, dimly adorned with faint stars, to enter into the temple of silence and worship Thee. Iworship Thy Spirit of approaching calmness. What prayers shall I offer, for I have no words to offer Thee? I shall light a little fire of devotion on the altar of my soul. Will that light suffice to bring Thee into my dark temple—my dimly lighted temple, dark with my ignorance? Come! I crave, I yearn for Thee!

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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2012, 08:31:43 AM »
Prayer at Night
With closed eyes, I sit in the temple of night and worship Thee. The sunlight, revealing a million alluring things, has vanished. One by one, I have closed the doors of my senses, lest the fragrance of the rose, or the song of the nightingale, distract my love from Thee. I am alone in this dark, dark temple. I have left everything, but where art Thou? Darkness is haunting; but, unafraid, I am groping, seeking, crying for Thee. Wilt Thou leave me alone? Come, show Thyself!The door of my memory swings open. Throbbingly thrilled, my heart looks for Thee, but I find Thee not. Halt! Ye throng of a million thoughts and experiences past! Come not into my sacred temple. I close the bursting, thought-pressed door and run everywhere to find Thee. Where art Thou?Darkness deepens, and as I sit still, in anguish of despair, I behold a little taper of concentration burning within me. I stand up, and madly rush through the dimly lighted temple—the farther I go,the deeper grows the gloom. I clasp the empty darkness in hope of seizing Thee. Finding Thee not,I return again, and see the taper dimly burning.I sing outwardly a loud prayer. My large teardrops, and my strong gusts of prayer almost extinguish the taper. I will pray no more with words nor rush or run about in the temple of Stygian darkness, nor drown the taper with my tears. I will sit still, and command my breath to make no sound. I rebuke my boisterous love for Thee. The taper of meditation burns brighter now.O, how maddening! I cannot worship Thee with words, but only with wistful yearning. Brighter the light grows: I behold Thee now. Thou art I. I worship Thee.As night hides everything, I will worship Thee in hidden silence.I am glad with the joy of all minds. I will use the screen of the night to hide myself from the tempting things of the day.O Night, when I am worried, throw thy veil of silent darkness around me. Create a dark temple for me wherever I go, that I may invoke and call Him, whom I love, at any time, anywhere,everywhere.

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2012, 07:14:23 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi, Thank You with All my heart for these,Truly Beautiful excerpt,and Prayers! Even,Beautiful is small word for them. I am deeply thouched...

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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2012, 08:26:24 PM »
Come To my Pavillion

Come to my pavilion, O my King.
I have spread a bedmade of
delicately selected buds and blossoms,
And have arrayed myself in bridal garb
From head to toe.

I have been Thy slave during many births,
Thou art the be-all of my existence.
Mira’s Lord is Hari, the Indestructible.
Come, grant me Thy sight at once.

- Mirabai

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2012, 08:27:40 PM »
Keep your promise

Take my arm
and keep up your promise!
They call you the refugeless refuge,
they call you redeemer of outcasts.
Caught in a riptide
in the sea of becoming,
without your support I’m a shipwreck!
You reveal yourself age after age
and free the beggar
from her affliction.

Dark One, Mira is clutching your feet,
at stake is your honor!   

- Mirabai

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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2012, 08:37:08 PM »
Dear Jewell,

You have mentioned Mira's poems. See this wonderful poem of Akka Mahadevi, a Veera Saiva Lady Saint of Karnataka:

You can confiscate
money in hand;
can you confiscate the body's glory?

O peel away every strip
you wear
but can you peel
the Nothing, the Nakedness
that covers and veils?


To this shameless girl
wearing the white Jasmine Lord's *
light of morning
you fool
where is the need for cover and jewel? 

* refers to Siva of Sri Sailam, Andhra Pradesh. He is called Mallikarjuna. Mallika is Jasmine

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2012, 10:35:37 PM »
Beautiful poem dear Sri Subramanian sir! Truly Beautiful! And,yes i like Mirabai,she is revelation for me. I didnt know much about Her,but She made deep inpresion on me.

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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2012, 01:43:36 AM »
 THE WAY THINGS SHOULD

What will
our children do in the morning?

Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play,
the way wings
should?

Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered
the strength from the planets that all
men and women need to balance
the wonderful charms of
the earth

so that her power and beauty does not make us forget our own?

I know all about the ways of the heart – how it wants to be alive.

Love so needs to love
that it will endure almost anything, even abuse,
just to flicker for a moment. But the sky’s mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I sing those words.

What will our children do in the morning
if they do not see us
fly?

Rumi

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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2012, 01:47:14 AM »
In A Sudden

 

In a sudden,
the sight,
Your look of light,
stills all,

The curd-pot
falls to the ground.

Parents and
brothers
all call a halt.

Prise out, they say,
this thing from your heart.
You’ve lost your path.

Says Meera:
Who but you
can see in the dark
of a heart?

 

- Mirabai

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« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2012, 03:37:19 AM »
A Country Fair for those mad with love.

Drive me out of my mind, O Mother!
What use is esoteric knowledge
          Or philosophical knowledge
Transport me totally with the burning wine
Of your all-embracing love.
Mother of mystery, who imbues with mystery
          The hearts of those who love you,
Immerse me irretrievably
In the stormy ocean without boundary,
Pure love, pure love, pure love.                 

Wherever your lovers reside
          Appears like a madhouse
To common perception.
Some are laughing with your freedom,
Others weep tears of your tenderness,
Still others dance, whirling with your bliss.
Even your devoted Gautama, Moses,
Krishna, Jesus, Nanak and Muhammad
          Are lost in the rapture of pure love.

This poet stammers,
Overcome with longing:
‘When? When? When?
When will I be granted companionship
          With her intense lovers?’
Their holy company is heavenly
A country fair for those mad with love
Where every distinction
Between master and disciple disappears

Their love of love sings:
‘Mother! Mother! Mother!
Who can fathom your mystery,
          Your eternal play of love with love?
You are divine madness, O goddess,
Your love the brilliant crown of madness,
Please make this poor poet madly wealthy
          With the infinite treasure of your love

By: Ramprasad

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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2012, 03:40:35 AM »
Pure Love

Though I am never loath to grant salvation,
I hesitate indeed to grant pure love.
Whoever wins pure love surpasses all;
He is adored by men;
He triumphs over the three worlds..

From Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2012, 03:47:04 AM »
O Lord White as Jasmine

You’re like milk

In water: I cannot tell

What comes before,

What after;

Which is the master,

Which is the slave;

What’s big.

What’s small.

O lord white as jasmine

If an ant should love you

And praise you.

Will he not grow

To demon powers?
 Mahadeviyakka 

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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2012, 07:09:16 PM »
The Divine Image

by William Blake

To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
All pray in their distress;
And to these virtues of delight
Return their thankfulness.

For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is God, our father dear,
And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is Man, his child and care.

For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.

Then every man, of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine,
Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.

And all must love the human form,
In heathen, turk, or jew;
Where Mercy, Love, & Pity dwell
There God is dwelling too.

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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2012, 07:12:24 PM »
The confidante loquitur.

That gay one who is the abode of virtue
Incessantly murmurs thy name,
On hearing a word of thee
His limbs are pervaded by a thrill,
Bending down lowly his head
Tears pour from his eyes,
If one should ask him a word
He waves (him) away with his hand,
If one should speak concerning thee
Thou wilt see there is nothing else in his mind.
There is no firmness (left) in him;
A serious matter Cha.n.dî Dâs sings.
      I. iv. 94.

- Chandidas