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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #195 on: November 04, 2012, 12:14:02 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Nice.  See this ghazal of Samsuddin Mohammad Hafiz:

Where are the glad tidings of union that
I may sacrifice my life forthwith and arise.

I am a homing bird of celestial origin and
I shall rise setting free the snares of this world.

Oh God, send  showers from the clouds of guidance
Before, like a dust, I rise up and be scattered.

If you declare me as your slave, I swear by your love
I shall rise to renounce the kingdom of the world.,

Upon my grave do not say without wine and music/
So I may rise dancing by your fragrance.

Hold me in your tight embrace for one night
I may emerge as a youth in the morning from your side.

Don't you think that I shall leave the dust of your street
Even if I am oppressed by heaven
And the high handedness of the world.

I shall never abandon your street so long as I am alive
Even if I have to deal with my life, I shall give it up
Rather than your street.

O you full of grace and elegance
Show me your beautiful face,
Like Hafiz, I shall rise renouncing both
My life and the world.

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Arunachala Siva.     

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« Reply #196 on: November 04, 2012, 03:49:09 PM »
If the divine is found through ablutions


If the divine is found through ablutions
surely frogs and fish would find him first
if the divine is hidden in jungles
the cattle would have discovered him by now
O Bulleh, the divine is found by those
with pure and true heart

 Bulleh Shah

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« Reply #197 on: November 04, 2012, 03:54:09 PM »
In Praise of the Earth


Let us bless
The imagination of the Earth,
That knew early the patience
To harness the mind of time,
Waited for the seas to warm,
Ready to welcome the emergence
Of things dreaming of voyaging
Among the stillness of land.

And how light knew to nurse
The growth until the face of the Earth
Brightened beneath a vision of color.

When the ages of ice came
And sealed the Earth inside
An endless coma of cold,
The heart of the Earth held hope,
Storing fragments of memory,
Ready for the return of the sun.

Let us thank the Earth
That offers ground for home
And holds our feet firm
To walk in space open
To infinite galaxies.

Let us salute the silence
And certainty of mountains:
Their sublime stillness,
Their dream-filled hearts.

The wonder of a garden
Trusting the first warmth of spring
Until its black infinity of cells
Becomes charged with dream;
Then the silent, slow nurture
Of the seed's self, coaxing it
To trust the act of death.

The humility of the Earth
That transfigures all
That has fallen
Of outlived growth.

The kindness of the Earth,
Opening to receive
Our worn forms
Into the final stillness.

Let us ask forgiveness of the Earth
For all our sins against her:
For our violence and poisonings
Of her beauty.

Let us remember within us
The ancient clay,
Holding the memory of seasons,
The passion of the wind,
The fluency of water,
The warmth of fire,
The quiver-touch of the sun
And shadowed sureness of the moon.

That we may awaken,
To live to the full
The dream of the Earth
Who chose us to emerge
And incarnate its hidden night
In mind, spirit, and light.

  John O'Donohue

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« Reply #198 on: November 04, 2012, 04:13:18 PM »
In one salutation to thee, my God (from Gitanjali)

In one salutation to thee, my God, let all my senses spread out and touch this world at thy feet.
     Like a rain-cloud of July hung low with its burden of unshed showers let all my mind bend down at thy door in one salutation to thee.
     Let all my songs gather together their diverse strains into a single current and flow to a sea of silence in one salutation to thee.
     Like a flock of homesick cranes flying night and day back to their mountain nests let all my life take its voyage to its eternal home in one salutation to thee.

Rabindranath Tagore

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« Reply #199 on: November 04, 2012, 04:16:21 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Yes. Sri Bhagavan has also said that silence is the ultimate submission to godhead. He also said, that like all rivers ultimately
reach the ocean back and all birds wherever they fly have to come to its nest, the human souls should eventually rest in God.

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #200 on: November 04, 2012, 04:24:20 PM »
Dear Sri Subramanian sir,

Yes,it is our destiny,our birth right and our nature itself. Then,only false need to go.. And Silence will lead us,the Silence is leading us even now,and teaches us. Bhagavan is the Silence.

Thank You sir!

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« Reply #201 on: November 04, 2012, 04:46:06 PM »
No end to the journey


No end, no end to the journey
no end, no end never
how can the heart in love
ever stop opening
if you love me,
you won't just die once
in every moment
you will die into me
to be reborn

Into this new love, die
your way begins
on the other side
become the sky
take an axe to the prison wall,
escape
walk out like someone
suddenly born into color
do it now

 Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

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« Reply #202 on: November 04, 2012, 05:13:56 PM »
For Presence
by John O'Donohue


Awaken to the mystery of being here
and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.

Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.

Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon.

Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to
follow its path.

Let the flame of anger free you of all falsity.

May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame.

May anxiety never linger about you.

May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of
soul.

Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek
no attention.

Be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven
around the heart of wonder.

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« Reply #203 on: November 04, 2012, 07:49:36 PM »
The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright:
The melody of love swells forth, and the rhythm of love's detachment beats the time.
Day and night, the chorus of music fills the heavens; and Kabir says
"My Beloved One gleams like the lightning flash in the sky."

Do you know how the moments perform their adoration?
Waving its row of lamps, the universe sings in worship day and night,
There are the hidden banner and the secret canopy:
There the sound of the unseen bells is heard.
Kabir says: "There adoration never ceases; there the Lord of the Universe sitteth on His throne."
The whole world does its works and commits its errors: but few are the lovers who know the Beloved.
The devout seeker is he who mingles in his heart the double currents of love and detachment, like the mingling of the streams of Ganges and Jumna;
In his heart the sacred water flows day and night; and thus the round of births and deaths is brought to an end.

Behold what wonderful rest is in the Supreme Spirit! and he enjoys it, who makes himself meet for it.
Held by the cords of love, the swing of the Ocean of Joy sways to and fro; and a mighty sound breaks forth in song.
See what a lotus blooms there without water! and Kabir says
"My heart's bee drinks its nectar."
What a wonderful lotus it is, that blooms at the heart of the spinning wheel of the universe! Only a few pure souls know of its true delight.
Music is all around it, and there the heart partakes of the joy of the Infinite Sea.
Kabir says: "Dive thou into that Ocean of sweetness: thus let all errors of life and of death flee away."

Behold how the thirst of the five senses is quenched there! and the three forms of misery are no more!
Kabir says: "It is the sport of the Unattainable One: look within, and behold how the moon-beams of that Hidden One shine in you."
There falls the rhythmic beat of life and death:
Rapture wells forth, and all space is radiant with light.
There the Unstruck Music is sounded; it is the music of the love of the three worlds.
There millions of lamps of sun and of moon are burning;
There the drum beats, and the lover swings in play.
There love-songs resound, and light rains in showers; and the worshipper is entranced in the taste of the heavenly nectar.
Look upon life and death; there is no separation between them,
The right hand and the left hand are one and the same.
Kabir says: "There the wise man is speechless; for this truth may never be found in Vedas or in books."

from The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright
Kabir

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« Reply #204 on: November 05, 2012, 12:18:17 AM »


Here it is – right now. Start thinking about it and you miss it.

Huang Po



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #205 on: November 05, 2012, 01:25:10 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Yes. Realization is here and now if you could remain in thoughtless state.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #206 on: November 05, 2012, 04:07:00 PM »
Dear Sri Subramanian sir,

For me here and now is the matter of being,seeing. With thinking it is not there,because of indetification with it. The moment we ingludge in them,we are traped,without it,there is no bondage. 'Bondage' belongs to thought also.There is no one to remain in thoughtless state,coz it is already out of it,even now. Thoughts are passing by,but they are not problem,coz there is no more the one who thinks them. Coz the 'one' belong to thoughts too.

With love and prayers,

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« Reply #207 on: November 05, 2012, 04:39:20 PM »
Who

In the blue of the sky, in the green of the forest,
Whose is the hand that has painted the glow?
When the winds were asleep in the womb of the ether,
Who was it roused them and bade them to blow?

He is lost in the heart, in the cavern of Nature,
He is found in the brain where He builds up the thought:
In the pattern and bloom of the flowers He is woven,
In the luminous net of the stars He is caught.

In the strength of a man, in the beauty of woman,
In the laugh of a boy, in the blush of a girl;
The hand that sent Jupiter spinning through heaven,
Spends all its cunning to fashion a curl.

There are His works and His veils and His shadows;
But where is He then? by what name is He known?
Is He Brahma or Vishnu? a man or a woman?
Bodies or bodiless? twin or alone?

We have love for a boy who is dark and resplendent,
A woman is lord of us, naked and fierce.
We have seen Him a-muse on the snow of the mountains,
We have watched Him at work in the heart of the spheres.

We will tell the whole world of His ways and His cunning;
He has rapture of torture and passion and pain;
He delights in our sorrow and drives us to weeping,
Then lures with His joy and His beauty again.

All music is only the sound of His laughter,
All beauty the smile of His passionate bliss;
Our lives are His heart-beats, our rapture the bridal
Of Radha and Krishna, our love is their kiss.

He is strength that is loud in the blare of the trumpets,
And He rides in the car and He strikes in the spears;
He slays without stint and is full of compassion;
He wars for the world and its ultimate years.

In the sweep of the worlds, in the surge of the ages,
Ineffable, mighty, majestic and pure,
Beyond the last pinnacle seized by the thinker
He is throned in His seats that for ever endure.

The Master of man and his infinite Lover,
He is close to our hearts, had we vision to see;
We are blind with our pride and the pomp of our passions,
We are bound in our thoughts where we hold ourselves free.

It is He in the sun who is ageless and deathless,
And into the midnight His shadow is thrown;
When darkness was blind and engulfed within darkness,
He was seated within it immense and alone.


Sri Aurobindo

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #208 on: November 05, 2012, 04:56:35 PM »
Bulleh Shah

” Alif -He who meditates on Allah
His face is pale, his eyes bloodshot.
He who suffers pangs of separation,
No longer he longs his life ~ last.
Say -Soulful is my love for you,
Whom shall I go and tell?
In the swelling waters of a river at midnight
A wailing swallow fell. ”

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« Reply #209 on: November 05, 2012, 05:10:34 PM »
By my life I will not let you go


I caught the thief of Pandhari
by tying a rope around his neck.

I made my heart the prison cell
and locked him up inside.

I bound him firmly with the Word,
I fettered his holy feet,

I thrashed him, whipped him
with the word so'ham
while Vitthal complained bitterly.

Sorry, O Lord,
says Jani,
by my life I will not let you go.

Janabai