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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #225 on: November 07, 2012, 06:40:11 PM »
Fortunate Birth


In the kingdom of children
Every one of you is this child,
An innocent being
Who jumped out of heaven
And landed in Shambhala.
Fortunate birth is who you are --
Everything is perfect in your world.

Your clothing is the mist of heaven,
Your feet covered by dragon's breath,
You are the most fortunate beings on earth.
You are the children of dharma.
Nothing can close your open heart.
Other children suffer, caught in perpetual dilemma --
Because Buddha has touched you,
You are fortunate.

Be dharmic now,
Be powerful now,
Be benevolent now --
Not for me, not for others --
But because that is your blood.
When you feel privileged, use it.
When you feel ashamed, pounce.
Consume that hesitation --
It's only a flicker of your imagination.

You are the blessed people on this earth.
Every atom of your being is Buddha --
What's left is joy.
You have no excuse;
Don't sulk.
You can be sad, for sadness is
the most genuine expression.
Expression of goodness is who you are.
Being a child of dharma is dilemma.
Being a child of dharma is freedom.

Consume this hesitation of not knowing.
Never doubt,
Only walk forward.
Love everything,
For that is why you are here.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #226 on: November 07, 2012, 06:54:44 PM »
Of whom so dear

Of whom so dear
The name to hear
Illumines with a Glow
As intimate — as fugitive
As Sunset on the snow —

Emily Dickinson



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #227 on: November 07, 2012, 07:07:34 PM »
Loving Vow


I know all about the Enchanter's heart.
     His glance has merged my heart with Him.

Ever since the day
I saw the captivating and beautiful,
     moon-like face of that eminent Shyam
          in the love-bower,
     my eyes have abandoned all caution
          and family concerns.

Now I wander His forest glade.
     What can I do?
          He has captured me.

I am stuck to that mine of nectar.
     My loving vow is to His advantage.

Rasakhan

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #228 on: November 07, 2012, 11:43:43 PM »
On Waking


I give thanks for arriving
Safely in a new dawn,
For the gift of eyes
To see the world,
The gift of mind
To feel at home
In my life,
The waves of possibility
Breaking on the shore of dawn,
The harvest of the past
That awaits my hunger,
And all the furtherings
This new day will bring.

 John O'Donohue

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #229 on: November 08, 2012, 01:33:12 PM »
Bliss of Identity

     All Nature is taught in radiant ways to move,
All beings are in myself embraced.
O fiery boundless Heart of joy and love,
How art thou beating in a mortal’s breast !

                  It is Thy rapture flaming through my nerves
And all my cells and atoms thrill with Thee ;
My body thy vessel is and only serves
As a living wine-cup of Thy ecstasy.

I am a centre of Thy golden light
And I its vast and vague circumference,
Thou art my soul great, luminous and white
And Thine my mind and will and glowing sense.

Thy spirit’s infinite breath I feel in me;
My life is a throb of Thy eternity.

    Sri Aurobindo

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #230 on: November 08, 2012, 02:02:21 PM »
He bartered my heart


He bartered my heart
     looted my flesh,
     claimed as tribute
     my pleasure,
     took over
     all of me.

I'm the woman of love
for my lord, white as jasmine.

 Akka Mahadevi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #231 on: November 08, 2012, 02:09:06 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Akka Mahadevi is my most favorite Veera Saiva poetess.

Here is another beautiful poem from her:

O brothers, why do you talk
to this woman,
hair loose,
face withered,
body shrunk?

O fathers, why do you bother
with this woman?
She has no strength of limb,
has lost the world,
lost power of will,
turned devotee.

she has lain down
with the Lord white as Jasmine*
and has lost her caste too!

(*Lord white as Jasmine, Channa Mallikarjuna, Siva, of Sri Srisailam.)

Arunachala Siva.
 

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #232 on: November 08, 2012, 02:16:12 PM »
Dear Sri Subramanian sir,

Yes,i noticed that Akka Mahadevi is Your favorite poetess. I like Her an Her poems too!

It is a Beautiful poem! Thank You very much!

With love and prayers,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #233 on: November 08, 2012, 08:51:07 PM »
The birds have vanished into the sky


The birds have vanished into the sky,
and now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.

Li Po


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #234 on: November 08, 2012, 09:08:35 PM »
Reminiscence


My soul arose at dawn and, listening, heard
One voice abroad, a solitary bird,
A song not master of its note, a cry
That persevered into eternity.
My soul leaned out into the dawn to hear
In the world's solitude its winged compeer
And, hearkening what the Angel had to say,
Saw lustre in midnight and a secret day
Was opened to it. It beheld the stars
Born from a thought and knew how being prepares.
Then I remembered how I woke from sleep
And made the skies, built earth, formed ocean deep.

Aurobindo

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #235 on: November 08, 2012, 10:18:02 PM »
Lifts Beyond Conception

Independent
Of this body is my mind
When the call from the Golden Nightingale
Lifts and pours my being throughout
The Sky.

Independent of this mind is my
Heart

When God unfurls even a shadow of His tress
Upon my bare shoulder.

Sovereign of my illumined heart

Is the indivisible knowledge
In the gaze of my spirit’s wings climbing to
Such a sublime height they each
Become the Sun
Itself

And reside – perched beyond every throne
Known to man.

Hafiz,
This Sufi path of love is so astoundingly
Glorious

That
One day each
Wayfarer upon it will become
The Inconceivable –

The Creator of God
Himself.

 Hafiz

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #236 on: November 09, 2012, 03:20:13 PM »
Rubaiyat verse – Enjoy

Literal

Khayam, if you are intoxicated with wine, enjoy!
If you are seated with a lover of thine, enjoy!
In the end, the Void the whole world employ
Imagine thou art not, while waiting in line, enjoy!

Meaning:

In life devote yourself to joy and love
Behold the beauty of the peaceful dove
Those who live, in the end must all perish
Live as if you are already in heavens above.

Fitzgerald:

And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press,
End in the Nothing all Things end in–Yes-
Then fancy while Thou art, Thou art but what
Thou shalt be–Nothing–Thou shalt not be less.

 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #237 on: November 09, 2012, 03:33:45 PM »
"Rubaiyat" is one of my favourite and Omar Khayyam one of the greatest Islamic mystics, no matter that his texts sometimes sound atheistic. Just his God has no description. He is personal, pantheistic, shunya, everything!
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« Reply #238 on: November 09, 2012, 03:37:22 PM »
Yes,dear Hari,i love Him too. It maybe sounds atheistic,but i see God in all His words. They are very profound and beautiful. I found some very good verses.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #239 on: November 09, 2012, 03:41:14 PM »
I see theism/pantheism/panentheism/atheism/religions and so on just as God's play or if you don't prefer the use 'God', play of the Supreme Consciousness or play of Maya. We cannot put the mystics in any category. :)
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