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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2012, 07:14:32 PM »
Die before you die

DIE BEFORE YOU DIE

Ironic, but one of the most intimate acts
of our body is
death.

So beautiful appeared my death – knowing who then I would kiss,
I died a thousand times before I died.

‘Die before you die,’ said the Prophet

Muhammad.

Have wings that feared ever
touched the Sun?

I was born when all I once
feared – I could
love.
 Rabia

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« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2012, 07:20:54 PM »
The Dagger

The dagger of love has pierced my heart.
I was going to the river to fetch water,
A golden pitcher on my head.
Hariji has bound me
By the thin thread of love,
And wherever He draws me,
Thither I go.
Mira’s Lord is the courtly Giridhara:
This is the nature
Of his dark and beautiful form.

- Mirabai

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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2012, 12:36:58 AM »

Be not afraid, for all great power throughout the history of humanity has been with the people. From out of their ranks have come all the greatest geniuses of the world, and history can only repeat itself. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work.

Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don’t die of fright. Die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you.

Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2012, 12:44:07 AM »
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


From: Love Poems of Rumi

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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2012, 02:01:28 AM »
Love

Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,

Guilty of dust and sin.

But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack

From my first entrance in,

Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning

If I lack’d anything.

‘A guest,’ I answer’d, ‘worthy to be here:’

Love said, ‘You shall be he.’

‘I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,

I cannot look on Thee.’

Love took my hand and smiling did reply,

‘Who made the eyes but I?’

‘Truth, Lord; but I have marr’d them: let my shame

Go where it doth deserve.’

‘And know you not,’ says Love, ‘Who bore the blame?’

‘My dear, then I will serve.’

‘You must sit down,’ says Love, ‘and taste my meat.’

So I did sit and eat.

- George Herbert

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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2012, 02:11:36 AM »
 WITH PASSION

With
passion pray. With
passion work. With passion make love.

With passion eat and drink and dance and play.

Why look like a dead fish
in this ocean
of
God?

Rumi

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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2012, 02:32:47 AM »
If I Can Stop

IF I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

- Emily Dickinson

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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2012, 07:01:34 PM »
Dear Jewell,

DIE BEFORE YOU DIE.

Excellent.

This is what Sri Maniikkavachgar also mentions in his SetthilAp Pathu -Decad on Not yet Dying.   

புற்று மாய்மர மாய்ப்புனல் காலே
உண்டி யாய் அண்ட வாணரும் பிறரும்
மற்றியாரும் நின்மலரடி காணா
மன்ன என்னையோர் வார்த்தையுட் படுத்துப்
பற்றினாய் பதையேன் மனமிக உருகேன்
பரிகிலேன் பரியாவுடல் தன்னைச்
செற்றிலேன் இன்னுந் திரிதருகின்றேன்
திருப்பெருந்துறையுறை மேவிய சிவனே. 399

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2012, 07:41:27 PM »
Yes Sri Subramanian sir,

It is so beautiful poem. I like the most:

 "Have wings that feared ever
touched the Sun?

I was born when all I once
feared – I could
love."
But i dont understand those words,i only understand when You post eanglish translation beneath it. :)

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« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2012, 07:48:32 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Is is somewhat as under:

Some tapasvins consume only water and air in the jungles and remain still like a tree; the anthill grow around them!
The great gods and others have not seen your golden feet. But O Lord, you came and gave me the upadesam of
Nama Sivaya! I took it and with melting heart always chant it. But why should I still live with worm afflicted body?
I am not yet dead, and roam about in vain. (Please to do something to take away by embodied existence). If I die
I shall  be more happy!)

Arunachala Siva.     

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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2012, 09:33:04 PM »
He Asked For Charity

God came to my house and asked for charity.

And I fell on my knees and
cried,  ’Beloved,

what may I
give?’

‘Just love,’ He said.

‘Just love.’

St Francis of Assisi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2012, 04:34:49 AM »
Look To this Day

Look to this day:

For it is life, the very life of life.

In its brief course

Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.

The bliss of growth,

The glory of action,

The splendour of achievement

Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream

And tomorrow is only a vision;

And today well-lived, makes

Yesterday a dream of happiness

And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well therefore to this day;

Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

- Kalidasa

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« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2012, 04:37:57 AM »
Here I am

All night, a man called ‘Allah’
Until his lips were bleeding.
Then the Devil said, ‘Hey! Mr Gullible!
How comes you’ve been calling all night
And never once heard Allah say, ‘Here, I am’?
You call out so earnestly and, in reply, what?
I’ll tell you what. Nothing!’

The man suddenly felt empty and abandoned.
Depressed, he threw himself on the ground
And fell into a deep sleep.
In a dream, he met Abraham, who asked,
‘Why are you regretting praising Allah?’

The man said, ‘ I called and called
But Allah never replied, ‘Here I am.’
Abraham explained, ‘Allah has said,
‘Your calling my name is My reply.
Your longing for Me is My message to you.
All your attempts to reach Me
Are in reality My attempts to reach you.
Your fear and love are a noose to catch Me.
In the silence surrounding every call of ‘Allah’
Waits a thousand replies of ‘Here I am.’

- Rumi

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« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2012, 07:27:55 AM »
Jewell,

"Your calling my name is My reply.
Your longing for Me is My message to you.
All your attempts to reach Me
Are in reality My attempts to reach you.
Your fear and love are a noose to catch Me.
In the silence surrounding every call of ‘Allah’
Waits a thousand replies of ‘Here I am."

Wonderful!Yes,Japa is not repeating some name of God as bull dozer like exercise.It is communion with God through silent remembrance with the full trust that he is ever responding and speaking to us.

Here is an excerpt from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna(this is the only book that I keep reading-so please excuse if I quote ad nauseum from this book!)

Dr. Sarkar stood up. He was about to take his leave. Sri Ramakrishna also stood up.
DR. SARKAR: "People call on God when they are faced with a crisis. Is it for the mere fun
of it that they say, 'O Lord! Thou, Thou!'? You speak of God because of that trouble in your
throat. You have now fallen into the clutches of the cotton-carder. You had better speak to
the carder. I am just quoting your own words."
MASTER: "There is nothing for me to say."
DR. SARKAR: "Why not? We lie in the lap of God. We feel free with Him. To whom
should we speak about our illness if not to Him?"
MASTER: "Right you are. Once in a while I try to speak to Him about it, but I do not
succeed."
(The Master lacks any sense of 'Ego' to even pray for cure!-Ravi)
DR. SARKAR: "Why should you even speak to Him? Does He not know of it?"
MASTER (smiling): "A Musslman, while saying his prayers, shouted: 'O Allah! O Allah!'
Another person said to him: 'You are calling on Allah. That's all right. But why are you
shouting like that? Don't you know that He hears the sound of the anklets on the feet of an
ant?
'

Namaskar.

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« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2012, 12:18:56 PM »

Quote:
“’The man said, ‘ I called and called
But Allah never replied, ‘Here I am.’
Abraham explained, ‘Allah has said,
‘Your calling my name is My reply.
Your longing for Me is My message to you.
All your attempts to reach Me
Are in reality My attempts to reach you.
Your fear and love are a noose to catch Me.
In the silence surrounding every call of ‘Allah’
Waits a thousand replies of ‘Here I am.”

Dear Sri Jewell,

Thanks very much for citing a very mystical poem of the great Mystic Poet, Sri Rumi. Bhagwan Sri Ramana has taught that our very Remembrance is the forerunner of Grace. He is caught in the net Net of Love. AND WHEN WE SEEK HIM IN SILENCE, HE BECKONS FROM THE CORE OF OUR HEART, “I AM HERE, I AM HERE, I AM HERE……..”, IN AN UNBROKEN REPLY. Truly, He is in the beginning, in the middle, and in the end, of all our spiritual endeavour, such as, our Remembrance, Longing, Effort, and Abidance.

Pranam,
  Anil