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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3600 on: October 26, 2015, 12:38:33 AM »

Have faith and patience!

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3601 on: October 26, 2015, 12:57:09 AM »
To the loving devotees
who eagerly go to him at Virupaksha cave,
He, with his look of grace,
Appears sweet as sugarcane
And makes them rejoice.

Ramana Guru

Kummi Pattu
verse 2

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3602 on: October 26, 2015, 08:27:51 PM »

On that wing which you have gotten from him fly;
 for a thousand years- journey will not be far from your wing.
Fly; and when your wing becomes weary,
prostrate your-self for the sake of my state,
weary of soul and sundered of heart;

Tell him with tears that since the time of our separation,
my day has become black and my hairs camphor-white.
You are he who dips in the sea of compassion
all the sinners of the world, and makes them forgiven.

If the seeing eye cannot penetrate to your soul,
 he who has no eye may truly be excused.
So contrive by entreaty as to bring the dust of his feet to the eye,
 for this sickness is becoming gangrenous.
And when, zephyr, you return prospering from this journey,
you will stir up commotion and sparks
indeed in existence and nonexistence alike.
When you bring me his eye salve,
may a thousand new compassions
be upon your soul for centuries beyond reckoning!

Minstrel of the lovers, shake the string,
strike fire into believer and infidel!
 Silence is not the proper course of love; unveil the face of welfare.
Until the infant in the cradle weeps,
how shall the anxious mother give it milk?
Whatever is other than the phantom of the Beloved is the thorn of Love,
even if it be a rosebower.

Minstrel, when you have reached to dilate my heart, have a care;
you have set your foot in blood-
 Set your foot slowly,
lest a drop of the heart's blood splash out on the wall.
Minstrel, observe well the wounds of the heart;
so long as they are not conscious of their pain, be at ease.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3603 on: October 26, 2015, 08:54:20 PM »
Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva Arunachala Shiva
Speak his name; for whoever has spoken his name,
his bones will not crumble in the tomb.
Blessed is the man who has kissed his hand;
at the time of death his mouth has become sweet.
Shall I give thanks for his countenance, or his character?
 For the world beholds none his like.
If earth does not find his form, what matters it,
seeing that his heaven revolves in this love?
Speak the nicknames of Shams al-Dın-i Tabrız;
do not keep him concealed from the ears of the yearners.

Rumi

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3604 on: October 28, 2015, 11:21:23 PM »

Moses asks the Almighty, "Why hast Thou made men to destroy them?"
Moses said, "O Lord of the day of account,
Thou makest forms; wherefore, then, destroyest Thou them?
Thou makest charming forms, both men and women;
Wherefore, then, dost Thou lay them waste?"
God answered, "I know that this query of thine
Proceeds not from negation or vain curiosity.
Otherwise I should chastise and punish thee;
Yea, I should rebuke thee for this question.
But thou seekest to discover in my actions
The ruling principle and the eternal mystery,
In order to inform the people thereof,
And to make 'ripe' every 'raw' person.
Yea, O messenger, thou questionest me that I may reveal
My ways to the people, though thou knowest them.
O Moses, go and sow seed in the ground
In order to do justice to this question."
When Moses had sowed and his seed had grown up,
He took a sickle and reaped the corn,
And then a divine voice reached his ears:
"Why hast thou sown and nurtured the corn,
And then cut it down directly it was ripe?"
Moses replied, "Lord, I cut it and lay it low
Because here I have grain and straw.
Grain is out of place in the straw-yard,
And straw is useless in the wheat-barn.
'Tis wrong to mix these two,
It is needful to sift them one from the other."
God said, "From whom learnest thou this knowledge
Whereby thou hast constructed a threshing-floor?"
Moses said, "O Lord, Thou hast given me discernment."
God said, "Then have not I also discernment?
Amongst my creatures there are pure spirits,
And also dark and befouled spirits.
The oyster-shells are not all of the same value;
Some contain pearls, and others black stones.
It is needful to discern the bad from the good,
Just as much as to sift wheat from straw.
The people of this world exist in order to manifest
And to disclose the 'hidden treasure.'
Read, 'I was a hidden treasure, and desired to be known;
Hide not the hidden treasure, but disclose it.
Your true treasure is hidden under a false one,
Just as butter is hidden within the substance of milk.
The false one is this transitory body of yours,
The true one your divine soul.
Long time this milk is exposed to view,
And the soul's butter is hidden and of no account.
Stir up your milk assiduously with knowledge,
So that what is hidden in it may be disclosed;
Because this mortal is the guide to immortality,
As the cries of revellers indicate the cup-bearer."

Rumi
Masnavi book 6
story 7


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3605 on: October 28, 2015, 11:40:07 PM »

I said I shall tell the tale of my heart as best as I can;
Caught in the storm of my tears, with a bleeding heart,

I failed to do that!
I tried to relate to event in broken, muted words;
The cup of my thoughts was so fragile,
 that I fell into pieces like shattered glass.
Many ships were wrecked in this storm;
What is my little helpless boat in comparison?
The waves destroyed my ship, neither good remained nor bad;
Free from myself, I tied my body to a raft.
Now, I am neither up nor down-no this is not a fair description;
I am up on a wave one instant, and down under another the next.
I am not aware of my existence, I know only this:
When I am, I am not, and when I am not, I am!


(Divan 1419:1-6)
Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3606 on: October 28, 2015, 11:56:28 PM »

The Special Love


As the full moon appears from the night, so appears
her face amid the tresses.

From sorrow comes the perception of her: the eyes
crying on the cheek; life the black narcissus
Shedding tears upon a rose.

More beauties are silenced: her fair quality is
overwhelming.

Even to think of her harms her subtlety (thought is
Too coarse a thing to perceive her). If this be
So, how can she correctly be seen by such a clumsy
organ as the eye?

Her fleeting wonder eludes thought.
She is beyond the spectrum of sight.

When description tried to explain her, she overcame it.
Whenever such an attempt is made, description is
put to flight.

Because it is trying to circumscribe.

If someone seeking her lowers his aspirations (to
Feel in terms of ordinary love),
-there are always others who will not do so.

Inb El-Arabi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3607 on: October 29, 2015, 12:41:12 AM »

She has confused all the learned of Islam,
Everyone who has studied the Psalms,
Every Jewish Rabbi,
Every Christian priest.
The Truth.

Ibn El-Arabi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3608 on: October 29, 2015, 01:02:42 AM »

I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart.
I said: Who art Thou?

He answered:

 Thou. 

Al Hallaj

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3609 on: October 29, 2015, 01:06:49 AM »

About God


"Before" does not outstrip Him,
"after" does not interrupt Him
"of" does not vie with Him for precedence
"from" does not accord with Him
"to" does not join with Him
"in" does not inhabit Him
"when" does not stop Him
"if" does not consult with Him
"over" does not overshadow
Him "under" does not support Him
"opposite" does not face Him
"with" does not press Him
"behind" does not limit Him
"previous" does not display Him
"after" does not cause Him to pass away
"all" does not unite Him
"is" does not bring Him into being
"is not" does not deprive Him from Being.
Concealment does not veil Him
His pre-existence preceded time,
His being preceded non-being,
His eternity preceded limit.
If thou sayest 'when',
His existing has outstripped time;
If thou sayest 'before', before is after Him;
If thou sayest 'he', 'h' and 'e' are His creation;
If thou sayest 'how', His essence is veiled from description;
If thou sayest 'where', His being preceded space;
If thou sayest 'ipseity' (selfhood),
His ipseity (selfhood) is apart from things.
Other than He cannot
be qualified by two (opposite) qualities at
one time; yet With Him they do not create opposition.
He is hidden in His manifestation,
manifest in His concealing.
He is outward and inward,
near and far; and in this respect He is
removed beyond the resemblance of creation.
He acts without contact,
instructs without meeting,
guides without pointing.
Desires do not conflict with Him,
thoughts do not mingle with Him:
His essence is without qualification,
His action without effort.

Al Hallaj
Arberry, A.J., The Doctrine of the Sufis,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3610 on: October 30, 2015, 05:25:02 PM »
What is true Fasting?
Avoiding desire through inner strength.

What is true Giving?
Giving one's heart and soul away to Beloved.

What is true pilgrimage?
Visiting the house of God,
which is the heart of the true servant of God.

What is the greater Holy War (Jihad)?
Fighting your lower self.


O people who have performed pilgrimage,
where are you?
The Beloved is near, come here.
You have visited that house a hundred times (Mecca,Temple),
Come and visit this house, if only once (the heart).


Rumi
Masnavi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3611 on: October 30, 2015, 05:49:02 PM »

Jesus, son of Mary, fled to a mountain: you would say that a lion wished to
shed his blood.
A certain man ran after him and said, 'Are you all right? No one is chasing
you: why do you flee, like a bird?'
But he (Jesus) still kept running with haste, so quickly that because of his haste
he did not answer him.
He kept following Jesus for the distance of one or two fields, and then invoked
Jesus with the utmost earnestness,
Saying, 'For the sake of pleasing God, stop one moment, for I have a problem
concerning your flight.
 From whom are you fleeing in this direction, o noble one? No lion or enemy is
chasing you, and there is no fear or danger.'
He said, 'I am fleeing from the fool. Go away! I am saving myself. Do not
hinder me!'
The divine attribute aṣ-Ṣamad is hard to translate in one word.
It means, amongst other things, 'the SelfSufficient',
'the Absolute', 'He Who is without needs but upon Whom all depends',
 'He Who is Eternal without change'?
'Why,' said he, 'are you not the Messiah by whom the blind and the deaf are
restored to sight and hearing?'
He said, 'Yes.' The other said, 'Are you not the King in whom abide the spells
of the Unseen World?-
 So that when you chant those spells over a dead man, he springs up, rejoicing
like a lion that has caught its prey.'
He said, 'Yes, I am he.' The other said, 'Do you not make living birds out of
clay, o beautiful one'?
He said, 'Yes.' The other said, 'Then, o pure Spirit, you do whatever you
wish: whom do you fear?'
Jesus said, 'By the holy Essence of God, the Maker of the body and the Creator
of the soul in eternity;
I swear that the spells and the Most Great Name which I pronounced over
the deaf and the blind had good effects.
I pronounced them over the corpse: it came to life. I pronounced them over
something that was not: it became something.
I pronounced them lovingly over the heart of the fool hundreds of thousands of
times, and it was no cure for his folly.
He became hard as rock and did not change from that disposition: he became
sand from which no produce grows.?
The other said, What is the reason why the Name of God was effective
there, while it had no good effect here?
That physical illness is disease too, and so is this folly: why did the Name of
God not become a cure for this, since it cured that?
Jesus said, The disease of folly is the result of the wrath of God; physical
disease and blindness are not the result of Divine wrath: they are a means of
testing.'
Testing is a disease that brings Divine mercy with it; folly is a disease that
brings Divine rejection.
'The Greatest Name': the hidden Name of God, which permeates all creation, and which is
ceaselessly uttered by every creature and even by the smallest particles in creation.
Flee from the foolish, since even Jesus fled from them: how much blood has
been shed by companionship with fools!
 The air steals away (absorbs) water little by little: so too does the fool steal
away religion from you.
He steals away your heat and gives you cold, like one who puts a stone under
your behind.
 The flight of Jesus was not caused by fear, for he is safe from the mischief
done by fools: it was for the purpose of teaching others.
Treasures are deposited in a ruin so that they may escape the greed of those
who dwell in places of cultivation.
 If you cannot not tear out your feathers, go, adopt a life of solitude, that you
may not be entirely squandered (consumed) by that one and this one;
For you are both the morsel of food and the eater of the morsel: you are the
devourer and the devoured. Understand this, o dear soul!


Rumi
Masnavi 2-4-1


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3612 on: October 30, 2015, 06:03:42 PM »

The disciple must have great power of endurance.
 Life seems comfortable; and you find the mind behaves well
when everything is going well with you.
But if something goes wrong, your mind loses its balance.
That is not good. Bear all evil and misery without one murmur of hurt,
without one thought of unhappiness, resistance, remedy, or retaliation.
 That is true endurance; and that you must acquire.

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3613 on: October 30, 2015, 06:14:07 PM »

Become thirsty. Wishing is not enough; wishing is too weak. I have heard...

A hungry-looking tramp stopped at a farmhouse and asked for some food. The housewife brought him some and he sat on the back step enjoying all she had set before him.

As he sat there, a little red hen dashed by, being chased by a rooster. The tramp threw the rooster a piece of his bread. It stopped dead in its tracks and greedily swallowed the bread whole.

"Gee!" said the tramp. "I hope I'll never be that hungry."

You have to be tremendously hungry. It is not just a curiosity. God cannot be an object of your wish. God is not a wish-fulfillment, God is not your dream. God has to go like a flame into your guts. When you start feeling that nothing else matters, when God is the first priority and you are ready to sacrifice everything. When God becomes such an absorbing, urgent desire that even life is not meaningful any more without God-only then.

And then there is no need for anybody to help you, your desire will do the work.

In that urgent thirst, in that intensity, all that is darkness in you disappears. In that flame, all that is useless burns down. You come out as pure gold.

Osho



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3614 on: November 08, 2015, 10:31:35 PM »

To lose all is to gain all. He is merciful and compassionate.
Whatever He does at any moment is all-beneficent, though certainly painful at times.
 When He manifests Himself as all-loss,
there is hope that He may also manifest Himself as all-gain.
To pine for the One Who helps towards the light of Truth is salutary,
 for it kindles the awareness of Truth.
Verily, He is everywhere at all times.

Sri Anandamayi Ma