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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3675 on: January 14, 2016, 02:55:14 AM »

All the Hemispheres


Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark on your excitement and love.

Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness and giving
Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator in your heart.

Greet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire,
Chatting,
While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of You.

Hafiz


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3676 on: January 14, 2016, 03:06:28 AM »

Faithful Lover


The moon came to me last night
With a sweet question.

She said,

"The sun has been my faithful lover
For millions of years.

Whenever I offer my body to him
Brilliant light pours from his heart.

Thousands then notice my happiness
And delight in pointing toward my beauty.

Hafiz,Is it true that our destiny
Is to turn into Light Itself?"

And I replied,

Dear moon,
Now that your love is maturing,
We need to sit together,
Close like this more often,
So I might instruct you
How to become
Who you Are!

Hafiz


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3677 on: January 14, 2016, 03:43:59 AM »

Kamada's Lament


[Kamada:]
So hard it is to do, Lord,
It's so very hard to do!

[Buddha:]
But still they do what's hard to do,
Who steady themselves with virtue.
For one pursuing homelessness,
Content arrives, and with it joy.

[Kamada:]
So hard it is to get, Lord,
This content of which you speak!

[Buddha:]
But still they get what's hard to get,
Who delight in a tranquil mind.
The mind of those, both day and night,
Delights in its development.

[Kamada:]
So hard it is to tame, Lord,
This mind of which you speak!

[Buddha:]
But still they tame what's hard to tame,
Who delight in senses at peace.
Cutting through mortality's net,
The nobles, Kamada, proceed.

[Kamada:]
So hard it is to go, Lord,
On this path that gets so rough!

[Buddha:]
Still nobles, Kamada, proceed
On paths both rough and hard to take.
Those who are less than noble fall
On their heads when the path gets rough.
But for nobles the path is smooth
? For nobles smooth out what is rough!

Samyutta Nikaya
translated from the Pali by
Andrew Olendzki


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3678 on: January 14, 2016, 04:03:21 AM »

The greatest Guru is helpless as long as the disciple is not eager to learn.
Eagerness and earnestness are all-important. Confidence will come with experience.
Be devoted to your goal -- and devotion to him who can guide you will follow.
If your desire and confidence are strong, they will operate and take you to your goal,
for you will not cause delay by hesitation and compromise.
The greatest Guru is your inner self. Truly, he is the supreme teacher. He
alone can take you to your goal and he alone meets you at the end of the road.
Confide in him and you need no outer Guru. But again you must have the strong
desire to find him and do nothing that will create obstacles and delays. And do not
waste energy and time on regrets. Learn from your mistakes and do not repeat them.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3679 on: January 22, 2016, 08:50:26 PM »

The Beloved Guest


 Cast away your existence entirely,
for it is nothing but weeds and refuse.
Go, clear out your heart's chamber;
arrange it as the abiding-place of the Beloved.
When you go forth, He will come in,
and to you, with self discarded,
He will unveil His beauty.

Mahmud Shabistari


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3680 on: January 22, 2016, 08:56:54 PM »

The Mirror


Your eye has not strength enough
to gaze at the burning sun,
but you can see its burning light
by watching its reflection
mirrored in the water.

So the reflection of Absolute Being
can be viewed in the mirror of Not-Being,
for nonexistence, being opposite Reality,
instantly catches its reflection.

Know the world from end to end is a mirror;
in each atom a hundred suns are concealed.
If you pierce the heart of a single drop of water,
from it will flow a hundred clear oceans;
if you look intently at each speck of dust,
in it you will see a thousand beings.
A gnat in its limbs is like an elephant;
in name a drop of water resembles the Nile.
In the heart of a barleycorn is stored a hundred harvests.
Within a millet-seed a world exists.
In an insects wing is an ocean of life.
A heaven is concealed in the pupil of an eye.
The core at the center of the heart is small,
yet the Lord of both worlds will enter there.

Mahmud Shabistari     


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3681 on: January 22, 2016, 09:39:50 PM »

     "No force can bind us: pull of moment, arrows flying home,
Nor any wild nostalgia that seized our hearts whilom.
Though my soft braids turned chains of steel and anchored in your heart,
Could any chain keep me at home if I should wish to roam"

 Mahsati Ganjavi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3682 on: January 27, 2016, 12:08:45 AM »

     An imagined entity desires to become an enlightened imagined entity.
 What's the point?
 It is like trying to measure space.
Yet, this will continue until such time as the distinction is made between
 this that I am and that that I appear to be.

Dismount the pendulum of fear and desire.
That ground beneath you is the Source and Support.

Wu Hsin
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3683 on: January 27, 2016, 12:17:51 AM »

    Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvelous error! -
that a spring was breaking in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
Water of a new life
That I have never drunk.

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvelous error -
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvelous error! -
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.

Last night, as I slept,
I dreamt - marvelous error! -
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.

Khwaja Mu'iluddin Chishti


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3684 on: January 27, 2016, 12:24:48 AM »

    No use fretting over gold, beauty or fame;
Nurturing these, how can we calm
Our fluttering heart?
Non attachment brings deep truth,
And a truthful nature brings immortality.
Empty your heart,
Sit quietly on a mat.
In meditation we become one with All;
Tao billows like the vapors
In a mountain valley,
And its supernatural power wafts into our soul.

Loy Ching-Yuen

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3685 on: January 27, 2016, 12:41:26 AM »

   Behold the garden of the heart, green and moist and fresh, 
full of rosebuds and cypresses and jasmines; 
Boughs hidden by the multitude of leaves, 
vast plain and high palace hidden by the multitude of flowers.
These words, which are from Universal Reason, 
are the scent of those flowers and cypresses and hyacinths.
Did you (ever) smell the scent of a rose where no rose was?  
Did you (ever) see the foaming of wine where no wine was?  
The scent is your guide and conducts you on your way; 
it will bring you to Eden and Kawthar.
The scent is a remedy for the (sightless) eye; 
(it is) light-making: the eye of Jacob was opened by a scent. 

Khwaja Mu'iluddin Chishti

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3686 on: March 19, 2016, 01:19:42 AM »

"When you think your father is guilty
of an injustice, his face seems cruel.
Joseph, to the envious brothers, seems

dangerous. When you make peace
with your father, he will look peaceful.
The whole world is a forum for truth.

When someone does not feel grateful to that,
the forms appear to be as he feels.
They mirror his anger, his greed, his fear.

Make peace with the Universe.
Take joy in it. It will turn to gold.
Resurrection will be now. Every moment
a new beauty, and never any boredom."


Rumi
from The Prince of Kabul
Rumi - The Book of Love by Coleman Barks


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3687 on: March 19, 2016, 01:33:49 AM »

No Expectations

A spirit lives in this world
and does not wear the shirt of love,
such an existence is a deep disgrace.

Be foolishly in love,
because love is all there is.

There is no way into presence,
except through a love exchange.

If someone asks, But what is love?
Answer, Dissolving the will.

True freedom comes to those who have escaped
the questions of freewill and fate.

Love is an emperor.
The two worlds play across him.
He barely notices their tumbling game.

Love and lover live in eternity.
Other desires are substitutes for that way of being.

How long do you lay embracing a corpse?
Love rather the soul, which cannot be held.

Anything born in spring dies in fall,
but love is not seasonal.

With wine pressed from grapes,
expect a hangover.

But this path has no expectations.
You are uneasy riding in the body?
Dismount. Travel lighter.
Wings will be given.

Be clear like a mirror reflecting nothing.
Be clear of pictures
and worry that comes with images.

Gaze into what is not ashamed
or afraid of any truth.

Contain all human faces in your own
without any judgement of them.

Be pure emptiness.
What is inside that? you ask.
Silence is all I can say.
Lovers have some secrets that they keep.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3688 on: April 06, 2016, 12:18:12 AM »

All desires are bad, but some are worse than others.
Pursue any desire, it will always give you trouble.
Why desire at all?
Desiring a state of freedom from desire will not set you free.
Nothing can set you free, because you are free.
See yourself with desireless clarity, that is all.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3689 on: April 06, 2016, 12:24:44 AM »

Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor:
 hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.

 Hafiz