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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3750 on: November 24, 2016, 01:31:18 AM »

Even if it is very foggy,
cloudy or stormy,
the blue sky is always there,
for us,
above the clouds.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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« Reply #3751 on: November 24, 2016, 01:39:01 AM »

How I used to hate Kali! And all Her ways! That was the ground of my six years-fight-that I would not accept Her. But I had to accept Her at last! Ramakrishna Paramahamsa dedicated me to Her, and now I believe that She guides me in every little thing I do, and does with me what She will .Yet I fought so long! I loved him, you see, and that was what held me. I saw his marvelous purity .I felt his wonderful love .His greatness had not dawned on me then. All that came afterwards, when I had given in. At that time I thought him a brainsick baby, always seeing visions and the rest. I hated it. And then I too had to accept Her!

No, the thing that made me do it is a secret that will die with me. I had great misfortunes at that time-.It was an opportunity. She made a slave of me. Those were the very words-a slave of me. And Ramakrishna Paramahamsa made me over to Her. Strange! He lived only tow years after doing that, and most of the time his was suffering. Not more than six months did he keep his own health and brightness.

Guru Nanak was like that, you know, looking for the one disciple to whom he would give his power. And he passed over all his won family-his children were as nothing to him-till he came upon the boy to whom he gave it, and then he could die.

The future, you say, will call Ramakrishna Paramahamsa an Incarnation of Kali. Yes, I think there's no doubt that She worked up the body of Ramakrishna for Her own ends.

You see, I cannot but believe that there is somewhere a great Power that thinks of Herself as feminine, and called Kali, and Mother.

Swami Vivekananda
Excerpt from The Complete Works of Sister Nivedita, Sister Nivedita's Girls School, Calcutta, 1967, (pp. 119-120)


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3752 on: November 24, 2016, 01:41:36 AM »

Eight forms has Shiva, lord of all and king:
And these are water, first created thing;
And fire, which speeds the sacrifice begun;
The priest; and time's dividers, moon and sun;
The all-embracing ether, path of sound;
The earth, wherein all seeds of life are found;
And air, the breath of life: may he draw near,
Revealed in these, and bless those gathered here.


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3753 on: December 05, 2016, 05:26:13 PM »

I'm neither beautiful nor ugly


I'm neither beautiful nor ugly
     neither this nor that

I'm neither the peddler in the market
     nor the nightingale
     in the rose garden

Teacher give me a name so that I'll know
     what to call myself

I'm neither slave nor free neither candle
     nor iron

I've not fallen in love with anyone
     nor is anyone in love with me

Whether I'm sinful or good
     sin and goodness come from another
     not from me

Wherever He drags me I go
     with no say in the matter.

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi


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« Reply #3754 on: December 05, 2016, 05:44:01 PM »

The Sun Must Come


Since Love has made ruins of my heart
The sun must come and illumine them.
Such generosity has broken me with shame:
The King prayed for me, and granted me His prayer:
How many times, just to calm me, did He show His face?
I said, "I saw His Face," but it was only a veil.
He charred a universe through the flaming-out of this veil.
O my God! How could such a King ever be unveiled?
Love reared in front of me, and I followed Him.
He turned and seized me like an eagle --
What a blessing it was to be His prey!
I plunged into a sea of ecstasy, and fled all pain.
If anguish is not delicious meat for you,
It is because you have never tasted this wine.
The Prophets accept all agony and trust it
For the water has never feared the fire.

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3755 on: December 05, 2016, 05:48:27 PM »

Now comes the final merging


Now comes the final merging,
     Now comes everlasting beauty.
Now comes abundant grace,
     Now comes boundless purity.

The infinite treasure is shining,
The mighty ocean is roaring,
The morning of grace has come --
Morning? -- No!
This is the eternal Light of God!

Who occupies this beautiful form?
Who is the ruler and the prince?
Who is the wise man? --
     Nothing but a veil.

The wine of love removes these veils.
Drink with your head and your eyes --
Both your eyes,
and both your heads!

Your head of clay is from the earth,
Your pure awareness is from heaven.
O how vast is that treasure
     which lies beneath the clay!
Every head you see depends on it!

Behind every atom of this world
     hides an infinite universe.

O Saaqi, free us from the facade of this world.
Bring wine -- barrels full!
Our eyes see too straight --
     straight past the truth!

The Light of Truth shines from Tabriz.
It is beyond the beyond
     yet it is here,
     shining through every particle of this world.

 Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3756 on: December 05, 2016, 05:53:52 PM »

What one comes to Wu Hsin to get,
One does not get.
Wu Hsin only gives
What one already is.

Wu Hsin

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3757 on: December 05, 2016, 06:12:25 PM »

One can't have a piece of It.
It is all or nothing.
Make room;
It requires a lot of space.
Everything must go.

Wu Hsin

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3758 on: December 05, 2016, 06:14:16 PM »

Mind as mind knows no peace, and
Mind at peace is no mind at all.

Wu Hsin

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3759 on: December 19, 2016, 12:35:47 AM »

The Sage and the Peacock


A sage went out to till his field, and saw a peacock busily engaged in destroying his own plumage with his beak. At seeing this insane self-destruction the sage could not refrain himself, but cried out to the peacock to forbear from mutilating himself and spoiling his beauty in so wanton a manner. The peacock then explained to him that the bright plumage which he admired so much was a fruitful source of danger to its unfortunate owner, as it led to his being constantly pursued by hunters, whom he had no strength to contend against; and he had accordingly decided on ridding himself of it with his own beak, and making himself so ugly that no hunter would in future care to molest him. The poet proceeds to point out that worldly cleverness and accomplishments and wealth endanger man's spiritual life, like the peacock's plumage; but, nevertheless, they are appointed for our probation, and without such trials there can be no virtue.

Tear not thy plumage off it cannot be replaced;
Disfigure not thy face in wantonness, O fair one!
That face which is bright as the forenoon sun,
To disfigure it were a grievous sin.
'Twere paganism to mar such a face as thine!
The moon itself would weep to lose sight of it!
Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face?
Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself!
It is the claws of thine own foolish thoughts
That in spite wound the face of thy quiet soul.
Know such thoughts to be claws fraught with poison,
Which score deep wounds on the face of thy soul.
Rend not thy plumage off, but avert thy heart from it;
For hostility between them is the law of this holy war.
Were there no hostility, that war would be impossible.
If there is no lust, there could not be obedience to the law either.
Hadst thou no concupiscence there could be no abstinence.
Where no antagonist, what need is there of armies?
Ah! make not thyself an eunuch,  not a monk,
Because chastity is mortgaged to lust.
Without lust, denial of lust is impossible
No man can display bravery against the dead.
God says, "Expend;" -wherefore earn money.
Since expenditure is impossible without previous gain?
Although the passage contains only the word "Expend,"
Read "Acquire first, and then expend."
In like manner, when the King of kings says "Abstain,"
It implies an object of desire wherefrom to abstain.
Again, "Eat ye," is said recognising the snares of lust,
And afterwards, " Exceed not,"  to enjoin temperance.
When there is no subject,
The existence of a predicate is not possible.
Or, "If there be no supporter, there can be nothing supported."
When thou endurest not the pains of abstinence
And fulfillest not the terms, thou gainest no reward.
How easy those terms! how abundant that reward!
A reward that enchants the heart and charms the soul!

Maulana Jalalu-'d-din Muhammad Rumi
Masnavi I Ma'navi
Book V.
STORY III


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3760 on: December 19, 2016, 12:49:11 AM »

Complete surrender to God means giving up all thoughts
and concentrating the mind on Him.
If we can concentrate on Him,
other thoughts dissapear.
If the actions of the mind,speech and body are merged with God,
all the burdens of our life will be on Him.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3761 on: December 19, 2016, 01:14:03 AM »

With my Beloved i play the game of Love.
If i win,He is mine. If i lose,i am His.

Amir Khusro

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3762 on: December 27, 2016, 03:58:13 AM »

The vision of the eye is limited,
but the vision of the heart transcends
 all barriers of time and space.


Imam Ali

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3763 on: December 30, 2016, 08:27:36 PM »

We were green: we ripened and grew golden.
The Sea terrified us: we learned how to drown.
Squat and earthbound, we unfolded huge wings.
We started sober: are love's startled drunkards.

You hide me in your cloak of nothingness
Reflect my ghost in your glass of being
I am nothing, yet appear: transparent dream
Where your eternity briefly trembles.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3764 on: December 30, 2016, 08:32:41 PM »

The flower is not
Concerned about tomorrow.
It doesn't plan.
It doesn't worry about death;
Nor does it make effort to
Smell beautifully.
The flower teaches being,
Being what one is.

Wu Hsin