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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3840 on: August 24, 2017, 01:31:17 PM »
If anyone was 'anonymous' in the truest sense of the word, it was Maurice Frydman.
Five foot nothing, Maurice moved with some of the great Indian figures of his time
 including Gandhi, Nehru, and Jai Krishnamurti.
Sometimes, truly great people, who have shaped and helped to transform the lives of countless beings,
remain unknown and unheralded until long after their passing.
Maurice Frydman was one of those rare beings in whom the spirit of compassion flowed spontaneously
without any attachment to 'doer-ship' or 'outcome.' Although he was a philanthropist in every sense of the word,
it was of a very different kind from what we usually see. Yet it is because he was so unassuming
and genuinely 'ego-less' that his activities were and continue to be so powerful in their effects.
Great compassion flows spontaneously and reaches far, wide and deep.
It has no boundaries and is by nature non-sectarian.


He was a remarkable man, humble, devout, compassionate to the core of his being
and generous to a fault.

Maurice Frydman died in Bombay on March 9th of 1976 with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by his side.
A beautiful event ended this incredible life.
During his last days, Frydman got a visit by a professional nurse he did not know.
The nurse had been visited in a dream by an old man in a loin cloth who told her to go and take care of Frydman.
Frydman refused to accept the nurse's offer. But, as she was leaving the house she walked past a picture in the hallway
and recognised the old man whom she had seen in her dream.
Upon telling Frydman this, he accepted her offer and allowed her to take care of him.

The picture: was Sri Ramana Maharshi who had left his body over three decades prior.

From "Ever Here Now'-A Remarkable Man, Maurice Frydman
by Lyse Mai Lauren

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3841 on: August 24, 2017, 01:43:35 PM »

My association with my Guru was scarcely for two and a half years. He was staying some 200 kilometers [120 miles] away, and he would come here once every four months, for fifteen days. This [realization] is the fruit of that. The words he gave me touched me very deeply. I abided in one thing only: the words of my Guru are the truth, and he said, "You are the Parabrahman [Absolute Reality]." No more doubts and no more questions on that. Once my Guru conveyed to me what he had to say I never bothered about other things- I hung on to the words of the Guru.
(Prior to Consciousness, pp. 1-2, April 4, 1980)

My Guru told me: "...Go back to that state of pure being, where the 'I am' is still in its purity before it got contaminated with 'I am this' or 'I am that.' Your burden is of false self-identifications-abandon them all."
My guru told me, "Trust me, I tell you: you are Divine. Take it as the absolute truth. Your joy is divine, your suffering is divine too. All comes from God. Remember it always. You are God, your will alone is done." I did believe him and soon realized how wonderfully true and accurate were his words. I did not condition my mind by thinking, "I am God, I am wonderful, I am beyond." I simply followed his instruction, which was to focus the mind on pure being, 'I am,' and stay in it. I used to sit for hours together, with nothing but the 'I am' in my mind and soon the peace and joy and deep all-embracing love became my normal state. In it all disappeared-myself, my guru, the life I lived, the world around me. Only peace remained, and unfathomable silence.
(I Am That, Dialogue 51, April 16, 1971)
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3842 on: August 24, 2017, 02:03:03 PM »

Let some say that Supreme is Shiva.
Let some say that Supreme is Brahma or Vishnu.
Let some say that Sakti and Sivam are Supreme.
Let some say that it is with form.
Let some say that it is formless.
But we have come to know that all forms
are only our Guru.

Vemba Anandi,v.8
Tattuvaraya

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3843 on: September 04, 2017, 08:23:53 AM »




Love is not different from the Self.
Love of an object is of an inferior order and cannot endure.
Whereas the Self is Love, in other words, God is Love.

                                                                        Maharshi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3844 on: September 06, 2017, 01:14:13 PM »
Beautiful post,dear Nishta.

And beautiful truth!

With love,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3845 on: September 13, 2017, 04:25:24 PM »

One has to work in the world; naturally, carry on your worldly affairs,
but understand that which has come about by itself - that is, this body, mind and consciousness
 - has appeared in spite of the fact that nobody has asked for it.
I did not ask for it; it has come upon my original state
which is timeless, spaceless and without attributes.
So that whatever has happened is doing this business in the world.
The life force and the mind are operating, but the mind will tempt you to believe that it is 'you'.
Even if the mind tells you that you are the one who is acting, do not believe the mind.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3846 on: September 13, 2017, 04:54:27 PM »

We are like a bow in the grip of God's hand.
God sends us out upon various tasks.
In reality God is the agent, not the bow.
The bow is merely an instrument, unaware and unconscious of God,
so that the world's apparent order can be maintained.
Mighty indeed is the bow that becomes aware of the Bowman's hand!

Rumi

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« Reply #3847 on: September 13, 2017, 05:03:25 PM »

There exists an inherent tension between
That which is personal and
That which is impersonal.
The desire to transcend the personal
Arises from the impersonal.
Since that which is personal would
Never agree to its own demise,
Who will bring about the transcendence?

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« Reply #3848 on: September 13, 2017, 05:11:26 PM »

Though Destiny a hundred times waylays you,
in the end it pitches a tent for you in Heaven.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3849 on: September 22, 2017, 01:15:08 PM »

Greeting to the Holy Virgin


Hail, O virgin Birth-giver of the Lord! Mary full of grace,
the Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
For thou has born the Savior of our souls.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3850 on: September 22, 2017, 04:59:59 PM »

O Longing Mind


O longing mind,
consecrate your being to pure love.
Turn every thought to Goddess Tara.
She will bear you tenderly across the raging sea
of separation and individuality.

Be utterly dedicated to her reality.
Cry aloud Ma Kali, Ma Kali.
Know that she can clarify
the inconceivable maze of relativity.
To hope for assistance and guidance through this world
from wealth, relatives, and religious rites
provides no profound solution.
Have you forgotten that everyone is lost?

Where are you now? Why are you traveling?
This cosmos is the strange theater where souls act,
wearing various costumes and disguises.
This intricate play of transparent energy
is initiated, sustained, and dissolved by Kali,
who is the dream power of Absolute Reality.
At this very moment, you are resting
on the vast lap of Mother?s cosmic dream
that you misperceive
as the narrow prison of suffering.
Why abandon the kingdom of awareness
to obsession with self and disdain for others,
to hollow passion and abject clinging?
You are creating a disease without a remedy.
The brief day of your earthly life is almost over.
Meditate now on beautiful Black Tara.
She is seated upon the jewel island of essence
in the transparent sea of ultimacy.

This poet sings drunkenly:
?Tara! Tara! Tara!
Your name is ambrosia.
May all beings enter the secret sanctuary
through this name,
tasting your unique sweetness,
self-luminous awareness.?

by: Ramprasad Sen
Lex Hixon from Mother of the Universe


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3851 on: September 22, 2017, 05:06:38 PM »

Does Suffering Scare Me?


Does suffering scare me? O Mother,
Let me suffer in this world. Do I require more?
Suffering runs ahead of me and runs after me.
I carry it on my head and set up a stand
In the bazaar to peddle it.
I'm a poison worm, I thrive on poison.
I carry it wherever I go.

Prasad says: Mother, lift off my load.
I need a little rest. It's amazing!
Others brag about their happiness,
I brag about my suffering.

Ramprasad Sen


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« Reply #3852 on: September 22, 2017, 05:11:38 PM »

Ma, You're inside me;
who says You keep Your distance, Syama?
You're a stony girl, terrible illusion,
dressing in many guises.

Ramprasad

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« Reply #3853 on: September 22, 2017, 06:10:30 PM »

The most exalted experience of bliss
in any realm of being
is directly knowing the universal Mother,
the supremely blissful one.
Ecstatic lovers of Kali the Sublime
are not pilgrims to sacred shrines,
for they hear all existence
singing the glory of the Goddess.

Ramprasad

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« Reply #3854 on: September 30, 2017, 03:27:46 PM »

Last night I learned how to be a lover of God
To live in this world and call something my own

I looked inward
And the beauty of my own emptiness
Filled me till dawn
It enveloped me like a mine of rubies
Its hue clothed me in red silk

Within the cavern of my soul
I heard the voice of the lover crying
Drink now! Drink now!

I took a sip and saw the vast ocean
wave upon wave caressed my soul
The lovers of God dance around
And the circle of their steps
becomes a ring of fire around my neck

Heaven calls me with its rain and thunder
A hundred thousand cries
Yet I cannot hear

All I hear is the call of my Beloved.

Mathnawi V: 3307-3319,
Rumi