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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3855 on: September 30, 2017, 03:43:28 PM »

Every life becomes
Sheer wonderment when
The mental commentary is removed.
The cup of black tea is
Transformed into a holy moment.

Wu Hsin

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« Reply #3856 on: September 30, 2017, 03:59:38 PM »

While trying to turn your attention 180 degrees towards self, whenever
you feel your self-attention is becoming slack, do not try to keep
up the pressure. It is better to allow your attention to return to 0'
for a while, and then to make a fresh attempt. If you wish to punch
something, it is best to draw your fist right back, because then
your punch will have maximum impact. Likewise, if you start your
attempt to turn your attention selfwards from 0?, your effort will
have maximum force.
By incessantly repeating such fresh attempts, you will gradually be
able to turn your attention further and further towards self: 40?,60?,
75?,and more. In between each fresh attempt, you can usefully spend
the time you are resting at 0? (that is, attending to second and third
persons) by doing manana (thinking about Bhagavan's teachings) or
sravana (reading his teachings). At all times between such attempts
you should also take care to be indifferent to whatever experiences
may come, because you can then build a strong foundation of
vairagya (freedom from desire to attend to anything other than 'I')
and bhakti (love to attend only to 'I', from which you will sooner or
later be able to make your final leap, turning the full 180? towards self.

Sadhu Om
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3857 on: September 30, 2017, 04:07:10 PM »

The Source of being
Cannot be conceived.
Only objects are conceived,
While the subject remains
Finer than mist.
Wu Hsin advises to
Stop searching for
What cannot be found and
Instead realize that
One's inherent nature is that of
The sought.

Wu Hsin

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3858 on: September 30, 2017, 04:10:40 PM »

O Sunlight! Don't withhold Your loving radiance from us!
Aren't we sitting in the robes of Your radiance?

By Your radiance we are transformed into rubies,
it is because of You that we exist.

Dancing like particles before You;
in our yearning for You, we abandon all our chains.

Rumi
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3859 on: October 03, 2017, 02:22:18 PM »

Perseverance IS strength.

Japanese Proverb

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3860 on: October 03, 2017, 02:36:52 PM »

Everything that has a beginning, has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3861 on: October 03, 2017, 02:48:45 PM »

This aloneness is worth more than a thousand lives.
This freedom is worth more than all the lands on earth.
To be one with the truth for just a moment,
Is worth more than the world and life itself.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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« Reply #3862 on: October 03, 2017, 03:11:36 PM »

Blessed be Thy name, O Lord! And Thy will be done. Lord, we know that we are to submit;
Lord, we know that it is the Mother's hand that is striking, and "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak."
There is. Father of Love, an agony at the heart which is fighting against that calm resignation which Thou teaches".
Give us strength, O Thou who sawest Thy whole family destroyed before Thine eyes,
with Thine hands crossed on Thy breast.
Come, Lord, Thou Great Teacher, who has taught us that the soldier is only to obey and speak not.
Come, Lord, come Arjuna's Charioteer, and teach me as Thou once taughtest him,
that resignation in Thyself is the highest end and aim of this life,
so that with those great ones of old, I may also firmly and resignedly cry,
Om Shri Krishnarpanamastu!

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3863 on: October 03, 2017, 03:28:04 PM »

I swear, since seeing Your face,
the whole world is fraud and fantasy.


The garden is bewildered as to what is leaf
or blossom. The distracted birds
can't distinguish the birdseed from the snare.

A house of love with no limits,
a presence more beautiful than venus or the moon,
a beauty whose image fills the mirror of the heart.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3864 on: October 04, 2017, 03:50:53 AM »

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3865 on: October 06, 2017, 04:38:40 AM »

Subtle Degrees

Subtle degrees
of domination and servitude
are what we know as love

but love is different
it arrives complete
just there
like the moon in the window

like the sun
of neither east nor west
nor of anyplace

when that sun arrives
east and west arrive

desire only that
of which you have no hope
seek only that
of which you have no clue

love is the sea of not being
and there intellect drowns

this is not the Oxus River
or some little creek
this is the shoreless sea;
here swimming ends
always in drowning

a journey to the sea
is horses and fodder and contrivance
but at land?s end
the footsteps vanish

you lift up your robe
so as not to wet the hem;
come! drown in this sea
a thousand times

the moon passes over
the ocean of nonbeing

droplets of spray tear loose
and fall back on the cresting waves

a million galaxies
are a little foam
on that shoreless sea.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3866 on: October 06, 2017, 04:45:36 AM »

Proper Vocation

Nothing occupies us, Sir,
save service to that cupbearer;
Saki! Another round, please-
and deliver us from Good and Evil.
God, Sir, has created no one
without a proper vocation;
as for us, He has appointed the job
of permanent unemployment:
by day dancing in the light
like motes of dust;
by night, like stars, circumambulating
the moon-visaged beloved.
If He wanted us to work, after all,
He would not have created this wine;
with a skin-full of this, Sir,
would you rush out to commit economics?
What job could a drunkard do
other than the work of the wine itself?
That sacred vintage, transported across
earth and heaven to the Everlasting Refuge.
Drink mere worldly wine, sleep
one night and it passes;
drink from the flagon of the One and your head
will follow you to the grave.
The source of all mercy, Sir,
pours it out for free;
& these sakis treat us as sweetly
as nursemaids their children.
Drink, my heart, and go drunk,
introduce others to this pleasure
and God will keep you well supplied.
Where you witness some beauty
sit and be a mirror;
where you see ugliness
slip the looking glass back in its bag.
Wander happily about the streets
mingling with the young &
beautiful
reciting, ''Nay, I swear
by this city. . .''
bravo!
. . .ah, but my head,
my head is spinning from this wine;
I will dry up and be silent,
I will not sit here and count blessings
which mathematics cannot
comprehend.

Sufi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3867 on: October 06, 2017, 04:57:53 AM »

Just sit there right now
Don't do a thing
Just rest.

For your separation from God,
From love,

Is the hardest work
In this
World.

Hafiz

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3868 on: October 06, 2017, 05:10:19 AM »

KEEPING WATCH

In the morning
when I began to wake,
it happened again?

that feeling
that you, Beloved,
had stood over me all night
keeping watch,

that feeling
that as soon as I began to stir

you put your lips on my forehead
and lit the Holy Lamp
inside my heart.

Hafiz


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3869 on: October 07, 2017, 07:50:05 PM »

For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith
and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
But you, O man of God,
flee from these things and pursue righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.
Fight the good fight of the faith.
Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.

Timothy 6:10,11,12