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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3900 on: October 26, 2017, 07:46:38 PM »

Freedom means the power to act by soul guidance...
obeying the soul brings liberation.

 Paramhamsa Yogananda

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« Reply #3901 on: October 26, 2017, 07:50:58 PM »

A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.

- Chinese proverb

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« Reply #3902 on: October 26, 2017, 08:00:04 PM »

When the rose is gone and the garden faded
you will no longer hear the nightingale's song.
The Beloved is all; the lover just a veil.
The Beloved is living; the lover a dead thing.
If love withholds its strengthening care,
the lover is left like a bird without care,
the lover is left like a bird without wings.
How will I be awake and aware
if the light of the Beloved is absent?
Love wills that this Word be brought forth

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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« Reply #3903 on: October 26, 2017, 08:15:02 PM »

Weary not of us, for we are very beautiful;
it is out of very jealousy and proper pride that we entered the veil.
On the day when we cast of the body's veil from the soul,
you will see that we are the envy of despair of man and the Polestars.
Wash your face and become clean for beholding us,
else remain afar, for we are beloveds of ourselves.
We are not that beauty who tomorrow will become a crone;
till eternity we are young and heart-comforting and fair of stature.
If that veil become worn out, the beauty has not grown old;
the life of the Veil is transient, and we are boundless life.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3904 on: October 26, 2017, 08:19:20 PM »

Surrender.

Let Silence have you.

Papaji

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3905 on: October 28, 2017, 03:41:21 AM »

The Music


My friend, the stain of the Great Dancer has penetrated my body.
I drank the cup of music, and I am hopelessly drunk.
Moreover I stay drunk, no matter what I do to become sober.
Rana, who disapproves, gave me one basket with a snake in it.
Mira folded the snake around her neck, it was a lover's necklace, lovely!
Rana's next gift was poison: 'This is something for you, Mira.'
She repeated the Holy Name in her chest, and drank it, it was good!
Every name He has is praise; that's the cup I like to drink, and only that.
'The Great Dancer is my husband,' Mira says, 'rain washes off all the other colors.'

English version by Robert Bly
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« Reply #3906 on: October 28, 2017, 03:52:41 AM »

As the crowning meaning of Vedas rare;
As the perfection beyond the perception of celestials;
Of munis great, siddhas pure and the rest.
As the treasure that transcends cause;
As the immanence of fragrance
In flower, oil in sesamum seed and life within.
As the great Substance
Ever abiding in the center of turiya consciousness of purity -
That Substance,
Let us adore.

Tayumanavar
Prayer to the Being (8/12)

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3907 on: October 28, 2017, 04:05:23 AM »

We're here again with the Beloved.
This air, a shout. These meadowsounds,
an astonishing myth.
We've come into the Presence of the One
who was never apart from us.
When the waterbag is filling, you know
the Water-carrier's here!
The bag leans lovingly against Your shoulder.
"Without You I have no knowledge,
no way to touch anyone."
When someone chews sugarcane,
he's wanting this Sweetness.
Inside this globe the soul roars like thunder.
And now Silence, my strict tutor.
I won't try to talk about Shams.
Language cannot touch that Presence.


Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3908 on: October 28, 2017, 04:21:51 AM »

If God Invited You To A Party


If God
Invited you to a party
And said,

'Everyone
In the ballroom tonight
Will be my special
Guest...'

How would you then treat them
When you
Arrived?

Indeed, indeed!

And I know
There is no one in this world

Who
Is not upon
His Jeweled Dance
Floor

Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3909 on: October 29, 2017, 08:53:59 PM »

To your mind feed understanding,
to your heart, tolerance and compassion.
The simpler your life, the more meaningful.
The less you desire of the world,
the more room you will have in it
to fill with the Beloved.

Abul-Khayr

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3910 on: October 29, 2017, 09:29:56 PM »

Turn your face toward me,
    my dear one,
    Turn your face toward me!
    It is you who inserted the hook in me,
    It is you who pulls the cord.
    Turn your face toward me!
    The call to prayer came from your throne in heaven,
    The sound reverberated in Mecca.
    Turn your face toward me!
    Says Bulleh, I will not die,
    Though someone else may.
    Turn your face toward me!

Bulleh Shah

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3911 on: October 29, 2017, 09:34:18 PM »

HE ASKED FOR CHARITY

God came to my house and asked for charity.
And I fell on my knees and cried, "Beloved,
what may I give?"
"Just love," He said.
"Just love."

Saint Francis of Assisi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3912 on: October 29, 2017, 09:46:46 PM »

The sum total of our life is a breath
spent in the company of the Beloved.

Shaikh Abu Sa'id Abul-Khayr

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3913 on: October 29, 2017, 09:54:17 PM »

With her for guide, you shall never go astray;
while invoking her, you shall never lose heart;
so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception;
while she holds your hand, you cannot fall;
under her protection you have nothing to fear;
if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary;
if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.

Bernard of Clairvaux

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3914 on: October 29, 2017, 10:04:23 PM »

In the dead of night, a Sufi began to weep.
He said, "This world is like a closed coffin, in which
We are shut and in which, through our ignorance,
We spend our lives in folly and desolation.
When Death comes to open the lid of the coffin,
Each one who has wings will fly off to Eternity,
But those without will remain locked in the coffin.
So, my friends, before the lid of this coffin is taken off,
Do all you can to become a bird of the Way to God;
Do all you can to develop your wings and your feathers.

Farid ud-Din Attar
 translated by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut