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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3945 on: November 07, 2017, 03:48:34 AM »

Yesterday you appeared at the door of the heart's house.
Your image knocked and said: Come, open the door, say nothing.
 
I put my hand to my mouth and said: Woe to my broken heart.
He said: I?m yours, don;t bite your hand, say nothing.
 
Since you are my surna, don't sing without my lips.
Until I play you like a harp, not a word about music. Say nothing.
 
I said: How long will you drag my soul around the world?
He said: Wherever I drag you, come quickly. Say nothing.
 
I said: While I say nothing, do you want me
to burn? Are you saying: Come in and say nothing?
 
He smiled like a rose and said: Come in and see.
This fire is jasmine, green leaves and roses. Say nothing.
 
The fire became roses and spoke. It told me:
Except for our beloved's love and kindness, say nothing.

Rumi


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« Reply #3946 on: November 07, 2017, 04:03:37 AM »

He said: If you are filled with my passion,
not a hair of you will remain.
 
I'm a candle that burns to ashes
any moth who comes too close.
 
I told him: Burn me as much as you want,
my remains will still smoke of your love.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3947 on: November 07, 2017, 04:16:20 AM »

I came for the sake of love-devotion;
seeing the world, I wept.
Mira is the maidservant of the Mountain-Holder:
now with love He takes me across to the further shore.

Mirabai

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« Reply #3948 on: November 07, 2017, 02:02:10 PM »
Krishna is utterly incomparable, he is so unique. Firstly, his uniqueness lies in the fact that although Krishna happened in the ancient past he belongs to the future, is really of the future. Man has yet to grow to that height where he can be a contemporary of Krishna's. He is still beyond man's understanding; he continues to puzzle and battle us. Only in some future time will we be able to understand him and appreciate his virtues. And there are good reasons for it.
The most important reason of Krishna greatness is that,it is He who reached the absolute height and depth of religion, and yet he is not at all serious and sad, not in tears. By and large, the chief characteristic of a religious person has been that he is somber, serious and sad-looking -like one vanquished in the battle of life, like a renegade from life. In the long line of such sages it is Krishna alone who comes dancing, singing and laughing.

Krishna alone accepts the body in its totality. He accepts life in all its facets, in all its climates and colors. He alone does not choose he accepts life unconditionally. He does not shun love; being a man he does not run away from women. As one who has known and experienced God, he alone does not turn his face from war. He is full of love and compassion, and yet he has the courage to accept and fight a war. His heart is utterly non violent, yet he plunges into the fire and fury of violence when it becomes unavoidable. He accepts the nectar, and yet he is not afraid of poison.
In fact, one who knows the deathless should be free of the fear of death. And of what worth is that nectar which is afraid of death? One who knows the secret of non-violence should cease to fear violence. What kind of non-violence is it that is scared of violence? And how can the spirit, the soul, fear the body and run away from it? And what is the meaning of God if he cannot take the whole of this world in his embrace?
Krishna accepts the duality, the dialectics of life altogether and therefore transcends duality. What we call transcendence is not possible so long as you are in conflict, so long as you choose one part and reject the other. Transcendence is only possible when you choicelessly accept both parts together, when you accept the whole.

There is perhaps no one like Krishna, no one who can accept and absorb in himself all the contradictions of life, all the seemingly great contradictions of life. Day and night, summer and winter, peace and war, love and violence, life and death - all walk hand in hand with him.

 His significance, his greatness lies in the fact that he is all things together, all things rolled into one, all contradictions living hand in hand, and there is a great harmony in all his contradictions. He can play the flute and he can dance, and with the same ease he can fight his enemy in the battlefield with his chakra, his wheel-like weapon. And there is no contradiction between the two roles. He can play pranks with the girls of his village, running away with their clothes when they are bathing in the river, and he can also make the most profound statements like in the GEETA. He can be a thief and a perfect yogi together. Krishna is one person in so many diverse roles - and that is his grandeur, his glory.

Osho



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3949 on: November 07, 2017, 02:34:02 PM »
Krishna says in the Gita to Arjuna,
"Fight, but fight with absolute surrender to God. Become a vehicle."
 Now, to surrender means absolute awareness, otherwise you cannot surrender.
Surrender means dropping the ego, and ego IS your unconsciousness.
Krishna says, "Drop the ego and then leave it to God. Then let his will be done.
Then whatsoever happens is good."

Osho


"Do not yield to unmanliness, O son of Pritha. It does not become you.
Shake off this base faint-heartedness and arise,
O scorcher of enemies!"

Bhagavad Gita

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3950 on: November 08, 2017, 02:59:56 AM »

Where can you find a man like him?
Study what he wrote, and learn from his teachings,
for if you do, you will gain immense strength.
Take advantage of the fountain of wisdom, of Spirit,
and of fire that flowed through Vivekananda!

Jawaharlal Nehru
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3951 on: November 08, 2017, 03:05:03 AM »

I cannot write about Vivekananda without going into raptures.
Reckless in his sacrifice, unceasing in his activity, boundless in his love,
profound and versatile in his wisdom, exuberant in his emotions...
I can go on for hours and yet fail to do the slightest justice to that great man.
He was so great, so profound, so complex.
He was a Yogi of the highest spiritual level, in direct communion with the Truth,
who consecrated his whole life to the moral and spiritual uplift of humanity,
that is how I would describe him. If he had been alive, I would have been at his feet.

Subhash Chandra Bose

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3952 on: November 08, 2017, 03:07:01 AM »

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assisi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3953 on: November 08, 2017, 03:38:47 AM »

Ghazal 2133

Wake up, wake up
this night is gone
wake up

abandon abandon
even your dear self
abandon

there is an idiot
in our market place
selling a precious soul

if you doubt my word
get up this moment
and head for the market now

don't listen to trickery
don't listen to the witches
don't wash blood with blood

first turn yourself upside down
empty yourself like a cup of wine
then fill to the brim with the essence

a voice is descending
from the heavens
a healer is coming

if you desire healing
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill

Translated by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Fountain of Fire
Cal-Earth, September 1994


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3954 on: November 08, 2017, 03:44:43 AM »

We live on a blue planet
that circles around a ball of fire,
next to a moon that moves the sea,
and you do not believe in miracles?

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3955 on: November 09, 2017, 03:27:36 AM »

Bhagavan always radiated tremendous peace, but on
those occasions when crowds were attracted to the Ashram
such as Jayanthi, Mahapooja, Deepam and such functions,
this increased to an extraordinary degree. The numbers
seemed to call up some reserve of hidden force, and it was
a great experience to sit with him at such times. His eyes
took on a far-away look and he sat absolutely still as if
unconscious of his surroundings, except for an occasional
smile of recognition as some old devotee prostrated.

SADHU ARUNACHALA
(Major A. W. Chadwick)
A Sadhu's Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi

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« Reply #3956 on: November 09, 2017, 03:43:38 AM »

Bhagavan never encouraged people who came and
started to confess their sins. He would not allow them to
continue but shut them up by telling them not to dwell
on the past but to find out who they were now in the
present. The point was not the act but attachment to it
that mattered. Dwelling on it in retrospect was the worst
thing they could possibly do. This itself was attachment.

A Sadhu?s Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi
SADHU ARUNACHALA
(Major A. W. Chadwick)

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3957 on: November 09, 2017, 03:48:47 AM »

Though we talk as though he (the Master) were dead,
he is indeed here and very much alive,
as he promised,
in spite of appearances.

Major A. W. Chadwick

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3958 on: November 09, 2017, 04:16:23 AM »

To the Paramahamsa Ramakrishna Deva

Diverse courses of worship
from varied springs of fulfillment
have mingled in your meditation.
The manifold revelation of the joy of the Infinite
has given form to a shrine of unity in your life
where from far and near arrive salutations
to which I join my own.

Rabindranath Tagore

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3959 on: November 09, 2017, 04:26:50 AM »

THE AWAKENING

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

I tried to remember in my heart
what I?d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
of life

I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
slowly slowly
made me recall everything

You amuse me with your touch
although I can?t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven?t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.

But it is you who keeps me alive

Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.

Rumi