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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4050 on: December 02, 2017, 09:52:12 PM »

Searching for you, I discovered the moon's light in my own house
Searching for you, I found that Like are united to Like
What are these constantly changing playful forms?
There is only you, my Mother. There is only you.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4051 on: December 02, 2017, 09:56:51 PM »

Silence the tongue, still the mind, close the holy books
Let there be not even a Hum
Then all that is seen, and the seer himself, shall merge and dissolve
Only the moon's sweet nectar will be that which ultimately remains.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4052 on: December 03, 2017, 09:56:36 PM »

The 'I Am' is a useful pointer; it shows where to seek, but not what
to seek. Just have a good look at it. Once you are convinced that
you cannot say truthfully about yourself anything except 'I Am',
and that nothing can be pointed at, can be your self, the need for
the 'I Am' is over- you are no longer intent on verbalizing what you
are. All definitions apply to your body only and to its expressions.
Once this obsession with the body goes, you will revert to your
natural state. We discover the natural state by being earnest, by
searching, enquiring, questioning daily and hourly, by giving one's
life to this discovery.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4053 on: December 03, 2017, 10:09:44 PM »

For meditation you should sit with identification with the
knowledge 'I Am' only and have confirmed to yourself that you are
not the body. You must dwell only in that knowledge 'I Am' - not
merely the words 'I Am'. And the indwelling knowledge that you
are, without words, that itself you are. In that identity you must
stabilize yourself. And then whatever doubts you have will be
cleared by that very knowledge, and everything will be opened up
to you.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4054 on: December 03, 2017, 10:13:58 PM »

Surrendering

If you persist in trying to attain what is never attained (It is Tao's gift),
If you persist in making effort to obtain what effort cannot get,
If you persist in reasoning about what cannot be understood,
You will be destroyed by the very thing you seek.

To know when to stop,
To know when you can get no further by your own action,
This is the right beginning!

Chuang Tzu, Trans. T.Merton


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4055 on: December 03, 2017, 10:19:57 PM »

"The meaning of the centrally important part of the Upanishads is:
'Have no expectation.'
That is the greatest mystery."

 Shri Sadguru Siddharameshwar Maharaj

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4056 on: December 03, 2017, 10:26:46 PM »

You have undone the knot which shows no beginning and no end.
And now,should you not like a mother complete the task,
O Arunachala!

Arunachala Akshara Mana Maalai,
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4057 on: December 03, 2017, 11:36:15 PM »

Chant the Name of the Lord and his glory unceasingly,
That the mirror of the heart may be wiped clean.

Sri Chaitanya

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4058 on: December 03, 2017, 11:56:40 PM »
He promised he'd return tomorrow

He promised he'd return tomorrow.
And I wrote everywhere on my floor:
"Tomorrow."

The morning broke, when they all asked:
Now tell us, when will your "Tomorrow" come?
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, where are you?
I cried and cried, but my Tomorrow never returned!

Vidyapati says: O listen, dear!
Your Tomorrow became a today
with other women.

Vidyapati
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from http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4059 on: December 04, 2017, 12:14:07 AM »

She has been suffering from the devastating heat of separation for a long
time, so I cannot predict her behaviour. What will she do? What will she say?
Alas! In the absence of Radha, my wealth, my relatives, my life, my home and
everything seem worthless.

Jayadeva
from Geeta Govinda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4060 on: December 04, 2017, 12:27:28 AM »

'Ye noble self like the divine doctor!
All the illness of Cupid-stricken Rādhā
can be cured very well
only by the ambrosia
of your loving embrace.
If you do not make her
free from this grief so far,
O Dear Upendra!
Really very cruel
more than the thunderbolt you are.'


Jayadeva
From Geeta Govinda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4061 on: December 05, 2017, 12:33:36 AM »

The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains,
skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall,
he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
My beloved spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Song of Solomon

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4062 on: December 05, 2017, 12:59:37 AM »

To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand.
He uses both.

St Catherine of Siena

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4063 on: December 05, 2017, 01:22:01 AM »

O thou who art my soul's comfort in the season of sorrow,
O thou who art my spirit's treasure in the bitterness of dearth!
That which the imagination has not conceived, that
which the understanding has not seen ,
By thy grace I keep fixed on eternity my amorous gaze,
Except, O king, the pomps that perish lead me astray.
The favour of that one, who brings glad tidings of thee,
Even without thy summons, is sweeter in mine ear than songs.
In the prostrations of prayer thought of thee, O lord,
Is necessary and binding on me as the seven verses.
To thee belongs mercy and intercession for the sin of infidels:
As regards me, thou art chief and principal of the stony-hearted.
If a never-ceasing bounty should offer kingdoms,
If a hidden treasure should set before me all that is ,
I would bend down with my soul, I would lay my face in the dust,
I would say, Of all these the love of such a one for me!'

"Selected Poems from the Divani Shamsi Tabriz"
Edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4064 on: December 05, 2017, 01:28:55 AM »

Love has no labels,no definitions.
It is what it is,pure and simple.
Love is the water of life,
And a lover is a Soul of fire!
The Universe turns differently
When fire loves water.

Shams Tabrizi
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