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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4110 on: December 21, 2017, 10:07:17 PM »

Do not seek illumination
unless you seek it as a man
whose hair is on fire seeks a pond.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4111 on: December 21, 2017, 10:46:40 PM »

Our Religion is like no Other


Our laws are different from other laws.
Our religion is like no other.

It is different from the seventy-two sects.
We are guided by different signs,
In this world an hereafter.

Without cleansing of visible waters,
without any movement of hands, feet, or head-
we worship

Whether at the Kaaba, in the mosque, or in ritual prayer,
everyone carries their own disease.

Which labels refer to whom, no one really knows.
Tomorrow it will be clear who abandoned the  religion.

Yunus, renew your soul, be remembered as a friend,
Know this power. Listen with the ears of love.

- Yunus Emre


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4112 on: December 21, 2017, 10:57:16 PM »

Love is always a whisper, not even a dialoge.
It does not shout,it is not loud.
Love is not even laughter,it is only a smile.
It is like the soft fragrance of a flower:
it does not attack,it is not aggressive.
It permeates,it pervades,it overwhelms,but it doesn't conquer.
It shows how to surrender,and in that very surrender
is its secret of victory.

Osho

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4113 on: December 22, 2017, 11:45:20 PM »
Learning is one thing; and unlearning is another.
The process of spiritual attainment is through unlearning....
Spiritual attainment, from beginning to end, is unlearning what one has learnt.
But how does one unlearn?
One can do it by becoming wiser.
The more wise one becomes, the more one is able to contradict one's own ideas.

Now you may ask: Is this unlearning forgetting all that one learns? Not at all; that is not necessary. This unlearning is to be able to say with reason, with logic, the contrary to what you know. When you are accustomed to say, This is wrong, this is right, this is good and this is bad, this is greater and this is small, this is higher and this is lower, this is spiritual and this is material. If you can use the opposite words for each with reason and with logic, naturally you have unlearned what you had once learned. It is after this that the realization of truth begins, because then the mind is not fixed. And it is then that one has become alive, for the soul has been born.

Mental purification therefore is the only method by which one can reach the spiritual goal. In order to accomplish this, one has to look at another's point of view. For in reality every point of view is one's own point of view. The vaster one becomes, the greater the realization that comes to one, the more one sees that every point of view is all right.

Is to be able to see the right of the wrong and the wrong of the right, and the evil of the good and the good of the evil. It is a difficult task, but once one has accomplished this, one rises above good and evil. Mental purification means that impressions such as good and bad, wrong and right, gain and loss, and pleasure and pain, these opposites which block the mind, must be cleared out by seeing the opposite of these things.

What one learns in life is most useful after one has attained spiritual realization, in order to express it, but it can only be a hindrance in progress in the spiritual path unless one knows how to unlearn...

Unlearning is looking at things from an opposite point of view, seeing things from another angle as clearly as one is able to see from the angle from which one is used to looking at them. It is this experience that leads one to perfection.

In what way does the Sufi discover that life in him which was never born and will never die? By self-analysis but according to what mystics know of self-analysis: to understand what this vehicle we call the body is to us, what relation we have to it, and to understand what this mind, what we call mind, consists of. And then to ask: What am I? Am I this body? Am I this mind?

The same body and mind which cause one mortality at least in thought this very body and mind then become the means of saving him from being drowned in the waters of mortality. Really mortality is our conception; immortality is reality. We make a conception of mortality because we do not know the real life. By the realization of the real life the comparison between it and mortality makes us know that mortality is non-existent. Therefore, it would not be an exaggeration if I said that the work of the Sufi is unlearning.

Hazrat Inayat Khan


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4114 on: December 23, 2017, 12:15:29 AM »
Knowledge has been labelled as "knowledge", but Reality has really no name. In the pure knowledge "I am", there is a modification or movement in the form of the world. As the mind changes, that knowledge also changes. Modification is a state or a stage, whereas Reality is beyond all modifications. Thus, there is as much a difference between the pure knowledge "I am" and the Final Reality as there is between darkness and light. Samartha Ramdas says, "Where there is a contact between the steady and unsteady, the intellect is confused." According to this statement, the last misunderstanding or delusion lies here.

Before the knowledge "I am" dawns, forgetfulness is mistaken for knowledge. In the same way, when true knowledge is underdeveloped, it is mistaken for perfect knowledge ["I am"], which is the last stage of "absence of modification" or Final Reality. And when the aspirant embraces that ["I am"], his progress is arrested here. Samartha Ramdas has compared this type of an undeveloped Self-realised being to a man who is awakened in a dream and thinks he is awake. Yet he is snoring! "You think that this is wakefulness, but your illusion has not yet gone!", is the warning given by Samartha Ramdas to this type of being. That Supra-causal body, in which the gross and subtle bodies are like a dream, is itself like a dream in the pure knowledge "I am". There is bondage in ignorance and liberation in knowledge, but when both ignorance and knowledge are not there, how could the idea of bondage or liberation exist?

The Vedas and scriptures talk up to the point of the Supra-causal body. Until then, it is the primary premise or the theory. In the field of knowledge beyond the Supra-causal body is the proven final conclusion [siddhanta], and the cancelling of all that has been laid down is right here. When all phenomena is destroyed or annihilated, whatever remains is your real nature. It is impossible to describe it in words. Where the knowledge of words is proven to be ignorance, where consciousness becomes non-consciousness, and where all remedies recommended by the scriptures are only hindrances, you will see for yourself how you reach that highest point. The Satguru brought you to the threshold and pushed you inside, but the Satguru cannot show you the beauty or the panorama within. You have to seize the treasure, the trophy, yourself. Now, after all this has been said, there remains nothing that can be conveyed through words. Words were used for whatever had to be told. That which cannot be conveyed by words has now been entrusted to you. We can only inspire you to be an aspirant, but you have to become a siddha [liberated being] by yourself. We have reached the end of the exposition. Words are redundant. One thing is clearly enunciated here, and that is

"All praises to the Satguru".

Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj
from The Master key of Self Realization


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4115 on: December 23, 2017, 12:29:46 AM »

Please cut away this veil of maya,
take away the darkness of this body,
remove the restlessness of my spirit;
O Lord,White as Jasmine,
May Your Grace loosen
the bonds of the world that bind me.

Mahadevi Akka

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4116 on: December 23, 2017, 01:06:22 AM »

Come ,come,for you will not find another friend like me;
Where,indeed,in both worlds is a Beloved like me?
Come,come,do not pass your days in every direction,
for there is no other market elsewhere for your money.
You are like a dry water conduit,and i am like the rain,
you are like a ruined city and i am like the architect.
Except in serving me,which is the sunrise of joy,
man have never seen and never will see any mark of happiness.
In sleep you see a thousand moving forms,
when sleep has gone,you see not a single creature.
Close the eye of wrong and open the eye of intelligence,
for the carnal soul has fallen like an ass, and concupiscence is the halter.
Seek sweet syrup from the garden of love,
for human nature is a vinegar-seller and a crusher of unripe grapes.
Come,think of me who gave you thought;
if you are buying rubies,at least buy from me mine.
Clap hands for joy for Him from whose sea is the foam,
for there is no grief nor sorrow happening to Him.
Have you ever seen Majnun have affection with two Lalis?
Why not desire only one face and one chin?
There is such a Moon hiding in the night of your being;
why do you not pray at midnight?

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4117 on: December 24, 2017, 02:59:26 AM »

The sky is clouded; and the wood resembles
The sky, thick arched with a black tamala boughs;
Oh Radha, Radha! Take this soul that trembles
In life's deep midnight, to thy Golden house.
So Nanda spoke - and led by Radha's spirit,
The feet of Krishna found the road aright;
Wherefore, in bliss which all high hearts inherit,
Together taste they love's divine delight.

The Gita Govinda
Jayadeva
by Edwin Arnold

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4118 on: December 24, 2017, 03:06:10 AM »

God became Krishna and Radha -
Love flows in thousands of coils.
Whoso wants, takes it.
Love flows in thousands of coils -
The tide of love and loving past,
And fills the soul with bliss and joy!

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4119 on: December 24, 2017, 03:53:17 AM »

Gabriel revealed to You,the Virgin,to rejoice,
with the voice of the wisdom of all the Bishops-
To You, the Holy Ark,
as was said by the righteous David;
You've appeared to be bigger than the Heavens,
carrying with You Your Creator;
Glory to the one that dwells inside of You!
Glory to the one that has come through You!
Glory to the one that has freed us all by Your birth!

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4120 on: December 24, 2017, 06:43:31 AM »

With Your Birth Christ our God
in everything the light of prosperity shines,
for that light is the teacher of the ones who are serving the stars,
to bow to Thee,the Sun of Justice,
and to recognize Thee from the heights of the East,
Lord,
Glory to Thee.

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« Reply #4121 on: December 24, 2017, 06:47:56 AM »
He had no other occupation in life, no other thought except that one, that he was a spirit. He was a disembodied, unfettered, unbound spirit. And not only so, but he, with his marvellous vision, had found that every man and woman, whether Jew or Gentile, whether rich or poor, whether saint or sinner, was the embodiment of the same undying spirit as himself. Therefore, the one work his whole life showed was to call upon them to realise their own spiritual nature. Give up, he says, these superstitious dreams that you are low and that you are poor. Think not that you are trampled upon and tyrannised over as if you were slaves, for within you is something that can never be tyrannised over, never be trampled upon, never be troubled, never be killed. You are all Sons of God, immortal spirit. 'Know', he declared, 'the Kingdom of Heaven is within you.' 'I and my Father are one.' Dare you stand up and say, not only that 'I am the Son of God', but I shall also find in my heart of hearts that 'I and my Father are one'? That was what Jesus of Nazareth said. He never talks of this world and of this life. He has nothing to do with it, except that he wants to get hold of the world as it is, give it a push and drive it forward and onward until the whole world has reached to the effulgent Light of God, until everyone has realised his spiritual nature, until death is vanished and misery banished.

Swami Vivekananda



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« Reply #4122 on: December 24, 2017, 06:57:07 AM »

Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come.

Revelation 4:8

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« Reply #4123 on: December 29, 2017, 02:50:40 AM »

Name Of God

He who utters the Name of God while walking
gets the merit of a sacrifice at every step
His body becomes a place of pilgrimage.
He who repeats God's Name while working
always finds perfect peace.
He who utters the Name of God while eating
gets the merit of a fast
even though he has taken his meals.
Even if one were to give in charity
the whole world encircled by the seas
it would not equal the merit of repeating the Name,
By the power of the Name
one will know what cannot be known,
One will see what cannot be seen,
One will speak what cannot be spoken,
One will meet what cannot be met.
Tuka says.
Incalculable is the gain that comes
From repeating the Name of God.

Sant Tukaram

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4124 on: December 29, 2017, 03:00:19 AM »

Mother God

Mother-God,
Set me within the safe defences of Thy pity:

In ignorance and folly I have wasted all my days,
My soul is base:

Thy gift of life is squandered,
My latest days go fleeting by,
And fear grips hard upon me:

Far have I travelled,
Yet little fruit have I of all my wandering:

I have forgotten Thee,
Forgive me, save me
Show me Thy love,
And set me close by Thee, sure fenced from fear and doubt.

Sant Tukaram