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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4185 on: February 23, 2018, 02:38:58 AM »
While I am talking about it ('I am') I take you to the source of the spring.
There, water is coming out in a trickle now.
This trickle subsequently becomes a river, an estuary, and finally the sea,
I take you to the source again and again.
Once you arrive at the source, you come to know that actually there is no water,
the water is purely the taste, the news that 'I am'.


What is your aim?
Do you really want what i am talking about?
You have heard what has been said.
Now live accordingly,and remain with it.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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« Reply #4186 on: February 24, 2018, 05:17:16 PM »

Love outlasts death and the ravages of time.
All those that I have loved before, in this or other lifetimes,
I love the same now.

Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

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« Reply #4187 on: February 24, 2018, 05:23:33 PM »

In this world, Mother, no one can love me.
In this world they do not know how to love me.
Where is there pure loving love? Where is there true love?
There my soul longs to be.

Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda

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« Reply #4188 on: February 24, 2018, 05:59:09 PM »
Whenever obstacles come on the path, think of them as "not me". Cultivate the attitude that the real you is beyond the reach of all troubles and obstacles. There are no obstacles for the Self. If you can remember that you always are the Self, obstacles will be of no importance.

One of the alvars [a group of Vaishnavite saints] once remarked that if one is not doing any spiritual practice one is not aware of any mind problems. He said that it is only when one starts to do meditation that one becomes aware of the different ways that the mind causes us trouble. This is very true. But one should not worry about any of the obstacles or fear them. One should merely regard them as being not me. They can only cause you trouble while you think that they are your problems.

The obstructing vasanas may look like a large mountain which obstructs your progress. Don't be intimidated by the size. It is not a mountain of rock, it is a mountain of camphor. If you light one corner of it with the flame of discriminative attention, it will all burn to nothing.

Sri Annamalai Swami



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4189 on: February 24, 2018, 06:10:47 PM »

Grace appears In the world
Like a giant cloud
Pouring refreshment
On the parched and on the thirsty.
The closed ones
Fail to partake
Fail to benefit
Because they are
Otherwise engaged.


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« Reply #4190 on: February 24, 2018, 06:36:52 PM »

The world is made of snow.
It falls and melts and falls again.

Do not be concerned with the snow.
Come toward the sound of my voice.
Move always in this direction.

Rumi

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« Reply #4191 on: February 24, 2018, 06:54:58 PM »

Is it really so
that the one I love is everywhere?

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4192 on: February 27, 2018, 12:13:25 AM »

Why Carry?


Hafiz,
Why carry a whole load of books
Upon your back
Climbing this mountain,
When tonight,
Just a few thoughts of God
Will light the holy fire.

Hafiz
from I Heard God Laughing

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« Reply #4193 on: February 27, 2018, 12:32:51 AM »

Forever Dance


I am happy even before i have a reason.

I am full of Light even before the sky

Can greet the sun or moon.


Dear companions,

We have been in love with God

For so very, very long.


What can Hafiz now do but Forever

Dance!


Hafiz


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« Reply #4194 on: February 27, 2018, 12:58:39 AM »

The Visions of Daquqi

Husam, tell about the visions of Daquqi,
who said, 'I have traveled east and west
not knowing which way I was going,
following the moon, lost inside God.'

Someone asked, 'Why do you go barefooted
over the stones and thorns.'

'What, he answered- What?

A bewildered lover does not walk on feet.
He or she walks on love. There are no "long"
or "short" trips for those. No time.

The body learned from spirit how to travel.
A saint's body moves in the unconditioned way,
though it seems to be in conditionedness.'

Daquqi said, 'One day I was going along
looking to see in people the shining of the Friend.
I came to the shore at twilight and saw
seven candles. I hurried along the beach
toward them. I was amazed. My amazement was amazed.
Waves of bewilderment broke over my head.'

Rumi
by Coleman Barks


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« Reply #4195 on: March 01, 2018, 01:09:12 AM »

Arriving beneath an expansive kadamba tree in full bloom,
He would wait for Me and glance around in anticipation.
When We would meet, He would fully dispel all My fears of
separation by reassuring Me with clever and flattering words.
With ravishing glances emitting waves of longing, He would
revel in loving pastimes with Me which are still alive in My heart of hearts.
I become more and more restless remembering that Hari.

from Gita Govinda
Sri Jayadeva

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« Reply #4196 on: March 01, 2018, 01:26:51 AM »

First I heard His magic flute from the kadamba grove,
And the next day the minstrel told me of Him and thrilled my soul;
Another day, O friend of my heart, you chanted His blessed name.
(Ah, the blessed name of Krishna, full of honeyed sweetness!)
The wise men, too, described to me His virtues without number.
I am a weak and simple girl, and stern, alas! are my elders;
My love for my Beloved grows; how can I live any longer?
After reflecting long, I find that I must die at last:
Can you not tell me a way, O friend, by which I may meet my Krishna?

From the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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« Reply #4197 on: March 01, 2018, 01:29:53 AM »

When I behold Thy peerless face, beaming with love, O Lord,
What fear have I of earthly woe or of the frown of sorrow?
As the first ray of the dawning sun dispels the dark,
So too, Lord, when Thy blessed light bursts forth within the heart,
It scatters all our grief and pain with sweetest balm.
When on Thy love and grace I ponder, in my heart's deepest depths,
Tears of joy stream down my cheeks beyond restraining.
Hail, Gracious Lord! Hail, Gracious One! I shall proclaim Thy love.
May my life-breath depart from me as I perform Thy works!

From the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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« Reply #4198 on: March 01, 2018, 01:35:46 AM »

Siva, Thy ready thunderbolt rules over meadows, hills, and sky!
O God of Gods! O Slayer of Time! Thou the Great Void, the King of Dharma!
Siva, Thou Blessed One, redeem me; take away my grievous sin.

Sweet is Thy name, O Refuge of the humble!
It falls like sweetest nectar on our ears
And comforts us, Beloved of our souls! . . .

From the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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« Reply #4199 on: March 01, 2018, 01:45:57 AM »

Sri Prahlada said:
'To listen, to sing, to remember Vishnu, to attend to His feet,
to offer worship and prayers, to become a servant, to be His best friend
and to surrender one's heart and soul.
This is the way one should relate to the Supreme Lord.
That I consider the best that one can learn.'

Srimad Bhagavata
Book 7,Chapter 5 23,24