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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4200 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 #4201 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 #4202 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 #4203 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 #4204 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

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« Reply #4205 on: March 01, 2018, 02:16:03 AM »

When I decided to surrender myself,
What matters what went and what remained?
Thou, who showers Thine Grace
Unintermittent as unto mother.
Thou, Cloud of Bliss rising from the Ocean of Compassion!
Thou, my Lord, pray, speak!

Thayumanavar

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4206 on: March 04, 2018, 07:12:59 PM »

In this path He is my guide;
When i look for love He is my enchanter.
At the feast He is my wine and my sweets;
In the garden He is the scent of jasmine.

Mevlana Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4207 on: March 04, 2018, 07:17:42 PM »

Don't ask me about prayer rocks-
Anyplace i put my head is a prayer rock.
Don't talk of direction-
All six directions face Him.
Gardens,flames,nightingales,
whirling dance,and brotherhood-
Throw all these away
and trow yourself into His love.

Mevlana Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4208 on: March 06, 2018, 05:40:51 PM »

In every winter's heart there is a quivering spring,
and behind the veil of each night
there is a shining dawn.

Khalil Gibran
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4209 on: March 06, 2018, 05:51:53 PM »

I existed from all eternity and,
Behold,I am here;
And I shall exist till the end of time,
For my being has no end.

Khalil Gibran

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4210 on: March 06, 2018, 05:57:46 PM »

I will be waiting here....
For your silence to break,
For your soul to shake,
For your love to wake!

Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4211 on: March 06, 2018, 06:01:16 PM »

Of the sons of Pandu,
I am Arjuna!

Bhagavad Gita

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4212 on: March 06, 2018, 06:17:35 PM »

Among the sages,
 I am Vyasa!

Bhagavad Gita

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4213 on: March 06, 2018, 06:53:07 PM »

There are two Beings (Purushas) in the cosmos, the destructible and the indestructible.
The creatures are the destructible, the Kutastha is the indestructible.
But there exists Another, the Highest Being, designated the "Supreme Spirit"
-the Eternal Lord who, permeating the three worlds,
upholds them.

Bhagavad Gita
Chapter 15, verses 16?17;
by Paramahansa Yogananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4214 on: April 01, 2018, 10:40:49 PM »

How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves,
in foreign lands and journeys, in riches and glory, in great possessions and pleasures,
in diversions and vain things, which have a bitter end!
In the same thing to construct the tower of happiness outside of ourselves
as it is to build a house in a place that is consistently shaken by earthquakes.
Happiness is found within ourselves, and blessed is the man who has understood this.
Happiness is a pure heart, for such a heart becomes the throne of God.
Thus says Christ of those who have pure hearts:

"I will visit them, and will walk in them, and I will be a God to them, and they will be my people."

What can be lacking to them? Nothing, nothing at all! For they have the greatest good in their hearts:
God Himself!

St. Nectarios of Aegina