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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4215 on: April 06, 2018, 04:11:18 AM »
Therefore, all that we are to practise is to be still (summa iruppadu) with the remembrance of the feeling 'I'. It is only when there is a slackness of vigilance during Self-attention that thoughts, which are an indication of it, will rise. In other words, if thoughts rise it means that our Self-attention is lost. It is only as a contrivance to win back Self-attention from thought-attention that Sri Bhagavan advised us to ask, 'To whom do these thoughts appear?' Since the answer 'To me? is only a dative form of 'I', it will easily remind us of the nominative form, the feeling 'I'. However, if we question, 'Who thinks these thoughts?', since the nominative form, the feeling'I', is obtained as an answer, will not Self-attention, which has been lost unnoticed, be regained directly? This regaining of Self-attention is actually being Self (that is, remaining or abiding as Self)! Such 'being' alone is the correct sadhana; sadhana is not doing, but being!!

"What our Lord Ramana firmly advises us to take to, as the greatest and most powerful tapas is only this much, 'Be still' (summa iru), and not anything as the duty to be performed by the mind."

Guru Vachaka Kovai, verse 773

Sri Sadhu Om
The Path of Sri Ramana Part One
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4216 on: April 06, 2018, 04:17:23 AM »

Those who take to the pure path of Self-enquiry are never derailed
because, like the sun,
this supremely direct path itself reveals to them
its own unchallengeable clarity and uniqueness.

393  Guru Vachaka Kovai
Sri Muruganar

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« Reply #4217 on: April 06, 2018, 04:23:02 AM »

Mrs. D. said there were breaks in her awareness and desired to know
how the awareness might be made continuous.
M.: Breaks are due to thoughts. You cannot be aware of breaks unless
you think so. It is only a thought. Repeat the old practice, 'To whom
do thoughts arise?' Keep up the practice until there are no breaks.
Practice alone will bring about continuity of awareness.


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4218 on: April 06, 2018, 04:30:33 AM »
Question: Ultimately all is experience. Whatever we think, feel, do is experience. Behind it is the experiencer. So all we know consists of these two, the experiencer and the experience. But the two are really one - the experiencer alone is the experience. Still, the experiencer takes the experience to be outside. In the same way the Spirit and the body are one; they only appear as two.
Nisargadatta: To the Spirit there is no second.
Question: To whom then does the second appear? It seems to me that duality is an illusion induced by the imperfection of the psyche. When the psyche is perfect, duality is no longer seen.
Nisargadatta: You have said it.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4219 on: April 06, 2018, 04:47:26 AM »
WHAT HURTS THE SOUL?

We tremble, thinking we're about to dissolve into nonexistence,
but nonexistence fears even more that it might be given human form!
Loving God is the only pleasure. Other delights turn bitter.
What hurts the soul?
To live without tasting the water of its own essence.
People focus on death and this material earth.
They have doubts about soul water.
Those doubts can be reduced! Use night to wake your clarity.
Darkness and the living water are lovers.
Let them stay up together.
When merchants eat their big meals and sleep their dead sleep,
we night-thieves go to work.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4220 on: April 06, 2018, 04:49:27 AM »

What's Not Here

I start out on this road,
call it love or emptiness.
I only know what's not here.

Resentment seeds, backscratching greed,
worrying about outcome, fear of people.

When a bird gets free,
it does not go back for remnants
left on the bottom of the cage.

Close by, I'm rain. Far off,
a cloud of fire. I seem restless,
but I am deeply at ease.

Branches tremble. The roots are still.
I am a universe in a handful of dirt,
whole when totally demolished.

Talk about choices does not apply to me.
While intelligence considers options,
I am somewhere lost in the wind.

Rumi


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« Reply #4221 on: April 06, 2018, 04:57:12 AM »

When I have you, the passions of love make me stay awake;
When you are not with me, I cannot sleep-I moan, I ache;
I'm awake the night you stay with me and the night you don't-
But look how those two nights are worlds apart.

Rumi
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4222 on: May 20, 2018, 01:02:53 AM »

Doing or not doing;
Pick either,
Only do not attach value to
The outcome of either.
In this manner,
The flow of peace
Remains uninterrupted.

Wu Hsin

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4223 on: May 20, 2018, 01:05:01 AM »

This longing,
too large for heaven and earth,
fits easily in my heart...

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4224 on: May 20, 2018, 01:21:47 AM »

A Single Brushstroke Down


Light dawns, and any talk of proof
resembles a blind man's cane at sunrise.

Remember the passage,
We are with you wherever you are.

Come back to that.
When did we ever leave it?

No matter we're in a prison of forgetting
or enjoying the banquet of wisdom,
we are always inside presence.

Drunkenly asleep, tenderly awake,
clouded with grief, laughing like lightning,
angry at war, quiet with gratitude, we are nothing
in this many-mooded world of weather
but a single brushstroke down,
speaking of presence.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4225 on: May 20, 2018, 01:47:08 AM »
   Talking through the Door

You said, Who's at the door?
I said, Your slave.

You said, What do you want?
To see you and bow.

We talked through the door. I claimed
a great love and that I had given up
what the world gives to be in that love.

You said, Such claims require a witness.
I said, This longing, these tears.

You said, Discredited witnesses.
I said, Surely not.

You said, Who did you come with?
This majestic imagination you gave me,

Why did you come?
The musk of your wine was in the air.

What is your intention?
Friendship.

Then you asked, Where have you been most comfortable?
In the palace.

What did you see there?
Amazing things.

Then why is it so desolate?
Because all that can be taken away in a second.

Who can do that?
This clear discernment.

Where can you live safely?
In surrender.

Is there no threat of disaster?
Only what comes in your street,
inside your love.

Now silence. If I tell you more of this conversation,
those listening would leave themselves.

There would be no more door,
no roof or windows either.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4226 on: May 20, 2018, 02:07:50 AM »

The Worm's Waking


This is how a human being can change.
There is a worm
addicted to eating grape leaves.

Suddenly, he wakes up,
call it grace, whatever, something
wakes him, and he is no longer a worm.

He is the entire vineyard,
and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,
a growing wisdom and joy
that does not need to devour.

Rumi


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« Reply #4227 on: May 21, 2018, 01:19:08 AM »

I went through a journey without I
There, my heart opened up to joy without I
The Beloved who always hid His face from me
Suddenly showed His beautiful face to me without I
I died from the pain of not finding you
A new birth came and I was reborn without I
Now I am always drunk without any wine
Now I am always happy and joyful without I
Do not ever remember me for who I was
I am the remembrance of me without I
I say happy and loving words without I
It is I who is always alive without I
All the doors of fortune and joy were closed on me
Suddenly they were opened to me without I
With I, even if I am a king, I am a slave of time
Without I, there is no slavery in all my kingdom
I am drunk with the wine from Shams Tabriz
May this drunkenness of love be always without I.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4228 on: May 21, 2018, 01:27:24 AM »

YOU ASK ME

YOU ASK ME Who are you,
and with such a shaky existence
how can you fall in love.

How do I know
who am I or where I am?
How could a simple wave
locate itself in an ocean?

You ask me
what am I seeking above and beyond
the pure light that I once was,
and why am I
imprisoned in this cage named body
and yet I claim to be a free bird.

How do I know how I lost my way;
I know for sure
I was all straight
before I was
seduced by love.

"RUMI, Fountain of Fire", ghazal number 1517,
translated April 1991 by Nader Khalili,
Burning Gate Press, Los Angeles


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4229 on: May 21, 2018, 01:51:11 AM »

Love is an emerald.
Its brilliant light wards off dragons
On this treacherous path.

Rumi