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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4230 on: May 24, 2018, 01:38:36 AM »

Lightness

I saw you and became empty.
This emptiness, more beautiful than existence,
it obliterates existence, and yet when it comes,
existence thrives and creates more existence.

To praise is to praise
how one surrenders to the emptiness.

To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.
Praise, the ocean. What we say, a little ship.

So the sea-journey goes on, and who knows where?
Just to be held by the ocean is the best luck
we could have. It is a total waking-up.

Why should we grieve that we have been sleeping?
It does not matter how long we've been unconscious.
We are groggy, but let the guilt go.

Feel the motions of tenderness
around you, the  lightness.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4231 on: May 24, 2018, 01:42:22 AM »

The You Pronoun

Someone asked once, What is love?

Be lost in me, I said. You will know love when that happens.

Love has no calculating in it.
That is why it is said to be a quality of God and not of human beings.
God loves you is the only possible sentence.
The subject becomes the object so totally that it can't be turned around.
Who will the you pronoun stand for if you say, You love God?

Rumi
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4232 on: May 24, 2018, 02:09:18 AM »
Let people say whatever they like, stick to your own convictions,
and rest assured, the world will be at your feet.
They say, 'Have faith in this fellow or that fellow', but, I say,
'Have faith in yourself first'. that's the way.


Be sincere and do your duty. Everything will come all right.
Truth must triumph.

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4233 on: May 24, 2018, 02:18:09 AM »
28 Where the topics of Lord Krsna are present there also are all the demigods, sages, philosophers, saints and holy places of pilgrimage.

29 By hearing the topics of Lord Hari the hearers become great saints free of all distress. They who hear the beautiful and auspicious topics of Lord Hari become holy places of pilgrimage..

30 Speaking the glories of Lord Hari, and delivering hundreds and hundreds of listeners, they purify the entire world.

31 Simply by asking his question, the inquirer purifies his family. Simply by hearing the hearer, purifies his family and all his relatives.

32 Pure as if he had performed austerities for hundreds of births, he is born in Bharata-varsa. Hearing the nectar of topics about Lord Hari, his life is a success.

33-34 The nine kinds of devotional service are: 1. Always worshipping the Lord, 2. Offering obeisances to Him, 3. Chanting His mantras, 4. Serving Him, 5. Remembering Him, 6. Glorifying Him, 7. Hearing His glories, 8. Yearning to attain Him, and 9. Surrendering to Him. Hearing of them, he performs these kinds of devotional service. In this way his birth in Bharata-varsa bears its fruits.

35 For him there are no obstacles. He lives a long life and never perishes. As a snake will not approach Garuda, so time does not approach him.

36 Lord Hari does not leave him for even a moment. Headed by anima-siddha, the mystic perfections approach, eager to serve him.

37 By Lord Krsna's order, day and night the sudarsana-cakra stays by his side to protect him. Who can attack him? What can an attacker do to him?

38 As crickets, seeing a fire, will not approach, so Yamaraja's servants do not approach him, even in his dreams.

39 Diseases, calamities, sufferings, and obstacles do not approach him. O sage, afraid of its own death, death itself will not approach him.

40 The rsis, munis, siddhas, and all the demigods become pleased with him. By Lord Krsna's mercy he is always fearless and happy.

Brahma-vaivarta Purana
Chapter One



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4234 on: May 28, 2018, 02:17:16 AM »

Why don't you plead to God?
Wake up in the middle of the night,
get up,and prostrate yourself twice.
Need!
Put your face on the ground and rain down tears.
The heart is greater than the heaven and the circling spheres.,
so why do you constrict it with thoughts
and whispering doubts?
Why should you make the pleasant world
your narrow prison?
Happy is the one whose eyes sleep
and whose heart does not sleep.
Woe on the one whose eyes does not sleep
but whose heart does sleep.
Do not grieve if the darkness becomes long.
When the darkness becomes long,
after that the brightness will be long.
Lights are all friends of each other.
Even after a thousand years,
these words will reach those for whom they are intended.

Rumi
Shams Tabrizi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4235 on: May 28, 2018, 02:23:29 AM »

The fruit of my life is no more than three words-
Raw,Cooked,Burned.

Rumi-Shams Tabrizi
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4236 on: May 28, 2018, 02:41:24 AM »

I am calling...

I am calling to you from afar
Calling to you since the very beginning of days
Calling to you across millennia
For aeons of time.
Calling, calling... Since always...
It is part of your being, my voice
But it comes to you faintly and you only hear it sometimes.
"I don't know", you may say
But somewhere you know
"I can't hear", you say, "what is it and where?"
But somewhere you hear, and deep down you know.
For I am that in you which has always been
I am that in you which will never end
Even if you say, "Who is calling?"
Even if you think, "Who is that?"
Where will you run? Just tell me
Can you run away from yourself?
For I am the Only One for you
There is no other
Your Promise, your Reward I am alone
Your Punishment, your Longing
And your Goal.

Ibn Arabi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4237 on: May 28, 2018, 03:14:10 AM »
I know where Krishna tarries in these early days of Spring,
When every wind from warm Malay brings fragrance on its wing;
Brings fragrance stolen far away from thickets of the clove,
In Jungles where the bees hum and the Koil flutes her love;
He dances with the dancers, at the merry morrice one,
All in the budding Spring-time, for 'tis sad to be alone.


Where -- as if warm lips torched sealed eyes and waked them -- all in bloom
Opens upon the mangoes to feel the sunshine come;
And Atimuktas wind their arms of softest green about,
Clasping the stems, while calm and clear great Jumna spreadeth out;
There dances and there laughs thy Love, with damsels many a one,
In the rosy days of Spring-Time, for he will not live alone.

Geeta Govinda
Jayadeva

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4238 on: May 28, 2018, 03:21:46 AM »
And as if -- far wandered --
The traveller should hear
The bird of home, the Koil,
With nest-notes rich and clear;
And there should come one moment
A blessed fleeting dream
Of the bees among the mangoes
Beside his native stream;
So flash those sudden yearnings,
That sense of a dearer thing,
The love and lack of Radha
Upon his soul in spring.

Geeta Govinda
Jayadeva


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4239 on: May 28, 2018, 03:36:17 AM »

What shall I speak of that Love Divine!
Thou, who flourishes
in Vedanta and Siddhanta that are renowned and precious,
(As also)in the beginning and the end'.

Tayumanavar
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4240 on: May 28, 2018, 06:56:17 AM »
Jewell,
Nice verse from Thayumanavar's Chinmayananda guru (verse 7)...this is not translated properly...('In the finite end of vedanta-siddhanta )

It should be :
"Thou who flourishes in Vedanta and Siddhanta that are renowned and precious,
(As also)in the beginning and the end (adhi and antam)"

what is conveyed is  the timeless essence that is nondual.

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."-Jesus,the Christ.


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4241 on: May 29, 2018, 02:32:32 AM »
Dear Sri Ravi,

Beautiful coincidence. Last night i wondered where have You been these days.

Thank You for correction,i changed it.

Quote
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."-Jesus,the Christ.

I always loved this sentence...


With love,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4242 on: May 29, 2018, 02:54:51 AM »

With clouds for garments glorious thou dost fare,
Veiling thy dazzling majesty and might
As when Yamuna saw thee with the share
A peasant -- yet the King of Day and Night.

from Geeta Govinda
Jayadeva


So beautiful!
https://youtu.be/vyvpPipUdXs

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4243 on: May 29, 2018, 04:06:56 AM »

Call me, and though Hell-fire lie between,
My love will make it easy to pass through the flames.

Abu Sa'id ibn Abi
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4244 on: July 15, 2018, 03:18:00 AM »

When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
? When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
Never give up!
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!


Rumi