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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4275 on: July 29, 2018, 03:00:10 AM »

Don't become disheartened by thinking,
'When shall I obtain the bliss of yoga, the state of the Self?'
because the true state of Self-knowledge is always the same,
shining timelessly without spatial coordinates such as near and far.

Guru Vachaka Kovai 781
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« Reply #4276 on: July 29, 2018, 03:05:55 AM »

The profound yet simple words of this extraordinary teacher
are designed to jolt us into awareness of our original nature.
Like the Zen masters of old, Nisargadatta's style is abrupt, provocative, and immensely profound-
-cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials.
His terse but potent sayings are known for their ability to trigger shifts in consciousness,
just by hearing, or even reading them.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4277 on: July 29, 2018, 03:40:23 AM »

Hold on to the knowingness, not words,
whatever you are, be there effortlessly, absolutely
without effort, affirm what you have heard,
the listener and the listened matter is ultimately useless.
The five elemental essence, activated by three gunas, is beingness.
When you know you are not the
beingness, let be the beingness, you are not concerned.
All talk is because of beingness, the beingness
is doing all the talking, not you.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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« Reply #4278 on: July 29, 2018, 03:45:33 AM »

He was a triumphant example,
a living realization of the  complete renunciation of lust and money. 
He was far beyond any idea of either; and such a man was necessary for this  present age.
Such renunciation is necessary in these days
when men have begun to think that they cannot live even a  month
without what they call their 'necessities,'
while at the same time they are increasing in geometrical ratio. 
It was   necessary in a time like this - 
one man should arise to demonstrate to the skeptics of the world
that he cared not a straw for all the gold
and all the wealth that was in the universe.


Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #4279 on: July 29, 2018, 03:55:20 AM »
All thinking obviously is conditioned; there is no such thing as free thinking. Thinking can never be free, it is the outcome of our conditioning, of our background, of our culture, of our climate, of our social, economic, political background. The very books that you read and the very practices that you do are all established in the background, and any thinking must be the result of that background. So if we can be aware-and we can go presently into what it signifies, what it means, to be aware-perhaps we shall be able to uncondition the mind without the process of will, without the determination to uncondition the mind. Because the moment you determine, there is an entity who wishes, an entity who says, 'I must uncondition my mind.' That entity itself is the outcome of our desire to achieve a certain result, so a conflict is already there. So, it is possible to be aware of our conditioning, just to be aware-in which there is no conflict at all. That very awareness, if allowed, may perhaps burn away the problems.

Jiddu Krishnamurti



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4280 on: July 29, 2018, 04:03:43 AM »

He is the husband of the lady who gave birth to our Subrahmanya!
He has manifested as the Deity in the Tirukkara temple in Tirukkadampur
located in the south!
His duty is to protect me!
My duty is to serve Him selflessly!

Saint Appar

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4281 on: October 24, 2018, 11:15:47 PM »

Ma, You're Inside Me

Ma, You're inside me;
who says You keep Your distance, Syama?
You're a stony girl, terrible illusion,
dressing in many guises.
For different methods of prayer You put on
the five chief forms.
But once someone realizes
the five are one,
there'll be no escape for You!
Understanding the truth,
he won't encumber You with false worship
and You'll have to stop
as if You'd sneezed
to take his burdens.

Once he knows the value of gold
will he welcome glass
by mistake?

Prasad says, My heart is shaped like a flawless lotus.
I place You there, my mental Goddess:
Now dance!

Ramprasad Sen
from Singing to the Goddess:
Poems to Kali and Uma
from Bengal by Rachel Fell McDermott


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4282 on: October 27, 2018, 03:10:57 AM »

Each soul runs from poverty and destruction. How sad!
It is running away from happiness and joy.
No one can triumph before being destroyed.
O Beloved! Reconcile me with destruction.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4283 on: October 27, 2018, 03:45:19 AM »

Ghazal 119

I don't need
a companion who is
nasty sad and sour;

the one who is
like a grave
dark depressing and bitter.

A sweetheart is a mirror,
a friend a delicious cake,
it isn't worth spending
an hour with anyone else.

A companion who is
in love only with the self
has five distinct characters:

stone hearted,
unsure of every step,
lazy and disinterested,
keeping a poisonous face.

The more this companion waits around
the more bitter everything will get;

just like a vinegar
getting more sour with time.

Enough is said about
sour and bitter faces.

A heart filled with desire for
sweetness and tender souls
must not waste itself with unsavory matters.
 
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4284 on: October 27, 2018, 04:55:32 AM »

Siva said : -
''Though I was (originally) in the form of fire, my
remaining (now) as a Hill of subdued Light is due to my
grace in order to protect the world. Moreover, I ever abide
here as a Siddha (a sage named Arunagiri Yogi). Know
that within me shine caves surging with many
enjoyments (Bhogas)".

Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam
Siva Vachanam
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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« Reply #4285 on: October 27, 2018, 05:04:48 AM »

O Beloved.. if Thou, who hast already claimed
me through Thy Grace, now does not show
Thyself to me who am in agony in this world of
cruel illusion because of the wistful longing for Thee,
what will happen to me when this body dies?
O Sun to the suns, can the lotus blossom
whithout seeing the Sun?

Sri Arunachala Pathikam Verse 1
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4286 on: October 28, 2018, 08:25:23 PM »
Dearest Jewel, welcome back!

i am so grateful to behold your gracious sharing again!

Thank you!!!

All Love,
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4287 on: October 29, 2018, 08:42:38 PM »
My dear friend,

You always welcome me with sweet and kind words. Thank You so much for this!

Something for You,


Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love,
which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.

Rumi

With all love,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4288 on: November 15, 2018, 03:29:58 AM »

ARISE, My child, and go forth a man! Bear manfully what is thy lot to bear; that which comes to thy hand to be done, do with full strength and fear not. Forget not that I, the giver of manhood, the giver of womanhood, the holder of victory, am thy Mother.

Think not life is serious! What is destiny but thy Mother's play? Come, be My playfellow awhile,--meet all happenings merrily.

Murmurest thou of need of purpose? Think'st thou the ball is purposeless, with which the Mother plays? Know'st thou not that Her toy is a thunderbolt, charged with power to shatter the worlds, at the turn of Her wrist? Ask not of plans. Needs the arrow any plan when it is loosed from the bow? Such art thou. When the life is lived, the plan will stand revealed. Till then, O child of time, know nothing!

My sport is unerring. For that alone set forth on the day's journey. Think it was for My pleasure thou camest forth into the world, and for that again, when night falls, and My desire is accomplished, I shall withdraw thee to My rest. Ask nothing. See nothing. Plan nothing. Let My will flow through thee, as the ocean through an empty shell.

But this thing understand. Not one movement shall be in vain. Not one effort shall fail at last. The dream shall be less, not greater, than the deed.

from Kali the Mother
by Sister Nivedita
(Margaret E. Noble)



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4289 on: November 15, 2018, 06:02:42 AM »

Look at my shallow face, but say nothing.
Look at this infinite pain, and for God's sake, say nothing.

Look at this bleeding heart, eyes like the River Jeyhun.
No matter what you see, pass by. Don't ask, say nothing.

Yesterday you appeared at the door of the heart's house.
Your image knocked and said: Come, open the door, say nothing.

I put my hand to my mouth and said: Woe to my broken heart.
He said: I'm yours, don't bite your hand, say nothing.

 Since you are my surna, don't sing without my lips.
Until I play you like a harp, not a word about music. Say nothing.

I said: How long will you drag my soul around the world?
He said: Wherever I drag you, come quickly. Say nothing.

I said: While I say nothing, do you want me
to burn? Are you saying: Come in and say nothing?

He smiled like a rose and said: Come in and see.
This fire is jasmine, green leaves and roses. Say nothing.

 The fire became roses and spoke. It told me:
Except for our beloved's love and kindness, say nothing.

Rumi
D 2217 Chehre-ye zadrd-e