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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4320 on: April 08, 2019, 05:21:59 AM »

The soul, a stranger in the world, is yearning for the city of placelessness;
why, O why does the bestial spirit continue so long to graze?
Pure, goodly soul, how long will you journey on?
You are the King's falcon; fly back toward the Emperor's whistle!

Mystical poems of Rumi
Translated by A.J. Arberry

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« Reply #4321 on: April 08, 2019, 05:48:17 AM »

How sweet it is to give speech and head, to converse with his lip,
 especially when he opens the door and says, 'Good sir,come in!'
To the dry lip he tells the story of the fountain of Khidar;
according to the stature of the man the tailor of his love cuts the gown.
The fountains become drunken through the intoxication of his eye;
the trees are dancing before the gentle breeze of dawn.
The nightingale says to the rosebush, 'What is in your heart?
Declare it this instant. No other is near; only you and I.'
The rosebush answers, 'So long as you are with yourself,entertain not this ambition.
Make a special effort to transport the burden of your selfhood out of this earthly abode.
'The eye of the needle of this passion is narrow;
 know for a cer-tainty that it will not admit any thread
when it perceives it to be of double strand.
Behold how the sun is up to the throat in fire, so that through its face
the face of the earth may become full of light.
When Moses proceeded towards the burning bush, the bush said,
'I am the water of Kauthar; take off your shoes, and come!
Do not fear my fire, for I am water and sweet at that; you have come to prosperity;
the seat of honour is yours, welcome!
You are a pearl of pure lustre, a ruby of the mine, the soul of place and placelessness;
you are the nonpareil of the age; where are other creatures beside you?'

Mystical poems of Rumi
Translated by A.J. Arberry


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« Reply #4322 on: April 08, 2019, 05:57:44 AM »

Have you ever seen any lover who was satiated with this passion?
Have you ever seen any fish that had become satiated with this sea?
Have you ever seen any image that was fleeing from the engraver?
Have you ever seen any V'amiq asking pardon of Adhr'a?
In separation, the lover is like a name empty of meaning;
but a meaning such as belovedness has no need of names.

Mystical poems of Rumi
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« Reply #4323 on: April 08, 2019, 06:14:39 AM »

You are the sea, I am a fish-hold me as you desire;
show compassion, exercise kingly power
-without you, I remain alone.
..
Without you, the world is a torment;
may it not be without you for a single instant;
by your life I implore this,
for life without you is a torture and an agony to me.

Mystical poems of Rumi
Translated by A.J. Arberry

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« Reply #4324 on: April 10, 2019, 04:06:01 AM »

As the Beginning, Middle and End
With bonds none,
As Light, filled within and without,
And as Bliss, thou art, my Lord!
Is it meet that Thou fail to instruct
Thy devotee, too, in the way of Bliss?
What shall I do, small as I am?
The mind in constant agitation is pulling me apart
And the sense door burns deadlier than fire!

Thayumanavar
Siva's Will (4/10)
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4325 on: April 10, 2019, 04:15:37 AM »

Soul, if you want to learn secrets,

your heart must forget about
shame
 and dignity.
You are God's lover,

yet you worry
what people
are saying.

Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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« Reply #4326 on: April 10, 2019, 04:43:56 AM »

Not in vain is My Promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.

Sai Baba of Shirdi

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« Reply #4327 on: April 10, 2019, 04:52:02 AM »

The people of this world are like the three butterflies in front of a candle's flame.
The first one went closer and said:I know about love.
The second one touched the flame lightly with his wings and said:
I know how love's fire can burn.
The third one threw himself into the heart of the flame and was consumed.
The alone knows what true love is.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4328 on: April 10, 2019, 05:27:46 AM »

Dark Friend, What Can I Say?


Dark Friend, what can I say?
This love I bring
from distant lifetimes is ancient,
do not revile it.
Seeing your elegant body
I am ravished.
Visit our courtyard, hear the women
singing old hymns
On the square I've laid
out a welcome of teardrops,
body and mind I surrendered ages ago,
taking refuge
wherever your feet pass.
Mira flees from lifetime to lifetime,
your virgin.

Meerabai
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4329 on: April 12, 2019, 03:19:25 AM »

Love,
what sort of thing are you?
You carry so much along.

You gather many together,
and then scatter them.

You love to stay home
and let everything else keep watch at your door.

Love,
You are the mother.
every human being is your child.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4330 on: April 12, 2019, 03:41:06 AM »
Friends,

This is one of many beautiful and very helpful videos i came across on this subject. Never heard of Sri Swami Yatiswarananda,but found His words very inspiring. Now i saw He was vice-president of Ramakrishna Order.

Those sincere aspirants who want to lead a spiritual life must go through these extremely important lessons (Part 1 - 6) because the knowledge you gain from here is very rare and priceless. These lessons will help you a lot in dealing with various difficulties and struggles that are unavoidable in spiritual life. Great monk Swami Yatiswarananda explains about the difficulties, dangers and serious problems that are lying ahead on the way of a sincere spiritual aspirant. This is part 4/6.

https://youtu.be/6WzMW-67Hts

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4331 on: April 12, 2019, 04:12:29 AM »

Submission does not mean being weak or passive.
It leads to neither fatalism nor capitulation. Just the opposite.
True power resides in submission a power that comes within.
Those who submit to the divine essence of life
will live in unperturbed tranquillity and peace
even the whole wide world goes through turbulence after turbulence.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4332 on: April 12, 2019, 04:32:39 AM »

Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light,
heart-sweetening light!

Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the centre of my life;
the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love;
the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth.

The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light.
Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light.

The light is shattered into gold on every cloud,
my darling, and it scatters gems in profusion.

Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling, and gladness without measure.
The heaven's river has drowned its banks and the flood of joy is abroad.

Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4333 on: April 13, 2019, 04:57:58 PM »
Dear Friends,

I wish to post one beautiful video,which is basically about the Danube through Serbia. I love so much the narration and the spirit in which it is made.
Danube is my sweet inspiration,my great love. It is written in Srimad Bhagavatam that all the rivers are the Lord's veins,and indeed they are. Like a Guru,he always comforted me,gave me tremendous peace,showed me what perseverance is. How softness of a heart is the source of the great strength,that flow is all what is important-never to be stuck anywhere,and that there is always solution to every problem.

This is as well the story of my 'Mother by birth'-beautiful and quiet Serbia.

Now,my love swings back from her to my other love-glorious India,my sweet spiritual Mother. I am sure we have know each other before...

For all my friends who never had opportunity to visit this part of the Europe,the grand and majestic Danube:

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4334 on: April 13, 2019, 05:05:23 PM »

Always be fearless. Man has become a slave due to fear.
You must become fearlessness.
Faced with either happiness or misery,
why should we not think that everything might be occurring for the good?
Keep your faith in the unseen, adrishta.
Adrishta, the unseen, means that which is beyond the realm of reason.
Jnanis, the "knowledgeable ones," understand this and go their own way.
Wherever God has put us, live there happily.

Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj