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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3870 on: October 07, 2017, 08:13:32 PM »

And we know that God works all things together
for the good of those who love Him,
who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3871 on: October 11, 2017, 03:59:39 AM »

That Mother who is manifest in all beings-Her we salute.
She whom the world declares to be the great Maya. Her we salute.
Thou Giver of all Blessings, Thou the Giver of Strength,
Thou the Giver of Desires, Thou the Merciful One,
To Thee our salutation, Thee we salute Thee we salute,.
Thou terrible black night-Thou the night of Delusion,
Thou the night of Death.
To Thee our salutation-Thee we salute, Thee we salute.

Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #3872 on: October 11, 2017, 04:10:35 AM »

He whom the sages have been seeking in all these places is in our own hearts;
the voice that you heard was right, but the direction you gave to the voice was wrong.
That ideal of freedom that you perceived was correct, but you projected it outside yourself,
 and that was your mistake.
Bring it nearer and nearer, until you find that it was all the time within you,
it was the Self of your own self.
That freedom was your own nature, and this Maya never bound you.
Nature never has power over you.
Like a frightened child you were dreaming that it was throttling you, and the release from this fear is the goal:
not only to see it intellectually, but to perceive it, actualise it, much more definitely than we perceive this world.
Then we shall know that we are free.
Then, and then alone, will all difficulties vanish, then will all the perplexities of heart be smoothed away,
all crookedness made straight, then will vanish the delusion of manifoldness and nature;
and Maya instead of being a horrible, hopeless dream, as it is now will become beautiful,
and this earth, instead of being a prison-house, will become our playground,
and even dangers and difficulties, even all sufferings, will become deified and show us their real nature,
will show us that behind everything, as the substance of everything,
He is standing, and that He is the one real Self.

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3873 on: October 11, 2017, 04:22:10 AM »

The breeze is making for righteousness.
The seas are showering blessings on us-
Our Father in Heaven is blissful,
The trees in the forest are blissful, so are the cattle.
The very dust of the earth is luminous with bliss-
It is all bliss,
-all bliss-all bliss.

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3874 on: October 11, 2017, 04:30:50 AM »

When i say the word 'You'
I mean a hundred Universes.
Let your eyes get used to Light,
Don'n miss Your Own Splendor.
The robe we wear is the Sky's cloth,
Everything is Soul and Flowering.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3875 on: October 14, 2017, 02:33:48 PM »
THE BELIEVER IN THE IMPERSONAL

 
Dr. H., of the small group of Americans, who spent a
few weeks in the Ashram in February 1936, asked Sri
Maharshi if there exists such a thing as a Personal God.
Bhagavan. Yes, Ishvara.
Dr. H. (with astonishment) What? with eyes, nose, ears, etc.?
Bh. Yes, if you have them why should not God also have
them?
C. When I read in the Kabbala and the Puranas that God has
these organs, I laugh.
Bh. Why don?t you laugh at yourself for having them?

THE PHILOSOPHER

April, 1943. A young man in his teens, with blushing
cheeks and a very soft, timorous voice asked:?
Youth. Swami, can I see God in this life? ......
Bhagavan. (gently smiling) First tell me who is the ?I? in
your question; who, what, and where God is, and what
do you mean by "life"?
The youth dropped his eyes and remained silent.
An elderly man from the back rushed forward, produced
a pencil, wrote a question on a piece of paper and handed it
to the Maharshi. Bhagavan read it and smiled broadly. It was
a question on Time and Space.
Bhagavan. May I know who is putting this question ? Space,
yourself, or Time?
Visitor. Of course I.
Bh. Do you know that I?
V. (after a little hesitation) Leave the I-question to the
philosophers and answer my question.
Voice. What? Is Time or Space dearer to you than your
own self?
Bh. (seeing the visitor nonplussed) All these questions are
superfluous. One thing you must bear in mind is that
no question can be solved without Self-knowledge. On
the realisation of the Self everything becomes clear and
all problems are solved.

 THE PEDANT

On a summer morning a middle-aged Tamilian entered
and sat for about half an hour. His restlessness and rolling
eyes suggested that he had something weighty on his mind.
At last he spoke with an assumed humility, particularly as he
chose to speak in English.
Visitor. Swami, we ignorant people read so much, hoping to
have an inkling of Truth, but, alas, the more we read the
more Truth recedes from our ken. I have read all the Western
philosophers from Descartes to Bertrand Russell ? they are
all useless. But our Rishis differ among themselves. Shankara
says, "Go on repeating ?I am Brahman? and you become
Brahman." Madhvacharya says that the Soul is ever separated
from Brahman. You say "Enquire 'who am I' and you will
arrive." Many other teachers gave many other solutions. Is
this not puzzling? Which of you is right?
V. (Having waited in vain for about five minutes, he
resumed with a mildly raised tone) Swami, which way
am I to go?
Bh. (with a gentle wave of the hand) Go the way you came.

From Guru Ramana
S.S. Cohen


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3876 on: October 14, 2017, 02:46:40 PM »

A book is being read in which a question occurs whether
the world was created for happiness or misery. All eyes turn
to Sri Bhagavan for the answer.

Bhagavan: Creation is neither good nor bad; it is as it is. It is
the human mind which puts all sorts of constructions
on it, as it sees things from its own angle and as it suits
its own interests. A woman is just a woman, but one
mind calls her 'mother, another 'sister, and still another
'aunt' and so on. Men love women, hate snakes, and are
indifferent to the grass and stones by the roadside. These
connections are the causes of all the misery in the world.
Creation is like a peepul tree: birds come to eat its fruit,
or take shelter under its branches, men cool themselves
in its shade, but some may hang themselves on it. Yet
the tree continues to lead its quiet life, unconcerned with,
and unaware of, all the uses it is put to. It is the human
mind that creates its own difficulties and then cries for
help. Is God so partial as to give peace to one person and
sorrow to another? In creation there is room for
everything, but man refuses to see the good, the healthy
and the beautiful, and goes on whining, like the hungry
man who sits beside a tasty dish and, instead of stretching
out his hand to satisfy his hunger, he goes on lamenting.
Whose fault is it, God's or man's? But fortunately for
man, God, in His infinite mercy, never forsakes him. He
always gives him new chances by providing Gurus and
Scriptures to guide him to find the errors of his ways
and ultimately gain eternal happiness.

Visitor. We know that the pleasures of this world are useless
and even painful, yet we long for them. What is the way
of ending that longing?

Bhagavan. Think of God and attachments will gradually drop
from you. If you wait till all desires disappear to start
your devotion and prayer, you will have to wait a very,
very long time indeed.

From Guru Ramana
S.S. Cohen


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3877 on: October 14, 2017, 02:56:15 PM »

O love the LORD, all you His godly ones!
            The LORD preserves the faithful
            And fully recompenses the proud doer.

      Be strong and let your heart take courage,
            All you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 31;23,24

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3878 on: October 14, 2017, 03:20:30 PM »

In human beings,
There is a need
To create order
Out of what is
Perceived to be chaos.
This ordering mechanism is
The mind.
As such, the mind seeks causes
To explain what it
Doesn't understand.
Is the carrot the cause of the chicken soup
Or is it the chicken
Or is it the broth
Or is it the cook?
With the apperception that
Everything is perfect as it is, that
Everything causes everything else,
The mind, as fixer,
As judge,
As organizer,
Loses its relevance.

Wu Hsin

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3879 on: October 16, 2017, 12:09:16 AM »

I carry your heart with me


I carry your heart with me,i carry it in
my heart;i am never without it...
anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling.
                                                     
I fear no fate,for you are my fate,my sweet,i want
no world ,for beautiful, you are my world,my true,
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you.

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows,
here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud,
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide,
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart.

I carry your heart...i carry it in my heart.

E. E. CUMMINGS


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3880 on: October 16, 2017, 12:15:17 AM »

Keep Up Your Promise

Take my arm
and keep up your promise!
They call you the refugeless refuge,
they call you redeemer of outcasts.
Caught in a riptide
in the sea of becoming,
without your support I'm a shipwreck!
You reveal yourself age after age
and free the beggar
from her affliction.

Dark One, Mira is clutching your feet,
at stake is your honor!

Mirabai


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3881 on: October 16, 2017, 12:21:50 AM »

Mira is Steadfast

I will not be restrained now, O Rana,
Despite all you do to block my path.

I have torn off the veil of worldly shame;
Only the company of Saints is dear to me.

Merta, my parents' home, I have left for good.
My surat and nirat, awakened,
Now shine bright.

My master has revealed to me
The mirror within my own body;
Now I'll sing and dance in ecstasy.

Keep to your self your gems and jewelry;
I have discarded them all, O Rana.

My true Lord I have come to behold;
None knows of this wealth within the body.

I fancy not your forts and palaces
Nor want silken robes wrought with gold.

Mira, unadorned and unbedecked,
Roams intoxicated in the Lord's love.

English version by V. K. Sethi
Mirabai


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3882 on: October 16, 2017, 09:19:27 AM »
Trust your emotion. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity: yet when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee.

Self Reliance-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3883 on: October 18, 2017, 11:09:04 PM »

Sit,Be still
and listen,
because you are drunk
and we are
at the edge
of the roof.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3884 on: October 18, 2017, 11:15:40 PM »

Deep listening

Listen, and feel the beauty of your separation,
the unsayable absence.

There is a moon inside every human being.
Learn to be companions with it.

Give more of your life to this listening.

As brightness is to time,
so you are to the one who talks
to the deep ear in your chest.

I should sell my tongue and buy a thousand ears
when that one steps near and begins to speak.

Rumi

This is complete poem,with beautiful
sema whirling.
https://youtu.be/5VBotaNVBWs