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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3885 on: October 19, 2017, 12:30:18 AM »

You are the comfort of my soul
in the season of sorrow.
You are the wealth of my spirit
in the heartbreak of loss.

The unimaginable,
The unknowable -
that is what you give my soul
when it moves in your direction.

By your grace
my eyes have looked upon eternity.
O Beloved, how could this crumbling empire
ever take me from you?

The voice that sings your name
is sweeter than midnight sleep
more graceful than the song of a royal poet.

When deep in prayer
my faith is bound by the thought of you,
not the seven verses of faith.

You greet sinners with mercy,
You melt stone hearts with love.

If I were offered a kingdom,
And the world's riches were placed at my feet,
I would bow with my face low and say,
"This does not compare to His love!"

Rumi


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« Reply #3886 on: October 19, 2017, 12:52:49 AM »

Do Not Leave Me


Do not leave me alone, a helpless woman.
My strength, my crown,
I am empty of virtues,
You, the ocean of them.
My heart's music, you help me
In my world-crossing.
You protected the king of the elephants.
You dissolve the fear of the terrified.

Where can I go? Save my honour
For I have dedicated myself to you
And now there is no one else for me.

Mirabai


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« Reply #3887 on: October 22, 2017, 04:16:13 PM »
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« Reply #3888 on: October 22, 2017, 04:20:16 PM »

A SALVE MADE OF DIRT


I was a thorn rushing to be with a rose,
vinegar blending with honey, a pot of
poison turning to healing salve, pasty
wine-dregs thrown in the millrace. I was
a diseased eye reaching for Jesus' robe,
raw meat cooking in the fire. Then I found
some dirt to make an ointment that would
honor my soul, and in mixing that, I found
poetry. Love says, ''You are right, but
don't claim those changes. Remember, I
am wind. You are an ember I ignite.''

Jalaluddin Rumi
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« Reply #3889 on: October 22, 2017, 04:23:25 PM »

Fools are never foolish enough to lose their heads for love.
And who but the headless ever approach My Throne ?

Rumi

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« Reply #3890 on: October 22, 2017, 04:26:26 PM »

God Speaks to David


David was an open vessel, the light
Poured into him. God's words took flight
In him and through him God said:
'To all humankind, who are wed
To hubris and sin, I say: "If heaven and hell
Did not exist to catch you and break you,
Would you, though a speck of dust, tell
Truth from falsehood, would your eye find true
Centre in my words? If there was nothing but dark
Would you think of me, still less mark
Your place with the leaf of prayer? Yet
You are bound to my will, your soul is set
In the direction of my breath, with hope
And fear which cracks the dawn of your heart,
So you will worship me with all your mind
Words and inclination. Make a start:
Burn to ashes all that is not I, bind
The ashes to the fidelity of the wind,
Extract the ore of your being,
Then you shall start seeing."'

 Farid ud-Din Attar


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« Reply #3891 on: October 22, 2017, 04:37:23 PM »

Though like Thy saints I seem, 'tis but the acting of a part.
Yet wondrous swift I run to reach the heaven where Thou art.
O hill of gold and precious gems, grant in Thy grace to me
A heart to melt, lord of my life, in ceaseless love to Thee.

MAṆIKKA VASAHAR

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« Reply #3892 on: October 22, 2017, 04:41:27 PM »

Our God of gods, whom e'en the devas' king knows but in part,
Ruleth the three who in the fair world-gardens life impart,
And life maintain, and life destroy; our First, Reality,
Father of old, whose consort UmA is, our sovereign, He
Came down in grace and made e'en me to be His very own.
Henceforth before no man I bow; I fear but Him alone.
Now of His servants' servants I have joined the sacred throng,
And ever more and more I'll bathe in bliss. with dance and song.

MAṆIKKA VASAHAR

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3893 on: October 22, 2017, 04:50:23 PM »

How is it I can love You


How is it I can love You
     within me,
     yet see You from afar?

How is it I embrace You
     within myself,
     yet see You spread across the heavens?

You know. You alone.
     You, who made this mystery,
     You who shine
like the sun in my breast,
     You who shine
     in my material heart,
          immaterially.

Symeon the New Theologian


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3894 on: October 23, 2017, 06:25:27 PM »

It is written on the gate of heaven:

Nothing in existence is more powerful than destiny.

And destiny brought you here, to this moment,
which is a part of your ticket ? as all things are ?
to return to God.


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« Reply #3895 on: October 23, 2017, 06:47:24 PM »

My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that?
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy.
For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me,
there's something stronger -something better, pushing right back.


Albert Camus

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3896 on: October 23, 2017, 06:50:49 PM »

WHEN ALL YOUR DESIRES ARE DISTILLED,
YOU WILL CAST JUST TWO VOTES,
TO LOVE MORE, AND BE HAPPY.

Hafiz

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3897 on: October 25, 2017, 03:24:14 AM »

Do you know how much energy, how many powers,
how many forces are still lurking behind that frame of yours?
What scientist has known all that is in man?
Millions of years have passed since man first came here,
and yet but one infinitesimal part of his powers has been manifested.
Therefore, you must not say that you are weak.
How do you know what possibilities lie behind that degradation on the surface?
 You know but little of that which is within you.
For behind you is the ocean of infinite power and blessedness.

Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #3898 on: October 25, 2017, 03:32:49 AM »

This ?tman is first to be heard of." Hear day and night that you are that Soul.
Repeat it to yourselves day and night till it enters into your very veins,
till it tingles in every drop of blood, till it is in your flesh and bone.
Let the whole body be full of that one ideal,
 "I am the birthless, the deathless, the blissful, the omniscient, the omnipotent,
ever-glorious Soul." Think on it day and night;
think on it till it becomes part and parcel of your life.
Meditate upon it, and out of that will come work.
"Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh,"
and out of the fullness of the heart the hand worketh also. Action will come.
Fill yourselves with the ideal; whatever you do, think well on it.
All your actions will be magnified, transformed, deified, by the very power of the thought.
If matter is powerful, thought is omnipotent. Bring this thought to bear upon your life,
fill yourselves with the thought of your almightiness, your majesty, and your glory...

Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #3899 on: October 25, 2017, 04:05:44 AM »

And whoever puts his trust in God, then He is sufficient for him.
 No work is better than absolute trust in God:
what, indeed, is dearer to God than surrender?

As long as the child could neither grasp (exert strength) nor run,
 it had nothing to ride on but its father's neck;

When it became a busybody and plied hand and foot (exerted itself),
it fell into trouble and wretchedness.

Rumi