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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3915 on: October 31, 2017, 02:11:57 AM »

Just beyond us we see that purple luster - how glorious!
With His noble crown of peacock feathers stitched together.
As you look upon Him, fever and illusion vanish
Adore then the Prince of the Yadavas, the Lord of Yogis.
He who filled with passion the sixteen thousand royal damsels,
Fair Creatures, divine maidens.
He stands upon the river bank with the luster of one million moons.
It is fastened in jewels on His neck
And merges into the luster of His form.

Tukaram

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« Reply #3916 on: October 31, 2017, 02:24:48 AM »

The city of God

Grieve not is the name of my town.
Pain and fear cannot enter there,
Free from possessions, free from life's taxes,
Free from fear of disease and death
After much wandering I have come back home
Where the wheel of time and change turns not,
And my Emperor rules, without a second or third,
In Abadan, filled with love and wisdom.
Where the natives are rich in the wealth of the heart,
Where all live ever free in the City of God,
Listen to Ravidas, just a cobbler:
All who live here are my true friends.

Ravidas


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« Reply #3917 on: October 31, 2017, 02:31:58 AM »

To play,to sing,to speak,to ask,to walk,to talk
With Your devotees is joyous harmony.
As long as i have
a gift of love from You,
May i spend my days in the company of Your devotees,
O Lord Channamallikarjuna,
O,Lord,White as Jasmine.

Mahadevi Akka

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« Reply #3918 on: October 31, 2017, 02:47:21 AM »

What good is a tree,without shade?
What good is wealth,without kindness?
What good is a cow,without milk?
What good is beauty without grace?
What good is a weapon,without the mind?
What good am i without knowing You,
O,Lord,White as jasmine?

Mahadevi Akka
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« Reply #3919 on: October 31, 2017, 03:07:05 AM »

The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.

James 5:17

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« Reply #3920 on: October 31, 2017, 11:46:08 PM »

When I am asleep and crumbling in the tomb, should you come
to visit me, I will come forth with speed.
You are for me the blast of the trumpet and the resurrection,
so what shall I do? Dead or living, wherever you are, there am I.
Without your lip I am a frozen and silent reed; what melodies
I play the moment you breathe on me!
Your reed has become accustomed to your sugar lip;
remember wretched me, for I am seeking only you.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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« Reply #3921 on: October 31, 2017, 11:50:26 PM »

My mother was fortune, my father generosity and bounty;
I  am joy,
son of joy, son of joy, son of joy!

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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« Reply #3922 on: October 31, 2017, 11:56:41 PM »

Whatever work you have to do, do it with a singleness of purpose,
with all the simplicity, contentment and joy you are capable of.

Sri Anandamayi Ma

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« Reply #3923 on: November 01, 2017, 12:13:55 AM »

Wait,wait,O hunger,
Wait,wait,O Thirst,
Wait,wait,O sleep,
Wait,wait,O desire,
Wait,wait,O anger,
Wait,wait,O delusion,
Wait,wait,O pride,
Wait,wait,O greed,
Wait,wait,O strife,-
All of you ,moving and unmoving,
Wait,wait! I am awaiting an urgent call
from my Lord Channamallikarjuna,
from my Lord,White as Jasmine.


Mahadevi Akka


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« Reply #3924 on: November 02, 2017, 12:13:13 AM »

  We could go wherever we want,we could do whatever we wish,
yet,that is not freedom. True freedom is God's freedom-
When we are free from the thirany of thoughts. When we are at peace.
Then,we are always involved in prayer,expecting only help from God,
And whatever we are doing,we are doing it from our conscience,
From the depth of our hearts,with our whole being.
And do not be in war with anyone,do not fight unjust wars with your thoughts.
Do not bother what others are doing,but be watchfull of your own behaviour.
Watch closely only yourself,and see,
Do you forgive,or you judge,
Do you comfort and love.

Father Tadej of Vitovnica.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3925 on: November 02, 2017, 12:37:19 AM »

There is no weapon more powerful and stronger than Love,
 There is no power which can stand against Love's might.
In front of Love,all crumbles.

Father Tadej of Vitovnica

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3926 on: November 04, 2017, 04:38:54 AM »
The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us, how will our end come?"

Jesus said, "Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end?
You see, the end will be where the beginning is.
Congratulations to the one who stands at the beginning:
that one will know the end and will not taste death."


They said to him, "Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you."

He said to them, "You examine the face of heaven and earth,
but you have not come to know the one who is in your presence,
and you do not know how to examine the present moment."

The Gospel of Thomas
Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

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« Reply #3927 on: November 04, 2017, 04:44:42 AM »

The heavens and the earth will roll up in your presence,
and whoever is living from the living one will not see death.

Lord Jesus
Gospel of Thomas

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« Reply #3928 on: November 04, 2017, 05:07:56 AM »

We have come from the light,
from the place where the light came into being by itself...

Lord Jesus
Gospel of Thomas

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« Reply #3929 on: November 04, 2017, 05:24:09 AM »

At the time Buddha was born, India was in need of a great spiritual leader, a prophet. There was already a most powerful body of priests. You will understand the situation better if you remember the history of the Jews ? how they had two types of religious leaders, priests and prophets, the priests keeping the people in ignorance and grinding superstitions into their minds. The methods of worship the priests prescribed were only a means by which they could dominate the people. All through the Old Testament, you find the prophets challenging the superstitions of the priests. The outcome of this fight was the triumph of the prophets and the defeat of the priests.
India was full of it in Buddha's day. There were the masses of people, and they were debarred from all knowledge. If just a word of the Vedas entered the ears of a man, terrible punishment was visited upon him. The priests had made a secret of the Vedas -- the Vedas that contained the spiritual truths discovered by the ancient Hindus!
At last one man could bear it no more. He had the brain, the power, and the heart -- a heart as infinite as the broad sky. He felt how the masses were being led by the priests and how the priests were glorying in their power, and he wanted to do something about it. He did not want any power over any one, and he wanted to break the mental and spiritual bonds of men. His heart was large. The heart, many around us may have, and we also want to help others. But we do not have the brain; we do not know the ways and means by which help can be given. But this man had the brain to discover the means of breaking the bondages of souls. He learnt why men suffer, and he found the way out of suffering. He was a man of accomplishment, he worked everything out; he taught one and all without distinction and made them realise the peace of enlightenment. This was the man Buddha.

Swami Vivekananda