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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3930 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 #3931 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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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3932 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...

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Gospel of Thomas

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« Reply #3933 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


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3934 on: November 04, 2017, 05:31:45 AM »

It was the Great Buddha, who never cared for the dualist gods,
and who has been called an atheist and materialist,
who yet was ready to give up his body for a poor goat.
That Man set in motion the highest moral ideas any nation can have.
Wherever there is a moral code, it is a ray of light from that Man.

Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #3935 on: November 04, 2017, 05:35:46 AM »

Last night that moon came along,
drunk, dropping clothes in the street.
"Get up," I told my heart, "Give the soul a glass of wine.
The moment has come to join the nightingale in the garden,
to taste sugar with the soul-parrot."

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3936 on: November 04, 2017, 05:59:07 AM »

Defeated By Love


The sky was lit
by the splendor of the moon
So powerful
I fell to the ground
Your love
has made me sure
I am ready to forsake
this worldly life
and surrender
to the magnificence
of your Being

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3937 on: November 04, 2017, 02:22:38 PM »
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."
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"you have not come to know the one who is in your presence"

Beautiful. Thank you.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3938 on: November 04, 2017, 03:17:07 PM »
Indeed,dear friend. The words same as Bhagavan's...
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3939 on: November 05, 2017, 11:12:02 PM »

To be what one is
Requires no practice.
The mind cannot discern
What is beyond the mind.
However, what is beyond the mind
Knows the mind intimately and
Supports it in the same way as
Silence is the support of all sound.

Wu Hsin

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« Reply #3940 on: November 05, 2017, 11:14:50 PM »

All religions are, at the bottom, alike. This is so, although the Christian Church,
like the Pharisee in the parable, thanks God that it alone is right
and thinks that all other religions are wrong and in need of Christian light.
Christianity must become tolerant before the world will be willing
to unite with the Christian Church in a common charity.
God has not left Himself without a witness in any heart, and men,
especially men who follow Jesus Christ, should be willing to admit this.
In fact, Jesus Christ was willing to admit every good man to the family of God.
 It is not the man who believes a certain something,
 but the man who does the will of the Father in heaven, who is right.
On this basis-being right and doing right-the whole world can unite.

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3941 on: November 05, 2017, 11:29:37 PM »

Do you believe in Christ's crucifixion?

Vivekananda's reply was-

Christ was God incarnate; they could not kill him.
That which was crucified was only a semblance, a mirage.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3942 on: November 05, 2017, 11:44:25 PM »

A Delicate Girl

 
The terrible grief of being human! Let

us drink it all, but with a difference.

We sit with Junnaiyd and Bestami. The

moon rising here cannot be covered with

cloud. There are no deaths for lovers.

Who is the self? A delicate girl that

flows out when we draw the sword of

selfless action. This earth eats men

and women, and yet we are sent to eat

the world, this place that tries to fool

us with tomorrow. Wait until tomorrow,
which we outwit by enjoying only this

now. We gather at night to celebrate
being human. Sometimes we call out low

to the tambourine. Fish drink the sea,
but the sea does not get smaller! We

eat the clouds and evening light. We
are slaves tasting the royal wine.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3943 on: November 05, 2017, 11:52:07 PM »

Someone who does not run
toward the allure of love
walks a road where nothing lives.

But this dove here
senses the love hawk floating
above, and waits, and will not
be driven or scared to safety.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3944 on: November 06, 2017, 12:02:09 AM »

Lovers

O lovers, lovers it is time
to set out from the world.
I hear a drum in my soul's ear
coming from the depths of the stars.
Our camel driver is at work;
the caravan is being readied.
He asks that we forgive him
for the disturbance he has caused us,
He asks why we travelers are asleep.
Everywhere the murmur of departure;
the stars, like candles
thrust at us from behind blue veils,
and as if to make the invisible plain,
a wondrous people have come forth.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi