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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3930 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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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3931 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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« Reply #3932 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 #3933 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 #3934 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 #3935 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 #3936 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 #3937 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 #3938 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 #3939 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


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3940 on: November 07, 2017, 03:48:34 AM »

Yesterday you appeared at the door of the heart's house.
Your image knocked and said: Come, open the door, say nothing.
 
I put my hand to my mouth and said: Woe to my broken heart.
He said: I?m yours, don;t bite your hand, say nothing.
 
Since you are my surna, don't sing without my lips.
Until I play you like a harp, not a word about music. Say nothing.
 
I said: How long will you drag my soul around the world?
He said: Wherever I drag you, come quickly. Say nothing.
 
I said: While I say nothing, do you want me
to burn? Are you saying: Come in and say nothing?
 
He smiled like a rose and said: Come in and see.
This fire is jasmine, green leaves and roses. Say nothing.
 
The fire became roses and spoke. It told me:
Except for our beloved's love and kindness, say nothing.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3941 on: November 07, 2017, 04:03:37 AM »

He said: If you are filled with my passion,
not a hair of you will remain.
 
I'm a candle that burns to ashes
any moth who comes too close.
 
I told him: Burn me as much as you want,
my remains will still smoke of your love.

Rumi

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« Reply #3942 on: November 07, 2017, 04:16:20 AM »

I came for the sake of love-devotion;
seeing the world, I wept.
Mira is the maidservant of the Mountain-Holder:
now with love He takes me across to the further shore.

Mirabai

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3943 on: November 07, 2017, 02:02:10 PM »
Krishna is utterly incomparable, he is so unique. Firstly, his uniqueness lies in the fact that although Krishna happened in the ancient past he belongs to the future, is really of the future. Man has yet to grow to that height where he can be a contemporary of Krishna's. He is still beyond man's understanding; he continues to puzzle and battle us. Only in some future time will we be able to understand him and appreciate his virtues. And there are good reasons for it.
The most important reason of Krishna greatness is that,it is He who reached the absolute height and depth of religion, and yet he is not at all serious and sad, not in tears. By and large, the chief characteristic of a religious person has been that he is somber, serious and sad-looking -like one vanquished in the battle of life, like a renegade from life. In the long line of such sages it is Krishna alone who comes dancing, singing and laughing.

Krishna alone accepts the body in its totality. He accepts life in all its facets, in all its climates and colors. He alone does not choose he accepts life unconditionally. He does not shun love; being a man he does not run away from women. As one who has known and experienced God, he alone does not turn his face from war. He is full of love and compassion, and yet he has the courage to accept and fight a war. His heart is utterly non violent, yet he plunges into the fire and fury of violence when it becomes unavoidable. He accepts the nectar, and yet he is not afraid of poison.
In fact, one who knows the deathless should be free of the fear of death. And of what worth is that nectar which is afraid of death? One who knows the secret of non-violence should cease to fear violence. What kind of non-violence is it that is scared of violence? And how can the spirit, the soul, fear the body and run away from it? And what is the meaning of God if he cannot take the whole of this world in his embrace?
Krishna accepts the duality, the dialectics of life altogether and therefore transcends duality. What we call transcendence is not possible so long as you are in conflict, so long as you choose one part and reject the other. Transcendence is only possible when you choicelessly accept both parts together, when you accept the whole.

There is perhaps no one like Krishna, no one who can accept and absorb in himself all the contradictions of life, all the seemingly great contradictions of life. Day and night, summer and winter, peace and war, love and violence, life and death - all walk hand in hand with him.

 His significance, his greatness lies in the fact that he is all things together, all things rolled into one, all contradictions living hand in hand, and there is a great harmony in all his contradictions. He can play the flute and he can dance, and with the same ease he can fight his enemy in the battlefield with his chakra, his wheel-like weapon. And there is no contradiction between the two roles. He can play pranks with the girls of his village, running away with their clothes when they are bathing in the river, and he can also make the most profound statements like in the GEETA. He can be a thief and a perfect yogi together. Krishna is one person in so many diverse roles - and that is his grandeur, his glory.

Osho



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3944 on: November 07, 2017, 02:34:02 PM »
Krishna says in the Gita to Arjuna,
"Fight, but fight with absolute surrender to God. Become a vehicle."
 Now, to surrender means absolute awareness, otherwise you cannot surrender.
Surrender means dropping the ego, and ego IS your unconsciousness.
Krishna says, "Drop the ego and then leave it to God. Then let his will be done.
Then whatsoever happens is good."

Osho


"Do not yield to unmanliness, O son of Pritha. It does not become you.
Shake off this base faint-heartedness and arise,
O scorcher of enemies!"

Bhagavad Gita