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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3945 on: November 08, 2017, 02:59:56 AM »

Where can you find a man like him?
Study what he wrote, and learn from his teachings,
for if you do, you will gain immense strength.
Take advantage of the fountain of wisdom, of Spirit,
and of fire that flowed through Vivekananda!

Jawaharlal Nehru
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3946 on: November 08, 2017, 03:05:03 AM »

I cannot write about Vivekananda without going into raptures.
Reckless in his sacrifice, unceasing in his activity, boundless in his love,
profound and versatile in his wisdom, exuberant in his emotions...
I can go on for hours and yet fail to do the slightest justice to that great man.
He was so great, so profound, so complex.
He was a Yogi of the highest spiritual level, in direct communion with the Truth,
who consecrated his whole life to the moral and spiritual uplift of humanity,
that is how I would describe him. If he had been alive, I would have been at his feet.

Subhash Chandra Bose

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3947 on: November 08, 2017, 03:07:01 AM »

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assisi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3948 on: November 08, 2017, 03:38:47 AM »

Ghazal 2133

Wake up, wake up
this night is gone
wake up

abandon abandon
even your dear self
abandon

there is an idiot
in our market place
selling a precious soul

if you doubt my word
get up this moment
and head for the market now

don't listen to trickery
don't listen to the witches
don't wash blood with blood

first turn yourself upside down
empty yourself like a cup of wine
then fill to the brim with the essence

a voice is descending
from the heavens
a healer is coming

if you desire healing
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill

Translated by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Fountain of Fire
Cal-Earth, September 1994


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3949 on: November 08, 2017, 03:44:43 AM »

We live on a blue planet
that circles around a ball of fire,
next to a moon that moves the sea,
and you do not believe in miracles?

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3950 on: November 09, 2017, 03:27:36 AM »

Bhagavan always radiated tremendous peace, but on
those occasions when crowds were attracted to the Ashram
such as Jayanthi, Mahapooja, Deepam and such functions,
this increased to an extraordinary degree. The numbers
seemed to call up some reserve of hidden force, and it was
a great experience to sit with him at such times. His eyes
took on a far-away look and he sat absolutely still as if
unconscious of his surroundings, except for an occasional
smile of recognition as some old devotee prostrated.

SADHU ARUNACHALA
(Major A. W. Chadwick)
A Sadhu's Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi

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« Reply #3951 on: November 09, 2017, 03:43:38 AM »

Bhagavan never encouraged people who came and
started to confess their sins. He would not allow them to
continue but shut them up by telling them not to dwell
on the past but to find out who they were now in the
present. The point was not the act but attachment to it
that mattered. Dwelling on it in retrospect was the worst
thing they could possibly do. This itself was attachment.

A Sadhu?s Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi
SADHU ARUNACHALA
(Major A. W. Chadwick)

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3952 on: November 09, 2017, 03:48:47 AM »

Though we talk as though he (the Master) were dead,
he is indeed here and very much alive,
as he promised,
in spite of appearances.

Major A. W. Chadwick

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3953 on: November 09, 2017, 04:16:23 AM »

To the Paramahamsa Ramakrishna Deva

Diverse courses of worship
from varied springs of fulfillment
have mingled in your meditation.
The manifold revelation of the joy of the Infinite
has given form to a shrine of unity in your life
where from far and near arrive salutations
to which I join my own.

Rabindranath Tagore

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3954 on: November 09, 2017, 04:26:50 AM »

THE AWAKENING

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

I tried to remember in my heart
what I?d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
of life

I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
slowly slowly
made me recall everything

You amuse me with your touch
although I can?t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven?t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.

But it is you who keeps me alive

Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3955 on: November 10, 2017, 10:04:14 PM »

Keep Searching

Even though you're not equipped,
keep searching:
equipment isn't necessary on the way to the Lord.
Whoever you see engaged in search,
become her friend and cast your head in front of her,
for choosing to be a neighbor of seekers,
you become one yourself;
protected by conquerors,
you will yourself learn to conquer.
If an ant seeks the rank of Solomon,
don't smile contemptuously upon its quest.
Everything you possess of skill, and wealth and handicraft,
wasn't it first merely a thought and a guest?

Mathnawi  III: 1445-1449
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance
Threshold Books, 1996

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3956 on: November 10, 2017, 10:31:03 PM »

Then of the THEE IN ME who works behind
The Veil, I lifted up my hands to find
  A lamp amid the Darkness; and I heard,
As from Without?"THE ME WITHIN THEE BLIND!"

Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat
by Edward Fitgerald

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3957 on: November 10, 2017, 10:42:35 PM »

As flowing waters disappear into the mist
We lose all track of their passage.
Every heart is its own Buddha.
Ease off ...  become immortal.

Wake up!   The world's a mote of dust.
Behold heaven's round mirror.
Turn loose!  Slip past shape and shadow,
Sit side by side with nothing, save Tao.

Shih-shu, 1703
        Stones and Trees; The Poetry of Shih-Shu
        Translation by James H. Sanford
        The Clouds Should Know Me By Now, 1998, p. 153


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3958 on: November 10, 2017, 11:12:31 PM »

Tell this bewildered eye, once you've seen the Beloved's lightness,
why bother with mortals, why spend your time with Darkness?
 
Burn everything I have except my heart, because
your splendor keeps turning it into a rose garden.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3959 on: November 11, 2017, 10:31:43 PM »

I always see the remedy in the pain.
I see the subtle gift and fidelity
in angry quarrels and betrayals.
When i look down,i don't see the earth.
And when i look up,
i don't see the vault of the sky.
Whatever i glance at
I see You.

Rumi
by Kabir Helminski
The Pocket Rumi