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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3990 on: November 19, 2017, 11:24:06 PM »

With My Beloved


With my Beloved I alone have been,
When secrets tenderer than evening airs
Passed, and the Vision blest
Was granted to my prayers,
That crowned me, else obscure, with endless fame;
The while amazed between
His Beauty and His Majesty
I stood in silent ecstasy
Revealing that which over my spirit went and came.
Lo, in His face commingled
Is every charm and grace;
The whole of Beauty singled
Into a perfect face
Beholding Him would cry,
'There is no God but He, and He is the most High.'

-Rabia al Basri


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3991 on: November 19, 2017, 11:33:46 PM »

In a Handful of God

Poetry reveals that there is no empty space.
When your truth forsakes its shyness,
When your fears surrender to your strengths,
You will begin to experience

That all existence
Is a teeming sea of infinite life.

In a handful of ocean water
You could not count all the finely tuned
Musicians

Who are acting stoned
For very intelligent and sane reasons

And of course are becoming extremely sweet
And wild.

In a handful of the sky and earth,
In a handful of God,

We cannot count
All the ecstatic lovers who are dancing there
Behind the mysterious veil.

True art reveals there is no void
Or darkness.

There is no loneliness to the clear-eyed mystic
In this luminous, brimming
Playful world.

Hafiz
From: The Subject Tonight is Love
by Daniel Ladinsky


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3992 on: November 19, 2017, 11:54:56 PM »

As Being Uncreated,
As Pervasive Intelligence
Dancing in the spaces vast,
He standeth.
Adored by Brahma and Vishnu is He.
He granteth the heavenly vision
For my stony heart to melt.
He crushed to dust the roots of my karma.
He that is Golden Fullness.

Thayumanavar
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3993 on: November 19, 2017, 11:56:12 PM »

And as His Essence all the world pervades
Naught in Creation is, save this alone.
Upon the waters has He fixed His Throne,
This earth suspended in the starry space,
Yet what are seas and what is air? For all
Is God.


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3994 on: November 20, 2017, 12:00:12 AM »

Wu Hsin is so full that
Nothing can be added.
Wu Hsin is so empty that
Nothing can be removed.
The outer world of perceptions,
The inner world of thoughts,
Wu Hsin is neither yet
The knower of both.

Wu Hsin

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3995 on: November 22, 2017, 11:03:45 PM »

Accept me, my love, and take my life away.
Make me drunk, take me from both this world and that of beyond.
Take that part of my heart that is still not yours:
and set me on fire to burn that part away.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3996 on: November 23, 2017, 12:11:38 AM »

Today's the day for boldness, wounded heart.
In loving her, there's no room to be distant.
Whatever logic holds, put that aside.
Now's the time for madness, right this instant.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3997 on: November 23, 2017, 12:25:20 AM »

We work so hard to fly
and no matter what heights we reach
our wings get folded near a candle,
at the end,
for nothing can enter God but Himself.
Our souls are some glorious substance of the Divine
that no sentry wants to stop,

Live without thought of dying,
for dying is not a
truth.


St. Catherine of Siena

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3998 on: November 23, 2017, 12:36:28 AM »

"I won't take no for an answer"
God began to say to me
when He opened His arms each night
wanting us to dance...

St. Catherine of Siena

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3999 on: November 23, 2017, 12:47:46 AM »

My dear,
Is it true that your mind is sometimes like a battering
Ram

Running all through the city,
Shouting so madly inside and out

About the ten thousand things
That do not matter?

Hafiz

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4000 on: November 23, 2017, 01:12:26 AM »

It is not possible for Love
to not hear
us,
and whatever happens
the perfect teacher
staged.

St. Catherine of Siena
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4001 on: November 23, 2017, 11:47:49 PM »
Love for God is latent in all people,and in all things that have being. How can anyone not love Him who is the source of their existence? Therefore, love is latent in everyone, but circumstances veil that love. When those circumstances change, that love becomes manifest.

     Yet, why do I speak of only things that have being? Non-being is also churning in the hope and expectation of being granted existence. Non-beings are like four people standing before a king, each one hoping the king will grant them special rank, and yet each one ashamed before the other three, because their own desires contradict each other. So they stand, ranging in their expectation of finding existence through God, yet each desiring to be the first, and therefore embarrassed before one another. If non-beings are in such a circumstance, how should those in existence be?


"There is nothing that does not proclaim
His praise."

This is not remarkable,for it is the fact. What is remarkable is that even no-thing proclaims His praise.

"Both faith and unbelief are seeking Thee
And shouting Thy undivided Unity."

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4002 on: November 23, 2017, 11:59:28 PM »
Someone said: "We have studied all aspects of the human condition one by one, and not so much as a single hair-tip of human temperament, or people's hot and cold nature, has escaped our notice. Yet, we still have not discovered what aspect of the human being survives death."

     Rumi said: If such knowledge were attainable merely by asking others, there would be no need for the effort and the work, and no one would put themselves through such pain and sacrifice to know. For example, people come to the sea, and see nothing but salt water, sharks and fishes. They say, "Where is this pearl others speak about? Perhaps there is no pearl." How can the pearl be gained merely by looking at the sea? Even if they measured out the sea, cup by cup, a hundred thousand times, they would never find the pearl. A diver is needed to discover that pearl, and not just any diver, but a diver who is both fortunate and nimble.

     Humanity's sciences and arts are like measuring the ocean with a cup. To find the pearl calls for something else.
A friend of Joseph returned from a far journey. Joseph asked, "What present have you brought me?" The friend replied, "What is there you do not possess? What could you need? Since no one exists more handsome than you, I have brought a mirror so that every moment you may gaze in it upon your own face."

     What is there that God does not possess? What does He need? Therefore, bring before God a heart, crystal clear, so that He may see His own perfection.


"God looks not at your form, nor at your deeds, but at your heart."

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4003 on: November 24, 2017, 12:07:44 AM »

Say,
'This misery that I am suffering is of my own doing,
and that very thing proves that it will have to be undone by me alone.'
 That which I created, I can demolish;
that which is created by someone else, I shall never be able to destroy.
Therefore, stand up, be bold, be strong.
Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders,
and know that you are the creators of your own destiny.
 All the strength and succour you want is within ourselves.

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4004 on: November 24, 2017, 12:49:39 AM »

Wait with patience and love and strength.
If helpers are not ready now, they will come in time.
Why should we be in a hurry?
The real working force of all great work is in its almost unperceived beginnings.


Swami Vivekananda