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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4170 on: February 14, 2018, 04:56:33 AM »

Whatever It was

Whatever It was
that made this earth the base,
the world its life,
the wind its pillar,
arranged the lotus and the moon,
and covered it all with folds
of sky
with Itself inside,

to that Mystery
indifferent to differences,

to It I pray,O Ramanatha.

Devara Dasimayya
by A. K. Ramanujan


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4171 on: February 14, 2018, 05:13:27 AM »

The Names of Siva


O Tamohara,
in the all-sinister heart,
you hunt the darkness.
Pushpalochana,
who watch nebulae unfurl,
such flowers your eyes!
Fathomless Pushkara,
manna in the wilderness
of anguish and mercy;
with lives and deaths through kalpas,
Father, you nurture our souls.
Blind Uttarana,
on a plain raft you take us
across all despair,
across the sea of judgement,
to a bright shore of freedom.

RAMESH MENON


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4172 on: February 14, 2018, 05:34:38 AM »

O Love in the shape of Arunachala!
 Now that by thy Grace thou hast claimed me, what will become of me unless thou manifest thyself to me,
and I, yearning wistfully for thee and harassed by the darkness of the world, am lost?
How can the lotus blossom without the sight of the sun? Thou art the Sun of suns;
thou causest Grace to well up in abundance and pour forth as a stream!

Eleven Verses to Sri Arunachala
verse 1
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4173 on: February 18, 2018, 03:30:43 AM »
ABSURD PRAYER


Let me tell you a small story. It happened that Moses was passing and he came across a man who was praying. But he was doing such an absurd prayer (not only absurd, but insulting to God) that Moses stopped. It was absolutely unlawful. It is better not to pray than to pray in such a way, because the man was saying things which are impossible to believe. The man was saying, 'Let me come close to you my God. my Lord, and I promise that I will clean your body when it is dirty. Even if lice are there, I will take them away?. And I am a good shoe-maker, I will make you perfect shoes. You are moving in such ancient shoes -dirty, gone completely dirty?. And nobody looks after you, my Lord. I will look after you. When you are ill, I will serve and give you medicine. And I am a good cook also!'
This type of prayer he was doing! So Moses said, 'Stop! Stop your nonsense! What are you saying? To whom are. you talking - to God? And He has lice on His body? And His clothes are dirty and you will clean them? And nobody is there to look after Him, and you will be His cook? From whom have you learned this prayer?'
The man said, 'I have not learned it from anywhere. I am a very poor and uneducated man, and I don't know how to pray. I have made it up myself and these are the things that I know. Lice trouble me very much, so He must be in trouble. And sometimes the food is not good - my wife is not a good cook - and my stomach aches. He must be also suffering. This is just my own experience that has become my prayer. But if you know the right prayer, you teach me.'
So Moses taught him the right prayer. The man bowed down to Moses, thanked him, tears of deep gratitude flowing, and he went away. Moses was very happy. He thought that he had done a good deed. He looked at the sky to see what God thought about it.
And God was very angry! He said, 'I have sent you there to bring people closer to me, but you have thrown away one of my greatest lovers. Now he will be doing the right prayer, but it won?t be a prayer at all - because prayer has nothing to do with the law. It is LOVE. Love is a law unto itself; it needs no other law.'


by Osho



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4174 on: February 18, 2018, 04:09:12 AM »

She's found him, she has, but Radha disbelieves


She's found him, she has, but Radha disbelieves
That it's true, what she sees when her eyes behold
     her master's moonlike face.
Her gaze is fixed, but her mind is glazed,
     her eyes refuse to close;
And her intellect wages a raging debate:
     Is it a dream? Or is this her true Lord?
Her eyes fill and fill with beauty's high pleasure,
     then hide it away in her breast:
Like bees driven wild by any distance from honey
     they dart back and forth from the hoard to the source.
Sometimes she musters her thoughts; she wonders:
     "Who does he love? Who can this Hari be?"
For love, says Sur, is an awkward thing.
     It ripples the mind with waves.

Surdas


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« Reply #4175 on: February 18, 2018, 04:56:30 AM »

Do not,like an idiot,be at mercy of the spear
But of the King whose hand brandishes it.
Crying out to the spear and sword are absurd;
They are just slaves in the Noble One's hand.
Whatever instrument He makes of me,I am.
If He makes me of a cup,I am a cup.
I am a dagger if He makes me a dagger.
If He makes me a fountain,water pours out of me;
Heat dances out of me if me makes me a fire.
If He makes me a rain,I give birth to rich fields;
If He makes me an arrow,I pierce hearts.
If He makes me a serpent,poison flames from me.
If He makes me a friend,I serve my friends.
He is the Writer,I am the pen in His fingers.
Who am i to obey or disobey.

Rumi
by  Andrew Harvey
Light Upon Light: Inspirations from Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4176 on: February 18, 2018, 05:17:32 AM »

We are like lutes once held by the Beloved.
Being away from His Divine body fully explains all yearning.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4177 on: February 19, 2018, 11:09:49 PM »

The chemistry of mind is different from the chemistry of love.
 The mind is careful, suspicious, he advances little by little.
  He advises "Be careful, protect yourself" .
  Whereas love says "Let yourself, go!" .
  The mind is strong, never fells down, while love hurts itself, fells into ruins.
   But isn't it in ruins that we mostly find the treasures?
   A broken heart hides so many treasures.

Rumi
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4178 on: February 19, 2018, 11:45:26 PM »

The One Thing You Must Do


There is one thing in this world which you must never forget to do.
If you forget everything else and not this, there is nothing to worry
about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you
will have done nothing in your life.

It is as if a king has sent you to some country to do a task, and you
perform a hundred other services, but not the one he sent you to do.
So human beings come to this world to do particular work. That
work is the purpose, and each is specific to the person. If you don't
do it, it's as though a knife of the finest tempering were nailed into a
wall to hang things on. For a penny an iron nail could be bought to
serve for that.

Remember the deep root of your being, the presence of your lord.
Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your
moments. If you don't, you will be like the one who takes a precious
dagger and hammers it into his kitchen wall for a peg to hold his
dipper gourd. You will be wasting valuable keenness and foolishly
ignoring your dignity and your purpose.

Rumi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4179 on: February 19, 2018, 11:57:27 PM »

There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for;
So I try to keep clear and still,
as water does with the moon.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4180 on: February 21, 2018, 11:03:23 PM »

The Old Woman and the Falcon


When you give a noble falcon
to a fussy old woman who knows nothing of falconry,
she will clip its wings short, for its own good.

Young man, where has your mother been
that your toenails have gotten this long?
Those talons are how the falcon hunts its food.

The old woman fixes him tutmaj, dumpling stew.
He won't touch it. Too good to eat my tutmaj, huh?
She ladles some broth and holds it to his beak.
Her anger builds, and suddenly she pours
the ladle of hot soup over his head.

Tears come from those beautiful falcon eyes.
He remembers his former life, the king's love-whistle,
the great circling over the ocean,
the distances that condense so quickly to a point.

Falcon tears are food for a true human being,
perfume for Gabriel.

Your soul is the king's falcon,
who says, This old woman's rage
does not touch my glory or my discipline.

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
by Coleman Barks


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4181 on: February 21, 2018, 11:12:05 PM »

Uthman's Silence


The story is told of Uthman, who when he became caliph
mounted quickly the steps of Muhammad's pulpit,
where Abu Bakr, out of respect for the prophet,
seated himself on the second step.

There were three steps. Omar sat on the third step.
Uthman climbed to the top. When asked why, he replied,
If I sat on the third step, people would say
I was like Omar. If on the second step,
He's like Abu Bakr.

But up here where the chosen one sat, no one will think
to compare me with that king of the spirit.

And sometimes when he had climbed
to the preaching place, that sweet one Uthman,
would not say anything. He stayed silent
until midafternoon. No one asked him
for a sermon, and no one left the mosque.

In the silence many began to see with Uthman's light.
This is how a living master opens the inner eye.

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
by Coleman Barks


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4182 on: February 21, 2018, 11:27:39 PM »

Have faith in God and in yourself; that will cure all.
Hope for the best, expect the best, toil for the best
and everything will come right for you in the end.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4183 on: February 21, 2018, 11:34:21 PM »

The sign of vigour, the sign of life, the sign of hope, the sign of health,
the sign of everything that is good, is strength.

Swami Vivekananda

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4184 on: February 21, 2018, 11:39:56 PM »

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God
as my successes and my talents,
and I lay them both at his feet.


 Mahatma Gandhi