The lotus-grove of my heart

Dedication

President Gorbachev, my most Beloved President, lovingly, soulfully and devotedly I am dedicating my “The Lotus-Grove of My Heart” to your infinite Kindness-Heart and Goodness-Life.

You are at once my life’s Hero and my heart’s Idol.

Sri Chinmoy October 15th, 2006

1.

Я шагаю вперед,
Чтобы удивлять человека.

2.

Inward I dive
To surprise God.

3.

Upward I fly
To surprise my eyes.

4.

I wish
To be fruitful.

5.

God wants me
To be faithful.

6.

God loves to be
An incognito silence-traveller.

7.

I love to be
A thunderbolt-traveller.

8.

The doubting mind
  Is
A God-deserter-rogue.

9.

The blossoming heart
  Is
A God-asserter-hero.

10.

The world is full of
  God-talkers,
But shockingly short of
  God-lovers.

11.

God Himself
Is cherishing
My farewell-surprise-speech
To ignorance-night.

12.

All problems disappear
When my streaming tears
And God’s beaming Smiles
  Appear.

13.

I need
A flood of tears
For my flight to Heaven.

14.

God needs
A chorus of cheers
For His flight to earth.

15.

To be happy,
I need my mind
  To unlearn.

16.

To be happy,
I need my heart
  To expand.

17.

To be happy,
I need my life
  To forgive.

18.

Helpless,
God was caught
When He was sought
By my heart’s bleeding tears.

19.

God appreciates me
When I write Him a letter
  Every day.

20.

I appreciate God
When He writes me
  At least
Three letters a day.

21.

Glorify
Your blue-gold soul.

22.

Feed
Your hungry heart.

23.

God is pleased with me
Only when I have
A soaring heart
  And
A roaring life.

24.

Man cleverly shelters
His weaknesses.

25.

God fondly shelters
Man’s virtues.

26.

When I become
One hundred per cent
God-dependence-Grace,
God immediately shows me
His descending earth-bound Face.

27.

When I am
In love with God,
I am perfect perfection.

28.

When I am
In love with myself,
I am minus perfect.

29.

When I am
In love with the world,
I sadly fail
And my life begins
Its life-imprisonment.

30.

When the souls share
Their sweetness-fondness-dreams,
God immediately begins
His self-amorous Dance.

31.

A success-life
May enslave us.

32.

A progress-life.
Without fail,
Embraces the whole world.

33.

God constantly
Thinks of me —
That is no new news.

34.

When I think of God
Once in a blue moon,
It becomes universally
  The top news.

35.

The Source and the Destination
Are fond of playing
Hide-and-seek.

36.

While I am on earth,
I can frequent
God’s Heights.

37.

I can frequent
God’s climbing Heights
Only when I am up to date
With God’s ever-blossoming Dreams.

38.

My unconditional God-surrender
Means that I am at once
Excellent and perfect
  At playing
God’s birthless and deathless Games.

39.

I love to speak
To God’s golden Feet.

40.

God loves to speak
To my broken heart.

41.

God can wait for me
Eternally.

42.

I cannot wait for God
Even momentarily.

43.

When I see God’s Face,
I am only half-satisfied.

44.

When I clasp God’s Feet,
I am fully satisfied.

45.

When God and I
Walk together,
God leads me cheerfully.

46.

When God and I
Walk backwards,
I lead God proudly.

47.

God is eager to take care of
  My unworthiness,
But He will never take care of
  My unwillingness.

48.

Insincerity came —
  I fought and won.
Impurity came —
  I fought and won.
Desire came —
  I fought and won.
Finally, God-surrender came —
  I won and won, forever.

49.

God tells me,
If I am ready to be responsible
For my present blunders,
Then He will be responsible
Not only for my past blunders
But also for my future blunders.

50.

My soul laughs and laughs
When the hostile forces speak
In God’s Name.

51.

Alas, I am waiting for the day
When I shall wake up
In God's Promise-Land
Smiling, singing and dancing!

52.

When we pray to God
To protect us from disobedience,
He not only saves us from disobedience,
But also increases our obedience-capacity.

53.

By blaming God,
We get happiness.

54.

By claiming us,
God gets Happiness.

55.

God-disobedience
Is
A spirituality-fracture-experience.

56.

“No more God!”
Says the mind.

57.

“God, more ever more!”
Is the need of the heart.

58.

My Lord,
Do increase my aspiration
  Infinitely more
So that I can come out of
  My mind-world-prison
And run into
  Your Heart-Home.

59.

What cripples a seeker?
  Self-doubt.

60.

What cures a seeker?
  God-longing-tears.

61.

I chose to remember
All my mistakes,
But God chose not to.

62.

Every day I pray to God
  To bless me
With the rebirth
Of my surrender-life.

63.

My heart-dictionary
Houses only one word:
  God-surrender.

64.

Intelligence
Sprouts everywhere.

65.

Diligence
Is scarcely available.

66.

Mysticism
Is the harbinger
Of an unseen Reality-Hand.

67.

The raining Grace of God
Is the fragrance-heart
  Of man.

68.

Wake up, my heart, wake up
To see the setting peace-sun
And the rising beauty-moon!

69.

Yesterday
Was my mind’s
Desire-extinction-day.

70.

Today
Is my heart’s
Aspiration-illumination-day.

71.

Tomorrow
Will be my life’s
Liberation-celebration-day.

72.

There shall come a time,
  I am sure,
When God’s Compassion-Eye
  Shall fulfil
All my sweet
  God-manifestation-dreams.

73.

God drastically ignores
  My impatience-mind.

74.

God blessingfully, unreservedly
And unconditionally embraces
  My patience-heart.

75.

The mind needs
A round of applause
  From the world,
But the heart needs
Only one Affection-Bliss-Embrace
  From God.

From: Sri Chinmoy, The lotus-grove of my heart - , Agni Press, 2006
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