President Gorbachev: the home of Oneness-Peace-Dream-World

Dedication

I soulfully dedicate “President Gorbachev: The Home of Oneness-Peace-Dream-World” to my most highly esteemed Sister Raisa Maximovna, whose inseparable oneness-earth-life at once embodies her beloved husband's infinite heart-tears and his infinite soul-smiles.

Sri Chinmoy

1.

President Gorbachev:
A man in a million,
A heart in a billion
And
A soul in a trillion.

2.

Today, on his 70th birthday,
What is Raisa Maximovna doing
In Heaven?
She and her soul are
Singing his universal victory-song,
Blowing his universal victory-conch
And
Sounding his universal victory-trumpet.

3.

The Soviet Union
Uncovered
His earthly eyes.

4.

The world
Discovered
His Heavenly heart.

5.

His life-boat plies
Between
His transcendental dream
And
His universal reality.

6.

This world
Has given him
The galaxies of satisfaction-delight.

7.

This world
Has given him
The absurdities of frustration-night.

8.

Sleeplessly he endeavours
To mend
Humanity's fractured faith.

9.

En route to humanity's heart-home,
He surmounted
Insurmountable obstacles.

10.

He now
Is humanity's
Heart-home-altar.

11.

The test of this earth-planet
Is to realise
Who truly President Gorbachev is.

12.

He is, indeed,
A ceaseless world-server,
Sleepless world-lover
And
Breathless world-adviser.

13.

His is
An ever-dreaming
And
Ever-blooming heart.

14.

His is
An ever-blossoming
And
Ever-illumining life.

15.

Disappointment
Occasionally attacks him.

16.

Detachment
Immediately liberates him.

17.

God's Hands
Blessingfully and powerfully
Touched his life.

18.

God's Hands
Smilingly and proudly
Are shaping the world
Through the hands
Of His beloved son,
Mikhail Gorbachev.

19.

World-misunderstanding-rocks
He shattered.

20.

Bondage-countries
His soul liberated.

21.

Separation-countries
His heart united.

22.

He is at once
An unparalleled student
Of the heart-world
And
Most adored teacher
Of the mind-world.

23.

He tells the world:
Intimidation fails.

24.

He tells the world:
Illumination succeeds.

25.

His is
A commitment-life.

26.

His is
An enlightenment-service.

27.

No man of integrity
Will dare to devalue him —
His world-improvement-contributions.

28.

No man of world-progress-immensity
Will dare to challenge his capacity —
His unfathomable immensity-capacity.

29.

He says:
Justice-light does not starve
Indefinitely.

30.

He says:
Justice-delight shall eventually feed
Each and every human being
Throughout the length and breadth
Of the world.

31.

His life is founded upon
Triune efficiencies —
Heart-efficiency,
Mind-efficiency
And
Hand-efficiency.

32.

He tells the world:
Hope is born
Of faith.

33.

He tells the world:
Sacrifice-depth is born
Of promise-height.

34.

He tells the world:
Do not wait for tomorrow
To obliterate today's mistakes.

35.

He tells the world:
Obliterate here and now
Today's mistakes.

36.

He is ever-ready
To bathe the world
In the sea of his heart-tears.

37.

He is ever-ready
To bathe the world
In the ocean of his soul-smiles.

39.

Alas, hostility reigns supreme
In various parts of the world,
Specially in his own country.
When President Gorbachev wisely resigned
From his Presidency post,
It was mistakenly taken as his downfall.
His arch-enemies,
Stupidity-incarnate souls,
Who ruthlessly applauded his downfall,
Will before long be compelled
From deep within
To heartily and mightily applaud
His world-illumining sunrise.
Their mind will show the white flag
To his blue heart.

38.

He searches for
The world-harmony-fountain
High and low
And in every direction.

40.

Wisdom-flooded self-expansion
Is divinely enjoyed only by
The hero supreme.
President Gorbachev is, indeed,
A radiant example.

41.

He tells the world:
The mind's supremacy
Must not rule the world.

42.

He tells the world:
The heart-intimacy
Must rule the world.

43.

O world,
Wake up!
Look at President Gorbachev's
Beckoning hand.

44.

O world,
He wants to show you how to drive
Life's outer success-chariot
And
Life's inner progress-chariot
At lightning speed.

45.

There shall come a time
When President Gorbachev's life
Will be found outside time
And far beyond space.

46.

To join President Gorbachev
Is to join a wisdom-inundated circle
And encircle
The world-transformation-miracle.

47.

Each country-cry
His heart tries to heed.

48.

Each country-need
His life tries to feed.

49.

President Gorbachev's heart-enlightenment
And his life-commitment
Are two life-long compeers
That are desperately striving
For the blossoming of a new world.

50.

Alas, world-ignorance is fathomless.
The heart of countless Russians
Expressed their genuine love
For Raisa Maximovna
Only after her earth-departure.

52.

A German adage runs:
"In America, an hour is 40 minutes."
A Russian adage runs:
"The slower you go,
The farther you will be...."
When I identify President Gorbachev
With the German proverb,
I clearly see that his hour is 33 minutes.
The inimitable way he gave freedom
To Poland, Hungary, East Germany,
Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Romania,
He himself is the perfect synthesis
Of his saying and doing:
"History cannot wait; people cannot afford to waste time. It may also be too late tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow may never come."
When I identify him
With the Russian proverb,
Slowness is founded upon patience —
Patience, patience, patience.
He has not given up.
He continues with his life-pilgrimage
Slowly, steadily and unerringly
To the farthest destination —
Mankind's nature-transformation.

51.

I soulfully pray
To my Absolute Lord Supreme
That each and every Russian,
Plus each and every world-citizen,
Sleeplessly adore and breathlessly love
President Gorbachev —
Which he so unmistakably deserves —
Long before he sails his life-boat
To the Golden Shore of the Beyond.

53.

Immortality's blind bard, Homer,
Voiced forth:
"I am part of all that I have met."
President Gorbachev's life has also sung
Almost the same song:
"We — all mankind — are in the same boat,
And we can sink or swim only together."

54.

Julius Caesar, the Roman Emperor,
Declared:
"Veni, vidi, vici"-
"I came, I saw, I conquered."
President Gorbachev,
The Soviet Union Emperor, declared:
I came, I loved, I became.

55.

Cicero, the Roman philosopher,
Proclaimed:
"I carry all my possessions with me."
President Gorbachev also carries
All his possessions with him —
Self-confidence and faith in mankind.

56.

The purpose of life
Is worthiness and nothing else.
President Gorbachev has proved
This true truth in his own life
In infinite measure.

57.

The German poet Goethe's immortal pen
Revealed to the world a new way
To the world-awakening consciousness:
"How can you come to know yourself?
Never by thinking; always by doing."
What are
The immortal action-achievements
Of President Gorbachev?
A self-awareness-flower-life,
A self-respect-beauty-mind,
A self-sacrifice-fragrance-heart.

58.

To say that President Gorbachev
Is a Russian
Is to shockingly limit his vision-light.

59.

To say that President Gorbachev
Is a child of the Soviet Union
Is to unquestionably limit
His mission-delight.

60.

To say that President Gorbachev
Is a most beautiful flower
And a most delicious fruit
Of Mother-Earth-Tree for mankind
Is to embrace him
As a cosmopolitan soul.

61.

President Gorbachev warns
The human chaos on the rise:
Behold! The sunrise-rainbow-beauty,
Harmony, peace and bliss
Are slowly but convincingly arriving.

62.

To me, not because of his
Himalayan greatness
But because of his Olympian goodness,
He has become the world cynosure.

63.

His soulful admirers and faithful adorers
Treasure him in the depths
Of their gratitude-pride-heart,
For his life's continuous
Dynamism-speed-lead
In the present-day world.

64.

President Gorbachev sees the earth-heart
Is bleeding
From her children's wisdom-bankruptcy.
Therefore, his heart is swimming
In the sea of tears.

65.

President Gorbachev sees the Heaven-soul
Is flying
In Infinity's Ecstasy-Sky.
Therefore, his soul, heart, mind, vital
And body
Are fulfilled, supremely fulfilled.

66.

President Gorbachev's own nobility-mind,
Magnanimity-heart and luminosity-soul
Speak:
"Suppose we make mistakes. So what?
It is better to rectify them
Than sit and wait."
His compatriots, other politicians,
Have made no mistakes!
Never, never!! Not even in their
Imagination-worlds!!!

67.

The seer in President Gorbachev
Graciously illumines us:
"We are all passengers aboard one ship,
The Earth,
And we must not allow it to be wrecked."
Sail we must together in a oneness-heart
And in a fulness-life
Towards the Golden Shore.

68.

The Holy Father, who represents the Saviour Christ's spirituality on earth, appreciates and admires President Gorbachev thus:

"I follow with great interest the process of renewal which you have set in motion in the Soviet Union. I wish you success and declare myself ready to support every initiative that will better protect and integrate the rights and duties of individuals and peoples, so that peace may be insured in Europe and the world."

Indeed, spirituality has its distinct role in President Gorbachev's life.

Him to quote:

"Today our main joy is to lift the individual spiritually, respecting his inner world and giving him moral strength."

69.

May today,
On his 70th birthday —
March 2nd, 2001 —
The heart of the entire world
Sing most gratefully, most sweetly
And most hauntingly
President Gorbachev-gratitude-songs
Beneath his giant life-tree.

70.

President Gorbachev:
The Home of Oneness-Peace-Dream-World.

From: Sri Chinmoy, President Gorbachev: the home of Oneness-Peace-Dream-World - , Agni Press, 2001
Sourced from http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/pg