The Golden Boat, part 7

1. For your transformation

O intruding thoughts,
I know where you come from.
You come from fear-night,
You come from doubt-forest,
You come from anxiety-river.

Do you know where you will go?
You will go to courage-day.
  What for?
  For your unmistakable transformation.
You will go to certainty-mountain.
  What for?
  For your immediate transformation.
You will go to assurance-sea.
  What for?
  For your supreme transformation.

2. Four worlds

In my heart-world,
Everything is a liberal doing
   And
Everything is a happy happening.

In my mind-world,
Everything is an intentional doing
   And
Everything is an unthinkable happening.

In my vital-world,
Everything is a sensational doing
   And
Everything is a short-lived happening.

In my body-world,
Everything is a mechanical doing
   And
Everything is a lifeless happening.

3. How to acquire them

Happiness:
How do you acquire it?
Just give and give.

Peace:
How do you acquire it?
Just think you are an insignificant creature.

Power:
How do you acquire it?
Just believe God loves you.

Perfection:
How do you acquire it?
Just feel you are of God.

4. Pathways to perfection

  Doubt-conquering
Is the pathway to pure perfection.
   I knew it.

  Love-manifesting
Is the pathway to sure perfection.
   I know it.

  Life-giving
Is the pathway to divine perfection.
   I shall know it.

  God-becoming
Is the pathway to supreme Perfection.
   I have just learnt it from God.

5. Nothing is aimless

  Nothing walks
With aimless feet.
No, not even my stupid doubt.

  Nothing sleeps
With an aimless body.
No, not even my beggar-insecurity.

  Nothing sings
With an aimless soul.
No, not even my dying life.

6. Our natures

  God has been
Kind and compassionate.
  He has always been so.

  Man is
Jealous and dangerous.
  He is always so.

  I will be
God-loving and man-fearing.
  I will always be so.

7. The two witnesses

   O invading night,
I am not ready.
  Tomorrow invade me
Right after I have dined
     With God-light.
I tell you,
  God will unconditionally be our witness.

   O devouring night,
I am not ready.
  Tomorrow devour me
Right after I have perfected
     My life-reality.
I tell you,
  My soul will happily be our witness.

8. The universal question

The universal question:
 Who is God?
Who else is God
If not I?

The universal question:
 Who is God?
Definitely you are not!
Positively he is not, either!
 Why? Why?
You are not God
  Because
You do not dare.
He is not God
  Because
He does not care.

9. I appreciate

  O seed of time,
I appreciate
  Your God-Necessity.

  O tree of time,
I appreciate
  Your God-Duty.

  O fruit of time,
I appreciate
  Your God-Beauty.

10. Truth and I are friends

A sleeping flower
Is my heart.
Believe it or not,
I tell only the truth.
  Truth and I
Are indispensable friends.

A sleeping leaf
Is my mind.
Believe it or not,
I tell only the truth.
  Truth and I
Are inseparable friends.

A sleeping lion
Is my vital.
Believe it or not,
I tell only the truth.
  Truth and I
Are eternal friends.

A sleeping dog
Is my body.
Believe it or not,
I tell only the truth.
  Truth and I
Are transcendental friends.

11. What do you want?

  What do you want?
   God?
Just look at my soulful eyes.

  What do you want?
   Man?
Just look at my helpless eyes.

  What do you want?
   Heaven?
Just look at my self-giving heart.

  What do you want?
   Hell?
Just look at my truth-binding mind.

12. Three declarations

God-existence
Is indispensable:
Thus declares his crying heart.

God-existence
Is unnecessary:
Thus declares his unaspiring mind.

God-existence
Is uncertain:
Thus declares his sleeping life.

13. Why God loves us

I love you;
  Therefore
God loves you:
Thus declares my self-styled, gracious vital.

You love God;
  Therefore
God loves me:
Thus declares my precious oneness-heart.

14. Next time

God, I shall be back again.
  Next time when I come
I shall give You my all:
   My surrender.

Son, I shall be back again.
  Next time when I come
I shall give you My All:
   My Smile.

15. Broken bridges

My hope was the bridge
  Between
My earth-cry and my Heaven-smile.
Alas, the bridge broke down
  Because
I forgot to pray
  This morning.

My promise was the bridge
  Between
My earth-necessity and my Heaven-immortality.
Alas, the bridge collapsed
  Because
I forgot to meditate
  Last evening.

16. You are and God is

You think,
  Therefore
You cry.

You cry,
  Therefore
You fly.

You fly,
  Therefore
You love.

You love,
  Therefore
You live.

You live,
  Therefore
You are
  And
God is.
   You are of God’s Promise;
   God is for your love.

17. The child

True, I do not know
Where God came from,
But I do know
Where God’s love came from.
It came from His Sound-necessity.
And what is His Sound-necessity?
His Sound-necessity
Is the child
  Of His Silence-reality.

18. Revelations

The life of love
   And
The love of life
   Reveal
Perpetual mutual sacrifice-height.

The life of God
   And
The God of life
   Reveal
Perpetual reciprocal oneness-light.

19. Because he believes

He lives in a dream-boat
     But
He breathes in frustration-flames.
Why does he live?
  He lives because
  He believes in God’s future Smile.
Why does he breathe?
  He breathes because
  He believes in the immortality
   Of his earth-life.

20. To live separated

I want to live
Separated from humanity
   Because
Its heart-cave is too small.

I want to live
Separated from Divinity
   Because
Its soul is now empty
Of Compassion-Reality.

21. God’s creation-Life blossoms

I neglect God,
   Therefore
My soul-life
  Remains unfinished.

God loves me,
   Therefore
God’s creation-Life
  Blossoms satisfaction-goal.

22. Possessors and servers

The doubter cries
With his possessor:
   Doubt.

The hater dies
With his possessor:
   Hate.

The lover awakens
With his server:
   Love.

The beloved fulfils
With his server:
   Surrender-oneness.

23. No difference

From my own experience
I tell you:
  No difference
   Between
  Possession-sea
   And
  Frustration-sky.

From my own experience
I tell you:
  No difference
   Between
  Surrender-life
   And
  God-oneness.

24. I need your heart

   O God,
I need Your Forgiveness-Heart.
   O man,
I need your surrender-heart.
   O Heaven,
I need your fragrance-heart.
   O earth,
I need your sacrifice-heart.

25. He has lost his charm

   Because
Of his teeming doubts,
He has lost all his mental charm.

   Because
Of his brooding fears,
He has lost all his psychic charm.

   Because
Of his undying insecurity,
He has lost all his divine charm.

26. Different worlds

  Limitation is
In the low world.
  Imitation is
In the lower world.
  Frustration is
In the lowest world.

  Transformation is
In the high world.
  Perfection is
In the higher world.
  Satisfaction is
In the highest world.

27. I use

   I use my heart
To scale the summit of excellence.

   I use my soul
To transcend the acme of excellence.

   I use my God
To be His ever-transcending Transcendence.

28. False heart

Show me your heart.
I shall immediately tell you
If it is a false heart
   Or
A true heart.

Ah, I see your heart is false,
  Totally false,
Because
   You deliberately forgot
To include me, my great contribution,
In your God-realisation
   And
Your Perfection-manifestation.

29. Two visions

I have a vision,
And I assure you
My vision is not
A mental hallucination.
It is all God’s future revelation.

You have a vision,
And I assure you
Your vision is what
We all truthfully call
A vital fabrication.
It is all this world’s present realisation.

30. Four voices

  My imagination tells me
I can easily surpass God.
  My inspiration tells me
I can easily equal God.
  My aspiration tells me
I shall eventually see God’s Feet.
  My realisation tells me
I shall eternally serve God.

31. You deserve

  Do you doubt?
Then you deserve the eternal Death.
  Do you believe?
Then you deserve the eternal Life.
  Do you know?
Then you deserve the eternal Sun.
  Do you not know?
Then you deserve the eternal Compassion.

32. I see

I see the hand that leads me.
  Its name is duty.
I see the heart that feeds me.
  Its name is purity.
I see the soul that frees me.
  Its name is beauty.
I see the God who wields me.
  His name is Necessity.

33. The right place

  Heaven is the right place
For my tired soul.
  Earth is the right place
For my fired soul.
  Hell is the right place
For my escaping soul.
  Consciousness-sun is the right place
For my aspiring soul.

34. The student

  Earth examines
The student in my mind.
  Heaven illumines
The student in my heart.
  Truth loves
The student in my soul.
  Love fulfils
The student in my Goal.

35. His continuous occupation

From morning to evening
   He prays.
He makes God feel
   Really great.

From night to morn
   He meditates.
God makes him feel
   Really good.

36. The burial ground

   Earth
Is the burial ground of hope.
   I knew it,
   I know it,
I shall always know it.
     Yet I cannot escape
   And enter into the Reality-land.

   Heaven
Is the burial ground of promise.
   I knew it,
   I know it,
I shall always know it.
     Yet I cannot escape
   And enter into the Fulfilment-God.

37. Visions

  Passion is the vision
Of the lower vital world.
   Your vital-tiger knew it.

  Salvation is the vision
Of the higher vital world.
   Your vital-horse knows it.

  Frustration is the vision
Of the lower physical world.
   Your body-bull knew it.

  Illumination is the vision
Of the higher physical world.
   Your body-deer knows it.

38. Who can conquer it?

The whisper of temptation:
Who can conquer it?
No, not the vital man!

The torture of frustration:
Who can conquer it?
No, not the mental man!

The rapture of destruction:
Who can conquer it?
No, not the physical man!

The power of compassion:
Who can conquer it?
No, not even the psychic man!

39. His life

  His body-life
Is the life of immortal chaos.

  His vital-life
Is the life of immortal destruction.

  His mind-life
Is the life of immortal dissatisfaction.

  His heart-life
Is the life of immortal surrender.

  His soul-life
Is the life of immortal vision.

40. All these things

All this finite nonsense!
Who wants it?
Who needs it?
No, not even my ignorance-night.

All this infinite Truth!
Who has it?
Who claims it?
No, not even the cosmic gods.

41. He desires his life to be

   He desires his life
To be the fruit of selected fictions.
     Therefore
Happiness is compelled
To deny him its illumining presence.

   He desires his life
To be the tree of imperfection-forest.
     Therefore
Perfection is compelled
To deny him its nectar-presence.

42. When I lived

When I lived in the sleeping body
My life was a million vacant cries.

When I lived in the unaspiring heart
My life was a million heavy sighs.

When I lived in the non-giving life
My life was a million imperfection-souls.

43. Hers

Hers is the heart
Of unplumbed beauty’s core.

Hers is the soul
Of beauty’s measureless shore.

Hers is the life
Of beauty’s sleepless door.

44. Earth’s power and Heaven’s power

A single earth-cry
Can bring down
God’s transcendental Height.

A single Heaven-smile
Can illumine
Earth’s ignorance-life of millennia.

A single earth-cry
Can empty
Eternity’s Infinity.

A single Heaven-smile
Can spread
Divinity’s Immortality.

45. I see, feel and become

In my repeated failures
I see God’s perfecting Face.

In my repeated triumphs
I feel God’s ever-increasing Hunger.

In my unlimited progress
I become Heaven’s Dream-reality
    And
Earth’s Reality-perfection.

46. Command and obey

I have commanded;
Therefore I have also obeyed.

Who has commanded?
The I-God in me.

Who has obeyed?
The I-man in me.

I have obeyed;
Therefore I shall also command.

I shall command
My Eternity’s perfection
   Of dedication-life.

47. When I play

When I play with God
Nobody loses,
For God’s Heart
And my surrender
Are equally formidable.

When I play with man
I always lose,
For my lack of attention
And man’s abundance of temptation
Are equally harmful.

When I play with Heaven
We do not compete,
But complete the Game.

When I play with earth
Neither of us wins,
For we know not how to play the Game.

48. They shall listen to you

The world shall listen to you.
Just give the world
A little more of your time.
Don’t lose hope.
Hope shall reach God-Height
And God-Crown.

God shall listen to you.
Just give God
A little more of your heart’s love-life.
Don’t lose patience.
Patience accelerates the Goal-reality
In the immediacy of your today’s life.

49. The hour

The hour came
But I forgot to invoke God.
Therefore bondage remained my life.

The hour comes
But I forget to love life.
Therefore helplessness is my other name.

The hour shall come
But I shall forget to become God’s Silence-seed.
Therefore I shall fail to measure
  God’s Sound-birth.

50. Two worlds

In the world of the cosmic gods
I act like an all-conquering lion,
For God has told me who I eternally am.

In the world of feeble mankind
I act like a lost child
In the brooding forest of time,
For I know not my incapacity-boat
  And my capacity-shore.

From: Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 7 - , Agni Press, 1974
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