The Golden Boat, part 17

1. You are an angel

You are an angel of the tongue.
  I do not need you.

You are an angel of the heart.
  I need you.

You are an angel of God.
  I love you,
  I need you,
I acknowledge you as my divine superior,
I claim you as my very own.

2. The cosmic task

A human life neglected,
  A cosmic plan unfinished.

A human life regulated,
  A cosmic task that has reached its
   zenith goal.

He who neglects
  Is a failure in God’s Eye.
He who leaves his task unfinished
  Again and again must come
  To the earthly shores to complete his task:
   The task of earth-transformation
   And his own body-perfection.

3. Vision does not die

Fear does not die with its possessor.
   It dies long before.

Doubt does not die with its possessor.
  It dies long before.

Jealousy does not die with its possessor.
  It dies long before.

Hope dies with its possessor.
Promise dies with its possessor.
Achievement dies with its possessor.
    But
There is another thing
That does not die with its possessor.
  What is it?
Vision, God’s cosmic Vision.

4. You and I

   Lord,
You and I are two.
This is the eternal falsehood.

   Lord,
You and I are one.
This is the eternal Truth.

   Lord,
I am of You;
  Therefore
The divine in me
  Is invoking You
And expecting Your express arrival.

5. Two reasons

God loves you
For two significant reasons:

  Your voice is pure.
  He loves purity.

  Your choice is sure.
  He loves surety.

6. Lost charms

You have lost all your physical charms;
     Therefore
You are no longer called a man of temptation.

You have lost all your vital charms;
     Therefore
You are no longer called a man of danger.

You have lost all your mental charms;
     Therefore
You are no longer called a man of awakening
  beauty.

You have lost all your psychic charms;
     Therefore
You are no longer called a man of enlightening
  duty.

7. Messages of imagination and inspiration

Imagination tells me
  I am of God.

Inspiration tells me
  I am for God.

Imagination tells me
  My nest is very far.

Inspiration tells me
  No matter how far,
  I can and shall
  Fly to my nest.

8. He can be with me

Mine is a vision, a God-Vision.
Mine is a mission, a God-Mission.
Mine is a satisfaction, a God-Satisfaction.
Mine is a perfection, a God-Perfection.

He who has a simple heart
  Can be with me in my vision.

He who has a sincere life
  Can be with me in my mission.

He who has a dauntless soul
  Can be with me in my God-Satisfaction.

He who has perfect beauty, inner and outer
  Can be with me in my God-Perfection.

9. You deserve

Do you love God?
If you do not love God,
Then you deserve the eternal Death.

Do you love humanity?
If you love humanity,
Then you deserve the eternal Light.

Do you love the unreal in you?
If you love the unreal in you,
Then you deserve the eternal hell.

Do you love the real in you?
If you love the real in you,
Then you deserve the eternal Heaven.

10. The whisper

The whisper of temptation
Is dangerous.
Your vital knows it.

The whisper of aspiration
Is advantageous.
Your heart knows it.

The whisper of realisation
Is prosperous.
Your soul knows it.

11. Only one

Only one need:
  Aspiration-flight.

Only one seed:
  Perfection-light.

Only one deed:
  Surrender-might.

12. No one can lose

God says:
No one must lose.

God says:
No one shall lose.

God says:
No one can lose.

No one must lose in the battlefield of life.
No one shall lose in the Heaven-winning race.
No one can lose in Eternity’s cosmic Game.

13. Son, you must win

He wants his victory’s crown,
He wants his victory’s throne,
  For the searching mind of humanity,
  For the crying heart of humanity,
  For the self-giving life of humanity.
   Therefore
  God says to him:
  Son, you must win.
  If not, your loss is My loss;
  Your defeat is My defeat.

14. They shall listen

The outer world shall listen to you
  If the inner world guides you.

The inner world shall listen to you
  If the outer world loves you.

15. The hour

The hour came
  When God blessed me
   And sent me down to earth.

The hour has come
  When I have to tell the world
   What the world is,
     And what the world will be.

What is the world?
  A self-giving seed.
What will the world be?
  A God-fulfilling tree.

16. God saw in me

God saw in me a soldier;
  Therefore
He allowed me to make friends
With His Mission’s Might.

God saw in me a poet;
  Therefore
He allowed me to make friends
With His Beauty’s Height.

God saw in me a lover;
  Therefore
He allowed me to make friends
With His Duty’s Right.

17. Three trains

Earth’s slow train
Is progress sure.

Heaven’s fast train
Is perfection sure.

God’s fastest train
Is Satisfaction sure.

Sweet is progress.
Divine is satisfaction.
Immortal is perfection.

18. Go to him

Although your desire-friend
Is staying all alone,
Don’t go to him.
  He will spoil you;
  He will ruin you.
  He will spoil your character;
  He will ruin your life.

Although your aspiration-friend
Is weak and not helping you,
Go to him and stay with him.
  One day he will become strong;
  One day he will become rich;
  One day he will become immortal.
   When he becomes strong
   All his power will be yours.
   When he becomes rich
   All his wealth will be yours.
   When he becomes immortal
   All his Immortality will be yours.

19. I do not mix with you

I do not mix with you,
   Not because
You are past correction.
   No, that is not true.

I do not mix with you
   Because
Perfection is not your goal.

I do not mix with you,
   Not because
You are ignorant of God-Light.
   No, that is not true.

I do not mix with you
   Because
You are not for God-Light.

I do not mix with you,
   Not because
Of what you are.
   No, that is not true.

I do not mix with you
   Because
You do not want to be
What I want you to be.
What do I want you to be?
Another God.
  That’s all.

20. Exemptions

True sincerity
  Is exempt from earth-fear.
True purity
  Is exempt from world-imperfection.
True humility
  Is exempt from ignorance-embrace.
True luminosity
  Is exempt from failure-cry.

21. When I look at him

When I look at him
With my eyes open,
I see nothing but
His frightening eyes.

When I look at him
With my eyes closed,
I see nothing but
His compassionate heart.

22. The difference

The difference between God and me is this:
  I defend my body’s destructive might.
  God defends my soul’s illumining light.

The difference between Heaven and me is this:
  I bark at Heaven.
  Heaven smiles at me.

The difference between earth and me is this:
  I see earth as a hopeless case.
  Earth sees me as a God-manifested face.

23. My two realisations

You speak, and yet you say nothing
When I see the human in you.
This is my earth-realisation.

You speak not, and yet you say everything
When I see the Divine in you.
This is my Heaven-realisation.

24. God-touch

Earth-touch makes me patient;
   Therefore
I am grateful to earth.

Heaven-touch makes me compassionate;
   Therefore
I am grateful to Heaven.

God-touch makes me complete, perfect
  and absolute;
   Therefore
I am grateful to God.

25. Earth-pleasures, earth-joys

O man, don’t be a fool!
Your earth-pleasures are perishing like
 anything.
You can’t hoard them.

O man, don’t be a fool!
Your earth-joys will never leave you.
Just deserve them and use them.

26. Very old friends

God and I are two very old acquaintances.
You may call us even friends,
Two very old friends.
But we two friends can never fulfil each other
Although we consider ourselves as friends.

God gives me His Conviction-power
And I give Him my contradiction-power.
Indeed, this way we sing the song
Of perpetual mutual wisdom-sacrifice.

27. Command and obey

God has commanded me;
 Therefore
I love God.
Indeed, His Command
Is my perfection-seed.

I have obeyed God;
 Therefore
God is pleased with me.
He knows my obedience
Is His Satisfaction-tree.

28. Earth-feast and Heaven-feast

He descended to earth
 To feast his eyes.
He has fulfilled his task.
Earth-beauty his eyes have enjoyed.

He shall ascend to Heaven
 To feed his heart-hunger.
He knows Heaven is generous;
He knows Heaven is compassionate;
He knows Heaven is all-giving.

29. I love you

Although I quarrel with you
   I love you.
Although I fight with you
   I love you.
Although I speak ill of you
   I love you.
Although at times I hate you
   I love you.
Why do I love you?
I love you because
I cannot live without you.

30. Another instrument

The moment you displease me
I think of another instrument:
  A good instrument,
   A divine instrument,
     A perfect instrument.
But God tells me that another instrument,
  A good instrument,
   A divine instrument,
     A perfect instrument
Is only a dream.
  Not only my dream
   But
The dream of God’s Patience-Sky.

31. My vital and my heart

My vital tells me:
  Love me or I will go away
  Never to return.

My heart tells me:
  Whether you love me or not
  I shall stay in you, for you.
  I shall never return
To the Heaven-Delight
Without you.

32. I see Him

Months passed by;
Years too.
Alas, where is my Lord, my Beloved Supreme?
Ah, I see Him in His Beauty’s Face!
He is in my crying minute
And in my surrendering second —
In my heart’s crying minute
And in my life’s surrendering second.

33. My companions

  Hope, my hope,
You are my conscious companion;
  Therefore
I always like you.

  Patience, my patience,
You are my conscious and constant companion;
  Therefore
I always love you.

  Surrender, my surrender,
You are my conscious, constant and
  illumining companion;
  Therefore
I always need you.

34. When I cry

   When I cry,
I am my futility-strife.

   When I try,
I am Heaven’s liberty-soul.

   When I surrender,
I am God’s Satisfaction-sun.

35. Please accept me

  Father, please accept me
  As Your surrendering son.

Son, please accept Me
As your surrendered Father
Who was once upon a time
A rejected and discarded Father.

  Father, let us enjoy
  The beauty of mutual acceptance.

Son, indeed,
That is an extraordinary suggestion.
Today you deserve My Gratitude-sea.

36. The story of my poor time

When I spend my time
Underestimating myself
I am, indeed, a great fool.
God, I do not want my body-man
To remain a great fool.

When I spend my time
Overestimating myself
I am, indeed, a greater fool.
God, I do not want my vital-man
To remain a greater fool.

When I spend my time
Hating myself
I am, indeed, the greatest fool.
God, I do not want my mind-man
To remain the greatest fool.

37. How do I forget?

How do I forget
My mental pains?
I forget my mental pains
By treasuring my psychic gains.

How do I forget
My earth-failures?
I forget my earth-failures
By remembering my Heaven-dreams
    And
My Heaven-promises.

38. Fate and faith

   Fate
Is the slave-surrender
Of the beggar in me.

   Faith
Is the God-Light-acceptance
Of the Prince in me.

39. God will bless you

You wanted name.
God has given it to you.

You wanted fame.
God has given it to you.

God wanted you
To give Him a smile.
Still you have not played your role.
God will bless you
Since I cannot.

God wanted you
To serve Him in humanity.
Still you have not played your role.
God will love you
Since I cannot.

40. Past, present, future

My mind
Is busy with my unpardonable past.

My heart
Is busy with my deplorable present.

My soul
Is busy with my profitable future.

41. Not wise enough

I am wise enough
To tell the world
That God is my might.

I am not wise enough
To feel that what I do
Is nothing but a constant manifestation
Of God-Light
  In me,
   For me.

42. My secret sorrow

Lord, finally today
I am giving You
My secret sorrow.

Son, secret sorrow is sacred.

Ah, since You are my only Lord,
I must confess to You
   Or
Confide in You.
Why am I not another God?

43. Do not worry

Heart, do not worry;
Mind will love you.
Give it another chance.

God, do not worry;
I do need You.
Give me another chance.

44. The hour of need

I helped God
In His Hour of need;
  Therefore
God is now able to sing and dance.

God helped me
In my hour of need;
  Therefore
In Heaven I am complete
  And
On earth I am perfect.

45. Our promises

I have just remembered
My promise to God:
I shall work for
God-Manifestation
On earth.

God has just remembered
His Promise to me:
He will give me
His infinity’s Strength
And His Eternity’s Patience.

46. Love

The human in me says
   Love is blind.

The divine in me says
   Love is wisdom.

The Supreme in me says
   Love is His Eternity’s Height,
   Infinity’s Might
     And
   Immortality’s Light.

47. An extra soul

It is an extra eye
That sees God’s Beauty,
   And
That eye is my heart.

It is an extra heart
That feels God’s Satisfaction,
   And
That heart is my soul.

It is an extra soul
That becomes God’s Perfection,
   And
That soul is God.

48. Eternity is at my disposal

God, I must leave You
   Since
You are not pleasing me.

Son, please, please
Give Me another chance.
  From now on
I shall be more loving;
I shall be more compassionate.
  From now on
I shall try to please you
In your own way.
I have to prove
  That Eternity
Is at My disposal.

49. My doubt-child and my faith-child

My doubt-child will not live with me
   For a long time.
He has a very short life;
     Therefore
I am treasuring him and cherishing him.

My faith-child will not only have
   A long life,
But an eternal life;
     Therefore
I am not so fond of him right now.

Once my doubt-child dies,
The joy that I now give to my doubt-child
Will all be given to my faith-child
In addition to what I now give to my
 faith-child.
When I am left with only my faith-child,
My faith-child will have everything
That I have and that I am.
What I have is sacrifice
   And
What I am is smile.

50. A temporary experience

“Doubt, my life is bound up in you;
  Therefore
I am imperfect.”

“Man, your life is bound up in me?
No, your life is bound up
In the pleasure-life;
And that pleasure-life is your ego-life.
And that ego-life is your ignorance-life.
And that ignorance-life is something
That God wants you to have
  For the time being.”

From: Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 17 - , Agni Press, 1974
Sourced from http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/gb-17