The Wings of Light, part 5

201. I wrote to you for help

O my soul,
I wrote to you
For help
In my God-manifestation.
Alas,
Your answer could have been
More generous.

O my heart,
I wrote to you
For help
In my God-manifestation.
Alas,
Your poor response
Fails to inspire me.

O my mind,
I wrote to you
For help
In my God-manifestation.
Alas,
Your obscure answer
Puzzles me.

O my vital,
I wrote to you
For help
In my God-manifestation.
Alas,
Your senseless answer
Frustrates me.

O my body,
I didn’t write to you
Because
I didn’t know
Whom to choose
Between you
And ignorance.

202. Many happy returns

On my birthday
Earth-consciousness says:
“Many happy returns.”
Heaven-Delight says:
“Your every happy return to earth-life
Is also a happy step towards My Palace.”
Alas,
Life on earth
Is temptation-frustration.
Life in Heaven
Is examination-clarification.

203. His love taught him

His love of God
Taught him
How to descend
Into the world-night.

His love of man
Taught him
How to forget
His Immortality’s height.

204. Life-passage and love-message

Where is the world-soul?
The world-soul
Is inside my blossoming vision.

What shall I do with it?
I shall give it out.

To whom?
To those who know that
Life-passage and love-message
Are one,
Inseparably one.

205. Alternatives

Choose!
God-life or man-perfection.
Choose!

Choose!
God-edifice or man-sacrifice.
Choose!

Choose!
God-power or man-love.
Choose!

206. My prayers

My doubtful prayers
Are my prayers of clay.

My soulful prayers
Are my prayers of day.

My thought-covered prayers
Are my prayers of frustration.

My silence-filled prayers
Are my prayers of destination.

207. Where they live

His heart lives
In the sea of loneliness.

His mind lives
In the pool of loneliness.

His vital lives
In the pyre of depression.

His body lives
In the cave of perdition.

208. My love-telescope

When I use
My time-telescope,
I suffer from dark uncertain night.

When I use
My love-telescope,
I build the palace of life
In the kingdom of God-Light.

209. O light, O trance

O light of trance,
Where are you?
O trance of night,
Where are you not?
O night of trance,
Where can I kill you?
O Light, O trance,
I am of you.
O night, O trance,
God is there for you.

210. Knowledge-sun, lustre-moon

I eat,
And yet I eat not
Ignorance-night.

I drink,
And yet I drink not
Ignorance-sea.

I eat not,
And yet I eat
Knowledge-sun.

I drink not,
And yet I drink
Lustre-moon.

211. When he represents

He is one
When he represents
Truth and Light.

He is one
When he represents
Love and Life.

He is two
When he represents
His Inner Faith
And
His Outer Doubt.

He is many
When he represents
Earth-Bondage-Night
And
Heaven-Freedom-Bliss.

212. Four messages

The message of his vital:
Life is a self-imposed struggle.

The message of his mind:
Life is a self-exposed-bondage.

The message of his heart:
Life is a God-inviting hope.

The message of his body:
Life is a death-manifesting ignorance.

213. My journey

Earth is not
My journey’s start.

Heaven is not
My journey’s close.

My journey is
The birthless Lover on earth.

My journey is
The deathless Beloved in Heaven.

214. Say not anything against me

O life,
I love you.
I love your sound-wave.
Therefore,
Say not anything against me.

O death,
I love you.
I love your silence-peace.
Therefore,
Say not anything against me.

215. Behold the magic

No goal, no goal:
Behold the magic of the mind.

No soul, no soul:
Behold the magic of the vital.

No heart, no heart:
Behold the magic of the body.

No night, no night:
Behold the magic of the heart.

No ignorance, no ignorance:
Behold the magic of the soul.

216. A transaction

The life human
Is at its best
A transaction
Between
Black depression
And
Brown frustration.

The life divine
Is at its worst
A transaction
Between
A hungry sky
And
A thirsty sun.

217. Two debts

God, let us settle
Our accounts.
God, do I owe You anything?

“Certainly you do, My son.
You owe Me
Your failure-sea
And
Your failure-sky.”
God, here they are.

“Son, do I owe you anything?”
Yes, Lord, You owe me
My Eternal Now.
“Son, here it is.”

218. Three things you can do with God

Three are the things
That you can do with God:
First kill Him and then love Him
Or
First love Him and then kill Him
Or
Love His Peace devotedly,
Love His Light unreservedly,
Love His Love unconditionally.

219. They do not bother God

God is lazy.
Therefore
My body does not bother God.

God is weak.
Therefore
My vital does not bother God.

God is ignorant.
Therefore
My mind does not bother God.

God is shy.
Therefore
My heart does not bother God.

220. If you are the son of God

If you are the son of God,
Then give Him what you have:
Your cry, your constant cry,
Your endless cry.
And
If God is your son,
Then give Him what you are:
Your smile, your birthless smile,
Your deathless smile.

221. Two are better, one is better

Two are better than one.
Therefore
I always stay
With the Compassion of the Supreme.

One is better than two.
Therefore
I never stay
With my personal efforts.

222. What is important?

What is important in life?
A soulful smile.

What is important in death?
A fruitful silence.

What is important in Immortality?
A dutiful necessity.

223. We can easily work it out together

You and I
Can easily work it out together.
You pray to God
To grant us nectar
On our behalf.
And when God grants us nectar,
Let me taste it first
On our behalf.
If it tastes good,
Without fail
I shall share it with you.
Let us try.
You and I
Can easily work it out together.

224. The blessing

The blessing of your madness:
Nobody will come near you.

The blessing of your calmness:
God will come near you.

The blessing of your impurity:
You will have to walk alone
To your goal.

The blessing of your purity:
You will not have to go to your goal,
Your goal itself shall come to you.

225. He has the most perfect answer

How to be a genuine fake?
Go and ask a fanatic disciple.
He has the most perfect
Answer for you.

How to be a genuine rogue?
Go and ask a self-styled busy disciple.
He has the most perfect
Answer for you.

226. I see not

The world is too much with me.
Therefore
I see not the face of God.

The world is too much within me.
Therefore
I fail to see the face of Love.

227. The human eye, the divine Eye

The human eye sleeps
In the room of dreams.

The divine Eye strikes
The Hour of Reality.

The human heart declares:
Love before you perish.

The divine Heart reveals:
Love and become,
Become and love.

228. This is the discovery

Tension and destruction:
This is the discovery of the animal life.

Tension without attention:
This is the discovery of the human life.

Attention without tension:
This is the discovery of the divine life.

Attention with discovery:
This is the discovery of the supreme life.

229. My love, my freewill, my God

My love is
My freewill.
My freewill is
My God.
My God is
My yesterday’s Silence,
My today’s Sound,
My tomorrow’s Kingdom.

230. Sick soul, strong soul and God-soul

He is a sick soul.
Therefore
He is an earth-bound cat.

He is a strong soul.
Therefore
He is a Heaven-free lion.

He is a God-soul.
Therefore
He cries with the heart of earth
And
Smiles with the Eye of Heaven.

231. The cave-life

I lived a cave-life
For meditation.
I shunned all my human friends
To gain my only eternal
And immortal Friend.

He came in and said:
“Son, your cave will suffocate me.
I want to live in your palace-life.
It will give me what I admire —
Oneness with the multitudes.”

232. The only thing I know

God, I teach
Because
This is the only thing I know.

“Son, I learn
Because
This is the only thing I know.”

God, I judge You
Because
This is the only thing I know.

“Son, I forgive you
Because
This is the only thing I know.”

233. I like, I love

Society and sanity:
I like society,
I love sanity.

Beauty and purity:
I like beauty,
I love purity.

Generosity and humility:
I like generosity,
I love humility.

Responsibility and duty:
I like responsibility,
I love duty.

234. Just surrender!

Don’t conclude,
Just watch!
Lo, God is blessing you.

Don’t watch,
Just feel!
Lo, God is loving you.

Don’t feel,
Just surrender!
Lo, God is embracing you.

235. An all-embracing glance

Fear
Is a backward glance.
Cheer
Is a forward glance.
Love
Is an inward glance.
Devotion
Is an upward glance.
Surrender
Is an all-embracing glance.

236. Surrender

Surrender
Is the vision of my world-clock.

Surrender
Is the reality of my life after death.

Surrender
Is the bridge
Between
My pure ascent
And
God’s sure descent.

237. This is just a suggestion

Father,
This is just a suggestion:
Since You are extremely tired,
Let me take care
Of Your creation
For a while.

“Son,
This is just a suggestion:
Since you are not tired at all,
You should not make friends
With death-sleep
Any more.”

238. His friends

He has two unreliable friends:
His black fear and his brown doubts.

He has two reliable friends:
His white faith and his purple love.

He has one indispensable friend:
His blue-gold inner cry.

239. Three books

He has studied only three books:
The book of nonsense,
The book of ignorance,
The book of innocence.

The animal in him
Was satisfied
With his nonsense-book.

The human in him
Was satisfied
With his ignorance-book.

The divine in him
Was satisfied
With his innocence-book.

240. Why am I here?

Why am I here
In the land of the Gurus?
Why am I here
In the land of the disciples?

I am in the land of the Gurus
Because
God wants to share with me
His Realisation-Light.

I am in the land of the disciples
Because
God wants to share with me
His ignorance-night.

241. They do not contradict me

A great man
Does not contradict me
Because
He knows
I am a senseless soul.

A good man
Does not contradict me
Because
He knows
I am a loveless soul.

A God-man
Does not contradict me
Because
He knows
I am a helpless soul.

242. Just start

Why start?
Just start and see.

How to start?
Just start and feel.

When to start?
Just start and reach.

243. He paid three visits to God

He paid three visits to God:

First time he went
With a beggar’s humiliation.

Second time he went
With a seeker’s humility.

Third time he went
With a lover’s oneness.

God questioned the beggar,
God smiled at the seeker,
God caught the lover.

244. The cross, the crown

If you
Love the cross,
The crown will adorn you.

If you
Love the crown,
The cross may not utilise you.

What is the cross?
The cross is self-examination.
What is the crown?
The crown is self-manifestation.

245. Their minds

The mind of a fool
Knows everything.

The mind of a wise man
Asks everything.

The mind of a great man
Envelops everything.

The mind of a good man
Treasures everything.

246. The pond, the river, the sea

The pond cries
For the Power of the sea.
The river runs
For the Light of the sea.
The sea sighs
For the Light within.

247. The difference between my mind and my heart

The difference
Between
My heart and my mind
Is this:
My heart grows up
But
Does not grow old,
Never;
My mind grows old
But
Does not grow up,
Never.

248. Saying and doing, giving and receiving

The difference
Between
Saying and doing
Is this:
Saying is man-power,
Doing is God-shower.

The difference
Between
Giving and receiving
Is this:
Giving is the stamp of the individual man,
Receiving is the stamp of the universal God.

249. What they need

What my body needs
Is an endurance-contest.

What my vital needs
Is an appearance-contest.

What my body needs
Is an inconscience-conquest.

What my heart needs
Is an assurance-rest.

250. Nobody came, all came

Light for sale.
Nobody came
Because
Light is too powerful.

Truth for sale.
Nobody came
Because
Truth is too hurtful.

Ignorance for sale.
All came
Because
Ignorance teaches them how to sing.

Bondage for sale.
All came
Because
Bondage teaches them how to dance.

From: Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 5 - , Agni Press, 1974
Sourced from http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/wl-5