Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 201

20001

O seeker,
Every day start
Your life’s journey
With a gratitude-heart-song.

20002

Are you a fool, O seeker?
Why are you afraid
Of abandoning
Your old and useless
Ignorance-companion?

20003

Even inside
The mind’s ignorance-night,
The flickering light of the heart
Shines.

20004

Wild ambitions
And huge frustrations
Have orphaned many minds
And many hearts.

20005

Even when
God’s Justice descends,
It is accompanied by
His unseen Compassion.

20006

No division-power of the mind
Can either love or serve mankind
Divinely and supremely.
Only the oneness-power of the heart
Can love and serve
Plus transform the world.

20007

Nothing is simple to accomplish
When we use our doubting mind.
Nothing is too difficult to accomplish
When we use our crying heart.

20008

Alas, at times
I am in a reality-bound cave
And at times
I am beyond the dream-free skies.

20009

The aspiration-heart
Has and is the capacity
To fly into the sky
Of Eternity’s Oneness-Beyond.

20010

The candles of the heart
Can easily be lit
Once and for all
By the God-oneness-flame
Of the soul.

20011

When your heart becomes
A soaring aspiration-bird,
The Beyond is bound
To beckon you.

20012

How can you be happy,
Really happy,
If you cannot separate your heart
From your mind’s
Stark and ruthless confines?

20013

It is so strange
That the mind wants to live
Permanently
Inside its pitch-dark thought-prison.

20014

To feed
God’s ceaseless and breathless Hunger,
What we need
Is a child-heart-joy.

20015

A pure thought
Brightens the mind,
Sweetens the heart
And enlightens the life.

20016

Be careful
Of your lethargy-body.
It can, at any moment,
Devour
Your heart’s inspiration-joy.

20017

Every day
I try to celebrate
The oneness-dream of my heart
Even inside
The division-enjoyment-mind.

20018

To a seeker,
Nothing can be more precious
Than his sacred
Morning meditation-hour.

20019

We can sweeten and gladden
Our thoughts
Only with
Our heart-fragrance-prayers.

20020

It is you
Who have to push aside
Your mind’s mountain-doubts
With the help of
Your soul-abundance-power.

20021

A receptivity-heart
Keeps all its inner doors open
To welcome
Its Lord Beloved Supreme.

20022

You must never allow your mind
To drag you inside
The dark, darker, darkest
Thought-tunnel.

20023

God knows
My gratitude-songs
By heart
And quite often sings them
To increase my aspiration-intensity.

20024

O my heart,
When are you going to be
The possessor of Infinity’s
Self-giving and God-fulfilling
Capacities?

20025

Alas, what a rogue
The human mind is!
With its shameless doubts
It tries to harass and embarrass
The divinity of the heart.

20026

My realisation-soul
And my aspiration-heart
Have the same message:
This world of ours
Will definitely have peace one day,
For the omnipresent God
Will reveal and manifest
His universal Peace.

20027

Needless to say,
God has countless attributes.
But by far
The most significant attribute
Is peace.

20028

Peace is founded upon love.
Love is fulness-perfection
In the outer world.
Love is oneness-fragrance
In the inner world.

20029

God the Vision and God the Reality
Are inseparable.
Alas, when will man the dream
And man the reality
Become consciously, inseparably one?

20030

Anything that we truly need
For our abiding happiness
God will definitely grant us
At His choice Hour,
For God is eager to share
His Happiness with us.

20031

Do not stop dreaming!
One day your world-peace-dream
Will inundate the entire world.

20032

A disciplined outer life
Is indeed a result of
The life of inner freedom.

20033

Perfection you want?
Then add regularity and punctuality
To your meditation-silence-meal.

20034

There is only one place
For a seeker to place
His devotion-heart,
And that is at his Lord’s
Compassion-flooded Nectar-Feet.

20035

The mind desires
A sympathy-audience.
The heart desires
A oneness-audience.
The soul desires
A God-loving,
God-caring and
God-fulfilling audience.

20036

A fulness-heart’s tears
Can and shall satisfy
God’s Summit-Manifestation-Light.

20037

O God-lover and world-server,
Be not doomed to disappointment,
For there shall definitely come a time
When you will see
The transformation-face of humanity.

20038

We have one common goal:
Peace.
But how do we achieve it?
Only through meditation
On peace itself.

20039

The fastest outer sprinter
And the fastest inner sprinter
Are not rivals.
They are two complementary souls.
The outer sprinter
Charms the inner sprinter.
The inner sprinter
Illumines the outer sprinter.

20040

Precisely because
We are God’s chosen instruments,
He has given us
His most secret, most sacred
And most precious inner wealth —
The inner hunger.

20041

The name of God’s Life
Is infinite Compassion.
The name of God’s Heart
Is immortal Love.

20042

God the Compassion
Blesses us
With His Satisfaction-Delight.
God the Justice
Blesses us
With His Perfection-Height.

20043

Every day I join my heart
When it sings God-obedience-songs.
Every day I join my life
When it sings God-surrender-songs.

20044

A faith-runner
On the aspiration-road
Can deal easily
With doubt-attacks.

20045

When humanity’s lethargy
Comes to power,
Ignorance-night is bound
To rule supreme
On earth.

20046

My heart’s soulfulness-speed
Is fed and multiplied
By God’s own Dream.

20047

God loves
Only one philosophy,
And that is the
Do-it-here-now philosophy.

20048

Concern gives
According to its limited willingness.
Love gives
According to its complete cheerfulness.

20049

God wants each and every seeker
To be a thief —
To steal beauty from His Eye
And bliss from His Heart.

20050

If you do not meditate
On your Inner Pilot,
Definitely you are going to miss
Something most significant.
If you meditate
On your Inner Pilot,
You will grow into
A greatness-mind-tower
And a goodness-heart-flower.

20051

Peace will show you
The way to God.
Bliss will teach you
How to preserve God.

20052

O my heart, dive deep within
And see if there is anything
That you have not yet given
To your Beloved Supreme.

20053

My prayer-mind
Is my uncertain investment.
My meditation-heart
Is my certain, absolutely certain,
Investment.

20054

I never felt
And never even thought
That God would be so eager
And anxious
To see me happy.

20055

Each soulful thought
Is unimaginably precious
In serving God the creation.

20056

The mind is always ready
To blame somebody else.
The heart is quite often ready
To blame itself.
The soul says:
“O mind,
By blaming others
You can never be happy.
O heart,
By blaming yourself
You will get nothing worthwhile.
O mind, O heart,
Stay not in the world of blame.
Pray to God, meditate on God
For illumination.”

20057

Alas, why is God so indifferent
To me, my suffering?
Alas, when will God play the role
Of my Saviour
And not my Observer?

20058

Be brave, sleeplessly brave.
Do not surrender
To the inevitable.
The strength of your soul
Can silence the buffets of fate.

20059

O my eyes,
When will I see
The beauty of the dawn
Inside you and around you?
O my world,
When will I see
The peace of the evening
Inside you and around you?

20060

Inspiration
Is the God-journey’s start.
Aspiration
Is the God-speed.
Realisation
Is the God-destination.

20061

O my suspicion-mind,
I thought you had left me
For good.
Alas, you have come back again
To torture me, my entire being.
Unless and until, my mind,
You are ruthlessly under arrest,
Peace will remain a far cry.

20062

Do not complain;
Do not complain.
Just train your mind
To look at the world
With a compassion-eye.

20063

Are you not the worst fool?
If not, why do you allow your mind
To lord it over you
Day and night?

20064

The outer world thinks
My little heart is useless.
But the inner world knows
My little heart is both
Priceless and measureless.

20065

In the inner world
My name is tolerance.
In the outer world
My name is perseverance.

20066

May my inner
God-aspiration-necessity
And my outer
God-manifestation-capacity
Remain always inseparable.

20067

Where is
My mind’s freedom?
It is inside
My heart’s peace.
It is inside
My life’s surrender.

20068

The vital is always eager
To fight.
The mind is always eager
To doubt.
The heart is always eager
To cry.
The life is always eager
To surrender.

20069

Truth is not
A new invention.
Truth is not
A new discovery.
Truth is
Eternal self-evidence.

20070

O my oneness-heart’s rose-beauty,
Where are you?
O my division-mind’s thorn-torture,
Why are you here?

20071

From ancient times,
Even until now,
The transformation of human nature
Has seemed to be
An impossible task.

20072

The smiles of victory
And the tears of defeat
Exist only
In the aspiration-famine
Of the human mind.

20073

I know
My spiritual riches will grow
Only when I go
Straight to my heart’s
Aspiration-garden
Every morning.

20074

We may not see
But we do feel
That there is a Hand
Which is beckoning us
To a supreme Destination.

20075

When my vision-eye flies
Towards the moon,
My heart becomes beautiful and pure.
When my vision-eye flies
Towards the sun,
My heart becomes confident and sure.

20076

Each self-giving act of mine
Helps my life
To strengthen my soul’s
God-manifestation-promise.

20077

In all human beings lies hidden
The seed
Of God-satisfaction-promise.

20078

It is not advisable
To measure the depths
Of life’s
Most deplorable failures.

20079

Let each and every human being
Be cautious of
His violence-temper-destruction.

20080

Each aspiration-heart
Is indeed a radiance-smile
Of God’s Compassion-Eye.

20081

O my mind,
When will you start
Praying and meditating
At the foot
Of my soul’s peace-mountain?

20082

When the heart is charged
With enthusiasm-flames,
All earthly barriers
Can be surmounted.

20083

May I be my mind’s
Inspiration-march.
May I be my heart’s
Aspiration-flight.
May I be my soul’s
Illumination-depth.

20084

When the mind arrives soundlessly
At the heart’s door,
The inner host immediately
Opens the door.

20085

Who is a God-realised soul?
A God-realised soul is he
Who carries Eternity’s
God-ordained
Responsibility-oceans.

20086

O my Lord Supreme,
Do give me an iota
Of Your Tolerance-Ear
And an iota
Of Your Compassion-Heart
To love You in the inner world
And serve You in the outer world.

20087

My life’s pendulum
Is moving to and fro
Between my mind’s
Uncomely and ancient thoughts
And my heart’s
Beautiful and noble feelings.

20088

When I do not pray and meditate
Early in the morning,
I invariably enter into my mind’s
Anxiety-anguish-jungle.

20089

We must renounce
Our ego-pride-life
If we want God to announce
His Victory in and through us.

20090

The absence of faith
In the heart
Can easily be the cause
Of the destruction-rain
Of the spiritual life.

20091

The human in me thinks
My life is a big joke.
The divine in me knows
My life is a Dream of God.
Alas, I am lost
Between my human experience
And my divine reality.

20092

A resolute mind
And a self-giving heart
Can surmount all obstacles
Without fail.

20093

O my mind,
Can you not see
That you are day by day
Withering
In your hopeless, helpless
Forest-life?

20094

O my mind,
Throw away the desire-clutches
And desire-nets
If you want to fly
In the firmament of Infinity’s Freedom.

20095

If you please God
Here on earth
In God’s own Way,
At the end of your journey’s close,
God Himself will greet you
And receive you
At His transcendental Palace
In Heaven.

20096

Each time I offer
My heart’s willingness-smile
To my Lord Supreme,
He blessingfully invites me
To come close, closer, closest
To Him.

20097

In the inner life
We must become meditation-mountains
To transcend ourselves.
In the outer life
We must become dedication-trees
To transcend ourselves.

20098

Because my heart is
A breathless lover of God,
The whole world belongs
To my heart’s oneness-love.

20099

May my life be dedicated
Only to those
Who believe in world-peace
And wish their inner lives
To be inundated with peace.

20100

First use your imagination-power
To create a better world.
Then sleeplessly serve
The present world
To turn your imagination
Into reality.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 201 - , Agni Press, 1994
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