Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 191

19001

Alas, a world-wide shortage
Of humility and purity
Is considerably delaying the world’s
God-satisfaction-progress.

19002

There is no real joy
In self-promotion.
Real joy abides
In God-manifestation
And God-satisfaction.

19003

You must discard
Your dark and thickening doubts
And replace them
With fresh and fragrant faith.

19004

At every moment
Try to make your life
A cheerful, soulful and prayerful
Service-song
To please God in God’s own Way.

19005

Only the upward-climbing
Thought-flames
Can illumine and liberate
The mind.

19006

Because your faith
Is so fleeting,
Your life’s inner progress
Will remain a far cry.

19007

The path of God-obedience
Is the only path
That I sleeplessly
And breathlessly need.

19008

May my thought-world embody
My soul’s divinity-flooded
Sweetness-paradise.

19009

Mine is not the life
Of God-disappointment-tears.
Mine is the heart
Of God-fulfilment-smiles.

19010

When I become a prayerful server
Of God’s Dream,
God becomes a full supporter
Of my reality.

19011

What am I doing?
I am exploring
My aspiration,
My surrender
And my gratitude-selves
At the Feet of my Lord Beloved Supreme.

19012

I am no longer in my mind’s
Doubt-bondage-prison.
I am now in my heart’s
Faith-freedom-kingdom.

19013

The power of our soul’s
Immortality’s silence
Can and will
Transform this world.

19014

Each life reminds us
Of yet to be fulfilled
God-promises.

19015

When you pray,
Consciously try to smile
In the fragrance-life
Of your soul.

19016

I want my heart’s aspiration-room
And my life’s dedication-room
Not to remain unfurnished.

19017

God is proud of me
Only when He is able
To blessingfully stroke
My humility-head.

19018

My Lord Supreme,
I am beginning
An altogether new day today,
With the art of prayerful listening.

19019

When your life bristles with problems,
Try to feel that
The God of the Beyond
Can enter into your sincere prayers.

19020

My Lord’s Forgiveness
Has always been extremely kind to me;
Therefore, I am still alive.

19021

My Lord wants me
To carefully count my good points,
So that I can approach Him
With a prayerful mind
And a cheerful heart.

19022

God does not want us
To decrease our soulful necessities.
He just wants us
To decrease our absurd expectations.

19023

God does not want me
To pay my gratitude-debt to Him.
He wants me only
To bring back my aspiration-heart to Him.

19024

God’s Compassion
Does not boss me around.
It is usually my mind
That becomes my lord,
With my inner consent.

19025

Concentration-power
Must come to the fore
From the heart centre
For the fulfilment
Of high-climbing aspiration.

19026

The more we use our mind
To give us joy,
The sooner we shall forget how to fly
With the Freedom-Wings
Of our Lord Supreme.

19027

At long last I am successful
At bidding farewell
To my bitter world-resentment-life!

19028

I am happy
Only when I accept
The transcendental Beauty of God’s Way
As my own, very own.

19029

O my stupid mind,
You always misinterpret
My Lord’s blessingful Silence-Messages!

19030

My life’s spontaneous willingness
To please God in His own Way
Has come from
My heart’s sleepless awareness
Of self-expansion in God.

19031

For the mind to grasp
The entire truth
In a divine way
Is almost an impossible task.

19032

If we do not take
Our Inner Pilot more seriously,
Then our mind will, without fail,
Prevent our heart from rising
To God-Heights.

19033

If I refuse to undertake
God-manifestation-responsibility,
Then it will be my loss,
And nobody else’s.

19034

Real mental renunciation
Will bring you nothing
But vital frustration.

19035

Our only unfailing resource
Is our heart’s
Sleepless aspiration-cry.

19036

Your mind-anxieties
Will be put to rest
Only when you are ready
To conquer fear
With your heart’s oneness-will
With God.

19037

If you cease to love
God the Unimaginable,
Your meditations can never be
Deep, illumining and fulfilling.

19038

It is only our soulful prayers
That can help our hope
Rise triumphantly.

19039

As long as you get joy
In your pride’s superiority,
You will be denied
God’s Satisfaction-Smile.

19040

The life of ignorance
Is both infinitely stronger
And infinitely stranger
Than we can ever imagine.

19041

If you tell God
That it is not within your capacity
To give up your desire-life,
Then God can help you
Only on the strength of
Your inner obedience-life.

19042

Real happiness
Can enter into my life
Only when I dare to think
God has not yet given up on me.

19043

If you do not forget
Your negativity-mind-depression,
God cannot come to you
With His Oneness-Heart-Bliss.

19044

I shall not let the moment
Have its way.
I want each and every moment
To follow my heart-Lord’s Way.

19045

It is better not to go to war
With either the stupidity-mind
Or the impurity-heart.
It is always advisable to pray
To the compassionate God
For their illumination.

19046

When we are inspired
With the self-giving will
To live for goodness,
God feels that the hour has come
For Him to smile
His transcendental Smile.

19047

The persistent ignorance-lover
Has no place
Either here or there —
Not even in God’s Heart.

19048

Weakness
Either in the mind
Or in the heart
Or in the body
Leads us
To inescapable slavery.

19049

Although we come into the world
To catch the beauty of the world,
We are quite often caught
By the ugliness of the world.

19050

Nature compassionately takes
Very little from us.
But we are always eager to devour
Not only everything from nature,
But also nature itself.

19051

True, at present life cannot be
All sunshine.
But there shall come a time
When our God-invocation-prayers
And God-satisfaction-meditations
Will make our life all sunshine.

19052

There is only one right course
Of action:
A sleepless and desireless
God-surrender-life.

19053

God does not want us
To draw experiences
From the pool of failure.
He wants us
To draw experience-light
From the heart-surrender-fountain.

19054

One single ignorance-thought
Can enter into our mind
In various forms
Of trials and tribulations.

19055

My Lord, when I think of Your Heart,
I want to feel that it is reachable
And not unreachable.
My Lord, when I think of Your Mind,
I want to feel that it is comprehensible
And not incomprehensible.
My Lord, when I think of Your Justice,
I want to feel that it is mutable
And not immutable.

19056

What is spirituality,
If not constant self-vigilance
And self-discipline?

19057

I know, I know,
Attachment-power
Is mighty.
Detachment-power
Is mightier.
Enlightenment-power
Is by far the mightiest.

19058

I came into the world
Not to escape the miseries of life,
But to challenge and conquer
The ruthless torture of misery.

19059

If you have chosen the way
Of pleasing God in God’s own Way,
Then you must never be attached
To anything that lures you
Or tempts you.

19060

When we enter into desire-life
And want to remain there,
We cannot see the end
Of despair-night.

19061

The unripe individual ego tells me
That I am the possessor.
The ripe universal ego tells me
That God is the only Possessor
And the only Possession.

19062

Twice God smiles:
Once when I say
That I can accomplish
Whatever I want to
Without God’s Help,
And once when I say
That God does not care at all
Whether I accomplish
Or do not accomplish
Anything.

19063

I want to be blinded
And remain blinded
By God’s Compassion-Eye
And Protection-Feet.

19064

Do not provoke a war
Between your mind’s impurity
And your heart’s purity.
Invoke God’s Presence
To do the needful
Inside the two.

19065

Two miracles
God has chosen to grant us:
He will give us the capacity
To manifest Him fully,
And we shall all become
His supremely choice instruments.

19066

My Lord, protect my mind
When it is doing something wrong.
My Lord, support my heart
When it is doing something right.

19067

I was astounded
When I found out
That I was included
In God’s world-transformation-Plan.

19068

My Lord, do give me the capacity
To live in a never-ending stream
Of self-offering-bliss.

19069

Readiness to please God
Is the minimal qualification we need
Once we enter into
The spiritual life.

19070

My Lord Supreme assures me
That my sweetness-surrender-heart
Will be my fulness-satisfaction-life.

19071

In the past
I saw the speed
Of God’s Compassion-Light.
Now I see the speed
Of God’s Forgiveness-Joy.

19072

I have now come to realise
That I can pave the God-road
Not with my powerful words
But with my prayerful deeds.

19073

God will allow us to walk
Along the illumination-road
If we carry with us
Nothing but a silence-heart.

19074

Alas, will ever human beings
Come to realise
Why they enjoy so much
Their fragile ego-shelter?

19075

Ignorance cannot stain any soul.
But ignorance can definitely
Most deplorably delay
The manifestation of the soul’s vision
On earth.

19076

Whenever we live in the mind,
We must realise that we are
The prisoners of the mind.
And whenever we live in the heart,
We must realise that we are living
In the most spacious palace of the heart.

19077

Man is not God’s disastrous mistake.
But man himself in the course of time
May be the creator of disastrous mistakes.

19078

Human friendship
Is quite often brittle
Because this friendship is made
From two unlit human minds.

19079

O my heart,
I want you to remain always
Untarnished
By selfishness, narrowness
And unwillingness.

19080

It is not a crime
To be plagued by doubts.
But it is indeed a crime
If we do not pray to God
To illumine our doubting mind.

19081

An unaspiring man is,
Without fail,
Bound to live a life
Of endless and deathless contradictions.

19082

Our life is anchored
To fulfilling hope
Only when our soulful prayers
Touch the Compassion-Feet of God.

19083

Surrender, surrender,
Surrender to God’s Will!
Then you will see that
Happiness lies in your path
Here, there and everywhere.

19084

O seeker, if you do not please God
In God’s own Way,
Destruction-despair
Will frequently visit you.

19085

You do not have to push yourself
Towards God
For all you are worth.
Just place your oneness-heart
At God’s Compassion-Feet.

19086

I want my life’s pendulum
To swing upward and inward,
Not backward and forward.

19087

My Lord, I do hope
That someday You will release me
From the heavy burden
Of my unruly thoughts.

19088

My heart seeks shelter
Inside God’s Compassion-Eye
And not in my mind-made excuses.

19089

There was a time
When I was only
A supremacy-thirsty world-traveller.
But now I long to be
A God-ecstasy-hungry heart-seeker.

19090

The fortune of my life
Has at last arrived:
My aspiration is far beyond
Ignorance-snares.

19091

God Himself came down
From His celestial Throne
To bless me
When He saw that my life had become
A life of unconditional surrender.

19092

The days I do not pray and meditate
My heart makes me feel
That my life is shamelessly
Frittering away
Its precious and auspicious days.

19093

If you do not believe in
God’s Compassion-flooded workings
Inside your life,
Then you are not ready to embark
On your spiritual journey.

19094

The eyes of the mind
Quite often deceive us
Far beyond
What our heart can imagine.

19095

The desire-mind
Is a name-fame-hunter.
The aspiration-heart
Is a God’s Love-Name-chanter.

19096

A God-manifestation-soul
Finds no necessity
For a pleasure-vacation.

19097

Who is a genuine seeker?
A genuine seeker is he
Who carries wherever he goes
God’s Love in his smile.

19098

I long for the rainbow-beauty
Of the inner world,
And not for the power-capacity
Of the outer world.

19099

God does not turn you away.
It is your mind
That turns away from God.

19100

To think of peace
Is not the answer.
To speak of peace
Is not the answer.
Even to dream of peace
Is not the answer.
But to pray for the delight of peace
Is the answer,
The only answer,
To life’s countless problems.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 191 - , Agni Press, 1993
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