Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 39

3801

Try to claim
God’s Smiles
The way He claims
Your tears.

3802

Something is definitely wrong
With this world.
It does not even recognise
That every day
It suffers from the sharp pinch
Of imperfection.

3803

Your vital knows
The curse of temptation.
Now you have to know
The height of liberation.

3804

God does not mind
That He has to raise my blighted mind
As long as I cheerfully offer Him
My mind.

3805

Never allow
Your depression-vital
To clip your heart’s
Enthusiasm-wings.

3806

His mind was brave enough
To free his life
From obscurity’s fatal grip.

3807

If you do not have
Enough aspiration-postage,
Your letters to God
Will always remain undelivered.

3808

You must defy
Confidently and persistently
The tenebrous suspicion-nights.

3809

If you have to run,
Which you must,
Then you should run
With God’s earth-inspiring
Perfection-Banner.

3810

God’s Affection-Light
Every day
Blessingfully and powerfully waters
His heart’s aspiration-plants.

3811

Drive forward, drive forward!
Your life-car does not need
Reverse gear.

3812

God triumphantly thrives
On man’s beautifully happy
Smiles.

3813

If you do not have
A cheerful heart
In your spiritual life,
You will never see
Your soul’s
Birthless and deathless dawn.

3814

Unload your expectation-elephant
If you want to fly
With your soul’s
Transcendental silence-heights.

3815

Alas,
Every day I see
A tough tug-of-war
Between my deplorable fate
And God’s immeasurable Grace.

3816

God really did not want
The human life
To be divided into
Half joy and half sorrow.

3817

To be perfect
And to be fulfilled,
You must touch God’s Feet
With your hope-heart.

3818

Wherever he goes,
His heart carries for him
A thousand prayer-flowers.

3819

Because you love God only,
God is coming
To teach you how to dance
To His Self-transcending Tune.

3820

You have become
Your life’s lost lustre
Because you are no longer avoiding
Your temptation-thoughts.

3821

Good can come from bad.
This is a universal experience.
Bad can come from good.
This is an unknowable experience.

3822

Why is your stupid mind
Afraid to follow?
And why is your wise heart
Afraid to lead?

3823

The waterfall
Of his aspiration
Has made his life
Into satisfaction-delight
Undreamt of.

3824

You are stupid!
Therefore
You alone can foolishly try
To force your way
Into God’s Heart.

3825

The summit
Of his soul
Came down to shake hands
With the climbing heart
Of his life.

3826

Your self-giving heart
Is God’s
Treasured Experience-Delight.

3827

Now that he is
A choice instrument of God,
He devotedly hears
When God tiptoes
Across his heart.

3828

His spiritual heart-machine
Broke down
Even before it was put into operation.

3829

It is your fault
And not God’s
That your life-flute
Is totally mute.

3830

Alas,
He started with a dubious mind,
And now, what is worse,
He has become a mischievous mind!

3831

When God comes into your life,
He brings His Compassion-Chimes
To ring inside
Your aspiration-heart.

3832

You have all along known
What a vapid mind is.
Now try to know
What a rapid life is.

3833

O my stupid mind,
When are you going to end
Your stupid conspiracy
Against God’s Compassion-Light?

3834

By virtue of his aspiration
He has become
His heart’s stupendous
Swiftness-flight.

3835

On either side of aspiration-road
There are surrender-shops
Where you can purchase
Celestial souvenirs.

3836

Since God has not fulfilled
Your desires,
Your life has limitless
God-realisation possibilities.

3837

If you sincerely dig
Deep within,
Your heart’s aspiration-spring
Will not be able to hide
Any more.

3838

Because of the universality
Of his oneness-heart,
Peace follows him
Wherever he goes.

3839

You are deserting your heart
To please your mind.
But I tell you,
Your mind will desert you
Before long
And your heart will permanently
And unconditionally
Stay with you.

3840

You may give up
Your faith-life,
But God will not withdraw
His Concern-Heart.

3841

You fool!
Why do you want to revive
Your long-dead
Worst doubt-adversaries?

3842

In secrecy
God has told him
To maintain
His perfection-hunger
All the time.

3843

You are afraid of dreaming
God’s Dream-Life.
Therefore, God’s Reality-Life
Has no confidence in you.

3844

Your life is confined
To weakness-wheelchair
Because your mind
Has unconditionally surrendered
To inner world and outer world
Fears.

3845

Now that you have lost
Your heart’s aspiration-pocket,
Where will you keep
Your soul’s satisfaction-coins?

3846

God’s Compassion-Fund
Gladly accepts
Anything I want to give,
Including
My heart’s teeming worries
And my mind’s confusing doubts.

3847

An aspiration-melody
Definitely grows
Into a beautiful realisation-song.

3848

My happiness-heart proves
That God the Creator
Has real Compassion
For God the creation.

3849

Before I was born,
God the Vision
Played the Kettledrum
Of Delight.
And now I am playing
The kettledrum
Of self-oblivion.

3850

There is no such thing
As a sunrise
Of satisfaction-surprise.
There is only a sunrise
Of satisfaction-universality.

3851

One thing
Unmistakably I have realised:
My gratitude-heart
Is my Eternity’s silence-surrender.

3852

His hope-life
Loves prayer.
His promise-life
Loves realisation.

3853

You have received
The realisation-diploma
From God
Not because you have done
Something great for God,
But because God wants to do
Something good for Himself
In and through you.

3854

He knows that one day
He will see God
Without fail
Because he is
An island of hope.

3855

Your mind’s secret motives
Are soiling
Your heart’s sacred deeds.

3856

You have taken God’s side:
You have done the right thing.
You have left the rest:
You have once again done
The right thing.

3857

To me
World-blame and world-acclaim
Do not have the same meaning,
But have the same value.

3858

What I constantly need
Is a liberated heart
So that I can be caught
By the transcendental Beauty
Of God.

3859

Poor fellow,
What can he do?
He does not know
Why and how
His body-shell
Is so tough
And his heart-core
Is softness incarnate.

3860

I am not sorry,
O my sleeping mind,
That I woke you up,
Never!

3861

My Lord is ready
To give me another chance
To change my life,
But I do not know
When I am going to accept it.
I really don’t want
To fail any more.

3862

You lead a life of compromise,
Yet you want God to feed you.
Is it not the height
Of your stupidity?

3863

Do not hide
Your heart’s inner cry
Behind a false humility-curtain.

3864

If you beg
Your soul-beauty-Provider,
You will be granted
An abbreviated God-realisation-journey.

3865

As the purity of the evening
Puts the day’s turmoil to rest,
Even so, the divinity of your soul
Will put your impurity-mind
To eternal sleep.

3866

If you are
A real human being,
Then you will have
Only one answer to God:
A cheerful YES!

3867

Three undeniable facts:
Heart devotedly follows faith.
Mind unmistakably follows doubt.
Man helplessly follows death.

3868

Do you think that God
Does not mind
When you delay your meeting
With Him?

3869

The only reason
Why he succeeds
Is because he begs
His Inner Pilot to proceed
Ahead of him.

3870

My realisation-bird smiles
While watching
My inspiration-bird sing
And my aspiration-bird fly.

3871

If you worship the wrong god,
Why do you expect the right God
To guide your eyes
And lead your life?

3872

Since God has decided
Not to be deafened
By your insistent demands,
Can you not be wise
Once and for all?
Plead with God
To fulfil your prayers!

3873

If God gives you
Your merit-medals,
You will be simply shocked
To find
That you merit nothing.
Therefore,
Pray to God to give you
His Credit-Miracles.

3874

I have asked myself
Many times
What true joy is.
I have now the answer:
True joy
Is my life’s forgotten story.

3875

Do not say
That you have realised God,
But say
That God is experiencing you
Every day
In an ever-new way.

3876

Behold,
Your heart of illumination
Is inviting your ailment-life
To take its rescue-remedy!

3877

My Beloved Lord Supreme
Is leaving His blue-gold Footprints
Inside my aspiration-heart-room.
Therefore, my life of chaos
Will immediately end.

3878

A life of flattery
Will miserably fail
When it tries to reach
The real heights
Of human life.

3879

My mind brings me into
A tunnel to darkness.
My heart becomes
A bridge to light.

3880

As your heart
Is meant for deeper things,
Even so, your mind
Was meant for higher things.

3881

You can sing
Your life’s liberation-song
If you can keep yourself happy
In the heart
Of your aspiration-cry.

3882

Your mind is uncluttered.
Therefore
Constantly you feel
That God has
A very special Concern
For your life.

3883

If you are already
An unwilling prisoner
Of your mind,
Who can force you to be
A willing prisoner?

3884

Each new day beckons you
To walk on the road
Of self-transcendence.

3885

A single-minded search
For God
Will liberate you
From your age-long ignorance-dream.

3886

Secret sins
Eventually become
Open crimes.

3887

Your life
Must capture time
In time
To live for God alone.

3888

When his insecurity-insect bites
It bites everyone
With no preference.

3889

Each day
My Beloved Supreme weeps
Inside my dark and dingy
Mind-cave.

3890

A scholar is satisfied
Because of everything he knows.
A God-lover is satisfied
Because God knows everything.

3891

Your heart’s aspiration
Must not wait
For the doubting mind-guard
To fall asleep.

3892

All my complaints
Turned into gratitude-tears
When my Lord Supreme approached me
With His Smile-flooded Face.

3893

Nobody admires
Your doubt-rockets.
Everybody not only admires
But also adores
Your heart-boat.

3894

His suspicion-mind
Has compelled him
To walk along the dark
And dry road
Of misunderstanding.

3895

My heart creates soulful tears
Only when
I hear my Lord singing
His Self-transcendence-Songs.

3896

The day I spoke about myself
And not about my Lord Supreme
I became an alien
From Heaven.

3897

My aspiration-barrenness
Is due to
My conscious entrance
Into frustration-night.

3898

God secretly won me back.
Now I openly treasure
My oneness-love with God.

3899

By God’s Grace
Everything is possible.
Insecurity-plants can be transformed
Into powerful security-banyan trees.

3900

With one Eye open,
God asks the world
To be perfect.
With another Eye open,
God tells the world
That He Himself will do
The work of perfection
For the world.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 39 - , Agni Press, 1984
Sourced from http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/ap-39