Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 221

22001

A oneness-heart-runner
Is never afraid of any distance,
For it is always ready
To run along Eternity’s Road
To realise, reveal
And manifest God.

22002

When I do not see God’s Compassion-Eye
Looking at me,
I become as powerless and worthless
As a straw in the howling wind.

22003

Before it is too late,
The soul compels us
To please our Lord Beloved Supreme
In His own Way.

22004

The tearful eyes
Of a God-lover
Satisfy God
In a unique way.

22005

If you are afraid
Of a life of self-discipline,
Then you will never be able to befriend
The satisfaction-smile of your inner Sun.

22006

God is constantly informed
By your own soul
All about your activities,
Divine and undivine.

22007

No matter how reluctant and stubborn
The human mind is,
The aspiration-heart can disable the mind
When the Hour of God strikes.

22008

A heart of devotion always knows
That obedience
Has its exceptional privileges.

22009

My heart of aspiration
Constantly teaches me
How to climb high, higher, highest
Even when my mind begs me
Either to sleep or to resist.

22010

If you have no aspiration,
Then you have nothing to lose
In the inner world.
But if you have aspiration
And do not aspire,
Then you are bound to lose
Far beyond your imagination.

22011

O God-lover,
Be not a fool,
Act not a fool!
Do not wait until tomorrow
With your God-manifestation-opportunity.

22012

You ask me
Why ignorance follows you.
Just ask yourself
Why you enjoy marching backward.

22013

If you are a genuine seeker
And do not pray and meditate regularly,
Then sadness is bound to steal
The beauty and fragrance of your heart.

22014

If you sing the song of self-offering,
Nothing will be able to eclipse
The brightness and fulness
Of your inner sun.

22015

You are disaster-prone
In the inner world
Because you have implicit faith
In your doubting mind.

22016

If you nurse hope
In your aspiration-heart,
Then God will come and join you
With His Promise-Eye.

22017

No matter what I learn
Through my eyes,
It is all wrong and absurd.
No matter what I learn
Through my heart,
It is not only beautiful but perfect.

22018

My mind’s disobedience
Will never be able to arrive
At my Lord’s Fulfilment-Satisfaction-Door.

22019

I love to tell God
About my spiritual poverty.
God loves to tell me
Blessingfully and sleeplessly
About my spiritual potentiality.

22020

Unless God is known first,
This world of ours
Will confuse our mind
And strangle our heart.

22021

One doubt-cloud
Is more than enough
To totally eclipse
The inner sun.

22022

Neither the unknown
Nor the unknowable
Will ever frighten us.
It is our imagination-fear
That tortures us.

22023

No, never!
The power of forgiveness
Can never fail any human being
In the inner world.

22024

Impurity does not need
Any outer punishment.
Its very existence
Is its own inner punishment.

22025

O unhappiness,
Is it true that you can never
Even for one moment
Forget this world?

22026

There is only one blessing
That can save me and my life.
That blessing is
My Lord’s unconditional Concern for me.

22027

Only a sleepless God-lover
Is entitled to embark
On the God-Summit-expedition.

22028

Alas, nobody knows
When his mind’s
God-disobedience-disaster
Befalls.

22029

Alas, I thought
That my absurd stupidity
Would help God forget
All His troubles,
But unfortunately it does not.

22030

May I be the hope-bird
Between my life’s
Rising sun and setting sun.

22031

O my Lord Supreme,
Do tell me why
It is so difficult even to imagine
Something pure in someone.

22032

Alas, man’s modern reality
Has not come
From man’s ancient dream.
It has come
From somewhere else.

22033

I was born
For God’s Victory supreme,
My satisfaction unparalleled.

22034

Alas, I do not know
Why I am destined
So helplessly to travel
Unlit streets.

22035

I do not expect anything
Illumining and fulfilling
From the mind that is schooled
In the art of self-deception.

22036

How can we make progress
In our spiritual life
If we do not have
Doubt-devouring faith
In our aspiration?

22037

Perfection is
When willingness gives
And readiness accepts.

22038

Alas, each human being
Is eager to proclaim
That he is a truth-finder
Without first being a truth-seeker!

22039

Continue to fight
With your frustration-foe.
One day you are bound to triumph!

22040

Your aspiration-preparation
Will inevitably lead you
To your perfection-realisation-goal.

22041

The joy of inevitability
You may not know.
The strength of possibility
You may not know.
But the depth of sincerity
You must know.

22042

Loneliness does not catch us
Tenderly.
It catches us almost always
Ruthlessly.

22043

I do not know
Why the heart has to carry
The heavy weight
Of the mind’s ingratitude-breath.

22044

When a human being
Sincerely shows God
The ugliness of his past,
God immediately shows him
The unmistakable beauty
Of his future.

22045

When hope abandons us,
Our heart becomes
Completely blind
And our mind becomes
Completely dumb.

22046

The mind does not want to know
How to thank God.
The heart knows
How to thank God.
The soul not only knows
How to thank God
But lives in God-gratitude-breath.

22047

A wrong-doing life
Always follows
A wrong-thinking mind.

22048

In my monkey-life
I was quite successful
In amusing God.
In my human life
I fail again and again
When I try to confuse God.

22049

Just think that
The soul is knowable.
Soon you will feel
That the soul is no longer
Unfathomable.

22050

When a heart is made of
Purity-prayers,
It can always please God
In God’s own Way.

22051

He who dwells on negativity
Will be deprived
Of life’s inner prosperity.

22052

If it is true
That God hides from us,
Then it is equally true
That we do not search for Him.

22053

The more we indulge
In self-doubt,
The more we push ourselves
To the brink of self-destruction.

22054

If you can be the master
Of your mind,
You will see that your body and vital
Have already surrendered to you.

22055

If you can ignore
Your disobedience-mind,
You will be able to implore
God’s Compassion
Easily and effectively.

22056

Two possessions of ours
We must discard:
Our angry mind
And our fearful vital.

22057

It seems the transformation
Of the world
Will always remain
At an infant stage.

22058

When I pray to God
To give me the capacity
To accept His Will cheerfully,
I enjoy the fragrance
Of my God-blessed heart-flower.

22059

The impurity of our mind,
The insecurity of our heart
And the futility of our life
Are three unfailing friends.

22060

God enjoys His own
Earth-Transformation-Lectures
When they are attended by
Softness-minds and sweetness-hearts.

22061

You can give up everything else,
But do not give up the struggle
For the peace of your mind.

22062

I do not know how and why
My mind cherishes
So much hostility
Towards God the creation.

22063

Aspiration at once
Silences the animal in man
And awakens the God in man.

22064

You do not have to ask ignorance
To shut up.
Just ask your heart’s devotion
To dance all the time
Around your mind.

22065

Your God-realisation-hope
Is bound to vanish
If you cherish your mind’s
Chronic desire-life.

22066

A man of prayer asks God
To show him the way
To please God.

A man of meditation asks himself
How he can please God
All the time.

22067

If we do not realise
That divine love
Will give us complete freedom
In life,
Then we shall never
Be fulfilled on earth.

22068

I shall be happy and fulfilled
Only when my mind is crowned
With the beauty and purity
Of silence.

22069

The presence of greatness
Never satisfies me.
The essence of goodness
Always satisfies me.

22070

O seeker, can you not see
That you are drowning
In the ignorance-sea
While flattering your
Exorbitant love of God?

22071

He is a fool who thinks
That his life will automatically
Be changed for the better
If or when he has to face
An inner crisis.

22072

Can you ask yourself
What you are actually enjoying?
Are you enjoying your mind’s
Attachment-tears
Or your heart’s enlightenment-tears?

22073

Alas, each day
Is flooded with
Death’s unannounced
Arrival.

22074

We can never be
Completely perfect
Unless we have translated
Our transcendental realisation
Into our universal action.

22075

Delight is both
The soul’s journey
And the heart’s destination.

22076

A heart of surrender
Is the fastest climber
Up the peak
Of aspiration-ecstasy.

22077

My heart’s newness-hope
Has blossomed
From the blissful moments
Of my deep meditation.

22078

My God-obedience costs nothing,
Yet it embodies everything
That I ever longed for.

22079

Alas, how can I awaken
And inspire anybody
When my heart’s own aspiration-tree
Is dying?

22080

My mind’s enthusiasm
Has awakened my life.
My heart’s enthusiasm
Is showing my life
The way to liberation.

22081

Love beckons us
To go forward.
Fear commands us
To go backward.

22082

In the vast majority of cases,
Human beings not unconsciously
But consciously
Do not care for God.

22083

There is no such thing
As weak temptation,
As all temptations are too strong.

22084

Difficult, not impossible,
For a seeker to escape successfully
The clutches of impurity!

22085

Each time I have a pure thought,
My heart becomes a fountain-delight
To my Lord’s Eye.

22086

If God fulfils all our desires,
Then it will be very harmful,
Without fail,
Instead of being joyful.

22087

Constant self-giving
Is indeed a subject
Extremely dear
To both my heart
And my Lord’s Heart.

22088

A purity-heart rises
Early in the morning.
An impurity-mind moves around
Throughout the whole day.

22089

Disobedience is not only hopeless
But useless —
Right from the beginning!

22090

There must be a constant inner thirst
If one wants to make his heart proceed
And his life succeed.

22091

To my mind, everything appears
Easy to accomplish.
But in reality, nothing whatsoever
Is easy to accomplish.

22092

A purity-heart and a sincerity-mind
Are always
In a minority.

22093

When I look back from a distance,
I see and feel that happiness
Is more transient
Than a rope of sand.

22094

On the basis of seniority,
Our aspiring heart should always
Be given priority
In settling spiritual matters.

22095

God’s earlier Dream
Was to see perfection
In the mind of man.

God’s present Dream
Is to feel satisfaction
In the heart of humanity.

22096

To become a divinely spiritual being,
The first requisites are
A simplicity-mind,
A spontaneity-heart
And a purity-life.

22097

Only when I try
To correct my defects
Do I feel they are
Undeniably enormous.

22098

Supremacy-greed
Has always been a tragedy
Throughout history.

22099

He who has neither bias
Nor prejudice
Is indeed a child
Of Heaven-harmony.

22100

It is by my own will and choice
That I would like my life to be
A gratitude-flower
At the Feet of my Lord Supreme.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 221 - , Agni Press, 1995
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