Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 21

2001

My Beloved Supreme,
I am totally lost
Without the Smile of Your Eyes.
“My child,
I am immediately lost
Without the love of your heart.”

2002

God does scold the weak souls
That fail to manifest Him
Successfully on earth.
This is a direct report
A seeker has received
From the soul’s country.

2003

God has dismissed my vital
For its restlessness.
God has dismissed my mind
For its carelessness.
God has dismissed my heart
For its helplessness.
But God has not dismissed me
For I am still all soulfulness.

2004

The story of a former God-seeker is this:
God does not need him any more
And earth ridicules him evermore.

2005

If you lose your grip
On the obedience-rope,
You are bound to find yourself
Inside the abysmal abyss
Of destruction.

2006

God is ready to invent
A new way every day
For you to please Him.
Now the question is,
Are you going to accept it?
Are you? Ever?

2007

Your life may be a slow
Aspiration-train,
But you will reach
Your God-ordained destination
Unmistakably.

2008

O my mind,
I am now all ready
To clip
Your shameless jealousy-wings
With my soul’s oneness-light.

2009

God will grant you
His Victory-Speed
If you are willing to sit
At His Compassion-Feet
With your heart’s surrender-smile.

2010

I see my helpless soul
Between my Lord’s
Blessingful Messages
And my mind’s
Deaf ear.

2011

My Beloved Supreme
Has lovingly and carefully shaped
My aspiration-statue
From ignorance-clay.

2012

If you love God only,
Then God will sleeplessly protect you
From doubt’s giant embrace.

2013

Every day my aspiration-heart
Takes a number of exercises.
Otherwise my life will suffer
From my desire-burden’s excessive weight.

2014

He who loves God
In the aspiration-world
Has no responsibility of his own.
The Compassion of God
Does everything for him.

He who loves ignorance
In the desire-world
Has also no responsibility of his own.
The temptation of ignorance
Does everything for him.

2015

The tentacles of attachment
Have crippled
His unlit earthly years.

2016

Why do you not claim
The ever-claimable God
Instead of claiming
Ignorance-rogue?

2017

While crying,
If you get satisfaction,
Then God is unmistakably coming to you
For your liberation-smile.

2018

I whistle
My universal oneness-song
In the sweet arms
Of my golden dreams.

2019

Where am I?
I am in between
My heart’s newness
And my Lord’s Fulness.

2020

The only time you can be beaten
By the world
Is when your mind becomes bound
By the chain of your fat pride!

2021

In the outer world
Sincerity-children
Are in great demand.

In the inner world
Purity-saints
Are in great demand.

2022

My self-chosen ignorance-life
I started to forget
The day I chose to treasure
My Lord’s Silence-Smile.

2023

If you are consistently receptive
To God’s blessingful Smile,
Then your liberation
Will not remain a far cry.

2024

Because of your heart’s
Inner revelation
Today we are able to see the lustre
Of your outer illumination.

2025

Now that I am
My heart’s silence-light,
My Lord has become
His own Ecstasy-Height.

2026

A pioneer-soul
Is he who has
Two beautiful and powerful
God-serving wings.

2027

Mine is the mind
That is hopeless helplessness.
Therefore, mine is the life
That is forced to be
An eternal ache.

2028

His mind is embarrassed to pray
Because its little inferior brother,
The vital,
Saw it praying to God the Destroyer
And not to God the Liberator.

2029

You are a fool
If you think
That it is not necessary
To keep your heart-rooms
Filled with shrines.

2030

The worst culprit is he
Who does not want to pray
To tomorrow’s God
And meditate on tomorrow’s God.
Who is tomorrow’s God?
The Peace-Dance of Oneness-Delight.

2031

O my soul’s hunter-seeker,
You can easily kill
My life’s ignorance-tiger.
Just try!
You are bound to succeed,
You are bound to succeed!

2032

Yesterday my mind
Was walking up a steep hill.
Today my heart
Is a beacon light
On that steep hill.

2033

I worship
God’s Compassion-Flood.
God energises
My life-blood.

2034

O desire-man,
Your heart’s door
Has a very strong lock.
No man-made key can open it.
Therefore, I am praying
To God’s Vision-Eye
Not only to open your heart
But also to help me enter
Into your heart
And play with you there
God’s Satisfaction-Game.

2035

God’s Compassion-Heart
Is always for sale,
But God’s Justice-Eye
Is never for sale.

2036

My prayer is my heart’s
Hidden power.
My meditation is my soul’s
Revealed light.

2037

A soulful seeker will never allow
The wild hunger
Of his untamed vital-tiger
To be deathless.

2038

Do not allow your hope to fade!
It is never too late
To become a perfect instrument
Of God.

2039

His life’s crucifixion
Is the daily giver
Of human aspiration.

2040

If you desperately need God,
God will grant you
A full moon in your hope-sky.

2041

Yesterday my desire-life
Desired to bind God
From the Sole of His Foot
To the Crown of His Head.

Today my aspiration-life
Is begging my Lord Supreme
To liberate me.

2042

Two are the incurable
And unending diseases in my life:
My mind knows everything,
My life does not learn anything.

2043

My serving life
Belongs to him alone
Who needs my loving heart.

2044

How can I be your friend,
My mind,
When you are disproportionately infatuated
With your little self?

2045

A church-goer is supposed to be
A God-believer.
But, alas!

A God-believer is supposed to be
A God-lover.
But, alas!

2046

If you want to neglect anything,
Then neglect your old
Unaspiring life.
Let it totally die
Of neglect!

2047

How and why should God
Open His Heart-Gate to you
If you secretly enjoy
The storm of hate?

2048

Your soul’s God-love will outlast
Your heart’s inner frustration
And your mind’s outer destruction.

2049

Alas, why have I allowed
My deception-mind
To hijack my heart’s
Aspiration-airplane?
Why?

2050

Your mind may be
In jealousy’s prison,
But your heart is definitely
In the delight-waves
Of oneness-sea.

2051

I prayed to God
For a doubt-free mind.
Therefore, His Protection-Umbrella
Is shielding my head.

2052

I have two beloved Guests:
God the visible Cry
And God the invisible Smile.

2053

If you are a true truth-seeker,
How can you fear
Investigation?
If you are a true God-lover,
How can you not fear
Procrastination?

2054

A heart of silence
Is the perfect answer
To my mind’s volley of questions.

2055

What are you doing?
Can you not hear
That your soul
Is summoning you?
Can you not see
That real happiness-petals
Are blossoming within you?

2056

Because your mind is searching
For hope,
Your soul will free your life
From ignorance.

2057

Although yours
Is a self-chosen pain,
The physician within you
Has decided to cure you
Completely.

2058

Every day my Beloved Supreme
Affectionately and blessingfully
Trains my devoted heart
On my soul’s beautiful track.

2059

The Compassion-Eye of my sweet Lord
Is always ready to lead,
But is my insecurity-heart
Willing to follow?

2060

I have a cute monkey-mind
To entertain my outer life.
I have a soulful flute-heart
To enlighten my inner life.

2061

My Beloved Supreme,
Do give me only one boon:
That I shall not make
Even a single mistake
In my next lifetime.

2062

Every morning I ask myself
Only two questions:
Why am I not loving my Beloved Supreme
More, infinitely more?
Is God pleased with me,
Really pleased with me?

2063

Alas, my Beloved Supreme and I
Do not see eye-to-eye with each other.
This morning I was so excited
In telling my Lord Supreme
That I have become, at last,
The purity-glow of my soul.
My Beloved Supreme
Immediately corrected me:
“My child,
It is not the purity of your soul
That you have become.
You have become the pretence-show
Of your vital!”

2064

During your meditation
God appears and reappears
Many, many times before you,
But your blind despair-life
Prevents you from recognising God.

2065

My Beloved Supreme tiptoed
Through my golden dreams
And left behind on my bed
His Compassion-Eye
And His Forgiveness-Heart.

2066

Until I have unmistakably realised
That my desire-life is a dead-end street,
How can my Lord Supreme show me
And lead me along
His free Highway?

2067

How can you have
A free parking permit
In God’s Self-Transcendence-World
When you have not prayed to God
To give you one of His
Earth-transcending
And Heaven-transcending
Vision-Cars?

2068

At long last
My mind has become divine!
This morning
My mind gave a standing ovation
To my heart
For its free access to my soul.

2069

My heart is every day
Carefully nurturing the aspiration
Of its infant brother, mind.

2070

Aspiration-medicine cures
Both the mind’s foolishness
And the heart’s barrenness.

2071

Oh, I need help,
I need everybody’s help!
My life is chained
To my mind’s despair-night.

2072

You may at most
Touch another’s mind,
But never, never
His mind’s doubts.

2073

Only a heart of implicit faith
Is chosen to be
On Heaven’s Board of Directors.

2074

Do not be a fool!
God has already lowered
The God-realisation-price
Considerably.
He is not going to lower it
Any more.

2075

Self-pity,
Are you not the worst foe
Of my God-given
Satisfaction-capacity?

2076

Behold!
God has given you
A front-row seat
To watch His Satisfaction-Dance.

2077

A common experience:
A doubting mind
Eventually becomes
A betraying mind.

2078

Unless you have a mind
Of equanimity,
How can you live
Inside the Satisfaction-Home
Of God’s Heart?

2079

Because I am spanning
The summits of the mind,
My life is able to live
In the house
Of tomorrow’s perfection-smile.

2080

My heart touched God’s
Dream-Boat
Only to become
A reality-passenger.

2081

My Lord Supreme,
Only one prayer I have:
Do give me a gratitude-heart
Of birthless origin
And deathless end.

2082

God has broken my mind
So that my heart can claim
His Life as its very own.

2083

You doubt me.
That means you do not see
God’s Vision-Beauty
In me and through me.

2084

My heart’s mountain-moving faith
And my Lord’s Compassion-descending Eye
Shall eternally remain
Two excellent friends.

2085

My mind is never ready
To choose anything.
My heart is always ready
To choose silence.

2086

God always wants
A purity-heart
To be His Satisfaction-Standard-Bearer.

2087

As a doubting mind
Deserves an immediate death,
Even so, a faithful heart
Deserves an eternal life.

2088

My Lord, alas,
My heart-bridge is broken.
“My child,
Do not worry.
Give your soul a chance.
It will be able to repair it
Easily and perfectly.”

2089

Your mind’s brilliance
Will lose all its charm
Long before your heart
Is ready to wake up fully.

2090

Your inner life needs
A constant reminder
Of purity’s beauty.

Your outer life needs
A constant reminder
Of sincerity’s certainty.

2091

Your mind’s ignorance
Will examine you.
But your soul’s wisdom
Must examine you first
If you want to become
A perfect God-lover.

2092

Alas, my heart’s surrender-plant
Does not grow,
And my life’s gratitude-fruit
Never ripens.

2093

Beg your conscience
To examine you.
It will help you to become a good student
At God’s Perfection-School.

2094

My Lord,
Yesterday You were something to me.
Today You have become everything
In my life.

2095

Heaven gave him
An all-seeing soul.
He is giving Heaven
An all-loving heart.

2096

Desire-life
Burns his body.
Aspiration-heart
Not only illumines him,
But also satisfies God.

2097

God’s most favourite Dance
Is my nature’s
Fire-pure transformation.

2098

Why do you have to wait
For time to carry you to God?
Can you not carry
Your little human body
To God immediately?

2099

His mind’s aspiration-plant
Is saving him
From frustration within
And frustration without.

2100

All that is needed
Is aspiration
To realise God.

All that is needed
Is surrender
To become another God.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 21 - , Agni Press, 1984
Sourced from http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/ap-21