{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} The Dance of Life, part 20

The Dance of Life, part 20

951. O Lord Supreme

O Lord Supreme,

Why do I follow You

So closely?


"Because you love Me

So deeply."


O Lord Supreme,

Why do I love You

So deeply?


"Because you see Me

So clearly."


O Lord Supreme,

Why am I allowed to see You

So clearly?


"Because My Heart of Compassion-Sea

Is for you, My child,

Eternally."


952. Who is called, who is chosen?

Lord,

Who is called?

Who is chosen?

Who is by far the best?


Daughter,

The divine seeker in you is called.

The immortal server in you is chosen.

The supreme lover in you

Is by far the best.


953. Help me, my Lord

My sweet Lord, help me

To put You always first

In my life.


"Daughter, granted."


My divine Lord, help me

To love You always unconditionally

In my life.


"Daughter, granted."


My supreme Lord, help me

To manifest You universally

In my life.


"Granted, My eternal daughter, granted."


954. What can I offer?

What can I offer to my Lord?

My inner beauty?

Alas, I have no inner beauty.

My outer beauty?

Alas, I have no outer beauty.


What can I offer to my Lord?

My inner love?

Alas, my inner love is insufficient.

My outer love?

Alas, my outer love is imperfect.


What can I offer to my Lord?

My inner surrender?

Alas, what is it?

My outer surrender?

Alas, where is it?


955. They shall teach you

Father, teach me how to speak

To Heaven, earth and mankind, please.


My daughter,

My Soul of Light shall teach you

How to speak to Heaven.

My Heart of Love shall teach you

How to speak to earth.

My Life of Sacrifice shall teach you

How to speak to mankind

Cheerfully,

Devotedly,

And

Proudly.


956. Daughter and son, follow me

"Daughter, follow Me, follow Me."

What will You give me, Father,

If I follow You?

"I shall give you the Nectar

Of sleepless Surrender."

Father, then my life is at Your Feet.


"Son, follow Me, follow Me."

What will You give me, Father,

If I follow You?

"I shall give You the Power

Of ceaseless Love."

Father, then I am waiting

For Your express Command.


957. Man's duty

Man's duty to earth:

Sacrifice.

Man's duty to Heaven:

Surrender.

Man's duty to man:

Purity.

Man's duty to God:

Necessity.


958. One fact for all, one wisdom for all

One fact for all:

All human beings are weak.


One fact for all:

All human beings are uncertain.


One fact for all:

All human beings are imperfect.


One wisdom for all:

God is Light.


One wisdom for all:

God's Hour is for all.


One wisdom for all:

God is the slave of His own Compassion.


959. Father's happiness

Father, when are You happy?

"I do not know."


Father, when were You happy?

"I do not know."


Father, when will You be happy?

"I do not know."


Father, am I responsible

For Your unhappiness?

"Of course you are."


Father, can I alone

Make You happy?

"Of course you can."


960. Father's gifts

Father, I need a beautiful gift from You.

"Child, I have already given you

Not one, but three

Most beautiful gifts."


Father, three gifts?

What are they?

"I gave you faithful love.

I gave you soulful devotion.

I gave you fruitful surrender.

Use My love-gift

To see Me.

Use My devotion-gift

To feel Me.

Use My surrender-gift

To manifest Me."


961. He goes for help

When man criticises him,

He goes to his purity for help.


When God criticises him

He goes to his sincerity for help.


When earth criticises him,

He goes to his concern for help.


When Heaven criticises him,

He goes to his silence for help.


962. From glory to glory

My awakened body

Is walking from glory to glory.


My transformed vital

Is marching from glory to glory.


My illumined mind

Is running from glory to glory.


My liberated heart

Is flying from glory to glory.


My fulfilled soul

Is dancing from glory to glory.


963. My needs

Lord, from You all I need is

Love.

Man, from you all I need is

Understanding.

Heaven, from you all I need is

Concern.

Earth, from you all I need is

Patience.

Life, from you all I need is

Perfection.

Death, from you all I need is

Surrender.


964. Go and ask

Father, what is sin?

"Daughter, I really do not know.

Go and ask a Christian mind."


Father, what is salvation?

"Daughter, I really do not know.

Go and ask a Christian soul."


Father, what is bondage?

"Daughter, I really do not know.

Go and ask a Hindu mind."


Father, what is liberation?

"Daughter, I really do not know.

Go and ask a Hindu soul."


965. When I belong

When I belong to God,

Satisfaction loves me.


When I belong to man,

Frustration loves me.


When I belong to myself,

Death loves me.


When I belong to nobody,

Satan not only loves me,

But also uses me.


966. Father, tell me

Father, Father,

Please tell me

The best type of service.


"Daughter, daughter,

Serve devotedly and soulfully

But do not expect

Anything in return.

Indeed,

This is the best type of service.

Try!

You can and you will succeed."


Father, Father,

Please tell me

The best type of surrender.


"Daughter, daughter,

Surrender inwardly,

Surrender outwardly,

Surrender cheerfully,

Surrender constantly,

Surrender unconditionally.

Indeed,

This is the best type of surrender.

Try!

You can and you will succeed."


967. When I meditate

O Lord Supreme,

When I meditate

The animal in me hates me,

The human in me ridicules me,

The world around me ignores me.

What am I supposed to do?


Daughter, you are supposed

To do three things:

Transform the animal in you,

Illumine the human in you,

Manifest the Divine in you.


968. My three friends

When I try

To deliver myself

From my strong and lengthy

Self-complacency,

My ignorance-friend

Calls me

An impossible fool;

My wisdom-friend

Calls me

A great wise soul;

My Perfection-Friend

Calls me

A true lover of Light,

A true builder of Truth,

A true fulfiller of God.


969. When I pray, when I meditate

When I pray

God embraces

My crying heart,

My surrendering heart,

My dreaming heart.


When I meditate

God blesses my life,

God caresses my soul,

God reveals my Goal.


970. They can tell you

Three members of your family

Can tell you

How much it will cost

To become a true follower,

A pure lover of the saviour Christ.


Your searching mind

Can tell you hesitantly.

Your loving heart

Can tell you immediately.

Your illumining soul

Can tell you easily

But

Quietly,

Quietly

But

Unmistakably,

Divinely

And

Supremely.


971. You fool!

You fool!

You feel that I do not love God.

I started loving God

From the day I felt His Heart.


You fool!

You think that I do not serve God.

I started serving God

From the day I saw His Feet.


You fool!

You think that I have not yet

Surrendered my life to God.

I tell you

Once and for all:

My surrender to God is constant,

My surrender to God is complete,

My surrender to God is perfect.


972. I imitate God

In how many things

Do I imitate God?


I imitate God

In self-giving.


I imitate God

In earth-transforming.


I imitate God

In Heaven-illumining.


I imitate God

In man-immortalising.


973. It is too late

Her body does not want

To realise God.


Her vital wants

To realise God,

But without working for it.


Her mind wants

To realise God,

But it thinks that there is no rush.


Her heart wants

To realise God,

But it feels that it is too late.


974. Father, I live only for You

Father, I live only for You.

Daughter, live only for the Supreme in Me.


Father, I live only for You.

Daughter, live only for the Divinity in Me.


Father, I live only for You.

Daughter, live only for the Dream in Me.


Father, I live only for You.

Daughter, live only for the Reality in Me.


975. Lack of faith

Lack of faith

Is

Lack of sincerity.


Lack of sincerity

Is

Lack of courage.


Lack of courage

Is

Lack of necessity.


Lack of necessity

Is

Lack of divinity.


976. Do You express your Blessing?

Father, do You express

Your Blessing through material gifts?

"Yes, I do, My daughter.

I do it to convince

Your physical mind."


Father, do You express

Your Blessing through spiritual gifts?

"Yes, I do, My daughter.

I do it to illumine your heart,

To perfect your life,

To fulfil your soul."


977. My faith, my surrender

O my inner Faith,

You are so kind to me.

You have delivered me

From my enemies:

Fear, Doubt, Bondage and Ignorance.


O my total Surrender,

You are so compassionate to me.

You have brought me

To my Friend, my Eternal Friend,

My only Friend: God.


978. My need is my only limit

At last I have come to realise

That my need

Is my only limit.

Otherwise, by this time

I could easily have become

Another God.


"My child, you are a fool.

You are already

Another God."


If I am another God,

How is it that there is

Such a difference

Between You and me?


"The difference exists

Because

Unlike Me,

You have been all along

Neglecting all your duties

And

Avoiding all your responsibilities."


979. God admires her

Her heart is open to Delight.

Therefore,

God admires her.


Her mind is open to Light.

Therefore,

God admires her.


Her vital is open to Truth.

Therefore,

God admires her.


Her body is open to Compassion.

Therefore,

God admires her.


980. Father, give me three boons

Father, give me three boons.

"Daughter, granted!"

But Father, I have not yet

Told You what boons I need.

"Daughter, I do not have to know.

Your boons are granted."

Father, here is the first boon:

I want You to bury all my doubts.

"Granted!"

I want You to flower my faith.

"Granted!"

Father, I want to be only Yours.

"Granted!"


981. Lord, I pray to You

Lord, I pray to You.

Help my unbelief.

It needs Your immediate Attention.


Lord, I pray to You.

Help my belief.

It needs Your sweet Concern.


Lord, I pray to You.

Help my faith.

It needs Your blessingful Love.


982. My Lord, forgive me

My Lord,

Forgive me.

Forgive my body.


My Lord,

Control me.

Control my vital.


My Lord,

Warn me.

Warn my mind.


My Lord,

Illumine me,

Illumine my heart.


My Lord,

Fulfil me,

Fulfil my soul.


983. My Lord, the teacher

My Lord taught me

How to pray and expect

Good answers.


My Lord teaches me

How to pray and welcome

Sad answers.


My Lord shall teach me

How to pray and expect

No answer.


984. Two representatives

I have two representatives:

Prayer and Meditation.

Prayer goes up and speaks

To God

On my behalf.

God comes down and speaks

To my representative,

Meditation.


985. Be prepared!

Fear, be prepared!

I am going to leave you soon.

"Oh no, Master,

I shall not be able to live

Without you."


Doubt, be prepared!

I am going to leave you soon.

"Oh no, Master,

How can I live without you?"


Jealousy, be prepared!

I am going to leave you soon.

"Oh no, Master,

For me to live without you

Is impossible."


986. Father, do teach me

Father, do teach me

How to think of You.

"Daughter, I shall ask

My Illumination

To teach you how to think of Me."


Father, do teach me

How to love You.

"Daughter, I shall ask

My Silence

To teach you how to love Me."


Father, do teach me

How to obey You.

"Daughter, I shall ask

My Gratitude

To teach you how to obey Me."


Father, do teach me

How to serve You.

"Daughter, I shall ask

My Delight

To teach you how to serve Me."


987. Four lives

In animal life

There is a strong binding Rope.


In human life

There is a sweet flowing Hope.


In divine life

There is a high glowing Scope.


In immortal Life

The Rope is destroyed,

The Hope is fed,

The Scope is fulfilled.


988. The Goal of the Beyond

Obey and trust,

Trust and obey.

Indeed, this is the short way

To the Goal of the Beyond.


Love and serve,

Serve and love.

Indeed, this is the shorter way

To the Goal of the Beyond.


Surrender and offer,

Offer and surrender.

Indeed, this is the shortest way

To the Goal of the Beyond.


989. Smile

God will love you more,

If you smile.

God will use you more,

If you smile.

God will please you more,

If you smile.


Smile!

Lo, God is running towards you.

Smile!

Lo, God is at your command.

Smile!

Lo, God is the slave of your life.


990. Love

Lord, what is animal love?

Animal love is a brute instinct.


Lord, what is human love?

Human love is a striking disappointment.


Lord, what is divine Love?

Divine Love is an illumining Experience.


Lord, what is Transcendental Love?

Ah, that is My Love.

Transcendental Love

Is

My fulfilled Universal Oneness.


991. I am telling the truth

Your arms are long, very long.

Therefore,

You can embrace the whole universe.

Try, you will see that I am telling

The truth.


Your eyes have the farthest vision.

Therefore,

You can see the entire length of the universe.

Try, you will see that I am telling

The truth.


Your heart is God's largest creation.

Therefore,

You can easily house the vast universe.

Try, you will see that I am telling

The truth.


992. I need You

I need You, Father God,

To give me Your Silence.


I need You, Mother God,

To give me Your Light.


I need You, Brother God,

To show me Your Love.


I need You, Sister God,

To show me Your Concern.


993. Knock at the right door

Father, I am doomed.

Frustration has killed me.

Nothing on earth gives me joy.

Nothing on earth will ever give me joy.

Nothing, nothing.


"Daughter,

Do you know why you are

So frustrated?

You are frustrated

Because

You expect and expect

From the world.

"You are frustrated

Because

You expect and expect

From yourself.


"I tell you, daughter,

You are knocking

At the wrong doors.


"Knock at the right door:

My Heart-Door.

Lo, frustration out,

Illumination in."


994. He is above sincerity, he is above truth

Lord, Lord,

Do You think of me?

"My child, I do think of you."


Lord, Lord,

How often do You think of me?

"My child, I think of you

Always, always and always."


Lord, Lord,

Only You can say this

Because You are

Far beyond the domain

Of Sincerity

And

Far above the skies of Truth.


Lord, Lord,

Do You love me?

"My child, I do love you."


Lord, Lord,

How often do You love me?

"My child, I love you

Always, always and always."


Lord, Lord,

I should have known long before

That a life of sincerity

Does not mean anything to You.

"My child, go deep within

And discover My Palace of Truth."


Lord, Lord,

Anyway, I can't make

You sincere.

You be what You want to be.

Only give me the strength

To remain sincere

ALWAYS.

To me, Sincerity and Reality

Are inseparable.


Lord, Lord,

Please answer my last question.

Who am I, after all?

"You are My universal Child

Of My Eternal Life."


995. I am proud of You

Lord Jesus,

This is Mother Earth speaking:

I am proud of You

Because

You showed me

Your God-Power

For three years.


I am grateful to You

Because

You suffered for me

On the Cross

For three hours.


I am full of You

Because

You stayed with me

For thirty-three years.


996. Three clever world-souls

Krishna, Krishna,

Hurry up, hurry up!

Come down, come down!

The world needs your immediate presence.

"Chinmoy, I am in deep meditation.

For God's sake, don't disturb me."

Thank you, Krishna,

You have always been clever.


Thakur, Thakur,

Look, look!

Earth needs

Your presence desperately.

"Chinmoy, I am sorry.

My Mother has given me

Much work to do here, upstairs.

Therefore

I simply can't think

Of going downstairs.

I am sorry."

Thank you, Thakur.

You too have become clever.


Naren, Naren,

Once more Mother Earth

Needs your warrior-heart

To fight against ignorance-night.

"Chinmoy, tell Mother Earth

That I have been fighting

More powerfully, more devotedly,

For her from here,

Against her ignorance-night.

Therefore

She does not need my

Physical presence."

Thank you, Naren.

I shall be also as clever

As you are,

When my turn comes.


997. The most difficult question

Lord, please do not mind.

Today I have

The most difficult question

For You.

If You do not know the answer,

Just tell me so.

I shall understand.

But if You know the answer,

Then You have to answer me

Most sincerely

And

With no reservations whatsoever.

Lord, here is my question:

Is the world really progressing

Or

Is the world really regressing?


"Daughter, you are most proud

Of your question

And

I am most proud

Of My answer.

Here is My answer:

The world is definitely progressing

For those who know that

I am the Creator

And

I am the Owner

Of this world,

And

The world is unthinkably regressing

For those who think that

They are the owners

And

They are the rulers

Of this world."


998. His Holiness

His Holiness, Pope Paul,

Is a great Seeker of Truth.

Therefore

He seeks first and then speaks.


His Holiness, Pope Paul,

Is a great Lover of Light.

Therefore

He loves first and then serves.


His Holiness, Pope Paul,

Is a great Leader of mankind.

Therefore

He leads first and then fulfils.


999. Never commit suicide

Lord, sweet Lord,

I do many things to please You.

Have I done anything in this life

To displease You?

"Daughter, you have."


Father, I have displeased You!

Tell me, how?

"Daughter, time and again

You have desired

To commit suicide."

Oh that, that's nothing.

Look, I am still with You

And for You on earth.


Father, is there any punishment involved

When one commits suicide?

"Daughter, punishment is a gross understatement.

My Eye of Justice

Does not forgive the coward

Who takes her life away.

My Heart of Compassion

Ignores her.

I welcome Satan

To devour her."


1000. Two creators

Father Supreme,

I wanted to offer You

One thousand Love-Devotion-Surrender blossoms

From my heart-garden.

I am so happy that my dream

Has seen the face of Reality.

Today.

Father Supreme,

Are You not proud of me?


"Son, My praising Capacity

Is very limited.

Therefore

Either I have to praise

My creation —

You, My son —

Or

I have to praise

Your creation —

Your poetry, your child.

Son, I hope you do not mind,

I am and I want to remain proud

Only of My own creation."


From:Sri Chinmoy,The Dance of Life, part 20, Agni Press, 1973
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