{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} The Dance of Life, part 4

The Dance of Life, part 4

151. Joy-gifts

My heart gives me infant joy.

My soul gives me instant joy.

My Goal gives me constant joy.

My Supreme gives me

Birthless and measureless

Deathless and ceaseless

Joy.


152. If I listen

My Lord asks me

Whom to listen to?


“If I listen to the demands of your body,

You will grow into a blind beggar.


“If I listen to the demands of your vital,

You will grow into a wild elephant.


“If I listen to the demands of your mind,

You will grow into unparalleled insanity.


“If I listen to the demands of your heart,

You will grow into the ignorance-king.”


153. You are insecure

You are insecure

Because

Your belief is not sustained

By the inner faith.


You are insecure

Because

Your faith is not sustained

By the unconditional surrender.


You are insecure

Because

Your surrender has not

Breathed the life of oneness supreme.


154. In loneliness

When

He is in the well of loneliness,

He thinks of doubt.


When

He is in the pool of loneliness,

He thinks of despair.


When

He is in the lake of loneliness,

He thinks of consolation.


When

He is in the river of loneliness,

He thinks of hope.


When

He is in the sea of loneliness,

He thinks of God.


155. I saw in his eyes

He slept in silence.

I saw in his closed eyes

The Peace of God.


He woke up in silence.

I saw in his blossomed eyes

The Joy of God.


He walked in silence.

I saw in his glowing eyes

The Light of God.


He ran in silence.

I saw in his ambrosial eyes

The Life of God.


156. When pangs flashed

When pangs flashed

Across your heart,

You criticised God.


When pangs flashed

Across your mind,

You blamed God.


When pangs flashed

Across your vital,

You cursed God.


When pangs flashed

Across your body,

You deserted God.


157. Please

O generous earth!

Pray for me, please.


O generous sky!

Think of me, please.


O generous Heaven!

Meditate on me, please.


O generous God!

Love me, Love me, Love me, please.


158. Do you know?

Do you know

Your lowest and strongest temptation?

It is your evening doubt.

It is your evening doubt.


Do you know

Your lower and stronger temptation?

It is your afternoon jealousy.

It is your afternoon jealousy.


Do you know

Your low and strong temptation?

It is your morning insecurity.

It is your morning insecurity.


159. His loyalty

He was helpless.

Therefore

He declared his loyalty to fear.


He was hopeless.

Therefore

He offered his loyalty to unhappiness.


He was useless.

Therefore

He surrendered his loyalty to doubt.


160. Before he saw

Before he saw

The face of the world,

He was the smile of an angel-child.


Before he saw

The Face of God,

He was the tempest of despair.


Before he saw

The face of God-manifestation,

He was the life of uncertainty.


161. To be the voice

To become the voice of humanity,

He touched the Feet of God.


To become the voice of divinity,

He breathed the Heart of God.


To become the Voice of God,

He dined with the Soul of God.


162. In him I see a rascal

When he gives

His birthless and deathless sermon,

In him I see a superlative rascal.


When he offers

The message of Love divine,

In him I see an unparalleled rascal.


When he distributes

The Life of the Absolute Supreme,

In him I see the transcendental rascal.


163. The beggar

His smiles

Are lovelier than the moon.

His cries

Are quieter than death.

His thoughts

Are faster than the bullet.

His heart

Is feebler than the tiniest ant.

His hopes

Are richer than the Emperor supreme.

His life

Is poorer than Eternity’s beggar.


164. A drop of tears

A drop of my tears

Is enough to make my Lord

Embrace my ageless

Inner poverty.


A drop of my Lord’s tears

Is enough to transform my life of ignorance-dream

Into Reality’s

Divinity-Love.


165. He sees

In his doubting mind,

He sees Eternity’s Cloud.


In his sleepless heart,

He sees Infinity’s Rainbow.


In his warrior-soul,

He sees Immortality’s Life.


166. The cosmic river

His body flows

With the river of cosmic sadness.


His vital flows

With the river of cosmic madness.


His mind flows

With the river of cosmic blindness.


His heart flows

With the river of cosmic kindness.


His soul flows

With the river of cosmic gladness.


His goal flows

With the river of cosmic oneness.


167. He becomes

When he is angry,

He becomes a mountain.


When he is peaceful,

He becomes an ocean.


When he is happy,

He becomes the vision of the skies.


When he is sad,

He becomes the slave of death.


168. My life

My desire-life

Lighted the candle of God.


My aspiration-life

Kindled the lamp of God.


My realisation-life

Glorified the sun of God.


My manifestation-life

Fulfilled the LIGHT of God.


169. No difference

No difference

Between

The sleeping spirit and destruction-power.


No difference

Between

The stainless Pride and transcendental Height.


No difference

Between

Humanity’s gratitude and divinity’s plenitude.


170. Music

O music of love,

From you I learn

The secret of closeness.


O music of will,

From you I learn

The secret of future-creation.


O music of silence,

From you I learn

The secret of universal oneness.


O music of surrender,

From you I learn

The secret of cosmic perfection.


171. I am not ready

Earth is waiting for me;

I am not ready.

I want to rest more.


Heaven is waiting for me;

I am not ready.

I want to sleep more.


God is waiting for me;

I am not ready.

I want to dream more.


I shall rest with Eternity’s Body.

I shall sleep with Infinity’s Heart.

I shall dream with Immortality’s Soul.


172. My longings

A sad longing

I have for Peace.


A sweet longing

I have for Light.


A conscious longing

I have for self-transcendence.


A surrendered longing

I have for God-realisation.


A sleepless longing

I have for my perfect Perfection.


173. I cry

I cry

When my heart-sea

Is black with desires.


I cry

When my mind-sky

Is grey with desires.


I cry

When my vital-forest

Is green with desires.


I cry

When my body-desert

Is red with desires.


174. My promises and my failures

My morning promise:

I shall be divine.

I fail.


My afternoon promise:

All my actions shall be divine.

I fail.


My evening promise:

In everything I shall see the divine.

I fail.


My night promise:

I shall think of the divine alone.

I fail.


175. The waves of temptation, frustration and destruction

Temptation-waves

Are the armies of the day.

In vain my vital fights with them,

In vain.


Frustration-waves

Are the armies of the night.

In vain my heart fights with them,

In vain.


Destruction-waves

Are the armies of tomorrow.

In vain my soul fights with them,

In vain.


176. I am not alone

I am not alone.

The burial ground of hope

Is within my heart.


I am not alone.

The burial ground of hope

Is before my eyes.


I am not alone.

The burial ground of hope

Is around my life.


I am not alone.

The burial ground of hope

Is above my soul.


177. Yesterday and today

Yesterday

She was the bride of enthusiasm.

Today

She is the widow of hope.


Yesterday

She was the bride of humility.

Today

She is the widow of humiliation.


Yesterday

She was the bride of confidence.

Today

She is the widow of doubt.


178. My necessities

A fatal necessity:

The whisper of my temptation.


A promising necessity:

The whisper of my prayers.


A fruitful necessity:

The whisper of my surrender.


A fulfilled necessity:

The whisper of my oneness.


179. He was misunderstood

He preached the gospel of purest love.

He was misunderstood.


He preached the gospel of sweetest devotion.

He was misunderstood.


He preached the gospel of quickest surrender.

He was misunderstood.


He preached the gospel of slowest repentance.

He was misunderstood.

YES,

This time

He was misunderstood

Far beyond the power of his receptivity.

He became the worst victim

Of the world’s wild derision.


180. Sin and crime

It is a sin against the human

In my mind

When I think of fear.


It is a crime against the God

In my heart

When I think of doubt.


It is a sin against my God-becoming

In my life-river

When I deliberately feed despair.


It is a crime against my God-manifestation

In my body-field

When I unconditionally surrender to shameless death.


181. Four immortal gifts

His life is a gift

Of God’s Silent Compassion.


His heart is a gift

Of God’s Silent Attention.


His soul is a gift

Of God’s Silent Illumination.


His Goal is a gift

Of God’s Silent Perfection.


182. Discussions

The mind and the heart

Do not discuss.


The mind and the vital discuss,

But never conclude.


The vital and the body discuss,

Include and exclude.


The soul and the heart

Never discuss,

Just include and conclude.


183. Hopeless, useless and helpless

He is hopeless.

His darkness

Has corrupted the beauty of his mind.


He is useless.

His insincerity

Has corrupted the lustre of his heart.


He is helpless.

His ingratitude

Has corrupted the effulgence of his soul.


184. There is no other

After the first Soul

There is no other.


After the first Race

There is no other.


After the first Goal

There is no other.


After the first God

There is no other.


185. Against

Against the shore of death,

The waves of science beat in vain.


Against the peak of life,

The arrows of science strike in vain.


Against the vision of the soul,

The soldiers of science fight in vain.


186. Who can stand?

Against man’s impurity,

Who can stand?

No, not even a saint.


Against man’s insincerity,

Who can stand?

No, not even a sage.


Against man’s obscurity,

Who can stand?

No, not even a seer.


Against man’s insecurity,

Who can stand?

No, not even a yogi.


Against man’s stupidity,

Who can stand?

No, not even an Avatar.


Against man’s futility,

Who can stand?

No, not even God.


187. Answer me

Answer me in one word:

Who is God?

Answer me in two words:

Where is God?

Answer me in three words:

How to realise God?

Answer me in four words:

How to become God?


Who is God?

Truth.

Where is God?

With Light.

How to realise God?

Through constant offering.

How to become God?

Through surrender-devotion-love.


The seeker’s surrender

Embodies God’s Soul.

The seeker’s devotion

Embodies God’s Heart.

The seeker’s love

Embodies God’s Life.


188. At every word

At every word my real necessity dies.

At every word my strong capacity dies.

At every word my illumining beauty dies.

At every word my liberating duty dies.

At every word my fulfilling promise dies.

At every word my Himalayan Goal dies.


189. Ask me no questions

Ask me no questions,

I shall not possess you.


Ask me no questions,

I shall not desert you.


Ask me no questions,

I shall not disappoint you.


Ask me no questions,

I shall not dislike you.


Ask me no questions,

I shall bring God to you.


Ask me no questions,

I shall make God feed you.


Ask me no questions,

I shall place you on God’s blue-gold Throne.


190. Beauty

Beauty that must die

Is the human face.


Beauty that must live

Is the human heart.


Beauty that must increase

Is the human soul.


Beauty that must enlighten

The life of the world

Is the flame-wave of love.


191. Be not

Body, be not impure.

Vital, be not restless.

Mind, be not obscure.

Heart, be not insecure.

Life, be not hopeless.

Death, be not so sure.


192. Do as I say, not as I do

Do as I say, not as I do.

I ask you to tell the truth;

Hence, you must.

I am far beyond the snares of lies;

Hence, I need not stick to truth.


Do as I say, not as I do.

I ask you to realise God;

Hence, you must.

I am far beyond the domain of ignorance;

Hence, I need no God-realisation.


193. I do my duty

I do my duty

And

Let God’s Compassion do the rest.


I do my duty

And

Let God’s Blessing do the rest.


I do my duty

And

Let God’s Assurance do the rest.


I do my duty

And

Let God’s Will do the rest.


I do my duty

And

Let God’s Pride do the rest.


I do my duty

And

Let God’s Oneness do the rest.


194. There was a time

There was a time

When I

Was a dreamer of dreams.

But now I am a lover of realities.


There was a time

When I

Killed God with my venom-doubts.

But now I kill God

With my love-fire.


There was a time

When I

Was ignorant of the life of nectar-sea.

But now I have become

Within and without

Infinity’s Nectar-Sea.


195. When the time came

He loved the things he wanted.

He killed the things he wanted.


When the time came,

He loved doubt dearly.

When the time came,

He killed doubt ruthlessly.


When the time came,

He loved autocracy shamelessly.

When the time came,

He killed autocracy ruthlessly.


When the time came,

He loved ignorance supremely.

When the time came,

He killed ignorance ruthlessly.


196. Are you a favourite son of God?

Are you a favourite son of God?

Then expect no friend from the world.


Are you a favourite son of God?

Then expect jealousy from the world

Far beyond the power of your receptivity.


Are you a favourite son of God?

Then expect contempt from the world

Far beyond the end of your imagination’s flight.


Are you a favourite son of God?

Then rest assured the length and breadth of the world

Will misunderstand you:

Your love-light, your devotion-height, your surrender-delight.


For you the Supreme is Compassion.

In you the Supreme is Illumination.

With you the Supreme is Perfection.


197. Are you a favourite daughter of God?

Are you a favourite daughter of God?

Then you need nothing, absolutely nothing,

Either from Heaven or from earth.


Are you a favourite daughter of God?

Then feel that your Lord

Is not only within your soul-boat

But also of your life-river.


Are you a favourite daughter of God?

If you think that your Father does everything for you,

Then you are mistaken.


If you feel that your Father will do everything for you,

Then you are mistaken.

If you feel that He has already done everything for you,

Then you are right, absolutely right.


Indeed, He had done everything for you

Long before your soul came into the field of manifestation.

You just become in the life of your heart

What you eternally are in His Soul:

His, only His.


198. He is for God only

There was a time

When he was for God on earth only.


There was a time

When he was for God in Heaven only.


There was a time

When he was for God in his heart only.


But now he is for God only,

For God only.


199. Hell

Hell is a thing like doubt.

Hell is a thing like jealousy.


Hell is an animal like a panther.

Hell is an animal like a tiger.


Hell is a man like the poorest beggar.

Hell is a man like the fiercest brute.


Hell is a road paved with good intentions.

Hell is a road that compels us to think of perfection.


200. He barks but he bites not

He barks and barks;

That is what he knows.


He bites not, he bites not.

How can he bite?

Since he knows not,

Since he knows not.


He barks and barks;

That is his self-styled role.


He bites not and bites not,

That is his God-ordained Goal.


From:Sri Chinmoy,The Dance of Life, part 4, Agni Press, 1973
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