{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 62

Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 62

6101. Because your heart needs God

Because your heart needs God,

God is calling you.

Because God is calling you,

You can rest assured

That He will make you feel

He loves you infinitely more

Than you love yourself

And His Concern for you

Will stay with you for all Eternity.


6102. Heaven-free time

Earth-bound time

Drives the desiring man backward

Fast, very fast.


Heaven-free time

Pilots the aspiring man forward

Faster than the tornado-speed.


6103. The oldest race

Perfection-race

Is the old race on earth.

Hope-race

Is the older race on earth.

Promise-race

Is the oldest race on earth.


6104. The divine realisation

The human realisation

Sees no armour against fate.

The divine realisation

Sees that fate is nothing

But a man-made toy.


6105. Only an inch away

Your uncertain mind,

Your doubtful mind,

Your suspicious mind

Is only an inch away

From your total destruction-dance.


6106. God secretly hopes

God openly shows me

What He does for me:

Compassion-cultivation.


God secretly hopes

For something from me:

Satisfaction-harvest.


6107. Immortality's Satisfaction-Treasure

Eternity’s Beauty-Cry

And

Infinity’s Perfection-Smile

Are Immortality’s Satisfaction-Treasure.


6108. If your life needs beauty's speed

If your life needs beauty’s speed

And your heart needs purity’s speed,

Then the Goal of the Beyond

Cannot remain a far cry.


6109. Oblivion is challenging you

Oblivion is challenging you

Because you are not crying sleeplessly

For God’s God-Satisfaction

Inside your aspiration-life.


6110. Unless you become today

Unless you become today

God’s Satisfaction-Grace,

How will you see tomorrow

God’s Perfection-Face?


6111. A dangerous vital

What he has

Is a dangerous vital.

No wonder he is craving

Instant enlightenment.


6112. Your constant supporter

You can expect God to be

Your constant supporter

Only after you have become

His sleepless lover.


6113. When faith is dry

When my heart’s faith is dry,

My mind’s doubt proves

That life is a useless

And ceaseless cry.


6114. Why are you delaying?

O seeker of the Absolute Truth,

You want your life to be

Fruitful of transcendental deeds.

Then why are you delaying

In smashing the shackles

Of your little “I”?


6115. Your suspicious mind

Perhaps you do not know,

Perhaps you may never know,

That your suspicious mind

Has the capacity and is the potentiality

For your universal disaster.


6116. I saw myself forsaken

I saw myself forsaken.

I knew not why.

God came to me and said

Unless I look for the way out

Of the forest of my desire-life,

I shall forever remain forsaken.


6117. Between evolution and perfection

A seeker’s life

Lives in between

The evolution of possibilities

And the perfection of necessities.


6118. He is drunk with light

In the morning he is drunk

With aspiration-light.

In the afternoon he is drunk

With surrender-light.

In the evening he is drunk

With gratitude-light.


6119. Eternity's exile

At long last

He is determined to send

His mind’s curiosity

And his heart’s insecurity

Into Eternity’s exile.


6120. Renounce and announce

The aspiration of a soaring seeker

At once renounces

Man’s failure-night

And announces

God’s Victory-Delight.


6121. Your unlit sound-life

Because of your unlit sound-life

You are denied

God’s sunlit Silence-Sky.


6122. At the eleventh hour

At the eleventh hour

His soul-bird flew down

And snatched away the inner victory

From the grasp of his outer failure-life.


6123. Man's suspicion-night

Man’s first suspicion-night

Tells him

God does not exist.


Man’s last suspicion-night

Tells him

God does not care for him.


6124. At the feet of truth

Nobody has to stumble

At the feet of Truth.

Everybody can sit and take shelter

At the feet of Truth.


6125. Each Heaven-descending message

Each Heaven-descending message

Accepted soulfully

Marks the beginning

Of my self-discovery.


6126. Real and safe progress

If you want to make

Real and safe progress,

Then forcefully silence

Your outer noise-world.


6127. Earth's aspiration-ascent

Earth’s aspiration-ascent

Is dutiful and beautiful.

Heaven’s illumination-descent

Is powerful and fruitful.


6128. Surrender, surrender!

Surrender, surrender!

During the day

You must surrender

Your fear of God’s Power.


Surrender, surrender!

During the night

You must surrender

Your fear of God’s Peace.


6129. My mind is completely lost

My mind is completely lost

Between my fruitless self-assertion

And

My hopeless desire-choice.


6130. Regain and rediscover

If you can regain

Your aspiration-flames,

You will eventually rediscover

Your realisation-sun.


6131. During the day I pray

During the day I pray

To the illumination-increasing sun.

During the night I pray

To the compassion-flowing moon.


6132. Descent and ascent

The beauty of Heaven

Descends speedily

When the purity of earth

Ascends soulfully.


6133. Two solutions

As there are only two problems,

Birth and death,

Even so, there are only two solutions,

Surrender and smile.


6134. Regression

What the demanding vital

Sees as progress

May easily be a regression

In the heart’s aspiration-life.


6135. A heart of vision-delight

Because you have

A heart of vision-delight,

God is granting you

A death-challenging dart.


6136. Self-announcement-song

Because of your self-announcement-song,

God has withdrawn today

His yesterday’s unconditional Grace.


6137. Your stupidity's existence-reality

Your stupidity’s existence-reality

Will never be able to discover

God’s Compassion-Sun

Inside your heart.


6138. My perfect gratitude

My Eternity’s

Indispensable necessity

Is my Immortality’s

Perfect gratitude.


6139. If yours is a life of prayer

If yours is a life of prayer

And a heart of meditation,

Then you will not try to cover

Your outer life

And you will not hesitate to offer

Your inner life

To your Inner Pilot.


6140. Convicted by conscience-light

Because you have been convicted

By your conscience-light,

You have every chance to look

For a better day,

A brighter sun

And a more nourishing delight.


6141. God-Thoughts

If you do not cancel

Your own ignorance-night,

Then God will be unwilling

To inundate your mind

With His own God-Thoughts.


6142. Exempt

Humility is exempt

From fear.

Purity is exempt

From division.

Nobility is exempt

From frustration.


6143. Constant somnolence

Constant somnolence

Is the source of humanity’s

Teeming incurable maladies.


6144. A useless tornado-motion

O my mind,

You are always enjoying

A useless tornado-motion.

Do you not care for a promotion

From your long-lasting

Nothingness-futility?


6145. Spirituality wants to show

In me, science wants to show

Its amazing capacity.

In me, spirituality wants to show

My own ever-transcending capacity.


6146. He is now ready

He no longer gives himself

To noisy boasting.

Therefore, he is now ready

To partake of the concentrated

Wisdom of the ages.


6147. Not Lord but friend

He is not the Lord

Who demands obedience-flames.

He is the Friend

Who begs for oneness-sun.


6148. Renew your heart's beauty

If you renew your heart’s beauty

Every morning,

God will come to you

Every evening

With His multiplying Divinity.


6149. This century's offering

Each century has

Something special to offer.

The special offering

Of the twentieth century

Is that despair shall not mark

Its journey’s close.


6150. Not born for death

Two realities

Are not born for death:

My surrender-life

And

My gratitude-heart.


6151. Do not foretell a hopeless battle

Do not foretell a hopeless battle

Even if you have failed time and again

In the battlefield of your aspiration-life.

You are bound to eventually succeed.

What you always need

Is a mind of patience

And a heart of fortitude.


6152. My heart is pleased with me

My heart is pleased with me,

My soul is pleased with me

And

My Lord Supreme is pleased with me

Only when I water

My life’s gratitude-plant

With my streaming tears

Born and yet to be born.


6153. Paradise is the place

Paradise is the place

Where my heart wants to grow.

Paradise is the place

Where my mind wants to know.

Paradise is the place

Where my soul wants to sow —

Sow the seed of perfection.


6154. When hope guides my steps

When hope guides my steps,

The vision of Eternity’s Reality

Comes running towards me.


6155. Your mind's commitment

If you can intensify

Your mind’s commitment to God,

Then God will not only

Purify your mind

But also beautify your thoughts.


6156. Science tells me

Science tells me

How I can be proud of myself.


Spirituality tells me

How I can make God proud of me.


6157. If you cannot make friends

If you cannot make friends

With hope-light and promise-delight,

Then you will be forced to live

In the kingdom of perpetual night.


6158. They long to see

The inner revolution

Longs to see

The Arm of God’s Power.


The outer resolution

Longs to see

The Eye of God’s Beauty.


6159. I spoke ill of God

I spoke ill of God.

Nevertheless,

God does not hesitate

To obliterate my hostile past.


6160. Each time I compromise

Each time I compromise

With ignorance-night

I kill the beauty and purity

Of my climbing heart-plant.


6161. No fables

My heart’s heavenward history

And my soul’s intimate friendship

With God’s Vision-Light

Can never be fables.


6162. A votary of ignorance

If you are a staunch votary

Of ignorance-night,

Naturally destruction-sleep

Will linger long

Inside your body-bound earth-life.


6163. A mind of curiosity

Yours is a mind of dangerous curiosity.

Destroy it sooner than at once!

Otherwise, the brooding forces

Of darkest night

Will envelop the real in you:

Aspiration.


6164. Two sleeping secrets

There are two sleeping secrets

Inside my heart:

God loves me infinitely more

Than I can possibly love myself.

God needs me infinitely more

Than I can ever need myself.


6165. While others dream

While others dream,

He asks his mind

To climb far above the doubt-clouds,

And he asks his heart

To dine with the vastness

Of perfection-sun.


6166. A tiny gratitude-flame

What my heart needs

Is a tiny gratitude-flame,

For this flame alone

Will show my entire life

Perfection’s core.


6167. The cry of insufficiency

The cry of insufficiency

Was not born with me.

I was born

Not only with my sufficiency-smile

But also with God’s Infinitude-Smile.


6168. God's Self-Amorous Flute

If you can become

Your heart’s surrender-light,

Then you can most soulfully play

On God’s Self-Amorous Flute.


6169. My humility-breath

My humility-breath

Is every day expanding

God’s Vision-Light for me.


6170. The mind-wall

As long as you keep the mind-wall

Of doubt and disbelief

In your aspiration-life,

You will always be carrying with you

A heap of useless ashes.


6171. Today's impossibility-peak

Just beyond your thought-dominion

Is your today’s impossibility-peak:

God’s Perfection-Eye and Satisfaction-Heart.


6172. My heart's hope-birds

O my heart’s little hope-birds,

Every day you are inundating my life

With your beauty-making powers.


6173. The kingdom of self-doubt

The more you enjoy empty moments,

The nearer will you be

To the kingdom of self-doubt

And self-mockery.


6174. Your heart's selfless deeds

If you want to distinguish yourself

By your mind’s giant actions, you can.

But God is not going to grant you

His smiling Face.


If you want to distinguish yourself

By your heart’s selfless deeds,

Then God will grant you

Not only His smiling Face

But also His Vision-feeding Nest.


6175. Never enough time

You never have enough time

For your conscious self-mastery.

But you always have unbounded time

For your unconscious self-mockery.


6176. I need affection

I do not need admiration

From Heaven.

I do not need admiration

From earth.

What I need is affection

From my Beloved Supreme.


6177. My credentials

What are my credentials?

My credentials are these:

My Lord Supreme sleeplessly cries

In me, through me and for me,

And I cheerfully and confidently dance

With His Vision-Light.


6178. Empty of hope

His heart is empty of hope

And his life is a perfect stranger

To perfection,

For his mind’s sense

Of perfection and satisfaction

Is founded upon human love.


6179. It is God-planned

Who says that I am alone?

Am I not with the broken wings

Of my hopes

Inside the abyss of darkness?

Who says that tomorrow

I shall be alone again?

No, I shall not!

Tomorrow my entire earthly existence

Will swim in the sea of God-Delight.

How?

I do not know.

But it is all God-planned

And God-arranged.


6180. Three boons

My Lord Supreme,

Do grant me a boon.

“My child, I am giving you the boon

To come near Me selflessly.”


My Lord Supreme,

Do grant me another boon.

“My child, I am giving you another boon:

To see the world

The way I see the world.”


My Lord Supreme,

May I have one more boon,

A last boon, from You?

“Certainly, My child.

I shall make you

My perfect emissary on earth,

To become inseparably one

With earth’s excruciating pangs

And streaming tears

The way I have been doing

Throughout My entire Eternity.”


6181. When I free myself

When I free myself

From my ego-interference,

I really and truly appreciate

God’s Compassion-Magnet.


6182. God's Feet touched

God’s Feet blessingfully touched

My surrendered head.

Lo, I have now touched the peak

Of my hope-perfection-mountain.


6183. The rapture of inspiration

The rapture of inspiration

Does not believe in

Either the intellectual climate

Or the ultramodern climate.


6184. The silence of our soul

Unless we appreciate and admire

The most powerful silence

Of our soul,

Our doubtful mind will always create

An explosive noise.


6185. Your mind's procrastination

Do you not realise

That your mind’s perpetual procrastination

Is shamelessly useless

In your heart’s aspiration-life?


6186. Your heart's blindness-night

Your heart is timid.

It is always frozen with fear.

It does not look forward,

Upward and inward.

Its blindness-night is the root

Of all your ceaseless problems.


6187. His mind's doubt-wars

Because of his mind’s doubt-wars,

His heart is denied

His soul’s treasure-dream.


6188. Two warnings from God

Two warnings from God:

I must not belittle myself.

I must not delay in inviting God

To enter into my heart-room.


6189. My desire for world-dominion

Alas, my strong desire

For world-dominion

Has overpowered not only

My reasoning mind

But also my Heaven-climbing heart.


6190. Existence-Consciousness-Bliss

Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.

Existence I need

To tell the world

How great God is.

Consciousness I need

To tell the world

How good God is.

Bliss I need

To tell the world

That God’s Greatness and Goodness

Are not only for me

But also for His entire universe.


6191. Can you not show God?

What God has and is

All the time

Is Concern for you.

Can you not show God

Even on rare occasions

Your inner courage

And outer adamantine will?


6192. God will grant you

If you believe in God,

God will grant you His Beauty.

If you believe in God’s Compassion,

God will grant you His Smile.

If you believe in God’s Forgiveness,

God will grant you His Protection-Feet.


6193. To go beyond the body

If you want to go

Beyond the body,

Then try to remember

Only one thing:

Your Beloved Supreme

Is your Eternity’s Oneness-Companion.


6194. My Lord's Divinity

If I want my Lord’s Prosperity,

He will grant me His Prosperity.

But if I want my Lord’s Divinity,

He will grant me

Not only His Divinity

But also His Life of Immortality.


6195. Attention is preparation

Attention is preparation.

Preparation is the beginning

Of perfection.

Satisfaction is the culmination

Of perfection.


6196. A self-giving seeker

A sincere self-giving seeker

Feels and knows

That his life is at once

God’s Compassion-Light

And

God’s Satisfaction-Delight.


6197. The power to hope

God has given man

The power to hope

In wisdom-light.


Man has given himself

The power to grope

In ignorance-night.


6198. You can best your enemy

You can best your enemy

Either by virtue of

Your unprecedented determination

Or on the strength of

Your unconditional love.


6199. Around and within

War-mongers

Are around us.

Peace-lovers

Are within us.


6200. I am happy

I am happy

Not because I have done

Something momentous.


I am happy

Not because I have become

Something precious.


I am happy

Because inside my tiny little heart

God has sowed the seed

Of His Confidence-Light and Delight.


Editor's introduction to the first edition

This is the sixty-second volume in a series of ten thousand “flaming flower-poems” which Sri Chinmoy is placing devotedly, unreservedly and unconditionally at the Compassion-Feet of God, our Beloved Supreme. They stand as a supreme offering from the unfolding beauty of his flower-heart and the flaming heights of his realisation-sun. Indeed, a treasure-tower which will at once be claimed by humanity’s self-ascending cry and Divinity’s God-descending Smile.

Editor's note to cover photo

Sri Chinmoy meets Mr Bradford Morse, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, at the United Nations on 13 January 1983. Mr Morse said, “It is my great honour to see you. I have watched your work; I have admired your work. I look forward to sharing with you privately one day the things that you believe in and that I believe in.”

From:Sri Chinmoy,Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 62, Agni Press, 1983
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