{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 72

Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 72

7101. Ready And Worthy

If you are ready

To risk all,

You are truly worthy

To receive all.


7102. He Is Descending

He is descending

To his spiritual death

Because every day he bathes

In the river of impure pride

And dark ingratitude.


7103. A Special Game

Each morning

Has a special game to play

With my heart’s snow-white hopes

And my soul’s blue-gold promises.


7104. Your Number One Disease

Your number one earthly disease

Is impurity.

Your number one Heavenly disease

Is uncertainty.


7105. My Lord Cares For

My Lord does not care for

My mountain-capacity,

But He does care for

My fountain-availability.


7106. My Needs

Attention-light I needed.

Dedication-height I need.

Perfection-delight I shall need.


7107. God's Supreme Secret

God’s supreme Secret:

Man will eventually please God

In His own Way.


7108. The Beauty Of Your Heart

The beauty of your heart

Is your life.

The impurity of your life

Is your death.


7109. Two Big Eyes

Doubt,

You are showing too much!

Do you not see

That I have two big

Perfectly functioning eyes?


7110. Do You Not Feel?

Fear, you are torturing me

Too much!

Do you not feel that my heart’s

Inseparable oneness with God

Will destroy you before long?


7111. Wedded To Worries

Even your stark enemies

Feel sorry for you

Because you are wedded

To endless and useless worries.


7112. The Arrival Of Wisdom-Light

Your ignorance-night

Will no longer endure.

The express arrival of wisdom-light

Is absolutely sure.


7113. His Indecision-Mind

His indecision-mind

Is fully responsible

For his life’s repeated

Devastating failures.


7114. God's Compassion-Machine

God’s Compassion-Machine

Is eternally powerful.

My gratitude-machine

Has recently become soulful.


7115. An Incurable Disease

Jealousy is not

An incurable disease.

But your unwillingness

To surrender your jealousy

Unfortunately is.


7116. I Have Nothing But Delight

Delight, delight!

I have nothing but delight.

Why?

Because I have done everything

That my Lord wanted me to do.


7117. Each Good Thought

Each good thought

Experiences freedom-joy

From all the snares of poison-doubt.


7118. Do Guide My Eyes

Do guide my eyes, my Lord,

Into the ways of beauty’s joy

And purity’s peace.


7119. My Lord's Forgiveness-Feet

My Lord,

I need Your Magnet-Feet.

My Lord,

I need Your Protection-Feet more.

My Lord,

I need Your Forgiveness-Feet most.


7120. The Wrong Interpreter

I know I will not get

The right message from your soul

Because your mind is the interpreter

And not your heart.


7121. Who Else Can It Be?

Someone is singing,

Perhaps God.

Someone is threatening my ignorance.

Who else can it be,

If not my Beloved Lord?


7122. I Do Not Believe

I do not believe in

My mind,

With its eternally hungry

Abysmal abyss.


7123. What You Mean To God

Your devotion has to be deeper

Than an ocean.

Your surrender has to be higher

Than a mountain.

Only then will you feel

What you mean to God.


7124. Only One Thing

My body needs only one thing:

Movement.

My vital needs only one thing:

Discipline.

My mind needs only one thing:

Obedience.

My heart needs only one thing:

Gratitude.

My life needs only one thing:

Transcendence.


7125. If You Need Faith

If you need faith,

You are good.

If you have faith,

You are perfect.


7126. Your Utter Stupidity

Your utter stupidity makes you feel

That you do not need God.

But never dare to expect

That others are going to follow you.


7127. I Can Find Myself

I can find myself,

Since my Beloved Supreme

Is searching with me.


7128. My Personal Friend

God is already

My personal Friend.

Now I am trying hard

To make Him

My most intimate Friend.


7129. Only God Can Grant You

Only God can grant you

Spiritual security.

No, not even your soul can do that.


7130. They Drink Nectar-Delight

A heart of gratitude

And a life of surrender

Never drink tears.

They drink only nectar-delight.


7131. Puffed Up With Pride

Today you are puffed up

With exorbitant pride.

Tomorrow you will be bitten ruthlessly

By doubt-snakes.


7132. O My Puzzling Mind

Since my prayer to you is sincere,

Can you not also show me sincerely

What you are truly made of,

O my puzzling mind?


7133. Perfection And Patience

Perfection slowly comes

And happily stays

In the same room

With patience.


7134. Our Easy-Going Ways

Our easy-going ways

Are solely responsible

For the failure

Of our life’s journey.


7135. Each Unaspiring Moment

Each unaspiring moment

Will prove to be

A frustration-shore

Of nowhere-land.


7136. A Heartbreaking Question

“When will God’s Work be done?”

This is the question

That breaks the hearts

Of true God-lovers.


7137. The Vision Of Man

God is the vision

Of man.

Man is the Satisfaction

Of God.


7138. Do Not Undervalue Yourself

Do not undervalue yourself

Unnecessarily,

For that work is done by others

Far better than you can ever do it.


7139. Eternity's Victory

Victory usually means

Temporary peace.

But peace is

Eternity’s victory.


7140. My Mind Is Blind

My mind is totally blind.

It cannot see

The perfection-eye

Of my heart.


7141. Anxious To See

I am anxious to see

Where God is hiding His Compassion.

God is anxious to see

Where I am hiding my enthusiasm.


7142. This Is God's Task

You want to be your own teacher.

Do you not know

That this is God’s Task?


7143. Do Not Satisfy

Do not satisfy an undivine person

In his own way

If you really care for

His future perfection.


7144. Who Can Answer?

If it is a question about God,

Who can answer with more authority

Than the heart’s blue bird:

The soul?


7145. The Divine Love Of The Heart

The divine love of the heart

Can only be felt.

It cannot be revealed,

It cannot be seen.


7146. So Says My Heart

Nothing is wrong with me:

So says my vital.

Something is wrong,

But it can eventually be corrected:

So says my heart.


7147. My Life's Total Transformation

Since everything is bound to change

Eventually,

My life’s total transformation

Will not always remain a far cry.


7148. Birthless And Deathless

Earth means

Birthless and deathless hopes.

Heaven means

Birthless and deathless dreams.

God means

Birthless and deathless Realities.


7149. God Asks Me To Give Him

God asks me to give Him

The things that I myself

Do not at all care for:

My imperfections.


7150. Suffering From Myself

I am suffering

From myself

Because I am not desperately looking

For myself.


7151. Each Soul Knows

Each heart knows

How to cry for God.

Each soul knows

How to fly with God.


7152. In My Life's Humility-Nest

In my life’s humility-nest

My Lord has chosen to enjoy

His enduring Rest.


7153. You Love Your Inner Life

You love your inner life.

That means God has

A very special Concern for you.


7154. I Look For God The Singer

When I am inside my mind,

I look for God the Doctor.

When I am inside my heart,

I look for God the Singer.


7155. Fear Ends

Fear ends only when I realise

That fear is nothing

But punishment unsought.


7156. Try God's Compassion-Light

Since your confidence has failed you,

Try God’s Compassion-Light.

It will definitely work!


7157. I Depend On My Faith

I do not depend on others’ faith

In me.

I depend only on my faith

In God.


7158. Sincerity Gives My Mind

Sincerity gives my mind

Indomitable strength.

Purity gives my heart

Unfathomable joy.


7159. The Only Fitting Tribute

My heart’s sleepless gratitude

Is the only fitting tribute

To my Lord Supreme.


7160. The Tears Of An Orphan-Heart

The tears of an orphan-heart

Enter straight into

The Compassion-Heart of God.


7161. The Bond Inevitable

The soulful oneness of the universe

With a seeker’s aspiration-heart

Is the bond inevitable.


7162. A Great And Genuine Seeker

He has unlearnt all the lessons

That he received from his ignorance-teacher.

Therefore he has all the marks

Of a great and genuine seeker.


7163. Before It Is Too Late

Before it is too late,

My heart must start growing

And my mind must start glowing.


7164. The Envelope Of Light

The envelope of light

Contains my beautiful Immortality.

The envelope of darkness

Contains my immediate death.


7165. Must I Curb My Quest?

Must I curb my quest?

Yes, if it is an earth-conquering quest.

Must I curb my quest?

No, if it is a surrender-blossoming quest,

Never!


7166. A Small Mind

How can it be possible

For a small mind with weak thoughts

To long for liberation?


7167. My Lord's Compassion-Touch

My Lord’s Compassion-Touch

Immediately mends my mind

And heals my heart.


7168. Because Of You

O my sick mind,

Because of you

I am unable to strengthen

My heart’s aspiration-life.


7169. Two Friends

Aspiration and dedication

Are two friends

Who affectionately teach us

How to approach perfection.


7170. Will You Not Reconsider?

My Lord

Will You not reconsider my case?

I really would like to have

A taste of Nectar-Delight.


7171. You Must Command Your Thoughts

You must command your thoughts,

Not vice versa,

If happiness is something

That you are looking for.


7172. To Stand God-Revealed

If you want to stand

God-revealed,

Then first stand

Self-concealed.


7173. Concentration Means

Concentration means

Success immediate.

Meditation means

Progress ultimate.

Surrender means

Satisfaction within,

Satisfaction without.


7174. Unless Your Mind Is Searching

Do not trust your mind

Unless it is soulfully

Searching for God.


7175. God Loves My Entire Being

God loves my entire being.

Can I not at least try to love

Only one part of my being:

My heart?


7176. What God Once Told Me

I shall always remember

What God once told me:

I am a dream of His

Inside His Eternity’s Dream-Boat.


7177. Humility Is The Best Song

Humility is the best song

Sung by a God-seeker

In his outer life.


Purity is the best music

Played by a God-seeker

In his inner life.


7178. The Assembly Of Hearts And Souls

At the assembly of hearts and souls

Certain greedy minds come to talk

About the perfection-satisfaction

Of democracy.


7179. So Obstinate!

So often my heart cannot persuade

My mind, vital and body

To meditate.

They are so obstinate!


7180. An Indefinite Vacation

What my heart needs

Is an indefinite vacation

From my unaspiring mind

And my demanding vital.


7181. Are You A Great Fighter?

Are you a great fighter?

If so, use your fighting capacity

Against your doubting mind.


Are you a great lover?

If so, offer your love to God

Only for Him to use.


7182. Enlarge Your Dedication-Circle

Enlarge your dedication-circle

To make yourself happy.

Enlarge your surrender-circle

To make God happy.


7183. An Affront To Our Divinity

A doubting mind in itself

Is an affront to our inner divinity,

Our universal oneness.


7184. God's Unparalleled Dream

My love

Of universal oneness

Is God’s

Unparalleled Dream.


7185. Encouragement

Heaven’s Himalayan encouragement

And earth’s Atlantic encouragement

Simultaneously echo and re-echo

In his soft, tender and flower-like heart.


7186. One Inner Resolve

His heart has only

One inner resolve:

To restore everyone’s

Freedom-right.


7187. When I Wish To Please

I soulfully smile

When I want to please myself.

I powerfully cry

When I wish to please God.


7188. The Mind Thinks

The mind thinks

That it knows God.

The heart feels

That God knows it.


7189. What Is Necessary

What is necessary

Man does not know.

What is unnecessary

God does not know.


7190. You Must Be Careful

You must be careful

Of what you say.

You must be careful

Of what you do.

But you do not have to be careful

Of what you think of God.


7191. My Heart Is Happy

My mind is happy

Because it is intelligent.

My heart is happy

Because God is compassionate.


7192. My Forgiveness-Lord

I may not know myself,

But I do know my Father:

My Forgiveness-Lord.


7193. Real Spirituality

Real spirituality

Can easily be described

In one word:

Delight.


7194. He Holds Perfection

He holds perfection.

You behold perfection in him.

That means you yourself

Are on the road to perfection.


7195. Immediate Acts

May my mind’s vastness

And my heart’s oneness

Be translated into immediate acts.


7196. God Always Wants

God always wants

The powerful mind to surrender

To the soulful heart.


7197. My Joy Is For All

“My joy is for me.”

This is the division-man

Speaking in me for himself.


“My Joy is for all.”

This is the Oneness-God

Speaking in me for everyone.


7198. Say And Do

Say what

Makes the world happy.

Do what

Makes God happy.


7199. My Unconditional Gratitude

Your misfortune teaches me

How to be perfect.

Therefore, I wish to share with you

My unconditional gratitude.


7200. The First Thing In Life

The first thing in life

Is soulful self-giving.

The last thing in life

Is unconditional self-giving.


Editor's introduction to the first edition

This is the seventy-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 thanks Ambassador Birabhongse Kasemsri for his participation in the Meditation Group’s programme celebrating Rattanakosin (the bicentennial of the founding of Bangkok and the present Chakri Dynasty) on 25 February 1983.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 72, Agni Press, 1983
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