{{htmlmetatags>metatag-robots=()}} The Golden Boat, part 14

The Golden Boat, part 14

1. Foolish pride

Yesterday

You were foolishly proud

Of your vital suppression.


Today

You are foolishly proud

Of your mental depression.


Tomorrow

You shall be foolishly proud

Of your psychic frustration.


2. When you doubt

When you doubt

You are contagious.


When you believe

You are prosperous.


When you love

You are glorious.


When you surrender

You are victorious.


3. My faith-flower

O humanity,

Doubt is my little self.

Don't pay any attention to it.

It will die away very soon.


O divinity,

Faith is my big self.

Do not give up hope,

Be a little more patient.

My faith-flower is blossoming

Petal by petal

For your manifestation-light

Here on earth.


4. They are weeping

Your doubt is weeping

Because

Everybody ignores it.


Your faith is weeping

Because

Everybody suspects it.


Your world is weeping

Because

Everybody ridicules it.


Your God is weeping

Because

Everybody is wedded to stark falsehood.


5. To the core

Use your mind.

It is empty to the core.


Use your vital.

It is false to the core.


Use your eye.

It is dangerous to the core.


Use your heart.

It is luminous to the core.


Use your soul.

It is bounteous to the core.


6. Right of entrance

Insecurity, this is my heart-home.

You don't have

The right of entrance.


Doubt, this is my mind-home.

You don't have

The right of entrance.


Depression, this is my vital-home.

You don't have

The right of entrance.


7. All for You

Lord, believe me

Once and for all.

Accept my silence-salutation.

It is all for You,

It is all for Your Satisfaction-light.


Lord, believe me

Once and for all.

Accept my sound-salutation.

It is all for You,

It is all for Your Manifestation-delight.


8. Doubt-king, Faith-queen

O Doubt-king,

No room is left

In my mind-room;

Therefore

Go away,

Go away.

Who wants you?

Who needs you?


O Faith-queen,

Still there is room

In my heart to fill;

Therefore

Come in,

Do come in.

I need you.

God's entire creation needs you.


9. When they spread their wings

When your aspiration-cry

Spreads its wings,

You will see God's Face

Without fail.


When your devotion-cry

Spreads its wings,

You will feel God's Heart

Without fail.


When your surrender-cry

Spreads its wings,

You will become God's Breath

Without fail.


10. My recompense

Heaven, I spoke ill

Of your vast indifference.

Here is my recompense.

From today on

I shall work to please you

In your own way on earth.


Earth, I spoke ill

Of your great incapacity.

Here is my recompense.

From now on I shall lift you up

Into the world of the Highest Beyond

Although you are sleeping,

Although you are dreaming,

Although you are demanding.


11. First of all

God the Lover

Must be loved first.


God the Beloved

Must be served first.


God the creation

Must be perfected first.


God the Creator

Must be manifested first.


12. We always remain happy

When I see my Lord Supreme

In the Heaven of Freedom-light,

I tell Him

What I shall really do for Him

On earth.

He believes me;

Therefore

He always remains happy.


When I see my Lord Supreme

In the world of bondage-night,

He tells me

What He will really do for me

In Heaven.

I believe Him;

Therefore

I always remain happy.


13. I love Your Power

Lord,

I love Your Power

Because it perfects me,

My vital darkness-world.


Lord,

I love Your Light

Because it illumines me,

My mental confusion-world.


Lord,

I love Your Delight

Because it fills me,

My psychic receptivity-world.


14. Calm it, my friend

I see no difference

Between

Your vital world

And

An angry storm.

Calm it, my friend, calm it.


I see no difference

Between

Your mental world

And

A confusion-sea.

Calm it, my friend, calm it.


I see no difference

Between

Your earthly life

And

A devouring tiger.

Calm it, my friend, calm it.


15. God always believes me

A life of compassion

Is the secret of my heart,

Believe it or not.

I must say,

Unlike you,

God always believes me, my purity.


A life of illumination

Is the secret of my mind,

Believe it or not.

I must say,

Unlike you,

God always believes me, my sincerity.


A life of dedication

Is the secret of my vital,

Believe it or not.

I must say,

Unlike you,

God always believes me, my humility.


A life of perfection

Is the secret of my body,

Believe it or not.

I must say,

Unlike you,

God always believes me, my capacity.


16. They will be jealous

I utter not my name

To Heaven's ears

Because

It will be jealous

Of my stupendous sacrifice

On earth.


I utter not my name

To earth's ears

Because

It will be jealous

Of my endless treasure

In Heaven.


17. In the depth of secrecy

In the depth of earth's secrecy

Two things loom large:

Stark ignorance-night

And

False conviction-pride.


In the depth of Heaven's secrecy

Two things loom large:

Blue Compassion-sea

And

Red Perfection-sun.


18. What I did instead

Lord, the day I met You

For the first time,

You asked me

To open my heart on earth

And

Open my mouth in Heaven.

But

What I did, You know,

(Of course You know)

I opened my mouth on earth

Instead,

And I have been planning

To open my heart in Heaven

Instead.

Alas, I am now dancing

With my disobedience-ignorance

And

Deception-perdition.


19. Eternal Time

Nature's total transformation:

Let me leave it

For the moment.

After all, am I not living

In Eternal Time?


God's perfect manifestation:

Let me leave it

For the moment.

After all, why worry,

Since I am living

In God's own Eternal Time?


20. Waiting for you

Don't look back!

The devouring tiger

Is desperately waiting for you.


Don't look ahead!

The challenging bull

Is dauntlessly waiting for you.


Look within!

Lo, the roaring lion

Is sleeplessly waiting for you.


21. I need You eternally

O Compassion-God,

I needed You yesterday.


O Perfection-God,

I shall need You tomorrow.


O Liberation-God,

I need You now.


O Love-God,

I need You immediately,

I need You eternally.


22. They will not fail you

Trust Divinity.

Divinity will not fail you.

I assure you,

Divinity will give you its heart:

Perfection-smile.


Trust humanity.

Humanity will not fail you.

I assure you,

Humanity will give you its soul:

Perfection-cry.


23. The gift of perfection

Yesterday

Life-giving earth

Gave me perfection-seed.


Today

Life-transforming earth

Gives me perfection-plant.


Tomorrow

Life-fulfilling earth

Shall give me perfection-tree.


24. Past and present

My past is pathless;

Therefore

I cannot and do not walk

Into the past.


My present is uncertain;

Therefore

I pay no attention to it.

I cannot germinate

In the core of uncertainty.


25. Not even in my dreams

I am the seed,

You are the tree.

Who knows this?

God, our mutual lover.

But I am not jealous of you.

Never!

Not even in my dreams.


I am the sand,

You are the land.

Who knows this?

God, our mutual fulfiller.

But I am not jealous of you.

Never!

Not even in my dreams.


26. Defeat and victory

When I accept my defeat,

My human ego dies

And

My divine soul flies.


When I declare my victory,

My divine life fasts

And

My supreme truth starves.


27. My banner-bearers

My inner world's

Banner-bearer

Is my ever-increasing poise.


My outer world's

Banner-bearer

Is my ever-roaring noise.


What is poise?

God-light of the Supreme.

What is noise?

Man-might of mortality's futility.


28. Human birth, divine birth

Precious

Is human birth.

A Truth-seeker knows it;

A God-lover knows it.


Gracious

Is divine birth.

An ignorance-transformer knows it;

A perfection-discoverer knows it.


29. She is consecrated

She is a consecrated head;

Therefore

The outer world adores her.


She is a consecrated heart;

Therefore

The inner world adores her.


She is a consecrated soul;

Therefore

The Pilot Supreme

Ceaselessly needs her.


30. O give me

O give me the heart

That sings only God's Songs.


O give me the mind

That builds only God's Palace.


O give me the vital

That spreads only God's Wings.


O give me the body

That serves only God's Feet.


31. Then and now

The love of Heaven

I received when I lived in Heaven.

The Heaven of love

I now receive here on earth.


The God of Heaven

I saw on the highest Height.

The Heaven of God

I now see here on earth.


32. Republican and democrat

A republican sings:

I shall show you the way.

But you must

Follow me, me alone.


A democrat sings:

I shall walk with you

With the hope that you will carry me

When I am tired,

When I am lost

On the way.


33. O sleepless ones

O sleepless silence,

My heart desires

Your beauty's height.


O sleepless sound,

My body desires

Your duty's joy.


O sleepless God,

My life needs

Your Perfection-light.


34. Interrogation

When your heart interrogates,

Everyone fails to answer.


When your mind interrogates,

No one cares to answer.


When your eyes interrogate,

Everyone can and does answer.


35. Adversity and prosperity

Adversity tells me

God has to be sought,

God has to be caught.

How?

By becoming more vigilant.


Prosperity tells me

God has come to me;

I don't have to go to God.

God has already fed me;

I am sure

He does not expect

Anything in return.

What He really wants from me

Is a satisfaction-smile

From Perfection-sun.


36. A man of dignity

You are a man of dignity.

I desire your Himalayan heights.


You are a man of purity.

I desire your moon-white purity.


You are a man of duty.

I desire your ever-unparalleled responsibility.


37. I need you

O face of time,

Do not hide.

I need you desperately.


O heart of love,

Do not hide.

I need you constantly.


O vision of God,

Do not hide.

I need you ceaselessly.


O Perfection of God,

Do not hide.

I need you immediately.


38. The truth

You love Heaven.

Indeed,

This is a partial truth.


You love earth.

Indeed,

This is an inconceivable truth.


You love God.

Indeed,

This is an undeniable truth.


You love yourself.

Indeed,

This is the eternal truth.


39. Viewpoints

A little soul says

God is good.


A big soul says

God is great.


A divine soul says

God boundlessly has.


A supreme soul says

God eternally is

Plus

God eternally proceeds.


40. O saviour

O Lover-saviour,

My heart desires Your Love.


O Dreamer-saviour,

My mind desires Your Dream.


O Soldier-saviour,

My vital desires Your Strength.


O Server-saviour,

My body desires Your Dedication.


41. I glorify earth

I glorify earth

Because

Its body knows how to endure,

Because

Its heart knows how to aspire,

Because

Its soul knows how to wait

For God, for God's choice Hour.


42. I glorify Heaven

I glorify Heaven

Because

Its Dream-Reality is illumining,

Because

Its Divinity-Immortality is fulfilling,

Because

Its Compassion-Infinity is all-embracing.


43. King and Queen

You are Heaven's King;

Therefore

You are sure.


You are Heaven's Queen;

Therefore

You are pure.


You are earth's King;

Therefore

You have tried everything.


You are earth's Queen;

Therefore

You are everything.


44. They enjoy

His body enjoys

Inequality.


His vital enjoys

Charity.


His mind enjoys

Clarity.


His heart enjoys

Necessity.


His soul enjoys

Divinity.


His God enjoys

Reality.


45. Your philosophy and mine

Your philosophy is

Mortal sin: ignorance,

Immortal sin: ingratitude.


My philosophy is

Mortal failure: imperfection,

Immortal failure: doubt.


46. Shelter

Love shelters my heart;

Therefore

I am safe.


Clarity shelters my mind;

Therefore

I am safe.


Joy shelters my vital;

Therefore

I am safe.


Purity shelters my body;

Therefore

I am safe.


47. When sound was my Lord

When God

Was my Lord,

I was misunderstood.


When I

Was my Lord,

All alone I stood.


When Silence

Was my Lord,

I was deified.


When Sound

Was my Lord,

I was crucified.


48. Run evermore

Sigh no more.

Your brave days

Are dawning fast.


Cry no more.

God's Smile

Is drawing nigh.


Run evermore,

Dive evermore,

Fly evermore.

Why?

Because God the Inspiration

Has Himself become your aspiration,

And

God the Aspiration

Has Himself become your realisation.


49. Don't be

O mind, my mind,

Don't be a busy old fool.


O heart, my heart;

Don't be a tortured weakling.


O vital, my vital,

Don't be a ruthless tyrant.


O body, my body,

Don't be a marathon sleeper.


O soul, my soul,

Don't be a fruitless dreamer.


50. Never love

Never see

Unless you give.

Never give

Unless God inspires you.


Never,

Never,

Never love

Unless your heart

Devotedly can,

Unless your soul

Unconditionally can.


From:Sri Chinmoy,The Golden Boat, part 14, Agni Press, 1974
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