401. A joint bank account

God and I
Have a joint bank account.
He earns and deposits;
I neither earn nor deposit.
“Son,” He says, “why don’t you
Withdraw and buy your desires
So that at the end of the year
We shall be paying
Less income tax to Satan?
And also for another reason
I would like you to withdraw
Our wealth from the bank:
If you issue cheques to others,
The world will see that
You and I are good partners,
Loving partners, eternal partners.”

402. I am not going to talk back

I am not going to talk back
To anyone any more.
No, not even to God.
Let Him scold me,
Let Him insult me.
I shall prove to Him
That I have not one,
But three striking qualities:
I know how to hear,
I know how to bear,
I know how to transfigure.
    Of course,
It is for our mutual good.

If I become perfect,
God will definitely be proud of me.
If I become perfect,
I won’t have to fight
Constantly against Him.

403. My mirror

  In the morning
When I look in my mirror
  I see the face of pure aspiration.

  At noon
When I look in my mirror
  I see the face of sad dissatisfaction.

  In the evening
When I look in my mirror
  I see that I am totally lost.

  At night
When I look in my mirror
  I see my broken heart
Replaced by God’s Heart of Determination,
  And my sunken face
Replaced by God’s Perfection-Grace.

404. The song of evolution

A monkey climbed down a tree;
Lo, he became a man.

A man looked up;
Lo, he became a god.

A god looked within;
Lo, he became
  The energy of a monkey,
  The patience of a tree,
  The forgiveness of a man,
  The dedication of the Supreme.

405. A better Guru and a better disciple

I hoped to get a better Guru;
  Alas, there was none.

I hoped to get a better disciple;
  Alas, there was none.

I hoped to get a better God;
  I saw so many,
  I saw them so willing,
  I immediately felt
   That
  They were worth loving
   And
  Worth becoming.

406. Another God needed

Rabelais said:
“A mother-in-law dies
Only when another devil
Is needed in hell.”

I say:
“A seeker is born
Only when another God
Is needed on earth.”

407. Top secrets

  The biggest secret
Came out of my little mouth:
   God is still alive.

  The sweetest secret
Came out of my little mouth:
   God loves me.

  The purest secret
Came out of my little mouth:
   God is for all,
     Including me:
     My uselessness,
     My unwillingness.

408. Religious disease and religious cure

Conversion is not a religion,
  But a religious disease.
Yoga is not a religion,
  But a religious cure.

Fear of God is not a religion,
  But a fatal disease.
Love of God is not a religion,
  But a normal life,
   A perfecting soul,
   A fulfilling Goal.

409. Napoleons

The vital Napoleon
  Braves and wins.
The mental Napoleon
  Unlearns and becomes the knowledge-sun.
The psychic Napoleon
  Surrenders and becomes the God-Love.

410. I borrow

  I borrow
Everything from God
Save and except His Perfection.

  I borrow
Everything from God
Save and except His Realisation.

  I borrow
Everything from God
Save and except His Aspiration.

  God never borrows.
He just grabs my ignorance
And claims it as His, His alone.

411. Celebrations

  My hope celebrates
The arrival of the New Year.

  My doubt celebrates
The survival of the old year.

  My soul celebrates
The arrival of my realisation-year.

  My God celebrates
The survival of my aspiration-year.

412. God, tell me the reason, please

In six days, God,
You created and completed
Heaven and earth.
How is it that my love-room
Still remains unfinished,
My devotion-room untouched,
My surrender-room unbuilt?
  God, tell me the reason, please.

“My son, to complete your love-room,
  I need more satisfaction-power.
   Unfortunately
  I have run short of it.

“My son, in order to start working
  On your devotion-room,
  I need more determination-power.
   Unfortunately
   Right now I don’t have it.

“My son, you want Me to build
  Your surrender-room.
   Believe Me,
  I am desperately searching
  For My patience-power.”

413. Father, how is it?

Father, how is it that
  You do not love me
   As You did before?
     Have I done anything wrong?

“My son, ask your doubt-friend.”

Father, how is it that
  You do not care for me any more?
   Have I done anything serious?

“My son, ask your insecurity-friend.”

414. Father, have I done something special for You?

Father, how is it that
You love me nowadays
Much more than You ever did before?
Have I done something inwardly special for You?

“My son, ask My Compassion.”

Father, how is it that
You care for me nowadays
At every second of my life,
And You are making me feel
My real closeness to You,
My divine oneness with You,
My supreme fulfilment in You?
Have I done something special for You
In the inner world?

“My son, ask My unconditional Compassion.”