851. The Buddha’s problems

Lord Buddha,
Your first problem was suffering.
Your second problem was desire.
Your third problem was ignorance.
Your fourth problem was the absence of inner light.
All your problems
You solved
Eternally for yourself.
And now the Heart that
You left behind on earth
Is trying and crying,
Crying and trying
To solve the same
Giant problems.
As you succeeded,
So also your Heart
Will succeed,
Without fail.

852. Let us unite our possessions

Lord, since I am unable
To give up my desiring mind,
Is there any way I can get
Some benefit from this mind?
“Real benefit? No!
Real progress? No!
Take your present mind as unreality.
Then you will get
Whatever you want.”

What is real, Lord?
“Daughter, your aspiration is real.”
What else is real?
“My Compassion is real.”

Lord, what are we supposed
To do with my aspiration
And Your Compassion?
“Daughter, we are supposed
To unite our possessions
So that we can sing the song
Of perfect Perfection
Together.”

853. Do not convert and do not be converted

Do not convert.
Let him go in his own way.

Do not be converted.
You must go in your own way.

Do not convert.
His resistance-night
Will devour your inner joy.

Do not be converted.
Your resistance-night
Will devour his inner joy.

God will ask His Freedom
To love you.

God will ask your freedom
To feed Him.

Do not convert,
Do not be converted.

854. I silenced

I silenced
My mind with light.

I silenced
My vital with might.

I silenced
My heart with purity.

I silenced
My body with duty.

855. I am tired, I am ready

I am tired.
I am ready
To surrender to Ignorance.
But my Lord goes on
Asserting my cause.

I am fatigued.
I am ready
To surrender to earth.
But my Lord goes on
Asserting my cause.

I am exhausted.
I am ready
To surrender to Heaven.
But my Lord goes on
Asserting my cause.

856. Modern and ancient

Modern art
Is not as bad as you think.
Ancient art
Was not as good as you think.

The modern world
Is not as unaspiring as you feel.
The ancient world
Was not as aspiring as you feel.

Modern man
Is not as undivine as you believe.
Ancient man
Was not as divine as you believe.

Like ancient art,
Modern art embodies its beauty
In its own way.

Like the ancient world,
The modern world reveals its divinity
In its own way.

Like ancient man,
Modern man manifests his immortality
In his own way.

857. We are all insecure

You are insecure
Because
You are not loved.

He is insecure
Because
He is criticised.

I am insecure
Because
I am misunderstood.

Poor God is insecure
Because
He is not yet
Completely
And
Universally
Manifested.

858. First love God

First love God,
Then accept Him
Or
Reject Him.

If you accept Him,
He will surrender Himself
To your constant needs.

If you reject Him,
He will wait for you.
He will wait for you
To give Him another chance.

859. Out of pity and out of compassion

When
Persistence deserted him,
Defeat-King came to him
Out of pity
And embraced him.
Otherwise, Defeat-King would have remained
Quiet, absolutely quiet.
Therefore it is not proper
To curse the poor well-intentioned
Defeat-King.

When
Devotion deserted him,
Ignorance-Queen came to him
Out of compassion
And garlanded him.
Otherwise, Ignorance-Queen would have remained
Silent, absolutely silent.
Therefore it is undivine
To accuse the poor well-intentioned
Ignorance-Queen.

860. Father, be careful!

Father, be careful!
I am going to expose You
This time.
You have repeatedly told me
That in fifteen years’ time
I would realise You
And also far surpass You.
I have been with You
For thirty long, slow years,
Yet for me God-realisation
Is a far cry,
Not to speak of surpassing You.
Father, You are an impossible liar,
And I am going to expose You
Definitely,
Mercilessly,
This time.

861. My daughter

My daughter,
Of late I have been thinking and thinking
Of granting you a Transcendental Boon.
Just tell Me what you want.
“Father, my Eternally Beloved Father,
This is the Boon I would like
To have from You:
Please never, never dream
Of making me equal to You.
You know, Father,
There is only one thing on earth
That gives me infinite joy,
And that is to sit at Your Feet
And drink the Nectar-Delight
Of Your Eyes.
Your Feet are my only
Heaven and Haven.
If I equal You
My life of devotion will die,
My life of surrender will die.
To me, my devotion is everything;
To me, my surrender is everything.
Father, I pray and pray to You
To live above me at least a trillion miles
Forever
So that I can, through eternity,
Live at Your Feet
And
Treasure Your Feet.”

862. Nothing and everything

Noise proves nothing,
Fame proves nothing,
Triumph proves nothing,
Supremacy proves nothing.
Love proves something,
Oneness proves everything.

863. Something

Say something,
Do something,
Become something
At least.

I have already said
That I have realised
God fully.

I have already done
The work of total transformation
In myself.

Don’t you see
That I have become another God,
A real God?

864. A real disgrace

My soulful sincerity speaks:
I know nothing
Save and except
The history of ignorance.

I do nothing
Save and except
Wallow in the endless pleasures
Of ignorance-night.

I am nothing
Save and except
A real disgrace
To the aspiring world,
To my soul,
To my inner Pilot.