751. What to look for

What to look for
In God —
A sweet smile.

What to look for
In man —
An iota of gratitude.

What to look for
In Heaven —
A flood of compassion.

What to look for
On earth —
An island of peace.

What to look for
In life —
A particle of satisfaction.

What to look for
In death —
A song of immortality.

752. Surprising news

God has
Surprising news for him.
God will give him
Aspiration today
And
Realisation tomorrow,
Far beyond his expectation
And
Far beyond his imagination.

He has
Surprising news for God.
At last he is ready to offer
Ignorance, his best friend, to God.
He is even prepared to offer
His own self, the desire incarnate, to God.

753. Sigh no more

Father,
Sigh no more,
I shall be Yours.

Son,
Sigh no more,
I am yours.

Father,
I assure You,
I shall love You.

Son,
I assure you,
I love you.

Father,
I wish to replace You.

Son,
You have already replaced Me.
Don’t you see that you
And your friend, Ignorance,
Have been ruling My Kingdom
For a long time?

754. My songs

My desire-song
Began.
But I do not know
When I stopped it.

My aspiration-song
Began.
But I do not know
How it began
Or
How I am
Continuing it.

My realisation-song
Began.
Who began it? God.
Who continues it? God.
Who listens to it? God.
Who is enamoured of it? God.

755. Two instruments of death

Two instruments of death:
Fear and doubt.
I employed them
For a long time
To serve me
And
Please me.

They served me
Day in and day out.
I was really and truly
Pleased with them
And
Proud of them.

Recently faith, an instrument of God,
Came to me
Looking for a job.
I immediately employed faith.

To my wide surprise,
Faith chased away
My previous workers.
Now faith alone
Does everything for me,
From morn to eve
And
From eve to morn.

756. Three times

Three times
I looked for a hiding place.
Alas, each time
I failed.

First time
I looked for a hiding place in God.
God did not allow me
To hide inside Him.

He said
I am too restless,
I would not stay inside Him
For good.

He said to me
That I have to
Hide inside Him either
Forever or never.

He knew that I would not
Be able to stay inside Him forever.
Therefore, He did not care
To fulfil my prayer.

Second time
I looked for a hiding place in man.
Alas, it all ended in vain.

Man said to me,
“I shall allow you to hide inside me
On one condition.
You have to offer me daily
A sea of gratitude
And
A sea of plenitude.”

I immediately told man
That his demands were extravagant,
Impossible and unthinkable.
I left man with my transcendental disgust.

Third and last time
I looked for a hiding place
Inside Ignorance-sea.
Lo, I have done it.

And nothing need I
Offer my Ignorance-sea in return.
Here I shall hide,
I shall eternally hide.

757. He and fear, he and doubt

He and fear
Together began their adventure.
Their adventure ends
As it began.
It began with helplessness
And ends in helplessness.

He and doubt
Together began their adventure.
Their adventure ends
As it began.
It began with confusion
And ends in confusion.

758. Two strangers came

One stranger came.
I showed him my compassion,
I gave him my protection.
Soon I came to know
That this stranger was
My Father, God, in complete disguise.

Another stranger came.
I showed him my incapacity,
I gave him my ignorance.
Soon I came to know that
This stranger was
My brother, man, in complete disguise.

759. I lived

I lived in the cottage
Of Dreams
To see the Face of Reality.

I live in the house
Of Dreams
To shake hands with Reality.

I shall live in the Palace
Of Dreams
To become the Soul of Reality.

760. Homesick

My soul is homesick.
It wants to go back
To its Fulfilment-Home.

My heart is homesick.
It wants to go back
To its Oneness-Home.

My mind is homesick.
It wants to go back
To its Vastness-Home.

My vital is homesick.
It wants to go back
To its Dynamism-Home.

My body is homesick.
It wants to go back
To its Ignorance-Home.

761. Stand up!

Stand up!
Lo, half the battle is over.
Quick march!
Lo, all the battle is over.

Smile bright!
Lo, half the battle is over.
Laugh wide!
Lo, all the battle is over.

Aspire today!
Lo, half the battle is over.
Surrender tomorrow!
Lo, all the battle is over.

762. Some people

Some people
Are grateful to God
Because they feel He is so kind,
Because He fulfils their desires.

Some people
Are grateful to God
Because they think He is so blind,
Because He sees not what they do.

Some people
Are grateful to God
Because God does not fulfil
Their earth-bound desires,
Because He feeds
Their Heaven-free aspiration,
Because He evolves in them,
Because He evolves through them,
Because He is all for them.

763. The day he met God

The day he met God
For the first time,
God said to him:
“Don’t look back.
Forgive your past.
And be careful.
Play no more with desire-wings;
They will carry you to their source:
Ignorance.
Play and play,
Dance and dance
With aspiration-wings.
They will carry you to their Source:
Infinity’s Delight.”

764. At last

At last my heart-wound
Is healed.

At last my mind-spot
Is sealed.

No problem now weighs
On my soul.

Sleepless and fearless
I see my Goal.