901. In My own Way

Father, I think of You so much,
Do You ever think of me?
“Daughter, I do think of you.
But I think of you in My own Way.”

Father, I meditate on You so much.
Do You ever meditate on me?
“Daughter, I do meditate on you.
But I meditate on you in My own Way.

Father, I love You so much.
Do You love me?
“Daughter, I do love you.
But I love you in My own Way.”

Father, what will happen
If You once please me in my own way?
“Daughter, if I please you
In your own way,
Your little ‘I’ will be overfed and fall sick
And die before it gets its own Illumination,
    And
Your divine Self will starve,
And remain unmanifested.
Further, this will engender
My immediate death.”

902. Today’s man of action and light

Today’s man of Action
Was Yesterday’s Dreamer.
Today’s man of Action
Shall be Tomorrow’s Path-finder.

Today’s man of Light
Was Yesterday’s Seeker.
Today’s man of Light
Shall be Tomorrow’s earth-Transformer.

903. The essence

Desire is the essence
Of a desiring man.
Doubt is the essence
Of a blinding man.
Fear is the essence
Of a bound man.
Aspiration is the essence
Of an aspiring man.
Bliss is the essence
Of a serving man.
Surrender is the essence
Of a God-man.

904. Difference

Difference of ideas is good.
I say this
Because
Other things are bad.

Difference of convictions is better.
I say this
Because
Other things are worse.

Difference of realisations
Is by far the best.
I say this
Because
Other things are absolutely the worst.

905. Failure and success

Defeat
Is a bad failure.
Despair
Is a worse failure.
Not to try again
Is the worst failure.

Victory
Is a good success.
Progress
Is a better success.
Surrender
Is the best success.

906. Your promise

Your promise to God
Is God’s highest Pride.
Your promise to man
Is man’s strongest anxiety.
Your promise to Heaven
Is Heaven’s nectar-delight.
Your promise to earth
Is earth’s frustration-night.

907. He hates himself

He hates himself
Because
He finds evil in everything.

He hates himself
Because
He finds everything evil.

He hates himself
Because
He desired to deceive God.

He hates himself
Because
He desired to deceive his life.

908. Her Master

The eyes of her Master
Serve faster than his hands.
The heart of her Master
Serves faster than his eyes.
The trance of her Master
Serves faster than his heart.

909. Experience tells me

Experience tells me
How foolish I was.
Experience tells me
How wise I can be.
Experience tells me
How silly all my mistakes were.
Experience tells me
How I can easily be perfect
Next time.

910. He is lost

He is lost.
He has no choice,
He has no voice.
He has lost
What he had:
Poise, inner poise.
He has forgotten
What he knew:
Joy, inner joy.
He has smashed
What he built:
His Palace, his inner Palace.

911. Evolution and revolution

Some call it
Cosmic evolution.
Others call it
Life’s transformation.
I call it
God’s transcending Perfection.

Some call it
Bitter frustration.
Others call it
Wild destruction.
I call it
God’s challenging Revolution.

912. The palace of falsehood, the palace of truth

Pure overstatement
Lives in the Palace
Of Falsehood.
Gross understatement
Lives in the Palace
Of Falsehood.

Self-discovery
Lives in the Palace
Of Truth.
God-mastery
Lives in the Palace
Of Truth.

913. God descended, I ascended

I unconsciously
Ascended from a monkey.
God consciously
Descended from the skies.

I unconsciously
Offered God
My only treasure:
Cry, heart’s cry.
God consciously
Offered me
His transcendental Treasure:
Smile, Goal’s Smile.

914. Her vital, mind and body

Her vital triumphed
Over her heart,
But failed
To conquer her heart.

Her mind confused
Her heart,
But failed
To weaken her heart.

Her body forgot to love
Her heart,
But failed
To ignore her heart.