Age does not matter

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1.

Age does not matter,
Unless you love to surrender
To your age.

2.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel
Your life is
Empty of hope.

3.

Age does not matter,
Unless you yourself wish to sing
Your own swansong
Long before it is due.

4.

Age does not matter,
Unless you so lovingly care
To bring your past with you.

5.

Age does not matter,
Unless you do not care
To climb up the life-tree.

6.

Age does not matter,
Unless you do not mind
Being devoured
By depression and frustration.

7.

Age does not matter,
Unless you allow yourself
To be frightened
By the beauty and fragrance
Of newness.

8.

Age does not matter,
Unless your failure-experiences
Have given you a very bitter taste
Of life.

9.

Age does not matter,
Unless you pay no attention
To the beckoning hands
Of the golden future.

10.

Age does not matter,
Unless you deliberately ignore
The inner whispers
Of your heart-breath.

11.

Age does not matter,
Unless you want your armchair
To be your inseparable friend!

12.

Age does not matter,
Unless you allow fear-butterflies
To flutter
Inside your chest.

13.

Age does not matter,
Unless you stop
Feeding your heart.

14.

Age does not matter,
Unless you do not care
For your hope-starvation-heart.

15.

Age does not matter,
Unless you have done away
With your soul-instruction-school.

16.

Age does not matter,
Unless you prefer
Your mind-thorns
To your heart-roses.

17.

Age does not matter,
Unless you replace
Your heart-light
With your mind-night.

18.

Age does not matter,
Unless you prefer
Your mind-jungle
To your heart-garden.

19.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel there is no such thing
As a blossoming Goal.

20.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel that soon
Your life-boat will be a victim
To thunder-cyclone-tornadoes.

21.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel that your life-boat
Will at any moment sink.

22.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel the newcomers
Are turning your life
Into an object of ceaseless ridicule.

23.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel both God and man
Have no concern for you.

24.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel there is no forward march
But only a backward run.

25.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel your life-tree
Is completely barren
Of flowers and fruits.

26.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel your life
Shall forever remain
An unending train-journey
To the Unknown.

27.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel that both the giver in you
And the taker in you
Have come to a complete halt.

28.

Age does not matter,
Unless you choose to obey
Your tired mind-instructor-commander
And not your heart-prompter-tutor.

29.

Age does not matter,
Unless you yourself have removed
Your heart’s entry sign
And replaced it with
An exit sign.

30.

Age does not matter,
Unless you are all sympathy
For your poor, overworked
Body, vital and mind.

31.

Age does not matter,
Unless the beauty of your life
And the fragrance of your heart
No longer inspire you.

32.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel your mind’s desire-thirst
And your heart’s aspiration-hunger
Are deceased.

33.

Age does not matter,
Unless there is nothing on earth
To sweeten
Your breathing days.

34.

Age does not matter,
Unless you think
The wheels of your life-chariot
Are punctured.

35.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel you have been forced
To extinguish
Your earth-attachment.

36.

Age does not matter,
Unless you are all eagerness
To bid farewell
To Mother Earth.

37.

Age does not matter,
Unless you are tortured
By the eagerness of meeting with
And being with Father Heaven.

38.

Age does not matter,
Unless you are fed up with
The impermanence-experiences
Of the world.

39.

Age does not matter,
Unless you are not sure
Of God’s Concern for you.

40.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel your hopeless life
Will never be blessed
With a new chance.

41.

Age does not matter,
Unless your life is full
Of unhappy, torturing arrows.

42.

Age does not matter,
Unless your life has become
A most powerful sigh.

43.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel earth is cruel to you
And Heaven is indifferent to you.

44.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel that you have become
Your mind-desert everywhere.

45.

Age does not matter,
Unless you have come to believe that
Nothing is new
And nobody is lovable.

46.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel that even God
Does not pay any attention
To your secret and sacred tears.

47.

Age does not matter,
Unless you are incapable of snatching
Even a fleeting moment of joy.

48.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel that once upon a time
You were a hero
And now you are nothing but a zero.

49.

Age does not matter,
Unless you are convinced
That human love
Has totally failed you
And that divine love
Is far beyond your reach.

50.

Age does not matter,
Unless you feel God is no longer yours
And you are no longer God’s.

51.

Age does not matter,
Age does not even know
How to count,
Unless you take the trouble
Of teaching it.

52.

Age does not matter,
Unless you fail to become
A wisdom-hunter.

53.

Age does not matter,
Unless you are willing
To be assailed
By a puzzling life.

54.

Age does not matter,
Unless you want to be lost
In the shadows
Of your declining thought-life.

55.

Age does not matter,
Unless you do not care for
God’s Hope and Promise
Operating in and through you.

56.

Age does not matter,
Unless you no longer try to become
Great and good.

57.

Age does not matter,
Unless you deliberately call your life
A weed and not a flower.

58.

Age does not matter,
Unless we give unnecessary importance
To our enemies —
Our outer enemies
And our inner enemies.
Alas, why do we forget that
Even God has detractors?

59.

Age does not matter,
Unless we decide
It is time to go
And not to prolong our stay.

60.

Age does not matter,
Unless we forget that the hunger
Invariably finds the feast.

61.

Age does not matter,
Unless we do not care
For the duty-fulfilled life.

62.

Age does not matter,
Unless nowhere
We feel at home.

63.

Age does not matter,
Unless we forget how to free ourselves
From our own mind-prison.

64.

Age does not matter,
Unless we fail to discover
The straightest path to Heaven.

65.

Age does not matter,
Unless we do not care for
God-Enlightenment.

66.

Age does not matter,
Unless we neglect to pray to God
To escort us
Wherever we go.

67.

Age does not matter,
Unless we refuse to focus
On the true Reality of life.

68.

Age does not matter,
Unless Heaven says to you,
“Welcome Home.”

69.

Age does not matter,
Unless your mind
Is overwhelmed with doubts.

70.

Age does not matter,
Unless you have become
A confidence-empty life.

71.

Age does not matter,
Unless your life has become
A colossal indifference
To the world.

72.

Age does not matter,
Unless your smiles and tears
Are empty of sun-flames
And moonbeams.

73.

Age does not matter,
Unless your life has become
A lumbering unwillingness
Both to God and to man.

74.

Age does not matter,
Unless you have completely forgotten
That you came into the world
From the Fragrance-Heart of God.

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