My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, part 43

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11

God-realisation
Is never
For the weak.


  1. APR 3454. These prayers were given in Kuantan, Malaysia — 16 December 2005.

2

God-realisation
Is also never
For the strong.

3

God-realisation
Is only
For God-surrendered
God-seekers.

4

If I give God anything —
Just a little,
An insignificant little —
Lovingly, cheerfully
And self-givingly,
God gets immense joy.

5

When I pray to God
For the fulfilment of my desires,
God says to me,
“I am ready to fulfil your desires,
But will you be ready
For the day I choose?
I am sure you will have
No patience to wait.
Your desire-fulfilment-day
Will take a very, very long time.
By that time
Your desire will disappear.”

6

God says to me,
“Your success
Gives Me very little joy.
Your progress
Gives Me much more joy.
Your love for Me,
Your concern for Me,
Your satisfaction
In My Satisfaction —
My Way is your way —
Give Me boundless
And boundless Bliss.”

7

When we speak ill of the world
Almost on a daily basis,
We undoubtedly give
A most painful headache
To God.

8

If I lose my faith in God
And at the same time feel
That out of sheer Concern for me
God will give me abundant faith,
This kind of hope or expectation
Will never, never succeed.

9

God never thinks ill of us —
Never!
It is we who are quite apt
To think ill of ourselves.
The more we think ill of ourselves,
God’s Golden Shore sails away
Far, farther, farthest.

10

God,
Are You pleased with me?
“My child,
If you are pleased with yourself,
Yes!
If you are not pleased with yourself,
Then I shall never be pleased
With you.”

111

Do not blame God,
Do not blame God!
He is not interested
In your results,
But He is deeply interested
And eager and anxious
To know your attitude.


  1. APR 3464. These prayers were given in Kuantan, Malaysia — 17 December 2005.

12

If the heart does not smile
At the rising sun,
Then God feels very, very sad.

13

If constant God-service
Does not appeal to you,
Then you can never be
A first-class devotee.

14

My heart surrenders
To God’s Will
All the time —
Not partially,
But wholeheartedly.

15

My soul advises my heart:
“Keep climbing,
Keep climbing!
Look upward
And nowhere else.”

16

I never allow my mind
To enjoy negative thoughts
During the day,
Specially in the morning
And in the evening.

17

Aspiration-road wants
Only aspiration-runners
And not desire-winners.

18

God proudly keeps
His sincere seekers
In His Heart-Paradise.

19

Soulfulness
Is the fragrance
Of the heart.

20

Pay no attention
To life’s storms.
Pay all attention
To the sunlit days
In your heart.

211

God wants me to join
His Dedication-Army
Most self-givingly.


  1. APR 3474. These prayers were given in Kuantan, Malaysia — 18 December 2005.

22

God-unwillingness
Is, indeed, dangerous poison
In the spiritual life.

23

May my heart
Be encircled
By aspiration-flames.

24

My aspiration
And God’s Compassion
Are extremely fond of each other.

25

My aspiration-flute
I play in Heaven.

26

My dedication-violin
I play on earth.

27

If you sincerely aspire,
You are bound to be
On an extremely high level
Of consciousness.

28

The ruling mind
Eventually becomes
Its own prisoner.

29

My aspiration-garden
And my dedication-plants
So lovingly and self-givingly
Live together.

30

May my aspiration-boat
Sail fast, very fast,
On the river of my life.

311

My Lord,
I promise to You
That I shall once more please You
In Your own Way.


  1. APR 3484. These prayers were given in Kuantan, Malaysia — 19 December 2005.

32

If only I had listened
To my Lord Supreme,
By today undoubtedly
I could have become
An excellent seeker.

33

My prayerful and soulful singing
I place only
At my Lord’s Feet.

34

How can the mind
Have an iota of peace
When it is overwhelmed
By desire-thoughts?

35

God’s most precious discovery:
Man’s tiny gratitude-heart.

36

O my mind,
Your excuse list is so rapidly
And painfully increasing.

37

Every day
The seeker must enjoy —
And not just accept —
God’s living Presence.

38

If you really want to do
Something good for God,
Then do not plan ahead.
God’s Will will blossom
In God’s Way
Inside your heart.

39

God’s only desire
Is man’s selflessness.

40

God wants to be
Your sole possession
Only if you have no question,
And also if you have
Only one longing:
God-realisation.

411

May Mother Earth, Father Heaven
And all their children
Live together peacefully.


  1. APR 3494. These prayers were given in Kuantan, Malaysia — 20 December 2005.

42

Each soul
Has a special fragrance
To raise the consciousness
Of the world.

43

May my God-loving heart
Always remain as calm and peaceful
As a waveless sea.

44

Each seeker needs
An earthly
Mountain-high determination
And a Heavenly
Adamantine will.

45

The supreme importance
Of aspiration and dedication
Each and every seeker
Must try to realise.

46

My Lord’s Eye
Has forced me to stay away
From the desire-world.

47

I have detached
My expectation-mind
From my God-service.

48

There was no distance,
There is no distance,
There shall be no distance
Between man’s heart
And God’s Eye.

49

There is only one thing
To treasure:
The ever-growing silence-beauty
Inside one’s aspiration-heart.

50

Every morning
Not my Lord’s Eye,
Not my Lord’s Heart,
But my Lord’s Breath
Knocks at my heart-door.

511

When you justify
Your weaknesses,
God’s anger triples.


  1. APR 3504. These prayers were given in Kuantan, Malaysia — 21 December 2005.

52

Why converse with ignorance?
You have infinitely more important
Things to do.

53

My Lord,
It seems that
Everybody’s inner problems
Are most painfully heavy.

54

Doubt dies
When our love of God
Speedily flies
In our heart-sky.

55

God is ready to bless me
With experience after experience,
But alas,
Am I ready?
Will I ever be ready?

56

The aspiration-life
Is not a life of secrecy
But a life of ecstasy.

57

God’s Blessings
I take
As unimaginable surprises.

58

When aspiration is our only choice,
Then God gives us a voice —
His own Voice.

59

It is not a difficult task
To catch ignorance-thief
Red-handed.

60

Silence is, indeed,
The best kind
Of peace-preparation.

611

I promise, I promise, I promise:
From now on
I shall listen
To my Lord Supreme
Wholeheartedly.


  1. APR 3514. These prayers were given in Kuantan, Malaysia — 22 December 2005.

62

A soulful heart-singer
Immediately brings joy
To God.

63

When God calls you,
You must remember
To bring with you
Your heart’s light
And your mind’s darkness
Together.

64

Your mind, vital and body
Will be dumbfounded
When God’s Light descends.

65

Very few visible miracles
Of the Master
Do we see.
The inner world of the Master
Is, indeed, full of
Mushroom-density-miracles.

66

God created endless ways
So that we can please Him
At least in one way.

67

To my greatest joy,
My aspiration-heart-boat
Is under full sail.

68

Long, long ago
I left cheerfully and proudly
Doubt-territory.

69

God’s Sweetness
I do not need.
God’s Newness
I do not need.
I need only
God’s God-Oneness.

70

Aspiration-decline
Is
A most painful experience.

Editor's note

Sri Chinmoy offered the following prayers during his visit to Kuantan, Malaysia in December 2005.

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