My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, part 58

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My Lord, please bless me
With two far-sighted eyes
And one deep-digging heart.


  1. APR 4568. These prayers were given in Varna, Bulgaria — 10 January 2007.

2

The mind’s unwillingness
Eventually creates
Catastrophes.

3

Weakness-transformation
Is a most difficult task,
But not impossible.

4

My patience
Has stabbed the heart
Of my doubting mind.

5

Criticism
Is
A dangerous disease.

6

Life is in between
Pure light
And impure mind.

7

The waters
Of my heart-river
Are all peace.

8

If you are not satisfied
With your life,
How can God
Ever be satisfied
With you?

91

God-invocation
Is
Life-exploration.


  1. APR 4576. These prayers were given in Varna, Bulgaria — 11 January 2007.

10

Medicine
May cure my body,
But God alone
Can feed my heart.

11

Earth-arrival-journey
Is beautiful.

12

Heaven-arrival-journey
Is peaceful.

13

We cannot hide
Either from God
Or from time.

14

Heart-flowers
God dearly treasures.

15

Mind-knowledge
Can be quite often
Uncertain.

16

Heart-wisdom
Is always
Absolutely certain.

171

Every morning
My soul, my heart and I
Arrive
At a higher destination.


  1. APR 4584. These prayers were given in Varna, Bulgaria — 12 January 2007.

18

Every day
My soul reaches
A sublime height
Of the Unknown.

19

Every day
My heart reaches
A deeper depth
Of the Unknown.

20

Every day
My Supreme commands me
To meditate
On the Unknowable.

21

In the outer life
Ignorance acts like
A thunderbolt.

22

In the inner life
Ignorance acts like
A dangerous poison.

23

Desire powerfully locks
Our heart-door.

24

Aspiration not only unlocks
Our heart-door,
But also prayerfully and soulfully
Invites God.

25

Earth’s beauty
My heart devours.

26

Heaven’s Delight
My soul becomes.

271

When we seek
Soulfully and self-givingly,
A new frontier welcomes us,
Garlands us and embraces us.


  1. APR 4594. These prayers were given in Varna, Bulgaria — 13 January 2007.

28

Those who do not pray
And meditate
Will undoubtedly have a future
With no destination.

29

Self-doubt
Is a very powerful member
Of the mind-society.

30

Non-believers
And disbelievers
Are very rich in obscurity.

31

Self-indulgence
Is a fatal flaw.

32

My heart-room
Is the place from where
I begin everything.

33

I need the gods
Of the present
And not the gods
Of the long-buried past
To guide and lead
My present life.

34

Every day
Without fail
I go to God’s
Forgiveness-Feet.

351

Every time my aspiration
Dies down,
God most compassionately
Revives it.


  1. APR 4602. These prayers were given in Varna, Bulgaria — 13 January 2007.

36

Not every day
But every minute
My Lord examines
My surrender-breath.

37

The miracle of miracles
Is my constant
God-gratitude-heart.

38

Every day
My aspiration climbs up
A more difficult mountain-height.

39

A cheerful obedience
Is all my life needs.

40

A delightful surrender
Is all my heart needs.

41

Ambition prays to God
To be
A monarch.

42

Aspiration prays to God
To be
A slave of God’s Feet.

431

When my mind sighs,
God does not give my life
His Wings to fly.


  1. APR 4610. These prayers were given in Varna, Bulgaria — 15 January 2007.

44

Today
My Supreme Lord’s Compassion-Eye
Is calling me.

45

Tomorrow
My Supreme Lord’s Forgiveness-Feet
Will call me.

46

The day after tomorrow
My Supreme Lord’s Oneness-Heart
Will call me.

47

Our prayers save us
From making
Small mistakes.

48

Our meditations save us
From committing
Himalayan blunders.

49

O seeker,
How do you expect
Heart-flowers
From your mind-jungle?

50

War
Takes birth
In the mind-factory.

51

Peace
Takes birth
In the heart-sea.

521

I am chosen,
Divinely chosen,
Supremely chosen,
To be a sleeplessly God-hungry soul
To manifest the Light
Of the Absolute Supreme
Throughout the length and breadth
Of the world.


  1. APR 4619. These prayers were given in Varna, Bulgaria — 16 January 2007.

53

The heart has to cry
Helplessly and ceaselessly.
Only then will God not remain
A far cry.

54

I lived
In the desire-market
For many, many years.

55

I am now living
In the vastness
Of aspiration-sky.

56

The mind
Wants to possess
Everything that it sees.

57

The heart
Wants to embrace
Everything that it feels.

58

Mistakes
Are to be discarded,
And not to be dragged along.

59

My Lord Supreme,
Will there ever come a time
In my life
When I shall be able to say
That I am no longer ‘mine’?

60

When I walk along my life-road,
I suffer and suffer,
But when I walk along my heart-road,
I prosper and prosper.

61

My aspiration-journey
And my dedication-journey
Will never come to a halt.

62

My newborn life
Sings only
God-gratitude-songs.

63

The Beyond
Is the only necessity
Of our earth-bound life.

64

Have no complaints.
Your life will be empty
Of regrets.

65

We live in a world
Where ignorance every day
Torments us.

66

Mind-closed people
Eventually turn into tyrants.

67

I decorate
My Lord’s Feet
With my heart’s
Streaming tears.

68

My Lord
Decorates my heart
With His blossoming Smiles.

69

The seeds
Of genuine aspiration
Never fail us.

701

Philosophy
Is for the mind-dwellers.


  1. APR 4602. These prayers were given in Bangkok, Thailand — 20 January 2007.

71

Spirituality
Is for the heart-divers.

72

Austerity
Is for the cave-lovers.

73

My Lord’s Beauty
Illumines my heart.

74

My Lord’s Power
Dazzles my eyes.

75

My Lord’s Love
Embraces each and every breath
Of my life.

76

The reasoning mind
Is a revolving door
With no escape.

77

The aspiring heart
Circles God’s Feet
While enjoying
Divinity’s Freedom.

Editor's note

Sri Chinmoy offered these prayers during his visit to Varna, Bulgaria and Bangkok, Thailand in January 2007.

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