My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, part 61

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11

The mind loves
The zigzag road.


  1. APR 4799. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 10 February 2007.

2

The heart loves
God’s sunlit Road.

3

My God-gratitude
Is my heart’s
Most powerful strength.

4

Cry, cry, sleeplessly cry
Within.
Fly, fly, breathlessly fly
Without.

5

The God-doubting mind
Everywhere spies.
The God-searching heart
In the vast blue sky flies.

6

My prayer-life
Is
My God-addition.

7

My meditation-heart
Is
My God-multiplication.

8

The rising sun
Beautifies me.
The setting sun
Purifies me.

91

The Source
Of my heart-tears
Is my Lord’s Compassion-Eye.


  1. APR 4807. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 11 February 2007.

10

When we really love God,
His Voice does not remain
Unheard.

11

When we really worship God,
His Feet do not remain
Unseen.

12

My aspiration
Is
My Heaven-flying bird.

13

My dedication
Is
My earth-serving hand.

14

My heart
Has another name:
God’s
Compassion-Affection-Breath.

15

I ply my life-boat
Between God’s Enthusiasm-Shore
And His Dynamism-Shore.

161

I shall not allow my desire-life
To touch my Lord’s Feet.
I shall only offer, again and again,
My aspiration-heart
At my Lord’s Feet.


  1. APR 4814. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 12 February 2007.

17

Not the darkness of our mind
But the disobedience of our life
Weighs us down
In our spiritual life.

18

God cares
Not only for
The awakened seekers,
But also for
The sleeping seekers.

19

My Lord takes care of
Not only the depths of my heart,
But also the shallows of my life.

20

My soul conducts
My life-symphony
With tremendous care.

21

Opportunity
Is of no avail
If receptivity
Is wanting.

22

I believe only in
God-Supremacy
And
God-Authority.

23

God keeps
His Heart-Entrance open
Only to the
Surrender-accomplished seekers.

24

Hesitation
In pleasing God
Is a serious spiritual crime.

251

Fear not
The agonies
Prior to transformation.


  1. APR 4823. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 13 February 2007.

26

I have always
Tremendous admiration
For those
Who are ahead of me.

27

In these trying times,
Each seeker has to be
Extremely, extremely careful.

28

We must happily and proudly
Surrender
To God’s choice Hour.

29

The very nature of the mind
Is either to undermine
Or to belittle everything.

30

When I do not pray and meditate,
I deal with the theoretical God.
But when I pray and meditate,
I deal with the practical God.

31

God tells me
To sing only two songs:
God-dependence-song
And
Man-interdependence-song.

32

Do not be doomed
To disappointment.
If you have failed this time,
God will give you another chance.

33

God powerfully and proudly
Embraces
All gratitude-hearts.

341

From God’s Eye
My spiritual journey starts.


  1. APR 4832. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 14 February 2007.

35

At God’s Feet
My spiritual journey ends.

36

God allows us
To enter into
His Heart-Kingdom
Even without
Aspiration-flames.

37

A desiring mind
Is
A turbulent life.

38

This world needs
Millions and millions
Of God-hungry souls
To raise the standard
Of the world.

39

Every day
God beckons us
To sail and sail and sail
In His Compassion-Affection-Sea.

40

Every day
God most compassionately
And most carefully examines
My success-smiles
And
My progress-tears.

41

Disobedience-strides
Are dangerous, destructive
And God-defying.

421

My aspiration teaches me
How to see God
Brighter and brighter
Every day.


  1. APR 4840. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 15 February 2007.

43

My dedication teaches me
How to feel God
Kinder and kinder to me
Every day.

44

When our heart cries desperately,
God’s Grace descends immediately,
Plus unconditionally.

45

When I soulfully pray,
My heart beautifully blooms.

46

When I unconditionally meditate,
My life exquisitely blossoms.

47

God the Lover,
Alone,
Secretly teaches me
How to be
A true God-worshipper.

48

When I enter into God’s Heart,
I see myself as God the Life
And not God the Death.

49

The desire-life
Thinks
Everything is possible.

50

The aspiration-heart
Feels
Everything is inevitable.

16 February 2007 ...

16 February 2007

Chiang Mai, Thailand

511

The world is full
Of God’s
Unblossomed Joys.


  1. APR 4849. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 16 February 2007.

52

My strength is in
My crying
At God’s Feet.

53

God’s Strength is in
His smiling
At my eyes.

54

Each human being
Is a unique God-representative
On earth.

55

When I pray and meditate,
I drink and drink
From my Lord’s
Delight-Fountain.

56

Alas, will there be a time
When all human beings
Embark
On oneness-peace-journey?

57

I was born
As a God-Authority-fulfilment-dreamer.

58

Aspiration
Prayerfully rises.
Receptivity
Soulfully increases.

591

God’s
Transcendental Greatness
Blesses my head.


  1. APR 4857. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 17 February 2007.

60

God’s
Universal Goodness
Embraces my heart.

61

The insincere mind
Finally surrenders
To the sincere heart.

62

A reasoning mind
Can never be
A blossoming heart.

63

I do not want
The capacities of my mind,
But I do want
The qualities of my heart.

64

Spirituality
Turns problems
Into opportunities.

65

God will never allow
My aspiration-heart-sun
To be eclipsed.

661

My prayer
Is my life’s
Morning rose.


  1. APR 4864. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 18 February 2007.

67

My meditation
Is my heart’s
Morning lotus.

68

A God-seeker
Has to be on the alert
Twenty-four hours a day.

69

Each thought comes from
The unknown,
And each will comes from
The Unknowable.

70

Alas, every day
There is a new barrier
To cross.

71

Patience
Eventually becomes
Victorious.

72

My desire-life
Was planted
By my mind.

73

My aspiration-life
Was planted
By God’s Heart.

741

O my sleep, I love you —
You take away
All my worries and anxieties!


  1. APR 4872. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 19 February 2007.

75

Alas, when will Truth
Reign supreme on earth,
When?

76

My eyes can fool me
And betray me,
But not my heart,
Never!

77

Another name
For meditation
Is God-communication.

78

Another name
For prayer
Is God-pleasure.

79

In vain, my mind
Wants to interview God.

80

God takes great pleasure
In interviewing my heart.

81

I thank God
For what He has done for me,
And specially
For what He has not done for me.

821

Silence is
A blissful creation-hour.


  1. APR 4880. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 20 February 2007.

83

Sound is
A powerful destruction-tower.

84

Alas, when I am ready,
God pretends
Not to be ready.

85

Alas, when God is ready,
I am nowhere
To be found.

86

My Lord,
May my unfulfilled desires
Remain forever unfulfilled.

87

God tells me
Not to give undue importance
To my imperfections.
He asks me just to love Him
More and more,
And my imperfections
Will be His problems.

88

I see myself
As a colossal failure.

89

God sees me
As His own highest
Reality’s Height.

90

Faith and doubt —
Each man has to choose
Either faith or doubt
As his tutor.

91

The God-lover’s
First and foremost task
Is to love God
For God’s Sake.

921

I cry and cry
For the joy
Of my heart.


  1. APR 4890. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 22 February 2007.

93

God gladly allows
My aspiration-heart
To accompany Him,
And not my desire-life.

94

Just claim God
And His Path
Alone.

95

Hope
Is my heart-sunrise.

96

Despair
Is my mind-sunset.

97

My prayer
Is
My life-temple.

98

My meditation
Is
My heart-shrine.

99

I have smashed asunder
All my mind’s
Separativity-walls.

100

My Lord does not believe
In an old mind —
He believes only
In a new heart.

1011

Desire-fire
Quickly burns us.


  1. APR 4899. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 23 February 2007.

102

Aspiration-flames
Slowly, steadily and unerringly
Awaken us.

103

I have such love
And concern
For the roots
Of my life-tree.

104

We welcome darkness
Before we enter
Into the spiritual life.

105

Once we enter
Into the spiritual life,
Darkness threatens us.

106

Ignorance,
I do not need you,
I do not want you,
I despise you.
Nevertheless,
Your arrogance puzzles me.

107

God-believers
Are plenty.

108

God-lovers
Are rare.

1091

I cherish
My Lord’s
Powerful Commands.


  1. APR 4907. These prayers were given in Chiang Mai, Thailand — 24 February 2007.

110

My Lord treasures
My fearless promises.

111

I call it
My human birth.

112

My Lord calls it
My divine descent.

113

My Lord
Does not count
My countless imperfections.

114

My Lord counts only
My readiness, willingness
And eagerness.

115

I am now a perfect stranger
To my life’s idle talk
And my heart’s empty vision.

116

Each human being
Will become
An inevitable God.

Editor's note

Sri Chinmoy offered these prayers during his visit to Chiang Mai, Thailand in February 2007.

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