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Come, my non-English friends, part 1
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Chide: ScoldChide: scold.
I chide my mind
When it steals
My heart’s happiness.
ConcomitantConcomitant: that which accompanies.
Failure is always a concomitant of doubt.
Condone: ForgiveCondone: forgive.
The nature of a purity-heart
Is to condone an unruly mind.
Disgruntle: DiscontentDisgruntle: discontent.
Remain always cheerful.
Do not be disgruntled
In your climbing Heavenward journey.
Disparage: BelittleDisparage: belittle.
Do not disparage anybody,
For it does not become you.
Effrontery: Shameless BoldnessEffrontery: shameless boldness.
Because you have the effrontery
To disobey your Master,
I take you as a useless human being.
Exonerate: to AcquitExonerate: to acquit.
To tell the truth is to exonerate one’s self
From the impure falsehood-crime.
Extricate: FreeExtricate: free.
If you really want to be a genuine God-lover,
Then you must extricate
From the imaginary temptation-life.
Fealty: FaithfulnessFealty: faithfulness.
No fealty, no progress in the inner life.
Gainsay: DenyGainsay: deny.
O my mind, O my mind,
Why do you gainsay the fact
That you have stolen
My heart’s child-like joy?
Hedonism: Excessive Pleasure-LifeHedonism: excessive pleasure-life.
Hedonism means world-life pleasure-enjoyment.
Asceticism means self-torture-life-enforcement.
Insipid: TastelessInsipid: tasteless.
O my mind, I am sick of your
Constant, insipid doubt-talk.
Magnate: Man of ProminenceMagnate: man of prominence.
No doubt you are a magnate.
But because you do not believe in God,
I have nothing to do with you.
Perforce: of NecessityPerforce: of necessity.
I must perforce be happy, be happy, be happy
To become a nicer world citizen.
Presage: ForetellPresage: foretell.
I cannot presage
The perfection of anything.
Proximity: NearnessProximity: nearness.
A doubtful mind vehemently avoids
The proximity of a faithful heart.
Sub Rosa: in Strict ConfidenceSub Rosa: in strict confidence.
I tell you sub rosa
God will make you another God.
Subjugate: ConquerSubjugate: conquer.
The fear of death
We must subjugate.
Sunder: SeparateSunder: separate.
Do you know what the mind knows?
It knows how to blunder.
It knows how to plunder.
It knows how to sunder.
It knows how to thunder.
Ultimatum: Last DemandUltimatum: last demand.
O my doubting mind
My last ultimatum:
Either surrender to my faith-life
Or I will leave you for good.
Unfeigned: GenuineUnfeigned: genuine.
Your love of God and surrender to God
Must be unfeigned at every moment.