The Dance of Life, part 14

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651. No such thing

I took a closer look.
There is no such thing as ignorance.
Ignorance is nothing
But my limited knowledge.

I took a closer look.
There is no such thing as defeat.
Defeat is nothing
But the inspirer
Of my increasing will.

I took a closer look.
There is no such thing as death.
Death is nothing
But my strengthening
And
Dreaming rest.

652. Self-defeat, self-control, self-realisation

Self-defeat is but
A human child of self-deceit.

Self-control is but
A divine man of self-will.

Self-realisation is but
An eternal representative
Of the Absolute Supreme.

653. Time

I have some consideration
For my time.
Therefore, I am happy.

I have much consideration
For others' time.
Therefore, I am happier.

I have most consideration
For my Lord's Time.
Therefore, I am happiest.

I have no consideration
For ignorance-night.
Therefore, I live in Eternal Day.

654. Why am I so unhappy?

Why am I so unhappy?
I am unhappy
Because I am ungrateful to my highest Self,
God.

Why am I so unhappy?
I am unhappy
Because I am not willing to teach my lowest self,
Temptation,
How to swim in the Sea of Illumination.

655. He forgets

He forgets.
He forgets that anger
Is a passer-by.

He forgets.
He forgets that doubt
Is a passer-by.

He forgets.
He forgets that jealousy
Is a passer-by.

He forgets.
He forgets that bondage
Is a passer-by.

Alas, he touches their feet
And asks them to be
His bosom friends.

656. Six confidants

The body takes comfort
As its confidant.

The vital takes arrogance
As its confidant.

The mind takes pride
As its confidant.

The heart takes happiness
As its confidant.

The soul takes calmness
As its confidant.

God takes Oneness
As His confidant.

657. To err is human

To err is human:
You knew it yesterday.
Therefore,
God blessed you yesterday.

To err is human:
He knows it today.
Therefore,
God is blessing him today.

To err is human:
I shall know it tomorrow.
Therefore,
God will bless me tomorrow.

To love is divine:
You knew it yesterday.
Therefore,
God embraced you yesterday.

To love is divine:
He knows it today.
Therefore,
God is embracing him today.

To love is divine:
I shall know it tomorrow.
Therefore,
God will embrace me tomorrow.

658. Three incorrigibles

Who asked you, O World,
To find fault with me
Constantly?

Who asked me
To make mistakes
Repeatedly?

Who asked God
Not to illumine us
Compassionately?

You, God and I:
Indeed,
Three incorrigibles.

659. Something quite extraordinary

Nowadays I do
Something quite extraordinary.

I bless my head
And feel that I am blessing
The entire creation of God
Most compassionately.

I touch my feet
And feel that the entire world
Is adoring me
Cheerfully,
Devotedly
And
Unconditionally.

660. Thank you

The world knows
How to ask me
For favours.

God immediately
Tells me:
"Thank you."

The world's helplessness
Makes me feel
That I am supremely great.

God's loving gratitude
Makes me feel
That I am divinely good.

661. Two serious defects

He has two serious defects:
Weakness and wickedness.

His heart is weakness;
His vital is wickedness.

His body says to his heart:
"I am your eternal slave;
I am at your command."

His mind says to his vital:
"I am your eternal friend.
I shall feed you,
I shall please you."

662. Don't be afraid

Don't be afraid of doubt.
Doubt is just temporary defeat.

Don't be afraid of fear.
Fear is just a weak force.

Don't be afraid of jealousy.
Jealousy is just a slow riser.

Don't be afraid of insecurity.
Just take a closer look;
There is absolutely nothing in it to fear.

663. Gossip

Gossip, gossip, gossip!
What is it?
A wild jungle.

Gossip, gossip, gossip!
What is it?
A poisonous ocean.

Gossip, gossip, gossip!
What is it?
A deliberate reputation-killer.

Gossip, gossip, gossip!
What is it?
A shameless ignorance-grower.

664. Why did he fail?

He failed to reach his Goal.
Why?
Because he did not know
That such a thing existed.

He failed to reach his Goal.
Why?
Because he never cared for it,
Even unconsciously.

He failed to reach his Goal.
Why?
Because he forgot
To stretch out his hand.

665. Three things God and I take for granted

Three things I take for granted:
God's infinite Compassion,
Earth's ceaseless patience,
Man's sleepless surrender.

Three things God takes for granted:
Earth's thoughtful life,
Man's helpless life,
My shameless life.

666. He is a critic

He is a critic
Who knows absolutely nothing.

He is a critic
Who hates practically everything.

He is a critic
Who thinks that perfection
Is his sole monopoly.

He is a critic
Who thinks that he alone
Can be the Teacher of mankind.

667. O earth, O Heaven!

O earth!
For God's sake,
Do not throw your ignorance-weight around.
I want to proceed.

O Heaven!
For God's sake,
Do not throw your indifference-weight around.
I want to succeed.

668. Three fragile things

Only three things
Are fragile
On earth:

Human love,
Human appreciation,
Human success.

Knowing this,
He handles them
With utmost care.

669. Three bridges

Not one, but three bridges
He burnt behind him.

He burnt the first bridge:
Lo, God stood before him.

He burnt the second bridge:
Lo, God blessed his devoted head.

He burnt the third and last bridge:
Lo, God embraced his surrendered heart.

670. The divine China Shop

Simplicity
Sincerity
Humility
Purity

He sells in his divine China Shop.
His prices are very low.

Alas,
Doubt, the cosmic bull,
Very often
Upsets everything,
Breaks everything,
Destroys everything.

671. Two things I kill

I kill two things to survive:
My useless doubt
And
My hopeless fear.

God loves two things to survive:
His ceaseless Compassion
And
His sleepless Forgiveness.

672. Touchy subjects

After all,
These are all touchy subjects:

What God does
With my vital emotion.
What God does
With my mental depression.
What God does
With my psychic frustration.

673. He is a dreamer

He is a dreamer.
His vital dreams of constant success.

He is a dreamer.
His heart dreams of lasting progress.

When success dawns on him
His soul sweetly smiles at him.

When progress touches his life
His soul proudly dances around him.

674. They all export

My heart exports
Delight
To my mind.

My mind exports
Light
To my heart.

My vital exports
Determination
To my body.

My body exports
Enthusiasm
To my vital.

My God exports
Pride
To my soul.

My soul exports
Gratitude
To my God.

675. His mind

His mind has squeezed
The enthusiasm of his vital
So hard
That there is no inspiration
Left in it.
Alas!
Alas!

His mind has squeezed
The joy of his heart
So hard
That there is no aspiration
Left in it.
Alas!
Alas!

676. The greatest man

Is the strongest man
The greatest man in the world?
No!

Is the purest man
The greatest man in the world?
No!

Who then is the greatest man in the world?
The greatest man is he
Who sleeplessly
Loves and claims God
As his very own.

677. Before the dawn of achievement

Before the dawn
Of achievement,
Everything is fruitful.

Before the dawn
Of achievement,
Everything is invaluable.

Before the dawn
Of achievement,
Everything is indispensable.

After the achievement,
Everything is useless.

After the achievement,
Everything is common.

After the achievement,
Everything is unnecessary.

678. Two different moments

The unguarded moment
Secretly
Dragged me to hell
And
Prevented my return.

The guarded moment
Openly
Carried me to Heaven
And
Offered me God's eternal Throne.

679. When

When my desires
Were not fulfilled,
I thought my world-boat would sink.

When my aspiration
Was not fulfilled,
I thought my world-plane would crash.

When my realisation
Was not fulfilled,
I thought my world-goal would perish.

680. My right hand and my left hand

When my left hand
Wants to do something,
I deliberately do not inform
My right hand.

When my right hand
Wants to do something,
I immediately inform
My left hand.

Why?
Why am I so unjust?

I am not unjust, I tell you,
I am not unjust!
I and my justice
Are eternal friends.

To you I offer my realisation:
My left hand just talks and talks;
My right hand devotedly and constantly acts.

681. My five teachers

My poetry teacher taught me
How to cry.

My philosophy teacher taught me
How to dream.

My religion teacher taught me
How to bind life.

My yoga teacher taught me
How to find Love.

My liberation teacher taught me
How to create Peace.

682. He will reach and manifest

He will reach the Goal,
Not because he knows
How to reach the Goal,
But because
He wants to reach the Goal.

He will manifest God,
Not because he knows
How to manifest God,
But because
God wants him
To manifest God.

683. Quiet, please!

Quiet, please!
I wish to listen to Heaven.

Quiet, please!
I wish to speak to earth.

Quiet, please!
I wish to worship God.

Quiet, please!
I wish to love humanity,

684. Four times I prayed

I prayed to God four times.

First time I prayed
For my liberation.
He most compassionately granted my prayer.

Second time I prayed
For God's Revelation.
He most cheerfully granted my prayer.

Third time I prayed
For God's Manifestation.
He most proudly granted my prayer.

Fourth time I prayed
For man's consideration.
He most vehemently denied my prayer.

685. He

He cried;
He was denied.

He smiled;
He was rejected.

He threatened;
He was ridiculed.

He failed;
He was acknowledged.

686. When he says

When he says,
"I am sorry,"
He unconsciously cherishes
The idea of repeating
The same mistake.

When he says,
"I beg to be excused,"
He insincerely offers
Condemnation to his mistake.

When he says,
"From now on I am determined
To do only the right thing,"
His determination
Is immediately blessed
By Illumination.

687. He tried

He tried.
Therefore,
God gave him
Another chance
To discover the Truth.

He tried.
Therefore,
God granted him
Another weapon
To fight against ignorance.

He tried.
Therefore,
God made him
Another God
To take part in His Cosmic Play.

688. Who learns?

Who learns?
He who knows;
He who knows something.

Who knows?
He who gives;
He who gives something.

Who gives?
He who is;
He who is something.

689. As

As
Humanity's instrument,
I aspire.

As
Divinity's instrument,
I offer.

As
Immortality's instrument,
I inspire.

690. Conversations human and divine

Human conversations
Are
Usually
The tireless recitals
Of the heart's insecurity,
The vital's restlessness,
The mind's uncertainty
And
The body's stupidity.

Divine conversations
Are
Always
The actual performances
Of the heart's love,
The vital's determination,
The mind's intensity
And
The body's willingness.

691. Progress

He makes no progress.
Why?
Because he wants to change
The Face of Reality.

He makes constant progress.
Why?
Because he surrenders
To the Heart of Reality.

692. They all disappear

Darkness disappears
When dawn appears.

Hate disappears
When love appears.

Ego disappears
When oneness appears.

Ignorance disappears
When perfection appears.

693. Master or slave

Time, are you my Master
Or
Are you my slave?

Seeker, I am your powerful Master
And
I am your devoted slave.

I am your Master
When you surrender to me.

I am your slave
When you utilise me.

694. They talk

He talks.
He talks to others;
He does not listen.

He talks.
He talks to himself;
He does not listen.

The world talks.
The world talks to him;
He does not listen.

God talks.
God talks to him;
He does not listen.

Doubt talks.
Doubt talks to him;
He unconditionally listens.

695. His expectations

He expects others
To work for him.
Alas,
He sees that nothing is being done
And
Nothing will ever be done for him.

He expects his surrender
To work for him.
Lo,
Everything is already done
And
Will always be done for him.

696. His ego and his reality

His personality
Feeds his ego.

His individuality
Betrays his reality.

His integrity
Illumines his ego.

His universality
Immortalises his reality.

697. Cautious, conscious and constant

He is cautious.
Therefore,
Nobody can deceive him.

He is conscious.
Therefore,
God utilises him.

He is constant.
Therefore,
He fulfils God.

698. His correction and his manifestation

He corrects
His countless shortcomings
By thinking of God's Perfection.

He manifests
God's Transcendental Perfection
By becoming the Soul of God's Aspiration.

699. His three teachers

He has three teachers:
Doubt, jealousy and fear.

Doubt has taught him
How to judge
Ruthlessly.

Jealousy has taught him
How to kill
Immediately.

Fear has taught him
How to die
Helplessly.

700. My three weapons

I shall use
My three ultimate weapons:
Love, Devotion and Surrender.

With my Love-weapon,
I shall cheerfully love
My Lord's human life.

With my Devotion-weapon,
I shall devotedly serve
My Lord's human life.

With my Surrender-weapon,
I shall unconditionally fulfil
My Lord's human life.