The Dance of Life, part 20

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951. O Lord Supreme

O Lord Supreme,
Why do I follow You
So closely?

"Because you love Me
So deeply."

O Lord Supreme,
Why do I love You
So deeply?

"Because you see Me
So clearly."

O Lord Supreme,
Why am I allowed to see You
So clearly?

"Because My Heart of Compassion-Sea
Is for you, My child,
Eternally."

952. Who is called, who is chosen?

Lord,
Who is called?
Who is chosen?
Who is by far the best?

Daughter,
The divine seeker in you is called.
The immortal server in you is chosen.
The supreme lover in you
Is by far the best.

953. Help me, my Lord

My sweet Lord, help me
To put You always first
In my life.

"Daughter, granted."

My divine Lord, help me
To love You always unconditionally
In my life.

"Daughter, granted."

My supreme Lord, help me
To manifest You universally
In my life.

"Granted, My eternal daughter, granted."

954. What can I offer?

What can I offer to my Lord?
My inner beauty?
Alas, I have no inner beauty.
My outer beauty?
Alas, I have no outer beauty.

What can I offer to my Lord?
My inner love?
Alas, my inner love is insufficient.
My outer love?
Alas, my outer love is imperfect.

What can I offer to my Lord?
My inner surrender?
Alas, what is it?
My outer surrender?
Alas, where is it?

955. They shall teach you

Father, teach me how to speak
To Heaven, earth and mankind, please.

My daughter,
My Soul of Light shall teach you
How to speak to Heaven.
My Heart of Love shall teach you
How to speak to earth.
My Life of Sacrifice shall teach you
How to speak to mankind
Cheerfully,
Devotedly,
And
Proudly.

956. Daughter and son, follow me

"Daughter, follow Me, follow Me."
What will You give me, Father,
If I follow You?
"I shall give you the Nectar
Of sleepless Surrender."
Father, then my life is at Your Feet.

"Son, follow Me, follow Me."
What will You give me, Father,
If I follow You?
"I shall give You the Power
Of ceaseless Love."
Father, then I am waiting
For Your express Command.

957. Man's duty

Man's duty to earth:
Sacrifice.
Man's duty to Heaven:
Surrender.
Man's duty to man:
Purity.
Man's duty to God:
Necessity.

958. One fact for all, one wisdom for all

One fact for all:
All human beings are weak.

One fact for all:
All human beings are uncertain.

One fact for all:
All human beings are imperfect.

One wisdom for all:
God is Light.

One wisdom for all:
God's Hour is for all.

One wisdom for all:
God is the slave of His own Compassion.

959. Father's happiness

Father, when are You happy?
"I do not know."

Father, when were You happy?
"I do not know."

Father, when will You be happy?
"I do not know."

Father, am I responsible
For Your unhappiness?
"Of course you are."

Father, can I alone
Make You happy?
"Of course you can."

960. Father's gifts

Father, I need a beautiful gift from You.
"Child, I have already given you
Not one, but three
Most beautiful gifts."

Father, three gifts?
What are they?
"I gave you faithful love.
I gave you soulful devotion.
I gave you fruitful surrender.
Use My love-gift
To see Me.
Use My devotion-gift
To feel Me.
Use My surrender-gift
To manifest Me."

961. He goes for help

When man criticises him,
He goes to his purity for help.

When God criticises him
He goes to his sincerity for help.

When earth criticises him,
He goes to his concern for help.

When Heaven criticises him,
He goes to his silence for help.

962. From glory to glory

My awakened body
Is walking from glory to glory.

My transformed vital
Is marching from glory to glory.

My illumined mind
Is running from glory to glory.

My liberated heart
Is flying from glory to glory.

My fulfilled soul
Is dancing from glory to glory.

963. My needs

Lord, from You all I need is
Love.
Man, from you all I need is
Understanding.
Heaven, from you all I need is
Concern.
Earth, from you all I need is
Patience.
Life, from you all I need is
Perfection.
Death, from you all I need is
Surrender.

964. Go and ask

Father, what is sin?
"Daughter, I really do not know.
Go and ask a Christian mind."

Father, what is salvation?
"Daughter, I really do not know.
Go and ask a Christian soul."

Father, what is bondage?
"Daughter, I really do not know.
Go and ask a Hindu mind."

Father, what is liberation?
"Daughter, I really do not know.
Go and ask a Hindu soul."

965. When I belong

When I belong to God,
Satisfaction loves me.

When I belong to man,
Frustration loves me.

When I belong to myself,
Death loves me.

When I belong to nobody,
Satan not only loves me,
But also uses me.

966. Father, tell me

Father, Father,
Please tell me
The best type of service.

"Daughter, daughter,
Serve devotedly and soulfully
But do not expect
Anything in return.
Indeed,
This is the best type of service.
Try! You can and you will succeed."

Father, Father,
Please tell me
The best type of surrender.

"Daughter, daughter,
Surrender inwardly,
Surrender outwardly,
Surrender cheerfully,
Surrender constantly,
Surrender unconditionally.
Indeed,
This is the best type of surrender.
Try! You can and you will succeed."

967. When I meditate

O Lord Supreme,
When I meditate
The animal in me hates me,
The human in me ridicules me,
The world around me ignores me.
What am I supposed to do?

Daughter, you are supposed
To do three things:
Transform the animal in you,
Illumine the human in you,
Manifest the Divine in you.

968. My three friends

When I try
To deliver myself
From my strong and lengthy
Self-complacency,
My ignorance-friend
Calls me
An impossible fool;
My wisdom-friend
Calls me
A great wise soul;
My Perfection-Friend
Calls me
A true lover of Light,
A true builder of Truth,
A true fulfiller of God.

969. When I pray, when I meditate

When I pray
God embraces
My crying heart,
My surrendering heart,
My dreaming heart.

When I meditate
God blesses my life,
God caresses my soul,
God reveals my Goal.

970. They can tell you

Three members of your family
Can tell you
How much it will cost
To become a true follower,
A pure lover of the saviour Christ.

Your searching mind
Can tell you hesitantly.
Your loving heart
Can tell you immediately.
Your illumining soul
Can tell you easily
But
Quietly,
Quietly
But
Unmistakably,
Divinely
And
Supremely.

971. You fool!

You fool!
You feel that I do not love God.
I started loving God
From the day I felt His Heart.

You fool!
You think that I do not serve God.
I started serving God
From the day I saw His Feet.

You fool!
You think that I have not yet
Surrendered my life to God.
I tell you
Once and for all:
My surrender to God is constant,
My surrender to God is complete,
My surrender to God is perfect.

972. I imitate God

In how many things
Do I imitate God?

I imitate God
In self-giving.

I imitate God
In earth-transforming.

I imitate God
In Heaven-illumining.

I imitate God
In man-immortalising.

973. It is too late

Her body does not want
To realise God.

Her vital wants
To realise God,
But without working for it.

Her mind wants
To realise God,
But it thinks that there is no rush.

Her heart wants
To realise God,
But it feels that it is too late.

974. Father, I live only for You

Father, I live only for You.
Daughter, live only for the Supreme in Me.

Father, I live only for You.
Daughter, live only for the Divinity in Me.

Father, I live only for You.
Daughter, live only for the Dream in Me.

Father, I live only for You.
Daughter, live only for the Reality in Me.

975. Lack of faith

Lack of faith
Is
Lack of sincerity.

Lack of sincerity
Is
Lack of courage.

Lack of courage
Is
Lack of necessity.

Lack of necessity
Is
Lack of divinity.

976. Do You express your Blessing?

Father, do You express
Your Blessing through material gifts?
"Yes, I do, My daughter.
I do it to convince
Your physical mind."

Father, do You express
Your Blessing through spiritual gifts?
"Yes, I do, My daughter.
I do it to illumine your heart,
To perfect your life,
To fulfil your soul."

977. My faith, my surrender

O my inner Faith,
You are so kind to me.
You have delivered me
From my enemies:
Fear, Doubt, Bondage and Ignorance.

O my total Surrender,
You are so compassionate to me.
You have brought me
To my Friend, my Eternal Friend,
My only Friend: God.

978. My need is my only limit

At last I have come to realise
That my need
Is my only limit.
Otherwise, by this time
I could easily have become
Another God.

"My child, you are a fool.
You are already
Another God."

If I am another God,
How is it that there is
Such a difference
Between You and me?

"The difference exists
Because
Unlike Me,
You have been all along
Neglecting all your duties
And
Avoiding all your responsibilities."

979. God admires her

Her heart is open to Delight.
Therefore,
God admires her.

Her mind is open to Light.
Therefore,
God admires her.

Her vital is open to Truth.
Therefore,
God admires her.

Her body is open to Compassion.
Therefore,
God admires her.

980. Father, give me three boons

Father, give me three boons.
"Daughter, granted!"
But Father, I have not yet
Told You what boons I need.
"Daughter, I do not have to know.
Your boons are granted."
Father, here is the first boon:
I want You to bury all my doubts.
"Granted!"
I want You to flower my faith.
"Granted!"
Father, I want to be only Yours.
"Granted!"

981. Lord, I pray to You

Lord, I pray to You.
Help my unbelief.
It needs Your immediate Attention.

Lord, I pray to You.
Help my belief.
It needs Your sweet Concern.

Lord, I pray to You.
Help my faith.
It needs Your blessingful Love.

982. My Lord, forgive me

My Lord,
Forgive me.
Forgive my body.

My Lord,
Control me.
Control my vital.

My Lord,
Warn me.
Warn my mind.

My Lord,
Illumine me,
Illumine my heart.

My Lord,
Fulfil me,
Fulfil my soul.

983. My Lord, the teacher

My Lord taught me
How to pray and expect
Good answers.

My Lord teaches me
How to pray and welcome
Sad answers.

My Lord shall teach me
How to pray and expect
No answer.

984. Two representatives

I have two representatives:
Prayer and Meditation.
Prayer goes up and speaks
To God
On my behalf.
God comes down and speaks
To my representative,
Meditation.

985. Be prepared!

Fear, be prepared!
I am going to leave you soon.
"Oh no, Master,
I shall not be able to live
Without you."

Doubt, be prepared!
I am going to leave you soon.
"Oh no, Master,
How can I live without you?"

Jealousy, be prepared!
I am going to leave you soon.
"Oh no, Master,
For me to live without you
Is impossible."

986. Father, do teach me

Father, do teach me
How to think of You.
"Daughter, I shall ask
My Illumination
To teach you how to think of Me."

Father, do teach me
How to love You.
"Daughter, I shall ask
My Silence
To teach you how to love Me."

Father, do teach me
How to obey You.
"Daughter, I shall ask
My Gratitude
To teach you how to obey Me."

Father, do teach me
How to serve You.
"Daughter, I shall ask
My Delight
To teach you how to serve Me."

987. Four lives

In animal life
There is a strong binding Rope.

In human life
There is a sweet flowing Hope.

In divine life
There is a high glowing Scope.

In immortal Life
The Rope is destroyed,
The Hope is fed,
The Scope is fulfilled.

988. The Goal of the Beyond

Obey and trust,
Trust and obey.
Indeed, this is the short way
To the Goal of the Beyond.

Love and serve,
Serve and love.
Indeed, this is the shorter way
To the Goal of the Beyond.

Surrender and offer,
Offer and surrender.
Indeed, this is the shortest way
To the Goal of the Beyond.

989. Smile

God will love you more,
If you smile.
God will use you more,
If you smile.
God will please you more,
If you smile.

Smile!
Lo, God is running towards you.
Smile!
Lo, God is at your command.
Smile!
Lo, God is the slave of your life.

990. Love

Lord, what is animal love?
Animal love is a brute instinct.

Lord, what is human love?
Human love is a striking disappointment.

Lord, what is divine Love?
Divine Love is an illumining Experience.

Lord, what is Transcendental Love?
Ah, that is My Love.
Transcendental Love
Is
My fulfilled Universal Oneness.

991. I am telling the truth

Your arms are long, very long.
Therefore,
You can embrace the whole universe.
Try, you will see that I am telling
The truth.

Your eyes have the farthest vision.
Therefore,
You can see the entire length of the universe.
Try, you will see that I am telling
The truth.

Your heart is God's largest creation.
Therefore,
You can easily house the vast universe.
Try, you will see that I am telling
The truth.

992. I need You

I need You, Father God,
To give me Your Silence.

I need You, Mother God,
To give me Your Light.

I need You, Brother God,
To show me Your Love.

I need You, Sister God,
To show me Your Concern.

993. Knock at the right door

Father, I am doomed.
Frustration has killed me.
Nothing on earth gives me joy.
Nothing on earth will ever give me joy.
Nothing, nothing.

"Daughter,
Do you know why you are
So frustrated?
You are frustrated
Because
You expect and expect
From the world.
"You are frustrated
Because
You expect and expect
From yourself.

"I tell you, daughter,
You are knocking
At the wrong doors.

"Knock at the right door:
My Heart-Door.
Lo, frustration out,
Illumination in."

994. He is above sincerity, he is above truth

Lord, Lord,
Do You think of me?
"My child, I do think of you."

Lord, Lord,
How often do You think of me?
"My child, I think of you
Always, always and always."

Lord, Lord,
Only You can say this
Because You are
Far beyond the domain
Of Sincerity
And
Far above the skies of Truth.

Lord, Lord,
Do You love me?
"My child, I do love you."

Lord, Lord,
How often do You love me?
"My child, I love you
Always, always and always."

Lord, Lord,
I should have known long before
That a life of sincerity
Does not mean anything to You.
"My child, go deep within
And discover My Palace of Truth."

Lord, Lord,
Anyway, I can't make
You sincere.
You be what You want to be.
Only give me the strength
To remain sincere
ALWAYS.
To me, Sincerity and Reality
Are inseparable.

Lord, Lord,
Please answer my last question.
Who am I, after all?
"You are My universal Child
Of My Eternal Life."

995. I am proud of You

Lord Jesus,
This is Mother Earth speaking:
I am proud of You
Because
You showed me
Your God-Power
For three years.

I am grateful to You
Because
You suffered for me
On the Cross
For three hours.

I am full of You
Because
You stayed with me
For thirty-three years.

996. Three clever world-souls

Krishna, Krishna,
Hurry up, hurry up!
Come down, come down!
The world needs your immediate presence.
"Chinmoy, I am in deep meditation.
For God's sake, don't disturb me."
Thank you, Krishna,
You have always been clever.

Thakur, Thakur,
Look, look! Earth needs
Your presence desperately.
"Chinmoy, I am sorry.
My Mother has given me
Much work to do here, upstairs.
Therefore
I simply can't think
Of going downstairs.
I am sorry."
Thank you, Thakur.
You too have become clever.

Naren, Naren,
Once more Mother Earth
Needs your warrior-heart
To fight against ignorance-night.
"Chinmoy, tell Mother Earth
That I have been fighting
More powerfully, more devotedly,
For her from here,
Against her ignorance-night.
Therefore
She does not need my
Physical presence."
Thank you, Naren.
I shall be also as clever
As you are,
When my turn comes.

997. The most difficult question

Lord, please do not mind.
Today I have
The most difficult question
For You.
If You do not know the answer,
Just tell me so.
I shall understand.
But if You know the answer,
Then You have to answer me
Most sincerely
And
With no reservations whatsoever.
Lord, here is my question:
Is the world really progressing
Or
Is the world really regressing?

"Daughter, you are most proud
Of your question
And
I am most proud
Of My answer.
Here is My answer:
The world is definitely progressing
For those who know that
I am the Creator
And
I am the Owner
Of this world,
And
The world is unthinkably regressing
For those who think that
They are the owners
And
They are the rulers
Of this world."

998. His Holiness

His Holiness, Pope Paul,
Is a great Seeker of Truth.
Therefore
He seeks first and then speaks.

His Holiness, Pope Paul,
Is a great Lover of Light.
Therefore
He loves first and then serves.

His Holiness, Pope Paul,
Is a great Leader of mankind.
Therefore
He leads first and then fulfils.

999. Never commit suicide

Lord, sweet Lord,
I do many things to please You.
Have I done anything in this life
To displease You?
"Daughter, you have."

Father, I have displeased You!
Tell me, how?
"Daughter, time and again
You have desired
To commit suicide."
Oh that, that's nothing.
Look, I am still with You
And for You on earth.

Father, is there any punishment involved
When one commits suicide?
"Daughter, punishment is a gross understatement.
My Eye of Justice
Does not forgive the coward
Who takes her life away.
My Heart of Compassion
Ignores her.
I welcome Satan
To devour her."

1000. Two creators

Father Supreme,
I wanted to offer You
One thousand Love-Devotion-Surrender blossoms
From my heart-garden.
I am so happy that my dream
Has seen the face of Reality.
Today.
Father Supreme,
Are You not proud of me?

"Son, My praising Capacity
Is very limited.
Therefore
Either I have to praise
My creation โ€”
You, My son โ€”
Or
I have to praise
Your creation โ€”
Your poetry, your child.
Son, I hope you do not mind,
I am and I want to remain proud
Only of My own creation."

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