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Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 72
7101. Ready And WorthyIf you are ready
To risk all,
You are truly worthy
To receive all.
7102. He Is DescendingHe is descending
To his spiritual death
Because every day he bathes
In the river of impure pride
And dark ingratitude.
7103. A Special GameEach morning
Has a special game to play
With my heart’s snow-white hopes
And my soul’s blue-gold promises.
7104. Your Number One DiseaseYour number one earthly disease
Your number one Heavenly disease
7105. My Lord Cares ForMy Lord does not care for
But He does care for
7106. My NeedsAttention-light I needed.
Dedication-height I need.
Perfection-delight I shall need.
7107. God's Supreme SecretGod’s supreme Secret:
Man will eventually please God
In His own Way.
7108. The Beauty Of Your HeartThe beauty of your heart
Is your life.
The impurity of your life
Is your death.
7109. Two Big EyesDoubt,
You are showing too much!
Do you not see
That I have two big
Perfectly functioning eyes?
7110. Do You Not Feel?Fear, you are torturing me
Do you not feel that my heart’s
Inseparable oneness with God
Will destroy you before long?
7111. Wedded To WorriesEven your stark enemies
Feel sorry for you
Because you are wedded
To endless and useless worries.
7112. The Arrival Of Wisdom-LightYour ignorance-night
Will no longer endure.
The express arrival of wisdom-light
Is absolutely sure.
7113. His Indecision-MindHis indecision-mind
Is fully responsible
For his life’s repeated
7114. God's Compassion-MachineGod’s Compassion-Machine
Is eternally powerful.
Has recently become soulful.
7115. An Incurable DiseaseJealousy is not
An incurable disease.
But your unwillingness
To surrender your jealousy
7116. I Have Nothing But DelightDelight, delight!
I have nothing but delight.
Because I have done everything
That my Lord wanted me to do.
7117. Each Good ThoughtEach good thought
From all the snares of poison-doubt.
7118. Do Guide My EyesDo guide my eyes, my Lord,
Into the ways of beauty’s joy
And purity’s peace.
7119. My Lord's Forgiveness-FeetMy Lord,
I need Your Magnet-Feet.
I need Your Protection-Feet more.
I need Your Forgiveness-Feet most.
7120. The Wrong InterpreterI know I will not get
The right message from your soul
Because your mind is the interpreter
And not your heart.
7121. Who Else Can It Be?Someone is singing,
Someone is threatening my ignorance.
Who else can it be,
If not my Beloved Lord?
7122. I Do Not BelieveI do not believe in
With its eternally hungry
7123. What You Mean To GodYour devotion has to be deeper
Than an ocean.
Your surrender has to be higher
Than a mountain.
Only then will you feel
What you mean to God.
7124. Only One ThingMy body needs only one thing:
My vital needs only one thing:
My mind needs only one thing:
My heart needs only one thing:
My life needs only one thing:
7125. If You Need FaithIf you need faith,
You are good.
If you have faith,
You are perfect.
7126. Your Utter StupidityYour utter stupidity makes you feel
That you do not need God.
But never dare to expect
That others are going to follow you.
7127. I Can Find MyselfI can find myself,
Since my Beloved Supreme
Is searching with me.
7128. My Personal FriendGod is already
My personal Friend.
Now I am trying hard
To make Him
My most intimate Friend.
7129. Only God Can Grant YouOnly God can grant you
No, not even your soul can do that.
7130. They Drink Nectar-DelightA heart of gratitude
And a life of surrender
Never drink tears.
They drink only nectar-delight.
7131. Puffed Up With PrideToday you are puffed up
With exorbitant pride.
Tomorrow you will be bitten ruthlessly
7132. O My Puzzling MindSince my prayer to you is sincere,
Can you not also show me sincerely
What you are truly made of,
O my puzzling mind?
7133. Perfection And PatiencePerfection slowly comes
And happily stays
In the same room
7134. Our Easy-Going WaysOur easy-going ways
Are solely responsible
For the failure
Of our life’s journey.
7135. Each Unaspiring MomentEach unaspiring moment
Will prove to be
7136. A Heartbreaking Question“When will God’s Work be done?”
This is the question
That breaks the hearts
Of true God-lovers.
7137. The Vision Of ManGod is the vision
Man is the Satisfaction
7138. Do Not Undervalue YourselfDo not undervalue yourself
For that work is done by others
Far better than you can ever do it.
7139. Eternity's VictoryVictory usually means
But peace is
7140. My Mind Is BlindMy mind is totally blind.
It cannot see
Of my heart.
7141. Anxious To SeeI am anxious to see
Where God is hiding His Compassion.
God is anxious to see
Where I am hiding my enthusiasm.
7142. This Is God's TaskYou want to be your own teacher.
Do you not know
That this is God’s Task?
7143. Do Not SatisfyDo not satisfy an undivine person
In his own way
If you really care for
His future perfection.
7144. Who Can Answer?If it is a question about God,
Who can answer with more authority
Than the heart’s blue bird:
7145. The Divine Love Of The HeartThe divine love of the heart
Can only be felt.
It cannot be revealed,
It cannot be seen.
7146. So Says My HeartNothing is wrong with me:
So says my vital.
Something is wrong,
But it can eventually be corrected:
So says my heart.
7147. My Life's Total TransformationSince everything is bound to change
My life’s total transformation
Will not always remain a far cry.
7148. Birthless And DeathlessEarth means
Birthless and deathless hopes.
Birthless and deathless dreams.
Birthless and deathless Realities.
7149. God Asks Me To Give HimGod asks me to give Him
The things that I myself
Do not at all care for:
7150. Suffering From MyselfI am suffering
Because I am not desperately looking
7151. Each Soul KnowsEach heart knows
How to cry for God.
Each soul knows
How to fly with God.
7152. In My Life's Humility-NestIn my life’s humility-nest
My Lord has chosen to enjoy
His enduring Rest.
7153. You Love Your Inner LifeYou love your inner life.
That means God has
A very special Concern for you.
7154. I Look For God The SingerWhen I am inside my mind,
I look for God the Doctor.
When I am inside my heart,
I look for God the Singer.
7155. Fear EndsFear ends only when I realise
That fear is nothing
But punishment unsought.
7156. Try God's Compassion-LightSince your confidence has failed you,
Try God’s Compassion-Light.
It will definitely work!
7157. I Depend On My FaithI do not depend on others’ faith
I depend only on my faith
7158. Sincerity Gives My MindSincerity gives my mind
Purity gives my heart
7159. The Only Fitting TributeMy heart’s sleepless gratitude
Is the only fitting tribute
To my Lord Supreme.
7160. The Tears Of An Orphan-HeartThe tears of an orphan-heart
Enter straight into
The Compassion-Heart of God.
7161. The Bond InevitableThe soulful oneness of the universe
With a seeker’s aspiration-heart
Is the bond inevitable.
7162. A Great And Genuine SeekerHe has unlearnt all the lessons
That he received from his ignorance-teacher.
Therefore he has all the marks
Of a great and genuine seeker.
7163. Before It Is Too LateBefore it is too late,
My heart must start growing
And my mind must start glowing.
7164. The Envelope Of LightThe envelope of light
Contains my beautiful Immortality.
The envelope of darkness
Contains my immediate death.
7165. Must I Curb My Quest?Must I curb my quest?
Yes, if it is an earth-conquering quest.
Must I curb my quest?
No, if it is a surrender-blossoming quest,
7166. A Small MindHow can it be possible
For a small mind with weak thoughts
To long for liberation?
7167. My Lord's Compassion-TouchMy Lord’s Compassion-Touch
Immediately mends my mind
And heals my heart.
7168. Because Of YouO my sick mind,
Because of you
I am unable to strengthen
My heart’s aspiration-life.
7169. Two FriendsAspiration and dedication
Are two friends
Who affectionately teach us
How to approach perfection.
7170. Will You Not Reconsider?My Lord
Will You not reconsider my case?
I really would like to have
A taste of Nectar-Delight.
7171. You Must Command Your ThoughtsYou must command your thoughts,
Not vice versa,
If happiness is something
That you are looking for.
7172. To Stand God-RevealedIf you want to stand
Then first stand
7173. Concentration MeansConcentration means
7174. Unless Your Mind Is SearchingDo not trust your mind
Unless it is soulfully
Searching for God.
7175. God Loves My Entire BeingGod loves my entire being.
Can I not at least try to love
Only one part of my being:
7176. What God Once Told MeI shall always remember
What God once told me:
I am a dream of His
Inside His Eternity’s Dream-Boat.
7177. Humility Is The Best SongHumility is the best song
Sung by a God-seeker
In his outer life.
Purity is the best music
Played by a God-seeker
In his inner life.
7178. The Assembly Of Hearts And SoulsAt the assembly of hearts and souls
Certain greedy minds come to talk
About the perfection-satisfaction
7179. So Obstinate!So often my heart cannot persuade
My mind, vital and body
They are so obstinate!
7180. An Indefinite VacationWhat my heart needs
Is an indefinite vacation
From my unaspiring mind
And my demanding vital.
7181. Are You A Great Fighter?Are you a great fighter?
If so, use your fighting capacity
Against your doubting mind.
Are you a great lover?
If so, offer your love to God
Only for Him to use.
7182. Enlarge Your Dedication-CircleEnlarge your dedication-circle
To make yourself happy.
Enlarge your surrender-circle
To make God happy.
7183. An Affront To Our DivinityA doubting mind in itself
Is an affront to our inner divinity,
Our universal oneness.
7184. God's Unparalleled DreamMy love
Of universal oneness
7185. EncouragementHeaven’s Himalayan encouragement
And earth’s Atlantic encouragement
Simultaneously echo and re-echo
In his soft, tender and flower-like heart.
7186. One Inner ResolveHis heart has only
One inner resolve:
To restore everyone’s
7187. When I Wish To PleaseI soulfully smile
When I want to please myself.
I powerfully cry
When I wish to please God.
7188. The Mind ThinksThe mind thinks
That it knows God.
The heart feels
That God knows it.
7189. What Is NecessaryWhat is necessary
Man does not know.
What is unnecessary
God does not know.
7190. You Must Be CarefulYou must be careful
Of what you say.
You must be careful
Of what you do.
But you do not have to be careful
Of what you think of God.
7191. My Heart Is HappyMy mind is happy
Because it is intelligent.
My heart is happy
Because God is compassionate.
7192. My Forgiveness-LordI may not know myself,
But I do know my Father:
7193. Real SpiritualityReal spirituality
Can easily be described
In one word:
7194. He Holds PerfectionHe holds perfection.
You behold perfection in him.
That means you yourself
Are on the road to perfection.
7195. Immediate ActsMay my mind’s vastness
And my heart’s oneness
Be translated into immediate acts.
7196. God Always WantsGod always wants
The powerful mind to surrender
To the soulful heart.
7197. My Joy Is For All“My joy is for me.”
This is the division-man
Speaking in me for himself.
“My Joy is for all.”
This is the Oneness-God
Speaking in me for everyone.
7198. Say And DoSay what
Makes the world happy.
Makes God happy.
7199. My Unconditional GratitudeYour misfortune teaches me
How to be perfect.
Therefore, I wish to share with you
My unconditional gratitude.
7200. The First Thing In LifeThe first thing in life
Is soulful self-giving.
The last thing in life
Is unconditional self-giving.
Editor's introduction to the first editionThis is the seventy-second volume in a series of ten thousand “flaming flower-poems” which Sri Chinmoy is placing devotedly, unreservedly and unconditionally at the Compassion-Feet of God, our Beloved Supreme. They stand as a supreme offering from the unfolding beauty of his flower-heart and the flaming heights of his realisation-sun. Indeed, a treasure-tower which will at once be claimed by humanity’s self-ascending cry and Divinity’s God-descending Smile.
Editor's note to cover photoSri Chinmoy thanks Ambassador Birabhongse Kasemsri for his participation in the Meditation Group’s programme celebrating Rattanakosin (the bicentennial of the founding of Bangkok and the present Chakri Dynasty) on 25 February 1983.