Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 89

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8801. A Special Chance

God is giving you a special chance
To please Him.
You have only to sleeplessly feel
That He loves you most.

8802. He Lives With The Hope

He lives with the hope
That someday, somehow,
Someone will realise the Supreme in him
So he can fulfil his Lord
Here on earth.

8803. Aspire Constantly!

O truth-seeker, aspire,
Aspire constantly!
Otherwise, you will be fooling
Not your Lord Supreme
But only yourself.

8804. The Fate Of God's creation

Alas, it often happens
That the good souls must suffer
Because of the bad ones.
Such is the fate
Of God’s creation.

8805. He Pretended To Be Full Of Light

In his Master’s presence
He pretended to be full of light,
But out of his Master’s sight,
He became the darkest possible night.

8806. To Know What Is Happening

One does not have to be
A God-realised soul
To know what is happening
Inside others’ hearts.
Just raise your consciousness high enough
And you will be able to know
What others are feeling.

8807. My Mind Makes Me Feel

My mind quite often makes me feel
That it is drinking nectar
Even while it is drinking

8808. Only Heart-Power Pleases God

No other power on earth
Will be able to please God
Except your heart-power.
It is heart-power alone
That God will always treasure.

8809. An Exception

When God says
That He is not completely satisfied
With any human being,
Each individual thinks
That he is an exception.

When God changes His opinion
And says that He is pleased
With each and every human being,
Each individual thinks
That God is infinitely more pleased with him
Than with the rest of the world.

8810. A Gift Worth Receiving

Only a gift
That has been offered
With the heart’s oneness-power
Is worth receiving.

8811. God's Supreme Satisfaction

Your Beloved Supreme is ready to give you
Something infinitely more significant
Than God-realisation,
And that is His supreme Satisfaction

8812. The Message Of Pride

God is far more satisfied
With a blade of grass
Embodying the message of humility
Than with a highly advanced seeker
Who still embodies the message of pride.

8813. Not In The Supreme's Way

Alas, most seekers love the Supreme,
Manifest the Supreme
And please the Supreme
In their own way
And not in His Way.

8814. Your Soul Wants To Be Proud

Your soul wants to be proud of you
At every moment.
Therefore, sleeplessly your soul
Encourages you,
Inspires you
And energises you
To become a most perfect instrument
Of your Beloved Supreme.

8815. To Lead The Life Of A God

If you want to lead the life
Of a god or goddess on earth,
Love your Beloved Lord
In His own Way.

8816. The Same Blessing

When your Lord Supreme blesses someone,
If you expand your consciousness,
You can receive the same blessing.

8817. All God Wants From You

Widen your vision-eye,
Intensify your aspiration-heart,
Enlarge your dedication-life.
This is all God wants from you,
And it will always remain so.

8818. Do Not Wait For Tomorrow

Do not wait for tomorrow
To listen to God’s blessingful Requests,
For that tomorrow may never dawn
In your aspiration-life.

8819. His Lord Finally Lost Faith In Him

When his Lord Supreme
Finally lost faith in him,
His own soul, out of bitter disgust,
Weakened his spiritual capacity
And diminished his inner receptivity.

8820. When A Soul Enters Into A Body

When a soul enters into a body,
The Lord Supreme dreams the Dream
Of His Manifestation-Light.

When a body becomes the soul-consciousness,
The Lord Supreme smiles the Smile
Of His Satisfaction-Delight.

8821. Think Of Doing It Tomorrow

If there is something divine
That you are planning to do,
Do it immediately.

If there is something undivine
That you are planning to do,
Think of doing it tomorrow.

8822. When God Blows His Whistle

When God the Captain
Blows His divine whistle,
He wants His team to run
And cheerfully do the needful.

8823. The Cosmic Gods Never Sleep

The cosmic gods never sleep.
At every moment they serve the Supreme
Both here on earth and there in Heaven.

8824. Work Is A Joy

For an unaspiring man,
Work is punishment,
Work is torture.
For an aspiring man,
Work is a blessing,
Work is a joy.

8825. Flower And Petals

The spiritual Master is a flower
And his students are the petals.
Without the flower,
There can be no petals.
Again, if the petals have fallen away,
Who will appreciate the flower?

8826. He Endured Humanity's Physical Pain

He endured humanity’s physical pain
Because he saw the Absolute
Not only inside the smile of Heaven
But also inside the cry of earth.

8827. Your Goal Does Not Exist

True, he is an unfortunate seeker
Because he wants to reach his goal
By false means.
But, alas, you are no better.
You are so complacent
That your goal does not even exist!

8828. The Energising Power

The energising power
Of your own climbing aspiration
Can prevent those who are still
Wallowing in the pleasures of ignorance-night
From making deplorable mistakes.

8829. Because Of His Disobedience

Because of his disobedience,
He was unable to progress.
Because he could not progress,
He fell far behind in the inner race.

8830. God Will Exercise His Authority

As long as your heart compels you
To remain in God’s Boat,
God will exercise His divine Authority,
Which is nothing other than
His inseparable oneness with you.

8831. You Have Achieved That Very Thing

You feel that your Master
Has achieved something
Which you have not yet achieved.
But can you not feel
That just because you are
His spiritual child,
You also have achieved that very thing
In and through Him?

8832. Their Beliefs Are Perfect

The heart believes that purity
Is the beginning of the spiritual life.
The mind believes that sincerity
Is the beginning of the spiritual life.
The vital believes that obedience
Is the beginning of the spiritual life.
The body believes that wakefulness
Is the beginning of the spiritual life.
And I must say
That their beliefs are perfect.

8833. God's Own Talent

Talent is not unattainable.
If you aspire,
God’s Grace will descend
And God’s own Talent will develop
In and through you.

8834. Use And Increase Your Talent

If you have been blessed with talent
In any field,
Take the golden opportunity
Not only to use it
But also to increase it
As quickly as possible.

8835. A Heart That Is Pure

A heart that is pure
Is Heaven’s perpetual Bliss.
A mind that is impure
Is hell’s dragon-frown.

8836. Tremendous Success

Tremendous success,
If it is to last,
Must always be followed
By continuous progress
Both inner and outer.

8837. Meditate More Soulfully

To meditate longer
Will be of no avail to you.
What you must do
Is meditate more soulfully.

8838. Your Soul Will Not Be Satisfied

Your Beloved Supreme may forgive you
If you want to please Him
In your own way,
But your own soul will not be satisfied,

8839. Earthly Poison, Heavenly Nectar

At every second you may give God
Earthly poison,
But God will always offer you
Only Heavenly Nectar.

8840. Sweet And Pure

Sweeter than the sweetest
And purer than the purest
Is our gratitude
To our Beloved Lord Supreme.

8841. Compassion And Receptivity

God’s Compassion and your receptivity
Together make it possible
For God to keep you safely
Inside His Golden Boat.

8842. If You Live In Your Heart

Only if you live in your heart
Will your soul be able to offer you
Its divine messages.

8843. God Was Ashamed

When he told God
That he didn’t want to serve
God’s divine Mission on earth,
God appreciated his sincerity
But was totally ashamed
Of his lack of dedication.

8844. We Are Surrendering

At each moment we are surrendering,
But it is up to us
Whether we surrender to the undivine forces
Or to the Will of our Beloved Supreme.

8845. If You Want To Take God's Side

If you want to take God’s side,
At every moment you have to be
Alert, aspiring and self-giving.

8846. An Emblem Of Sincerity

If you make your life
An emblem of sincerity,
God will definitely give you
An invaluable gift in the inner world.

8847. One Undeniable Truth

If you see where you are
And where you once stood,
You will realise one undeniable truth:
There is no one who more deserves
Your constant gratitude-heart
Than your Beloved Supreme.

8848. When Gratitude Is Absent

When gratitude is absent,
There is only inner destruction.
When gratitude is present,
There is continuous inner progress.

8849. Because Of Your Obedience

Because of your obedience,
Both inner and outer,
You are everything to God
And He is everything to you.

8850. No Matter How Tiny

Each wrong thought,
No matter how tiny,
Can easily become as destructive
As an atom bomb.

8851. Your Pure Oneness-Heart

Everything in your life
Can and will desert you,
Except your pure oneness-heart
With your Beloved Supreme.

8852. If God Sees His Children Aspiring

If God sees His children aspiring,
He gets tremendous joy.
If He sees them not aspiring,
A sharp, pointed arrow
Enters into His Heart.

8853. There Is Someone In Heaven

There is Someone in Heaven
Who loves you infinitely more
Than you can ever love any human being,
Including yourself,
And that Person is none other than
Your Beloved Supreme.

8854. Because He Failed To Please His Soul

Because he failed to please his soul,
There came a time when his soul
Became indifferent to him,
And totally withdrew
From his false aspiration-dedication-life.

8855. Work Devotedly

Work devotedly.
Lo, you are meditating soulfully.
Meditate soulfully.
Lo, you are serving devotedly.

8856. On The Strength Of His Oneness

On the strength of his oneness with God,
He is all security
Within and without.

8857. You Are A Child Of The Supreme

No one expects a child to carry
Too heavy a load.
Since you are a child of the Supreme,
Do you think He will ask you to do something
Without giving you
More than the necessary capacity?

8858. Gratitude That Starts In The Mind

Gratitude that starts in the mind
Cannot last.
Each time an unhealthy,
Contradictory thought arises,
Sooner than at once
Mental gratitude disappears.

8859. His Blessingful Smile

If you feel that your Beloved Supreme
Is disappointed with your inner life,
Then bring back your determination
And aspiration,
And again do the right thing.
Lo, His blessingful Smile
Will once more be yours.

8860. You Are Trying To Make God Feel

O foolish seeker,
You have developed your ego
To such an extent
That you are trying to make God feel
As you yourself already feel:
That you are indispensable.

8861. Why Do You Worry?

Why do you worry?
You worry simply because
The physical reality in you
Is hopelessly attached
To the earth-consciousness.

8862. The Earth-Magnet Pulls

The earth-magnet pulls
Our body-reality.
The Heaven-magnet pulls
Our soul-reality.

8863. Identify With The Highest Reality

Always identify with the highest reality
In yourself, your soul-bird,
Which flies above and beyond
All the worries of the earth-plane.

8864. Two Spiritual Legs

Devotion and gratitude
Are like two spiritual legs.
Both should be equally strong
If we are to run the fastest.

8865. The Desire-World Craves

The desire-world unconsciously craves
And seeks satisfaction from excitement.
The aspiration-world consciously strives for
And finds satisfaction in enlightenment.

8866. How Can God Be Happy?

How can God be happy
If your lack of oneness with others
Is making them sad?

How can you be happy
If your lack of oneness with others
Is making God sad?

8867. The Divine In Us Says

The human in us says,
“His misconduct is intolerable.
I will punish him
So he will change.”

The divine in us says,
“Perhaps I would have done the same
In his position.
Therefore, let me cultivate
Compassion and forgiveness
To illumine both him and myself.”

8868. If I Cannot Have Compassion-Power

If I cannot have compassion-power,
Let me have forgiveness-power.
If I cannot have forgiveness-power,
Let me have tolerance-power.
If I cannot have tolerance-power,
Let me at least delay
My judgement-power.

8869. Because He Contained His Anger

Because he contained his anger,
The divine forces had the opportunity
To act in and through him
And finally to illumine him.

8870. One Thing I Know For Sure

My Lord Supreme,
One thing I know for sure:
I can be truly happy
Only when You replace my anger
With forgiveness,
Then with compassion
And finally with oneness.

8871. The Vision-Light

The vision-light of America’s creators
Is not being accepted by America today,
But a day will dawn when a new generation
Will manifest the divine vision
Of America’s immortal founders.

8872. If You Do Something Right

If you do something right,
You will see God’s Smile.
If you do something wrong,
You will feel God’s Sadness.

8873. He Lived In The World Of Jealousy

He lived in the world of jealousy,
Insecurity, impurity and ingratitude.
But he smiled at his Master
Just to get a smile in return,
So he could fool himself into thinking
That everything was all right.

8874. Those Were Not Fantasy-Days

You say your present-day problems
Are killing you.
But do you not remember
That once upon a time
Peace, Light and Bliss
Were absolute realities for you?
Those were not your fantasy-days!
They were as real as today.
If you want to have them back,
Nothing on earth can prevent you.

8875. The Only Way To Be Happy

To be well-established
In the spiritual life
Is to be happy in the only way
One can really be happy.

8876. Their Presence Transforms

When advanced seekers lead
A pure spiritual life,
Their very presence transforms
Their younger brother-seekers.

8877. Beauty Is Enrichment

Beauty is the enrichment
Of the aspirant’s heart.
Beauty is the enlightenment
Of the heart’s cry.

8878. When The Soul Comes Forward

When the soul comes forward,
The heart very often offers
Its special gratitude to the Supreme
Through human tears.
Remember those tears and treasure them,
For they are something most precious.

8879. Your Own True Mirror

If you want to study yourself,
Remember that your heart
Is your own true mirror.

8880. His Are The Tears

His are not the tears
Of disappointed expectation.
His are the tears
Of unexpected inner joy.

8881. Comfortable But Not Soulful

Do you not see
That you are comfortable
But not soulful
When you ask God for His Forgiveness-Light?
Such being the case,
God and His Forgiveness-Light
Will never knock at your heart’s door.

8882. Always For Their Own Good

When God remains
In His highest Heights
And ignores the demands
Of His earth-bound children,
You can be sure
It is always for their own good.

8883. Your Service To Others

If your outer sincerity
Is based on inner insincerity,
Then your service to others
Has no real value.

8884. A Most Difficult Task

To see a glimpse of the highest Truth
Is an easy task.
But to be absolutely obedient and faithful
To that highest Truth
Is a most difficult task.

8885. Today You May Think Of God

Today you may think of God
And feel God,
But tomorrow, without fail,
You must become
Another God.

8886. If Your Suffering Can Reach God

If your suffering, frustration
And undivine qualities can reach God,
Do you not think that your love,
Devotion and surrender can also reach Him?

8887. Try To Live A Life

Try to live a life
That breathes an everlasting hope
Which can never be subdued
By frustration-dragon.

8888. Even God Cannot Believe It!

You are forcing your heart
To become an exact duplicate
Of your mind.
Even God cannot believe it!

8889. If You Weigh Your Faults

If you mercilessly weigh
Your faults,
Then God will cheerfully weigh
Your heart’s mountain-faith.

8890. Three Dreams I Have

People have many dreams,
But I have only three:
Perfect peace between
The soul and the body,
The total transformation
Of my nature,
And complete satisfaction
In God’s entire creation.

8891. The World Can Tell You

The world can tell you
Where to go unmistakably.
But the world can never tell you
How to go,
Even slowly,
Not to speak of speedily.

8892. What My Lord Wants

I want my animal life
To become totally extinct,
But my Lord says this is wrong.
What He wants from me
And for me
Is the transformation of my animal life
Into an illumined and manifested divine life.

8893. He Is Grateful

Because he did not want
Satan in him,
He started praying to God.
Because he did not like
The impurity in him,
He started meditating on God.
Therefore, he is grateful
Even to the undivine
For helping him on his spiritual journey.

8894. Each Human Being

I was wrong and you were right!
Each human being
In God’s creation
Is the World-Creator
In complete disguise.

8895. Doubt Is Extremely Poisonous

Doubt is extremely poisonous.
Don’t mix with doubt,
And don’t mix your dark doubts
With your bright faith.
Otherwise, your faith, too,
Will become poisoned.

8896. Direct Your Vision-Eye

Direct your vision-eye
In every conceivable direction.
You will be able to illumine
Even the world’s division-eye.

8897. His Existence Is In Chains

Because his earthly existence
Is in stark bondage-chains,
His heart is compelled to live
In the deserts
Of birthless and deathless frustration.

8898. If You Are Searching

If you are restlessly
And blindly searching
For the beauty and fragrance
Of nectar-delight,
How can God’s Hour
Knock at your heart’s peace-door?

8899. Only A God-Throne

What he wants to see
Is only a God-Throne
And nothing else
Inside the aspiration-cry
Of his surrendering heart.

8900. An Absolutely Divine Soldier

You alone and nobody else
Can be an absolutely divine soldier,
The world’s most remarkable,
Powerful and beautiful
Chosen child of God.

Editor's introduction to the first edition

This is the eighty-ninth 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 photo

Queensborough President Donald Manes presents Sri Chinmoy with a proclamation declaring 13 April 1980 as “Sri Chinmoy Day” in the Borough of Queens, New York.

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