The Golden Boat, part 11

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1. Give and surrender

Give!
Grasp not!
You will reach far beyond
Your grasp.

Surrender!
Demand not!
Your achievement will far surpass
Your imagination-sky.

2. When all else has passed away

When all else has passed away
Your imagination-dreamer
Will remain with you.

When all else has passed away
Your inspiration-runner
Will remain with you.

When all else has passed away
Your aspiration-climber
Will remain with you.

When all else has passed away
Your realisation-diver
Will remain with you.

3. My ancient promise

Lord, You are with me;
Therefore,
I am not afraid
Of the darkening and frightening clouds
In my mind.

Lord, You are with me;
Therefore,
I am ready
To brave the storms
In my heart.

Lord, You are with me;
Therefore,
I shall be worthy
Of my ancient promise to You:
Love-manifestation
In the core of my body-life.

4. God's Dream-Reality

I think
I am an animal,
And I mean it.
God declares
I am another God.
Who is right?
We both are right.

God lives in the Dream-Reality
Of His Perfection-light.
I live in the reality-dream
Of my destruction-night.

5. Slowly and quickly

Slowly
Descend to the level of dust.

Quickly
Ascend to the heights of Heaven.

Carefully
Run to the farthest corner of the outer world.

Smilingly
Dive into the deepest depths of the inner world.

6. Because of you

Lord, You love me proudly;
Therefore
You are on my lips
Always.

Lord, I love You devotedly;
Therefore
I am on Your Lips
Always.

Lord, because of me
Your Boat may sink.
"Son, because of you
My Boat will sail
Steadily,
Unerringly,
And
Supremely."

7. Accept what comes

Don't pick, don't choose;
Accept what comes!
If you devotedly
Accept what comes,
Then in the heart of your world history
You unmistakably shall become
What God eternally is.

8. Progression

What isolates, divides.
What divides, tempts.
What tempts, frustrates.
What frustrates, destroys.
What destroys, fails.
What fails, conceals.
What conceals, is exposed.
What is exposed, surrenders.
What surrenders, becomes
The future God.

9. Manifestation

All manifestation
In the outer world
Is an imitation-fool
And
A limitation-cave.

All manifestation
In the inner world
Is a perfection-light
And
A satisfaction-smile.

10. Express and sublimate

Express, do not suppress.
If you suppress,
Your destruction will be drawing nigh.

Sublimate, do not eradicate.
If you eradicate,
You may die before you reach
Your Perfection-Goal.

11. What they tell me

My desire-night tells me
What I can easily do.

My aspiration-light tells me
What I can eventually become.

My Realisation-Perfection tells me
What I eternally am.

12. Love, serve and surrender

Love God.
You will be able
To go to God.

Serve God.
God will definitely
Come to you.

Surrender to God.
God will offer you
Unmistakably
His transcendental Throne.

13. Who am I?

Who am I?
A poor singer.
Who am I?
A poor poet.
Who am I?
A poor seeker.
Who am I?
A rich lover of God.

14. Pure thinking

Pure thinking is not escaping
But
Self-offering.

Pure thinking is not observation
But
Self-transformation.

Pure thinking is not experimentation
But
Self-perfection.

Pure thinking is not God-fearing
But
God-becoming.

15. Which Master do you need?

Which Master do you need?
The one who advises you?

Which Master do you need?
The one who instructs you?

Which Master do you need?
The one who transmits Light?

Which Master do you need?
The one who liberates you?

Which Master do you need?
The one who makes you another God?

Make your own choice.
You are at perfect liberty.

16. Help me, Lord

Lord, I am short
But You are very tall.
I long to reach Your Height;
So, help me, Lord.

Lord, I am weak
But You are very strong.
I long to plumb Your Strength;
So, help me, Lord.

Lord, I have a low role
But You are a very high Goal.
I long to become the Goal;
So, help me, Lord.

17. I am now so proud of you

O my heart,
Since when have you freed yourself
From the strains and stresses of life?
I am now so proud of you.
You are really great.

O my mind,
Since when have you freed yourself
From doubt and pride?
I am now so proud of you.
You are really great.

O my vital,
Since when have you freed yourself
From dust and din?
I am now so proud of you.
You are really great.

O my body,
Since when have you freed yourself
From fear and indolence?
I am now so proud of you.
You are really great.

18. My love of God

My morning love of God
Liberates me from the frets
And fevers of life.

My afternoon love of God
Protects me from world-dangers
And world-tragedies.

My evening love of God
Inspires me to stand
On the battlefield of life
To distribute the Breath of God.

19. All show

A simple heart knows
All show is a faded flower.

A sincere heart knows
All show is a deceased truth.

A loving heart knows
All show is a forgotten God.

20. Four death blows

Insecurity is slow death.
Pride is quick death.
Doubt is sheer death.
Ingratitude is all death.

21. What am I going to do with you?

You love noise-sea;
You fear Silence-sky.
What am I going to do with you?

You want the power-world;
You need the Love-God.
What am I going to do with you?

You shirk duty;
You want God-perfection.
What am I going to do with you?

22. I serve three flags

With my love-smile
I serve the flag of humanity.

With my devotion-concern
I serve the flag of divinity.

With my surrender-oneness
I serve the Flag of the Supreme.

23. Learn, love and become

Learn more.
Grow quickly
In the Heart of God.

Love more.
Glow divinely
In the soul of man.

Become more.
Flow supremely
In the Perfection-goal of the Supreme.

24. I tell you

Don't be in anguish.
I tell you,
God does care for you.

Don't be in travail.
I tell you,
God does love you.

Don't be in despair.
I tell you,
God does need you.

Don't be in stupidity.
I tell you,
God does live for you,
For you alone.

25. Human nature

He loves
What he ignores.
He utilises
What he refuses.
He glorifies
What he challenges.
He blesses
What he breaks.
He becomes
What he devours.

26. Silence

Silence frightens your heart.
I feel sorry for you.

Silence awakens his heart.
I am proud of him.

Silence widens his heart.
I am all gratitude to him.

Silence illumines his heart.
I am all surrender to him.

27. The place

My heart is my secret place
To treasure God.

My soul is my sacred place
To welcome mankind.

My life is my perfect place
To flower in Divinity.

28. Mind and heart

Where is my mind?
Inside the wide hunger
Of one thousand miles
Of wild clouds.

Where is my heart?
On the top of Mount Everest.
What is it doing over there?
It is singing the song
Of my Lord's Compassion-light
And
My life's ingratitude-night.

29. My life carries the sunrise

You want to know
What my life of hope does.
My life carries the sunrise.

You want to know
What my heart of despair does.
My heart carries the sunset.

You want to know
What my mind of doubt does.
My mind carries the night.

30. My life's Reality-shore

My life's sunrise sings,
My life's sunset clings,
My life's Heaven beckons me,
My life's earth constantly needs me,
My life's dream-boat sails,
My life's Reality-shore smiles.

31. What can God do?

A thousand lives
And no aspiration!
What can God do?

A thousand bodies
And no service!
What can God do?

A thousand souls
And no promise!
What can God do?

32. Everywhere

Everywhere
My heart cries.

Everywhere
My mind flies.

Everywhere
My vital tries.

Everywhere
My body sighs.

33. Morning dream and evening reality

My morning dream:
I can and shall see God today,
I can and shall fulfil God today,
I can and shall become
Another God today.

My evening reality:
I am the emperor of depression,
I am the king of frustration,
I am the prince of destruction.

34. I see the boatman fast approaching

O orphan-boat of my heart,
Do not stop;
Sail on.
I see my Lord, the Boatman supreme,
Fast approaching you.

O orphan-cave of my life,
Do not cry,
Do not sigh.
I see my Lord, the Saviour supreme,
Coming to visit you.

35. Bird of Perfection

O bird of Time,
When were you born?
O bird of Life,
Where were you born?
O bird of Light,
How were you born?
O bird of Night,
Why were you born?
O Bird of Perfection,
Will you ever be born?

36. Are you sure?

Silence, are you sure
That you are the seed of my life?

Aspiration, are you sure
That you are the plant of my life?

Realisation, are you sure
That you are the tree of my life?

Revelation, are you sure
That you are the flower of my life?

Perfection, are you sure
That you are the fruit of my life?

37. Living for hope

When I was living
For the body of hope,
I doubted God's Compassion.

When I was living
For the heart of hope,
I doubted God's Concern.

When I was living
For the soul of hope,
I doubted my own aspiration.

38. I am really concerned

I have seen the black wings of death.
Believe me, I was not frightened.

I have seen the white wings of Heaven.
Believe me, I was not elated.

I have seen the red wings of earth.
Believe me, I am really concerned.

39. Do you want happiness?

Do you want happiness?
Then step out of your life's proclamation,
Your life's shameless procession,
Your life's thoughtless protestation,
Your life's purposeless procrastination.

Do you want happiness?
Then step into your life's imagination,
Your life's silver inspiration,
Your life's golden aspiration,
Your life's diamond dedication.

40. Each soul has wings

Each soul has wings.
It won't stay long on earth.
But you effectively delay its departure
With your aspiration-light.

Each soul has wings.
It won't stay long in Heaven.
But you can easily delay its earthbound journey
With your Realisation-might.

41. Enough

My body declares:
A little is enough.

My vital declares:
What is enough?

My mind declares:
Where is enough?

My heart declares:
Here is enough.

My soul declares:
Nothing is enough.

My God declares:
My child, for Me
You are more than enough.

42. To see the dance

I have returned
To the confines of the world.
Why?
Just to see the dance
Of my Infinity's Height
In the chasm
Of mortality's futility-night.

43. Therefore I am on earth

Heaven-beauty feeds me;
Therefore
I am on earth.

Earth-duty employs me;
Therefore
I am on earth.

God-necessity perfects me;
Therefore
I am on earth.

44. O bloom of dawn

O bloom of dawn,
You are so beautiful.

O gloom of evening,
You are so doubtful.

O boom of night,
You are so meaningful.

O doom of death,
You are so baneful.

45. All that we are

O Lord of Compassion,
All that we are
Is because of You.

O Lord of Concern,
All that we are
Is for You.

O Lord of Love,
All that we are
Is You, is You.

46. Follow them

Follow the stars;
They will inspire you.
You do need the stars.

Follow the moon;
She will feed you.
You do need the moon.

Follow the sun;
He will guide you.
You do need the sun.

47. Your silence

Your silence proves
That you are either
An ignorance-sea
Or
A Knowledge-sky.

If your silence indicates
God is for others' use,
Then you are an ignorance-sea.
If your silence indicates
You want God and God alone,
Then you are a Knowledge-sky.

48. Her life is a sea

In the morning
Her life is a sea of silence-love.
The world sits at her feet.

In the afternoon
Her life is a sea of silence-light.
The world sports in her heart.

In the evening
Her life is a sea of silence-bliss.
The world sleeps in her eyes.

49. The essence

The essence of my yesterdays:
Old bundles of sleep.

The essence of my today:
New bundles of hope.

The essence of my tomorrows:
Heavy bundles of uncertainty.

50. When freedom embraces me

When the freedom of Heaven
Embraces me,
Speechless I remain.

When the freedom of earth
Embraces me,
Consciousness I regain.

When the Freedom of God
Embraces me,
Perfection I attain.