The Golden Boat, part 14

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1. Foolish pride

Yesterday
You were foolishly proud
Of your vital suppression.

Today
You are foolishly proud
Of your mental depression.

Tomorrow
You shall be foolishly proud
Of your psychic frustration.

2. When you doubt

When you doubt
You are contagious.

When you believe
You are prosperous.

When you love
You are glorious.

When you surrender
You are victorious.

3. My faith-flower

O humanity,
Doubt is my little self.
Don't pay any attention to it.
It will die away very soon.

O divinity,
Faith is my big self.
Do not give up hope,
Be a little more patient.
My faith-flower is blossoming
Petal by petal
For your manifestation-light
Here on earth.

4. They are weeping

Your doubt is weeping
Because
Everybody ignores it.

Your faith is weeping
Because
Everybody suspects it.

Your world is weeping
Because
Everybody ridicules it.

Your God is weeping
Because
Everybody is wedded to stark falsehood.

5. To the core

Use your mind.
It is empty to the core.

Use your vital.
It is false to the core.

Use your eye.
It is dangerous to the core.

Use your heart.
It is luminous to the core.

Use your soul.
It is bounteous to the core.

6. Right of entrance

Insecurity, this is my heart-home.
You don't have
The right of entrance.

Doubt, this is my mind-home.
You don't have
The right of entrance.

Depression, this is my vital-home.
You don't have
The right of entrance.

7. All for You

Lord, believe me
Once and for all.
Accept my silence-salutation.
It is all for You,
It is all for Your Satisfaction-light.

Lord, believe me
Once and for all.
Accept my sound-salutation.
It is all for You,
It is all for Your Manifestation-delight.

8. Doubt-king, Faith-queen

O Doubt-king,
No room is left
In my mind-room;
Therefore
Go away,
Go away.
Who wants you?
Who needs you?

O Faith-queen,
Still there is room
In my heart to fill;
Therefore
Come in,
Do come in.
I need you.
God's entire creation needs you.

9. When they spread their wings

When your aspiration-cry
Spreads its wings,
You will see God's Face
Without fail.

When your devotion-cry
Spreads its wings,
You will feel God's Heart
Without fail.

When your surrender-cry
Spreads its wings,
You will become God's Breath
Without fail.

10. My recompense

Heaven, I spoke ill
Of your vast indifference.
Here is my recompense.
From today on
I shall work to please you
In your own way on earth.

Earth, I spoke ill
Of your great incapacity.
Here is my recompense.
From now on I shall lift you up
Into the world of the Highest Beyond
Although you are sleeping,
Although you are dreaming,
Although you are demanding.

11. First of all

God the Lover
Must be loved first.

God the Beloved
Must be served first.

God the creation
Must be perfected first.

God the Creator
Must be manifested first.

12. We always remain happy

When I see my Lord Supreme
In the Heaven of Freedom-light,
I tell Him
What I shall really do for Him
On earth.
He believes me;
Therefore
He always remains happy.

When I see my Lord Supreme
In the world of bondage-night,
He tells me
What He will really do for me
In Heaven.
I believe Him;
Therefore
I always remain happy.

13. I love Your Power

Lord,
I love Your Power
Because it perfects me,
My vital darkness-world.

Lord,
I love Your Light
Because it illumines me,
My mental confusion-world.

Lord,
I love Your Delight
Because it fills me,
My psychic receptivity-world.

14. Calm it, my friend

I see no difference
Between
Your vital world
And
An angry storm.
Calm it, my friend, calm it.

I see no difference
Between
Your mental world
And
A confusion-sea.
Calm it, my friend, calm it.

I see no difference
Between
Your earthly life
And
A devouring tiger.
Calm it, my friend, calm it.

15. God always believes me

A life of compassion
Is the secret of my heart,
Believe it or not.
I must say,
Unlike you,
God always believes me, my purity.

A life of illumination
Is the secret of my mind,
Believe it or not.
I must say,
Unlike you,
God always believes me, my sincerity.

A life of dedication
Is the secret of my vital,
Believe it or not.
I must say,
Unlike you,
God always believes me, my humility.

A life of perfection
Is the secret of my body,
Believe it or not.
I must say,
Unlike you,
God always believes me, my capacity.

16. They will be jealous

I utter not my name
To Heaven's ears
Because
It will be jealous
Of my stupendous sacrifice
On earth.

I utter not my name
To earth's ears
Because
It will be jealous
Of my endless treasure
In Heaven.

17. In the depth of secrecy

In the depth of earth's secrecy
Two things loom large:
Stark ignorance-night
And
False conviction-pride.

In the depth of Heaven's secrecy
Two things loom large:
Blue Compassion-sea
And
Red Perfection-sun.

18. What I did instead

Lord, the day I met You
For the first time,
You asked me
To open my heart on earth
And
Open my mouth in Heaven.
But
What I did, You know,
(Of course You know)
I opened my mouth on earth
Instead,
And I have been planning
To open my heart in Heaven
Instead.
Alas, I am now dancing
With my disobedience-ignorance
And
Deception-perdition.

19. Eternal Time

Nature's total transformation:
Let me leave it
For the moment.
After all, am I not living
In Eternal Time?

God's perfect manifestation:
Let me leave it
For the moment.
After all, why worry,
Since I am living
In God's own Eternal Time?

20. Waiting for you

Don't look back!
The devouring tiger
Is desperately waiting for you.

Don't look ahead!
The challenging bull
Is dauntlessly waiting for you.

Look within!
Lo, the roaring lion
Is sleeplessly waiting for you.

21. I need You eternally

O Compassion-God,
I needed You yesterday.

O Perfection-God,
I shall need You tomorrow.

O Liberation-God,
I need You now.

O Love-God,
I need You immediately,
I need You eternally.

22. They will not fail you

Trust Divinity.
Divinity will not fail you.
I assure you,
Divinity will give you its heart:
Perfection-smile.

Trust humanity.
Humanity will not fail you.
I assure you,
Humanity will give you its soul:
Perfection-cry.

23. The gift of perfection

Yesterday
Life-giving earth
Gave me perfection-seed.

Today
Life-transforming earth
Gives me perfection-plant.

Tomorrow
Life-fulfilling earth
Shall give me perfection-tree.

24. Past and present

My past is pathless;
Therefore
I cannot and do not walk
Into the past.

My present is uncertain;
Therefore
I pay no attention to it.
I cannot germinate
In the core of uncertainty.

25. Not even in my dreams

I am the seed,
You are the tree.
Who knows this?
God, our mutual lover.
But I am not jealous of you.
Never!
Not even in my dreams.

I am the sand,
You are the land.
Who knows this?
God, our mutual fulfiller.
But I am not jealous of you.
Never!
Not even in my dreams.

26. Defeat and victory

When I accept my defeat,
My human ego dies
And
My divine soul flies.

When I declare my victory,
My divine life fasts
And
My supreme truth starves.

27. My banner-bearers

My inner world's
Banner-bearer
Is my ever-increasing poise.

My outer world's
Banner-bearer
Is my ever-roaring noise.

What is poise?
God-light of the Supreme.
What is noise?
Man-might of mortality's futility.

28. Human birth, divine birth

Precious
Is human birth.
A Truth-seeker knows it;
A God-lover knows it.

Gracious
Is divine birth.
An ignorance-transformer knows it;
A perfection-discoverer knows it.

29. She is consecrated

She is a consecrated head;
Therefore
The outer world adores her.

She is a consecrated heart;
Therefore
The inner world adores her.

She is a consecrated soul;
Therefore
The Pilot Supreme
Ceaselessly needs her.

30. O give me

O give me the heart
That sings only God's Songs.

O give me the mind
That builds only God's Palace.

O give me the vital
That spreads only God's Wings.

O give me the body
That serves only God's Feet.

31. Then and now

The love of Heaven
I received when I lived in Heaven.
The Heaven of love
I now receive here on earth.

The God of Heaven
I saw on the highest Height.
The Heaven of God
I now see here on earth.

32. Republican and democrat

A republican sings:
I shall show you the way.
But you must
Follow me, me alone.

A democrat sings:
I shall walk with you
With the hope that you will carry me
When I am tired,
When I am lost
On the way.

33. O sleepless ones

O sleepless silence,
My heart desires
Your beauty's height.

O sleepless sound,
My body desires
Your duty's joy.

O sleepless God,
My life needs
Your Perfection-light.

34. Interrogation

When your heart interrogates,
Everyone fails to answer.

When your mind interrogates,
No one cares to answer.

When your eyes interrogate,
Everyone can and does answer.

35. Adversity and prosperity

Adversity tells me
God has to be sought,
God has to be caught.
How?
By becoming more vigilant.

Prosperity tells me
God has come to me;
I don't have to go to God.
God has already fed me;
I am sure
He does not expect
Anything in return.
What He really wants from me
Is a satisfaction-smile
From Perfection-sun.

36. A man of dignity

You are a man of dignity.
I desire your Himalayan heights.

You are a man of purity.
I desire your moon-white purity.

You are a man of duty.
I desire your ever-unparalleled responsibility.

37. I need you

O face of time,
Do not hide.
I need you desperately.

O heart of love,
Do not hide.
I need you constantly.

O vision of God,
Do not hide.
I need you ceaselessly.

O Perfection of God,
Do not hide.
I need you immediately.

38. The truth

You love Heaven.
Indeed,
This is a partial truth.

You love earth.
Indeed,
This is an inconceivable truth.

You love God.
Indeed,
This is an undeniable truth.

You love yourself.
Indeed,
This is the eternal truth.

39. Viewpoints

A little soul says
God is good.

A big soul says
God is great.

A divine soul says
God boundlessly has.

A supreme soul says
God eternally is
Plus
God eternally proceeds.

40. O saviour

O Lover-saviour,
My heart desires Your Love.

O Dreamer-saviour,
My mind desires Your Dream.

O Soldier-saviour,
My vital desires Your Strength.

O Server-saviour,
My body desires Your Dedication.

41. I glorify earth

I glorify earth
Because
Its body knows how to endure,
Because
Its heart knows how to aspire,
Because
Its soul knows how to wait
For God, for God's choice Hour.

42. I glorify Heaven

I glorify Heaven
Because
Its Dream-Reality is illumining,
Because
Its Divinity-Immortality is fulfilling,
Because
Its Compassion-Infinity is all-embracing.

43. King and Queen

You are Heaven's King;
Therefore
You are sure.

You are Heaven's Queen;
Therefore
You are pure.

You are earth's King;
Therefore
You have tried everything.

You are earth's Queen;
Therefore
You are everything.

44. They enjoy

His body enjoys
Inequality.

His vital enjoys
Charity.

His mind enjoys
Clarity.

His heart enjoys
Necessity.

His soul enjoys
Divinity.

His God enjoys
Reality.

45. Your philosophy and mine

Your philosophy is
Mortal sin: ignorance,
Immortal sin: ingratitude.

My philosophy is
Mortal failure: imperfection,
Immortal failure: doubt.

46. Shelter

Love shelters my heart;
Therefore
I am safe.

Clarity shelters my mind;
Therefore
I am safe.

Joy shelters my vital;
Therefore
I am safe.

Purity shelters my body;
Therefore
I am safe.

47. When sound was my Lord

When God
Was my Lord,
I was misunderstood.

When I
Was my Lord,
All alone I stood.

When Silence
Was my Lord,
I was deified.

When Sound
Was my Lord,
I was crucified.

48. Run evermore

Sigh no more.
Your brave days
Are dawning fast.

Cry no more.
God's Smile
Is drawing nigh.

Run evermore,
Dive evermore,
Fly evermore.
Why?
Because God the Inspiration
Has Himself become your aspiration,
And
God the Aspiration
Has Himself become your realisation.

49. Don't be

O mind, my mind,
Don't be a busy old fool.

O heart, my heart;
Don't be a tortured weakling.

O vital, my vital,
Don't be a ruthless tyrant.

O body, my body,
Don't be a marathon sleeper.

O soul, my soul,
Don't be a fruitless dreamer.

50. Never love

Never see
Unless you give.
Never give
Unless God inspires you.

Never,
Never,
Never love
Unless your heart
Devotedly can,
Unless your soul
Unconditionally can.