The Golden Boat, part 15

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1. Warriors

Life is a battle
Between
Desire-warriors
And
Aspiration-warriors.

God
Does not want
Desire-warriors
To win
Because
They want to dominate
The world.

God
Desperately wants
Aspiration-warriors
To win
Because
They want to liberate
The world.

2. My happiness

Yesterday
My happiness
Was my God-acceptance.

Today
My happiness
Is my life-transformation.

Tomorrow
My happiness
Shall be my God-manifestation
In the core of perfection.

3. I am grateful

Lord,
I am grateful to You
Not because all my needs
Are supplied by You,
But because You have chosen me
To love You and cry to You,
To reveal You and manifest You,
To claim You and treasure You.

4. Stay with the present

Do not dig into the past
Unless
You have something nice
To say about your past.

Do not peep into the future
Unless
You are sure that
You will welcome your future
Unreservedly and unconditionally.

Stay with the present.
Stay with your eternal Now.

5. So what

Just laugh!
If the world has disappointed you,
So what?

Just laugh!
If your best friend has deserted you,
So what?

Why do you need the world?
Why do you need a friend?
Is God not enough for you?
God can never disappoint you;
God can never desert you.

6. Look for the good

Look for the good:
Everything is God,
Everyone is God.

Look for God:
Everything is good,
Everyone is good.

Look for the good in me;
I shall not confuse you.

Look for the God in me;
I shall not disappoint you.

7. Patience

Patience
Is my confidence-light
In God's choice Hour.

Patience
Is my perfection-life
To reveal God-tower.

Patience
Is my Immortality-smile
On earth to flower.

8. Ready

I was ready;
Therefore
God-Compassion accepted me.

I am ready;
Therefore
God-Concentration accepts me.

I shall be ready;
Therefore
God-Perfection shall accept me.

9. Renunciation

Yesterday
You renounced
Your wild animosity;
Therefore
Heaven is unmistakably proud of you.

Today
You have renounced
Your blind stupidity;
Therefore
Earth is divinely proud of you.

Tomorrow
You will renounce
Your proud necessity;
Therefore
Both God and I
Will be supremely proud of you.

10. Congratulations!

Congratulations, my brave Heaven!
You have at last loved earth
Once in your entire life.

Congratulations, my brave earth!
You have at last smiled at Heaven
Once in your entire life.

Congratulations, my wise God!
You have at last liberated me
Once in Your birthless and deathless creation.

11. My only reality

In Heaven
My only reality is Light.

On earth
My only reality is might.

In God
My only reality is Love.

In me
My only reality is surrender.

12. Appointments

Accept God lovingly.
He will surely give you
An appointment some day.

Accept God devotedly.
He will surely give you
An appointment tomorrow.

Accept God unconditionally.
Lo, you have already had
The most significant interview with Him.

13. Try

Try to see God
In every human being.
Indeed, that will be your supreme invention.

If you cannot do that,
Try to see God
In yourself, at least.
Indeed, that will be your supreme discovery.

If even that you cannot do,
Then try to feel
That you are for God
And God alone.
Indeed, that will be your supreme choice.

14. Union and re-union

You want to know
The difference
Between
Man-realisation
And
God-realisation.

The difference is very simple:
Man-realisation is the union
Of illumining Light
And
Devouring darkness
In your mind-search.

God-realisation is the re-union
Of Universal Love
And
Transcendental Truth
In your heart-cry.

15. Donkey, monkey and lion

Are you a donkey?
No, you are not.

Are you a monkey?
No, you are not.

Are you a lion?
Yes, you are.

Why are you not a donkey?
You are not a donkey
Because
You and dark ignorance-life
Are perfect strangers.

Why are you not a monkey?
You are not a monkey
Because
You and restless sound-life
Are perfect strangers.

Why are you a lion?
You are a lion
Because
You are roaming divinely and supremely.
For what?
Earth-transformation and God-manifestation.

16. No begging

No begging, no pleading,
But dreaming and achieving.
Your Lord Supreme
Treasures this adventure of yours
Far beyond the vision
Of your imagination's flight.

17. What is faith?

What is faith?
Your divinity within you.

What is faith?
God's supreme Pride in you.

What is faith?
Your eternal Immortality in God.

18. You don't believe

You say you don't believe
In the liberating God-goal.
To me, it is quite unimportant.

You say you don't believe
In the searching world-soul.
To me, it is quite unimportant.

But when
You say you don't believe
In your loving heart-cry,
To me, it is a serious matter.
Utter destruction is going to embrace you
Sooner than at once.

19. Ready to wait

Since my purity
Needs God's Heart,
It is ready to wait
For God's choice Hour.

Since my patience
Needs God's Smile,
It is ready to wait
For God's choice Hour.

Since my perseverance
Needs God's Blessing,
It is ready to wait
For God's choice Hour.

20. He is still alive

His life is based on hope-joy;
Therefore
He is still alive.

His mind is based on plan-might;
Therefore
He is still alive.

His heart is based on surrender-light;
Therefore
He is still alive.

21. Always slow

His body is slow,
Always slow,
In serving.

His vital is slow,
Always slow,
In striving.

His mind is slow,
Always slow,
In learning.

His heart is slow,
Always slow,
In loving.

His soul is slow,
Always slow,
In manifesting.

22. Promises and hopes

My past promises
Are important.

My future hopes
Are more important.

My present cries
Are infinitely more important
Than my unfed promises
And
My hungry hopes.

23. When

When she concentrates,
The Sun-king gives her
Power infinite.

When she meditates,
The Moon-queen gives her
Love immortal.

When she contemplates,
The Sky-princess gives her
Concern eternal.

24. Leave me alone

O world,
Leave me alone
With my searching mind.
My mind is my Immortality's friend.

O world,
Leave me alone
With my aspiring heart.
My heart is my Eternity's All.

25. Silence

Silence is God's Vision.
My heart knows it
Unmistakably.

Silence is Heaven's illumination.
My mind sees it
Proudly.

Silence is earth's perfection.
My life discovers it
Unconditionally.

26. Can and cannot

He who can, does.
God is a shining example.

He who cannot, preaches
Plus barks.
Alas, I am that deplorable example.

27. Therefore

I love;
Therefore, I have:
I have Eternity's Peace.

I serve;
Therefore, I am:
I am Infinity's Bliss.

28. Humanity misunderstood

Humanity
Misunderstood me
When
I stood an inch higher.

Humanity
Misunderstood me
When
I stood an inch lower.

Humanity
Misunderstood me
When
I stood parallel.

Therefore
My frustration-life
Is pining to enter
Into the world-chasm of nowhere.

29. A peerless mastery

Ignorance
Is a helpless slavery.
My mind knows it.

Knowledge
Is a shadowless discovery.
My heart knows it.

Love
Is a peerless mastery.
My soul knows it.

30. I appreciate

I appreciate
Prayers without words.

I admire
Meditations without thoughts.

I adore
Realisation without sound.

I love
Perfection without expectation.

31. Pass it on

Heaven
Has shown you Heaven's compassion.
Pass it on.

Earth
Has shown you earth's patience.
Pass it on.

God
Has shown you God's Confidence.
Pass it on.

32. I need you only

O morning of beauty!
I love you.
I always love you.

O evening of silence!
I love you.
I always love you.

O time of Compassion-perfection!
I need you.
I always need you.
I need you only.

33. Discoveries

My body's discovery:
Death is strong.

My heart's discovery:
Love is stronger.

My soul's discovery:
Smile is stronger than the strongest.

34. We stumble

Who has never stumbled?
You?
Let your sincerity speak.

Who has never stumbled?
He?
Let his sincerity speak.

Who has never stumbled?
I?
Let my sincerity speak.

Why do we stumble?
We stumble
Because
God in us is experiencing
An ever-transcending-Reality.

35. Because God

You are beautiful
Not because
You love God sincerely,
But because
God loves you unconditionally.

You are divine
Not because
You need God desperately,
But because
God needs you eternally.

36. Alas! Alas!

Your insincerity-drop
Has poisoned
Your spirituality-sea.
Alas!
Alas!

Your insecurity-second
Has eclipsed
Your reality-sun.
Alas!
Alas!

37. Hungry

You were hungry
For earth-beauty.
It was necessary then.

You are hungry
For Heaven-duty.
It is customary now.

You shall be hungry
For God-necessity.
It will be compulsory then.

38. No medicine, no enemy

Alas!
Alas!
No medicine
To cure my self-deception.

Lo and behold!
No enemy
To obstruct my God-realisation.

39. God will give you

Love,
God will give you more love.

Serve,
God will give you more light.

Surrender,
God will give you
Not only more perfection
But all His Perfection.

40. Sky and sun

Compassion-sky
Shelters all souls together
Under its canopy.

Perfection-sun
Embraces one soul at a time
On ecstasy's blue-gold heights.

41. Joy-fruit

The fear-cat in him
And
The doubt-dog in him
Were disputing over
Their claims to Joy-fruit.

The faith-deer in him
Smiled and carried away
The Joy-fruit.

42. He who gives

He who obeys,
Commands.

He who teaches,
Learns.

He who gives,
Not only has
But eternally is.

43. His invocations

His sickness needed God;
Therefore
He invoked God.

His cleverness needed Satan;
Therefore
He invoked Satan.

His insecurity needs ego;
Therefore
He invokes his ego.

44. The seed and the tree

The soul
Is the seed.
The body
Is the tree.

Love the tree
For its all-spreading beauty.
Serve the seed
For its all-illumining duty.

45. Money-power

You must know
What you can buy
And
What you cannot buy
With your money-power.

With your money-power
You can buy physical strength,
You can buy vital strength,
You can buy mental strength.
But
You cannot buy psychic strength.

What is psychic strength?
Love, Infinity's Love.
Oneness, Eternity's Oneness.

46. Complaints

You complain
Because
Your greatness
Is not acknowledged.

He complains
Because
His smallness
Is well exposed.

God complains
Because
His goodness
Is not claimed by humanity.

Alas,
I know not what to do
With you people.

47. I know God

My love knows
Where God is.
My devotion knows
Who God is.
My surrender knows
Why God is.

Where is God?
Inside my heart-cry.
Who is God?
God is my Life-Lover.
Why is God?
God is for my satisfaction-smile.

48. I speak

I speak to God
Because
God understands me.

I speak to Heaven
Because
Heaven appreciates me.

I speak not to man
Because
Man neither understands me
Nor appreciates me.
To my wide surprise,
He does not even recognise me.

49. Call nobody your own

Call nobody your own.
Look, your own doubt-son
Has deserted you.
Look, your own jealousy-daughter
Has strangled you.
Look, your own impurity-husband
Has buried you.
Only call God your own:
Look, He has resurrected you:
He is feeding you,
He is energising you,
He is immortalising you.

50. I

I was defeated
Because
I stayed with my little I,
Ignorance-eye.

I am defeated
Because
I do not feed
My big I,
Universal I.

I shall succeed
Because
I shall claim God-I
As my only I.