The Golden Boat, part 8

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1. The perfect ones

His life is the perfect general
Of reality's empty dreams.

His soul is the perfect soldier
Of dream's empty reality.

His goal is the perfect voice
Of Eternity's empty choice.

His God is the perfect slave
Of Immortality's empty role.

2. What God has made me

My body desired to be
A great runner.
But God has made me
A God-lover.

My vital desired to be
A great warrior.
But God has made me
A God-lover.

My mind desired to be
A great thinker.
But God has made me
A God-lover.

My heart desired to be
A God-lover.
But God has made me
Another God.

3. No difference

No difference
Between
His earth-life
And
His arrows of dark desire-night.

No difference
Between
His Heaven-life
And
His stars of blue Perfection-Light.

No difference
Between
His God-life
And
His love-flames of Oneness-Delight.

4. Slow trains

The world's slow train:
My love-cry.
Alas, what can I do?

The world's slower train:
My sacrifice-smile.
Alas, what have I done?

The world's slowest train:
My oneness-embrace.
Alas, what shall I do?

5. Time

O seeker,
You are the user of Time.

O meditator,
You are the seer of Time.

O lover,
You are the fulfiller of Time.

O God,
You are the Player of time.

6. When I think

When I think of myself
I know
What an invading pleasure is.

When I think of God
I know
What a perishing pleasure is.

When I think not,
I know not
Where pleasure-treasure is,
And
When I judge not
I know
Where perfection-satisfaction is.

7. He and imperfection

He and his imperfect life
Feel that they can perfect the world.

He and his imperfect heart
Feel that God's arrival is overdue.

He and his imperfect dream
Feel that Reality-sun purposely delays.

8. O suffering Christ

O suffering Christ,
My heart of love
Suffers with you and for you.

O forgiving Christ,
My love of life
Enjoys with you and for you.

O illumining Christ,
My life of love
Is for you, only for you.

9. Perfection-touch, imperfection-key

God has given me
His Perfection-touch;
Therefore,
Satisfaction is within my easy reach.

Man has given me
His imperfection-key;
Therefore,
I fail to open God's Compassion-door
And my own aspiration-door.

10. My two lovers

Death loves me;
Therefore,
He has bandaged
My heart of bleeding experience.

Immortality loves me;
Therefore,
She has engaged
My incapacity
To blossom in her divinity.

11. Not for them

Not for the complaining stream
The Silence-sea.

Not for the complaining lamp
The Illumination-sun.

Not for the complaining mind
The Liberation-God.

But for the complaining soul
The Compassion-Lord.

12. The reason is obvious

My brave day sinks
In my darkening night.
My confident heart sinks
In my trembling fear.
Do you know why?
The reason is obvious.
When I was wearing my victory-crown
And
When I was sitting on the victory-throne
I consciously forgot
To place at God's Feet
My garland of surrender-gratitude.

13. Perfection-moon, Satisfaction-sun

O Darkness-night,
Don't spread your jealous wings.

O Effulgence-day,
Heighten your zealous heart.

O Perfection-moon,
Quicken my life-boat.

O Satisfaction-sun,
Brighten my Reality-shore.

14. She

He speaks,
Yet he says nothing.
She speaks not,
Yet she says everything:
The depth of God-realisation
And
The height of man-perfection.
Man adores her
Because
She is his voice.
God loves her
Because
She is His peerless Choice.

15. Only from afar

He is brave
From a safe distance.
She is beautiful
From a far distance.
His aspiration works
Only in distant skies.
Her realisation works
Only on foreign shores.

16. Even they know it

Man is my kingdom.
I know it.
Even my stupidity knows it.

Truth is my palace.
I know it.
Even my insincerity knows it.

Love is my home.
I know it.
Even my insecurity knows it.

God is my nest.
I know it.
Even my ambiguity knows it.

17. Your Presence and absence

Lord, since You know
That Your Presence is my
Himalayan delight,
Why don't You come to me
More often?

Lord, since You know
That Your absence
Is my oceanic sorrow,
Why don't You tell me
Why You are quite often,
In season and out of season,
Absent?

18. Justifications

When you live
In the vital world
You justify slavery.

When you live
In the psychic world
You justify freedom.

When you live
In the physical world
You justify ignorance-frown.

When you live
In the God-world
You justify
Everything within,
Everything without.

19. Two perfect strangers

Human birth
And
Divine freedom
Have no liking
For each other.

Human goal
And
Divine soul
Act from dawn to dusk
Like two perfect strangers.

20. I measure not

I measure not
My realisation-height.
It is too discouraging.

I measure not
My perfection-light.
It is too disheartening.

I measure not
My satisfaction-sun.
It is too frightening.

I measure
Only one thing:
God's Compassion-ocean.

21. What we are

Eternity
Is my soul-splendour.

Infinity
Is my soul-measure.

Immortality
Is my soul-treasure.

And I am
My world's morning pleasure
And
Evening pressure.

22. Dreams

Silence-light
Is the dream
Of my earth-aspiration.

Sound-power
Is the dream
Of my Heaven-vision.

God-delight
Is the dream
Of my life-perfection.

23. The hopeful universe

He is crying;
Therefore,
Divinity is hopeful.

He is smiling;
Therefore,
Humanity is hopeful.

He is loving;
Therefore,
God is hopeful.

He is becoming;
Therefore
The entire universe is hopeful.

24. Real God, false God

Who has made God?
He Himself.
Who has made the small gods?
Man has made them.
Who is a real God?
A silence-lover
And
A sound-performer.
Who is a false God?
A builder of temptation-palace
And
A destroyer of love-nest.

25. What else can poor God do?

His dark insincerity
Is as deep as man's weakness.
Yet God loves him.
What else can poor God do?

His fleeting sincerity
Is as shallow as man's goodness.
Yet God loves him.
What else can poor God do?

His dreaming perfection
Is as impossible as man's immortality.
Yet God loves him.
What else can poor God do?

26. Gifts of the true God

Love-smile
Is a gift of the true God.
Don't lose it.
If you lose it,
You are undone.

Truth-cry
Is a gift of the true God.
Don't lose it.
If you lose it,
Your life will be totally destroyed.

Surrender-perfection
Is a gift of the true God.
Don't lose it.
If you lose it,
Your God-realisation will be indefinitely delayed.

27. It has already been given

If you need Love in your heart,
It has already been given by God.
Just feel it.

If you need Peace in your mind,
It has already been given by God.
Just believe it.

If you need Power in your vital,
It has already been given by God.
Just distribute it.

If you need Perfection in your body,
It has already been given by God.
Just offer it.

28. Showers

My thought-life
Is a shower of blind folly.
My will-life
Is a shower of bright glory.
My surrender-life
Is a shower of perfect beauty.

29. The distance between

My heart-cave
Is the distance
Between
My hope and my despair.

My life-hole
Is the distance
Between
My victory and my defeat.

My love-drop
Is the distance
Between
My animal destruction
And
My divine perfection.

30. Just breathe a prayer

Just breathe a prayer.
God shall be
Your Impurity-chaser.

Just breathe a prayer.
God shall be
Your Duty-performer.

Just breathe a prayer.
God shall be
Your eternal Partner.

Just breathe a prayer.
God shall be
Your unconditional Lover.

31. My experience

To enjoy
Is to obey:
Indeed, this is
My earth-experience.

To obey
Is to enjoy:
Indeed, this is
My Heaven-experience.

To obey
And obey:
Indeed, this is
My body-experience.

To enjoy
And enjoy:
Indeed, this is
My soul-experience.

32. My life-road

At one end of my life-road
Is man
With his darkening night.

At the other end of my life-road
Is God
With His illumining Light.

My life began
With Eternity's hush.
My life shall end
With Infinity's rush.

33. I cry

I cry in the City of God
To be as perfect as God.

I cry in the village of man
To be as sincere as a villager.

I cry in the core of my soul
To be as beautiful as my soul.

34. Three points of view

God sees me
Through His beams of Love;
Therefore, He calls me
His perfection-representative.

Man sees me
Through his whims of hatred;
Therefore, he calls me
His arch adversary.

I see myself
Through my heart's uncertainty-door;
Therefore, I call myself
A totally lost soul.

35. Flying

My Lord flies in me
With His wings of Beauty
When I cry and cry.

I fly in my Lord
With my wings of purity
When He smiles and smiles.

To my Lord,
Flying is His world-perfecting Choice.
To me,
Flying is my world-conquering noise.

36. Don't tell me a lie!

Don't tell me a lie!
There is no man
Who has never stumbled.

Don't tell me a lie!
There is no man
Who remains always on the ground.

Don't tell me a lie!
There is no man
Who will not realise God.

Don't tell me a lie!
There is no man
Who will not become a future God.

37. I support them

I support God personally
Because
He is all love for me.

I support myself wholeheartedly
Because
I do everything perfectly.

I support man immediately
Because
His weakness pains me deeply.

38. Purchases

I buy God
With a throbbing cry.

God buys me
With a winning Smile.

I buy Heaven
With my aspiration-heart.

Heaven buys me
With its Vision-soul.

39. O sunshine

O sunshine of Beauty,
My heart invokes
Your light.

O sunshine of Duty,
My life invokes
Your soul.

O sunshine of Love,
My soul is all
Concern for you.

O sunshine of Perfection,
In you I feel the perfect presence
Of the perfect God.

40. Pulse of the past

O pulse of the past,
I do not need you
To found my reality on earth.

O pulse of the past,
My future dreams
Are growing fast
In my today's reality.

O pulse of the past,
My animal past
Was my destruction-night;
My human past
Was my future dream;
My divine past
Has become one with the immediacy of today.

41. Who will be my partner?

Who will be the partner of my sorrow?
No, not even my Lord, the Compassion-peak.

Who will be the partner of my joy?
No, not even my Illumination-sky.

Who will be the partner of my perfection?
Long have I searched for him,
Much have I offered to him.
My life of surrender-light
Is only for him, only for him.

42. He is the fountain

He is the fountain
Of thinking.
Let him think and sink.

He is the fountain
Of feeling.
Let him feel and expand.

He is the fountain
Of love.
He spreads his wings and becomes.

He is the fountain
Of light.
His outer life grows
And his inner life sows.

43. His God

He is a mountain of sin;
Therefore,
The Saviour has to take care of him.

He is the sea of service;
Therefore,
The Liberator employs him.

He is the sky of error and perfection;
Therefore,
His God is Progress
And
His God is Supreme.

44. She shines

Her glory shines
In the world of her silence-light.
Her progress shines
In the world of her heavenward-sight.
Her perfection shines
In the world of her surrender-might.
Her manifestation shines
In the world of God's choice Hour-delight.

45. When he plays truant

When he plays truant from earth,
He fails to learn
The wisdom of sacrifice-light.

When he plays truant from Heaven,
He fails to learn
The vision of God's Silence-height.

When he plays truant from his inner home,
His life becomes
A forest of ignorance-night.

When he plays truant from his outer life,
His life becomes
The dance of destruction-fight.

46. In the universe of life

In the room of life
My Lord sleeps and sleeps.

In the apartment of life
My Lord dreams and dreams.

In the house of life
My Lord struggles and struggles.

In the palace of life
My Lord dares and dares.

In the city of life
My Lord smiles and smiles.

In the country of life
My Lord sings and sings.

In the world of life
My Lord becomes and becomes.

In the universe of life
My Lord eternally is.

47. Only for you

Walk up to her;
She will bless you.
March up to her;
She will love you.
Run up to her;
She will claim you.
Sit at her feet;
She will proclaim you.
Bow to her;
She will garland you.
Meditate on her;
She will crown you.
Surrender your all to her;
Her life within,
Her life without,
Will be all for you,
Only for you.

48. The heart of an orphan-tear

He hates his tired body.
He hates his fired vital.
He hates his doubting mind.
He hates his unloving heart.
He hates his dreamless soul.
He hates his useless God.
When?
When?
When he feels that his life
Is the heart of an orphan-tear.

49. Touch your God

Touch your God,
Touch your God.
He enjoys your touch.

Strike your God,
Strike your God.
He enjoys your torture wild.

Love your God,
Love your God.
He will feed the heights of your inner cry.

Serve your God,
Serve your God.
He will offer you
His Eternity's Crown
And
Immortality's Throne.

50. The deserter

His mother guided him and moulded him.
His father blessed him and protected him.
His God divinised him and immortalised him.
But alas,
He deserted his inner life of dream
And
Negated his outer life of reality.