God’s Magnet-Eye

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1.

Aspiration

  The fragrance of God's Heart.

2.

Attachment

  The forest-thorn-mind.

3.

Beauty

  God's magnet-Eye.

4.

Bliss

  Beyond within.

5.

Concentration

  The sad failure
  Of the present mind-power-plant.

6.

Consciousness

  God's fondest doll.

7.

Contemplation

  A reality not easily attained,
  But not ultimately unattainable.

8.

Death

  A frequent challenger of life.

9.

Dedication

  God started to play a Game.
  He wants His children to join Him.

10.

Destination

  Man's transformation-smile;
  God's Satisfaction-Dance.

11.

Detachment

  The garden-flower-soul.

12.

Devotion

  A book of no interest
  To humanity.

13.

Dream

  Something that keeps God
  Sleeplessly and breathlessly occupied.

14.

Freedom

  Man's God-dependence-hunger.

15.

Friendship

  A dream that eludes reality.

16.

Goal

  God's Heart-Eye-Lustre-Flood.

17.

God

  Man's mind-hallucination-exit;
  Man's life-illumination-entrance.

18.

Gratitude

  The slow, slower and slowest
  Century-production.

19.

Harmony

  The complete transformation
  Of heart-agony.

20.

Heart

  God's Arrival-preparation-room.

21.

Ignorance

  Man's self-hypnotism-practice.

22.

Imagination

  Tomorrow's life-tree
  In today's mind-seed.

23.

Immortality

  The proper use of a moment.

24.

Impurity

  An incurable mind-disease.

25.

Ingratitude

  Something that we unconsciously enjoy
  And consciously deny.

26.

Insecurity

  The undying breath
  Of all world citizens.

27.

Intuition

  The fastest will-power-plane
  To the Destination.

28.

Knowledge

  A half-hearted competitor
  With ignorance.

29.

Life

  The ultimate winner
  Over death.

30.

Love

  God's Heart-Dance-Ecstasy.

31.

Man

  Today's imperfection-story;
  Tomorrow's perfection-song.

32.

Manifestation

  The bridge that invariably unites
  God's exasperation
  And man's frustration.

33.

Mind

  The ignorance-cancer-patient.

34.

Obedience

  Man's only divine and supreme
      Gift to God
  That satisfies God in His own Way.

35.

Oneness

  A dream that is a reality-beggar.

36.

Patience

  The real failure-conqueror.

37.

Peace

  God's next Act.

38.

Perfection

  A cry from man's
  Heart-cottage-home;
  A Smile from God's
  Heart-Palace-Kingdom.

39.

Purity

  The gasping breath of the heart.

40.

Realisation

  God's vacation-pleasure
  In a seeker's heart-country.

41.

Satisfaction

  The only real hide-and-seek game
      On earth.

42.

Simplicity

  God's Originality-Mind.

43.

Sincerity

  The most difficult foreign language
  That mankind studies.

44.

Soul

  God's Dream-Blossom-Promise.

45.

Spirituality

  Self-embarrassment,
      So says my mind;
  Self-enlightenment,
      So feels my heart.

46.

Summit

  The depth-reversal.

47.

Surrender

  Past, present, future
  Invincibility.

48.

Temptation

  The link between
  Today's flood-rapture
          And
  Tomorrow's volcano-torture.

49.

Vision

  God's Self-Transcendence-Song.

50.

Wisdom

  The adviser and transformer
  Of ignorance-night.

Editor's note

On 19 October 1995, Sri Chinmoy offered these definitions or 'mappings' of fifty qualities, attributes and states of consciousness. Some are positive, while others are negative. These definitions express Sri Chinmoy's philosophy in a highly condensed and intrinsically poetic form.