Lord, I ask You for one favour

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1. Reminders

Earth reminds me
Of my outer duty:

Heaven reminds me
Of my inner beauty:

God reminds me
Of my supreme necessity:

2. Dreams

Earth-dreams are black;
Therefore, I devour them.

Heaven-dreams are white;
Therefore, I need them.

God-dreams are gold;
Therefore, I treasure them.

3. Debts

I owe my earth
My simplicity-sea.

I owe my Heaven
My beauty-wave.

I owe my God
My humility-drop.

4. Songs of the heart

The song of the bleeding heart:
"Save me!"

The song of the crying heart:
"Take me!"

The song of the surrendering heart:
"I am Yours!"

5. If I had the liberty

If I had the liberty to die
I would have already died,
For what is earth
If not the destruction-life
Of excruciating pangs?

If I had the liberty to live
I would have lived eternally on earth,
And offered Mother-earth
My Eternity's gratitude-life.

6. Selections

The soul divine selects its own

The heart divine selects its own

The body divine selects its own

7. Sweet parting, sad parting

Sweet parting pure:
Our earth-bound journey
From Heaven-height.
Sad parting pure:
Our Heaven-bound journey
From earth-core.

8. Be truthful as the sun

Be truthful as the sun.
Earth will admire you.

Be soulful as the moon.
Earth will claim you.

Be fruitful as the stars.
Earth will treasure you.

9. Perfection

Silence is perfect
When it commands.

Sound is perfect
When it obeys.

I am perfect
When I cry.

10. Just try once more

O my helpless soul,
Look around.
I tell you, God-manifestation
Is not so difficult a thing
As you imagine.
Just try only once more.
You will be crowned with success-heights.

11. Gifts to God

Earth gives to God
Its frustration-vital.

Heaven gives to God
Its dedication-soul.

I give to God
My imagination-life.

12. Our knowledge

Heaven knows that Heaven
Is not really great.

Earth knows that earth
Is not really pure.

I know that I
Am not really perfect.

13. Heart-door and mind-door

Shut not your heart-door.
God the universal Beauty
May come in.

Open not your mind-door.
Teeming ignorance-night
May slip in.

14. Strength

Union is strength.
Love-light knows it.

Disunion is strength.
Hate-night believes it.

15. Daring soul-feet

All your danger
Is in your delaying life-train.

All your safety
Is in your daring soul-feet.

16. All we know

Beauty's smile
Is all we know of Heaven.

Duty's cry
Is all we know of earth.

Necessity's life
Is all we know of God.

17. Three deaths

You died
For beauty's charming body.
You are dying
For beauty's loving heart.
You shall die
For beauty's serving life.

18. I examine with the mind of leisure

I examine with the mind of leisure.
I study with the heart of labour.
I stay not with the vital of frustration.
I dance not with the body of pleasure.

19. Two beggars

A beggar before the Door of God.
Who is he?
The man who thinks
That he needs.

A beggar before the door of man.
Who is he?
The man who does not know
Who he himself is.

20. Before You seek to get rid of me

Bless me, my Lord,
Before You seek
To get rid of me.

Love me, my Lord,
Before I get rid of
My imperfection-choice
And destruction-voice.

21. My ways to love God

These are my ways
To love God:
I am giving Him
What I have —
I am giving Him
What I am —

22. God's Feet

I dreamed
That I was nearing God's Feet.

I see
That I am God's Feet.

I know
That I am for God's Hour.

23. Eldest among all mortals

Eldest among all mortals:
Youngest among all mortals:

24. Questions

Reality, where are you?
Why are you hiding?

Divinity, how far are you?
Why are you so slow?

Immortality, who are you?
Do you really belong to God?

25. The song

He sang the song;
He is mortal.

The song sang him;
He is immortal.

God sang the song for him;
He is supremely divine
Eternally perfect.

26. God-manifestation on earth

Disunion: a soulless falsehood.
Union: a soulful truth.
Oneness: a fruitful life.
Satisfaction: God-manifestation on earth.

27. My life is death

My life is death
When I think that God
Does not care for me.

My death is life
When I know that God
Will employ me.

28. Of me you know little

Of me you know little;
My gratitude loves you.

Of you I know much;
My earth-existence needs you,
Only you.

29. One thing we need

Heaven needs one thing:

Earth needs one thing:

I need one thing:

30. I was God's human effort

I was God's human effort.
I am now God's divine Grace.
I shall be God's effortless case
And graceful perfection.

31. Tortures

Heaven's superiority
Tortures my realisation.

Earth's inferiority
Tortures my compassion.

My impurity
Tortures my dedication.

32. God-secrecy

Is God-secrecy's daring body.

Is God-secrecy's illumining life.

Is God-secrecy's fulfilling soul.

33. Mind-knowledge is earned

Mind-knowledge is earned
And hoarded.

Heart-wisdom is achieved
And distributed.

Soul-light is revealed
And manifested.

34. Who I shall be

Do you know
Who I was?
I was an intellectual fool.

Do you know
Who I am?
I am an intuitive rogue.

Do you know
Who I shall be?
I shall be an innocent saint.

35. Not what I thought

I saw the face
Of my vital.
It is not as ugly
As I thought.

I felt the love
Of my heart.
It is not as pure
As I declared.

36. My different Gods

My mind
Is my conscious God.

My heart
Is my auspicious God.

My soul
Is my precious God.

My life
Is my prosperous God.

37. Conscious and unconscious

Man, an unconscious God.
God, a conscious man.
I, an unconscious man
And a conscious God.

38. My heart became God

My heart became God
Out of pure necessity.
My mind became man
Out of sheer curiosity.

39. My life

My silence-life
Is the dawn of my dream.

My sound-life
Is the doom of my bloom.

My surrender-life
Is the birth of my God.

40. Live like a seed

Live like a seed.
God loves secrecy.

Live like a plant.
God loves innocence.

Live like a tree.
God loves beauty's ascension
And duty's expansion.

41. I know something

God knows everything;
He is Perfection-Smile.

I know only something;
I am imperfection-cry,

42. I am afraid of them

Death is an elephant.
I am afraid of elephant-strength.

Life is an ant.
I am afraid of ant-impotence.

Man is a king.
I am afraid of king-importance.

43. My life, my love

God-love loves me;
God needs me.

Man-life needs God;
Man needs God.

My life has God the necessity,
My love is God the Reality.

44. My aspiration loves my body

My aspiration loves my body
Because it obeys my soul.
My realisation loves my soul
Because it perfects my body.

45. To divinity's silence

Divine, to divinity's silence
He is.

Human, to humanity's sound
He is.

Animal, to animal's hunger
He is.

46. Not yet forsaken

Life does not want me.
Death does not need me.
I do not love me,
Yet I dare not forsake me.

47. They never die

Your inner beauty
Never dies.

Your outer duty
Never dies.

Your supreme Reality
Cannot die,
Even after time itself is dead.

48. Know and confess

None but the good can be good:
My soul and my God
Definitely know it.

None but the bad can be bad:
My body and my vital
Confess it.

49. Faithful

Faithful to the end
My heart shall be.

Faithful from the beginning to the end
My life shall be.

Faithful from before the beginningless beginning
To long after the endless end
My soul shall be.

50. Lord, I ask You for one favour

"Lord, I ask You for one favour.
Tell me what You think of me."

Son, I ask you for one favour.
Believe me,
My Vision and Reality
Are eternally for You.