Somebody has to listen

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1.

Somebody has to listen.
Why not let me try
To be that fortunate one?

2.

God the inner man
Gives me the capacity.
God the outer man
Gives me the responsibility.

3.

O my faith-fountain-
Existence-light,
Only because of you
God is so close to me.

4.

Be careful!
Your body's lethargy
And mind's frustrations
Are your
Most dangerous enemies.

5.

God tells me that
It is infinitely easier
For Him to respond
To my aspiring heart
Than to answer
My questioning mind.

6.

The beginning
May be a long road
But the satisfaction-end
Is always round.

7.

Give your peace quickly
Before disquiet
Enters into you secretly.

8.

I may not need God
To give good advice,
But I do need God
And God's Compassion
To set good examples.

9.

There is no such thing
As
A little temptation.

10.

God accepts
My heart's tears
To make
My mind peaceful.

11.

How can you sincerely
Pray to God
If you do not value
Your own heart-life?

12.

Aspiration may
Be kept secret
But dedication must not
Be kept secret.

13.

I do not believe
In a secret dedication.
I believe only
In a sacred dedication.

14.

I walk with God
To take me
Where I am supposed to go,
And not
Where He Himself has to go.

15.

Alas, my Lord
Has so many times told me
That He is really tired
Of my possession-greed.

16.

My renunciation-smile
Is the strength
Of my soul's joy.

17.

Anger says:
"I can destroy
The whole world."
Peace says:
"Not when I work
Inside you."

18.

God does not expect
Anything sublime
From our
Falsehood-infested world.

19.

My heart's gratitude
Is
My life's plenitude.

20.

I may not always
Please God,
But I can and must
Always try.

21.

O my mind,
I may not exactly know
What you have,
But I do know
What you truly are:
You are utterly stupid.

22.

There is only one task:
To bask
In the Compassion-Sunshine
Of
My Lord Beloved Supreme.

23.

Not only to make
My Lord Supreme happy,
But also to make myself
Infinitely happier,
I must forgive
My so-called enemies.

24.

The heart loves
Because to love
Is to become
The heart of goodness.

The mind loves
Because to love
Is to own
The thunder-sound
Of greatness.

25.

When the mind
Wants to divide,
It realises that
It is an impossible task.

When the heart
Wants to unite the world,
It feels that
God has already done it.

26.

Progress is
The only unmistakable
And laudable evidence
Of the spiritual life.

27.

The aspiring heart
Continued to struggle.
The doubting mind did not.
Naturally, the heart
Has won the victory
Which it so rightly
And richly deserves.

28.

Alas,
The man who thinks
That he is faultless
Has kept poor God
Unemployed.

29.

The right attitude
Is the winner and owner
Of divine plenitude.

30.

Success
Makes my vital cheerful.
Progress
Makes my heart peaceful.

31.

Walk with a saint.
You are bound to inherit
His peace-saintliness.

32.

The good man
Loves self-enlightenment.
The great man
Loves self-enlargement.

33.

Peace is not
The absence of power.
Peace is
The presence of love.

34.

If the heart
Is your choice,
Than the proud mouth
Cannot be your voice.

35.

A misunderstood man
Is
A bullet-killed man.

36.

Comparison
Is
Progress-prison.

37.

In my inner life,
What I need
Is the strength of peace.

In my outer life,
What I need
Is the flower of prayer.

38.

An eagerness-breath
And a willingness-mind
Must always
Be found together
To bring about perfection.

39.

The heart-illumination-temple
Has no
Mind-confusion-room.

40.

Frustration
Has been the mind's
Very old occupation.

41.

The mind
Must desire only
What the heart requires.

42.

A new age
Without a new Saviour
Is so strange.