The Wings of Light, part 11

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501. Your idol

Your idol was doubt-king.
Lo, he has not only gone,
But he is shattered.

Your idol was jealousy.
Lo, she has not only left,
But she is shattered.

Your idol was hatred-prince.
Lo, he has not only departed,
But he is shattered.

502. When I obey you not

O Faith, when I obey you not
My earth becomes
The land of the departed sunset.

O Joy, when I obey you not
My life becomes
The cage of the departed soul.

503. You will be happy

Minimise your wants,
You will be happy.

Fulfil your needs,
You will be happy.

Divinise your thoughts,
You will be happy.

Immortalise your faith,
You will be happy.

Rectify your mistakes,
You will be happy.

Intensify your cry,
You will be happy.

504. The embrace

The embrace of bondage
Demands and commands.

The embrace of freedom
Offers and showers.

The embrace of passion
Entangles and strangles.

The embrace of faith
Beholds and unfolds.

505. His life closed three times

His life closed three times
Before its final close:
Once when he entered
Into the private chamber
Of the fear-queen,
Once when he entered
Into the cave
Of the doubt-monster,
Once when he threw himself
Into the flow
Of the insecurity-river.

506. Come, come

Come my heart, come.
I shall gladly unburden
The great burden of your tears.

Come my mind, come.
I shall cheerfully empty
The heavy load of your information.

Come my soul, come.
I shall immediately expedite
Your unprecedented dream
Of God-manifestation on earth.

507. God comes

Faith comes,
Doubt goes.

Courage comes,
Fear goes.

Truth comes,
Falsehood goes.

Love comes,
Hate goes.

God comes,
Oneness lasts.

508. Adamantine Will

When God-freedom
In me was crucified,
I fought life.
I received from God
His adamantine Will
Which now pulsates
From life to life.
It goes from start to start,
It runs from Vision to Reality.

509. Do it again

Do it again.
This time you will be able
To build the Palace of Truth.

Say it again.
This time you will be able
To tell the secrets of God.

Play it again.
This time you will be able
To say you are not God's sleeping partner
In the fight against darkness and ignorance.

510. You can also help

You can help if you want.
Here are shining examples:
God wanted my unalloyed faith
And I gave it.
God wanted my dauntless love
And I gave it.
God wanted my constant surrender
And I gave it.
Likewise, if you want to help
He will give you the opportunity.
Just knock and ask;
God becomes yours.

511. Alas, how can I?

I want to be happy.
But alas, how can I,
When others are surpassing me?

I want to be happy.
But alas, how can I,
When others are governing me?

I want to be happy.
But alas, how can I,
Since I have not pleased my Inner Pilot,
Not even once?

I want to be happy.
But alas, how can I,
Since I know I can never be
What I want to be?

512. Life is what we make it

Life is what we make it.
Since I have realised this truth,
How can I fail
In the battlefield of life?

Life is what we make it.
Since I have realised this truth,
How can I forget
To keep my life a chance to embody the Real,
And manifest the transcendental Truth?
After all, it is I who shall share
Its matchless triumph.

513. This time I shall not fail you

Lord, can You love me again?
This time I shall not fail You.
This time I shall become
The breath of Your Heart.

Lord, can You love me again?
This time I shall not fail You.
This time I shall become
The message of Your Tongue.

Lord, can You love me again?
This time I shall not fail You.
This time I shall become
The light of Your Eye.

514. Who am I?

Who am I?
I asked God.
He said
I am His Dream-boat.

Who am I?
I asked Satan.
He said
I am his destruction-night.

Who am I?
I asked Heaven.
Heaven said
I am Heaven's Reality-shore.

Who am I?
I asked earth.
Earth said
I am earth's constant cry.

515. When they stole away my time

When impatience stole away my time,
I cried and cried.

When anxiety stole away my time,
I cried and cried.

When insecurity stole away my time,
I cried and cried.

When fear stole away my time,
I cried and cried.

When Satan stole away my time,
I fought and failed.

When death stole away my time,
I unreservedly and unreservedly cried.

516. I know two things

I really don't know
What to tell God when I see Him.

I really don't know
What to give God when I see Him.

But I undoubtedly know two things:
God will forgive my stark ignorance;
God will immortalise my feeble inner flame.

517. God never learns from me

God never learns from me
My ignorance-lessons.
I never drink from God
His Wisdom-light.

God never learns from me
My heart-labour achievement.
I never care for God's
All-fulfilling Perfection.

518. The last thing on my mind

To deceive mankind
Is the last thing on my mind;
Yet God does not trust me.

To replace God
Is the last thing on my mind;
Yet humanity does not trust me.

To bridge the distance between man and God
Is the last thing on my mind;
But neither Heaven nor earth trusts me.

To kill earth's night and sow Heaven's Delight
Is the first thing on my mind;
But my heart's sincerity does not trust me.

519. Everyone I meet

In the world of aspiration-sun,
Everyone I meet is from God.

In the world of desire-height,
Everyone I meet is from Satan.

In the world of self-giving-sky,
Everyone I meet is from Perfection-height.

In the world of self-possessing-sea,
Everyone I meet is from destruction-night.

520. Love me for what I am

O Lord, love me for what I am.
I am an insignificant creature.

O Lord, love me for what I am.
I am a helpless child.

O Lord, love me for what I am.
I am a hopeless seeker.

O Lord, love me for what I am.
I am a useless lover.

521. Empty

His future, empty of reality;
His present, empty of humility;
His past, empty of fecundity;
His life, empty of breath;
His soul, empty of goal;
His God, empty of love.
Yet he sleeps,
Yet he breathes.

522. The sea that always roars

His faith is the train
That never starts.

His doubt is the train
That never stops.

His courage is the soldier
That never fights.

His fear is the wrestler
That ever struggles.

His life is the sky
That ever lives.

His death is the sea
That ever roars.

523. Any time

Any time of the year
I can see God.

Any time of the month
I can love God.

Any time of the week
I can please God.

Any time of the day
I can own God.

Any minute of the hour
I can become God.

Any second of the minute
I can unburden myself
Of my self-imposed responsibility.

524. Why do we waste our time?

O Beauty, you and I
Belong to Heaven.
Why do we waste our time
Here on this ugly earth?

O Joy, you and I
Belong to Heaven.
Why do we waste our time
Here in this world of sorrows and pangs?

O Freedom, you and I
Belong to Heaven.
Why do we waste our time
Here in this night of bondage?

O Perfection, you and I
Belong to Heaven.
Why do we waste our time
Here on this dark-spotted planet?
Let us go, let us run
Towards our Heaven-free life!

525. God asked me, man asked me

The other day God asked me
What I was aspiring for.
I said, "I would like
To offer infinite praises to man."
He immediately granted my prayer.

The other night man asked me
What I was aspiring for.
I said, "I would like
To become the dead dust of God's Feet."
Man's answer: "How dare you think
God would condescend to grant you
Such a mighty prayer?"

526. Only when I was liberated

I thought of God
Only when I was liberated
From stealthy fear.

I prayed to God
Only when I was liberated
From strangling jealousy.

I meditated on God
Only when I was liberated
From dragon doubt.

I realised God
Only when I was liberated
From self-imposed inadequacy.

527. I died for light

I died for beauty,
But beauty came not.

I died for joy,
But joy came not.

I died for peace,
But peace came not.

I died for Light,
Light came,
Love followed,
Oneness blossomed.
Divinity's Reality
And Reality's Divinity
Are in everlasting embrace.

528. Listen

Listen to inner Light;
It will guide you.

Listen to inner Peace;
It will feed you.

Listen to inner Power;
It will energise you.

Listen to inner Truth;
It will glorify you.

Listen to inner Love;
It will transform you,
It will divinise you,
It will immortalise you.

529. What remains

The sweet rainbow comes and goes,
But its beauty remains.

The dear sun comes and goes,
But its duty remains.

The faithful day comes and goes,
But its sound remains.

The restful night comes and goes,
But its silence remains.

530. A soul above all

She is a soul above doubt;
Therefore she sows.

She is a soul above fear;
Therefore she triumphs.

She is a soul above jealousy;
Therefore she governs.

She is a soul above all;
Therefore she sows and grows
And grows and sows.

531. Revelation

I have come into the world to offer
You revelation.
My first revelation:
Earth's pangs and penuries
Shall transcend Heaven's Light and Delight.
My second revelation:
I shall bind God in a moment's hush-gap;
I shall go beyond the future Goal,
The Goal unhorizoned by God's Vision-light.

532. Transformation

Birthless and deathless I was,
And then I was raised above
The throes of birth and the buffets of death.
This was my first transformation.

Across the river
Of life and death
I sang only one song: uncertainty.
This was my second transformation.

My third transformation will take place
When the animal in me
Surrenders to the divine in me
And Immortality embraces the divine in me.

533. Integrality

My life-tree has four branches:
Sincerity, purity, humility, divinity.

These four branches bring me
The message of integrality
From far Heaven.

When sincerity offers me
The message of life divine,
Purity, humility and divinity together dance.

When purity offers me
The message of self-dedication,
Humility, divinity and sincerity together dance.

When humility offers me
The message of world-illumination,
Divinity, sincerity and purity together dance.

When divinity offers me
The best message of God-perfection
Here on earth, there in Heaven,
Sincerity, purity and humility together dance.

The dance of sincerity, purity, humility and divinity
Is the highest flight of God,
The integral Universal Self.

534. Courage

The animal in me
Showed the animal courage
By fighting and strangling.

The human in me
Showed the human courage
By snubbing and belittling.

The divine in me
Shows the divine courage
In accepting and loving.

The Supreme in me
Shows the supreme courage
In transforming, widening, deepening
And finally transcending.

535. Music

When I play music
I know for sure someone is there
To listen to my music.
No matter what music I play,
Whether Heavenly or earthly,
Sublime or deadly,
There is someone to listen to my music.
There is God.

When God plays His Cosmic Music
Day in and day out from time immemorial,
I enjoy and fulfil
The strongest adamantine demands
Of my inconscience-deep.
I sleep and snore and snore and sleep,
Nadir of universal futility.

536. Exaltation

The other night I was exalted
When I dined with God the Supreme.

The other day I was exalted
When I breathed the excruciating pangs
Of earth-penuries.

From this life of mine
Only two more exalted experiences I need,
I most desperately need.

I need the experience unprecedented
Of seeing two human shoulders
Carrying the burdens of hell-fire,
Earth-water and Heaven-wine.

I need the experience
Of seeing Heaven-Beauty's glorious Transcendence
Fulfilling earth-beauty's splendour-light.

My journey's start was the exaltation
Of God-man in me,
And my journey's close will be the exaltation
Of man-God in the Absolute Supreme.

537. Devotion

I offered my purest devotion to God.
He accepted my devotion only to increase
Its height and depth in boundless measure.

I offered my surest devotion to man.
He accepted my devotion
Only to criticise and belittle
My sincerity's heart.

I offered my blue-gold devotion to Heaven.
Heaven accepted my devotion
With a smile, a half-knowing smile.

I offered my devotion to the green-brown earth.
Earth suspected, rejected,
Strangled and buried my devotion-life.

538. Awakening

In my body's awakening,
I saw God as a sweet dreamer.

In my vital's awakening,
I saw God as a dauntless warrior.

In my mind's awakening,
I saw God as a peerless seer.

In my heart's awakening,
I saw God as an unconditional lover.

In my soul's awakening,
I saw God as the sovereign
And absolute Liberator.

539. Life

In this rare incarnation of mine
I decided and planned to see the lives of God,
Heaven, earth and man.

I have already seen man-life.
It is nothing but a song
Of deathless destruction-night.

I have already seen the life
Of earth, too.
It is nothing but teeming clouds.

I am now seeing the life of Heaven,
Which is building my life-altar
To reach the transcendental Heights.

I shall soon be seeing the life of God,
Which will discover the Zenith-perfection-light
Founded on my acceptance-might.

540. Gratitude

When I offered my feeble gratitude to God,
He immediately said,
"Ah, what is it?
I have never seen
Such a beautiful thing in all My life
Either in Heaven or on earth.
Can I use it for a purpose divine?"
I smilingly said,
"Certainly You can.
It is for Your daily and constant use."

When I offered my powerful gratitude to man,
He immediately blurted out,
"You know your deception
Has touched the topmost bough of the earth-tree.
I have given you my silver advice, my golden promise
And my diamond assurance.
Although they were the products
Of the world of fury,
I certainly deserve infinitely more
Living and fulfilling gratitude
Than what you have given me today.
Take it back,
Take it back,
You rogue, you beggar-woman!
From now on my life of compassion
Shall barter nothing
With the bones of a beggar-woman."

541. Adoration

I adored my Lord Supreme
With my fear-fever.
Furious he became.
He bolted His Golden Gate from inside
With all the power at His command.

I adored my Beloved Supreme
With my heart-flames.
Self-enamoured He became.
In a twinkling, sooner than at once,
He opened His Golden Gate wide;
He offered me His trance-bound emerald throne.

I adored my Eternal Friend
With my surrender-light.
Perfection-Infinity He immediately donned.

O Lord Supreme,
Your Forgiveness I implore.
O Beloved Supreme,
Your Love-sea I shall eternally treasure.
O Eternal Friend,
Your Heart's ever-widening Magnanimity
Has made my life
The Voice of transcendental Silence.

542. Progress

Lord Supreme,
I want You to be
Totally frank with me.
Have I made any progress
In my three years
Of spiritual life?

"Certainly, My son, you have.
Let Me tell you about
Your great progress:
You now love Me
Infinitely more than
You love yourself.

And here is your greater progress:
Nothing will satisfy you
Unless and until
You have become the unconditionally
And supremely surrendered instrument
Of Vision-nourished Reality-Will.

Lo, your greatest progress:
You claim Me as your own,
Your very own."

543. Transcendence

Self-transcendence
And
God-transcendence
Are the Self-form
Of the same transcendental Reality.

When I endeavour to fathom
My self-transcendence
With my human comatose eyes,
I see the radical transformation
Of the devouring tiger in me
Into the fast-running, sure-winning deer.

And when I plead with the Supreme
To elucidate the signification
Of transcendence, He just smiles
And declares:
"Yours is the transcendence-task
To touch the feet of My creation
For its fire-pure transformation.
Yours is the transcendence-goal
Where the comity of souls have discovered
Their only haven."

544. Universality

Sound is the universality
Of the created universe.

Silence is the universality
Of the unborn universe.

Love is the universality
Of the progressive universe.

Delight is the universality
Of the deathless universe.

545. Heart-essence

Father, my Father,
I have now caught You tightly.
Just tell me in brief
The actual meaning of heart-essence,
And then I shall let You go.

"Child, My child,
The heart-essence
Of the aspiring earth
Is the surrender-tree
Of the Supreme's Nectar-delight.

The heart-essence
Of the sailing Heaven
Is the silence-tree
Of the Supreme's Nectar-delight.

The heart-essence
Of the liberating Supreme
Is the surrender-silence-perfection Tree
Of the Absolute Supreme's Nectar-delight."

546. Lustre-drop, lustre-sea

O sweet Lord of my unconditionally
Surrendered heart,
O sweet Pilot of my life-boat,
O sweet Speed of my soul-river,
O sweet Smile of my Goal-shore,
Just tell me the difference
Between
My lustre-drop and Your lustre-sea.

"O sweet child of My Vision's Immortality,
The difference is very simple and clear.
With your lustre-drop I body forth
And feed the birthless and deathless hunger
Of the entire universe;
And within My lustre-sea I claim you,
I own you as My only
Fulfilling and manifesting
All."

547. Still it is not too late

O heart, my heart,
Do not cry.
Still it is not
Too late to heal.

O mind, my mind,
Do not cry.
Still it is not
Too late to expand.

O vital, my vital,
Do not cry.
Still it is not
Too late to surrender.

O body, my body,
Do not cry.
Still it is not
Too late to start.

548. I stand still

The whole world moves on,
But I stand still.

The whole sky descends,
But I stand still.

The whole earth aspires,
But I stand still.

With my outer stillness,
I see the Feet of God.
With my inner stillness,
I become the Heart of God.

549. Love, devotion and surrender bird

Love is a circling bird,
Devotion is a climbing bird,
Surrender is a transcending bird.

The circling bird protects me,
The climbing bird inspires me,
The transcending bird immortalises me.

550. What he needs and wants

In the inner world
What he needs and wants
Is Immensity's rest.

In the outer world
What he needs and wants
Is the sea of pleasure.

In the world of the Supreme
What he needs and wants
Is the Perfection-throne.