The Wings of Light, part 12

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551. Difficulties

Patience is hard
To achieve.

Sympathy is hard
To offer.

Sacrifice is hard
To make.

Fear is hard
To conquer.

Doubt is hard
To transcend.

Humility is hard
To treasure.

Surrender is hard
To become.

552. Let me

O my body, since nobody loves you,
Let me love you.
O my vital, since nobody disciplines you,
Let me discipline you.
O my mind, since nobody widens you,
Let me widen you.
O my heart, since nobody inspires you,
Let me inspire you.
O my soul, since nobody fulfils you,
Let me fulfil you.
O my Goal, since nobody speaks highly of You,
Let me speak highly of you.

553. A perfect daughter

No man can ever have a daughter
Who always thinks of her father’s height.

No woman can ever have a daughter
Who always thinks of her mother’s light.

No world can ever have a daughter
Who always feels its excruciating pangs.

No truth can ever have a daughter
Who always adores its inevitable victory.

554. Let us talk about ourselves

O soul, you and I
Have come into the world
To speak of God.
Since nobody
Wants to hear us,
Let us talk
About ourselves.
O soul, I think that
Without God’s guidance
I can teach His world.
“O seeker, I think that
I can manifest God
Without your assistance.”

555. Golden mystic sun

The descending fire descends;
The ascending fire ascends.
The smile of Light
Watches their tasks divine
From across the empty space
Where the hands of ether
Salute the golden mystic sun.

556. The saint and the sinner

The saint was about to fall
When he saw not the Face of God
In the mind of darkness
In the heart of impurity.

The sinner was about to rise
When he felt the life
Of love within, without,
When he sang the song
Of life-transforming Light.

557. He knelt, he wept, he prayed

He knelt, he wept, he prayed.
He quietly knelt,
He throbbingly wept,
He unreservedly prayed.

He knelt when he discovered
That God is All-might.
He wept when he discovered
That God is All-love.
He prayed when he discovered
That God is All-giving.

558. Time, you do your own work!

Time, you do your own work!
Let me play and let me sing.

Time, you do your own work!
Let me jump and let me run.

Time, you do your own work!
Let me dive and let me fly.

And when I am tired
Of playing and singing,
Jumping and running,
Diving and flying,
I shall invite you
To offer me your wise
Without fail.

559. Suddenly

Suddenly I shall wake.
Suddenly I shall have
Flying wings.
Suddenly the sky will give me
What it has: freedom.
Suddenly I shall once more
Consciously become
What I was before:

560. Money divinely acquired

Money is the joy of the poor.
More money is the joy of the rich.

Joy is the money of the budding seeker.
More joy is the money of the blossomed seeker.

Money divinely acquired and used,
Joy divinely achieved and distributed
Can alone
Touch the very Heart
Of God.

561. What others see

On his path
What others see
Is the world of sorrow.

On his path
What others see
Is the dance of despair.

On his path
What others see
Is the hunger of destruction.

He unmistakably knows
That his path
Is the sunlit path.

562. I am tired and disappointed

I am tired.
I am tired of eyeless days
Eyeless nights.

I am disappointed.
I am disappointed
In my earth-ascending pilgrimage
God’s Heaven-descending pilgrimage.

563. For you

O Lord Supreme:
For You I see,
For You I feel,
For You I give,
For You I receive,
For You I can,
For You I become,
For You I am.

564. Let me finish!

Let me finish
My unfinished life-story!
Let me finish
If possible
By tomorrow.

Let me finish
My unfinished God-story!
Not tomorrow,
Not today,
But here and now,
Before I allow myself
To worry about God
And me.

565. If you dare

Stop me if you dare,
Smite me if you dare,
Break me if you dare.

Love me if you dare,
Build me if you dare,
Fulfil me if you dare.

566. I have much news

Faith, my faith,
Since you left
I have no news,
None at all.

Doubt, my doubt,
Since you left
I have much news.
God has come
Is staying with me.
He is even thinking of hiring me
To look after His vast creation.

567. That's all

Lord, I just don’t have the time
To think of You.
That’s all.

“Daughter, I just think of you
That’s all.”

Lord, I just forget to love You
From time to time.
That’s all.

“Daughter, I just happen to know
How to forgive you,
How to love you,
How to illumine you.
That’s all.”

568. Slave and master

Who is the slave?
Who is the master?
Ah, you don’t know?
Just learn it from me
Once and for all:
The slave is the one
Who sincerely feels he is a slave;
The master is the one
Who foolishly thinks he is a master.

569. Two paths

I loved the path of silence
My God was All-silence.
I tell you, this was the only reason.

I love the path of sound
My life is all-sound.
I tell you, this is the only reason.

570. I love you, America

You are thoughtful
I like you, America.

You are powerful
I admire you, America.

You are fruitful
I congratulate you, America.

You are soulful
I love you,
I love you,
I love you, America.

571. How impossible you are!

O self-congratulation,
How powerful you are!

O self-examination,
How weak you are!

O self-perfection,
How slow you are!

O self-degradation,
How impossible you are!

572. Let us be what we were before

Let us be really great,
That will give us joy.

Let us be divinely good,
That will give God joy.

Let us be supremely divine,
That will make us once more
What we were before:
Immortality’s Silence-sound.

573. Believe it or not

I am an angel.
Believe it or not,
I am a real angel.
Alas, nobody believes it.

I am a Yogi.
Believe it or not,
I am a real Yogi.
Alas, nobody believes it.

I am God.
Believe it or not,
I am really God.
Alas, nobody believes it.

Since nobody believes me
I shall no longer remain
An angel, a Yogi or God.

I shall go back
To my old life,
A simple and ordinary life.

574. I believe you

My Lord,
You think I could forget Your Love.

My Lord,
You think I love ignorance
More than I love You.

My Lord,
You think my love for You
Is not enough.
I believe You.
I do believe You.

575. The evolution of my possibilities

My desire-life played
With small possibilities.

My aspiration-life plays
With great possibilities.

My realisation-life shall play
Only with God-Realities.

576. His concentration

When he lies down
And concentrates,
Sleep-queen garlands him.

When he sits in his easy chair
And concentrates,
Pleasure-king garlands him.

When he eats voraciously at the dining table
And concentrates,
Death-giant embraces him.

577. Liberation-sea, perfection-sun

A divine love-life
Is the Liberation-sea,
While living with humanity.

A divine light-life
Is the Perfection-sun,
While living in humanity.

578. My companions

I am not alone.
The dead weight of centuries
Is hanging heavy
On my two small shoulders.

I am not alone.
The love-sun of God’s
birthless and deathless Life
Is smiling, singing and dancing
In the cave-light of my heart.

579. The knowledge

The knowledge of world-sorrow:
The knowledge of God-Will:
The knowledge of man-love:
The knowledge of God-love:

580. The only reality

Death, be not proud!
Who am I,
If not the Child of Immortality?

Life, be not stupid!
You and God
Each other need.

God, be not indifferent!
Your Smile is the only Reality
Of the universe.

581. Who feeds my life?

My prayer feeds
My orphan life.

My meditation feeds
My infant life.

My realisation feeds
My simple life.

My perfection feeds
My sincere life.

582. His life sings four songs

His life sings
The song of beauty.
Heaven loves him.

His life sings
The song of duty.
Earth loves him.

His life sings
The song of Divinity.
God loves him.

His life sings
The song of Immortality.
He loves himself.

583. Only one is born

Some are born
To dark suffering.
My vital friend is one of them.

Some are born
To constant delight.
My psychic friend is one of them.

Only one is born
To love and become God.
My aspiration friend is the one.

584. My Lord

Sleep, sleep,
My child-Lord, sleep.

Wake up, wake up,
My man-Lord, wake up.

Guide, guide,
My God-Lord, guide.

Fulfil, fulfil,
My Supreme-Lord, fulfil.

585. My name

I am just three minutes old.
I have no name.

I am just three days old.
I have three names:
Desire, Aspiration, Perfection.

I am just three weeks old.
I have two names:
Aspiration, Perfection.

I am three months old.
I have just one name:

Since Perfection is what I have
And what I am
I am going back to Heaven to rest.

586. He accepts

He accepts;
He accepts the sloth of his body.

He fears;
He fears the strength of his vital.

He doubts;
He doubts the discovery of his mind.

He surrenders;
He surrenders to the insecurity of his heart.

587. He lights the globe

He lights the globe
With his Love divine.

He loves the globe
With his Light divine.

He perfects the globe
With his Will supreme.

His Will supreme
Immortalises the globe.

588. I love many different Gods

When I am wrong
I love the God of Right.

When I am weak
I love the God of Might.

When I am dark
I love the God of Light.

When I am sad
I love the God of Delight.

When I am empty
I love the God of Plenty.

When I am dreaming
I love the God of Reality.

589. I forgot

O Earth, how are you this morning?
“I am fine, thank you.
Just one thing:
This morning I forgot to pray to God.”

O Heaven, how are you this morning?
“I am fine, thank you.
Just one thing:
This morning I almost forgot to love the world.”

O God, how are You this morning?
“I am fine, child, thank you.
Just one thing:
I just forgot through oversight
To perfect you,
To fulfil you
And thus
To glorify you.”

590. Not you, but I

It was not you
Who thought of God!
It was I who thought of God.

It is not you
Who love God!
It is I who love God.

It will not be you
Who will realise God!
It will be I who will realise God.

Of course, I shall share with you
All my possessions.

Since I shall share with you,
You can assist me
Secretly and unreservedly at least,
If not unconditionally.

591. Her three surprises

Goddess Supreme
Has sprung not one, not two,
But three surprises.

Her first surprise:
God claimed Her
As His best friend.

Her second surprise:
God seeks only Her advice.

Her third surprise:
God is visionless without Her.

592. O silence

O silence of my life-desert,
I love your intensity.

O silence of my life-forest,
I love your fecundity.

O silence of my life-sea,
I love your enormity.

O silence of my life-sound,
I love your immortality.

593. His incarnations

In his warrior incarnation,
God Himself supported him.

In his musician incarnation,
God Himself instructed him.

In his philosopher incarnation,
God Himself perfected him.

In his poet incarnation,
God Himself glorified him.

In his Yogi incarnation,
God Himself served Him.

594. Calamity

Calamity after calamity:
He fell in love with darkness,
He shook hands with falsehood,
He dined with bondage,
He embraced ignorance,
He became the colossal pride of Satan.

595. The collector

I collect fame,
The dust of time.

I collect pride,
The foot of time.

I collect truth,
The pride of time.

I collect love,
The life of time.

596. He is mysterious

He is a mysterious runner;
He runs while he is sleeping.

He is a mysterious singer;
He sings while he is eating.

He is a mysterious lover;
He loves while he is doubting.

He is a mysterious liberator.
He liberates while he is strangling.

597. I love his eyes

I love his dawn-eyes
They are beautiful.

I love his noon-eyes
They are powerful.

I love his eve-eyes
They are fruitful.

598. They are sick

His body is sick.
He sleeps day and night.

His vital is sick.
He is depressed day and night.

His mind is sick.
He doubts day and night.

His heart is sick.
He is jealous day and night.

599. He has not yet discovered

Do you know
What he has invented?
He has invented God.

Do you know
What he has not yet discovered?
He has not yet discovered
That love is life.

600. His treasure

God’s Beauty is his hidden treasure.
God’s Duty is his revealed treasure.

His Love of God is his only treasure.
God’s love for him is his endless treasure.