Love, like a mirror


 
 

 
 

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Anger and fury


 

Anger controls
Controls thoughts
Deeds, words
Sets on fire

Anger closes eyes
Sees things
In blindly rage
That are not there

In Anger – house in flames
Attempt to extinguish them
With burning oily thoughts, words
Throwing them wildly around
When pride feels offended

Intention to hurt, to react
To judge in conflicts – blindly, unfairly
Not knowing the one
Who should be hurt

Anger, a game: eye for eye
Tooth for tooth
Which should not have
Our participation

To stay calm is the answer
To be untouched, unaffected
Not willing to fall for the trap
In this game of mind

Opposite: When someone throws words
Let us send back: Thoughts
Of compassion, of sympathy
Kindness, good wishes, of love

DidiArtist, 24.07.2017

I see God in all


 

 

Today my heart is overflowing
With love and tears for everyone
I feel the deep connection
From man to man
From heart to heart
A music of the spheres
Between God and man
Between Creator and creation

Today my heart is overflowing
A symphony of love
A flow of tears
Golden water pearls running
Down from my cheeks
Feeling one with all
Embracing the universe
A divine kiss into my heart

My heart is dancing…

© DidiArtist, 15.04.2019

 
 

Everything belongs to God


 

When we belong to God
Then all things belong to Him
Which “belong” to us

Even our body, mind and soul
Belongs to Him
Is part of His creation

As He is One
And nothing exists
Without Him

So we are just administrators
Of everything He has given us:
Lent life

So we are and are not
At the same time
Depending on our point of view…

Should not we then
Become more humble?
Instead of saying: “I” and “mine”?…

DidiArtist, 15.05.2017

Silent prayer


 

Mouth is quick
But heart not able
To follow
To put tongue
In hand

Oh my Creator
Let my thoughts be water
And words be sun
To be flower of life
In Your garden

Not a reflection
From a reflection
But living truth
True life

Let my mouth be silent
And voices rinse from heart
That all flows along
Your will, Your love…

© DidiArtist, 20.07.09

 

Marriage of head and heart


 

When our head says: go
But our heart says: stop
Where does it lead us to? –
Towards insecurity and doubts

When our heart says: go
But our head says: stop
Where does it lead us to? –
Towards insecurity and doubts

When heart and head get married
There is a bondage of unity and oneness
Where does it lead us to?
Towards happiness…

A clear Yes, a clear No…

DidiArtist, 18.06.2017

 

Essence of unity


 

No matter what skin colour we have
No matter which country we belong to
No matter what our creed, religion is
– We are are all human beings

No matter where we live
We live under the same sun
We breathe the same air
Live on the same planet

No matter how we leave, come into this world
We all have come, we all have to go
Whether rich or poor
The same way

No matter what we do, think or speak:
All is subject to the same law:
Action and reaction
Cause and effect

Good reflects good
Bad mirrors bad

Noone is better or higher
We all are in the same school of life…

We are a united society – MANKIND
And no mind can ignore or separate it…

DidiArtist, 18.04.2018

Seasons of love


 

Eyes touch in the meeting
Spring in the air
Hearts are beating
Ready to pair

Sleeping feelings arise
Carefully, tender, stretching
From snow and ice
Sun-light catching

Breathing the summer wind
Gently wafting through the hair
Leaving a beautiful tint
Of love in the air

Somersaults in feelings
With hay odour around
Old wounds are healing
In light and sound

Farewell of storm and heat
Of buzzing life and noise
To harvest ready seed
Where autumn gives a choice

Past voices falling off like leaves
In coloured dress of patience
Love is growing, thrives
Has no masks nor agents

Hearts calmly beating
In winter silence covered
Send from depth a greeting
Where nothing can be suffered

Love is always present
Never dies in time
It is an endless present
A light of cosmic shine

DidiArtist, 10.05.2012

 

True Love


 

True love is not a business
True love has no expectations
True love shares and gives
True love exudes the fragrance of the heart
True love unites, embraces
True love sacrifices without equivalent
True love is full of humility
True love is full of compassion
True love is consciousness
True love is the light of God

Let us light this light in us
And share it with the whole world

DidiArtist, 05.02.2017

 

Habits


Follow us
At every turn
Like programmed
In our steps

So we follow them
Obey their “suggestions”
Repeatingly
Hardly look beyond

Habits are made of steel
Good or bad ones
Not easy to change
Are platforms of the mind

Requires iron discipline
To open new ways
Ways of love and light
A step to our inner sight

DidiArtist, 18.03.2014

Window of the soul


 

 

From the depth of the heart
Rays of the inner sun
Find their ways through the eyes
A mirror of the heart
Shining brilliance
Radiating happiness
Eruptions of love
A pyroclastic flow of light
Between touching looks
A jump of the heart through the eyes
An opening of the inner entrance

The window of the soul…

DidiArtist, 15.04.2019

 
 

Satsang, one of the three pillars of spirituality (part 2)


 

 

 

By Sant Kirpal Singh, in Oakton, Virginia, USA, 29 September, 1972

 
 
You see what sort of prayer is heard? As I told you the other day, (it is) the prayer which comes out of the heart and that is in unison with what you say by the word of mouth, and what you think. If the prayer comes, and the three (mind, intellect, and tongue) agree there, then that is a true prayer. When that prayer comes out, that Power who is also within us hears, “This child is after me.” Then He will catch you by the hand, “Well, child, tell me what you want.” So such a prayer is heard. Perhaps you have read the book “Prayer”. That gives you all these things.

Guru Ram Das says, “My prayer was heard. Thank God. I was under the impression that the philosopher’s stone would turn me into gold only; but strange enough, I met such a Guru who did not make me turn into gold but made me a philosopher’s stone itself. Now, whoever comes in our contact, they also turn into a philosopher’s stone.”

Every king wants his son to be a … what? Do you know? A king – not a minister. Every Guru wants anyone coming to Him to become a Guru. So Guru Ram Das said, “My prayer was heard and I got such a Guru who made me like this philosopher’s stone. Now, those who come in contact with me, they are also turning out to be philosopher’s stones.” He further says, “Strange enough, that qualification spoken of about the philosopher’s stone is that if any metal comes in contact with that it is turned into gold.” He says, “I was not the metal; I was the rust! Still worse. And, even then, I was made into the philosopher’s stone.” That bespeaks of the beauty of what he became after meeting the Guru. So the meeting or having the company of such a man is called Satsang.

The first Satsang you get inside – first class. Another Satsang is coming in contact with suchlike people who have got first-hand contact with God. What do you want? That’s the point. Do you want God? Or do you want worldly things? This is to be decided. If you have got true desire, yearning, to know God, then God will make arrangement to bring you in contact somewhere where He is manifest, where He is the mouthpiece of God, and He will enable you to contact God who is within your own self already.

Guru Ram Das says, “What is the world after?” In the world, what do you find? We find (that we pray), “O God, give us higher planes, heavens!” Some say, “(Give us) all enjoyments of the world hereafter” or “the enjoyments of this world”. When you pray, what do you pray for? For these worldly things or for your children, or your possessions, or your position, or that you may have enjoyments in the life after death? Generally this is what people pray for. Guru Ram Das says, “I have not prayed for that.” They (people) get that for which they have truly prayed. They get it! Guru Ram Das says, “I wanted only Him and Him alone, and I got such a Guru which has not turned me into gold but made me a philosopher’s stone itself.” Now, those who are really after God, these (other) things don’t appeal to them, you see. They simply want a glimpse of Him.

It is said that Lord Krishna once stayed away from a group of his followers, who were called “gopis”, for some time. Those who wanted his company always, who could not live without his company, they cried. They were feeling a very strong yearning, a very strong separation, and could not live without him, away from him. So when he heard about their state of affairs, whatever they were undergoing, he sent one devotee of his to give them some consolation: “Look here, the word Krishna comes from the root ‘kiru’, ‘kiri’. ‘Kiri’ means (the one) who is nearest to your soul – that is God. God resides in you. Why are you crying?” So that devotee went to see them and explained, and gave them all kinds of quotations from the scriptures, this and that: “God resides in you. Why are you crying?” They simply replied, “Look here, friend, what you say is alright: ‘He is the very soul of our souls, He resides in our body, He is our controlling Power in the body, He is so near that He is nearer than the hands and the feet.’ But tell us, for the eyes that are yearning to have a glimpse of Him, what is the remedy?”
 

 
To be continued…

 
 

Spirituality: its need


By Sant Kirpal Singh, from the book “Spirituality – what it is”, chapter 4

 

Wheresoever one may turn, one finds extreme tension, anxiety and suspense prevailing everywhere. The root cause of this universal chaos is restlessness in individual minds. Man has made tremendous progress in various spheres of life, but unfortunately has not cared to know anything about the spirit within and is altogether ignorant about it. He has unravelled the mysteries of the starry welkin, sounded the depths of the seas, delved deep into the bowels of the earth, braved the blinding blizzards of snowy Mount Everest, and is now out exploring space so as to establish interplanetary relations, but sad to say, has not found out the mystery of the human soul within him. He has always ignored the question of questions and has studiously avoided the vital issues of life regarding self-knowledge, or the knowledge of the soul, as of no consequence.

A person may possess all the riches of the world, but if he does not know anything about his own soul, it is all in vain. The ultimate purpose of all knowledge is that one should know oneself. A Muslim divine, in this context, pronounces:

“The be-all and end-all of knowledge is but one,
That one may know the real worth of one’s soul,
Thou knowest the value of everything else,
But what a folly that thou knowest not thine own value.”

What a pity it is that we have made wonderful progress in all walks of life, but woefully lack self-knowledge, in the light and life of which we actually live and have our very being. By ignorance of the vital reality in us, it is no wonder that we have made fools of ourselves. Christ also spoke of the same thing: “What does it profit a man to gain possession of the whole world and to lose his own soul?”

A part remains just a part until it merges into the whole and loses its own individuality in its fountain-head or source. A mountain stream in its downward course bubbles hard, frets and fumes, until it falls into the ocean. So is the case with an individual spirit. Not knowing its essential nature, it knows not even its own source and so it frets and fumes, as its stream of life splashes along its stony bed, strewn with big boulders and submerged rocks. Individual restlessness is reflected in the restlessness that we see among the peoples of the world. Man has forgotten the great fundamental truth-the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. Hence, there is clash between man and man, class and class, society and society, and country and country.

The crying need of the hour is to give a new orientation to the ancient science of spirituality and to tell the people how to live a spiritual life. The entire humanity is steeped in ignorance. Most of the people in the world live a life of selfishness and are bent upon enriching themselves at the cost of others; but they, too, stand bewildered as if trapped between two millstones: (i) Truth scientifically explained and taught by the Masters, and (ii) the rigid creeds, or the fossilized remains of religion, taught mostly by ignorant religious fanatics. The so-called teachers and preachers who should guide aright the erring mankind are themselves victims of the Grand Delusion and know not where they stand and what they have to do. Most of us are attracted and irresistibly drawn by the glamour of the outer life, the life of the senses, and honestly believe in the Epicurean doctrine of “eat, drink and be merry.” We see no need of God at all, the very substratum of the Universe. We have our faith pinned to the walnut shell and do not see the kernel within. We want to swallow the shell and not the sweet and delicious kernel it protects within its hard case. Our so-called search for God, too, is on the plane of the sense, in the world without. We look for Him on snow-capped mountain tops, in waters of the sacred rivers, in burning desert sands, in temples, mosques, churches, and there we find Him not. The more we search for Him without, the more He eludes us; He is now practically lost to us, and we have lost all faith in Him.

“O seekers after God! you have lost God,
You have lost Him in the very whirlpool of the senses.”

In such a sad predicament, Master-souls come into the world, from time to time, to lead the erring humanity. Their message is one of hope and not of despair. They come not to break the law but to fulfill the law-the law of Redemption through Grace. They have unbounded love for all the religions and utter not a word against any. On the other hand, they try to reorientate all religions alike, transfuse fresh blood into their anaemic vitals, resuscitate the decaying nerves and tissues, infuse a glow of life-impulse and to restore them to the high pedestals from whence they have fallen. They simply give the correct lead and point to the right path, which lies within and not without, the path that is the most ancient (Sanatan) and is coeval with creation itself, and which is the most natural (Sahaj). It is the Path laid down by the Creator Himself and is not man-made. They tell us that God exists and that all religions, as made by man, have one object only: an approach to God.

The word religion is derived from a Latin root ligare with its derivative, ligament, which means to bind. The prefix “re” denotes again. So the word religion connotes to bind again, what has been sundered, separated and detached, i.e. bind back the soul to the Oversoul or God or whatever name we may give to the Source-the Fountain-head of all life. True religion, in this sense, is a common heritage of mankind; and he alone is truly religious, a true Bhagat or devotee, a true Sikh or disciple, a true Mohammedan or a true Christian, who has linked his soul with the Power of God within him. The Redeemers tell us that the human body is the true temple of God, for God made man after His own image. Both the spirit (the soul) and God (the Oversoul) reside in this body, but, unfortunately, the two are separated from each other by an iron curtain of egotism, or the self-assertive will in man.

“Together do the two dwell in close association, in the same abode.
But strange as it may seem, the two have never conversed with each other.”
Gauri M.5

In other words, it may be said that the bride (soul) and the bridegroom (God) are lying together on the same bridal bed, but have not, through the ages, seen each other’s faces.

“On the one and the same bed lies the beloved,
but woe betide the spouse that snores deeply while the consort watches over her all the time.”
Suhi M.5

All religions, in course of time, unfortunately, lose sight of the original idea and become just a code of social conduct or at the most a compendium of ethical and moral principles. Saints, therefore, do not interfere with fossilized remains of the religions, for many, of necessity, must conform to and live in one or the other social order. They point to the original common ideal of all religions: the Inner Path leading to God, and tell us how to reach God.

 

For more information please visit:

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/

Speaking eyes


 

 

Eyes reflect the truth
Are a deep ocean
Expression of happiness
Waves of sad moments

Eyes are attractive
Invite to dive in them
To move head and heart
In dreams of you and me

Eyes are full of life
Share giving, taking
Lose and find
In the flow of information

Eyes communicate without words
Spread feelings and emotions
Infect laughing and crying
Dance together invisibly

Eyes reveal fear and courage
Let events resurge again
Like burnt-in experiences
As living emotions

Eyes pour out their own stories…

DidiArtist, 15.04.2019

 
 

Poison of the mind


 

Sometimes we are like snakes
Injecting our poison
Into the heart of other people

Sometimes we are like scorpions
Directing our sting towards ourselves
To punish ourselves and others

Neither this or that is a solution
We should rise above it
And free us from the poison of our mind…

How? – Through love, honesty, Oneness, and non-violence

DidiArtist, 18.03.2014

 

Song of the heart


 

 

When the heart sings
It warms people
Wraps them in singing light
Then it speaks a language
That reaches every heart
Which is melting ice
Touches our innermost core
Takes us to paradise

When the heart sings
All clocks stand still
Time itself listens
The sound of love
Eyes look up
Feel harmony
Vibrating happiness
That silences the mind

Let us sing this song together…

DidiArtist, 15.04.2019

 
 

The thousand faces of the ego


 

 

Sometimes we run after power
Sometimes bath in lust
Sometimes drink from the straw of greed
Sometimes are like oil and fire
Sometimes are possessed by possessions
Sometimes act like actors
Sometimes persist to be right
Sometimes convince with lies
Sometimes lose honour for little advantages
Sometimes are prisoners of wishes and desires
Sometimes hate even others for their otherness

We all change the masks permanently
To feed our ego and mind…

Time to be aware of our thoughts, words, deeds and its consequences…

DidiArtist, 15.04.2019

 
 

Sense of life: – A merry-go-round?


 

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To be after money and wealth
To fulfil “all” wishes?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To start founding a family
Which in turn starts founding a family?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To strive for power and prestige
As a legacy for posterity?

Or is it the sense and purpose of life
To develop as human being
To step out of this copied circle?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To build one’s house on transient sand
To call this house home?

Or is it the sense and purpose of life
No longer to be the “Doer”
But to be a tool in God’s hands?

Our true home is timeless
It is the temple in each of us
Lets build upon it – as human being…

Everything is subject to time up to timelessness
Our real home in God…

The sun-beam coming home
To its source…

DidiArtist, 25.01.2017

 

Again and again


 

Again and again
Involved in patterns
Similar cases
Reborn in shadows

Again and again
Falling in ditches
Following patterns
Programmed steps

Again and again
In circles of deeds
Old traces, same patterns
Captured acts and reactions

Again and again
From old to new
Inherited patterns
Tests, temptations

With courage and consciousness
Understanding in the moment
To escape patterns
Prisons of life

DidiArtist, 07.10.2012

 

Female world


 

Home of births
Attraction of the male
Life receiving
Life sustaining

Charming magic
Temptation and luminance
Riddle and mystery
Smiling caress

Mother in change
Caring and sharing
Crying and laughing
Dying and living

Passage of life, death
Bearer of truth, illusion
Tailor of time
Magnet of life

Guardian and filter
Of beings wandering
Towards the light
A living school inside

DidiArtist, 27.01.2012