Watcher of life


 

 

Outside all is changing
Whirls of passing times
Bubbles of coming and going
Morphing moments

Inside all seems the same
Carries my being along the time
Knowing to know
It is me, center of my Self

May be a bit wiser
Through walking experiences
Fragrance of knowledge
That clings to my Self

While the world turns
Faster and faster
A carousel of changing moments
Infuses its magic

My Self in the eye
Of Noting and All
Surrounded by a storm
Of a kaleidoscopic illusion…

DidiArtist, 04.11.2018

 

Implosion of you and me


 

 

As soon born
A line was drawn
Border between
You and me

Mirror broken
Fragments flying around
Separating time and space
Birth of death and life

Thoughts draw lines
Contours of words
Wandering deeds
On a picturesque stage

Everything seems separate
Like pearls on a bead
Conscious fractures
Between me and the world

Everything moves outwardly
To cement lost pieces
Endless searching
Happiness in vain

But inside rests the answer
To find oneself
Unattached to the world:
Big-bang of life, consciousness

Reverse: Implosion of fragments
Restoring the mirror – Picture
Of you and me
Without lines, contours

Formless, timeless
Closed in itself
Eternal happiness
Radiant love

DidiArtist, 17.03.2019

 
 

Presciousness of listening


 

 

An egostic ear
Can only hear
Listen to itself…

DidiArtist, 06.01.2020

 
 

Stale words


 

How many times it happens
That we deceive ourselves
We identify us with mere words
Without really knowing,
Practically living them

To make us better
Compared with other?
To demonstrate knowledge?
Or to make a show
In front of us?
Or do we just run after
What is in fashion?…

We try to justify it
With some book-reading
And are even proud of it…

However, when reading
A book about water
We cannot squeeze the water
Out of it – not even one drop…

DidiArtist, 16.05.2017

Dreaming life


 

 

 

We dream our life
In all facets
Spin the thread
Multi-dimensionally

Immerse in the depth
Dream we are awake
Stumble over Illusions
Grasping void

Take us by our hands
Dreaming life together
Virtual matrix
Fed and shadowy life

We enter spaces
Whole Universes
Lose us in echos
On the pulse of time

Separate our being
To taste unique life
Experience happiness
In endless wishes

Chained to attachments
We carry heavy loads
Fall victim to them
Deceptive promises

Deeply we sleep in this world
Not knowing we are sleeping
We dream our life
To be alive

Time to be awake
To leave own reflection
Shadow matrix
To live real life

DidiArtist, 08.08.2018

 
 

 

Ignorance in hurting people


 

 

Often we are not aware when we hurt someone
For we are so much busy with ourselves, not seeing
That our reaction has a hurting content
As a motto: “I come first…”

We are fast with prejudices
See things on the level of our ego
Too proud to admit when mistakes made
Leave the hurt one alone: “Not my business…”

There is fear to face the truth
That we were wrong, ego-oriented?
A chess-player cannot just see his own chess pieces
Needs to step into each other’s shoes

Only then we learn the “moves” of the other
Better to understand, better to react
Instead of adopting the position: “I do not care…”
So also no reactions – can hurt…

These thoughts packed in silence
Are like an arrow shot into the other’s heart…

DidiArtist, 15.01.2020

 

Journey to become honest and pure


 

 

To be honest
Is a matter of consciousness
To know our own mistakes
A process – walking into the depth

It is easy to say: “I am honest”
How many things we have overseen
Have not considered as honesty, dishonesty
In our daily life?

Yes, I am honest according of what I know
About my present state of mind
Present knowledge of myself
But what about the ignorance of myself?

Then I have missed many things
To consider as honesty, dishonesty
So walking in ourselves
Is to discover, to know ourselves – more and more…

What I claimed yesterday as honesty
May be today under a broadened horizon
So we bear honesty on our shoulders
To get lighter and lighter from ourselves…

The more we find us
The more we lose us
Detached from the world and even ourselves
To become pure in our hearts…

DidiArtist, 15.01.2020

 

Path of truth


 

Truth may diviate so much
Of how we understand our world view
That it would trigger a shock in us
Would we really see the truth
As it is

At once our whole conception of the world
Would be upside down…

Therefore: development is necessary
“Seeing is believing!”

May we all advance
On the path of truth

DidiArtist, 30.03.2018

 

Prayerless Prayer


 

Wishlessly happy
Free from attachments
Of the world
When completely surrendered,
Devoted to God
Because He is
In the heart
Knowing each thought

This service to God
Land, man and soul
Done with the heart
Becomes a permanent prayer
Without thoughts…

DidiArtist, 16.05.2017

Breath of knowledge


 

Once our knowledge has practically manifested
It becomes the breath of our life
There, we are no longer ignorant…

However, ignorance is there
Where practical life is missing…

There where practical life is present
Living knowledge and experience
Fill the gap between saying and doing…

DidiArtist, 20.04.2017

 

Searching for perfection


 

 

Perfection lies in the imperfection
It can never be reached
But is a way
To become better and better

Same as with consciousness…

DidiArtist, 11.07.2019

 
 

What is God, and how can we know Him? (Part 2) – by Sant Kirpal Singh


My dear friends

Continuing talk by Sant Kirpal Singh: “What is God, and how we can know Him”

The complete text can be read here, under the website of Unity of Man:

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/spirituality/god-ocean-of-consciousness/276-what-is-god-and-how-can-we-know-him.html

 

Have a good time in reading and digesting

All good wishes
Didi

 

What is God, and how can we know Him? (Part 2)

All names are holy. We have respect for all names, although God is the Nameless One. By whatever name you call Him with devotion and faith, He will make appearance and you will come in contact with Him. But names refer to a Reality that cannot be expressed in words.

All Masters have tried to express that Reality, each defining in his own way. Almost all definitions of God are parallel. They all say that God is the first and the last, from which nothing can be excluded, and to which nothing can be added. God is omniscient, omnipresent, and the primal cause – the causeless cause – the seat of all things; existence in itself. That cannot be created. That is is already in existence.

In the Koran, the Prophet Mohammed says: “There is no variableness in God, since He is eternal, immortal, infinite.”

That is unchangeable permanence and everlasting Reality. These words only seek to express, however imperfectly, the great Reality that is at the back of all.

Ever since the Masters first came, they have been trying to express that Reality and chanting praises of the Lord – these have formed the subject of our holy scriptures. But still they say He is as unsaid as ever. For thousands of years, the Masters have been explaining in their own words whatever is possible.

How can the inexpressible be expressed in words? That is the subject of experience you may have, through contact with that Reality. But if even our outer emotions cannot be described in words, how can that Reality be expressed in words? That is why it has always been said that God is inexpressible. There is the same Reality working throughout all creation. Until we have had some experience of that Reality, we will not know what it is like. What we now know is only what is given in books: we have had no first-hand experience of it.

All Masters say: It is the beginning and the end. In Isaiah it is stated: I am the first and I am the last, and besides me there is no God.

Again, we find: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending.., which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

These are definitions given to show that Reality is unchangeable permanence, which has no beginning and no end. God has no beginning and no end.

But until we have an experience of Reality, we cannot be convinced. Ever since the world began, Masters have been coming and giving explanations to the best of their ability to the people. But with all that they always said that He is as unsaid as ever.

Guru Nanak has put it very aptly:

He is One, He is the First. He is all that is.
His name is Truth. He is the Creator of all,
fearing naught striking fear in naught.
His form on lands and waters is Eternity; the One Self-existent.
Through the grace of His true servant, continually repeat His Name.
He was in the beginning; He is through all ages,
And He shall be the One who lives forever more.

You see that he says the same thing. All Masters, as they have said, had experience of that Reality. Of course, when they gave their descriptions, they expressed It in their own language and in their own way. But you will find that the salient features of whatever they expressed are the same.
Then further Guru Nanak says:

He is beyond thought.
No thinking can conceive Him.

Now the question is: Can we search for Him within the finite pale of our intellect? No, He is beyond thought, no thinking can conceive Him. Not even if the minds of men should think for ages and ages. Then how can we know God? Our bodies, emotions and intellects should first be stilled. Only then the revelation will dawn, you will then know who you are. When you know who you are, you will be able to know and see what God is. That is why Guru Nanak said if you want to grasp Him within the pale of your finite intellect, He cannot be seen.

It is something like the story of the tortoise of the river, who went into a pond. There was another tortoise there. The river tortoise said, “Look here, the sea is very great and has no end.” The tortoise in the pool just stepped back and said: “Is it so much?” “No,” said the other, “It is still greater.” Then again he stepped back a little more, and questioned: “Is it so much?” And the other answered, “No, it is still greater.” Then, he went around the whole pool of water and said, “Is it so much?” The other said, “No, it is still greater.”

The tortoise of the pool was all wrong, you see, because his experience only extended to that pool of water, nothing more. Similarly, the Masters have always been saying that Divine Knowledge was limitless and they cannot expect to do justice to the subject.

The Lord is God. If you call Him anything, you simply want to bring Him within the finite ambit of your intellect. When that Reality is infinite, how can we express It in finite terms? This is what all Masters have been saying. Further, Guru Nanak says: He cannot be conceived.

The Upanishads say: To grasp that Reality within the pale of your intellect is as impossible as trying to quench your thirst by drinking wine. At another place, it is said: . . . or just as if you can squeeze out oil from sand. Both are impossible. Similarly, to bring Him within your intellect, and understand Him fully is not possible.

The Masters did give us something to understand That which could not be expressed in words. By their grace we can just form some idea about Him. They bring us in contact with that Reality when we enter into the Kingdom of God. Then we have some experience of Him. After that we can say there is something.

Guru Nanak says: I am just like a fish in the ocean. I do not know which is one end or the other. Similarly, we cannot grasp Him within our finite intellects.

Nor can He be known by gaining the worlds, for man’s desire is never
satiated, even though all the worlds laden with gold fall to his share.
No human thoughts can carry man far.
The movements of his mind, the thousand acts of wisdom of the world leave him dark, nothing avails.
Vain are the ways of man. How then to find Him? Man feels helpless.

World of love


 

 

Our system is built up
In a hierarchy of power and titles
Attached to the ego
Wants more and more control

How much dirt and sand is used
To climb on this ladder?
A system, a business tailored
Between Yes and No

Forced to follow, to obey
In exchange for new roles
For higher positions
Paid with tricky temptations

One hand gives
Draws values, ideals in the air
While the other hand
Imprisons, keeps one tight

Orders are given from top to bottom
Manipulation on each level
Freedom – where is it?
When life is spoon-fed

At the horizon a new mankind is announced
Where better and higher crumbles away
A silver-lining of humanity
In the language of the heart

Where the voice of the heart is arising
There is no space for control and power…

DidiArtist, 13.03.2019

 
 

Play with fire


 

Ignorance goes along
With naive thinking

Who sees through
The game of politics?…

…Bargening for votes
By unrealistic promises
Fairy tales – to win
Credulous voters
At all cost
To be on power

With people left behind:
Abused and cheated…

…Who also have to pay the bill
For following damages…

DidiArtist, 07.05.2017

Tears and smiles


 

 

When our heart is crying
It leaves tears
Through its outer portals
Through speaking eyes

When our heart is laughing
Words are silent
Face is smiling
Eyes express joy

Invisably tears connect
Are caught like an infection
Touches hearts
Create compassion among people

Smiles likewise connect
Go from heart to heart
A music arising inbetween
A dance of feelings

Message: we are all connected, one…

DidiArtist, 12.01.2020

 

Difference between love and love


 

 

Love on the level of senses and mind
Loves the partner, the family, the pet, the country
Is limited to few people
Excludes millions and millions
Is a separating love from All and Oneness
Is a chosen love, not a love for everyone
Thus subject to conditions
Love with less understanding, less consciousness
That smells like ego, mind

Love on the level of the soul
Loves everyone, the whole creation
Is unlimited, embracing all and everything
Is sunshine for everyone
United in All and Oneness
Is a world-wide love, a love for all
Thus subject to unconditions
Love embedded in understanding, consciousness
That smells like roses and jasmine

May we all take a bath in the light of love
Love that is from the same essence as that of God
For all brothers and sisters in this world and beyond
For all creatures that God has created
Bathing in the Ocean of Love…without any borders…

DidiArtist, 12.01.2020

 

Ships of life


 

We steer our lives
Along by friend-ship
Discover comrade-ship
Foster fellow-ship

Perceive battel-ships
Dispute over owner-ships
Anchored to dictator-ships
Where people take on hard-ships

Waves crashing against our ship
Between censor-ship and freedom
Take part in the champion-ship
Of the apprentice-ship of sailing lives

One day our ship will reach the port
Where harmony and love reign
Between man and man: partnership
Ship’s name: Relation Ship

DidiArtis, 31.05.2018

 

From one to One


 

 

We spin our dream
The thread of reality
Not knowing – it is a dream

We have to spin the thread
Of awakening, of consciousness
To wake up in Oneness

Into the One
Who is dreaming us
In His self-realization

To cast off – separation
Ego and mind
To live love in Oneness…

DidiArtist, 17.03.2019

 
 

Creation: there and not there


 

 

The whole creation is like
A white sheet of paper
As long no lines are drawn
All dormant lines are within
All that we can imagine
And even not imagine
As long no forms are visible

Is this the imagination
Of All and nothing?
Is this something
Between reality and illusion?
Are all opposite values
A sheet of paper
Full of lines and forms?

Are we the lines and forms
Not seeing the white sheet of paper?
The unity and Oneness in all
All and nothing therein?
Are we God’s imagination
Projected on this paper
Called creation?

A living illusion
Within a labyrinth of endless worlds…

DidiArtist, 11.01.2020

 

Fingerprints of words


 

Words are fingerprints
Of each indivual
With borders drawn
By the mind

Words smell
Like prison and war
Among people
Clashing ideas

With tolerance and love
Words can unite
Bring peace
Connect humans

Words seek agreements
Middle way, compromise
In colours and expressions
Under one roof

Thoughts – brain-traces
Coming into being
Translated feelings, imaginations
Into framed words.

Here and there fences
Where people fight behind
Singly, collectively
Fingerprints’ defences

DidiArtist, 07.04.2017

 

Light and Darkness


 

In light there is no darkness
In darkness there is no light
We often jump from light to shadow
And from shadow to light
According to our jumping mind

To stay in light
Thoughts need to be bright
Be sunshine
For no mine and thine
To empty our ego
With buckets of shadows
To fill the vacuum with light divine
To make us pure and fine

Darkness flees
When light is coming
Stars embrace the moment
Happiness bestowment
Open hearts with inner keys

DidiArtist, 30.05.2018

 

Clenched fist


 

There is a huge difference
If you want to hurt someone
Or you are hurt by mistake
Without the intention to hurt

Then the mistake
Becomes violent
In response…

An escalation founded
On misunderstandings…

How much violence we see in the world
Based on misunderstandings?

DidiArtist, 11.10.2015