We are blind towards ourselves

Would we see the mistakes we make
How many times a day would we have to apologise

Would we see why we do or say something
We would see our selfish motives

Would we see how we treat other people
Our pride in ourselves would leave us

Would we see how we treat ourselves
Our theatre towards ourselves would end

Would we see how we struggle to gain advantages
Our self-respect would be at rock bottom

Would we see what we are doing with our lives
Would we be ashamed to the core

Would we see where our attention goes
We would perceive wasted time

Would we see the meaning of our life
We would become a different person….

DidiArtist, 06.08.2021

Flattering Pride

After every good deed
Our pride flatters

May pride and ego stay away
As well our knowledge
Of having done something good….

DidiArtist, 06.28.2021

Kind of blindness

Pride in oneself
Keeps away any gratitude
Leads to know everything better
Compares itself with the rest of the world
Puts the own person high
And keeps others low…

There is a lack of courage
To admit that…

DidiArtist, 15.06.2021

Ego needs applause

 

We say we want to share
But our ego is tricky
Wants to be heard and seen
Needs you, wherever you are

We fly in lies
Cheat ourselves
Are identified
With the mind

Our good words and deeds
Need ears and eyes
To caress our ego
To be proud

Silence has no witness
A way to overcome
Separation, illusion
A vortex without an echo

DidiArtist, 25.02.2012

 

Surrender of the proud intellect

Only when we deeply have understood
That we cannot understand everything
The river bows to the ocean…

DidiArtist, 03.07.2021

Compassion and Love

 

 

A bad person sees
Only himself in the reflection
As an expression of his ego

A good person sees
Himself and others in the reflection
As an expression of pride

A person without ego and pride sees
Only the others in the reflection
As an expression of compassion and love

DidiArtist, 05.06.2021

 
 

Wounded pride

 

 

How it is possible to understand higher mathematics
If the foundation is missing…

On how many misunderstandings do we build our knowledge
And hold on tight to it…

Then when hearing the truth
We cannot accept it and are offended…

We prefer ignorance and old habits
Instead of questioning them…

It is our pride to admit
That we made mistakes…

Because everything that is in fashion seems right to us
Inducing us to do our best to copy everything…

Well, we’re more sheep than we think
If a sheep runs into the fire
Then all the others run after it…

Who can handle the truth…?

DidiArtist, 16.07.2020

 
 

Pride or primitivity?

 


 

As long as we threaten ourselves with weapons:
In thoughts, words, and deeds –
Until then, we can “proudly”
Call ourselves as primitive species…

The technique may be ready for us
But are we mature enough for it…?

Spiritually we are still underdeveloped
That is why we behave so primitively…

DidiArtist, 14.09.2019

 
 

 

Virus: Ego and Mind

 

 

Ego and mind of a man
Is like a virus
It needs a host
To multiply his power through:

Money, selfishness, pride, greed,
Attachment – packed in wishes

Detachment is the solution

Even from oneself
To be one…Self…

This virus is spreading around the world
May we all find a serum against it

DidiArtist, 30.03.2020

 
 

 

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

 
 
 

Arrogance and Pride

 

 

If we believe
To have tamed our mind
That we smile at
Then it is our mind
That smiles in our face

Another mask
A mirror of our thoughts
Prisoners of our mind…

DidiArtist, 11.03.2020

 
 

Wounded Pride

 

 

How it is possible to understand higher mathematics
If the foundation is missing…

On how many misunderstandings do we build our knowledge
And hold on tight to it…

Then when hearing the truth
We cannot accept it and are offended…

We prefer ignorance and old habits
Instead of questioning them…

It is our pride to admit
That we made mistakes…

Because everything that is in fashion seems right to us
Inducing us to do our best to copy everything…

Well, we’re more sheep than we think
If a sheep runs into the fire
Then all the others run after it…

Who can handle the truth…?

DidiArtist, 16.07.2020

 
 

Dangerous ways

 

 

How many things do we mix
Put in the same pot
Lose the sharp look
To differentiate?

Slip in thoughts
Are deluded in results
Stay in the wilderness
In the jungle of ignorance

How many things do we declare
To know them, without knowing
Without personal experiences
Adopt, accept without checking?

Are proud of acquired opinions
Soup of light and shadow
We defend angrily, vehemently
Leaving traces of violence

So we eat our meal
Convinced of its taste
Ignoring the risk
To upset the stomach of our spirit…

DidiArtis, 15.06.2019

 
 

Selfless Service – by Sant Kirpal Singh

An excerpt from the book: “Morning Talks” by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

 

Selfless service is done in two ways. The first way is physical service. If somebody is sick, go and serve him. Shall I see somebody in need, hungry, naked, poor fellow? The Masters have always been for the poor, for the needy, to console them, to raise them up to the level of every man. If we do that, if everyone would share with others, there would be no poor in the world. Why are men so needy and hungry? Because we don’t share. So by sharing with others, our self expands. At the very moment of giving you feel a little joy within. That is the compensation you get, direct. But whenever you give, don’t give with the hope that you will have a return. Give for the sake of sharing with others. Sometimes we give for the reward that we will get in heaven. This is not the way, selfless giving is what is needed. This is one of the qualifications for one who would like to progress on the Spiritual way. So he is a man, who lives for others, who shares with others, with the needy, with the hungry, with those who are in very poor circumstances and cannot go on. What do we do? We feed our children very richly, while the children of our neighbours die of hunger. This is not what is wanted.

One of the Mohammedan saints, who happened to be a lady, once prepared to go to Mecca on pilgrimage. Mecca is a place of pilgrimage for Mohammedans and is located in Arabia. She had some money for the journey and as she was about start, she noticed some poor, hungry fellow in the neighbourhood. She gave away everything to him and so was not able to go to the place of pilgrimage. What was the result? An angel appeared to her and said that her pilgrimage had been accepted. You follow what is meant? The man who lives on his own earnings, earned by the sweat of his brow, honestly, and who shares with others, such a man only is fit to progress on the Spiritual way. Give not for the sake of compensation or return. Give for the sake of sharing with others. That is your duty towards your brothers and sisters.

A mother, whose children are hungry, will take out a morsel from her own mouth and give it to the children. She does not care for any return. So help others with that angle of vision, with that spirit. We give sometimes for show. That is only for name and fame. That charity is no charity. Christ said, “If one hand gives, the other hand should not know”. If one hand gives something, let not your other hand know about it. So this is what is meant by charity.

 

 

Pride between opinions

 

Opposing views
May be so much repelling
That they create huge walls
Between themselves and human beings

It is the pride
That lies in-between
Inability, attachment
Blocking them to come closer

Old paths well-trodden
Unproved, unchecked adopted
With little or no experiences
Teeth defended grindingly

Built on half-truths and less
Binding affinities
Clinging to personal conviction
Lashed views

Oneness broken in opinions
Show that something is wrong
When people go apart
Leave the circle of unity

DidiArtist, 14.05.2018

Self-cheating

We just want to hear
What we like
Any truth that is contrary to us
We sweep under the carpet

Are we afraid
That our innermost is discovered?

Are we anxious
That the truth harms others?

Are we frightened
That we lose appreciation?

Are we scared
That our ego is losing something?

It is an illusory world
That we are building
Leading us to dependency
On the opinions of others…

How much honesty towards ourselves do we have?…

DidiArtist, 20.10.2019