Duality: Looking into the abyss of things

A rift opens up
Between time and space
Life and death

Everything breaks in two
Into two halves
Our mind is this wedge

Breaks in an instant
Words and thoughts
Perceives everything split

We look into the abyss
Of being and becoming
Break it into pieces

As fragments

However, life is unbreakable…

DidiArtist, 19.07.2021

Thoughtless silence

Thoughts circle,
Sharing with each other
Follow inner vibrations
Feed each other
Seek connections
Entertain the mind
Nonstop

Only when thoughts fall silent
Do we find ourselves
The off switch is called: silence
The journey within…

DidiArtist, 14.07.2021

Plaything of the mighty ocean

We are the waves of past deeds and thoughts
Waves that meet the shore of time
Memories of today, yesterday and tomorrow
In a cosmic cycle…

DidiArtist, 25.06.2021

A cosmic boomerang, karmic law

 

 

Between my thoughts, deeds and words
Stands a mirror:
Object becomes subject
And subject turns into object

Whatever I do to others is done to me

Cause and effect
Action and reaction…

DidiArtist, 12.06.2021

 
 

Eternal circle

 

 

Thoughts are like giving and taking
Coming and going
As life is
Creeping up
Vibrate in the silence
Pass the message
From world to world
Walk among stars
Conquer universes
Are carriers
Of information
Flying through
Space and time
Get lost to find
Themselves again
In the eternal cycle

DidiArtist, 01.06.2021

 
 

False values

 

 

Is it a good wine?
A good meal?
A good sports game?
A handsome man?
A beautiful woman?
Is it wealth?
A house and many children?
Worldly pleasures?
Travelling around the world?
Gaining advantages?
To fulfil wishes?
Is it book knowledge?

No, all that is not the purpose
The purpose of life
Which is only passed on
To our children
Only repeated constantly

We play a game with God:
Want to have the world and God
However, to have both is not possible
The world is just a market of endless wishes

What is the purpose of life?
Re-entry into our eternal home
But with filth no one can enter
A holy house

We must learn
To live in unity
For the drop
Is not separate from the ocean

We must learn
To serve one another

We must learn
To realise
That we are all one
In the house of God

To be aware
Of our thoughts and actions
Not to hurt anyone
Living in unity

Living for others
Is living for God
So let us no longer live
For our little ego

Then every action
Becomes His action
Without pride in a good deed
Then we live in harmony

With all creation…

DidiArtist, 08.05.2021

 
 

Shadows of the soul

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 Thoughts and feelings
Are only symptoms
Expression of the intellect
Of the mind and the ego

The soul is free
From such symptoms…

DidiArtist, 22.04.2021

Animalistic roots in us

 

 

We bear the seeds
Of good and evil in us
Rooted feelings
Eruptions, outbreaks
In all colours
Spectrum from anger to joy
Of happiness and sadness
Patterns of love and hate
In an alternating bath

Living blood
Pulsating in the roots
Intertwined arteries
Of fluctuating feelings
Thoughts that take shape
Reaction, perception of senses
Principle of cause and effect
Waves crashing down on us
Turning ourselves into waves

Who wins this game
Wins the life
Becomes a real human being…

DidiArtist, 11.04.2020

 
 

Time for Self-Introspection

 

 

Many questions come
Addressed to ourselves:
How has my life been so far?
What have I done wrong?
What can I improve in the future?

So much dirt in my thoughts
Garbage in words and deeds
Pyramid top of a now and here
Time to take stock
Who I was, who I am

How many people have I hurt
Including myself?
In the hamster wheel of equal deeds
Bad habits?
Shame on myself

Every thought, every word, every action
Has a heavyweight
When they hurt
It’s banging against the walls
Of one’s own heart

The scale shows
Where we stand
Honesty and confession may help
To cleanse us from dirt
To become a better person…

Time to bring about the change in us…

DidiArtist, 07.04.2020

 
 

Learnt knowledge versus experienced knowledge

 


 

How many things do we learn, copy
Without thinking, checking

We are loaded like a donkey
With knowledge that is not our knowledge

The more we follow this automatic process
The more we live a life that is not our life

Thousands of books cannot give us
What own experiences provide

In adopted outside knowledge there we meet death
While experienced knowledge fills us with life

However, sometimes we need to be “dead”
To strand at the shore of life…

DidiArtist, 04.12.2018

 
 

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

 
 
 

Thoughts in isolated times

 

 

In times of isolation
We are aware:
Friends are important
Just as relatives and men

People around us
Infecting our hearts
With feelings range
From day to night

They give us light
Even in darkness
Are near in our lives
Present in reality

In isolation, only memories remain
Life that withdrew in the past
To make us think:
We all need each other

How precious every person is
To give us life at our side
To make our presence alive
With his or her presence…

DidiArtist, 24.03.2020

 
 

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

 
 

Leaving empty-handed

 

 

There are many who cling to their power
Who do not want to make room for others
Power is also taken away from them
Whether they like it or not
When death knocks at their door

However, there is justice for everyone:
The mirror of our actions, thoughts and words
Is already waiting for us…

We sow the wind and reap the storm…

DidiArtist, 02.10.2020

 
 
 

Forgotten what we are

 
 

 

Disembodied is our Home
There is some power in the body
That controls it
But we think
We are bodies
Are identified
With matter and dust
Buy dust and material
Through wishes, money
Matter to matter
Dust to dust
Purchased happiness
Accumulated power

Disembodied is our Home
As we are spirit and light
Conscious beings
Prisoners in the fog
Of mind and ego
With distracted attention
Have forgotten who we are
Lost our purpose of life
Are blind, outside and inside
Have eyes only for illusion
Are chess pieces on the battlefield
Of positive and negative forces

Are fighting against each other
And do not see the brotherhood
The light in every heart
The source of sunlight
Forgotten that we are one
Separated from light through darkness
May we become a lighthouse
For searchers of the truth
Out there on the dark sea
Showing the way to light with light

Consciousness, fire of right understanding
Torchbearers, igniting the light within the hearts…

DidiArtist, 28.09.2020

 
 
 

Not just a lip-service

 
 

 

Love lives in our hearts
Flows into our hands
With thoughts becoming alive
Shining through our eyes

Expression of beauty
In deeds and words
Aurora borealis
Dancing light

Smell of roses
Spreading around
In happiness
United

Embracing love..

DidiArtist, 20.08.2018

 
 

The five cardinal virtues of spirituality – by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

An excerpt from the book: “Crown of life” – written by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

To cultivate and develop the five cardinal virtues which constitute the bedrock of spirituality.

These are:
1. Ahimsa or Non-injury to all living creatures, and more so to fellow beings, by thoughts, words and deeds the injunction in this behalf being: Injure not a human heart for it is the seat of God. We must have respect for others feelings and tolerance for others opinions.

2. Satayam or Truthfulness: As God is Truth, we must practice Truth in all our dealings. If Truth resides in every heart, it must manifest itself in life and action. Be true to thyself and it must follow as night the day, thou canst not be false to any man. We must therefore avoid falsehood at all costs. It includes, besides downright lies, hypocrisy and dishonesty, suppresso veri [suppression of truth], and suggestio falsi [suggestions of false ideas].

3. Brahmcharya or life of Chastity: It includes continence in thoughts, words and deed-houghts within, for Chastity is life and sexuality is death. If we want to tread the Path of Life Eternal, we must be chaste and clean both within and without.

4. Prem or love for all living creatures and more so for all human beings. Let there be hatred for none. The entire manifestation is the handiwork of God and must therefore be loved and respected. He who does not know love, cannot know God.

5. Nishkam Seva or Selfless Service to all living creatures in sorrow and distress. If one limb of the body is in torture, the other limbs can have no rest. Service before self should therefore be our motto in life.