Re: "My God-Hunger-Cry" Prayer for Feb. 22(for Doris)
- Yes, it is a matter of a different taste.
We don't know how many people are reading the inspiration site and
how much they benefit from the different writings.
Last week I had an interesting experience. I received some really
*bad* news and since then I couldn't 'properly' meditate. I was not
aware of my so called bad consciousness. But when I read some posts
on the inspiration site, including one of your interpretations I
felt myself (sorry, this word is a bit overused but is appropriate:
uplifted-in the purest sense of the term.)
Later I reflected that I actually were not hundred percent
concentrated on what I was reading, I was just reading, reading. I
didn't matter what is was about...
...and I thought how spoiled we are as disciples of our Guru Sri
Chinmoy. I haven't been so much distracted by a problem for the last
16 years, but it was worth to feel the difference.
Pure light came up from the screen and brought me up to a 'normal'
level. This reminds me again of what Guru once said (paraphrasing):
"To lead a spiritual life does not mean to lead a problem free life
but to become a stronger heart." (I have enough homework to do
For the first time I really felt gratitude for the contributors of
this site and I was estonished how quickly one can fall down and how
quickly one can be put up again.
Thank you to all or what shall I say...
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, arpan_deangelo
> You are right when you say that some people cannot or are not
> to interpret Sri Chinmoy's words. I think it is like taking photosto
> capture some physical reality to capture its beauty. There reallyis
> nothing like the real thing and everything else is justinterpretation
> or even imitation. Yet some people have the personality thatinspires
> them to take photos to capture an aspect of the reality whileothers
> would rather just assimilate the experiences of something withoutthat
> kind of interpretation or representation.express
> It is like that with words, especially very meaningful words like
> those of Sri Chinmoy. Most people would rather do them justice by
> assimilating them and growing into or becoming the essence of the
> meaning. Of course, we should all do this anyway as part of our
> spiritual goals. But some people just get the inspiration to
> what these words evoke within them.interpreting
> I myself usually would rather just meditate on the essence of a
> spiritual poem without the thought processes involved in
> it. But the 'My God-Hunger-Cry' prayers began to inspire me to justways to
> express something that I might share on this inspiration site with
> others, as this is what this site is for. There are many other
> share inspiration and of course all individual methods ofexpressing
> personal inspirations are welcome here.here
> It is nice of you to express that as well, as we all get involved
> in our own way. Most people get the inspiration here from readingmany
> of the contributors to this site and never type a word, which isalso
> very important, just to be involved in reading this site wheneverone
> has time.general.
> I myself am not a great writer but I do like to express certain
> personal inspirations from time to time. I also do not always have
> time to do this, but reflecting on these daily prayers allows me to
> spend more time with them and with Sri Chinmoy's writings in
> Vasanti does alot of searching for related themes to the prayers
> am sure this gives her and others great joy to see how one canone
> creatively tie together these themes from various sources. But the
> 'bottom line' is how we actually try to 'assimilate them, become
> with them and try to live them' as you so beautifully stated inyour
> post. Thank you for that reminder as we all try to inspire eachother
> to become truth lovers and truth seekers always.but I
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, doriscott20002000
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > Hello Arpan,
> > You said: "It is always encouraging when others offer their own
> > interpretations
> > > or additions to these sublime poems, such as Vasanti has done."
> > It is always interesting for me to read your interpretations,
> > for one don't have the capacity or even don't want to do it.with
> > I read them, I am trying to assimilate them and to become one
> > them or to live them.something
> > Unfortunately I don't remember a poem by Guru but he said
> > about his books like (paraphrasing): I don't read a book, I loveit,
> > I don't love a book, I become it. At least this approach appealsto
> > me.not
> > Doris
> > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, arpan_deangelo
> > <no_reply@> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > I die
> > > For the fulfilment of my needs.
> > > God dies
> > > For the perfection of my deeds.
> > >
> > > Sri Chinmoy
> > >
> > > Here the word `die' is not to be taken literally. Those who do
> > > speak English as a first language may not understand the useof the
> > > word `die' in this context.Instead of seeing it as a physicalfulfilling
> > death or
> > > cessation of life, it is used in more of a dramatic way to
> > emphasize
> > > much effort and intensity in striving for something.
> > >
> > > In this case it seems that we put all our effort into
> > ourstriving
> > > needs, whereas God or the Highest Supreme Truth is always
> > forpoem
> > > perfection. In our actions we must also feel the need for
> > perfection
> > > because that is what God's own Reality is, and we are part and
> > parcel
> > > of it.
> > >
> > > I am sure more rays of inspiration can be derived from this
> > and
> > > it is always encouraging when others offer their own
> > interpretations
> > > or additions to these sublime poems, such as Vasanti has done.
> > >
> > > Gratefully,
> > > Arpan
> > >