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Selections From Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 35, 36, 39

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  • doris.cott
    I like reading the poems of the many volumes of Ten Thousand Flower-Flames. Meanwhile I am almost half-way through. Whether it is the masters encouragement,
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      I like reading the poems of the many volumes of Ten Thousand Flower-Flames. Meanwhile I am almost half-way through. Whether it is the masters encouragement, humor, instruction or eye-opener, these poems can make you feel that someone not only knows your life better than you do, but also has the solutions to all of life's questions.

      It's impossible to write down all the favorites but a few of them I selected for the sake of sharing...



      3430 A SIMPLE HEART HAS THE BEAUTY

      As certain as the dawn,
      A simple heart has the beauty
      That far outshines the glory
      Of an intellectual giant
      Or a philosopher-sovereign.


      3461 ONLY ONE THING BEAUTIFUL

      O seekers from all walks of life,
      O seekers from all corners of the globe,
      I am sure you know that
      There is only one thing
      Really beautiful and fruitful,
      And that is your own self-giving.


      3469 THE VASTNESS-BEAUTY OF THE SKY

      My mind admires
      The vastness-beauty of the sky.
      My heart adores
      The oneness-universality of the sun.

      http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/books/0502/index.html


      3512 DO NOT BE AFRAID OF SHADOWS

      Do not be afraid of shadows.
      Someday you are bound to reach
      The permanent sunshine.
      Therefore, be not afraid
      Of the shadows
      That follow you.


      3551 WHY DO YOU HAVE TO FEEL HELPLESS?

      Why do you have to feel helpless?
      Why do you have to feel hopeless?
      Why do you have to feel useless?
      Why? Why?
      Is God's Compassion others' monopoly?
      Is God's Satisfaction others' monopoly?
      Is God's Oneness-Love others' monopoly?
      No, never!
      If others claim God as their own,
      Even so, you can claim God as your own,
      Absolutely your own.


      3568 YOUR OUTER SMILE

      As the map is not the real country,
      Even so, your outer smile
      Is not your inner satisfaction.


      3591 THE STRENGTH-TOWER OF SINCERITY

      Sincerity can feel
      The weakness-burden of insincerity.
      But insincerity cannot see
      The strength-tower of sincerity.

      http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/books/0503/index.html


      3814 WHEN I THINK AND THINK

      When I continuously think and think,
      God gives me the surges
      Of His quantity-advice.
      When I sleeplessly pray and pray,
      God grants me the Himalayan peak
      Of His quality-advice.

      3843 I NEED GOD BADLY

      I tell God,
      "My Lord, I need You badly
      To enlighten my mind."
      God tells me,
      "My child, I also need you badly
      To entertain My Heart."


      3852 A GRATEFUL SEEKER

      A sincere seeker
      Is a prince in the inner world.
      A pure seeker
      Is a king in the inner world.
      A grateful seeker
      Is an emperor in the inner world.


      3928 ONENESS-SATISFACTION

      Who says that gentleness
      Is not real strength?
      Who says that strength
      Is not oneness-satisfaction?


      3946 TO LIVE IN THE ETERNAL NOW

      To live in the Eternal Now
      A seeker needs
      The beauty of a child's heart,
      The purity of a saint's mind,
      The divinity of a yogi's eyes.


      3962 A BLESSINGFUL GIFT

      You are entitled to enjoy life
      Only when you feel
      That it is a blessingful gift from above,
      And not a merited award.

      http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/books/0506/index.html

      -Sri Chinmoy
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