Thursday, October 04, 2007

As you sow, so you reap, by Sree Sree Mentu Maharaj

As you sow, so you reap, by Sree Sree Mentu Maharaj

From the New Book: "Messages"

Published by http://www.United-Satsang.org
United Satsang Publications

As you sow, so you reap. This is the first characteristic of Mother Nature.

As you act and move, so is your luck. This is the science of the universe.

As you give, so you get. This is the science of your being.

As you become, so is your income of all the goodness you
are seeking. This is the science of evolution.

As you follow, so you know. This is the science of your faith.

As you conceive, so is your delivery of life and love. This
is the beauty of nature.

As you approach, so you find. This is the secret of life.

As you behave, so you have. This is the reflection of others in you.

As you meditate and act upon, so is the actor of godhood in you.

As you are one with others, so is your love for Him. This is the science of love.

As is your faith, so is your understanding.

As is your birth by virtue of your inclination, so is your achievement.

As is your achievement, so is your God and the world to you.

As you are to God, so is God to you. He is a witnessing eye, a witnessing "I" or self, watching all your thoughts and actions. He is a silent listener to all your prayers, if they are free from self-centricity.

As hot as you are, so is the world hot to you.

As is your character, so the world appears to you.

As much. as you remain unaffected by the influence of the world, so much you are free.

As much as you are attached to a free soul, so near is your goal. The goal of your life is to be one with the Supreme.

--- Sree Sree Mentu Maharaj,
from the New Book: "Messages",
published by www.United-Satsang.org

The Experience -- Mystic Poem of Kabir

The Experience -- Mystic Poem of Kabir

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The Experience -- Mystic Poem of Kabir

When I was, Hari [God] was not,
and now Hari is and I am no more:
All darkness vanished,
when I saw the Lamp within my heart.

The effulgence of the Supreme Being
is beyond the imagination:
Ineffable is His beauty,
to see it is the only proof.1

It was a good thing the hail fell on the ground,
for it lost its own selfhood:
Melting, it turned into water
and rolled down to the pond.2

Him whom I went out to seek,
I found just where I was:
He now has become myself
whom before I called 'Another!'

In the Unattainable, the Inaccessible,
there shines the Light.3
There Kabir has brought his homage
where 'merits' and 'sins' cannot reach.

The bird has flown to the Sky
while its body remained in a strange land.4
There, the bird drinks without a beak
and has forgotten this country.

Love lit up the cage, 5
an eternal Flame sprang up, 6
Doubt vanished, joy awoke,
when I met my Beloved Spouse.

My mind entered the unmani stage,
heaven was scaled:
Where moonlight shines without a moon,
there dwells Niranjan, the invisible King!

-- Kabir, "Kabir" Volume One, Charlotte Vaudeville, Oxford University Press
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NOTES (from the translator, Charlotte Vaudeville):

1): The only acceptable proof or evidence is direct vision.

2): Hail, to which is soul is here compared, is really noting but water (i.e. the One Reality, God); once it has fallen on the ground, i.e. once the soul was incarnate in the human body, through the Experience, it lost the consciousness of its own falsely assumed identity and was reabsorbed into the One.

3): "Light" or "Jyoti" here refers to the Divine Light which the
Quran calls "Nur:" "Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth."

4): The liberation of the soul (the "bird") through mystical Experience is expressed here in terms alluding to the Tantric sadhana. The "bird" which has flown to the "Sky" has taken the place of the kundalini-sakti which rises along the susumma nadi up to the mystic "Sky", known as gagana-mandala and situated within the skull: through this process, the Yogi reaches the supreme stage of sahaja, and becomes totally estranged from the samsara: only the appearance of his body remains "in a foreign land," i.e. in the world. (Many Nath Yogi terms are used by Kabir.)

5): The "cage" of the body.

6): The Light of spiritual awareness.