A Heart That's Divine: A Poem

Updated on June 28, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

If there is a god and he is everywhere

he must be dwelling a lot in my soul

I have no need to faithfully stare

at a book or an ancient scroll.


And even in the case if he doesn't exist

and consciousness is but a part of being

why bother listening to any ordained priest

as no one can help us about our clear seeing.


It's deep within our essence where to look

to find ultimate truth godlike and divine

not in any holy building or in a book

our heart is the only real shrine.


While swimming in a shallow and murky pond

we can't know marvels that oceans may hide

so we can't establish that rare divine bond

by just being taken for a religious ride.


It takes a lot of cultivating on our part

refining our crude and animalistic mind

to achieve godlike vibration in our heart

and then there is nothing really left to find.

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    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Jay---Sorry, I must have misread your last comment.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 weeks ago from Houston, TX USA

      Again, I agree. You might read, "There is a River," by Thomas Sugrue.

    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Jay---Talking about a deity and a universal consciousness is not the same thing. When people talk about god, they have a pretty well defined "concept" about "him" (why gender, why an image suggesting that god is an entity in the likeness of a human? Why ascribe to "him" human attributes like "he sees...he gets angry...he judges...he is pleased..."?)

      Humans are not wired in their brains to fathom universal intelligence, we can only conceptualize up to a limited extent---beyond that I call it "intellectual arrogance", fantasy, imagination...and yes---belief.

      We believe, but we don't know. There are so called savants, people with extraordinary abilities, like Edgar Cayce, Einstein, and those who can multiply 5 digit number by another 5 digit number in their heads.

      Their phenomenon doesn't provide a proof for anything, because they don't know why they know. They may form a concept about it, but concept is just as much of truth as a picture of a Rolls Royce is an experience of driving it.

      Even quantum physicists believe in universal intelligence "of a sort", but out of humbleness in front of its mystery they are not calling it "god". If they do, it's only for purpose of easier communication.

      Personally, I have very little respect for the religious establishment, because believers are not folks with trained, disciplined minds, not meditators who can detach their ego from their deep essence, not instruments refined enough to process the reality of those matters beyond to at least get a faint sense of its magnitude.

      They are ordinary, undisciplined folks talking about god like they are talking about Santa Claus, having read one book and believing that the book has answers for everything.

      They are Christian, Islamic, or other leaders issuing orders for bombing; they are Mafiosos attending the church on Sunday to kill some people on Monday.

      So, please, let us show some respect for those secrets of the universe to which we are not granted an access due to our limitations.

      As for my last words on this topic---because I won't discuss this matter any longer---I honestly don't mind that you and I have different views. We are two different people with two different intellectual signatures and fingerprints, that's all.

      I certainly wish you all the best, and I respect your right to have your own views.

      But we have nothing to "teach" each other or "convince" each other about.

      And that's all, my friend. Cheers.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 weeks ago from Houston, TX USA

      "While you are talking about "truth" you must mean "belief", which are two different things. For truth there has to be a physical evidence, and for a belief--not, because we can also "believe" in a lie, right?

      I mean, since two (or more) people may believe in different things, the only logical resolve about who knows the truth would be a physical evidence."

      I agree with Vladimir. We need proof of a consciousness outside ourselves. I refer to Cayce and his 12,000 verified medical readings and my own.

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      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Jay---I don't know the proof of what you are referring to. There is nothing in my poem "debunking" either healing or extrasensory perception.

      And if you mean anything from my response to Michael's comment, we talked about physical evidence for a deity's existence. In other words, nothing at all about what you are mentioning in your comment.

      So, your comment is completely irrelevant to my poem. People usually comment to what was written, they don't just use it to advertise their articles.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 weeks ago from Houston, TX USA

      Proof? How about the cures from Edgar Cayce and my own telepathic experiences? See articles detailing both.

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/My-Telepa...

      https://hubpages.com/health/Summary-of-There-is-a-...

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      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Michael---Let me start with your first words: "Came so close - almost touching the truth".

      While you are talking about "truth" you must mean "belief", which are two different things. For truth there has to be a physical evidence, and for a belief--not, because we can also "believe" in a lie, right?

      I mean, since two (or more) people may believe in different things, the only logical resolve about who knows the truth would be a physical evidence.

      Unfortunately, books are not recognized as physical evidence for anything. So, when we talk about deities, we get stuck with beliefs for this lack of physical evidence.

      Therefore, when you tell me that I am "close to truth", that would assume that you possess more than a belief in the whole matter, and I would love to know what it is. Remember, the intensity of your belief doesn't qualify it as truth, my good friend. And no quoting from any book will make it more true.

      Because I can find you an Islamic, or a Buddhist "believer" whose beliefs are just as strong as yours, and then I will face all three of you with a need to prove any of your beliefs with a physical evidence.

      Now, let's make a friendly compromise in all this. You and I obviously come from somewhat different places when it's about beliefs---so let us continue to deeply respect each other's belief to which we are entitled, without mentioning "truth" which neither of us knows.

      Let us prove our respective spiritual values by not being bothered by our different spiritual sources. ---Peace, my friend.

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      Michael Milec 

      3 weeks ago

      …Came so close - almost touching the truth...

      Oh definitely He is, and exists the creator and sustainer of the universe, called in English "God" ( I don’t know why, and don't care) - a spiritual being revealed to them who seek and found Him and established a personal relationship via living spirit, based upon unwavering trust. Religions ‘’of a kind” created their own theories in attempt to reach "sinners" with some success touching a soul of a man inclined to "believe" what the "educated" head of a group has to say(Depending on millions of books, while rejecting the Book). It's a tragedy of human system submitting to an inferrior spiritual control while there is freely granted a Superior power open to grasp life of liberty and a freedom as a Divine gift...

      ( More of it available and hidden in The Name)...

      Peace with us my friend.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 weeks ago from Houston, TX USA

      Good thoughts. I will add, We Are a soul and not just wish to be. Here are more ideas: https://hubpages.com/health/The-Divine-Mind

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