Only You, my Beloved, Only You, all Else is Meaningless to me. Saturday's Inspiration 5, to Peggy Woods.
A Free Verse Sonnet
They say that the moon is so beautiful!
A perennial, enchanting, sometimes indigo hue.
They say that … seen with the eye of a Seer,
The Universe is a ray of golden lanterns,
Majestic and luminous, like the crimson Sun.
I know naught but the intensity of Thy smile,
Tugging at my Heart with its sweetness;
The scented breath of Your fragrance,
Fervently kissing and wooing my soul.
The arrow of true devotion,
Is an agony of longing, devouring my Spirit.
Only You, my Beloved, all else is meaningless to me.
Of what use is the skies limitless blue?
I shall blend in every Heart, on the day I blend in You.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 1st June, 2018.
~ Awakening The Inner Light ~
God Alone or Only Love
The great American Seeress Sri Gyanamata, wrote a very beautiful book called God Alone and the woman who succeeded her, Sri Daya Mata, wrote another called Only Love.
Guruji says it is God first, second and third or last and the great Seer Kabir, refers to God as the 'Breath within the breath.'
Of course when we start walking, when we embark on this enchanting sojourn, we cannot turn back. Indeed we cannot stop to play even with the 'beautiful flowers' along the way. Lot's wife did and she became a very elegant monument. Elegant, but still a monument, the transient consequence of folly.
Who or what is God? We can use Kabir's 'Breath within the breath.' or speak of Rumi's Silence:
" I said, O Love, I'm frightened, but it is not You. Love said to me,
There is nothing that is not me. Be Silent!" or
"Love is the whole thing; we are only pieces." -Rumi
Guruji says that
"Man and God are eternally one. Like God, man is infinite, like man, God is finite. Man is the God of tomorrow; God the man of yesterday and today."
So one begins to see that we are looking at a monotheistic God, but only in the sense that Creator and Creation are inseparably One.
We say that there is an Energy, Source, Spirit or Consciousness, that is always here; that connects and indeed is inseparable with all things sentient and non-sentient.
We say that the same Absolute Silence in its aspects of Existence, Consciousness and Bliss (Sat, Chit and Ananda) is the same that projects into what we call a Creation. Why should the embryo be separated from the womb? Or the fingers from the hand? They are one.
So the Divine Lover seeks the One, knowing which all else becomes known. we say that Love is all, that every thing is made glorious by the Light of Love and with Rumi, we say that it dances both in the Light as well as the shadow, for all are aspects of Its Mercy or Compassion.
We acknowledge that darkness, is merely a lesser form of Light, and burning in the fire of adversity, is a supreme necessity for the growth of the soul.
That is why we seek Love --the yearning of the one for the One; the morning breeze within the breeze and that which gives it sound. The sunshine, the moon and the very pulse of their existence.
So the Lover is constantly looking for this Source, ever patient, preparing the way through the love of his fellow man ... gradually progressing to an unfathomable, immeasurable Love. A state of blissful and deafening Silence... this great Sound.
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness", said the Christ and all else would be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33). So we seek and knock at Love's Palace, ever mindful that the presence of the Sojourner Itself, is infinitely more meaningful than the journey. Glory be!
Note: For the serious, that Lot's wife became a pillar of salt. Words are necessary and important, but like a thorn stuck in the feet, we take another thorn to remove it, then throw them both away. Hari Om! (Christ be praised!)
Wisdom from Shams Tabrizi
"Do not grieve if the darkness is long.
After this darkness, the brightness will be long.
Lights are all friends of each other. -Shams Tabrizi
The Omnipresent God
Is He/Her/It always with us, even in our darkness/ignorance?
Questions & Answers
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