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M ore than all else do I cherish at heart that love which makes me to live a limitless life in this world.




Others Beliefs / Litterature 8409 | 







M an's sins are the work of his heart.




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M an concealeth all the sins he committeth, but at last they are all disclosed.




Others Beliefs / Litterature 8407 | 







I n order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.




Others Beliefs / Spirituality 5367 | 







T he Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.




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I t (Hinduism) was my first meeting with a philosophy that confirmed my vague speculations and seemed at once logical and boundless.




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W hen I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe, everything else seems so superfluous.




Others Beliefs / Sciences 5343 | 







O pposite of life is not death. The suffering is.




Others Beliefs / Litterature 4510 | 
Life-Death-Life 







I talk always to the man who walks along with me;
-men who talk to themselves hope to talk to God someday-
My soliloquies amount to discussions with this old friend.
who taught me the secret of loving human beings
And when the day arrives for the last leaving of all,
and the ship that never returns to port is ready to go,
you´ll find me on board, light, with few belongings,
almost naked like the children of the sea."





Others Beliefs / Litterature 4006 | 
"Portrait", Translated from spanish by Robert Bly, ed. Espasa Calpe, col. Austral #33 poem XCVII 







D adu says: I am nothing and can do nothing
Truly even a fool may reach Thee by Thy grace.





Others Beliefs 3873 | 
Jiwat Mritak; Orr, 1947, p. 142 







M y enemy "I" is now dead; now none can slay me.
'Tis I who have slain myself; I have died, arid yet live.
While the thought of self remains, so long are there two.
When this selfhood is destroyed, then there is no second.
Then only will you find the Beloved, when "I" and "mine" are wholly lost.
When "I" and "mine" are no more, then shall you find the pure vision. "I" and "mine" are a load upon the head; you die with the weight of it. (1)

In front of [the true] I, stands the [false] I; for this reason, He remains hidden. (2)





Others Beliefs 3872 | 
(1) Jiwat Mritak; Orr, 1947, pp. 162-163 ; (2) Jiwat Mritak; Orr, 1947, p. 142 







W hen I am not, then there is One; when I intrude, then two.
When the curtain of "I" and "Thou" is drawn aside, then do I become as I was [in the Beginning].





Others Beliefs 3871 | 
Jiwat Mritak; Orr, 1947, pp. 105-106 







M y enemy "I" is dead; now none can smite me down.
'Tis I who have slain myself; thus, being dead, I live.
We have slain our enemy, we have died; but he is not forgotten;
The thorn remains to vex us. Consider and lay this truth to heart:
You will only find the Beloved when you are as the living dead,
Only by losing yourself can you find Him who knows all.
When you regard yourself as nothing, then you will find the Beloved.
Recognize, therefore, by quiet reflection, from whence this thought of sell' arises.
Becoming as the living dead, enter onto the path





Others Beliefs 3870 | 
Jiwat Mritak; Orr, 1947, pp. 105-106 







W here Rama is, there I am not; where I am, there Rama is not.
This mansion is of delicate construction; there is no place for two.
While self remains, so long will there be a second;
When this selfhood is blotted out, then there is no other.
When I am not, there is but One; when I obtrude, then two.
When the veil of "I" is taken away, then does the One become as It was.





Others Beliefs 3869 | 
Parcha; Orr, 1947, p. 66 







L ove cannot be found through words. Let no one put his faith in them.




Others Beliefs 3868 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 168 







W ithout love all is false, try however hard you may.
The pain of separation is not born of words; desire [for God] is not born of words.





Others Beliefs 3867 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 168 







W ithout a torturing thirst, how should one drink the bliss of communion with the Lord?
0 God, give me an aching desire to behold the vision of Thee!
Desire [for God] does not arise without the pain of separation;
How could love exist without this pain?





Others Beliefs 3866 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 168 







T he Creator has many and diverse names:
Choose the name that comes to mind; thus do all the saints practice remembrance.
The Lord who endowed us with soul and body-worship Him in your heart ;
Worship Him by that name which best suits the moment.





Others Beliefs 3865 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 140 







W onderful is the Name; it holds the truth of the three worlds.
Considering this, 0 heart, repeat it night and day.
Wonderful is the Name; let the heart never forget Hari.
Let his image dwell in the heart; cherish it with every breath.
When you cherish Him with every breath, one day He will come to meet you.
... Abandon all other means of approach, and devote yourself to the Name of Rama.





Others Beliefs 3864 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 141 







W hile the mind is unstable, there can be no union;
When the mind becomes stable, He will be found with ease.
How can the mind remain firm without some resting place?
It merely keeps wandering here and there.
It will become stable only when you settle It on the remembrance of God.
Where you hold fast to His Name with a steadfast mindthere, says Dadu, is Rama.
Delight in the remembrance of Hari; then will the mind become steadfast.
When it has tasted the fellowship of love, it will not move away a single step.
When it is fixed on the One within, it finds no joy in other attractions;
Fixed firmly there, it does not wander anywhere else.
Like a gull, perched on a boat's mast in mid-ocean, the mind,
After it has grown weary of flying here and there, has found its resting-place.
Then only does my soul find peace and happiness, when my mind has become stable,
Steadfastly fixed on Rama. if only one could learn this secret!
The pure mind is stable; its joy is in the name of Rama.
in this way, you too shall find the vision of Him who is supreme and perfect Bliss.





Others Beliefs 3863 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 170-171 







T each me, 0 Hari, to reverence Thy pure Name, that my heart may be glad in Thy worship.
Make my heart to overflow with love, devotion, yearning, 0 Hari!
Make me gentle in speech and humble of bearing, rejoicing in
Thy presence, 0 Rama!
Fill me with spiritual longing, detachment from the world, and a loving heart.
May I steadfastly cherish the desire to remain ever-devoted to Thy feet.
Grant me quiet contentment and self-control, and keep my heart firmly directed toward Thee.
O Ever-Present, awaken me to the sense of Thy constant presence.
O Mohan, grant me knowledge, and the power of meditation, that my mind may continually turn to Thee.
O Lord of the humble, grant that the Light of lights may illumine Dadu's heart.





Others Beliefs 3862 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 124 







B e done with self and worship Hari; cast off worldly desire in mind and body.
Cherish goodwill towards every living creature; this, says Dadu, is the sum of religion.
He is the true saint who bears enmity to none;
There is but one Spirit, and he has no enemy.
I have made diligent quest: truly, there is no second.
In every man is the one Spirit, whether he be Hindu or Muslim.
Both brethren have alike hands and feet, both have ears;
Both brethren have eyes, be they Hindus or Muslims.
When you look in the mirror of ignorance, there appears to be two;
When error is dispelled and ignorance vanishes, there is no other?
To whom then will you bear enmity, when there is no other?
He from whose Being all sprang, the same One dwells in all.
In every man is the one Spirit; hold Him therefore in reverent respect.
Recognize that Spirit in yourself and others; it is the manifestation of the Lord.
Why give pain to any when the indwelling Rama is in every man?
0 revered Self, give peace and contentment; For there is none but Thee in all the three worlds.
When the soul perceives the Self, then are all souls brethren;
Give your heart to Him who is the Creator of all.
When a dog wanders into a palace of mirrors, it sees its own reflection everywhere, and begins barking.
See how the One has likewise become many, and angrily seeks to destroy itself.
All souls are brother-souls, the offspring of one Womb;
Consider this truth! Who, then, is the other, 0 foolish man?
All came in one likeness; it was the Lord who sent them;
They have all taken different names, and thus become separate.
Worship the divine Self, and bear hatred toward none;
In this worship you will find peace, in hatred only sorrow





Others Beliefs 3861 | 
Psalm 7, Pad 151; Orr, 1947, pp. 191-192 







A h me! oft do I feel such pangs of separation from my Beloved that I am like to die unless I see Him.
Maiden, hearken to the tale of my agony; I am restless without my Beloved.
In my yearning desire for the Beloved I break into song day and night; I pour out my woes like the nightingale.
Ah me! Who will bring me to my Beloved? Who will show me His path and console my heart?
Dadu says: 0 Lord, let me see Thy face, even for a moment, and be blessed.





Others Beliefs 3860 | 
Psalm 7, Pad 151; Orr, 1947, p. 66 







O ne says "Swami," one says "Shaikh"; neither grasps the mystery of this world.
One speaks of "Rama" and the other of "Allah," but they have not known either Rama or Allah!
... Says Dadu: I am neither a Hindu or a Muslim. I follow none of the Six Systems [of philosophy]; I worship the Merciful.
Dadu belongs to neither faction: he -is the slave of Allah Rama. He who is without form or limitation, He alone is my Guru.





Others Beliefs 3859 | 
Bani 190, 191; Orr, 1947, p. 62 







I f I say, "He is One," it is a lie; if I say, "He is two," I am guilty of slander.
Kabir knows Him as He is, but cannot express Him.
The devotee who can stay in that place where the Invisible and the manifest are one,
Like a lamp in the doorway, illumines both what is within and what is without.
As a piece of cloth is not different from the threads which comprise it,
So Brahman is not different from the world, and the world is not different from Brahman.
0 Kabir, there is no difference between the world, the Creator, and Brahman; Brahman is in all and all is in Brahman.
The fire is one, whether it bums in a lamp or a torch; so Brahman is all, and in Him exist all souls, God, and the world.
Unity is the essence of the teachings of all the saints;
Laugh at Kabir if you do not become perfect by living in accord with this truth!





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3858 | 
Bijak, Shastri, 1941; pp. 42-43 







T here, what form or shape is there to describe? What second, what "other," is there to see?
In the beginning, there is no Aum, or Veda. Who can trace His birth?
There, no sky exists, no moon or Sun; no father's seed, no air, fire, water, or earth.
Who can name Him, or know His will? Who can say from whence He comes?
Remembering the Void, the simple One, a light burst forth [within me]; I offer myself to that Existence who is non-existence.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3857 | 
Bijak, Ramaini 6 







O scholars, you are mistaken; there's no creator or creation there [in the experience of Unity].
There's no radiant form, no time, no word, no flesh, or faith; no cause or effect, or even a thought of the Vedas.
There's no Hari or Brahma, no Shiva or Shakti, no pilgrimages or rituals;
There is no mother, no father, no Guru; think! Is it two or is It One?
Kabir says: If you understand this, you are the teacher and I am the disciple.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3856 | 
Bijak, Sabda 43 







R ama has possessed me; Hari has enchanted me! All my doubts have flown like migratory birds in winter.
When I was mad with pride, the Beloved did not speak to me;
But when I put on the robe of humility, the Master opened my inner eye,
Dyeing every pore of my body in the color of love.
Drinking the elixir from the cup of my emptied heart, I slept on His bed in divine ecstasy.
The devotee meets Hari as gold meets a gold-solvent-, the pure heart melts into its Lord.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3855 | 
Bijak, Shastri, 1941;p.37 







Y our Lord lives within you; what do you search for outside?
Kabir says: Listen, 0 brother, the Lord who has ravished my eyes, has united Himself with me.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3854 | 
Bijak, Shastri, 1941;p.46 







O brothers, the love of God is sweet! It is conferred by the Master, and grows sweeter every day.
Wherever I go, I offer obeisance to the Lord; whatever I do is an act of worship to Him.
In sleep, I reverence Him; I bow my head to no other. Whatever I utter is His name.
Whatever I hear reminds me of Him; whatever I eat or drink is to His honor.
To me, society and solitude are one; for all feelings of duality have left me.
I have no need to practice austerity, for I see Him smiling everywhere as the supreme Beauty -in every form.
Whether sitting, walking, or performing actions, my heart remains pure, for my mind remains fixed on God.
Says Kabir: I have experienced the divine state, beyond both joy and suffering; and I am absorbed in That.
0 brothers, the love of God is sweet.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3853 | 
Bijak, Shastri, 1941;p.49 







L ove based on a desire for gain is worthless.
God is desireless; how could one with desire attain the Desireless?
When I was conscious of individual existence, the love of the Master filled my heart;
When the love of the Master filled my heart, my sense of selfhood was dissolved.
0 Kabir, this path is too narrow for two to travel .





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3852 | 
Bijak, Shastri, 1941;p.38 







A re you ready to cut off your head and place your foot on it?
If so, come; Love awaits you!
Love is not grown in a garden, nor sold in the marketplace;
Whether you are a king or a servant, the price is your head, and nothing less.
Yes, the cost of the elixir of love is your head!
Do you hesitate? 0 miser, It is cheap at that price!





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3851 | 
Bijak, Shastri, 1941;p.48 







S o many bodies, so many opinions! But my Beloved, though invisible, is in all these bodies.
There is no life at all without the Beloved; the Self lives as each and every one.
What, then, 0 friend, are you searching for like a fool?
The object of your quest is within you, as the oil is in the sesame seed.
As the pupil is in the eye, so is the Lord in the body;
The deluded do not know Him, and search for Him without.
The lock of error shuts the gate; open it with the key of Love.
By opening the door, you shall wake the Beloved.
Kabir says: 0 brother, do not pass by such good fortune as this!





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3850 | 
Bijak, Shastri, 1941;pp.52-53,41 







D oes [the Muslim's God] Khuda, live only in the mosque?
Is [the Hindu's God] Ram, only in idols and holy grounds?
Have you searched and found Him there?
You imagine that Hari [Vishnu] is in the East, and Allah is in the West;
But search for Him only in the heart-that is where Ram and Karim both live.
Which, then, is false, the Quran or the Vedas? False is the man who does not see the Truth.
It is One; It is the same One in all. How can you imagine that It is two?
Says Kabir: 0 Lord, every man and every woman are Your own forms;
I am the simple child of Allah-Ram; He is my Guru, my Pir
Brother, where did your two gods come from? Ram, Allah; Keshav, Karim; Hari, Hazrat-so many names!
There may be many golden ornaments, but there is one gold; it has no two-ness in it.
Merely for the sake of exposition, we make of the One, two.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3849 | 
Bijak, Sabda 97&30 







T he shadows of evening grow deep while love comes in to soothe every mind and body.
Look out toward the last glow of sunlight and look in to an endless sky.
Drink the nectar from the petals of your heart and let wave upon wave sweep through your body.
What glory in that ocean!
Listen!
The sound of conches!
The sound of bells!
Kabir says, "0 brother, listen! The Lord of all plays His song within you!"





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3106 | 
literal translations by Krishan Bakshi, Vinod Argawal, and Anand Mundra in Jonathan Star, the Inner Treasure, Tarcher Putnam. 







B etween the pillars of spirit and matter the mind has put up a swing.
There swings the bound soul and all the worlds with not even the slightest rest.
The sun and moon also swing, and there is no end to it.
The soul swings through millions of births like the endless circling of the sun and moon.
Billions of ages have passed with no sigh of relief
The earth and sky swing,
Wind and water swing,
Taking a body, God Himself swings.
Kabir, the servant of God,
has seen it all.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3105 | 
literal translations by Krishan Bakshi, Vinod Argawal, and Anand Mundra in Jonathan Star, the Inner Treasure, Tarcher Putnam 







W here do you seek me, my son?
Look-I am right inside you!
I am not found in the temple nor the mosque, not in Mecca nor the highest heaven.
I am not found in prayer nor ritual, not in yoga nor renunciation.
If your yearning is pure you will see me in an instant, you will meet me this moment.
Kabir says, "0 seeker, I am right here as the breath within the breath."





Others Beliefs / Litterature 3104 | 
literal translations by Krishan Bakshi, Vinod Argawal, and Anand Mundra in Jonathan Star, the Inner Treasure, Tarcher Putnam. 







T he breath that does not repeat the name of God is a wasted breath.




Others Beliefs / Litterature 2993 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.213 







I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty.




Others Beliefs / Litterature 2992 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.213 







F riend, hope for the Guest while you are alive.
Jump into experience while you are alive!
Think … and think … while you are alive.
What you call "salvation" belongs to the time before death.
If you don't break your ropes while you are alive,
do you think
ghosts will do it after?
The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic
just because the body is rotten
that is all fantasy.
What is found now is found then.
If you find nothing now,
you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death.
If you make love with the divine now, in the next life
you will have the face of satisfied desire.

Kabir says this: When the Guest is being searched for, it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 2926 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.256 







S peech is priceless if you speak with knowledge. Weigh it in the scales of the heart before it comes from the mouth.




Others Beliefs / Litterature 2902 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.81 







T o see a World in a grain of sand,

And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour …

The bat that flits at close of eve
Has left the brain that won't believe.
The owl that calls upon the night
Speaks the unbeliever's fright …

Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine;
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine …

Every tear from every eye
Becomes a babe in Eternity…
The bleat, the bark, bellow, and roar
Are waves that beat on Heaven's shore …

He who doubts from what he sees
Will never believe, do what you please.
If the Sun and Moon should doubt,
They'd immediately go out …

God appears, and God is Light,
To those poor souls who dwell in Night;
But does a Human Form display
To those who dwell in realms of Day.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 2839 | 
William Blake, taken from William Blake: Collected Poems (New York: Penguin, 1991). 







W hat does it matter to me if Gabriel salute the Virgin
If he does not also bring me the same marvellous news?

God is the Light of Light, my saviour is the sun,
The Virgin is the moon, and I am their secret joy.

Know that God becomes a child, lies in the virgin's womb
So I can grow like him, and gather to me Godhead.

When God lay hidden in a young virgin's womb
Then a miracle occurred; the point contained the circle.

Virginity is noble, but a mother you must also be
Or be a field stripped bare of all fertility.

The Virgin is a crystal, her son divine Light:
She is utterly pierced by him, yet stays untouched.

I must be the Virgin and give birth to God
Should I ever be graced divine beatitude.





Others Beliefs / Litterature 2838 | 
Angelus Silesius, translated from the German by Andrew Harvey in Teaching of the Christian Mystics. 







K abir used to say, "The formless Absolute is my Father, and God with form is my Mother." God reveals Himself in the form which His devotee loves most. His love for the devotee knows no bounds.




Others Beliefs / Litterature 2682 | 
Kabir, in Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna as translated into English by Swami Nikhilananda and published by the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York, Copyright 1942, by Swami Nikhilananda 







O SADHU! The simple union is the best.
Since the day when I met with my Lord, there has been no end to the sport of our love.
I shut not my eyes, I close not my ears, I do not mortify my body;
I see with eyes open and smile, and behold His beauty everywhere:
I utter His Name, and whatever I see, it reminds me of Him; whatever I do, it becomes His worship.
The rising and the setting are one to me; all contradictions are solved.
Wherever I go, I move round him,
All I achieve is His service:
When I lie down, I lie prostrate at His feet.

He is the only adorable one to me: I have none other.
My tongue has left off impure words, it sings His glory day and night:
Whether I rise or sit down, I can never forget Him; for the rhythm of His music beats in my ears.
Kabir says: "My heart is frenzied, and I disclose in my soul what is hidden. I am immersed in that one great bliss which transcends all pleasure and pain."





Others Beliefs / Litterature 2678 | 
Songs of Kabir, translated by Rabindranath Tagore (York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1974). 







B ETWEEN THE pillars of spirit and matter the mind has put up a swing.
There swings the bound soul and all the worlds with not even the slightest rest.
The sun and moon also swing, and there is no end to it.

The soul swings through millions of births like the endless circling of the sun and moon.
Billions of ages have passed with no sigh of relief.
The earth and sky swing,
Wind and water swing,
Taking a body, God Himself swings.


Kabir, the servant of God, has seen it all.
0 brother seekers!
Only while you are alive is there hope of finding Him.
While you are alive, meditate.
While you are alive, contemplate.
Only while you are alive can liberation be found.


If you do not cut the noose of your karma while living, what hope is there of liberation when you are dead?
It is a hopeless dream to think that union will come after the soul leaves the body.


What you get now is what you get then-
Otherwise, all you get is a stay in hell.
To Embrace the real, Recognize the true Guru,
Have faith in the power of the Name!
Kabir says,
"Only spiritual practice will get you across;
be addicted to this practice."





Others Beliefs / Litterature 2677 | 
Kabir, The Inner Treasure by jonathan Star (New York: Tarcher-Putnam, 1999). 





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