Friday, February 13, 2009

Poems of Love for Our Oneness

Here is a selection of thoughts and poems on Love and Oneness for this Valentine's Day. Peace, Love, and Joy to the Oneness of us All!


The significance which is in
is an eternal wonder.

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;

we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,whose power creates the earth,
the sky, and the stars,

and at the same time irradiates our minds with
the light of a consciousness

that moves and exits in unbroken continuity with the outer world.

~ Tagore

What is Love??

Love is the scent with the lotus born.

It is the silent choirs of petals

Singing the winter's harmony of uniform beauty.

Love is the song of the soul, singing to God.

It is the balanced rhythmic dance of planets -

sun and moon lit

In the skyey hall festooned with fleecy clouds –

Around the sovereign Silent Will.

It is the thirst of the rose to drink the sunrays

And blush red with life.

'Tis the promptings of the mother earth

To feed her milk to the tender, thirsty roots,

And to nurse all life.

It is the urge of the sun

To keep all things alive.

Love is the unseen craving of the Mother Divine

That took the protecting father–form,

And that feeds helpless mouths

With milk of mother's tenderness.

It is the babies' sweetness,

Coaxing the rain of parental sympathy

To shower upon them.

It is the lover's unenslaved surrender to the beloved

To serve and solace.

It is the elixir of friendship,

Reviving broken and bruised souls.

It is the martyr's zeal to shed his blood

For the well-beloved fatherland.

It is the ineffable, silent call of the heart to another

It is the God-drunk poet's heartaches

For every creature's groans.

Love is to enjoy the family rose of petal-beings,

And thence to move to spacious fields -

Passing by portals of social, national, international

On to the limitless Cosmic Home –

To gaze with looks of wonderment,

And to serve all that lives, still or moving.

This is to know what love is.

He knows who lives it.

Love is evolution's ameliorative call

To the far-strayed sons

To return to Perfection's home.

It is the call of the beauty – robed ones

To worship the great Beauty.

It is the call of God

Through silent intelligences

And starburst of feelings.

Love is the Heaven

Toward which the flowers, rivers, nations, atoms,
creatures – you and I

Are rushing by the straight path of action right,

Or winding laboriously on error's path,

All to reach haven there at last.

From: Songs of the Soul,
by Paramahansa Yogananda.

The Power of Love

When the power of love
Replaces the love of power
Man will have a new name: God.

A moment's love
Can and shall
Make the world perfect.

My Lord,
Do teach me only one thing:
How to love the world
The way You love me.

When my peace - heart dreams,
My bliss life sings.

Yesterday I was clever.
That is why I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise.
That is why I am changing myself

- Sri Chinmoy

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