Aphorism

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  • Single Object of Faith – Sri Ramakrishna

    Single Object of Faith – Sri Ramakrishna

    “A man began to sink a well, but having dug down to the depth of twenty cubits he could not find the least trace of the water-spring which was to feed his well. So he desisted from the work and selected another place for the purpose. There he dug deeper than before, but even then […]

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  • And death a spur towards immortality – Sri Aurobindo

    And death a spur towards immortality – Sri Aurobindo

    But Savitri answered to almighty Death: “O dark-browed sophist of the universe Who veilst the Real with its own Idea, Hiding with brute objects Nature’s living face, Masking eternity with thy dance of death, Thou hast woven the ignorant mind into a screen And made of Thought error’s purveyor and scribe, And a false witness […]

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  • Mother Durga in All – Sri Ramakrishna

    Mother Durga in All – Sri Ramakrishna

    Q. Why do you not lead a family life with your wife? A. The God Kârtikeya, the leader of the Heavenly army, once happened to scratch a cat with his nail. On going home he saw there was the mark of a scratch on the cheek of his Mother. Seeing this, he asked of her, […]

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  • The Light of the Sun – Kabir

    The Light of the Sun – Kabir

    The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright: The melody of love swells forth, and the rhythm of love’s detachment beats the time. Day and night, the chorus of music fills the heavens; and Kabîr says “My Beloved One gleams like the lightning flash in the sky.” Do you know how […]

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  • The Wish Fulfilling Tree – Sri Ramakrishna

    The Wish Fulfilling Tree – Sri Ramakrishna

    “A man sitting under the shade of the Kalpa-vriksha (wishing-tree) wished to be a king, and in an instant he was a king. The next moment he wished to have a charming damsel, and the damsel was instantly by his side. The man then thought within himself, if a tiger came and devoured him, and […]

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  • The Poet-Seers

    The Poet-Seers

    The Poet-Seers. Seer Poets whose poetry offers a glimpse of the mystical beyond. The Poet-Seers at www.poetseers.org Philosopher-Thinkers and Poet-Seers at Sri Chinmoy LIbrary

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  • To be Capable of Stillness – Sri Aurobindo

    To be Capable of Stillness – Sri Aurobindo

    “To be capable of silence, stillness, illuminated passivity is to be fit for immortality —amr.tatv ¯aya kalpate. It is to be dh¯ıra, the ideal of our ancient civilisation, which does not mean to be tamasic, inert and a block. The inaction of the tamasic man is a stumbling-block to the energies around him, the inaction […]

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  • Mystic Emotion – Albert Einstein

    Mystic Emotion – Albert Einstein

      “The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable […]

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  • Keats – Bright Star

    Keats – Bright Star

    Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art– – J.Keats

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  • Say Not In Grief That She is No More

    Say Not In Grief That She is No More

    Related Poems on Grief at Poetseers.org Tagore Short Poems at Poetseers.org

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