Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Great expectations

(29)  Amay chotta ekti man diyecho

You have given me a small mind
But expect so much from it.
You call me from the stars,
Twixt the rifts in the clouds.

With the fragrance of earth, with tree leaves,
With the river current, with the distant azure sky—
I fall into the bondage
Of countless hindering entanglements.

My Friend, I know You remain very close.
Why then do You call me from afar?
How can I gaze on You?
Tell me Your position.
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Baba's exposition:
Oh, Macrocosm, You have given me a very small mind, a unit mind, a microcosmic mind; and You expect so much from this little mind. You are calling me from the twinkling of distant stars, through the openings of the clouds. But You know, there are hundreds of bondages in this world, and I am entangled in all these bondages – in the fragrance of the earth, in the leaves of the trees, in the flow of the rivers, in the distant azure sky – how can I respond to Your call? Oh, my Lord, if You are very near to me, then why do You call me from such a distance? I know it is because You want me to be still closer to You. And I also want to be still closer to You. And I also want You closer to me.

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