Saturday, November 17, 2012

Longing for the Beloved

Gurudev Offering Prasad to Divine Mother
Navaratri 2012
The Saints know about it. Their hearts pain to be with the Divine. They cry for it. Read the life of St. Francis. Do you know how much he was crying always? But it does not have to be intensive always like that. Right now we are talking about the pain of Love, but St. Francis also had great joy. This sensitivity can manifest itself also as being painful. It's not really painful, but it’s a longing for the Beloved One. -Prem Avatar Sri Swami Vishwananda

The Beloved’s Face

There’s just something about that face!
It moves the smallest child, a babe just born,
The newly married young couple
On the brink of the Urban Yogi life,
And an old person wrinkled and tired
Living in time’s doorway.

A ransom was paid so that face could appear
In our world today.
The Avatar descends from the Heavenly Realms
Unto this beautiful blue and white planet,
As observed from space. . .to put a face
On the formless God for mankind.
Then man can relate to this personal God.

One known as Vishnu appeared as a Fish,
A Dwarf, and a Part-lion—Part man,
Krishna, the appealing one,
Appeared as a beautiful blue form
To attract the eyes of humankind first,
And then His teachings followed His own plan!

Jesus appeared as an innocent babe
Lying in a simple manger, with cattle lowing nearby.
Christ became a teacher of compassionate Love,
He died on the cross of Calvary, and then he
Resurrected into Light to teach mankind
That his own spirit lives forever and ever, Amen.

Our own Sri Swami Vishwananda

Appeared in our day and our time
With . . .
Well . . .
There is just something about that
Beautiful, Beloved-ed Face
That words alone cannot describe
Or even attempt to explain!
Perhaps the closest we can convey
Is that our Master is an embodiment
Of the Divine Mother’s Heart,
That which is known as Eternal Divine Love!

So let it be as you look into His
Eyes of Eternity in Darshan. . .
Open your Heart to Love
 And then you will know also
That which cannot
Ever be spoken in words of man.
So It Is Ordained by the One. . .
Amen and Om.

Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

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