No claim, however great, can be
equal to you, my mysterious self;
Unveil Thy face, Beloved, that I may behold Thy glorious vision.
Expand my heart, Lord, to the width of the sky, that the whole cosmos be reflected in my soul.
Wherever Thou shalst cast Thy glance, Beloved, a new sun will rise there.
Lift my soul, O gentle breeze, and carry it to the abode of the Beloved.
Let my heart reflect Thy light, O Lord, as in a pool of water the sun is reflected.
When I see Thy glorious vision I
am moved to ecstasy, Beloved.
O rosebud, thy blooming gives me the impression of my Beloved's countenance.
Thy invasion, Beloved, through the storm arouses my deepest passion.
I hear, Lord, Thy speechless call in the sublimity of nature.
Light is Thy face and shade is Thy bosom, Beloved.
Love, I do not know whether to
call thee my enemy or my friend.
My heart, gather thyself together as the rose helds its petals.
Thy favourable glance causeth
the sun to rise in my heart, Beloved,
O intoxicating air coming from her dwelling place, thou movest my soul to ecstasy.
I have loved in life and have
I went through Hell and saw
there love's raging fire,
I bowed my head in humility, and
on my knees I begged of Love,
Let the Heavens be reflected in
the earth, Lord,
Let Thy word, God, become my life's expression.
Speak to me from within, my Lord, the ears of Thy servant are listening.
My holy pilgrimage, God, is to the sacred dwelling place of Thy worshipper.
Thou comest on earth, Lord, to save man - in the guise of the godly.
Speak to me, my Lord, through the words of Thy Messenger.
My heart is no longer mine, since Thou hast made it Thy dwelling place, my Lord.
Thou wilt grant my wishes, O Knower of my heart.
O Love, I would give up throne and crown to become a slave at thy mercy.
Let me forget myself, Lord, that I may become conscious of Thy Being.
Nature softly whispers Thy word to my ears.
I see Thine own image, Lord, in Thy creation
It is with Thy might alone that I can lift up life's responsibilities.
In the image of man, my beloved Lord, I see Thine own countenance.
In the form of man I see the archway to Thy dwelling place.
The heart of man is Thy sacred shrine.
Thy divine compassion radiates in fulness through the heart of the mother.
Through the loving heart of woman manifests Thy divine grace.
Nature sings to me Thy song.
O beloved ideal of my soul, pray, show thyself to me in human guise.
Let me feel Thy embrace, Beloved, on all planes of existence.
My feeling heart is drawn to Thee, Lord, when thou comest in the form of man.
It is Thy divine purity that is manifest in the innocent expression of the child.
Before whomsoever I bow, I bend before Thy throne.
In sympathising with everyone I offer my love to Thee, Beloved.
Teach me, O Lord, the innocence of the child, an angel on earth.
Nature is a bridge to cross to Thy dwelling place.
My heart, as a tree in the forest, stands patiently waiting.
Wide horizon, thou makest my heart wide as thyself.
Thou art my life and Thou art my sustenance, God.
My lips hold the prayer in them as the rosebud holds fragrance in its heart.
Riding on the horse of hope,
A lance of stern faith in my
My ears closed to the disturbing
noise of the world,
I went through the thick forests
of perpetual desire,
Feeling ever some presence in
the air, I asked,
Sublime nature, thy reflection produces in my heart God's glorious vision.
I bend toward thee, O mother earth, in veneration of the Father in Heaven.
Flowers are the footprints of Thy dancing steps.
I look up to Thee with raised head and palms joined in worship, like the rocky mountains.
Space, I find in thee the formless God.
When I am absorbed in Thy glorious vision, Beloved, even my tear-drops turn into stars.
Let me not be detained in
the Heavens, Lord,
Since my soul has caught Thy light, my glance has become a comet.
Thy divine spark in my heart is
as the dewdrop in the rose.
Let Thy sun shine in my heart.
Like the setting sun I bend my head low at Thy feet in loving surrender.
Lift the barrier, Lord, that divides Thee from me.
Thou wilt guide me aright, Lord, I am a child on life's path.
In the blooming rose I see the charm of Thy lovely countenance.
Let my faith be as firm as mountains, Lord, standing unshaken through wind and storm.
Immensity of space, thou showest to me the majesty of His presence.
Since Thy joyful smile has produced a new light in my heart, I see the sun shine everywhere.
Let my imperfect self advance towards Thy perfect being, Lord, as the crescent rises to fulness.
Silent voice, in the stillness of night I hear thy whisper.
The gently blowing wind kindles the fire of my heart.
When I see in Thy hand an
unsheathed sword, Beloved,
Send on humanity, Lord, the shower of Thy mercy and compassion.
My heart melts in Thy light, Beloved, as snow in the sun.
Every stem becomes Thy reed,
every leaf becomes Thy finger, Beloved,
My soul, like a compass, keeps pointing to Thee, while my life is passing through the storm.
Providence, allow me to hold
long life's glorious moments, I pray,
Thou teachest me patience, sublime Nature, by thy patient waiting.
In the light I behold Thy
Let Thy servant, O Lord, be my master.
Though the ever-moving life is
my nature, thou art my very being,
The light is Thy divine radiance, Beloved, and the shade is the shadow of Thy beautiful self.
My life speeds towards Thee as the blowing of the wind.
Let Thy divine knowledge spread over my heart as the snow covers the mountain.
It is Thy sweetness, Beloved, which I enjoy in the sweet fragrance of the rose.
My heart has become an ocean, Beloved,since Thou hast poured Thy love into it.
Tree, you bless me with your outstretched hands.
Earth is attracted to earth,
water is drawn to water.
I hear Thy wisper, Beloved, in the morning breeze.
Dig my heart, Beloved, and thou wilt find in its depth the spring of Thy love.
My soul is Thy spirit, Master, now that I exist no more.
It is Thee, Beloved, whom I see in all names and forms.
Thou art closer to me than my self.
Let Thy might strengthen me, Thy
light inspire me, Lord,
My life is running towards Thee, O divine ocean, as the river flows to the sea.
Rose, in thy petals I see the rosy cheeks of my Beloved.
Make me lose myself, Lord, in Thy vision.
Let every moment of life whisper Thy name to my ears.
Thou blowest the fire of my heart,Beloved, by fanning it with the fluttering leaves.
Light is Thine eye, Beloved, and shade is its pupil.
Be Thou before me, Lord, when I am awake, and within me when I am asleep.
In my veneration for the aged I worship Thee, O God.
I drink the wine of Thy divine presence and lose myself in intoxication.
Let my soul reflect, Beloved, the beauty of Thy colour and form.
Let my heart bloom in Thy love as the rose.
As invisible as space, as inconceivable as time is Thy being, O Lord.
Teach me, Lord, to tread upon the sea of life.
Even the branches swing in ecstasy when they receive Thy Message.
Sublime nature, let my heart find rest in thy stillness.
In the light Thou art manifest, God, in the shade thou art hidden.
One more cup, Beloved, that I may entirely lose myself.
I see the Beloved's beauty in all colours and in all forms.
Flowers speak to me of Thy loveliness, and tell me how beautiful Thou art.
Fill my heart with Thy divine
Heaven has Thy light and the earth Thy shade.
Gentle breeze, thy touch to me is the caress of the Beloved.
Let me rise towards Thee with the rising of the sun.
The sun sets, the moon
wanes, the spring passes, the year ends.
Blowing wind, carry my message, I pray, to the dwelling place of the divine Beloved.
We shall see who will endure to
The waves of the sea, even as I,
O nature sublime, pregnant with
Let my heart reflect Thy divine light, Lord, as the moon reflects the light of the sun.
Happiness, certainly thou didst
play hide-and-seek with me.
My intuition, hast thou ever
deceived me ? No, never.
Let me be melted in Thy divine ocean as a pearl in wine.
Alone on the sea, alone on land.
My considerate self,
Let my heart become the spring of Thine infinite life, rising for ever and ever.
I see Thy mystery hidden, Beloved, under the petals of the flower.
My heart, hold closely the oil wich keeps the light burning.
Pain, my life-long comrade, if all went and left me, you would still be there.
With the opening and closing of Thine eyes, Beloved, the sun rises and sets in my heart.
My heart is moved to tears by thy swift moving, O gentle air.
Those wo are given liberty by
Him to act freely, are nailed on the earth;
My sense of shame, did I not
uphold thine honour,
The blowing rose brings to me Thy perfume, Beloved, which moves my heart to ecstasy.
Raise me, Lord, let me not be drowned in the sea of mortality.
Speak, Lord, in the stillness of nature, my heart' s ears are open to hear Thy call.
My endurance, thou hast crushed
me until I became thy clay,
O nature sublime, in thy silence I hear thy mournful cry.
Ever moving sea of life, am I not but a wave rising in thy heart ?
Thanks to the winner of my heart, there is nothing of me left any more.
My thoughtful self,
While I was roaming through the
forest, a thorn pricked my bare foot and cried,
A wasp fleeing in the air stung
My foot slipped and I fell in a
pool of muddy water.
I absently happened to touch a
I asked my gentle self, "Have
you received any harm ?"
I will soar higher than the
I will raise my head high,
before you will turn your back to me,