A Promise of Hope, Solace and Sanctuary, From the Poetry of Jesus, The Christ. Monday’s Inspiration, 20.
Wisdom-quotes from Sri Chinmoy
“Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom, even in the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise.” –Sri Chinmoy
"Do not cry, I love you. Do not cry, The world needs you. Do not cry, God is still dreaming Inside you and for you." - Sri Chinmoy
An Offering to my Dear Friend Linda Lum (Carb Diva)
Today’s theme, loosely speaking, is all about Hope, but permit me to dwell, momentarily, on the subject of ‘fear’, which can sometimes focus on the negative, neutralizing our hopes, aspirations, promises …
Recently … this week, in fact, I heard on Radio LBC, that there was a huge police presence at Oxford Street, London. Apparently, people were heard screaming and shouting; some of them very vocal with words like ‘gunshots … gunshots …’
It seems that the police found no evidence as such; that there were no deaths nor injuries, except for one pedestrian, who was so panic-stricken when in flight, that she fell over and hurt her knees. The LBC host finished his report by asking, if perhaps, we had now become imprisoned by fear itself; inviting suggestions as to whether people should panic and respond as they did, in such situations.
You will have noticed that it’s Monday, of course, and this is intended to be an inspirational Hub. So let us have a look at the sublime poetry of the Christ below, but before that, just a short but lofty piece on Hope, by the luminary and visionary Sri Chinmoy. Needless to say, there were varied responses to the LBC Presenter, but let us leave these to your imaginative faculties.
Wisdom-Quote of Sri Chinmoy
“Hope abides, therefore I abide. Countless frustrations have not cowed me. I am still alive; vibrant with life. The black cloud will disappear; the morning cloud will appear once again, in all its supernal glory.” – Sri Chinmoy.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” The Bible, KJV. John, 14:1 – 3.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” The Bible, KJV. John, 14: 27.
The Gates of Paradise
“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you…
Another beautiful piece. The Christ is basically saying that this place, His home, is more than sufficient for our concerns. No one needs to be left out, for there ‘are many mansions.’ in His Father’s house. He then tries to reassure us that this is so, by saying: Hey, don’t worry, I myself will prepare a place for you. Note the word ‘prepare.’ It implies that we are not yet ready, but that He will pave the way. Isn’t this wonderful?
We are caught up in the ephemeral world: with our needs, desires, cravings, wants…yet the Christ is offering solace. He is going to make Jerusalem magnificent for our arrival. How charming is this message; how reassuring! No one is condemned; no one will be left out.
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” The Bible, KJV. John, 14:1 – 3.
This above quote/aphorism, is probably the pinnacle of His message. He will come again, ‘and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also …
He will come again (not in person) but in Spirit, for the Comforter will come in His name, or another Messenger of Light, carrying the banner of Paradise; conveying the Nectar of the Divine. All this, so that we, too, can dwell in this heavenly Kingdom.
A Peaceful Paradise
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” The Bible, KJV. John, 14: 27
This final verse is soothing, calming … the Christ is offering that birthless and deathless Peace; this Peace that surpasses all human comprehension. Not the peace of the world, He says, but a deep, silent and everlasting Peace.
No wars … greed… lust for power and so forth. Isn’t this awesome! He ends as all good spiritual writings do, with repetition, for the Seers fear that we, being human, will soon forget. So He, once again, asks us not to be afraid or troubled in our Hearts.
So good morning, Monday and good morning, my friends. I have tried to inspire or lend my two- cents worth to this lofty and very loving, compassionate message of the Christ here, which speaks volumes. There are so many more!
The Beatitudes … the conversations with His disciples … the wise parables… many of you may be familiar with them. May you keep turning the pages from time to time, purely to look for the simplicity and wonder of Love. Glory be!!
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 26th November, 2017.
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Emily Dickinson's Inspirational Poem on Hope. It repeats itself also...
Is this strong in your life right now?
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