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" Many A Flower Is Born To Blush Unseen"

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#1 stsamy

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:53 AM

Dear Ones,

On going through the topic 20th century saints, I was reminded of an intimate
conversation between an a yogi and a yss devotee - a retired professor.

One day he asked the yogi "we often hear that a fully liberated soul lived at such
and such place or time - mostly in past tense. Are n't there fully libterated souls
living in the present ?" and the yogi replied, "there are". Then devotee with
great enthusiasm and earnestness requested the yogi to point out a few persons.
But the yogi said, "You would not believe it." (meaning the concepts / ideas that
most people have about fully liberated souls will not match their outter forms).
The professor promptly and earnestly replied, "If Swamiji says, I will certainly believe it."
The yogi just smiled.

The question was persistantly asked at every opportune moment for many weeks.
And, the yogi was repeating the same answer at every time.

Well ! At last the yogi started listing more than 8/9 names of persons, their exact location,
their occupation and so on - all living in the same state. The professor was totally surprised
to listen that all most all of them were engaged in manual work - such as car mechanic, farmer,
motor mechanic and so on - and there was no educated, learned person in the list.
The professor unconsciously - even before the list was completed - said, "I do not believe this"
and the yogi said, "I told you in the beginning that you wouldn't believe !"

There are so may gems in God's kingdom; but not all of them come to the crown of King.
Avatars are much more than these liberated souls, as our Master says.

A word of caution: let us not think that "so and so may be a liberated person" (from the reference
of the above story; invariably such thinking will lead to the dead-end - probably I could be one such
soul.) Jai Guru.

#2 Anthony

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:00 AM

I love the sentiment and the insight. You must also know Gray's Elegy - such a fabulously beautiful poem. Thanks.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:14 PM

Thank you for posting. I was just thinking of this poem today... Jai Guru
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:10 PM

Dear stsamy,
Nice post indeed.
Here's a quote from John Milton - my all time favouritePosted Image
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one Talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless,
though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker,
and present
My true account,
lest He returning chide,
"Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?"I fondly ask.
But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies,
"God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts. Who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best.
His stateIs kingly:
thousands at his bidding speed,
And post o'er land and ocean without rest;
They also serve who only stand and wait."
And another famous song from Saint Thyagaraja

"endarO mahAnubhAvu-landariki vandanamu"
Salutations to all those great men in this world.

I never forget that our own Param-param-guru Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya was just another employee in a Government department.

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IDF Sundar

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:42 AM

:love: :pronam:
<span style='font-size: 10px;'><span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'><span style='color: #000080'>Everything in the future will improve if you make the spiritual effort now.</span></span></span>

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:15 AM

Thank you for the nice story Stsamy and for the beautiful poems AG and GurucharanPosted Image

When I first read the story I thought "who knows if it is true! If there are really so many full liberated souls among us....and unseen"

But then I concentrated on the pleasant feeling it came to me from that thought and story...something inside me resonated and

(now)..I think there is some truth there. After all, it is one of God's favorite hobby hiding Himself!Posted Image

...make me the sea

#7 stsamy

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:18 AM

"who knows if it is true! If there are really so many full liberated souls among us....and unseen"

You are right. But, when we compare such souls with the total population on earth it is very very small
in terms of percentage, is it not ?

Jai Guru

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:06 AM

This is similar to the Buddhist concept of the "bodhisattva"--one who delays his final liberation but comes back again and again to help all achieve liberation.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:07 AM

This is similar to the Buddhist concept of the "bodhisattva"--one who delays his final liberation but comes back again and again to help all achieve liberation.

Posted Image jbg, thank you for mentioning this Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
~*~*~* Jai Guru *~*~*~

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