Enchanting

All the realized souls bring home the same thoughts, though look to have walked different roads.

तेरे खास बंदे खास जलवा देख लेते हैं
फ़रिश्ते देख नहीं पाते वे वो भी देख लेते हैं . . .

Sirr-e-Akbar (The great secret)

Roshan Khuda

The vision

Something Beautiful for God

-inspired by Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Direct baatcheet

“I have not the courage to force myself to seek beautiful prayers in books; not knowing which to choose I act as children do who cannot read; I say quite simply to the good God what I want to tell Him, and He always understands me.”

Telling the good God

Dissolving the self

– Shri Vinod ji Agarwal

No doubt, [our hearts] are already empty of creatures, but, alas, I feel mine is not entirely empty of myself, and it is for this reason that Jesus tells me to descend.     Saint Therese of Lisieux

Holy

– Shri Vinod ji Agarwal

“No one is going to force me to be holy. It lies in my own hands.”    – St Teresa of Calcutta

Khotta na reh jaaoon

“I desire to become humble and humiliations are my sweetest sweets.”   

Happier than ever

Fanna

“Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that my life may be only a radiance of Yours. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul. Let them look up and no longer see, but only Jesus!”

Oneness

Prayer

– Shri Vinod ji Agarwal

“In that prayer, God cannot deceive you because that prayer comes from within you. That is the time when you want Him the most.”    – St Teresa of Calcutta

Lutf-e-deed

“Please pray for me that I be only all for Jesus through Mary.”

Slave of Our Lady

He longs for you

“Jesus wants me to tell you again.. how much love He has for each one of you.. beyond all that you can imagine.. not only He loves you, even more- He longs for you. He misses you when you do not come close. He thirsts for you. He loves you always, even when you do not feel worthy….  “I thirst” is something much deeper than just Jesus saying “I love you.” Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you you can’t begin to know who He wants to be for you. Or who He wants you to be for Him..”   

Soar

Perfection is..

“There exists but one Being capable of comprehending love; it is Jesus; He alone can give us back infinitely more than we shall ever give to Him.”

To love

Aashiqui ka hunar

“Mother had the spiritual joy… It is overwhelming for us to think how she could continue with a pleasant countenance and with such single-mindedness to cling to Jesus her one and only love, without her letting us ever know what she was going through.”

– Hungry for God

If I have Him

“I can do without all the rest if I have Him, Fear not for me -nor for those who will join me. – He will look after us. He will be with us He will do all.”

To leave all

For desolate souls

“God hid behind His gift of frustration , and emptiness. Was God hostile too? … Impossible. God was just, whatever His designs for desolate souls. There would be a time when He would fill what He had emptied…”

The fill-up

Purification

“One feels rejected and abandoned by God. The virtues of faith, hope and charity are severely tried. Prayer is difficult, almost impossible; spiritual counsel practically of no avail. By means of this painful purification, the disciple is led to total detachment from all created things and to a lofty degree of union with God, becoming a fitting instrument in His hands.”

Aah-wah

True love

“True love is surrender. The more we love the more we surrender. … For by giving the little we possess, we give all- and that there is no limit to the love that prompts us to give. To give oneself completely to God is to be His victim- the victim of His unwanted love.”

–  A victim

Khel

“The lord ls having His own game- I give what He takes.-  I am happy with whatever pleases Him best. I accept whatever He gives. ” 

His own game

The Contact 

“It is the contact of intimate longing for God. Nothing else can fill her mind. Such a longing is possible only through God’s hidden presence. We can not long for something that is not intimately close to us.”

The mysterious link

Consolation

“I desire no sensible consolation in loving; provided Jesus feel my love that is enough for me. Oh! to love Him and to make Him loved…how sweet it is…”

Marz

The joy of suffering

-Shri Vinod ji Agarwal

“Is there a joy greater than that of suffering out of love for You, My God?”    – St Therese of Lisieux

A Martyr

That I may live in one Act of perfect Love …. I may become a very martyr of Thy Love, O my God! May this martyrdom, having first prepared me to appear before Thee, break life’s thread at last, and may my soul take its flight, unretarded, into the eternal embrace of Thy Merciful Love..

Martyrdom 

Pangs of love

“Pray for me – for the life within me is harder to live. To be in love and yet not to love. To live by faith and yet not to believe. To spend myself and yet be in total darkness.”

Gam-e-aashiqui

Allah ki mohabbat

On being able to experience His love, nothing else remains to be sought.

Agar pyar tere se

Bina prem dhiraj nahi

– Song from the movie ‘Swami Vivekananda’ (1998)

Satguru’s love teaches the mind to be patient and his separation makes it renunciant (because vairaag implies ‘vishesh raag’ causing disconnection from the rest).

Zindagi khaak na thi

Zindagi gulzar hai

The most desired time of life ‘dearly’ passed in the blink of an eye.

Unko aata hai nibhaana

The journey towards You has been an unspeakable story . .

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