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Chapter 1: Remembering the Divine

Remembering the divine,
The serpent of time and the creepers of sorrow
Do not bother you.
Hence, embrace the divine, says Daya,
Leave the net of the world behind.

Speak not to those who have no interest
In remembering the divine.
Open your heart to those
Who are in love with the divine.

The moment you utter the divine’s name,
All your sins fall away.
O man, make the remembrance of the divine
A refrain in your heart.

Without this remembrance,
With only man, man, man in your mind,
In wretchedness will you weep and wail.
In the grip of maya,
Your mind will never be still.

Until the strings are ready to play
To become some new tune, some new rhythm,
One may pluck those strings ten thousand times
But there will be no resonance.

Until the black bee is drunk with nectar,
Until a melody arises in its own heart,
One may tease the bee a thousand times
But there will be no humming.

Until one awakens oneself with restlessness,
Until the fire to act ignites itself,
One may provoke a dead heart a hundred thousand times
But there will be no answering roar.

Until the strings are ready to play
To become some new tune, some new rhythm,
One may pluck those strings ten thousand times
But there will be no resonance.

An enlightened mystic is one whose strings have been awakened by the divine. An enlightened consciousness is one whose veena is no longer lying idle; the hand of the divine has touched it. To be an enlightened mystic means that the song this person was born to sing has burst forth, the fragrance that was hidden in this flower has been released to the winds. An enlightened consciousness means that you have become that which you were destined to be. And naturally, in the fulfillment of this destiny, there is supreme bliss.

A seed is unhappy and in anguish as long as it is a seed. The anguish lies in the very fact of being a seed. To be a seed means you are meant to become something which you have not yet become. To be a seed means you are meant to blossom but you have not yet blossomed. A seed is meant to grow but it has not yet done so, it has not yet fulfilled its potential. To be a seed means the waiting continues.the path is long, and you have not yet arrived at your destination.

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