Category Archives: Prophets

XIV: PROPHETS

 XIV

PROPHETS

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Ptahotep
Nichiren
Socrates
Muhammad
Confucius
Krishna
Mahavira
Guru Nanak
Jesus
Kabir
Vedas
Buddha
Solomon
Lao Tzu

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Ptahotep -/- Nichiren

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Ptahotep

Because nobody embodies perfection
Craftsmanship invites innovation

Loving energies envitalise being
Ensuring open channels

Our most wonderful offspring
Obey parental edicts

World measures best conduct
With rulers unbending

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Introducing violence into society
Attracts fatal blows

Governmental disfavours rise swiftly
Like attacking crocodiles

Before slanderweeds take root
Ruthlessly dispel rumours


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Nichiren

Despite injustices abounding abundantly
Stresstimes dissipate always

Eyelashes, close, yet invisible
Resemble internal divinity

Better mastering one’s thoughts –
Beware enslaving mentality

Life’s infinitely priceless days
Outvalue uncountable treasuries

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Prosperity’s elation, declination’s morbidity –
Worthy person’s nightmares

Creating order’d, tranquil community
Ensures personal security

Suffering suffering, enjoying enjoyment
Life’s unchallengeable remit

Socrates -/- Muhammad

14:3
Socrates

Knowing you know nothing
Life’s true knowledge

Beware most lonely barrenness
Enclosing busy lives

Without enjoying bodily strength
Fools age shamefully

Smallest acts of courage
Deem courageous, nevertheless

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Education’s better kindling flames
Before filling vessels

Strong minds discuss ideas,
Weak minds, people

From conversation springs wisdom
Avoid lengthy monologues


14:4
Muhammad

Divinity examines hearts, deeds,
Ignoring ephemeral possessions

As kindness enters something
Its essence beautified

Only perfect piety, posipraxis,
Defines human superiority

When entity disturbs heartpeace
Relinquish its control

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Courteously, upon fathers’ deaths,
Befriend their friends

Visit invalids, feed hunger,
Release unjust captives

Wherever we’ll observe wealth
Investigate invisible impoverishment

Confucius -/- Krishna

14:5
Confucius

Minds praising unwayward virtuousness
Humanity’s concordances obey

Embrace sincerity, principalise faithfulness
Dismiss depraved thought

Extravagantial desires inspire insurbordination
Caution seldom errs

Where wisdom disavows perplexity
Virtue reneges anxiety

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Unwish’d for by oneself
Never render elsewhere

Because unpleasant faults possess’d
Accept abandonment stoically

Desperados seeking constant advantages
Deserve constant scorn


14:6
Krishna

Beyond delusion’s turbid quicksand
Renunciates glide effortlessly

Heaven’s billion shining suns
Mirrors Self’s brilliance

Despite reality being indestructable
Illusions easily shatter

As people spurn burning
Evil avoids enlightenment

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Minds freed from torment
Find best decisions

Vanishing fears, shattering passions;
Enstasy smashes aversion

Like tortoiseshells armouring limbs
Contrashield sinful thinking

Mahavira -/- Guru Nanak

14:7
Mahavira

Righteously renunciating passionate attatchments
Transcends mundane animation

Echoing ditches protecting townships
Nonattachment controls sensation

Desiring passion’s satisfying stormzone
Practicing asceticism irrealizable

Whenever soul shackl’d internally
External renunciation meaningless

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Heated gold remains gold
Enlightenedness always enlightened

Whether pleasur’d, whether pain’d,
Pure consciousness equanimous

Like oceans sheltering fish
Truthfulness safeguards virtues


14:8
Guru Nanak

Striving for religious tolerance
Fashions universal Humanhood

Our bodies are fields
Our minds, ploughmen

Universal deity ignores dogma
While devoiding doctrine

As invisible flower’s fragrance
So are souls

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Eternal meditation’s transcendental flight
Disciplines, purifies, tranquilitizes

Meditation’s simple equanaminous devotion
Allows nobody’s monopoly

Principlising spiritual, suprapersonal heights
Humanity penetrates Divinity

Jesus -/- Kabir

14:9
Jesus

Receiving brings happiness, yes,
But giving moreso

As knocks are answer’d
Our searchings discover

Because worrying adds nothing
Contentment’s incredibleness everything

Only looking elsewhere lustfully
Commits adultery… still

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Acolytes celebrating Omniscient Divinity
Refuse money’s worship

As Jesus loves you
Love one another

Believers trusting unbeatable Divinity
Possess untroubl’d hearts


14:10
Kabir

Our minds are knots
Untying never easy

When vicewaves swamp mentalities
Bearhug virtuous mindrocks

When Divine vessels dock
Board them immediately

Our soulswans soar heavenwards
From corporeal lakes

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Greater kings above Ravana
Vanish’d within eyeblinks

Cretins setting houses alight
Lock themselves inside

Waters draining into rivers
These rivers absorb

Vedas -/- Buddha

14:11
Vedas

Indivisible lives, interdependent existences
Humanity’s cardiovascular reverberation

When entering realization’s ecstasy
Every bondage dissappears

Following fear, decay, death:
Infinite peace attainable

Highest Self’s endless bliss,
Unconditioned limitless consciousness

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Yesterday’s dream, tomorrow’s vision,
Today? Live well!

Happier memories, promising futures,
Good days deliver

Enoy today’s lifebreathing brevity
Delivering existence’s myriadity


14:12
Buddha

Dismiss single sacred languages
Chastise inflexible dogmas

Fasting during practicing austerities
Weakens ascetical insight

Realizing Nirvana’s supreme benefit
Releases hankering cravings

Sun, stars, moon, truth;
Never hidden remain

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Lonely musings, tranquil meditations,
Purify flurrying worries

Because thinking shapes personality
Maintain pure thought

Altho’ change cometh inevitably
Personality directs transformations

Solomon -/- Lao Tzu

14:13
Solomon

Foolishness accompanies discernment’s destitution
Understanding facilitates uprighteousness

Never boast about tomorrow
Before passes today

Collectedly overlooking transgressions discretefully
Humanity’s glorious perfection

Better eating peaceful morsels
Before strifeful feasts

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Fittest words golden apples
Set in silver

Like fires without logwood
Strife without talebearers

Lips eternizing truth destroy
Lying tongues’ momentariness


14:14
Lao Tzu

From nothing comes something
From something, creatures

Without looking thro’ windows
Heaven’s visibility remains

If ignorance feigns knowledge
Ireddemable difficulties launch

As water benefits humanity
Ability influences affairs

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Striving to achieve nothing
Revealeth The Way

The Way nourishes everything
As rivulets, rivers

Tho’ easy The Way
People paths prefer