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VxPoem ID: 47625

Category:
mother_earth

Posted: June 2nd. 2018 10:50:36 AM

Views: 217

The World

by Stewart Bitkoff

Age Group: Adult



Q: Why does the world as we know it exist?

A: The world is a magnificent cornucopia, filled with wondrous and delightful items. Here we can find exactly what we are looking for. If we seek enjoyment of the senses, there are many opportunities. Similarly if we seek to learn and draw closer to our higher self, this opportunity exists as well.

In part, the earth phase of our existence is an opportunity to learn, create and experience all the parts of self and grow closer to that which we wish to become.

* *

The world is a giant bazaar.
A market place
Where you will find
Exactly what you seek.

If you seek garbage, it is there.
Similarly if you desire sweets
There are many vendors.

Fortunate is the traveler
Who knows what to seek.
Most leave
Without making the right choice.

* *

The World

Traveler: What of the world?

Master: All things in this universe
Are Created for an appointed term.
The sun, the moon,
And you and I
Are here for a brief afternoon
In the timeless eternity.

The Beloved is the Eternal Reality.
God was here
Before the sun and moon
And will be
Long after they are a memory.
This world is Created
For a fixed period
And when the hour arrives
It too will pass on.
Only God Remains.

Traveler: If this life is temporary
Why must I participate
In the every day affairs of the world?

Master: Little one, you were Created
To serve God’s Purpose.
Each traveler has a job to do
And each must contribute
To the benefit of all.

You will not serve the Creator
By sitting on a mountain
And praying for your own salvation.
We must participate in the world
And work for the benefit of all.

All of us cannot sit on mountains;
Who will do the work to feed humanity?
The secret is to remain separate,
Immersed in the Holy Name,
Yet participate in every day affairs.

Ask the Beloved
And God Will Teach you
The secrets of the world
And how to love His/Her service.

________

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Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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