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Subramanian.R

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Heart, Hold On a Little Longer
« on: April 20, 2009, 04:15:07 PM »
Heart, Hold On a Little Longer

               - A Poem D. Samarender Reddy

Futile may seem everything
And in your step no spring
Heart, hold on a little longer.

If friendships seem broken
By some stray words spoken
Heart, hold on a little longer.

Tempestuous thoughts in the mind
Fuelled by doubt of many a kind
Heart, hold on a little longer.

If Truth seems out of reach
Despite what sages preach
Heart, hold on a little longer.

Darkness though there be
In it, too, there is He
Heart, hold on a little longer.

(Source: Mountain Path, January-March 2008)

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Heart, Hold On a Little Longer
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 05:38:54 PM »
Dear srkudai,

I am very happy to see your poetry.  Arunachala = Heart is a
place wherefrom poetry spings.  Muruganar composed 30,000
poems here.  We have seen Sri Sadhu Om's poems.  Dr. Raju
wrote sometime back, that he started writing some poems after
visit to Arunachala.

Bhagavan Ramana has Himself said to Dr. U.V. Swaminatha Iyer,
a great Brahmin Tamil scholar, (who toiled night and day in
villages of South India in search of old palymyra leaves to compile
the old Tamil classics like Silappadhikaram etc.,) when he told
Bhagavan Ramana:  "O Bhagavan!  You say that one should leave
all desires.  But I am not able to leave this desire of Tamil (or for that
matter any poetry) desire."  Bhagavan smiled and said:  "Who
asked you to leave Tamil (or any language of poetry)?  What is
Tamil?  It is Siva.  Siva-desire and Tamil desire are one and the same!"

When someone said to Bhagavan: " Saint Tyagaraja sang kirtans, and attained the Self."  Bhagavan Ramana corrected him, saying:
"No.  They attained the Self and then sang!"

Alexander Pope has said:  "I lisped in numbers for numbers came to me!"  The poetry came to him as the Self within.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Heart, Hold On a Little Longer
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 07:29:03 PM »
Dear srkudai,

If Siva is the Self, then Uma is the Grace.  If Narayana is the Self,
Lakshmi is the Grace. The poetry comes out of Grace.  All great Saints of Saiva Siddhanta have sung songs. The Siva Canons put together come to about 16,000 verses.  There are Azhwars who have among themselves 4000 verses.  This afternoon I was reading one of the
freshly released CDs of my wife's Guru who has sung Sri Sivananda Lahari  and other poems in melodious music.   I was listening to
Sri Sivananda Lahari.  Sri Sankara says:  "What do I know about
poetry, what do I know about Tarka, what do I know about Josya.
What do I know about Saguna sastra?  I am humble.  Please come
and stay in my Heart!"  Look, Sri Sankara is writing like this!
Bhakti and Jnana go together.  So also poetry and self enquiry!

In the end there will be time
When every things looks the same!

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Heart, Hold On a Little Longer
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 08:00:16 PM »
what lovely poems, skrudai and subramaniam ji...

Darkness though there be
In it, too, there is He
Heart, hold on a little longer.


wish i too could see
that in the dark there is He
Heart, u have to hold longer!