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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #735 on: November 11, 2013, 02:13:56 PM »
My life is such a drama
governed by the will of Rama.
What I have is not enoug,
there must be something above.
Rama is all that I want,
but my mind and body always confront
the path to Him, His peaceful face,
His beauty, love and smile, His Grace.
But one day to Him will I return,
when this body and mind in His fire I burn.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #736 on: November 11, 2013, 03:49:50 PM »
I walked alone on smoky road,
then in river I was on boat,
in a old castle I arrived,
inside there were people and all they smiled.
They did't want to know my name,
like they are born not to blame.
Why these people are in such a peace?
Don't they know about disease,
called a 'life', sorrow itself?
And I started to ask myself
why am I not like them,
where is my problem?
Then a man came to me close,
and he began to expose
one by one - all my mistakes,
in all of them what partakes
is my ego and all its play
and truly I didn't know what to say.
This man cleared all my doubts,
unlike my holy teacher who only shouts.
This man did open my eyes
without he needed the disguise
of holy man with sacred speach,
he only wanted me to reach
the simple truth of who am I,
that I am not just a guy,
but an awareness without a voice,
in which all people rejoice.
In this state there is nothing to miss,
all in it is full of bliss.
Where there is bliss, all is whole
and now I know that this is the nature of my soul.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #737 on: November 11, 2013, 04:52:45 PM »
Ganesha came in my dream,
in His hand there was a beam.
I asked Him "Why you come to me with this?"
to show me the lovely life I miss?
Or to use the beam to beat my flesh,
to break my bones, my soul to smash?
If You are the God of obsticles I guess,
that You are the reason for all the mess
I call 'life' of which I'm tired,
and the dead people once admired.
And Lord Ganesha became to smile,
with compassion and for a while
He stayed like stone
without a movement, like alone.
Then suddenly He looked at me, like anew
"I am not here to destroy you.
But to kill the thief,
who does not let you to relieve.
This thief Janaka time ago
revealed him - this is the ego.
With this beam I'll break his head
then you'll see - I am not the bad.
After that peace you'll find
and no more will you be blind."
In my heart tears were flowing,
and bowed down to Him rejoicing.

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #738 on: November 11, 2013, 06:25:15 PM »
This is specially for my dear friend Jewell.

Balkan mountains is my home,
here I feel like there's some
power very beautiful and rare
to which I have nothig to compare.
Air is so fresh and clean,
pine forrest worthy to be seen.
Squirrels, lizards, bears, sparrows,
fallen needles like arrows.
I love the smell of the resin of the pine,
like a whisper of peace, that everything is fine.
Balkan mountains binds two countries as one,
for Bulgaria and Serbia it was like Titan
who secretly helped the fighters of despotism,
to free the peninsula from Ottoman colonism.
Now it is symbol of freedom, a place where,
the Spirit of Christ is constantly there.

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #739 on: November 11, 2013, 06:45:23 PM »
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Balkan mountain! And it is for meeeeeee!

Dearest Hari,

How beautiful,beautiful and sweet of you! Ohh,I am deeply touched! I have no words to describe how I feel... You made my heart dance and cry in the same time.

I love it! It is beautiful. So lovely! I am sooo happy now,and so honored! :)

Thank you from All my heart,Popocatepetl! ;D


« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 06:47:41 PM by Jewell »

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #740 on: November 11, 2013, 07:02:11 PM »
Thank you, Jewell. I know how you love this mountain, like I do. I am happy you like it. I intentionally put Titan (with serbian pronounciation) to be in rhyme with "one" (in contrary to English pronunciation) and I am sure you have felt the tease :P.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #741 on: November 11, 2013, 07:50:39 PM »
Actually,i didn't,i was focused more on beauty of the words.
And they are truly describing the beauty of our mountain.

Yes,yes,i know,my English is absolutely wonderful. 8)

Ken liiiiiiiiiiii

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #742 on: November 11, 2013, 07:53:41 PM »
Hahahaha, I still think that we are not as bad as she is. :D
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #743 on: November 11, 2013, 08:05:04 PM »
Yes. Well,she gave very high standards. ;D

Even if I am so close to beat her sometimes. 8)

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #744 on: November 12, 2013, 02:26:16 PM »
If we accept the existence then we must accept the non-existence also. But if we stop accepting and rejecting everything is as it is, no description of any kind is necessary.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #745 on: November 12, 2013, 02:37:19 PM »
Sooner or later everyone realizes that there is nothing/nobody to give him/her realization. Realization is like the food consumption, you just need to open your mouth and take it, chew it up and swallow it. Nobody can do it instead of you.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #746 on: November 12, 2013, 03:01:13 PM »
There are only three ways to deal with a desire. First is to satisfy it. Second is to find some higher desire. Third is to kill the subject of desire.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #747 on: November 12, 2013, 03:33:56 PM »
Excerpt from Vishnu Purana

You are everything, earth, water, fire, air, and space,
the subtle world, the Nature-of-All (pradhana),
and the Person (pums) who stands forever aloof.

O Self of all beings!
From the Creator (Brahma) to the blade of grass
all is your body, visible and invisible,
divided by space and time.

We worship you as Brahma, the Immense Being, the first shape,
who sprang from the lotus of your navel to create the worlds.

We, the gods, worship you in our selves,
we, the King of Heaven, the Sun, the Lord of Tears,
the Indweller, the twin gods of agriculture,
the Lord of Wind, the Offering, who all are your shapes
while you are our Selves.

We worship you in your demonic shapes, deceitful and stupid,
wild in their passions, suspicious of wisdom.

We worship you in the genii, the yakshas,
with their narrow-minds obdurate to knowledge,
their blunt faculties covetous of the objects of words.

O Supreme Man! We bow to your fearful evil shapes
which wander at night, cruel and deceitful

O Giver-of-Rewards (Jundardana)!
We worship you as the Eternal Law
whence virtuous men, who dwell in the heaven,
obtain the blissful fruit of their just deeds.
We bow to the Realized (Siddhas) who are your shapes of joy;
free from contacts, they enter and move within all things.

O Remover-of-Sorrow (Hari)! We bow to you the serpent shapes,
lustful and cruel, whose forked tongues know no mercy.

O Pervaderl We worship you as knowledge
in the peaceful form of the seers,
faultless, free from sin.

O Dweller in the lotus of the Heart! We bow to you
as the self of Time which, at the end of the ages,
infallibly devours all beings.

We worship you as the Lord of Tears,
who dances at the time of destruction,
having devoured gods and men alike.

O Giver of Rewardsl We worship your human shape
bound by the twenty-eight incapacities (badha),
ruled by the powers of darkness.

We bow to you as vegetal life (mukhya rupa),
by which the world subsists and which-six in kind,
trees, [creepers, bashes, platits, herbs and bamboo]
supports the sacrifcial rites.

O Universal Self! We bow to you under that elemental shape
from which beasts and tnen have sprung,
gods and living beings, ether and the elements,
sound and all the qualities.

O Transcendent Self! We bow to you as the Cause of causes,
the Principal shape beyond compare,
beyond Nature (pradhana) and Intellect.

O All-powerful (Bhagavan)! We bow to your shape
which the seers alone perceive and in which is found
no white nor other colour, no length nor other diniension,
no density nor other quality.

Purer than purity it stands
beyond the sphere of quality.

We bow to you, the birthless, the indestructible,
outside whom there is but nothingness.

You are the ever-present within all things,
as the intrinsic principle of all.

We bow to you, resplendent Indweller (Vasudeva)! the seed of all
that is!
You stand changeless, unsullied.

The Supreme stage is your core, the Universe your shape.
You are the unborn, Eternal.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #748 on: November 13, 2013, 03:30:36 AM »
There is no use of denial of an object when you are deeply attached to it. Accept it as your Self then you will not need to possess it in any way.
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« Reply #749 on: November 13, 2013, 04:06:18 AM »
Hercules matched one of the most difficult tasks known - killing the Lernean Hydra. She had 9 heads. In the place of every smashed head two new heads would appear. But Hercules with the help of his friend - his nephew Iolaus killed her. In every head cut Iolaus held a torch on the headless tendons to prevent the growth of the replacement heads. This way they defeated the dangerous Hydra. Our problems are not as little as the heads of the Hydra, when we solve them they don't double but multiply scores of times and we are not demigods like Hercules. Then what are our chances to put them to end? They are much better! The sadhana prescribed by the Lord is the most powerful weapon available which destroys even the most powerful enemy existing - the ego. When ego is done, all is done.

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