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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #855 on: May 27, 2014, 02:37:08 AM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #856 on: May 31, 2014, 01:18:54 AM »
RABBIA

Rabbia, sick upon her bed,
By two saints was visited ?
Holy Malik, Hassan wise ?
Men of mark in Moslem eyes.

Hassan said, "Whose prayer is pure
Will God's chastisements endure."
Malik, from a deeper sense
Uttered his experience:
"He who loves his master's choice
Will in chastisement rejoice."

Rabbia saw some selfish will
In their maxims lingering still,
And replied "O men of grace,
He who sees his Master's face,
Will not in his prayers recall
That he is chastised at all!"

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #857 on: May 31, 2014, 02:44:31 PM »
Where Everything Is Music

Don't worry about saving these songs!
 And if one of our instruments breaks,
 it doesn't matter.

 We have fallen into the place
 where everything is music.

 The strumming and the flute notes
 rise into the atmosphere,
 and even if the whole world's harp
 should burn up, there will still be
 hidden instruments playing.

 So the candle flickers and goes out.
 We have a piece of flint, and a spark.

 This singing art is sea foam.
 The graceful movements come from a pearl
 somewhere on the ocean floor.

 Poems reach up like spindrift and the edge
 of driftwood along the beach, wanting!

 They derive
 from a slow and powerful root
 that we can't see.

 Stop the words now.
 Open the window in the center of your chest,
 and let the spirits fly in and out.

[Jalaluddin Rumi]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #858 on: May 31, 2014, 06:07:49 PM »
Hari,

Rabbia is a great favourite of mine.It is quoted by Swami Vivekananda and is absolutely a beauty.The other one by Rumi is a beauty as well -all his poems are.They are imbued with parabhakti-jnana.
Thanks very much.
Namaskar

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #859 on: May 31, 2014, 06:08:40 PM »
"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #860 on: May 31, 2014, 06:10:34 PM »
Hari,

Rabbia is a great favourite of mine.It is quoted by Swami Vivekananda and is absolutely a beauty.The other one by Rumi is a beauty as well -all his poems are.They are imbued with parabhakti-jnana.
Thanks very much.
Namaskar

Yes, Sri Ravi. They are beautiful souls indeed! Everyone loves them - muslim, christian, hindu, atheist, agnostic, whoever. Because in their words there is soul, there is spirit, there is love and wisdom.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #861 on: May 31, 2014, 07:15:20 PM »
"The monk should shut all the gates of his soul, that is, the senses, so that he is not lured astray. When the intellect sees that it is not dominated by anything, it prepares itself for immortality, gathering its senses together and forming them into one body" [St Isaiah the Solitary, Philokalia]

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« Reply #862 on: May 31, 2014, 08:15:01 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #863 on: June 01, 2014, 10:06:30 PM »
"For each and every person, our Lord and Master provides sustenance. Why are you so afraid, O mind? The flamingos fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind. Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind?" [Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahib]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #864 on: June 01, 2014, 10:13:48 PM »
"He Himself makes the mortals anxious, and He Himself takes the anxiety away." [Guru Amar Das, Sri Guru Granth Sahib]

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« Reply #865 on: June 01, 2014, 10:57:36 PM »
"He who lowers his mind to the dust of all men's feet, sees the Name of God enshrined in every heart." [Guru Arjan Dev, Sri Guru Granth Sahib]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #866 on: June 04, 2014, 09:00:58 PM »
"The happiness of the drop is to die in the river." [Abu Hamid al-Ghazali]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #867 on: June 23, 2014, 09:02:11 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #868 on: August 18, 2014, 12:50:09 PM »
"Great minds discuss ideas,
average minds discuss events,
small minds discuss people.
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[Eleanor Roosevelt]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #869 on: August 26, 2014, 06:40:17 PM »
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