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Subramanian.R

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #270 on: November 11, 2012, 07:45:42 PM »
Dear Jewell,

God or the Self has got another name - LOVE. Without one loving his own Self, he cannot love others. Because in everyone
there is the Self. The Upanishads say: A man loves his wife not for her sake but the Self within her. So also he loves his
son, daughter, relatives etc.,

In 'Tamizh, there is a saying, Anbe Sivam. Siva is Love.

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #271 on: November 11, 2012, 07:55:48 PM »
Dear Sri Subramanian sir,

 :) Yes,it is another name for the Self. It is the nature of the Self,and even all this started because of Love. I agree,we love everybody only beacuse of love for the Self,and when it is pure then it is the love for the love's sake. So in Tamizh love is Anbe? Good to know.

Thank You Very much!

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« Reply #272 on: November 12, 2012, 06:22:44 PM »
For a New Beginning


In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

 John O'Donohue

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« Reply #273 on: November 12, 2012, 06:51:46 PM »
This love -- O Bulleh -- tormenting, unique

This love -- O Bulleh -- tormenting, unique
the face of the idol akin to the divine in heaven
can there be divinity without my beloved
even if I have to contest the scriptures
this love is fearless, marches to death in defiance
dances and whirls like a street prostitute,
to win a single smile from the beloved

 Bulleh Shah


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« Reply #274 on: November 12, 2012, 07:01:48 PM »
The lover is outcast and idle

My soul,
the way of the masters
is thinner than the thinnest.
What blocked Solomon's way was an ant.

Night and day the lover's
tears never end,
tears of blood,
remembering the Beloved.

"The lover is outcast and idle,"
they used to tell me.
It's true.
It happened to me.

I tried to make sense of the Four Books,
until love arrived,
and it all became a single syllable.

You who claim to be dervishes
and to never do what God forbids --
the only time you're free of sin
is when you're in His hands.

Two people were talking.
One said, "I wish I could see this Yunus."
"I've seen him," the other says,
"He's just another old lover."

Yunus Emre

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« Reply #275 on: November 12, 2012, 07:27:53 PM »
Love is a lamp of God, I am its moth

Love is a lamp of God, I am its moth;
love is a shackle, my heart is its crazy captive.

Since becoming a sharer in the secret of your glance
my heart became a friend of the friend, a stranger to the stranger.

Making no difference between dry piety and endless carouse --
such is the libertine way of the masters of ecstasy.

The black soil of the reveler's world is full of abundance,
the sun of wisdom rises in the tavern jar.

He drinks the wine mingled with poison of the glance of those eyes;
I could be tipsy from the languor of those blue eyes.

Take care, do not neglect that sleeping dagger,
its tale is always the gossip of death.

Galib, enter the secluded palace of pleasure and see its secret,
the wise way of the daughter of the vine is something else.

 Seyh Galib

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« Reply #276 on: November 13, 2012, 12:22:14 AM »
Love is Lord of All

Why are Nature's changes bound
To a fixed and ordered round?
What to leagu'd peace hath bent
Every warring element?
Wherefore doth the rosy morn
Rise on Phibus' car upborne?
Why should Phobe rule the night,
Led by Hesper's guiding light?
What the power that doth restrain
In his place the restless main,
That within fixed bounds he keeps,
Nor o'er earth in deluge sweeps?
Love it is that holds the chains,
Love o'er sea and earth that reigns;
Love whom else but sovereign Love?
Love, high lord in heaven above!
Yet should he his care remit,
All that now so close is knit
In sweet love and holy peace,
Would no more from conflict cease,
But with strife's rude shock and jar
All the world's fair fabric mar.

Tribes and nations Love unites
By just treaty's sacred rites;
Wedlock's bonds he sanctifies
By affection's softest ties.
Love appointeth, as is due,
Faithful laws to comrades true
Love, all-sovereign Love!oh, then,
Ye are blest, ye sons of men,
If the love that rules the sky
In your hearts is throned on high!

 Boethius

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« Reply #277 on: November 13, 2012, 12:39:11 AM »
Fidelity

Beloved,
do not retreat
in wounded
silence.

You once whispered
in my ear
that you know even
my dreams.

Then you know
I dream
of laying with you
again
at our golden spring
until I remember
no other

home.

 Ivan M. Granger

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« Reply #278 on: November 13, 2012, 12:46:39 AM »
Mother

Mother,
You're always finding ways to amuse Yourself.

Syama, You stream of nectar,
through Your deluding power
You forge a horrible face
and adorn Yourself with a necklace of skulls.
The earth quakes under Your leaps and bounds.
You are frightful
     with that sword in Your hand.
At other times
You take a flirtatious pose,
and then, Mother,
even the God of Love is undone!

Your form is inconceivable and undecaying.
Narayani, Tripura, Tara --
You are beyond the three qualities
     yet composed of them.
You are terrifying,
You are black,
You are beautiful.

Thus assuming various forms,
You fulfill wishes of Your worshipers.
Sometimes You even dance
     Brahman, Eternal One
in the lotus heart of Kamalakanta.

 Kamalakanta
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« Reply #279 on: November 13, 2012, 01:01:58 AM »
The Adoration of the Divine Mother III

Bring into life’s closed room the Immortal’s air
And fill the finite with the Infinite.
All that denies must be torn out and slain
And crushed the many longings for whose sake
We lose the One for whom our lives were made.
Now other claims had hushed in him their cry:
Only he longed to draw her presence and power
Into his heart and mind and breathing frame;
Only he yearned to call for ever down
Her healing touch of love and truth and joy
Into the darkness of the suffering world.
His soul was freed and given to her alone.

- Sri Aurobindo

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« Reply #280 on: November 13, 2012, 06:00:56 PM »
Devotion for Thee

Life in my body pulsates only for Thee,
My heart beats in resignation to Thy will.
If on my dust a tuft of grass were to grow
Every blade would tremble with my devotion for Thee!

 Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

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« Reply #281 on: November 13, 2012, 06:28:54 PM »
Give Me

O Lord, give me a heart
I can pour out in thanksgiving.
Give me life
So I can spend it
Working for the salvation of the world.

 Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

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« Reply #282 on: November 13, 2012, 06:55:14 PM »
So what if love's idol is hidden? One's heart will never be far away

So what if love's idol is hidden? One's heart will never be far away.
My guide lives many mountains away, but he is visible before me.
Whoever has one grain of love is drunk without wine.
They are true mystics, Bahu, whose graves are alive.

Sultan Bahu

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« Reply #283 on: November 13, 2012, 07:13:21 PM »
Pain

And a woman spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain.
And he said:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen,
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

 Kahlil Gibran

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« Reply #284 on: November 13, 2012, 07:23:07 PM »
Dear Jewell,

See this wonderful song from Tiruppugazh:  I shall give the meaning later.


   
......... பாடல் .........

ஓருரு வாகிய தாரகப் பிரமத்
     தொருவகைத் தோற்றத் திருமர பெய்தி
          ஒன்றா யொன்றி யிருவரிற் றோன்றி மூவா தாயினை

இருபிறப் பாளரி னொருவ னாயினை
     ஓராச் செய்கையி னிருமையின் முன்னாள்

நான்முகன் குடுமி இமைப்பினிற் பெயர்த்து
     மூவரும் போந்து இருதாள் வேண்ட
          ஒருசிறை விடுத்தனை

ஒருநொடி யதனில் இருசிறை மயிலின்
     முந்நீ ருடுத்த நானிலம் அஞ்ச நீவலஞ் செய்தனை

நால்வகை மருப்பின் மும்மதத் திருசெவி
     ஒருகைப் பொருப்பன் மகளை வேட்டனை

ஒருவகை வடிவினி லிருவகைத் தாகிய
     மும்மதன் தனக்கு மூத்தோ னாகி
          நால்வாய் முகத்தோன் ஐந்துகைக் கடவுள்
               அறுகு சூடிக் கிளையோ னாயினை

ஐந்தெழுத் ததனில் நான்மறை யுணர்த்து
     முக்கட் சுடரினை இருவினை மருந்துக்
          கொருகுரு வாயினை

ஒருநாள் உமையிரு முலைப்பா லருந்தி
     முத்தமிழ் விரகன் நாற்கவி ராஜன்
          ஐம்புலக் கிழவன் அறுமுக னிவனென
               எழில்தரு மழகுடன் கழுமலத் துதித்தனை

அறுமீன் பயந்தனை ஐந்தரு வேந்தன்
     நான்மறைத் தோற்றத்து முத்தலைச் செஞ்சூட்
          டன்றி லங்கிரி யிருபிள வாக ஒருவேல் விடுத்தனை

காவிரி வடகரை மேவிய குருகிரி இருந்த
     ஆறெழுத் தந்தணர் அடியிணை போற்ற
          ஏரகத் திறைவ னென இருந்தனையே.

Arunachala Siva.