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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #90 on: October 07, 2012, 07:13:09 PM »
Dear Jewell,

See this Manikkavachagar's verse which speaks in the same strain:


இருந்து என்னை ஆண்டுகொள் விற்றுக்கொள் ஒற்றிவை என்னின் அல்லால்
விருந்தினனேனை விடுதி கண்டாய் மிக்க நஞ்சு அமுதாய்
அருந்தினனே மன்னும் உத்திரகோச மங்கைக்கு அரசே
மருந்தினனே பிறவிப் பிணிப்பட்டு மடங்கினர்க்கே. 122

Arunachala Siva.




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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #91 on: October 07, 2012, 10:28:09 PM »
Subramanian,
How do you expect jewell to understand mAnikkavAchakar's tamizh?!!!
Namaskar.

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« Reply #92 on: October 08, 2012, 02:52:12 AM »
Dear Sri Ravi,

Subramanian,
How do you expect jewell to understand mAnikkavAchakar's tamizh?!!!
Namaskar.

 :)
« Last Edit: October 08, 2012, 02:57:09 AM by Jewell »

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #93 on: October 08, 2012, 02:56:08 AM »
Dear Jewell,

See this Manikkavachagar's verse which speaks in the same strain:


இருந்து என்னை ஆண்டுகொள் விற்றுக்கொள் ஒற்றிவை என்னின் அல்லால்
விருந்தினனேனை விடுதி கண்டாய் மிக்க நஞ்சு அமுதாய்
அருந்தினனே மன்னும் உத்திரகோச மங்கைக்கு அரசே
மருந்தினனே பிறவிப் பிணிப்பட்டு மடங்கினர்க்கே. 122

Arunachala Siva.

Dear Sri Subramanian sir,

I would like to know,but i dont understand. :) I can see only some beautiful letters. :)

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« Reply #94 on: October 08, 2012, 03:07:17 AM »
I Have A Hundred Lives

 

I have a hundred lives before me yet
To grasp thee in, O Spirit ethereal,
Be sure I will with heart insatiate
Pursue thee like a hunter through them all.

Thou yet shalt turn back on the eternal way
And with awakened vision watch me come
Smiling a little at errors past and lay
Thy eager hand in mine, its proper home.

Meanwhile made happy by thy happiness
I shall approach thee in things and people dear,
And in thy spirit’s motions half-possess,
Loving what thou hast loved, shall feel thee near,

Until I lay my hands on thee indeed
Somewhere among the stars, as ’twas decreed.

- Sri Aurobindo

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« Reply #95 on: October 08, 2012, 04:17:40 AM »
Sleep

Sleep has not visited me the whole night,
Will the dawn ever come?
O my companion,
Once I awoke with a start from a dream.
Now the remembrance from that vision
Never fades.
My life is ebbing as I choke and sigh,
When will the Lord of the Afflicted come
I have lost my senses and gone mad,
But the Lord knows my secret.
He who deals out life and death
nows the secret of Mira’s pain.

- Mirabai

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« Reply #96 on: October 08, 2012, 04:52:39 AM »
Sleep

Sleep has not visited me the whole night,
Will the dawn ever come?
O my companion,
Once I awoke with a start from a dream.
Now the remembrance from that vision
Never fades.
My life is ebbing as I choke and sigh,
When will the Lord of the Afflicted come
I have lost my senses and gone mad,
But the Lord knows my secret.
He who deals out life and death
nows the secret of Mira’s pain.

- Mirabai

Dear Sri Jewel,

Thank you for this post. I don't know what made you post this, thank you. It is like it has been posted just for me. This is the first post or prayer, that i read today.

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #97 on: October 08, 2012, 10:48:03 PM »
Dear Sri Nagaraj, I am glad that You liked this post,poem. I always post something which reflect my feelings in that particular moment,and last night betwen three poems,i somehow chose this one.

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« Reply #98 on: October 09, 2012, 12:01:37 AM »
The Beauty of the Heart

The beauty of the heart

is the lasting beauty:

its lips give to drink

of the water of life.
Truly it is the water,

that which pours,

and the one who drinks.

All three become one when

your talisman is shattered.

That oneness you can’t know

by reasoning.

 Rumi

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« Reply #99 on: October 09, 2012, 02:30:21 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Akka Mahadevi is more boisterous. Unlike Mirabai, she does not beg for the sight of Siva. She decided to elope with Him.

Read this wonderful poem: 

I have Maya for mother in law;
  the world for father in law;
  three brothers in law, like tigers;

and the husband's thoughts
  are full of laughing women;
  no god, this man,

And I cannot cross the sister in law,

But I willl
give this wench the slip
and go cuckold my husband with Hara, my Lord.

My mind is my maidl
by her kindness, I join
my Lord
  my utterly beautiful Lord
  from the mountain peaks,
  my Lord white as Jasmine,
and I will make Him
my good husband.

- A.K. Ramanujan's translation from Kannada.

Arunachala Siva.     

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« Reply #100 on: October 09, 2012, 11:26:43 PM »
Dear Sri Subramanian sir,

I love Akka Mahadevi,Her approach and Her poems!! But i love Mirabai too. I love that Intense longing and love which i can see in those poems. I cannot deside what i love more,both of them have something very unique. And that something i find in every poet and poem i usually chose.

Beautiful poem! Thank You for sharing it!

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« Reply #101 on: October 10, 2012, 02:12:44 AM »
THE HOLY WATER


No one lives outside the walls of this sacred place, existence.

The holy water, I need it upon my eyes: it is you, dear, you – each form.

What mother would lose her infant – and we are that to God,
never lost from His gaze are we? Every cry of the heart
is attended by light’s own arms.

You cannot wander anywhere that will not aid you.

Anything you can touch – God brought it into
the classroom of your mind.

Differences exist, but not in the city of love.

Thus my vows and yours, I know they are the same.

I have just peeled the skin from the potato
and you are still contemplating its worth,
sweetheart; indeed there are wonderful nutrients in all,
for God made everything.

You joined our community at birth.

With your Father being who He is, what do the
world’s scales know of your precious value.

The priest and the prostitute – they weigh the same before the Son’s
immaculate being,
but who can bear that truth and freedom,
so a wise man adulterated the
scriptures;
every wise man knows this.

My soul’s face has revealed its beauty to me;
why was it shy so long, didn’t it know how this made me suffer
and weep?

A different game He plays with His close ones.

God tells us truths you would not believe,
for most everyone needs to limit His compassion; concepts of
right and wrong preserve the golden seed
until one of God’s friends comes along and tends your body
like a divine bride.

The Holy sent out a surveyor to find the limits of its compassion
and being.

God knows a divine frustration whenever He acts like that,
for the Infinite has
no walls.

Why not tease Him about this?

Why not accept the freedom of what it means
for our Lord to see us
as Himself.

So magnificently sovereign is our Lover; never say,
“On the other side of this river a different King rules.’

For how could that be true – for nothing can oppose Infinite strength.

No one lives outside the walls of this sacred place, existence.

The holy water my soul’s brow needs is unity.

Love opened my eye and I was cleansed
by the purity of each
form.

 Rabia

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« Reply #102 on: October 10, 2012, 06:31:09 AM »
Jewell,
Wonderful poem of Rabbia.Thanks very much.Here is a poem on Rabbia:


                   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 !"
                                                        — Persian Poem



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« Reply #103 on: October 10, 2012, 10:04:43 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi, :) Beautiful! So true..  Thank You Very much!

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« Reply #104 on: October 11, 2012, 01:58:44 AM »
True Love

TRUE love has vanished from every heart;
What has befallen all lovers fair?
When did the bonds of friendship part?–
What has befallen the friends that were?
Ah, why are the feet of Khizr lingering?–
The waters of life are no longer clear,
The purple rose has turned pale with fear,
And what has befallen the wind of Spring?

None now sayeth: “A love was mine,
Loyal and wise, to dispel my care.”
None remembers love’s right divine;
What has befallen all lovers fair?
In the midst of the field, to the players’ feet,
The ball of God’s favour and mercy came,
But none has leapt forth to renew the game–
What has befallen the horsemen fleet?

Roses have bloomed, yet no bird rejoiced,
No vibrating throat has rung with the tale;
What can have silenced the hundred-voiced?
What has befallen the nightingale?
Heaven’s music is hushed, and the planets roll
In silence; has Zohra broken her lute?
There is none to press out the vine’s ripe fruit,
And what has befallen the foaming bowl?

A city where kings are but lovers crowned,
A land from the dust of which friendship springs–
Who has laid waste that enchanted ground?
What has befallen the city of kings?
Years have passed since a ruby was won
From the mine of manhood; they labour in vain,
The fleet-footed wind and the quickening rain,
And what has befallen the light of the sun?

Hafiz, the secret of God’s dread task
No man knoweth, in youth or prime
Or in wisest age; of whom would’st thou ask:
What has befallen the wheels of Time?

- Hafiz