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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #615 on: December 21, 2012, 11:55:07 PM »
Form in Void


The tree is stripped,
All color, fragrance gone,
Yet already on the bough,
Uncaring spring!

Ikkyu (Ikkyu Sojun)


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« Reply #616 on: December 22, 2012, 12:15:00 AM »
The Journey

Even if you have broken your vow a thousand times…



Sorrow and suffering and misery--everything has to be taken nonseriously, because the more seriously you take them, the more difficult it is to get out of them. The more nonserious you are... you can pass through the suffering, through the dark night, singing a song. And if one can pass through the dark night singing a song and dancing, then why unnecessarily torture yourself? Make this whole journey from here to here just a beautiful laughing matter.

There is a beautiful statement of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the greatest Sufi masters ever. He says: Come, come, whoever you are; Wanderer, worshipper, lover of learning... It does not matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow A thousand times. Come, come, yet again come.

Remember this beautiful statement: "Ours is not a caravan of despair." I can also say this. Ours is not a caravan of despair, it is a celebration--it is the celebration of life. People become religious out of misery, and the person who becomes religious out of misery becomes religious for the wrong reasons. And if the very beginning is wrong, the end cannot be right.

Become religious out of joy, out of the experience of beauty that surrounds you, out of the immense gift of life that God has given to you. Become religious out of gratitude, thankfulness.

Ours is not a caravan of despair. It is a temple of joy, of song, of dance, of music, of creativity, of love and life. It does not matter. You may have broken all the rules--the rules of conduct, the rules of morality. In fact, anybody who has any guts is bound to break those rules. I agree with Jalaluddin Rumi: he says, Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Intelligent people are bound to break all their vows many times, because life goes on changing, situations go on changing. And the vow is taken under pressure--maybe the fear of hell, the greed for heaven, respectability in society.... It is not coming from your innermost core.

When something comes from your own inner being, it is never broken. But then it is never a vow, it is a simple phenomenon like breathing. Come, come, yet again come! Everybody is welcome, without any conditions. You do not have to fulfill any requirements.

Osho



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #617 on: December 22, 2012, 12:28:41 AM »

Over I journey


Over I journey
And for each pain
A pleasant sting only
Shall one day remain.
Yet in a few moments
Then free am I,
And intoxicated
In Love's lap lie.
Life everlasting
Lifts, wave-like, at me,
I gaze from its summit
Down after thee.
Your lustre must vanish
Yon mound underneath --
A shadow will bring thee
Thy cooling wreath.
Oh draw at my heart, love,
Draw till I'm gone,
That, fallen asleep, I
Still may love on.
I feel the flow of
Death's youth-giving flood
To balsam and ether
Transform my blood --
I live all the daytime
In faith and in might
And in holy fire
I die every night.

Novalis


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #618 on: December 22, 2012, 12:39:27 AM »
Nectar Radha


When Radha's eyes bashfully meet Hari's,
     their delightful gestures
          entice His heart.

Her enchanting banter swindles His mind.
     Her words divulge an exquisite disposition.

She puts Her lips to His,
     filling that Abode of elixir
          with the nectar of Her very soul.

Although Krishna is an expert in all of love's spells,
     Radha captivates God
          with a few soft syllables.

Rasakhan


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« Reply #619 on: December 22, 2012, 12:51:07 AM »
To succeed you must have tremendous perseverance,
tremendous will.
“I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul,
“at my will mountains will crumble.”
Have that sort of energy, that sort of will.


Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #620 on: December 22, 2012, 12:56:55 AM »
Truth, purity and unselfishness—
wherever these are present,
there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof.
Equipped with these,
one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.


Swami Vivekananda


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« Reply #621 on: December 22, 2012, 01:28:33 AM »
SRI RAMANA SATGURU


12. His glorious feet are praised by the gods
Who stand around him in humble devotion.
He is the Way, the Door and the King of Pure Knowledge
This Ramana Sat-Guru!

13. The Lord of the Vedas, the Jewel of the Vedas,
He is the Vedas Incarnate.
The delighter in life eternal gained by the power of his love,
Is Ramana Sat-Guru!

14. He is the turiya state, the pure expanse,
The stage for world-play, the Witness pervading the seven worlds
And the whole universe, himself remaining unstained.
Transcendental is Ramana Sat-Guru!

15. He is the juice of the sweet fruit ripened on the tree of Awareness.
At one with That, he remains all by himself
As Being-Knowledge-Bliss,
Ramana Sat-Guru!

16. He is the dear Lord, dweller in the cavity of my heart,
In union with me like salt in water.
He is both father and mother to me. He is Reality Itself —
Ramana Sat-Guru!

17. Free from the troublesome waking,
dream and deep sleep states,
Perfect, beyond the reach of speech,
The meaning of the mahavakya
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Is Ramana Sat-Guru!
18. The ever-existent Reality is this Brahmin,
Who is beyond caste and creed, beginningless,
The untainted Lord of Knowledge,
The Light revealed in Love — Ramana Sat-Guru!



Ramana Sat-Guru, Ramana Sat-Guru,
Ramana Sat-Guru, my Lord!
Ramana Sat-Guru, Ramana Sat-Guru,
Ramana Sat-Guru, my Lord!


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #622 on: December 22, 2012, 07:12:31 AM »
Dear Sri Jewell,

I wake up in the morning and go through your posts.
They enliven my heart with zeal and enthusiasm for the day ahead.

Thanks very much.
Pranam,
  Anil

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #623 on: December 22, 2012, 07:32:44 AM »
Jewell,
Nectar ,pure and unadulterated!Thanks very much.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #624 on: December 22, 2012, 03:06:10 PM »
Dear Sri Anil, I am so happy to know this! It fills my heart with such joy and sweetness,this beautiful satsang,a sharing,one Divine comunion. We are conected with each other by Bhagavan,by His love toward us,and ours toward Him. It melts my heart,that love which join our hearts in this sacred quest of Truth. Thank You Very much,dear Sri Anil,dear friend. With love and prayers,

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« Reply #625 on: December 22, 2012, 03:12:09 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi, Yes,pure,nektar Radha. It is beautiful and very sweet poem indeed. Very romantic in some way,and yet so profound and insightful. Thank You Very much,dear Sri Ravi! With love and prayers,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #626 on: December 22, 2012, 03:29:08 PM »
In Radha Krishna literature, i have heard that, Krishna would yearn to be with Radha, being elsewhere, and being the Purusha everywhere else, used to curtail himself as nothing only before Radha. Surprisingly there is not any mention of Radha in Srimad Bhagavatam, (but i need to confirm)

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

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« Reply #627 on: December 22, 2012, 03:36:08 PM »
Jewell,
Just now noticed that you have posted earlier the poem on Radha!I had seen the Words of Swami Vivekananda and the Wonderful song on Bhagavan Sri Ramana that is one very dear to me.
Yes,the one on Radha is also  Nectar-as srimati indeed is the very epitome of prema.Thanks very much.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #628 on: December 22, 2012, 04:22:12 PM »
Dear Sri Nagaraj, I always loved the story about Krishna and Radha,and about Rama and Sita. I loved both of them because of such beautiful,pure and deep devotion and love. One of the first story i have read is the story about Sita and Rama. I was in love in that story from the begining. Later,i find stories on Radha and Krishna,and they captured my heart. They are symbol of true,unconditional,Divine love,and devotion. Sweet and heart thouching.

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« Reply #629 on: December 22, 2012, 04:28:26 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi, Yes,they are all nektar. I thought You ment on this one because of that word. :) That poem dedicated to Bhagavan is very dear to me too. My favorite one!