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Subramanian.R

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #630 on: December 22, 2012, 04:36:40 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Ramana Sadguru forms part of Sri Ramana Stuti Panchakam, written by Satyamangalam Venkataramana Iyer. He came to have
darshan of Sri Bhagavan in Virupaksha Cave and stayed for four days. On each day, he wrote, Kalai Pattu, Gummi Pattu,
PonnoLir Path and Paonnayotha Pathu. On his return home, he wrote Ramana Sadguru and sent it by post.

These poems were written much before Sri Bhagavan wrote Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam, in 1910-1911. Nochur Venkatarman
says it was Arunachala Himself came and sang these songs so that Sri Ramana also would open His mouth singing songs of 
bhakti and jnana.

These are the only poems apart from  Sri Bhagavan's poems which are sung in evening parayana. These are sung on
Saturday evenings.

Venakataramana Iyer did not turn up again to Tiruvannamalai again - even at the time of Sri Bhagvan's Maha Nirvana.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #631 on: December 22, 2012, 04:54:18 PM »
Dear Sri Subramanian sir, Thank You for such detailed informations about this poem. I knew only who wrote them,but didnt know all this. Yes,it is indeed Lord Shiva who wrote these poems. And how wonderful is that! Imagine then what is possible for Him,for Arunachala! Everything! When i think about that,i realise that we dont need other Guru,we are having a living one already. Arunachala! Arunachala Ramana! With love and prayers,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #632 on: December 22, 2012, 08:02:57 PM »



          I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


William Wordsworth

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

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« Reply #633 on: December 22, 2012, 11:27:12 PM »
Dear Sri Nagaraj,

How beautiful and charming poem! I love his poetry and his stile. It is pure enjoyment for the reader.

Thank You Very much for sharing his and Yours,joined,work of art! :)

With love and prayers,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #634 on: December 23, 2012, 01:03:37 AM »
To the New Year


With what stillness at last
you appear in the valley
your first sunlight reaching down
to touch the tips of a few
high leaves that do not stir
as though they had not noticed
and did not know you at all
then the voice of a dove calls
from far away in itself
to the hush of the morning

so this is the sound of you
here and now whether or not
anyone hears it this is
where we have come with our age
our knowledge such as it is
and our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
untouched and still possible

 W. S. Merwin


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #635 on: December 23, 2012, 01:10:42 AM »
The Birds Find Their King


Once more they ventured from the Dust to raise
Their Eyes -- up to the Throne -- into the Blaze,
And in the Centre of the Glory there
Beheld the Figure of -- Themselves -- as 'twere
Transfigured -- looking to Themselves, beheld
The Figure on the Throne en-miracled,
Until their Eyes themselves and That between
Did hesitate which Seer was, which Seen;
They That, That They: Another, yet the Same;
Dividual, yet One: from whom there came
A Voice of awful Answer, scarce discern'd,
From which to Aspiration whose return'd
They scarcely knew; as when some Man apart
Answers aloud the Question in his Heart:
'The Sun of my Perfection is a Glass
Wherein from Seeing into Being pass.'

 Farid ud-Din Attar


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #636 on: December 23, 2012, 01:14:46 AM »

The Absolute works with nothing


The Absolute works with nothing.
The workshop, the materials
are what does not exist.

Try and be a sheet of paper with nothing on it.
Be a spot of ground where nothing is growing,
where something might be planted,
a seed, possibly, from the Absolute.

 Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi


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« Reply #637 on: December 23, 2012, 01:24:12 AM »
Wishful Thinking

The parable of the wish-fulfilling tree



The thinker is creative with his thoughts--this is one of the most fundamental truths to be understood. All that you experience is your creation. First you create it, then you experience it, and then you are caught in the experience--because you don't know that the source of all exists in you.

Once a man was traveling, accidentally he entered paradise. In the Indian concept of paradise there are wish-fulfilling trees, kalpatarus. You just sit underneath them, desire anything, and immediately it is fulfilled--there is no gap between the desire and its fulfillment. You think, and immediately it becomes a thing; the thought realizes automatically.

These kalpatarus are nothing but symbolic for the mind. Mind is creative, creative with its thoughts.

The man was tired, so he fell asleep under a wish-fulfilling tree. When he woke up he was feeling very hungry, so he said, "I wish I could get some food from somewhere." And immediately food appeared out of nowhere--just floating in the air, delicious food. He immediately started eating, and when he was feeling very satisfied, another thought arose in him: "If only I could get something to drink..." And there is no prohibition in paradise so immediately, precious wine appeared.

Drinking the wine, relaxed in the cool breeze of paradise under the shade of the tree, he started wondering, "What is happening? Have I fallen into a dream, or are some ghosts around and playing tricks with me?" And ghosts appeared! They were ferocious, horrible, nauseating. He started trembling, and a thought arose in him: "Now I am sure to be killed. These people are going to kill me." And he was killed.

This parable is an ancient parable, of immense significance. Your mind is the wish-fulfilling tree--whatsoever you think, sooner or later it is fulfilled. Sometimes the gap is such that you have completely forgotten that you had desired it in the first place--sometimes the gap is of years, or sometimes of lives, so you can't connect the source. But if you watch deeply you will find all your thoughts are creating you and your life. They create your hell, they create your heaven. They create your misery, they create your joy. They create the negative, they create the positive. Everybody is a magician, spinning and weaving a magic world around himself, and then he is caught--the spider itself is caught in its own web.

Once this is understood, things start changing. Then you can play around; then you can change your hell into heaven--it is just a question of painting it from a different vision. Or if you are so much in love with misery you can create as much as you want, to your heart's content. But then you are never complaining, because you know that it is your creation, it is your painting, you cannot make anybody feel responsible for it.

Then the whole responsibility is yours. Then a new possibility arises: you can drop creating the world, you can stop creating it. There is no need to create heaven and hell, there is no need to create at all. The creator can relax, retire. That retirement of the mind is meditation.

Osho



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« Reply #638 on: December 23, 2012, 01:30:02 AM »
Prayer

Love and the law of Moses


Let your gestures be alive, spontaneous. Let your own awareness decide your lifestyle, life pattern. Don't allow anybody else to decide it. That is a sin, to allow anybody else to decide it.

Why is it a sin?--because you will never be in it. It will remain superficial, it will be hypocrisy. Don't ask anybody how to pray. Let the moment decide, let the moment be decisive, and the truth of the moment should be your prayer. And once you allow the truth of the moment to possess you, you will start growing and you will know tremendous beauties of prayer. You have entered on the path.

A famous story about Moses:
He was passing through a forest and he saw a man praying. The man was saying such absurd things that Moses had to stop. What the man was saying was profane, sacrilegious. He was saying, "God, you must be feeling sometimes very alone--I can come and be always with you like a shadow. Why suffer loneliness when I am here? And I am not a useless person either--I will give you a good bath, and I will take all the lice from your hair and your body..."

Lice?! Moses could not believe his ears: what is this man talking about? "And I will cook food for you--everybody likes what I cook. And I will prepare your bed and I will wash your clothes. When you are ill I will take care of you. I will be a mother to you, a wife to you, a servant, a slave--I can be all kinds of things. Just give me a hint so I can come..."

Moses stopped him and said, "What are you doing? To whom are you talking? Lice in God's hair? He needs a bath? Stop this nonsense! This is not prayer. God will be offended by you."

Looking at Moses, the man fell at his feet. He said, "I am sorry. I am an illiterate, ignorant man. I don't know how to pray. Please, you teach me!"

So Moses taught him the right way to pray, and he was very happy because he had put a man on the right track. Happy, puffed up in his ego, Moses went away. And when he was alone in the forest, a thundering voice came from the sky and said, "Moses, I have sent you into the world to bring people to me, to bridge people with me, but not to take my lovers away from me. And that's exactly what you have done. That man is one of the most intimate to me. Go back and apologize. Take your prayer back! You have destroyed the whole beauty of his dialogue. He is sincere, he is loving. His love is true. Whatsoever he was saying, he was saying from his heart, it was not a ritual. Now what you have given to him is just a ritual. He will repeat it but it will be only on the lips; it will not be coming from his being."

Osho



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #639 on: December 23, 2012, 01:34:45 AM »
We are ever free if we would only believe it,
only have faith enough.
You are the soul,
free and eternal,
ever free,
ever blessed.
Have faith enough
and you will be free in a minute.


Swami Vivekanada


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« Reply #640 on: December 23, 2012, 01:39:16 AM »

We must approach religion with reverence and with love,
and our heart will stand up and say, this is truth,
and this is untruth.


We must be bright and cheerful.
Long faces do not make religion.
Religion should be the most joyful thing in the world,
because it is the best.


Swami Vivekananda


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #641 on: December 23, 2012, 01:51:17 AM »

Star Teachers


Even as a bird sprays many-coloured fires,
The plumes of paradise, the dying light
Rays through the fevered air in misty spires
     That vanish in the heights.

These myriad eyes that look on me are mine;
Wandering beneath them I have found again
The ancient ample moment, the divine,
     The God-root within men.

For this, for this the lights innumerable
As symbols shine that we the true light win:
For every star and every deep they fill     
     Are stars and deeps within.

AE (George William Russell)


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« Reply #642 on: December 23, 2012, 01:10:23 PM »


Always dear to me was this hermit’s hill,
And this hedge that always separates me
From looking at the distant horizon, but
Seated here and lost in an endless meditation
Which discovers a vaster space within,
Boundless silence and deep inner quiet,
My heart is nearly overcome. And like the wind
Murmuring among the leaves to which I compare
Its beating, this infinite silence, this inner voice
So with my mind I encompass an eternity,
And the seasons die, and the present lives
In that sound. And in the middle of all that
Immensity, my thought drowns itself:
Sweet to me, to be shipwrecked in this sea.




Leopardi
(translated by Richard Jackson)

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

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« Reply #643 on: December 23, 2012, 01:24:34 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

See this Nammazhwar's verse in Tiruvoimozhi:

உளனெனி லுளனவ னுருவமிவ் வுருவுகள்
உளனல னெனிலவன் அருவமிவ் வருவுகள்
உளனென விலனென விவைகுண முடைமையில்
உளனிரு தகைமையொ டொழிவிலன் பரந்தே. 1.1.9

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #644 on: December 23, 2012, 10:14:43 PM »
Beautiful poem,dear Sri Nagaraj. Somehow,almost melancholic,and yet optimisic,looking on this world and nature,wastness...