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Poems from Mountain Path -
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:10:44 PM »
I am giving some poems from Mountain Path, fir

st from July Sep 2017 issue:

Purnamidam *

Geetha Ravichandran.

*Om Purnamadah Purnamidam / Purnat Purnamudachyate / Purnasya Purnamadaya/
Purnameva Vasishyate / Om Santih, santih, santih.   

When I told you that I thought
the beautiful Sanskrit mantra
actually talks of love,
you said it is chanted at the burning ghats
when water is sprinkled
and the bed of flaming logs
consume all dreams and desires.
May be love is just a crackle
that sends sparks flying
which singe as they settle.
It is the memory that breathes
in the ashes, that feels so real.
And specks of warmth
let the mind heal and rise
to a new wholeness.

***

Arunachala Siva.   

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 12:27:35 PM »
The Arunachala, That is Me.

Manjula Haragopal

*

The divine in you, Arunachala, is the divine in me;
That towering light that you are Arunachala,
   I am the same, do you know?
The vibrant violet of your fragrance that encompasses all our souls, Arunachala,
sense it in my prayers that emanate always for you.
The immaculate indigo of your dhyana that pervades all the beings, Arunachala,
feel it in my thoughts that dance around you.
The balmy blue of your throat that protects this cosmos, Arunachala,
find it in my ecstatic tears that flow warmly for you.     
The glimmering green of your blessings, the life sap of the multitude, Arunachala,
witness it in my smile that glows specially for you.
The youthful yellow of your radiance, the elixir that is, Arunachala,
see it energizing my sinews with the rhythm set by you.
The opulent orange of your compassion, that permeates throughout, Arunachala,
feel it in my chant of your name, eager to entice you.
The resplendent red of your third eye, that soothes and scalds, Arunachala
feel it in my veins that ebb and flow with life, bestowed by you.
The white blaze of light that you are Arunachala,
see it in my eyes, as piety or with pity, as decided by you.
... and accept me Arunachala, for I am nothing but you.
You merged the vigor of colors Arunachala
in to the great white light that is you;
Unify all the colors in me into a tiny flame that becomes one with all the all pervading
  you, Arunachala Siva...

***

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 10:34:39 AM »
A Question:

Rahul Lama

*

A question could contain immense power,
and shed light to deeper truths.

They are jewels,
found in the depths of a still mind.

The finer the question,
The sharper the search.
The simpler the question,
The humbler the response.

Of all the questions,
the Kohinoor of Question is,
"Who am I?"

The Guru plants this jewel in your crown,
then He cultivates its growth,
till you reap your freedom.

***

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 10:43:41 AM »
Summer Home

Neera Kashyap.

*

rain comes to the hills
after the city desert
just as I enter home:

light, irregular, drumming --
rain and heat boats flow as one.

here in solitude
Mind follows to sink in rest
in vistas of blue hills
then like a crouching cat... waits
to blot the hills with other thoughts

plump pink clouds nestle
in the blue rain washed ranges
I smile at the hues --
a girl rises from a sparse field
smiles at my pink umbrella.

A peach tree in a
luscious orchard never fruits
a forest fire flares  ---
a singed orchard and the peach
shocked into pale pink flowering.

***

Summer Home is based on the traditional Tanka structure of 5/7/5/7/7 syllables
per verse.

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Arunachala Siva.
 

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 03:45:54 PM »
To Whom It May Concern:

Upahar:

You are:

among all things the inexplicable;
of thought and speech the animating wind;
of love and sorrow the indifferent essence;
in every lineage, the unbegotten;
of every object, its infinity;

among all truths, the inexpressible;
of hidden treasure the most ancient cave;
in flowing transformation ever changeless;
in every prayer, the silent recognition;
of every darkness, the deep radiance.

In the golden hall of the heart,  You only are
the unmaking, all renewing dancer;
in endless worlds the free and joyful player;
in every circumstance, the quiet knowing;
of every moment, its eternity You are.

***

(July Sept 2017)

Arunachala Siva.     
   
 
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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 03:53:45 PM »
This: 

Upahar:

((Jan Mar 2018 issue)

*

I wish you, love, this night, the simple union;
heart's ease, and every knot unfolding;
a brimming bowl of sage light;
the magic staff of stillness in all turnings.

Mother of all, deep darkness, never fear,
not falling, falling, Love be your abyss,
laughter your glowing winds,
Yourself the only, endless destination.

The crescent moon smiles in obedience;
this unknown moment, time forgets to pass.
An old chant blesses the air.
Now is forever.  Love,  I wish you This.

***

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 03:58:25 PM »
Quieten the Mind:

Rahul Lama

(Jan March 2018 issue)

Can a dog catch its own tail?
Can the mind ever put itself to rest?
Once quietened, the mind wanders again.
As a boy gently put to sleep
wakes up later,
So, to the mind after being questioned
rises up and wanders.

Quieten the mind,
And you may experience peace.
Know yourself,
And the mind will not bother.

***

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 03:52:08 PM »
From Oct - Dec. 2017:

Not in conrtrol:

D. Samarender Reddy:

I  never know
At what moment
What thought may arise
So why talk of free will?

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Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 04:02:58 PM »
I'm Lost in You

Suresh Kailash:

** of the m
I was running, all the time,
Chasing shadows, all my life,
Building castles, in the air,
With no way of getting there.

Trying to get out of the maze of my mind,
At every twist and turn, I was running blind,
Traded my days for nights,
All was darkness, no end in sight.

Struggling in the net of my illusion,
Bitten by sharks of my delusion,
Searching fir a strand of hope,
But seeing a snake in the rope.

Then you came along and said, 'Be Still'.
I saw your eyes and drank my fill,
Now there is nothing more for me to do,
Ramana, I'm lost in you.

***
Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2018, 04:08:25 PM »
The Middle Way:

Rahul Lama:

Taming the mind  is like taming a mad bull.
If you loosen it's rope too much,
the bull may wander off far away.
If you tighten the rope too much,
it may suffocate.

The Source knows us better
than we know ourselves,
Generally It keeps working in us.

***
Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2018, 04:15:10 PM »
Revival

Upahar:

Begin again the song, some graceful day;
cry to the gods of water, wind and fire.
Set out once more, beloved, on your way.

Dark elements within, around, above,
move on; your burning wound, your deepest loss,
Shines of an unimaginable love.

The ancient gift of heartbreak, hold it dear;
nothing we are, to nothing we return,
yet, secret of joy:  we are forever Here

All passes as a dream, nothing can stay.
Lay gently at His feet your true desire.
Set out once more, beloved, on your way.

***

Arunachala Siva.