Monday, December 31, 2007

in Bengal daughters are very much loved and adored by their fathers.they are often lovingly called as Maa[mother],as if the father is a little child ,to be taken care of,scolded and loved by the tiny mother .....
it is an unique relationship.i have tried to capture the mood ...hope my readers like it and strengthens the bond with their lovely daughters.



the new morn


She was sitting on the floor ,
with all her tiny cups n saucers ........making tea.
'' baba .....o...baba....again you are sleeping?
pouting her sweet lips two little hands tugging a sleeve of my shirt,
as i was dozing in the warm morning sun in my chair.
with the newspaper in my hand.


'taste the tea' she commanded ..
tea made of muddy water...
pride in her eyes ,
sweat glistening on her forehead.
i pretended to sip the tea,
she was hovering like a mother hen over her only baby .....


'hurry up baba we will go to the market'
excitedly my little Maa said.
i smiled .....
hand in hand we went to the garden.
she picked up lots of different leaves ,
pebbles and dust lovingly, to cook for her son....
in her small pots and pans.


''baba....oh ...baba cant you sit still?'
she was serving dust rice,pebble meat and leaves
vegetable on a plate taken from her mom's treasure.




'after lunch we will go to the seabeach '
now she was thinking of going out ...
different coloured dirt and dust ,
made a rainbow on her dress.

i smiled lovingly...my little precious ...
sea is not far....
she ran against the wind ..barefeet laughed n
giggled.
sat on my lap ..told me all her stories all made
up...
where the prince and the princess,
goblin and the wizard all became one.
curly hair covered the tired ,angelic face...
tiny little fingers hold on to my hand.
my Maa is feeling sleepy.


as i hugged her in my bosom n looked afar ,
the sun was slowly going down the horizon,
dusk is setting in ,
a beautiful fragrance engulfing us.
another year passing by,slowly very slowly,
my little angel,my two year old daughter ....
will see a bright new morn tomorrow.....







a tribute to my father




shree

Monday, December 24, 2007

Last night when you wept did I not respond?

plateful of goodies ,wine is flowing ,
nightlong dancing going on ....
it is the festival time .

whose festival is this anyway?i ask,
the mother who is sitting like a scared animal with two kids,
in the dark corner of the pavement.she had been raped twice last night.
is it for those two kids?or the
little baby in the orphanage?
left by her unwed mother under the mango tree.
body half eaten by big ants.
crying for some milk...


whose festival is this anyway?i ask ,
for the father who worked extra to earn a bit more ?
to buy new dresses for the little ones at home,
but the factory has closed down last night......
or for the old lady shivering in her dark hole of a room?
her sons died in the ethnic war .....
oh Dearest whom are you giving your gifts?this festival please ,please
touch my heart with Your brightest loving light...
to feel the sorrow of others in my poor little heart....


Last night when you wept did I not respond?
Continue your reading.....
and you read.
"God's earth is wide and those who persevere patiently will be given a full and unstinting reward.'' say ''I have been commanded to serve God .Dedicating my worship entirely to Him''
(39:10-11)

so rise again beloved
and come to Me,
Into My Arms
I am the Friend
The Beloved
The One.




shree

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

May our quilts be threadbare

On Judgement Day my angel was sewing,
the quilt of Life.
Tattered and torn
Filled with giant holes,
Ragged pieces of cloth threadbare
empty like binding air.
Tears welled up in eyes.


Other tapestries were filled with colour
and the hues of worldly fortune.
But mine was threadbare.


Finally the Time came,
the scrutiny of Truth.
Each life to be displayed.
Angel nodded for me to rise,
gaze dropped to the ground in shame.
No earthly fortunes to show
only love and laughter.
Lots of trials and temptations to quit.
Often been held up to ridicule, humiliation, enduring painfully.
Offering to Him in hope that,
I would not melt beneath the judgemental gaze,
who unfairly judged me


Slowly lifted up the quilt,
an awe filled gasp filled the air.
Light flooded the many holes,
and became the face of my Beloved.
He said, "each point of Light in your quilt,
shows when you stepped aside,
and let Me shine through
Until there was more of Me than there was of you."


May all our quilts be threadbare and worn,
to shine our Beloved's face ever more.

dedicated to my beloved son--aubhi...

Shree

[theme taken from email]

Saturday, October 20, 2007

LET IT GO.........



There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk.

I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone. When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The Bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay.

Let them go.

And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead.

You've got to know when it's dead.

You've got to know when it's over. Let me tell you something. I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He'll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains . . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents . . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you have a bad attitude . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If you're feeling depressed and stressed . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying "take your hands off of it," then you need to . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

Let the past be the past Forget the former things. GOD is doing a new thing for 2007!!!

LET IT GO!!!

Get Right or Get Left. think about it, and then . . . . . . . .

LET IT GO!!!

"The Battle is the Lord's!"..................


from T.D .Jakes "Let it go'


i found it so appropriate ............we hold on to everything and can not surrender .....
hope the readers will like it.


posted by

Shree


Saturday, October 13, 2007

my glorious gift

wonder what will be my gift from Him in this festive season?
coming back to innocence?
a loving heart?
a pure soul?
or wealth? health? happiness?
doll of dust could not think beyond .............

Beloved held my face in His blessed hands,
and whispered 'I give Myself to you My precious'
the time stood still,
heart stopped for a moment,
He smiled gently into my eyes,
the universe radiated His glory,
could hear the chanting of mantra ,
divine hymn,
sound of conch shells,
ringing of bells,
prayer came true ............. my wildest dream.....
The King of Kings came to me ,
as my glorious gift........


EID MUBARAK to all.......

dedicated to Sadiq

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

His bounty falling as rain.................

For tonight a secret emerges out of silence,

when i will sit still with myself,

waiting for Him.

A lovely song echoes quietly in the night sky.

moving from one star to the other.

Like a Divine call............................

will i see it?....feel it?....tonight.....

His bounty falling as rain .............


shree

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Empty circle

Hold on to nothing
that circles
the world's things.



Then the large,
empty circle,
can grow and grow
enlarging ,widening
and embracing all.



dedicated to my dearest friend Rabeya Shorna



Shree

Monday, September 17, 2007

Beloved is here

the table is spread
come hungry ones,come thirsty ones
fruits,sweets and dates and cool drinks......plentyful
the light is lit......in four corners
warm and full,
luminous and shining....
Beloved is here.
Unseen,Ever present,the most Beautiful.

the table is a mirror,
look and reflect.
listen to your starving body......
what has our feasting soul learnt?
what are the secrets you've shared?
watch the multiverse circling.......within the Divine Verse
don't rush....dearest don't rush,
you may miss the moment in which the Love glows......





Shree

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ramadan Mubarak

when i wanted to be the sky ,
the emerald green meadow
blooming,shining ,blossoming for Him.


lets take a walk in the Garden of light ,
discover the secret of the Holy month,
Ramadan Mubarak........Ramadan Mubarak
when i become alone with my Love,
,
world within the world.....glistening
my Beloved within
turns my heart into a fragrant flower.
drenched in the rain shower of Divine Love
and one day will get a dip in the ocean .

Friday, August 17, 2007

cloud's wings

here I am waiting....
here I am longing
for You.......
hide me in Your love ...........i pray


let me taste Your Divine grace more and more,
come O Beloved ,
come breathe in me
and i will rise
on the cloud's wings

theme taken from a hymn




shree

Saturday, August 11, 2007

spalsh colour and dive in

soak yourself in the Mercy Oceans...........
listen o lovers, every atoms of this seven layers....
chanting in unison....one and only one word.......
Allahu.....Allahu......Allahu.......Allahu....



o painters of the souls,
splash colour and dive in.....
your radiance will bring happiness...
there is more to your existance ,
than you ever imagine.
each drop of colour chant one and only one word
Allahu.....Allahu...Allahu...Allahu....



whisper o creation whisper in my ears,
the secret song of Blessed Divine.....
Allahu....Allahu.....Allahu....Allahu.....

dedicated to my son Jahed Sarwar.



shree

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

nafs-kushi

Oh light within
lets have a talk
whispering to each other
heart to heart
soul to soul.............
in silence.

radiating softly the inner glow
heart expands
touches the horizon
of the infinite multiverse
fragrance of Beloved
wipe away the nafs
to have a nafs-kushi
in silence.

sky giggles........
stars nod lovingly
and the raindrops shower
pearls of love
full of bliss.......
in silence.




shree

Saturday, July 7, 2007

mist of peace
an unknown fragrance
fills up gently the earthen pot..............

tiptoeing on the sacred ground,
slowly very slowly......
each step brings blossoms of flower
and becomes a silent meditation.





Shree

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Kaa'ba Within

Let me walk inside the heart within,
and dive into the ocean of peace.
Sat quietly beside this ocean and
saw that He has fed our souls
with blossoms of love.........


In each heartbeat the huge wave of love comes
and drowns me in its thousand fold
tosses and turns me in its rhythm..............


Oh heart of my heart or is it Yours now?
made into Your Divine Abode ........The Kaa'ba Within........................


Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi Raje'un
From Allah do we come and to Him we return




Shree

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Tat Tvam Asi

let me merge with the spirit of my Beloved,

let me stand in the center of Your heart.


when i looked into Your eyes my Dear One,

i found the fountain of love,a universe full of secrets.

let my tiny little heart expand with the galaxy,

which will unveil new horizons.

come my Love.............let us rejoice this awakened life forever,

till the eternity.

i am not alone neither are You

Tat Tvam Asi

You Are That

Sachchidananda Brahman

He is in the mirror of my heart...................


He is existance,conciousness and bliss.............


Ya Haqq..............Ya Nuur.................

my Love





Shree

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tears of blood slowly drips down from heart,He whispers tenderly my dearest that is the price
of trusting ,children of Adam .
But trust, till the end coz noone can live without trust ,faith and love.
Sparkling smile breaks into thousand pieces .
Sharp spear pierces the bubbling ,childlike heart .
Humiliation ,hurt and anger that is the prize one gets .

innocent ....no ...no but naive ........
walking alone on a moonlit night ,
a cry came up to the lips....oh pain how much do i have to take you ?
unknowingly the fingers touches the fire........ it gets burned .
doesn't one know that it is not to be touched?
From the deep pain and sorrow the tender ,loving arms of
my Love embraces me.......................
And i could hear...........from far.........................
Subhaanallaahi wal-Hamdu lillaahi wa laaa 'ilaaha illallaahu
wallaahu Akbar.Wa laa hawla wa laa quw-wata illaa
billaahil -'Aliyyil-'Azim.
Glory be to Allah.........
my Supreme Lord took away all my pain
and i was born again like a dew drop on a new blade of
grass,
like a newly lit lamp
like a newly washed floor of the Lord's house........
clean ,bright and sparkling............
again to trust ,to love and have faith on everyone...........
to cry again and born again in His love.......






Shree

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Ishq

Allahu Akbar
Allahu Akbar
Allahu Akbar
calling the faithful to pray ........
Om Manipadme Hum....Om Manipadme Hum...
Om Manipadme Hum....
The whirling of prayer wheels.....

The rhythmic chanting of slokas in the temples......
Shrinnatu Vishwe Amritashya Putra ......
The chiming of bells in the churches .....
fills this slave of Yours with wonder and awe.....
Wherever i look i see His face..........my Beloved.
i see His love in all...................
the leaves of the trees becomes His loveletters
birds are His messengers......
even the stones and the pebbles starts showing His tenderness.
my love You are the Love ,the Loving .....Al -Waduud
Ya Haqq strip me from my pride and fill me
with your Truth and radiant light of your love.
make me the touchstone of Your all embracing Ishq
the dust in Your lotus feet so that i become You at last.




Shree

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

All the praise to HIM

Ni'mal- Mawlaaa wa ni'man- Nasiir




shree found this so appropriate at this time

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Life's Lesson 6: COMPASSION

Philosophical reasoning and analytical logic have characterised much of Buddhist thought. Yet it is perhaps the path of compassion (karuna) that lies at the heart of the Buddha principle.

Compassion is seen as an important element of spiritual practice.... a feeling arising not merely out of common pity but a heart felt empathy which will not allow a realised soul to rest till he/she removes the veil of suffering and ignorance of all.

In Bodhiacharyavatara (a guide to the Bodhisattava's Way of Life). Santideva (Buddhist monk teacher of Nalanda) delineates The Way, "truly heroic beings" postponed attainment of Nirvana until every other being also attains that bliss of enlightenment.

To cultivate compassion a challenge to identify and rise above our deepest dislikes and prejudices,to understand our innermost anxieties and fears and to know that we actually mirror each other


The interconnectedness of life can be felt only by a compassionate heart which would see beyond misconceptions and limitations of thought -mind which the Dalai Lama emphasises '....itself predetermines what we perceive'.


Compassion is the healing meditative tool to tear away the veil of ego centric ignorance that we are all separate entities.

A Zen teacher said '....compassion without wisdom would be sentimental and wisdom without compassion would be unthinkable.....they go together like the foot before and the foot after in walking'.


taken help from sayings of Dalai Lama ,Zen masters ,writings on Buddhism

Sunday, May 13, 2007

wa'tasimu bi hablillahi jami'an wa laa tafarraqu
"hold tight to the rope of Allah,and don't separate"[3:103]

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Where are you going?
Don't you know you can never cross that door.
It is closed for you forever.it is not for you,
a social leper ......
you grew up like a wild bush
uncared ,untended not pruned properly
by human touch.but
everyone liked your glorious flowers
swaying in the bright sunlit
mornings..................
Did you not store anything for yourself?
that is the rule ......to keep away
to hide,not to give away all.
to give away all the blossoms is foolish.
in the family of flowers you are the last one,
untouchable and not acceptable in the
world.
should have been manipulative to
gain entrance to the door.
why oh why you couldn't be like
others?
then be an outcaste ,
a social leper where
noone will
touch you,
love you ,
call you
my precious
till you are finally called by your maker.
haven't any pride ?self respect ?
when they take away all the twigs,leaves
flowers?
still you give to the end?the dust
under everyone's feet.hateful,
filthy.
now when the cup is full
let it be taken away from you.
and you cross the threshold of
this life and be the dust on the
Beloved's feet.



Shree[wrote it in september'06,Singapore,after meeting a patient]

Friday, May 4, 2007

Again Rumi

Sell your cleverness
and buy bewilderment
Rumi

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Life Lessons 5

Anger:
Anger is a natural emotion.If we naturally felt our anger by expressing it ,if we let it live for a minute in order to move through it we would be fine.But problems arise when we either express anger inappropriately by blowing up or suppress it so that it accumulates.We end up either giving a situation more of our anger than it deserves,or none of it.

Suppressed anger does not simply evaporate,it becomes unfinished business.Many people were raised in families where showing any anger was wrong.Others come from families where even the slightest problem escalated to rage.It is no wonder we have no good role models foe expressing this natural emotion.instead of understanding what to do with anger ,we question it,wonder if it is valid,misplace it and do just about everything we can except feel it.But anger is a normal reaction,useful at the right time and place,and in the proper portions.
Anger does not have to be a horrible beast that consumes our lives.It's just a feeling.It's a feeling to be experienced,not judged.Like all our feelings ,anger is a form of communication,it brings us a message.Unfortunately,many of us no longer hear its message because we often do not know how to feel it.
Anger tells us that we haven't dealt with our hurt.Hurt is present pain ,while anger is often lingering pain.We can accumulate many hurts and it becomes hard to sort them out,eventually ,even hard to recognize the anger.
Anger held internally ,changes our impressions of the past and distorts our view of current reality.
We must be allowed to express our anger and must give ourselves permission to do so.We are here to heal and move through our feelings.Like little babies we can learn to be more honest and express our anger.We can learn to live lives where anger is a feeling that passes,not a state of being.



Shree

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Realisation

Buddha takes all ideals away.
He takes your very self,leaves an innocent ,virgin emptyness behind.
That virgin emptyness is Nirvana.
Nirvana is not a goal.
It is your emptyness .

Osho The Zen Master


Shree realised why is HE making her empty.
All Praise to HIM

Love

'The loving devotion to the Lord does not come by
one's own efforts ,even though we may long for it.
This cup of loving devotion belongs to our Lord and Master;
He gives it to whomever He likes'



Taken from Shri Guru Granth Sahib
Shlokas of Baba Shaykh Fareed Jee

Monday, April 23, 2007

Sunflower

Searched for my Beloved everywhere ...........in vain
wise men asked me to wait ........coz only foolish fall in love.
Spent my life giving others what i have not........
Then The Truth stood n looked into my eyes with all tenderness
n whispered 'you are Me'
my world stopped for eternity.....
And in that silence i saw all my miseries have turned into celebration
curses into blessings.

From all the suffering n pain i was born again..........afresh
like a sunflower.
To receive Him in His heart coz now there is no i no me only Him.




Shree

Friday, April 20, 2007

Love

Love is something spontaneous and not acquired.

In Qur'an 2:247 it is given ALLAH grants HIS power to whom HE pleases.


In the words of Al-Hujwiri, near whose grave Kwaja Mo'inuddin Chishti sat in meditation
Love is a divine gift,not a thing that can be acquired by human effort without divine grace...
If the whole universe wished to attract love,it could not.If it made the utmost effort to
repel it ,it could not.



shree found this extremely beautiful.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Truest of the True

I praise the True Lord,
The Truest of The True,
I see The One Lord,
and no other.

Guru Amar Dasji
[1479-1574]

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Life Lessons 4

Patience:
Patience is one of my hardest lessons,perhaps the most frustrating one to learn.I've never been a patient person,now also not much but still slightly better than before.
One lesson of patience is that we don't always get what we want .
In the modern world people are not used to living with discomfort.Moreover to understand someone else's pain ,poverty , sadness or loss we don't have much time and patience........because patience is waiting.We want answers faster than they can be delivered.Everything is instantly available.
We no longer know how to wait,or even what waiting means.We are so used to instantly getting everything that our sense of waiting is not properly developed.It is nice to have what we want when we want it but the ability to delay gratification is important.
Many of us don't know how to live with things as they are,how to live in a situation just as it is.We think there's a difference between something not happening soon enough and its not playing out of the way we think it should.
The key to patience is knowing that everything is going to be fine,developing the faith that there is a plan.If we think it deeply ....patience is like a muscle it must be exercised and trusted.If we don't use it we wont have strong patience muscle to support us through life's bigger challenges.That's why it is so important to to develop a deep faith that healing is always at work.Despite our believe that things need our assistance ,most of the amazing things that happen in the world occur without our interference or assistance.We don't have to tell a cut to heal ,we don't have to tell a person to fall in love,we don't have to tell the cells in our bodies to divide.There is a power in the world.Trust that all things are moving towards the good even when we don't recognize or see it.
It is no accident that the noun 'patient' meaning person undergoing medical treatment and the adjective 'patient' meaning to tolerate affliction with calmness are connected.They come from latin word 'pati' which means 'to endure'.
We may think the story is about our health ,work,knowledge or our love life and want to change it......actually if we think deeply then we will understand that is is not about those things it is about us........it is about the love ,humor,compassion and patience we bring to our life and its situations.
God and the universe works on us and not on the situations..The picture is much ....much bigger.He wants us to experience love and freedom in our lives.He wants us to experience life to the fullest.The key lies in trusting...........and having patience.


Shree

Friday, April 6, 2007

You gave me time [Thanking my Beloved]

You gave me time,when no one gave me time of day,
You looked deep inside,when the world looked away.
You smiled at me ,when there were frowns everywhere,
You gave me love ,when nobody gave me a prayer.


That's why I call you my Beloved ,that's why I call you my Friend,
You touched my heart ,you touched my soul,
and helped me start all over again.
Thats why I call You my Saviour,thats why I call You my Lord,
You gave me love, when nobody gave me a prayer.


You gave me laughter,after I'd cried all my tears,
You heard my dreams,while the rest of the world closed it's ears,
I looked in Your eyes and found the tenderness there,
You gave me love ,when nobody gave me a prayer.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

A fleeting thought

My Beloved may never change the pathway that I travel
He may not remove the storms that rise today;
But my heart now safely rests upon this promise;
That my Lord will walk beside me all the way.


He'll go with me through the valleys and the shadows,
He'll go with me through the darkness up ahead,
He may never change the earthly course I travel,
But He'll take my hand and walk with me instead.


He may never change the trials that overwhelm me,
He may not remove the tears that by me to stay,
But my soul he fills with peace that never fails,
For my God will walk beside me all the way.


He may never lift me out of earth's dilemmas,
He may not remove the troubles of my day,
But I know that though I can't evade the problems,
Still my Lord will walk beside me all the way.


A hymn i heard long time back.








This is Shree's Easter prayer.......


Make me servant humble to Thee,
Lord,help me lift up those who are weak,
And may the prayer of my heart always be,
Make me a servant,make me a servant,
Make me a servant today...............
Lord guide me to help the sick n the crippled n blind,
May i seek the lost and the weak make strong ,
With justice serve the poor.
Make me a servant ,make me a servant,
Make me a servant today..............

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Vedanta:our true nature is divine

Vedanta is one of the most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Vedanta affirms the Oneness of existence, the Divinity of the soul and the Harmony of religions. Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism. Vedanta is Universal and is equally relevant to all countries , all cultures and all religious backgrounds.
A closer look at the word " Vedanta" is revealing , it is a combination of two words -"Veda" which means knowledge and "anta" which means the end of . In this context the goal of knowledge is not intellectual, the limited knowledge we acquire by reading books. " Knowledge" here means " the knowledge of God " as well as the "knowledge of our own divine nature". Vedanta then is the search for self knowledge as well as the search for God.
According to Vedanta- God is infinite existence, infinite consciousness, infinite love and infinite bliss.
Most importantly, God dwells within our own hearts as the divine self. This divine self is never born nor will it ever die, neither stained by our failings nor affected by the fluctuations of the body or mind. The divine self is not subject to grief , despair, disease or ignorance.
This pure , perfect , free from limitations -the divine self , Vedanta declares, is one with the impersonal ,transcendent reality. The greatest temple of God lies within the human heart.
Vedanta further asserts that the goal of human life is to realise and manifest our divinity. Not only is this possible but it is inevitable.Our real nature is divine; God realisation is our birthright. Sooner or later we will all manifest our divinity because the greatest truth of our existence is our own divine nature. Finally Vedanta affirms that all religions teach the same basic truth about God , the world and our relationship to one another.
Thousands of years ago the Rig Veda declared "truth is one". Sages call it by various names.

The world's religions offer varying approaches to God, each one true and valid, each religion offering the world a unique and irreplaceable path to God realisation. The conflicting messages we find among religions are due more to doctrines and dogmas than to reality of spiritual experience. While dis-similarities exist in the external observances of the world's religions, the internals bear remarkable similarities.
Shree.

http://www.vedanta.org/wiv/philosophy/oneness.html

Friday, March 30, 2007

Ibn'Arabi

Ibn'Arabi said"Tradition has left us only words ;it is upto us to find out what they mean".He also said "The wise men will not allow himself to be tied to one form of belief"Such a large point of view is a priceless gift ,to be strived for and celebrated.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

IN THE NAME OF GOD ,THE COMPASSIONATE,THE MERCIFUL



God is the light
of the heavens and the earth.
The smile of God's light
is like a niche in which is a lamp,
the lamp in a globe of glass,
the globe of glass as if it were a shining star,
lit from a blessed olive tree
neither of the East nor of the West,
its light nearly luminous
even if fire did not touch it,
Light upon light,
God guides to this light
whomever God will,
and God gives people examples;
and God knows all things.

Qur'an -24:35 - Al 'Nuur - The light

Today this verse made me realize that until and unless He wants, me cannot even turn towards Him, so small so unworthy i am.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Again Rumi

......"Move beyond my attachment to names"
Every war and every conflict between human beings has happened
because of some disagreement between names.

It is such an unnecessary foolishness,because just beyond the arguing there's
a long table of companionship set and waiting for us to sit down."
.........................................................................................................................
"What is praised is One,so the praise is One too,
many jugs are poured into a huge basin.
All religions ,all this singing one song.

The differences are just illusion and vanity.
sunlight looks slightly different on this wall,
that it does on that wall and a lot different on this other one,
but it is still one light.
We have borrowed these clothes,these time and space personalities,
from a light,and when we praise,we pour them back in"

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi ......

Life Lessons 3

Love:

Love ,that thing I have great difficulty even describing,is the only truly real and lasting experience of life.It is the essence of relationships,the core of creativity,the grace of Almighty ,an itricate part of who we really are.

Love has nothing to do with knowledge,education,age or power,it is beyond behaviour.It is the only gift in life that is not lost and which we can give really give and receive .Love is the source of truth.

Some spend their lives searching for love.We are afraid we will never have it,that if we find it we will lose it and fearing it will not last.We think we know what love looks like ,since we formed pictures of it during childhood.The most common picture is the romantic love,when we meet someone special ,we surely feel whole,everything is wonderful and we live happily ever after.

Ofcourse we are brokenhearted when in real life ,we have to fill in the not so romantic details,when we find out that most of the love we give and receive is conditional.
Even the love for and from the families and friends is based on expectations and conditions .When the expectations and conditions are not met we find ourselves in loveless relationships.
Fortunately true love is possible,we can feel the love we had hoped for .It does exist but not in our approach to love.It does not live in the dream of finding the perfect mate .The wholeness we seek lives here,with and within us ,now in reality.

We're loved because of what we do for others,how much we earn,how funny we are,how we treat our children or keep our houses and so on....list can be endless.We find it hard to love people just the way they are.
Conditions on love are weights on our relationships.When we release the conditions ,we can find love in many ways we never thought possible.One of the greatest obstacles to giving unconditional love is our inner fear that the love may not be returned.We don't realize that the feeling we seek lies in the giving ,not in the receiving.Love others in freedom and without fear.

Love is always present in our life ,in all our wonderful experiences and even in losing our special loved ones.Love is what gives our days their deep meaning,it is what we are truly made of because our Beloved Maker is Love.
Love is very much alive and tangible......living within us all.Love is our experience of the Divine,of sacred holiness.Love is the greatest gift from God ,love is the richness all around us.It is ours for giving and receiving unconditionally .

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Islam: Verse of the Throne

The Holy Q'uran refers to God as Rabb-al-Alameen,the Lord of all creation[literally 'the worlds'].The whole of the cosmos,nature as well as humanity is created and sustained by God.This notion of sovereignty is expressed in the following 'verse of the Throne'


Allah,there is no God but He,
the living the Eternal.
Neither slumber nor sleep seizes Him.
To Him belongs what is in the heavens and
in the earth.
who can intercede with Him,
except by His permission?
He knows what lies before them
and after them,
and they know nothing of His knowledge.
Save such as He wills .
His throne encompasses the heaven,
and the earth ,
and He never wearies of preserving them.
He is sublime,the Exalted.




Shree loves this verse .

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Life Lessons 2

Relationships:

We will have many relationships in our lifetime.Our partners ,friends and significant others we choose but others such as parents and siblings are chosen for us.

Relationships offer us the biggest opportunities for learning lessons in life ,for discovering who we are,what we fear, where our power comes from and the true meaning of love .
We tend to think that we have relationship with relatively few people but the truth is we have relationships with everybody we meet, be they friends, relatives, co-workers, teachers or simply passer-by's. The attitude we bring to one relationship- positive or negative, loving, hopeful, encouraging, its we who bring to them all. We have the choice of bringing a little or a lot of love to each of our relationships. We have so much love all around us...no need to categorise them.

There is no mistake in relationships, everything unfolds the way its supposed to. We learn through them to see our own souls, with their rich topography,and to deliver ourselves to healing.

When we let go of our preconceived agendas in loving relationships, we set aside questions of whom we will love and for how long. We transcend these limits to find a love that is magical and created by HIM....just for us.


SHREE......

Friday, March 23, 2007

Life Lessons 1

Happiness:

Most of us think of happiness as a reaction to an event,but it is actually a state of mind that has very little to do with what is going on around us.
We have seen over and over that lasting happiness is not found in winning lottery,having a beautiful body or eliminating wrinkles.All these things are temporarily elating ,but the thrill quickly wears off and we are soon as happy or unhappy as we were before.
While happiness is our natural state,we've been trained to feel more comfortable with unhappiness.In a strange way we are not used to happiness ;at times it feels not only unnatural but undeserved.
We are God's precious children.We are meant to enjoy all wonders around us and we must remember that we have more to give to others ,to the suffering when we ourselves are happy.

In reality ,happy people are the least self-absorbed and self-centered among us.They often volunteer their time and provide service to others,they are often kinder,more loving ,forgiving and caring than their unhappy counterparts.Happiness expands our capacity to give.
Happiness is not the result of an event,it does not depend on circumstances.WE i repeat WE determine our happiness and not what is going on around us.


Shree

Amra ghenna kori judhho

Jano ki shoheed ar bijoyeer moddhey byabodhan khub...i kom,
hoyto ba dujonei joddha..
amra ghenna kori juddho ,raktopat ar mrityu,
kintu tabuo to pash diye choley jay anti-missile tank ,
ar mathar oporey urey jay bomaru biman.
Jhankey jhankey bulet chhotey mathar opor diye.

ekattorey shotrura katey Aminul el chhoto chheletar gala,
Dhalgramer Sakinakey chhenrey bideshi kuttara.
Maa,bap key durey rekhey asha tarun jubak
guli khay ,porey thakey dhanjomir dharey .
dan hater kanishthay jwoley bhalobashar angti jhikmik korey.
kothay gelo shei bauler shur?dotarar chhondey?

bari ,ghar feley dheu jey uthechhilo takhon , amio chhilam tar pashey,
shei shomotal matir banglay enechhilam tufan.
tabu..o mathar opor diye urey jay nishkarun bomber,
andhokarey baruder gandho nakey eshey lagey.
crawl kortey kortey jai ,bhengey feli dushmaner ghanti .
kintu shei ekattorey..... shoheed ar bijoyeer modhhey byabodhan khub...i kam chhilo .....
hoyto ba chhiloi na shedin.


Shree

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dohar [contd]

Mahatma Gandhi went to Badarpur{Barak Valley}accompanied by Ali Brothers to tell the ordinary people about the the hateful sickness of the society untouchability.Then the British Government immediately built the roads and upgraded the railway station .So the ladies of Badarpur wrote a song wnd it became quite famous.

it goes like this....Gandhi baro luk go Gandhi baro luk .
Ego Gandhi Raja disey sarak ,
jal bharibar shukh......

Small happiness of village ladies because the task to carry water for the family was on them .So "Gandhi Raja disey sarak jal bhoribar sukh".......


to be contd

Shree

Dohar [contd]

Moymonsingha Geetika:

Dohar sang a part of it where Noder Chand [son of the Zamindar] got the chance of meeting Mohua ,the gypsy girl in the water banks where she goes to fill water.
.......Noder Chand says Jal bharo Sundari Koinya jaley dish ne dheu........amar sathey kaona katha amar nai keu......
water bank is famous for such sweet talks but Mohua says Noder Chand should die by drowning himself.........Then he says ....Tumi hao gaheen gang ...ami duibya mori.....
Moymonsingha Geetika is a great work but alas written by a mere folk writer so it has not been given much importance by the so called literary world.If we could give some love and recognition to our folk singers and song writers.........I wonder.

Dhamayil:

Dhamayil is mostly sung by the womenfolk of the village.Mostly they sing Krishna Dhamayil where the love between Krishna and Radha is described.
The song which Dohar sang for us has an interesting background.......year 1921 mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Dohar a bangla band sings folksongs of eastern India and Bangladesh

After a long gap of few years Dohar came back to us ........sang songs of Hashon Raja ,Lalon Fakir and the most impressive one is a song written by Abdul Karim who is 90+ and lives in a village in Sunamgunj[Bangladesh]

The most lovely thing Abdul Karim Saab says and believes that very soon a day will come when this world will be the world of and for Bauls[i don't have exact English equivalent of Baul,they are the singing minstrels of Bengal those who believe in the oneness of God and His unending love for us mortals]

All the classical music has a 'gharana 'whereas the folksongs have a'bahiriyana' that is the songs are mostly sung outside in the fields,while they are fishing,sowing paddy or simply racing boats for example Baich,Sari gaan ,Murshidi gaan,Bhatiyali,Bihu,Gajon er gaan,Dhamayil,Goalparia gaan,Bhayoaiya-chatka gaan,Jhumur and the songs written by the Fakirs and Bauls of Bengal are really extremely meaningful and and deeply God loving.They believe in the oneness of God the Beloved.

Folksongs have a quality which could be compared with flowing river........it changes its course ,language and becomes more and more deep in its meaning ...
I must congratulate...Kalikaproshad,Tarun,Rajiv,Niranjanda,Shomnath,Chhotu,Mrigonavi for singing such beautiful songs ......Yes we love them and want them to sing more and more for us.
I will write about each type of songs in detail later.
Gyan manch atmosphere was electrifying.all of us were singing and clapping with the singers.THey have excellent rapport with the audience.Shabash and Shukriya Dohar for giving us such a lovely evening......


To be contd.


Shree

Monday, March 19, 2007

Inspiration

"When you are inspired by some great purpose,some extraordinary project ,
all your thoughts break their bonds:your mind transcendents limitation,your conciousness expands in every direction,and you find yourself in a new great and wonderful world.
Dormant forces ,faculties and talents become alive,and you discover yourself to be a great person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be"

Patanjali[the father of yoga]


thanks to Ajaysingniranjan

Shree

In His time

In His time,in His time
He makes all things beautiful in His time
O Lord show me everyday,
as You're teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say in Your time.

In Your time,in Your time,
You make all things meaningful in Your time,
O Beloved my life to You I bring,
With its winter and its spring,
May I fathom everything in Your time.

There's a time,there's a time
Both for sowing and for reaping,there's time
Time for giving ,time for gain,
Time for joy and time for pain,
Every purpose under heaven has a time.


There are time ,there are days
Weeks and months we can't understand His ways,
If for years we fail to scan
What is His eternal plan,
We'll remember that He can,all the time.


Theme taken from a Bangla hymn


Shree

Friday, March 16, 2007

Celebrate differences

Often people say they are upset that life is full of contradictions.
But life is not so small that we can put it into compartments like good and bad,right and wrong,
black and white or evil and noble.
Life is vast,so vast that it is big enough to include contradictions in its fold.
One has to accept them gracefully and at the same time change whatever is possible.
We have to learn to accept what cannot be changed.
While we were discussing differences,let us also accept the fact that the context of a relationship should be one of love and not of expectations.
Love has to go through transformation and purification.
Only then would we find that we are bigger than our differences.
One should be creative in a relationship
Learn to enjoy the differences.
The most important aspect in a relationship is that we should stand for inner growth and not of ego.
We can operate either for personality or from innocence.
Personality come from ego while innocence comes from childlike nature.
That which arises out of ego makes one feel heavy whereas what arises out of childlike innocence
makes one feel light.
When we operate from innocence our logic will have a different lustre,our understanding would have a different aura.It becomes divine.
Life is an adventure---get into it
Life is a struggle--make it sacred
Life is a tragedy--grow from it
Life is a beauty--feel it
Life is a bliss--experience it

(Taken from Swami Sukhabodhananda's article)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Kashmiri Shaivaites

According to the school of Kashmiri Shaivaites entitled Spanda,the central role for a human devotee is not played by Shiva but by the Shakti.This is not paradoxicalbecause in the spiritual vision of Shaivism ,Shiva and Shakti are not two separate realities.
Shiva and Shakti are two in oneand they seem separate only for the ignorant and limited mindthat is subjectedto duality.

In truth Shiva is Shakti and Shakti is Shiva,when we have conciousness,there is energy.
When we have energy there is conciousness,who animates that energy.
Therefore for the aspirant to spiritual liberation,the instrument[path]is Shakti
and not Shiva.
Shiva is the trancendent aspect of the divine being ,beyond any mental representation.
anything we could imagine about Shiva is not Shiva because Shiva cannot be defined,cannot be thought,cannot be revoked.
The tale about Shiva splitting into two halves of male and female indicates the origin of Ardhanarishwar
the union of spirit of material,the Being and its force.He is above spirit and material.
Shiva is also described as Anaadi[without beginning/birth] and Ananta[without end/death].


Shree

Lal tuktukey polash gachhtalay

Kabey je dekhechhilam ,
Lal tuktukey futanto polash gachh talay,
Maa gorchhey ruti ar chheleymeyera ,
gol hoye ghirey achhey ganganey ununer charpashe.
Tader mukher hashi ,khuchro katha ,
matiye tulechhey gachhtalata.

Rannaghar nei otheyr,
tatey ki holo?
Achhena gachhtalata?
Maati diye nikono porishkar uthoner dharey.

Sharadin rickshaw chaliye haklanto baba ,
enechhey kilokhanek aata,gamchhay bendhey.
Diner sheshey tai diye gora hochhey ruti,
fulko,fulko.......garom.
Shabthekey pichhita maar pithey jhultey ,jhultey bolchhey....
Maa rey ar ekta ruti de na Maa...

Porishromer telghameychakchak korchheyMaa..er mukh.
Chokhey ashey jal ghoniye ,
buker bhetorey uthalpathal kortey thakey.......
Shob...i to gonagunti..
shei kon shokaley kochider mukhe tuley ditey
perechhilo aj pantabhat kanchalanka mekhey.

Ajkal ar bhagchashey hoyna kichhu..i,
Tai Maakeo khattey berotey hoy roj..i,
Kolerta..key pithey bendhey.
Shob kaj..er sheshey
Maa boshey ,
shishuder akkhor porichoy koraye,
gaan gay ghumparani ar galpo boley jinporider...
Doridrer songsharey ei to anek.

Nun antey panta furono ei deshey,
koti,koti baritey ....
roj..i shona jaye shei ek...i karun abdar....
Maa rey ar ekta ruti de na maa.
tai jakhon..i lal tuktukey polash gachhey chhokh porey,
kaney bejey othey .....oi ekti katha,
Maa rey ar ekta ruti de na maa.

[sotti ghatona abolambaney]


Shree

Monday, March 12, 2007

Again Rumi

The breeze of dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth
across the doorsill,
where the two worlds touch.
the door is round and open ,
Don't go back to sleep.

From The Essential Rumi 'translation by Coleman Barks with John Moyne 1995 chap:4

Be content with own nothingness

Let me drown myself in solitude,
alone in a crowd,
and be content with own nothingness.
No fame,no recognition,
no rose petals to shower ,
No pain in the heart only
be content with own nothingness.
With so much peace within,
nothing can come between,
me and my nothingness.

Its a Divine Gift,
the journey of discovering oneself from within.
By lifting the veil on my heart,
and my offered prayer and the loving work ,
of my two weak hands.......You are teaching me to remember,
who am I in this karmic cycle of my life,
and be content with own nothingness.

Shree

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Renunciation by Thiruvalluvar[a 7th century mystic from Tamil naadu]

"Cling to one who clings to nothing,
And so clinging cease to cling.''

Ghunt chandni pee hai humney

A poem by Amrita Pritam


Ambar ki ek paak surahi,
Ghunt chandni pee hai humney,
Baadal ki ek jaam uthakar,
Baat kufr ki kee hai humney.

I had a little moonlight today.

Unmesh hok tritiyo nayaner

Prithibir ei apushpito khhaney,
ahongshunyo boiragir darkar anek.
Jara hridoyer porda tuley niye jaabey
antarer diwan-i-khas ey aam janotakey.
Jekhaney prem..i shotto o chirontan, shwadhin ar amitwobiheen.
Jekhaney probonota achhey shudhu diye jabar,
paripurno bhabey ,nirvoye, firey pabar ashaheen,
tibro bhalobashay.......

Bejey cholechhey drimi-drimi madol shei mahashunyo theke,
amar...i hridoye.
Bolchhey ek..i katha anadi ananto kaal hotey...
Tuley dao porda hridoyer ...utthishthato,jagrato....
Unmesh hok tritiyo nayaner.
Biliye dao nijekey sharbojaner maajhey puropuri kichhu...i na rekhey.
Medha ,bitto,prem ,bhalobasha ,somoy ...o...nijeke...o.
Amitwoheen prem...e.



Prakriti o purush....yin ar yan,
korchhey purno samashto apurnata,
amar jiboner ....hridoyer maajhey.
fota fota jhorey porchhey madhu,
dwidal padmer opor dheerey ati dheerey.
Madhumoy korey tulchhey jibon....akash...batash...sarbo chorachar.
Jochonay dhuye jachhey amar ei beparda hridoy,
ar cholechhi ami Tar...i amogh akorshaney ,
Charaibeti....charaibeti......shahanar surey.


Shree

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Song of Lalan

As the man and woman in me
unites in love,
The brilliant beauty
Balanced on the two petalled lotus
Within me
Dazzles my eyes.
The rays
Outshine the moon
and the jewels.
Glowing on the hoods of snakes.


My skin and bone,
are turned to gold.
I am the reservoir of love
alive on the waves.
A single drop of water ,
has grown into a sea......
Unnavigable.


Lalan

From Ashtavakra Gita 13:1

Even if you have nothing,
it is hard to find that contentment...
which comes from renunciation.

I accept nothing,
I reject nothing,
And I am happy.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The wealthy poor

Mother Teresa once heard of a starving widow in a slum in Kolkata.
She took a plate of rice and curry and went to visit her.
Mother entered the little hut sat on the floor, and placed the food before the woman.
The widow uncovered the packet and saw what it was. She took the plate and went out.
When she returned Mother asked her where she had gone? "Just across the road.", she replied,"is a friend who has also not eaten for three days. I went to give her some of the food you brought."
THE POOR WOMEN FELT SHE HAD PLENTY AND COULD SHARE.
It is the state of our mind that decides whether we live in ABUNDANCE OR IN SCARCITY.

It is also seen generally that those who donot have or have scarce are the ones who are ready to share in greater abundance than the one who has in abundance.

The poor wealthy

John .D.Rockfeller made his first million dollars by the age of 33.He once sent a load of grain worth 40,000 dollars by ship.he did not insure his cargo.he felt that it was a waste....150 dollars .
A few days later he heard of a giant storm somewhere on the route of his ship.
Rockfeller could not sleep the entire night,worrying about his cargo.
Early next morning ,he sent his assistant to try and buy insurance,if it was not already too late.

Afew hours later the assistant returned,happy with proper insurance.But
he found Rockfeller more sick than ever.
A telegram had just arrived with the news that his ship had reached
safe and sound.Rockfeller was veru sad because he had spent 150 dollers "unnecessarily".

Boiragyo......contd

Boiragyo.......ekti jibon darshon .moner majhey bhabtey hobe amra ki daridrer moddhey pachurjyo
{abundance in scarcity} dekhi na prachurjer moddhey daridro{scarcity in abundance} dekhi.

Jara chokh khuley ghumoy tader jagabey ke?
Ishwar amader ParamPriyo shob kichhu ...i amder jiboney adhelbhabey dhele diyechhen,
amra bhabi kono prachurjyo...i nei ,achhey shudhu daridrota.

Amader moner moddhey....i achhey prachurjyo ar daridro....duto..i.
Ei manobhaber jonyo amra shob kichhu dhorey rakhtey chai amar ...amar korey.
tulona kortey thaki nijekey ar dashjoner songey ....kar kato achhey ei bhebey dukkho pai shob somoy.bhabi shobkichhu..i shesh hoye jabey tai jatokhani muthitey dhorey tar theke beshi
khamchey ,khubley nao.

duto galpo poreychhilam anekdin agey shey duto nichhe likhchhi....ashakori bhalo lagbey.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Boiragyo

Anekdin dhorei bhabchhi kichhu kichhu manush achhey jara shwabhab' boiragi'.
Sheta jeno tar deher alonkar ,moner oishorjyo.
Amader jibon theke ki tabey 'boiragyo' hariye gechhey?
Ei indur dour ar bhogbader jugey
kakey bola jete parey "Boiragyo" r katha

Jha chakchakey restaurant thekey shubesha tarun, taruni
aproyojone anek khadyobashtu galadhokaran korey dekur tultey tultey
eshey othey chalokbahito bideshi garitey.
Pashei footpath...e shue achhey jirnoboshtra garib fakirani.
Mashanteo tar jotena bhorpet khadyo.
Karur ki mone hoy janina ...janina ...

Daridrokey lalater bhushon kara khub shahoj kaj ki?
Hoy to na.
Tai ami eat...i mone kori aponi achori dharmo aparey shikhao.
Ek shondhyay paneeyer pechhoney hajar hajar taka kharoch
kortey para manushti key ki bolbo?
Puropuri bhog na korle..o to 'boiragyo' ashtey parey na.




to be continued

Shree

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Firey ashey Baul batash....[ekti upanyash.part-I....]

Der bachhorer thekey amar motamuti shob kichhu smriti tey gantha achhey ,
ki korey achhey ta janina.hoy to anek galpo shuntam tai khub kalpona probon chhilam.

babar haat dhorey Purir samudrashoikotey berano,babar pocket thekey
lukiye lukiye anginar oshudh khaoa .....shob ...shob...mone achhey .

Jagannathdeb er pujo ditey jaoa shetao khub mojar ,ar je hotel..e ami ar baba thaktam tader ma pagol chhilen .amar prothom kono pagol key samna samni dekha ,ebong amar bhoy koreni kintu
shei boba drishtir samney dariye thaktey khub kashto hoyechhilo....
keno janina.
roj babar hat dhorey ami bhorbela shomudrer dharey surjyodoy dekhtey jetam.thik
bishal baro kamalalebur mato surjyo amar chokher samney astey astey uthe asten purba diganto ranga korey .

shomudrer joltao mone hoto kamala ronger.
ami abak hoye takiye thaktam shei apurbo shoundarjyor dikey............to be contd.......Shree

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Friend of the Beloved

1.A friend of God must have a affection like the sun.
The sun uses its beneficial effects to all.
All persons derive heat and light from it ,irrespective of whether they are Muslim ,Hindu,Sikh ,Christian etc etc

2.A friend of God must be generous like an ocean or a river.
We all get water from the river or sea to quench our thirst.
No discrimination is made whether we are good or bad,
or whether we are a relation or stranger.

3.A friend of God is one who has the quality of hospitality,
like the earth.We areraised and cradled in its lap and it is always spread below our feet.


The noblest of character is possessed by one who is;
a.bountiful in poverty.

b.content in hunger.

c.cheerful in grief.

d.friendly in hostility.

Beloved

In the swinging of the branches,in the flying of the birds,
and in the running of the water ,
Beloved ,I see Thy waving hand,
bidding me good bye.

In the cooing of the wind ,
in the roaring of the sea ,
and in the crashing of the thunder,
Beloved ,I see Thee weep and I hear Thy cry.


In the promise of the dawn,
in the breaking of the morn ,
in the smiles of the rose,
Beloved I see Thy joy at my homecoming.


Taken from Bowl of Saki....
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Friday, March 2, 2007

Firey ashey Baul batash....[ekti upanyash.part-I....]

Part-I Chele ghumolo para jurolo borgi elo deshey......

Chhotobelay maer kachhey ei chhorar gungununi shuntey shuntey ghumiye
portam kol ghenshey.porey anek porey jantey perechhilam ei borgira..i chhilen
amar purbopurush.Maharashtra thekey eshey ghar bendhechhilen Orrisa tey
ar tarpor Howrar chhoto ekta gram...e naam Pero Basantopur.

Baba ar ma..er prem o biye hoy shoilo shahor Shillong..e.Amar money hoto
Shesher Kobitar .....Amit ar Labonyo......hahaha keu ki bhabey naki erakom?

Amar Catholic Baba ar Brahmo Ma..er tritiyo shontan ami.
Adorer kamti chhilona ekebare...i .
Ma...er chhotobela ketechhey Dhaka tey,porashona shekhanei....Dhaka university thekey economics niye porechiilen.Baba abar puropuri ei..Banglar porashona shob.
Dujone..i chhilen politically active she shomoye ,commune e thaka ,khaoa ityadi.
Bari thekey dujonkei tariye deoa hoyechhilo rajnoitik matadarsher jonyo.

To be contd

Shree

Holi amar praner

Colour me now,colour my very soul,
before You leave me for eternity
Colour me with Your song and dance.
Colour me in Your secret melody and tune.
Colour me in Your light of laughter and sorrow
Colour me with the kindness of Your tears and ecstatic love.
May Your colour,colour my very soul and my being.


Shree

Uniqueness

A human being is unique in his/her own way.In Beloved's eyes we are extremely precious.He has created us in His own image and He loves us immensely.

No one absolutely no one should take or should get any advantage for belonging to a
particular race,religion ,class ,colour or creed.Then that becomes partiality,which is totally
unacceptable in His kingdom.

As I have One single God Whom I seek ,Whom I adore and Whom I pray and love.


Shree

Thoughts during Lent

A different approach to fasting;

Fasts have a tendency to be oriented towards things like giving up one's favourite food,drink,smoke ,television etc etc.But there are many other ways I can welcome Lord's healing and loving touch in my life.

Fast from anger and hatred .
Lets give my near and dear ones an extra dose of love everyday.Let me give
my unloved ones double dose of love.

Fast from judging others.
before making any judgement s lets recall how my Beloved God
overlooks my faults and brokenness.

Fast from discouragement.
Hold on to God's promise that He has a perfect plan for each one of us.

Fast from complaining.
when I find myself about to complain ,now I close my eyes and recall some
of the little moments of joy my Beloved has given me.


Fast from bitterness and resentment.
I must keep on forgiving those who may have hurt me in the journey of my life and
keep forgetting the pain they have caused me.

Fast from spending money .
Try to reduce my spending by at least twenty percent and give those savings to the needy.


Shree






Sunday, February 25, 2007

Khajurahor mandir murti

Dkhal korey niyechhey shey amay puropuri,
duti shonali payrar bukey mukh dubiye,
amio prayoshoi takey dakhol korey feli.

niye jai uttungo shikhorey
paharchuray miloner shitkarey,
ek hoye jai komoley...kathiney.

mone kori Ishwar jader
korechhen doka ,
tara jeno eka na hoye jaye.

Tara bhora neel akasher chador
dhekey dey amar shohagi....key
kenona takey dekhey chand...o ,
hoye othey driro ....udagro kamonay .
shadhonay sangini shey ,
hridoye ,shorirey,mone,dharmey .
Karmey jugiye jaye uddam uddipanna
proti ratri sheshey ....

karshoney ,baponey potu hoye pori ami,
langoler hatoley chap ditey giye,
ashleshey joriyey dhori takey .
pagoler mato pipasher jal akantho
pan korey ,
paritripto ramon klanto ramoni
ghumiye porey amar..i nagno bukey .
nagnika amar ....Khajurahor mandir murti hoye.


Shree

Mukh gujey tamasha dekhtey thaka kapurush napungshoker dal

Shato shahoshro khandey bikhando hoye ,
jwalanto deho chhoriyey porey shobuj dhan jomir opor.
mehendi rangano kochi hat
bhanga kacher churi
shohaginir orna purtey thakey
train er kamrar bhetor dau dau korey
pot pot korey fattey thakey shorirer har mojja mangsho.

shamner gramer chheley buro dourey aney jal,
dhaltey thakey shei bishal agnikandey
kintu tatey ki ...ba hoy ba
kar ki jay ashey ?
chheley harano mayer bilap ,shwami harano shtrir hahakar
kichhui sparsho karena amader ....
amra jara t.v.r porday mukh gunjey thaka kapurush napungshaker dal.

baro kartader chapan utorey
deshey jagey kalorol
kibhabey bikobey khabor ?
katokhani khabey public?
ghum nei tai paparatzi der chokhey.
Ar ekta prashno barlo bokabaksher
koti taka munafa kora
protijogitar
jekhaney babu bibira ekta jobab ditey parlei
pabey lakho takar inaam
ar pabey shei bhubon bholano hashi
mon khushi korey deoa.

Ghennay thutu di shei shob manushder jara
kayekta takar binimoye
dichhey bikiye
nijer maa ,bhai ar matikey
joler dam...e.

Shree

Few thoughts

Always smile coz no one should see your wounded heart.
You are a healer ,whatever you feel must not come in the surface.

People might not like your ways of dealing with others but that must not worry you
dont stop .You have miles to go and lot to work .
Sacrifice smaller things for a much larger plans of Him.
Think and feel yourself like an instrument of His love,
no greed ,no love for money ,no pride ,no criticism should stop you
from doing what you are doing and what leads you to doing this work.

Time and again people will misjudge and discard you but that must not
stop you from reaching your goal.
Your goal is much more different from others,which is difficult for them to fathom and see
coz it is He who leads you the way and lovingly pulls you along .
Be foolish , imperfect and broken coz that will lead you to Him the ultimate perfection.
Dont be harsh ,angry or overdemanding coz that will hurt others .
love love and love others till you are joined with your Maker.

Shree

Monday, February 19, 2007

Faguner din

Andhokarer buk chirey bhumishtho holo notun surjo,
Shobuj ghasher opor ,chhoriye dilo chetonar alo ,
Bajlo shankho, swagato janalo bishwobashi....

Tibro khider kachhey natojanu hoy Adomer sontan
Banijyo ponyer araley bikikini hoy narimansho andharer
gheratopey........

Panjorbhengey jaoa porishromeyeo krishoker bhandar
thakey shunyo ......matir bukey mukh dubiyeo uthey asheyna
ar sonar fashal.



Tabu ekhono tader shorirer sugandhey mothito hoye othey
asman zameen ....kenona tara achhey.....ghobhir bhabey
mishey jaley, kaday ,pukurey ,dobay.
Dichhey pahara shei ager..i mato.

Abar..o uthbey jwoley bhije jaoa moner barud ,
balitey mukh lukono pakhider mato ar banchbena tara.....
shudhui janmo,mrityu ar maithuner chakrey.

Esho ,esho matiye dao ei faguner dingulo ager...i mato,
jakhon kheltey tomra sohager holi shobujey laletey....
premika desher sathey.


Shree

Sunday, February 11, 2007

If I let Him choose the life for me,
then there'll be no if to say,
I would choose to hold your hand,
there will be no words to say.
without pride,
without thought,
without weakness,
without sorrow.
Let the two greatest magic of life,
the love and faith will turn our life around.

If you would choose to stay beside me,
I'll spend my life with you.
without pride,
without thought,
without weakness,
without sorrow.
Let the two greatest magic of life,
the love and faith will turn our life around.


Shree

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Tumi achho bole..i ki amar hoye othhey ,
Andhokarer duar bhhengey notun surjo
chhiniye ana?

Tomar preme...i ki soitey pari ami,
Hajar ...o nirjaton,apoman manusher nirlajjyo titkiri?
Korechhi juddho aposh korini konobhabe.....i.
rekhechhi jaliye shikha anirban ....

Tomar preme swadhinota peyechhi ami batasher mato,
chhayaheen ....kayaheen ,niruchhar.
Bonchiter proti tomar mamata ,humrahee hoye jaoa,
jogay amay pather patheyo.

Tomay bhalobeshe choley jabo ami,
ajanmo nirbashoney....
jekhaney bona habey notun preronar beej,
gaoa habey notun diner gaan,
ar eksathey uthbey jwoley lakho notun surjo
dik diganto ranga korey.


Hey amar janmo janmantarer premik,
shudhu Tomar sathey...i hok amar ,
chiro jiboner prem.
Jabo jakhon avisarey Tomar kachhey ,
snansheshey swetbastrey ...snigdho matir nichey,
takhon niyo tuley sangoponey amay
Tomar chandan subashito bukey......


Shree

Saturday, February 3, 2007

nirjonata

Jodi ketey jay din ebhabe..amar,
Songeeheen,bondhuheen ei nirjonatay.
Ami je parini firiye ditey tomar deoa swapnoguloke.

Aj ei abelay probaashey dakley keno abaar ?
Amar naam dhorey.
kachhakachhi nei keu .....
shudhu tumi chhuye achho amar hridoy.


Jibon madhumoy badlaye rong taar ,
neel ghano neel akash hoye othey ghor kaalo,
abar andhar rajonee ketey jay dheerey oti dheerey,
dekha deye notun surjer alo.....laal ronge ghera.
Kintu keno jeno mone hoy jibon chhoto ,
khub...i chhoto,tabey madhumoy amar ei..nirjonatay.....


Shree

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

moner daroja

Katobaar antorey tomar diyechhi dola?
khuley dao tomar manoshlok ....
dekhao tomar abgunthito mukh khani......
kon rahashye dheke rekhechho nijeke
rahashyamoyee?

Tomakey dekhte chai holud jochhonay ,
gahon andhokarey ,sudur nileemay ....
ki korey bojhai tomay kothay ki bhabey
chhoriye gechho tumi amar rakter shira uposhiray
tumi rahashyomoyee....khuley dao moner darojakhani......

shree

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Few lines of RUMI which i like

In Your light I learn how to love
In Your beauty ,how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest where
no one sees You ,but sometime I do
and that light becomes this art.

Existence was born when we fell in love
with emptyness

A candle was made to turn into flame,
in one moment of destruction...
That leaves no shadow.



The longing you feel for this love
comes from inside you....'


In the orchard and rose gardenI long to see Your face.
In the taste of sweetness I long to kiss Your lips.
In the shadows of pain I long for Your love.
O Supreme love let me leave aside my worries.
The flowers are blooming with the exultation of Your spirit.
By Allah I long to escape the prison of my ego
and lose myself in the mountain and the desert.


You are the Essence of Essence.
The intoxication of love.
I long to see Your praises
but stand mute with the agony of wishing in my heart.



Do not look at the fakir who is looking for a treasure,as a
treasure hunter.
He is the treasure itself.



How could the Lover be anything but the Beloved?


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field I'll meet You there


Embrace the soul which is embraced by nothing.


It is love and the Lover that live all eternity.


Be drunken in love,for love is all that exists;
without the dealing of love there is no entrace to the Beloved.

My place is the Placeless,
my trace is traceless.
'tis neither body nor soul,for I belong to the soul of the Beloved.
I have put duality away,I have seen that the two worlds
are one .
One I seek,One I know,One I see ,One I call.


O soul seek the Beloved,o friend seek the Friend.
O watchman ye wake up,it behoves not a watchman to sleep.
Oh everyside is clamour and tumult,in every street are candles and torches .
For tonight the teeming world is giving birth to the world everlasting.



What is to be done ,O Muslim?For I do not recognise myself.
I am neither Christian,nor Jew,nor Gabar,nor Muslim.
I am not of the East ,nor of the West ,nor of the land ,nor of the sea;
I am not of Nature's mint,nor of the circling heavens........

I am not of India ,nor of China,nor of Bulgaria nor of Saqsin;
I am not the kingdom of Iraquin ,nor of the country of Khurasan.....

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Amar desh

Mrito shorirer pahar thekey tene,
bar kori takey,jar jonyo
ami bechechhi ar morechhi din protidin....

Bhashey kabandho lash naditey,
bheshey jaye khando khando shorir,
mishey jaye jaley matitey ar neel ghano neel akashey.......

Lolup nakh bindhey jaye ,
narom narimangsher bhetor,
ashohay buro burikey marey,
pithey pith bendhe,
jatey ekta bulete...i hoy kella fateh.....

Nirbodh balok hoy laloshay biddho,
bayonet...er khonchar shikar.
kon papey hoy chharkhar sonar taroni?
kholo tritiyo nayon,balo balo Maharaj..
uttorer ashay achhey Shree,
keno bhengey jaye desh ,mati ar shomudro
tukro tukro hoye?

Shekoley bandha adhmora kishori,
hoy dharshito abola poshur mato.
jemon hoy bareybar ei prithibi.
kon araley chhilo Tomar Jyoti?
ja diye banchtey parto,
amar jaan amar desh,
jakey chhara dirno hoye jaye amar jibon.......



Shree

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Path

Darbesh aj ekla cholchhey path,
Michher ashaay mon porey achhey taar,
Kothay achhey shey satrangdhora megh,
Jekhaney thakbey Rajadhirarajer rath.


Shomoyer bhuley,bhuley jaye bareybar,
Thakbena keu ,bashbena keu bhalo,
Tanbena bukey ,bolbeyna 'esho chalo',
Ekla cholechhey dikbhul kora deshey,
Kalo megh tai moner gahoney meshey....


Chiney eka tai path cholbar pala,
Digontey aj ranga shurjer khela,
Darbesh chalo,...chalo path anibar,
Shomoy eshechhey .....notun pathey chalar.......



Shree

satero series

Machinegun...er gulitey jhanjhra buk,
Barack...e cholechhey khuner khela..je kato,
Ulango jato nareemangsher lobhey
Poshuder shei abiram nareemedh.......


Hangorey kukurey tanatani karey lash,
Keetgulo khali mangsho khubley khay,
Neelkanther mato paan korey bish,
Abujh satero eto..i ki tor jed?


Thik ki bethik takhon bujhini tokey,
Hariye jaoa shey monigulo khujey pai,
Tor Jaan aj din guney guney banchey
Muchhey nitey chai tor..i rakto shwed.........

Shree

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Satero

Duranto shei satero ashbey firey,
Apekkhatei dingulo chaley jay,
Na bola kathar angikarer majhey,
Na fota fuler sugandho roye jaye.


Kon jehader jonyo lorechhi amra?
Shei shob beri ekhono temni achhey,
Satero tui ki ashbina konodin?
Baruder ei gandho meshano pathey.


Satero amar bukey jhor tola koy din,
Dingulo chhilo swapney preme..te anka,
Juddhe sohag..e miley mishey ekakar,
Naseebey chhilona ekta kafan dhaka.


Amar satero unmukh hoye roy,
Kakhon futbey chhotto prem...er kuri,
Kamsin mon, shorir ,satwa tari,
kar kachhey tui feley choley geli tay?

Monday, January 8, 2007

Baul batash

Hoye shey baul batash, fagun haoa
Miliye gechhey kon shudurey,
Hoye gechhey ghasher...i ful,
Jola jomi .....doyel shyama....
Ghurey beray moner shukhey,porer dukhey
Chhoriye daey shey sonar alo shobar bukey....


Abar ki ashbey firey jaler deshey ,
Shekhaney cholchhey ekhon binimoyer panyo kato,
Cheyechhiley gortey jeta ta holona ,
Kintu ebar esho tumi kortey jehaad.....
Jano to shotru achhey, boshey nijer moner bhetor....
Hoye jao bajro tumi ,bhengey felo shekol bandha mon gulokey,
Gorey tolo notun korey ei prithibi .......
Hoyo na ar ghasher...i ful,
Jola jomi.....doyel shyama.



Shree

Friday, January 5, 2007

New year[a fleeting thought]

As I do not know when I will go back to my Maker ,I get to think ,
of life as unending stream .But as I was reflecting on this thought
I have felt that everything happens only a certain number of times.



How many times have I seen the thin beautiful moon rise?
or the red huge Sun set?
Perhaps ten or twenty times ...........
Yet it seems inexhaustible,limitless to me.


How many times have I remembered
about my childhood......the sparkling laughter,
running in the open field with my friends?
May be a couple of times.
Yet it seems unending ....without horizon.......


Another year passed by just like another day
passes and perhaps I have seen that for thirty or forty times.
Yet it seems boundless .......limitless ....unending.

Ektai Surjo

Jebhabei tumi asto dekhona,
Surjo kintu ektai........
Label lagano manusher bhirey,
asthir mon matha kutey morey,
Bhorbela gulo anek rakom ,
Surjo kintu ektai.........

Ritugulo shob firey firey ashey,
Brishtitey ful fotey ullashey,
Dinprotidin choley jaye bheshey ,
Surjo kintu ektai........



Shree

Jogan

Madhukar Shyam ki aur,
Shree kahey man har liyo madhuri murat,
Madhukar Shyam hey mor.
Jogan tu man prem bawari ,
Khelat hori piya sang mori ,
Milan aas mey royee ankhiyan,
taras rahi hai jiya mori.
Madhukar Shyam hey mor.
Bina daras key dukhi man ri,
Shree kahey prabhu kab aao ri,
Man mandir mey baso hamari,
Madhukar Shyam hey mor.


Shree
Ekla andharey dirgho path choltey giye
aj porey mone chhilo ki keu humdard...humrahee tar?
naki goreychhile takey ekela nishango korey........
lokey boley Tumi naki Pawardigar....Raham-Dil?
Tumi...i Alpha ar Omega?
Tumi....Ashim ?
kothay tomar shei prem ?
ja karey surjer alo..keyo mlan,



Dekha dao ,esho Prabhu dhora dao Shree..r malin ancholey,
dekhao Tomar shei anupam, apurba
jyoti ja dekhe ar porbena mone ,
daridrer kashaghat, porajoyer glani
ar manusher angikarbhongta......
kenona Tumi, ekmatro Tumi....i
bhengey felona Tomar deoa shei angikar.
Ja boley Ami achhi tor..i sathey chirodin.

Shree