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Poems are the rough notation for the music we are ♫ ~Rumi

Month

December 2012

Nirvana Shatakam

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“The great Adi Shankara (first Shankaracharya) of the eighth century summarized the entirety of Advaita Vedanta (non-dualistic philosophy) in six stanzas. When a young boy of eight, while wandering in the Himalayas, seeking to find his guru, he encountered a sage who asked him, “Who are you?” The boy answered with these stanzas, which are known as “Nirvana Shatakam” or “Atma Shatakam.” “Nirvana” is complete equanimity, peace, tranquility, freedom and joy. “Atma” is the True Self. The sage the boy was talking to was Swami Govindapada Acharya, who was, indeed, the teacher he was looking for.”

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Rumi – The Meaning of Love

Both light and shadow are the dance of love
Love has no cause
It is the astrolabe of God’s secrets
Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless
Although I may try to describe Love
When I experience it, I am speechless
Although I may try to write about Love
I am rendered helpless
My pen breaks and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place
where Lover, Loving and Loved are one
Every moment is made glorious
by the light of Love

Change in the Wind by Beautiful Chorus

Here’s sharing this new song by Beautiful Chorus. I think it is timely and apt, especially in view of the global shift, as it is often known, during this time when many people around the world are awakening to love and unity among humankind more and more.

‘There’s a change in the wind,
and we send our love to you.
Like the pulsing of stars,
let your heart feel a bright and new love.

‘There’s a change in the wind,
and we send our love to you.
Like the pulsing of stars,
let your heart feel bright and new.

‘Change is in the wind,
we send our love to you.
Pulsing stars, let our hearts feel
bright and new love.’

Yes, may our hearts continue to feel the bright and new/everlasting/timeless love like the pulsing of stars.

Rumi – One Whisper of the Beloved

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Ode 442 translated by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise: The Mystical Poetry of Rumi

~ dedicated to dear friend Phillip, in Rumi’s love ~

(photos and videos filmed by me)

“In truth, everyone is a shadow of the Beloved (or offshoot/branches of the Divine)
Our seeking is His seeking
Our words are His words”
~ Rumi

Love has No End.

“LOVE is permanent. Every love that ends is not True Love and Every Love that changes is not Love.”~ Ibn Al-Araby

“Love knows the beginning but does not know the end”

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