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TAKE ME

AMRITHDHAARA

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1.Take me O Lord coming as Yama! Here am I waiting for You!
My palanquin is waiting outside; its bearers in anticipation
Of the auspicious journey to my real Home!
They are blessed who’ll be instrumental in uniting You and Me!

2.The waiting has been long enough!
I am getting tired of waiting, waiting, waiting!
The longer I wait, the more do I have to bear
All the tirades, homilies, tall praises for you, and, vain attempts to turn me away from You!

3. Till now, patient have I been
Long have I borne happily all these burdens
Of evanescent joys and sorrows, and, worldly relationships!
Playing a role has become almost impossible, now!

4. ‘Almost’ I say, because, I have to continue my part
Till such time as You direct me otherwise
No longer am I happy and enthusiastic in playing my role
The actor is no longer in…

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TAKE ME

dath

1.Take me O Lord coming as Yama! Here am I waiting for You!
My palanquin is waiting outside; its bearers in anticipation
Of the auspicious journey to my real Home!
They are blessed who’ll be instrumental in uniting You and Me!

2.The waiting has been long enough!
I am getting tired of waiting, waiting, waiting!
The longer I wait, the more do I have to bear
All the tirades, homilies, tall praises for you, and, vain attempts to turn me away from You!

3. Till now, patient have I been
Long have I borne happily all these burdens
Of evanescent joys and sorrows, and, worldly relationships!
Playing a role has become almost impossible, now!

4. ‘Almost’ I say, because, I have to continue my part
Till such time as You direct me otherwise
No longer am I happy and enthusiastic in playing my role
The actor is no longer in his art; so, please make haste!

1.Do make haste! O My Divine Beloved, coming as Yama!
Take me – body, mind, and, Soul!
Let my body be consumed in the flames of Your Highest
Truth!
Let my mind disintegrate and disappear into Nothingness!

6. The real bounty that’s only Yours is my Departed Soul
Departed from the body, and, calling out to You!
I know! I know! It’s not a call in the wilderness!
You can hear me, and, You’ll come, I’m sure!

7. But, what can I do? I am fast losing patience!
Body is here! Spirit is out, broken free!
Desperately calling for the One it’s a part and parcel of!
Part into Whole & Whole Into Part!

8. Body and body meet in sexual bliss in this world!
Beyond this world , beyond limits of time and space -Soul
and Soul unite here – Shiv and Shakti unite
Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva are conceived!

9. Enough of this Leela of Yours, O Lord!
Enough of this primordial state of Consciousness!
Now, no more of this Circus Act, O Lord!
Let me remain Your Bride, for e’er and e’er!

10. Let the Honeymoon be one for e’er!
The Merging of the finite with the Infinite
Or, Vice Versa, Finite becomes Infinite!
To live as the Infinite – beyond Time, beyond Space -beyond Creation!

LIFE & DEATH

life and death

Why are most of us afraid of death? Is it because we don’t want to die? Is it because we have fear of the unknown? Does the thought of death give us a feeling of insecurity?

That’s why it’s said that a known devil is better than an unknown angel, eh?

Or, is it that we don’t want to leave our near and dear ones? And, is it that we don’t want to go to any world without them being with us? Given that it is natural for us to feel so, let us ponder on this  .Will any of them be ready to come with us, and, even if they are, will we take them along with us? Are we sure that we will go to the same destination? Here  also we have no control over our mind, which is attached to this unreal world of attachments…Love for them is beyond and much more powerful than love for their matter-bodies. So, depart in love and ‘detached attachment’…Initial sense of loss is natural, but we need to use is as a tool to introspect and look within to understand that they are all just our travelling-companions upon a certain destination….whether they will be re-born with us…is our guess and our wish or prayer…we can’t have any authentic seal on it!

Given the point that the world beyond death is unknown to us, what about the world here and how? Is it all known to us? Do we know when we get out from home in the morning if we will be victims of an accident because of someone’s rash driving, we will be victims of rape or murder , or we will be victims of a bomblast or an aircrash? What do we know about the dangers lurking behind in our day-to-day life-scenario? What surety is there of our security? This fear of unnatural death is worse than that of natural death.

Death,natural or unnatural,  doesn’t always come with prior notice….so what?

Some wise man has said. “ A brave man dies only once but a coward dies many times”. How does it matter if we live a long or a short life? What matters should be whether we live each day as if it were the last day of our lives. Then we would turn to thoughts about God and the impressions of good thoughts, words, actions to carry from this world and make an attempt to pray from the core of our being, all willing to forgive others and ourselves and forget old scores to be settled……the very fear of the life unknown after death is good….is a blessing…for that will turn us to the right path..Nature’s way as designed for us….in our last moments. If we knew for sure about our life after death, that its pre-destined and we cannot try to get a good life and go to a good world, if those stories of hell and heaven had not been retold to us, we would live in this world in the same state of mind till the last moment of our lives. In fact, it is an opportunity given by God to us to redeem ourselves from sin, from depravation and purify ourselves before we leave this world! It’s just like doing ‘ablutions’ when we bathe in the Ganges..it , according to me, implies that,God , the Merciful, has given umpteen opportunities to man to redeem himself, and hence, has given us this fear of the unknown or after life as a life-saver, to shift the little mind into a higher state of consciousness by dissolving it in the Ganges of the Supreme Consciousness. The ablutions are the gratitude we express, the sincere regret we feel, the apologies and amends we make for any bad deeds and prayers for mercy that we do in the last moments of our life.This fear element is required till man completely redeems himself from sin and becomes the image of God and makes this Earth a Paradise to live in by the collective prayers and efforts of all.

A single day lived in gratitude, spiritual upliftment , infinite love and peace within oneself and love for one and all, is worth millions of years of life lived in selfishness, greed, ego, insensitivity and delusion about dos and don’ts of life. That’s why , I think, it is said, that all past impressions of sins committed known and unknown in this and many previous births disappear just like the clouds disappear when the Sun comes out.

So, why worry about the death of our physical bodies, which we have no control over? Why not ponder about the suffocation of the Spirit in us…which is calling out to us ….an S.O.S. call to let it free to manifest in our body, in our mind, and, in our life, in its infinite dimensions, to create a beautiful world for all of us…….the world as a big family…..VASUDEVA KUDUMBAKA……devoid of differences of colour, creed, caste, religion, nationality , and gender?

So, physical death is nothing to fear about, it’s just like relocating to a new place in a new identity. And, the Soul is immortal , and there is only One Soul, which has manifested as many in many bodies. Let’s us live together and Save Our Soul! Not souls! Come One! Come All! The world is your family! Come back Home and live with one and all in harmony, in bliss, in peace, in sensitivity, in empathy, in gratitude, in the willingness to forget and forgive, in divinity…in LOVE….Thus living life as peaceful souls co-existing with one another and with all other species of this Creation is LIFE . Not living like this, but living in hatred and jealousy, revenge and greed, anger and insensitivity, unawareness and lack of commitment, is like a living death, according to me.

LEAD KINDLY LIGHT!

We are the World……We are the children…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quoting the ‘SELF’

MOTHER – the only bond of Earth that can never be a bondage; the most wonderful relationship,may be, next only to that with the Mother Divine!

CHILD- One of the greatest gifts of God, so also the greatest test on parents – the only possible relationship to make them unconditional in love!

GURU – The EFFULGENT SELF in name and form taken, to show the way – the ULTIMATE that a human being can reach in a human birth!

DEATH – A transit-camp where the soul-traveller halts and rests a while before proceeding again on the homeword journey…may be as another identity….in another name,  another body and another lifetime!

RELATIONSHIPS – God’s gifts…instruments of experiments for the evolution of man during each lifetime.

SELF-IMAGE – A tinsel garland that the ‘poor soull’ compromises with before finding the wealth within…the jewel of jewels , the Sun Within…the ever-shining, Self-Effulgent Self!

HAPPINESS OR UNHAPPINESS – An illusion wherein the mind perceives and experiences what it conceives!

FRIENDSHIP – A zero, the real value of which is not realized unless when added to the digits of needs and situations in life.

 

 

 

WHEN MY LORD COMES CALLING

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When my Lord comes calling
And says, ” My Beloved! Your penance is over!
It’s time to come home, now to my Abode! To my Heart!
To beat as One! To shine as One Light! To be never two again!

Then will my life attain fulfillment!
AThe birds of my heartstring will sing in unison!
The fresh blossoms of my newly-wed Self
Will dance in his Etheral Rhythm of Joy and Bliss; in His Love and Glory!

What you Mortals call Death is the golden gate for me!
Yes! It’s the golden gate to the Abode of the Highest!
A brief sojourn in the Spirit, after which I’ll merge into Him, for once and for ever!
The Creative Spirit resting on its Non-Dual, Non-Creative, Sachidananda State!

So, pray you, my dear kith and kin in this world of mortals
Pray check your tears of farewell, genuine or crocodile tears, as may be
Pray be blessed with the awareness that this mortal body is nothing and everything to me!
In the sense that, till my Lord comes calling, it’s everything; after which, it’s nothing!

Till the time comes for the Spirit to leave this mortal body
It’s guided by the Spirit to live its karma and burn out reserves of lifetimes!
The Spirit knows when to drop this body, hence is expectant and eager
To explore unknown lands, or rather, to return to its long-forgotten abode!

Pray don’t send me a tearful farewell!
Just understand that I am going to where I deserve to go
His Love has made me deserving to unite with Him!
Never to part again! Never to be in another life-cycle!

So just wish me a grand home-coming
Rejoice and celebrate when my mortal remains burn on the funeral pyre!
The Spirit is all-knowing, and knows, when the time comes, to drop pthis body!
Then a long sleep and I wake up again!

Not as a newborn in your world!
But as the Light in His Eyes!
As the Song in His Heart
As Praan in His Breath!

He is Chiranjeevi!
So, there is no death for me as well!
No pain! No pleasure! No more bubbles in His Consciousness!
To send me in another body to this mortal world!

Enough is enought! I can’t be away from Him!
He’s no choice! He’s already listening to me!
It won’t be long before He calls me by His chosen name ‘Gurpriya’
And I drop this body and merge into Him!
Light unto Light! Radha unto Krishna! Soul unto Soul!

JAI GURUDEV