Monthly Archives: April 2012
Without making me realize
My soul’s anguished history,
You slip into my house at night,
And while I am sleeping,
You silently carry off
All my suffering and sordid past
In Your beautiful
(1325 – 1389 )
sign of God
Oh wind, bring perfumes sweet to me
For I am sick and pale with woe;
Oh bring me rest from misery!
The dust that lies before her door,
Love’s long desired elixir, pour
Upon this wasted heart of mine–
Bring me a promise and a sign!Shams al-Din Hafiz
(1325 – 1389 )Good and God’s morning ……
in India perfume is known as Kushboo and meaning of this is smell of happiness …..
and a foul smell is known as DURGAND and it means what makes you apart or increase distance between two hearts ……
all languages were and are formulated by genius minds with spiritual and scientific wisdom …..
some body ask me what is sign of God ….. answered ……Kushboo …..smell of happiness ….
be sensitive for this mild fragrance …..today I will update this page …. Whispers of fragrant breeze
sign on this page so I know you have been there like God …..
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dance of eternal bliss
Dance is spiritual science of oneness of timeless feminine soul and time bound masculine body …. to mirror divine ….
and when it happens every feminine souls or female Gopis mirror universal consciousness Krishna ….. on the full moonlit night ….
that is known as MAHARASA …… dance of eternal bliss …
Maharasa or eternal bliss has a mythological story where Lord Shiva wants to witness this eternal dance and as per this story he has to dress like a female to enter ….. this gathering ….
many time people ask lord Krishna is a man than how he can be there …… one has to understand Lord Krishna is called the PURNA AVATAR ….. means completely like God ….
and that is the reason Krishna is always depicted in blue colour …. the colour of the infinite sky ….. and Lord Krishna is always shown as clean shave and without mustache and without shoes …… the genius way of Hinduism to put lot of spiritual and scientific wisdom behind all this symbolic signs ….
feminine is the nature of soul ….a woman has a natural inclination and man has to develop it ….. so to be a Divine dancer ……be a man or woman outside but be with a feminine nature inside ….feminine nature is creativity and dance in all forms and styles is creative …
be a divine dancer today and everyday
today is international dance day ….. children are born divine dancers …… every atom has a dancing electrons so basic nature of us …… basically eternity is dancing on eternity like a football ….. timeless soul encased in time body …… in dance we all become divine mirrors of oneness ….. children are divine mirror ….let us dance like children of God …..
The Nataraj Statue at CERN, Geneva:
To sum up, here’s an excerpt from a beautiful poem by Ruth Peel:
“The source of all movement,
Gives rhythm to the universe.
He dances in evil places,
He creates and preserves,
Destroys and releases.
We are part of this dance
This eternal rhythm,
And woe to us if, blinded
We detach ourselves
From the dancing cosmos,
This universal harmony…”
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Photo artist of 17 week 2012 :Rainer Martini photos
“I don’t want to be like some of those celebrities walking around, just so full of themselves.
I always want to be down-to-earth, want to be a person like when you meet them, they’re the same person that you think of them in the article or something.”
— Serena Williams.
Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player and a former world no. 1. The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked her world no. 1 in singles on five separate occasions. She became the world no. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002 and regained this ranking for the fifth time on November 2, 2009. She is considered by many to be the greatest female tennis player in the modern era
Good and God’s morning …..
Sunday is my date to update my sports page on facebook and wordpress ……
Tennis = love…
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Indian music “not an art but life itself.”
That is infinite, this is infinite…..
From That infinite this infinite comes……
From That infinite…….
this infinite removed or added……
Infinite remains infinite.
Peace! Peace! Peace!
Sound (nada) is believed to be the heart of the process of creation. In Hinduism, the sacred syllable Om embodies the essence of the universe – it is the “hum” of the atoms and the music of the spheres – and sound in general represents the primal energy that holds the material world together.Nada Brahma is a primal word in Indian spirituality, a primal word that also refers to India’s great classical music.
The origin of Indian music is enshrined in beautiful tales and legends. It is common Hindu practice to attribute the beginning of a branch of learning to a divine origin through Lord Shiva, also called Nataraja, is supposed to be the creator of Sangita, and his mystic dance symbolizes the rhythmic motion of the universe.
He transmitted the knowledge of cosmic dance to the rishi Bharata, through one of his ganas. Tandu. The dance is called tandava and Bharata thus became the first teacher of music to men, and even to apsaras, the heavenly dancers.
Similarly, the rishi Narada, who is depicted as endlessly moving about the universe playing on his vina (lute) and singing, is believed to be another primeval teacher of music.
Under the name of Gandharava Veda, a general theory of sound with its metaphysics and physics appears to have been known to the ancient Hindus. From such summaries as have survived till modern times, it seems that the properties of sound, not only in different musical forms and systems but also in physics, medicine, and magic.
The hymns of the Rig Veda contain the earliest examples of words set to music, and by the time of the Sama Veda a complicated system of chanting had been developed.
By the time of the Yajur Veda, a variety of professional musicians had appeared, such as lute players, drummers, flute players, and conch blowers.”
Since the most ancient times, music in India has been practiced as a spiritual science and art, a means to enlightenment. Sangita, which originally meant drama, music and dance, was closely associated with religion and philosophy.
At first it was inextricably interwoven with the ritualistic and devotional side of religious life. The recital and chant of mantras has been an essential element of vedic ritual throughout the centuries.
According to Indian philosophy, the ultimate goal of human existence is moksha, liberation of the atman from the life-cycle, or spiritual enlightenment; and nadopasana (literally, the worship of sound) is taught as an important means for teaching this goal.
The highest musical experience is ananda, the “divine bliss.” This devotional approach to music is a significant feature of Indian culture.
Indian music is art nearest to life. That is why Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1856-1939) a 1923 Nobel Laureate in Literature, has aptly described Indian music “not an art but life itself.”
ram0ram footnote …… Saturday is my date to update my music blog on wordpress and on facebook ….. so thought give you little insight of Indian music …..
Music = harmony with God
“one who knows the inner meaning of the sound of the lute, who is expert in intervals and in modal scales and knows the rhythms, travels without effort upon the way of liberation.
– (Yajnavalkya Smriti III, 115).
text credits : http://www.hinduwisdom.info/Hindu_Music.htm
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Good and God’s morning …….
while listening to a sufi music album …..suddenly one voice mesmerized me and this voice has been of this fine artist ….. in last seven days only heard him so will share some of his fine performances ….. no words can explain his divine music but some words about him ….
Tahir Qawwal had begun studying Indian Classical music at the young age of 14 and teaching himself Sanskrit, he found that music was his path towards the one.
Studying under vocal masters Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Pashupati Nath Mishra, Sher Ali Khan, Muazzum Qawwal and various others Tahir embodies the potency of ecstatic devotion. Every day Tahir is devoted to the never-ending knowledge of raga. Through his vast knowledge he’s ability to transliterate the ancient Qawwali songs brings Fanna-Fi-Allah into manifestation.
Tahir has been the founder, leader, inspirer and vision holder of the first…
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Ancient Words of Wisdom Zen Stories
The Last Poem of Hoshin
The Zen master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story:
One year on the twenty-fifth of December, Tokufu, who was very old, said to his disciples: “I am not going to be alive next year so you fellows should treat me well this year.”
The pupils thought he was joking, but since he was a great-hearted teacher each of them in turn treated him to a feast on succeeding days of the departing year.
On the eve of the new year, Tokufu concluded: “You have been good to me. I shall leave you tomorrow afternoon when the snow has stopped.”
The disciples laughed, thinking he was…
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wisdom of ……. silence
we adore that Brahman
Manifest as Sound (Nada),
That Limitless One without a second,
Who is consciousness,
Who has brought forth the universe
Out of his own Self for all beings.
There is no song without the Nada
Nor music without it;
Without Nada there is no dance.
Indeed the whole universe itself is Nada.
Good and God’s morning …… during the festival of colors called Holi ….and whenever I visit Virndavan ….. the holy place Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha in north India …..always make it a holy pilgrimage to visit Nidhivan ….a garden where Lord Krishna along with Radha and female friends Gopis will dance on a full moonlit night a dance called MAHARASA or eternal dance of bliss ….. but Nidhivan has a shrine of Swami Haridas ….. and sit there in silence just to listen that eternal music still there in timelessness and to understand wisdom of silence …..
here is the story of Swami Haridas ….. the meaning of name is servant of lord Krishna ….. the eternal divine
In the royal Mogul court, the king Akbar ( 1542 – 1605 ) profusely greeted Tansen after one of the performances,
“Tansen, you sing so well, you handle your instrument so perfectly, your voice is so mesmerizing, I tend to believe you being the greatest musician of all times.”
Mian Tansen submitted humbly, “Respected Sir, it is a great honor to hear such kind words of encouragement, but the fact remains my music is nothing in comparision to that of my guru, Swami Haridas.” , living in Vrindavan, sitting on banks of river Yamuna he sings in the praise of universal lord, cosmic couple in the name of Shyama Shyam, Radha Krishna or, Priya Priyatam.”
Tansen said very humbly: “Please never compare me to my master. He is not a musician but music itself.” Akbar was intruigued, “Then I would like to hear him sing.” Tansen answered, “But he will never agree to come to the court to sing.” “Then we will go to him”, said Akbar. Tansen was still diffident, “My teacher sings of his own will and he won’t be happy if he is compelled to sing before the emperor”. But Akbar was determined, “Then I will come with you, disguised as your servant.”
So, Tansen and Akbar travelled far where the sage lived in a hut, his temple of music. The sage received Tansen, his former pupil, and his servant Akbar, with love and affection. He listened to their request but remained silent. Three days passed.
Then one day, just before sunrise, Swami Haridas began to sing. Akbar and Tansen were spellbound. It seemed as if the sound had no beginning and no end, as if the trees, the stones, and all the living creatures had turned into music and forgotten themselves.
After some time, when the spell was broken Akbar and Tansen found that they were alone in the hut. Swami Haridas was nowhere to been seen. “Where is he?” asked Akbar. “He has left this place forever, fearing that we may come again and trouble him, “replied Tansen sadly. They turned to the palace, silent and withdrawn.
Several days passed but Akbar never forgot the effect the song had had on him.
One day he asked Tansen whether he knew the raga and the song that Swami Haridas had sung. “Yes, I learnt it from him”, replied Tansen. At Akbar’s request, Tansen sat down and sang the raga as only he could. But Akbar’s heart was not satisfied, “Tansen, you sang beautifully. But still, why is it not the same as when Swami Haridas sang”.
Tansen answered softly and humbly, “My lord, I sing for you, the emperor among men. But my master sings only for the lord and creator of the entire universe. Herein lies the difference.
Friday is my date to update my wordpress blog and facebook page
Enlightenment = conversations with God
“From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom
of… silence.”Love all.(c) ram0ram ….freedom to right copy and share