lamps of love

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I played day and night with my comrades, and now I am greatly afraid.

So high is my Lord’s palace, my heart trembles to mount its stairs: yet I must not be shy, if I would enjoy His love.

My heart must cleave to my Lover; I must withdraw my veil, and meet Him with all my body:

Mine eyes must perform the ceremony of the lamps of love.

Kabîr says: “Listen to me, friend: he understands who loves.
If you feel not love’s longing for your Beloved One, it is vain to adorn your body, vain to put unguent on your eyelids.”

~By:  Kabir From: Songs Of Kabir Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

New York, The Macmillan Company 1915

Kabir has long been revered in India but it was not until Tagore’s translation in 1915 that the West came to appreciate the works of Kabir.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941). Indian poet. The first Asian poet to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature – for his ground breaking work – Gitanjali.

Tagore the King of Poets is the ideal choice for translating Kabir’s poems. Kabir is maybe more devotional and overtly spiritual; however both  share a unique poetic capacity to inspire our spirit.

Love All.

Compiled by : ran H singhal

Music ….. a journey of Creative Enlightenment

Traffic lights are good study point of 3 colors of light . Red for Stop , Yellow for alert and Green for start as well as Human nature and behavior.

Most of the people get ready like ” Formula One Race “

Race in Time has taken away Grace of Timelessness from most of the human irrespective of Gender .

Slow And Steady Wins The Race should have been Slow And Steady wins the Race with Grace.

Indian classical Music is the Race with Grace .

It starts with Slow Tempo which is Alap that is to have harmony with Space frequency to be with Time.

Flow is the second Part ( Jor ) that is the experience of Timelessness .

Glow is third part that is the Dance of Time on Timeless that is Enlightenment.

On 14 November 2008 , on the occasion Of Children’s Day celebration had honor of listening Divine singer Vidushi Shalmalee Joshi in my Home . it was truly the unfolding of Mystery and magic of Indian Classical Music …… a journey of Creative Enlightenment.

( Artist Impression of the live concert on 14 Nov 2008 )

Slow = The Alap (/æˈlɑːp/; Hindustani: [aːˈlaːp]) is the opening section of a typical North Indian classical performance. It is a form of melodic improvisation that introduces and develops a raga.

Flow = In Hindustani classical music, the jor (Hindi: जोर, [dʒoːr]; also spelt jod and jhor) is a formal section of composition in the long elaboration (alap) of a raga that forms the beginning of a performance. It comes after alap and precedes jhala, the climax.

Glow = Jhala (Hindi: झाला, [dʒʱaːla]) is a term in Hindustani classical music which denotes the fast-paced conclusions of classical compositions or raga. It is often characterized by the overwhelming of the melodic component by the rhythmic component.

Jhinjhoti raga is considered as “Ashraya Raga” of Khamaj Thaat OR Parental Scale. Since all the seven notes are used in the raga, its Jati is Sampoorna OR Septatonic.

This raga is generally performed between10.00 p.m. and mid-night .

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

NOW ….. a Tightrope walking

Tea making is a love affair and a morning ritual and drinking it sip by sip is a spiritual experience .

T reminds me a person walking on the tight rope .

Tightrope walking requires extensive training.

The most important physical skill in tightrope walking is balance. To successfully cross a tightrope without falling requires walkers to keep their center of gravity directly above the rope.

Tightrope walking is synonymous with Art of experiencing NOW which is like Balancing linear dimension of Time on vertical dimension of Timelessness keeping Center of Gravity in Present Moment.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Garden of flowers!

Do not go to the garden of flowers!

O Friend! go not there;

In your body is the garden of flowers.

Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus,

 and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty.

~By:  Kabir From: Songs Of Kabir Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

New York, The Macmillan Company 1915

Kabir has long been revered in India but it was not until Tagore’s translation in 1915 that the West came to appreciate the works of Kabir.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941). Indian poet. The first Asian poet to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature – for his ground breaking work – Gitanjali.

Tagore the King of Poets is the ideal choice for translating Kabir’s poems. Kabir is maybe more devotional and overtly spiritual; however both  share a unique poetic capacity to inspire our spirit.

Love All.

Compiled by : ran H singhal

Morning Magic

Till you have no Yearning , there is no learning and if there is no learning then one will neither have earning of Wealth Outside nor earning of Wholeness inside.

Many Tools are not certificate of Talent, between 1972 to 2000 collected 22 cameras just for the sake of hobby photography , but could learn photography when a photographer friend refused to give his Photographs for my Book ” OWN ZERO ” and inspired and Mentored to shape my yearning into Learning .

Those 22 Cameras are now in a Camera museum founded by a friend Aditya Arya in Gurugram near New Delhi .

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Museo Camera

The journey of Museo Camera began in 2009 in the basement of Photographer, Historian, Archivist, Aditya Arya as a personal collection of Photographic equipment Today it is the largest not-for-profit crowd funded Centre for Photographic Arts in South East Asia. A unique public – private partnership between India Photo Archive Foundation and The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram – it is one of a kind in India with 18,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the art of Photography.

https://www.museocamera.org/

Indian Ragas: Raag Bhimpalasi

Listening today this wonderful afternoon Music …… by very fine artists .

Bhimpalasi is an audhav – sampurna (consists of 5 notes in Arohana and 7 notes in Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the most used ragas used in popular music today. 

Raag Bhimpalasi is sung in the afternoon between 2 and 4 pm.

Raag Bhimpalasi is meant to depict the Sringara Rasa (Romantic Mood).

The Thaat of Raag Bhimpalasi is Kafi.

The Arohana of the raga is Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa’ (Ni and Ga are Komal).

The Avarohana of the raga is Sa’ Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa (Ni and Ga are Komal).

The Vadi is Ma and the Samvadi is Sa.

Indian classical music it self is a path of Enlightenment 360 Degree.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

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Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

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