Tune with Love

“The heart is a
The thousand-stringed instrument

That can only be tuned with
Love.” 

حافظ Khwāja Šams ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī, or simply Hāfez (Persian: خواجه شمس‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی), was a Persian mystic and poet. He was born sometime between the years 1310 and 1337.  one of the three greatest poets of the world. His lyrical poems, known as ghazals, are noted for their beauty and bring to fruition the love, mysticism, and early Sufi themes

Hafiz
(1325 – 1389 )

Khwāja Shamsu d-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī

(Persian: خواجه شمس‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی),

known by his pen name Hāfez , was a Persian lyric Sufi poet.

Love all.

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for

Fragrant Breeze

( Monday poetry Blog )

Mystic of Varanasi

Today is the birth anniversary of the Bhakti saint Kabir Das who lived around 1440 – 1518 CE.

Kabir, the mystic of Kashi (Varanasi) is well-known and loved for his wise rhymes (dohe) that have lived on for centuries.

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The one who understands the power of love has achieved wisdom, and wisdom may not be measured by the books one reads.

Kabir’s poetry is exceptionally beautiful, deep, direct and candid. The teachings behind his words are conveyed quietly but impactfully, without losing their sweetness or freshness.

Over the ages, the followers of Kabir and the lovers of his enchanting poetry have memorized, pondered and performed his couplets to seek spiritual awakening. He shared his knowledge with all – regardless of the faith or caste of his listeners and followers.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Compiled for : Beyond the Rainbow

Thursday Zen notes

Eveready : Last word of an Enlightened Mother

 It is certainly not an overstatement that Torch and battery cells and Eveready have been synonymous with each other in India for over a century.

So in Year 1957 we also had a torch and batteries as a precious possession in our large family of many brothers and sisters .  

one day as I was cleaning the torch and cells…. my mother asked what is on the cells written and what is this logo ?

so explained her in simple understandable words as she could do primary education only.

Eveready = Cat ever ready to drink Milk ( it was very common in 1950 – 1960 that cats will drinks milk from the open kitchens as refrigerators were not there . )

Asked her one day on her habit of regular bath year around morning and one before going to bed ?

This body is like a car from the God and I drive it everyday so always keep it clean inside and outside

Do not know ….when God want it back…..

So I am also like your battery cells….. Eveready

was her reply .

In Summer of year 2001 , me and my wife travelled to New York USA. as my elder son was graduating from Parsons School of Design . My wife decided to stay back with my son to travel around USA. both returned to India in first week of June 2001.

When she went to touch my mother’s feet for her blessings …..my mother told her….now you have come so it is my time to go and now I am already 82 so invite all family for Lunch on 7 June 2001.

on 7 th morning she was well but was in contemplation . At around 1 o’clock she asked every one to go and have lunch in Main Building in our Haveli.

….. and when all returned from the lunch it was almost her lunch time .

so I went and touched  her hands to enquire about lunch   and she opened her eyes looked at me…..looked at the picture of Lord Vishnu on the wall and told me……eveready…..and closed her eyes for ever.

In my opinion she was truly a spiritual and a person of 360° Enlightenment.

with tears of love on Her Death Anniversary as per Hindu Calendar.

Great saint Kabir’s bhajans ….Jhini jhini Chadriya….in the voice of Great maestro Kumar Gandharva’s eternal voice truly is picture of Her life.

Love all.

 (c ) ram H singhal

Soldiers of Humanity

Once, a division of the Japanese army was engaged in a sham battle, and some of the officers found it necessary to make their headquarters in Gasan’s temple.

Gasan told his cook: “Let the officers have only the same simple fare we eat.”

This made the army men angry , as they were used to very deferential treatment.

One came to Gasan and said: “Who do you think we are?

We are soldiers, sacrificing our lives for our country.

Why don’t you treat us accordingly?”

Gasan answered sternly: “Who do you think we are?

We are Soldiers of Humanity, aiming to save all sentient beings .”

Love All.

Photo (c) ram H singhal

Compiled for Thursday Zen notes : Beyond the Rainbow

Whom shall I tell ?

Translation:

by Kartar Singh Duggal

It’s all in One contained.
Understand the One and forge the rest.
Shake off your ways of an apostate pest
Leading to the grave to hell and to torture
Rid your mind of dreams of disaster
This is how is the argument maintained
It’s all in One contained.

He who believes, he alone has known
Everyone else is floundering
All the wrangling came to an end
When Bulleh came to town.
Whom shall I tell?

Bulleya Ki Jaana Main Kaun! – Happy Ho

Syed Abdullah Shah Gilani, known as Bulleh Shah, was a Punjabi philosopher and He was a Sufi mystic poet and is universally regarded as “The father of Punjabi enlightenment”

Love all.

Compiled by : ram H singhal :

for

Wednesday Poetry Blog : Tree of Happiness

Text and image Credits : https://sufipoetry.wordpress.com/

Secrets of religion

Na main bheth mazhab da paaya
Ne main aadam havva jaaya
Na main apna naam dharaaya
Na vich baitthan na vich bhaun

Secrets of religion, I have not known
From Adam and Eve, I am not born
I am not the name I assume
Not in stillness, nor on the move

Bulleya Ki jaana main Kaun
Bulleya! to me, I am not known

Bulleya Ki Jaana Main Kaun! – Happy Ho

Syed Abdullah Shah Gilani, known as Bulleh Shah, was a Punjabi philosopher and He was a Sufi mystic poet and is universally regarded as “The father of Punjabi enlightenment”

Love all

( Complied by : ram H singhal for Wednesday Poetry Blog : TREE OF HAPPINESS )

Music is Bliss rain

It has been moderate raining in Jaipur continuously since last night , so was listening Raga Malhar this morning , for a music lover it is not rain …… absolutely Bliss Rain.

In India, the ancient tradition that links nature and mankind is reflected in music that goes back 5,000 years. Certain melodies and rhythms, known as ragas, were to be played at certain times of the day, or during different seasons.

In February, 1977, as the first sound healer to go public, I was invited to meet one of India’s living treasures and master musicians, Dr. Sunil K. Bose, who was lecturing and performing a concert. He invited me onstage, and magic happened.

The focus of the concert was a guided meditation by producer Harriet Shaw to invoke rain during the 1977 drought.

Astoundingly, with no rain in the forecast, it rained shortly thereafter!

Steven Halpern

The Rain Raga Intention Experiment 1977

Music reflects cosmic laws and it is attuned to energies of the universe in which we live.

The Indian Classical Music Raga-Time relationship can be explained on the basis of the rotation of the Earth around the Sun.

The position of the Sun with respect to the Earth varies with time, leading to differential warming of the Earth’s atmosphere at different timings of the day.

Consequently, the atmosphere is set to distinct frequencies, which is in accordance with the heat-energy received by Earth.

When melodic frequencies or notes of a raga match atmospheric frequencies, the result is pleasing, mesmerising and magical.

Music, itself has originated from the naturally occurring primordial sound, ‘OM’.

Raga Megh /Ustd Rashid Khan/ Garaje Ghata

An ancient Indian tradition inspired musicians to sing Malhar Raga to invoke the Rain God. It is a Prayer to all the five basic elements of the universe –earth, sky, wind, fire and water — because rain formation involves all these elements.

Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty || Raag Miyan ki Malhar ||

The prayer is for protection, conservation and preservation of nature.

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal