The mind on its quest
has many finds
the rarest is You
akin to a calm settled feeling
nestling in the veins
that You alone are real
You alone are true
From the deep heart of the Universe
a flame has fallen on this earth
burning our sins
the consciousness to dust
now as You move
as You speak
like wax we fizzle at your feet
O grand master of the vast unknown skies
why my mind like an old radio
is out of range
the frequency at which You operate
it can scarcely fathom
ah even the endless horizon gazes upon You
in awe and in wonder it trembles and quakes
Who am I then to sing your glory
to ring your praise
just an overwhelmed heart
struck by your grace
your protection in this chilling world
is like a blanket laid upon
a sleeping sickly child cold to the bone
O saviour of the sickly
and surely the corrupted
Your kindnesses untold
as in the proverbial chalice
can barely contain
the wine of your blessings
You are the rarest find
on this quest
the only truth
finding You is like discovering
that there’s a tilt to the earth
You are the great axis
on which all things move
O Lord sweet and kind
merciful and most divine
in every bhakta’s heart there is
a big picture of You
in my heart too it hangs tall and bright
in your worship there’s peace
a life of supreme supernal bliss
What do I even call You
a deep inner contentment
a silent joyful symphony
a sky dotted with stars
a cool night breeze
a river on the rise
the primal primordial Om
Jai Shri Hari!
Lord Shiva is called Bholenath, the one who is easily pleased!
(I believe in both of them as the same divine - HariHar!)
What's your experience with lord Shiva?
Thank you in advance.
Om Namah Shivaya!
Har Har Mahadev!
Jai Sri Hari bhai. You can never worship Mahadev thinking he is easily pleased. It’s the same Mahadev who moved his toe to crush Ravana under a mountain and yet melted when he sung Shiva Tandava Stotram. It’s the same Mahadev who pulled out one hair to create Bhairava and yet wept in agony for Sati. You can only love him because he wants you to. The eternal Yogi, the first guru, the king with no crown. Only his love can tell you the meaning of love.
Jai Shri Hari!
Mine is Insight on How to Meditate.
I would love to know your favorites.
Also please provide links to the respective video.
Side Note: As I don't know hindi, please add links to the videos that are available with english subtitles (almost every video of swamiji is present with english CC except few)
Har Har Mahadev!
Hello Sri ji,
Very hard question you have asked, to pick favorite video of Swamiji 🙂 . I just love his each and every video. I have picked two which i saw quite long back and loved it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEXUBtf2ET0 - Suffering and You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp22PH6BUO0 - The Journey of Self-Evolution
- Jai Shri Hari!!
Well, we all love Bhagwan so much, so in order to express your love for Bhagwan. What is your favourite bhav(emotion or feeling) that connects you with Bhagwan instantly?
Jai Sri Hari 🙏
Jai Shri Hari!
The only emotion that connects me to Bhagwan instantly is Loneliness.
Because I am never alone, Mahadev is always with me. I can feel it. I can experience it every moment when I think I am lonely.
He is always with me and I have faith that he will forever be with me.
Har Har Mahadev!
When I was child, I read somewhere that to love Bhagwan is to imbibe his values that he stands for in your being.. is the most beautiful way of loving God. Here, we all love Bhagwan dearly, have you imbibed or thinking to imbibe one of the virtue of Bhagwan in your being. What is that single most virtue close to your heart? Do share yourself.
Being fit, attractive and always smiling😉😉❤️❤️
Last day of the year and I chose to re-read Swamiji's memoir, because it fills me with inspiration. Somehow I cannot still process and it really makes me upset every time I read, how could someone like Swamiji who was so well sorted in this mind about his goal let Baba ji treat him like that? Or use him and let him do so?
Was it a sense of surrender ? Was it just the faith that he would take him closer to his goal? In either case, should we not use our mind to analyze at all?
PS- I am already sorry if I shouldn't derive such meaning out of it, it is what was evidently happening though.
I used to think that way too but I have come to appreciate Swamiji's life story in a new light. As we move along the path one of the changes that occurs in the mind of a sadhak is the ability to take a step back and gaze at the big picture of life more and dwell less on the details. IMO, Swamiji would not be the guru that he is today if Naga Baba had not been the guru he was back in the day. Things people have come to love and revere like Os.me, Sadhana app, Black lotus App, Swamiji's Ashram and all the initiates of Swamiji etc etc ..none of that would exist today as we know it if it weren't for Naga Baba. In a way, all of us owe Naga Baba a huge debt of gratitude if you think about it.
All the things we are grateful for with respect to Swamiji came about as fruits of his intense tapas in the Himalayas. However, If Naga Baba was even ever so slightly different in his disposition, Swamiji would never have left the ashram in the first place and his life story would have taken a different trajectory. It eventually might have led to his realization in some other form no doubt, but It would have looked different from the story we have come to love and appreciate right now in our present. Therefore, when you step back and gaze at the totality of it, you will find that all the characters in a story add so much color and beauty to the story. That's why in a movie or a novel, the person playing an antagonist is just as important as the protagonist. Because the role of a villain is to make you fall in love with the Hero and root for him! The character of Ravana makes us fall in love with Rama and Sita and aren't we grateful that he exists in the story?
When you take a step back and reflect on the big picture in its totality, you will start to appreciate the intricacies and nuances in a whole new light and glimpse at the immense beauty contained in it! Beauty is an emergent quality. To give you a music analogy, the high and low notes together is what makes a song so beautiful and melodious :).
I will also add one final note which is that sometimes great beings go through enormous challenges not necessarily for themselves but to show the world how to handle such situations if the rest of us ever find ourselves in one. Isn’t that what inspiration is all about? 🙂
Wishing you a brilliant 2023!!!
A graduate from Sophia college & an MBA. Turning point of my life was meeting my master. I love pestering God with fervent praying and am certain SriHari hears my prayers.