28 September 2012


सूफ़ीवाद - परमात्मा से महोब्बत करने का नाम है उसे ही प्रिय और प्रियसी मानते है उसे का जिक्र होता है उनके क़लाम में....   

ना पैसा ना  प्रतिष्ठा ना झूटा गर्व शिष्ट का
ये सहज पुकार दिल की है
सुन तू  भी सुन मेरी  धड़कन की धुन

उगते सूरज में तुझे ही देखा
ढलते  दिन में तुझे ही पाया
चाँद के चेहरे में तू  मुस्कराया
सितारों की झिलमिल में तू ही नज़र आया
सुन तू भी सुन

ये हव़ा तेरा पैगाम लाती है
दीये की रोशनी तेरा सलाम देती है
बारिश का पानी तेरा नगमा सुनाता है
फूलों की रंगत में तू ही नजर आता है
सुन तू भी सुन

मेरे नगमों में तेरा ही ज़िक्र है
मेरे गीतों में तू ही छिपा है
मेरी बंदगी तेरा ख़याल है
मेरी पूज़ा तेरा प्यार है
सुन तू भी सुन मेरी धड़कन की धुन

                                                 : नीना


09 September 2012


The flavour of the month is ' Love '

With the memories of Manas- Prem at Nathdwara, Rajasthan, still lingering around , i share few of my favorite quotes on this beautiful word called Love. But just as Master warns - this love should not be limited to the mere physical but something which transcends to a much higher sphere.

Master says:  Love is God.

Meerabai - If only i knew that it would beget so much pain, i would announce in the whole city, warning everyone from falling in love.

Vivekananda - All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, who is selfish is dying. Therefore, love for love's sake, because it is law of life, just as you breath to live.

Lao Tzu - Being deeply loved by someone gives you strenght, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Osho - Love is the nourishment for the soul. Just as food is to the body, so love is to the soul. Without food the body is weak, without love the soul is weak. And no state, no church, no vested interest, has ever wanted people to have strong souls, because a person with spiritual energy is bound to be rebellious. 

Vimlananda - All sadhana is just the preliminaries for falling in love with your deity.

Anonymous - Every time we fall in love, we ascend to heaven. Every time we hate, envy or fight , we tumble straight into the fires of hell.

Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation.

06 September 2012


Master says: 
कर्म किये बिना चित्त शुद्धि नहीं होती  
Doing work is essential to purify our Chitta (Consciousness)

Master gives a beautiful illustration- while washing clothes, we use soap but the hard work put in, the effort, that’s karma . Without this, we can’t get rid of the dirt. This karma, work is an important and integral part of life.
This is one reason many Mahapurush keep working till the end, eg. Kabir was a weaver, he kept weaving till the very end. 

Its work not job:
So often, we confuse the two. Job is where one gets paid remuneration in exchange of the work put in. On the other hand ‘ work ’ is what we do in our respective lives. So for a child studying and going to school, is his work. A women looking after her house and family is doing her work.  A man doing his sadhana or studying the Shastra is doing his work. 

None of  the above may be getting money for the hard work they put in.
In today’s modern world, ironically the importance of work is seen in proportion to the money it brings in return. This is so unfortunate. 

When this question about work was put to Raman Maharishi, he replied, " my self-realization is my work; it’s my contribution towards society.”

Master says: हरी नाम का आश्रय  प्रमाद नहीं , समस्या के समाधान का  महा प्रयतन है 
                 Taking God's name is not laziness but the best way to find solution to the   persisting problems.