Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rani tero chir jeeyo gopaal

While I am at Jasraj, and reminiscent of old times, here is another one.
Ah those days !

@Bagru: do u recall the Bhajan ?

Magical Lyrics by soor daas, please hear carefully.

Nath Pavansut Keenhi jo karni and Mystical Ramayana

Reminds me of college days, I used to love this bhajan of Pt. ji, and would play it again and again.

May be a few words on Hanuman and his significance in Ramayana(Rama's march to victory-- the movement of awareness from Senses to Self)

When Rama(consciousness),experiences breath(vayu) with awareness, a deep unfolding of energy inside happens, which is also known as Prana, this is what texts call, vayu putra, or the evolution of breath, Hanumana. Just like a child birth, is produced an intense vibrating living energy, Prana, born to Vayu.

Naturally then Hanumana and Rama are inseparable, once hanumana has happened in Rama's life. Rama might live without Sita(स्थूल देह-body ) but not without Hanumana :)

Without Hanumana's presence Dashanana(10 indriya -- gyan+ karma, faculties of cognition and action) can not be won. Rama has to enter Lanka(Mooladhara -- compare with beejakshara of mooladhara -- लं ) and get his Body consciousness freed from senses for thats where, Sita is locked.

And the magic is even after subduing senses and winning over Ravana, the story is not complete, till Body goes through all the changes it has to go through(Tapa -- Agni Pariksha)

I will continue this Mystical Ramayana some other day:) May be weekend :) Or may be like many other resolutions, I will relax from this too :)

Jai Hanuman!

tulasi says, mangal murati maruti nandan, sakal amangal moola nikandan

When hanuman has happened then surely only mangal happens, and whatever happens then is mangal :)

Om Tat Sat

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bhajan Tulasi daas --- Jab Janaki Nath Sahaya

heart sutra -- sanskrit and english

To me this is the ultimate expression which is possible with language. Buddha conveys the state of 'the state'in this sutra.

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara,
while deeply immersed in prajna paramita,
clearly perceived the empty nature of the five skandhas,
and transcended all suffering.
Sariputra! Form is not different from emptiness,
emptiness is not different from form.
Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.
So it is with feeling, conception, volition, and consciousness.
Sariputra! All dharmas are empty in character;
neither arising nor ceasing,
neither impure nor pure,
neither increasing nor decreasing.
Therefore, in emptiness, there is no form;
there is no feeling, conception, volition, or consciousness;
no eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, or mind;
no form, sound, smell, taste, touch, or dharmas;
no realm of vision, and so forth, up to no realm of mind-consciousness;
no ignorance or ending of ignorance, and so forth,
up to no aging and death or ending of aging and death.
There is no suffering, no cause, no extinction, no path.
There is no wisdom and no attainment.
There is nothing to be attained.
By way of prajna paramita,
the bodhisattva's mind is free from hindrances.
With no hindrances, there is no fear;
freed from all distortion and delusion,
ultimate nirvana is reached.
By way of prajna paramita,
Buddhas of the past, present, and future,
attain anuttara-samyak-sambodhi.
Therefore, prajna paramita
is the great powerful mantra,
the great enlightening mantra,
the supreme and peerless mantra.
It can remove all suffering.
This is the truth beyond all doubt.en
And the prajna paramita mantra is spoken thus:

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha

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