This book is very old and Tagore’s hand writing along with an old stamp is absolute bonus ,feeling so lucky to borrow from the local library.
I must say this book is deep work of consciousness.The writer’s acceptance of his inner and outer world with full grace,glorified situations on positive note every single time,with his all time favourite companionship of nature.So far I have read only around 40 pages but I can feel an intense stillness which made its path through acceptance and deep realisation of life.Before the actual chapters begin,there is an essay on personality of Tagore gives insight how he found his bonding with nature in its fullest expression.These lines showcases,how he witnessed silently
“Sometimes I would pass many months alone without speaking ,till the voice grew thin & weak due to lack of use”.
The essay summarises influencing factors and how Tagore’s consciousness progressed towards using literature for country’s well-being resulted in opening a school in the lap of nature named as “Shantiniketan”.This video gives a good presentation of the place’s art work with Bengali language in the background.
This line touched me“I know that I must pass through death.God Knows it is the death-pang that is tearing open my heart”.Tagore had given death a liberating and an eternal truth face,clearly reflects how much he was in pain when surrounded by death of family members.As an artist,he took death as clay and moulded completely into a different shape.
I completely feel that I would be hunting lots of words to do full justice with the book review in the next post.
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Oh dear four letters Love tell me what secret you have which everyone wonders.
You are in different ways in the world but still not as simple to believe.
Thinking over you,I get answer truly that I am actually inside you,that allows to love others instead of always me.
Don’t always run for this or that ,take a pause so that you can relax.I am like an endless treasure which is the only remedy for all the problems gathered. Embrace me fully so that you can see what beautiful colours life has offered already.
I completely feel Vrindavan is not an ordinary place.The reason why I am desperate to go is to get easily soaked in the name of Krishna from head to feet.I strongly agree that when I will fully meet the requirements of entry then only effortlessly will be opening eyes looking the devotional sky of Krishna’s mercy.
Oh Krishna whatever is the reason but feeling of Vrindavan through this gives me satisfaction of selfless service unto your lotus feet.Oh shri Hari if I can’t go there for the time being,then please support me to transform my heart into vrindavan allow to build a temple decorated with garlands of emotions,lightning by the eternal bliss and the most important is offering you my tears.
Writing about the glories of Shri Krishna always immerse me with love ,which every time proves that my soul has always been thirsty for.This beautiful story of a Fruit seller and Krishna,I feel closely related to me.
Oh Krishna,I don’t know that from how many numerous birth my basket of emotions just like this fruit seller ,which passed from one phase to another was burdened with worldly manifestations.I totally compare myself with this fruit seller who look tired and hopeless after many unsuccessful attempts of selling fruits.All her suffering comes to an end when she entered into your abode.Smitten by your innocence freed her from all the fruits of her deeds, which let her to accept the price that you agreed.
Soaked in the ocean of love,this ultimate sale directed her to choose the service of your lotus feet.Oh Krishna this is what attracts you, the purity of basket, which is nothing but the heart indeed,that’s why you filled her basket with all the fortune that she was in need.
Oh Hari ,please bestow your mercy upon me allowing this sinful soul to empty its basket of deeds,which was always full of why this or that but was never why not you,why not you to let this soul enriched with tears of being so lovingly.
One of the beauty of Krishna Consciousness, I am finding is that you get technique of deep thinking that actually gives satisfactory result or change you to more concentrate towards your energy and channelize it.
I clearly noticed a very small difference by analyzing what I like to do developed through what our senses like, habits versus what I would love to. A clear example of myself is that I am in habit of keeping nice and tidy home, organised and make things easy to do and all that which I had been doing so many years before having kid. After having child, when finding it difficult to maintain it due to lack of energy, ignoring my first priority responsibilities, I felt so frustrated and blamed it all to my luck that I have no-one to help me.
After analysing my situation, I felt that I just do, this not something I actually love, I just do out of my habit which is overtaking me. I completely ignored what is more joyful for me which will give me more satisfaction, giving importance to something which is degrading me will just make me to lose my inner strength. At one point in our life we all mix up this little difference and lose our inner strength. Something that you really love to do, would always direct you to manage it in right way, you will accept all the hard work/management it comes with and lastly will always create positive energy in you which will be reflected in your personality.
Taking this concept further, I have found when I unable to think of Krishna/Chant his name due to busy family days or whatever reasons, felt lack of peace in myself but at same time find it manageable as well. I noticed that I am thinking about him/chanting whatever time limit is upon me, tried to make the most of it.
A true positive energy comes with its own power to maintain itself in all respects which declines all the questions of not doing it.
HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAM RAM RAM HARE HARE
After watching this video I feel that why in spite of being part of Hindu culture or Knowing whatever about Bhagavad-Gita ,I missed so much this invaluable learning of life.
I am loving this very much and the only reason is that there is overwhelming joy about self-realization.Before you watch,would like to give a short background.
In Bhagavad-Gita the supreme godhead personality Krishna explains very well the reason for big difference in our thinking and actions.Not knowing science of emotional intelligence has a big impact on our lives.All this essential learning through spirituality actually result in constant development of personality that gives you actual control that you need.
I feel so true in the fact if you are actually keen to find more and more about Krishna,more you are free,relaxed and always relish ,become strong believer in independent happiness.
What I can say more,this journey of self realization getting more sweeter and sweeter and I wish who-ever watch this video feels the same.
This short story of Udhav who was best friend and devotee of Krishna explains very beautifully knowledge becomes not just boring after a certain point,it becomes source of proud,which harms the personality . Udhav who claimed himself very knowledgeable person and loving Krishna, easily became a proud person which was leading to degrading of personality.
The beauty of true association with Krishna is he fully takes care of you and lets you free from any personality impurity.Krishna immediately sent him Vrindavan(highest spiritual place in the world) asked him to give message to all his loving gopis. He instantly followed the orders and left for Vrindavan.
Vrindavan’s gopis madly went to Udhav to inquire about Krishna,they soon started complaining about Krishna,asking several questions about his lifestyle,along with tears in their eyes.Seeing all this Udhav got initial impression of gopis i.e.full of ignorance and felt they are just wasting their time.As a great scholar,he immediately started explaining about Karma,life,death,and insisting importance of reading scriptures.All gopis found him extremely boring, they straightway said”what they would do by gaining all knowledge when their minds are always occupied by memories of Krishna “.
These long lectures on life,death are full of dissatisfaction if you are not loving Krishna by thinking of his different leelas. Udhav was deeply affected by the way he saw gopis fully immersed in unconditional love for Krishna and specially when he met Radha.Gopis taught Udhav to fall in love,lose yourself let everything go, to feel melting of soul just like when a river loses itself when it meets sea.This is feature of true devotee who lets everything go and live only for Unconditional Love which is nothing but Krishna.
Udhav shredded all his knowledge proudness and started feeling like gopis and returned to Krishna by chanting his name along with Vrindavan soil’s dust on his head.