Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Counterproductive

Go too far to the East and you will land up in the West.

- Lao Tzu

Monday, January 02, 2012

What can I offer YOU?!

My friend Vidyottama posted this wonderful aarti in Hindi sung by her father. The aarti is pure Advaita; every verse has clear pointers to the Truth. May be someday I shall translate this into English but for now here's the Hindi version:

Ajab hairaan hoon Bhagwan tumhein kyon kar rijhaoon main
Koi vastu nahin aisi jise seva mein laaoon main

Karein kis tarah aavhan ki tum maujood ho har jagah
Niradar hai bulane ko agar ghanti bajaoon main

Tumheen ho moorti mein bhi, tumheen vyapak ho phoolon mein
Bhala Bhagwan ko Bhagwan par kyon kar chadhaoon main

Lagana bhog kuchh tumko ye ik apmaan karna hai
Khilata hai jo sab jag ko use kyon kar khilaoon main

Tumhari jyoti se roshan hain sooraj, chand aur taare
Maha andher hai kaise tumhein Deepak dikhaoon main

Bhujayen hain na gardan hai na seena hai na peshani
Tum ho nirlep Narayan kahan chandan lagaoon main

Ajab hairaan hoon Bhagwan tumhein kaise rijhaaoon main