Archive for September, 2013

Discovery

Written by Heal Your Heart on . Posted in Inspired Poetry

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So it was that I sought peace
Peace arose in waves in me
And then I was with that peace
Until I found I was the peace.

Then I chased inner bliss
It surfaced from a well deep within
And then I was with that bliss
Until I found I was the bliss.

As I wandered looking for love
It gushed forth from my own heart
And then I was with that love
Until I found I was the love.

As I raced fervently to get “there”
The there morphed into the “here”
And then I was in the here
Until I found I was the here.

As I longed for redemption to come
The future stood still as the now
And so I was in the now
Until I found I was the now.

Thus I searched the world for God
But God was found hiding in me
And so I was with God
Until I found that I am God.

Love

Written by Heal Your Heart on . Posted in Inspired Poetry

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Countless moments have come to pass
Musing over concepts of love
Drawn on prevalent culture and norm
Love was given shape and form

True love was first set ablaze
In a newborn’s steady gaze
Her smile, cry, and humble needs
Replacing ideas that grew as weeds

It was the inward draw into Being
That set love free from ideas and things
To gush forth in an outward flow
Of her own accord, brightly aglow

Like water with no shape to claim
Taking the form of the pot it fills
Love flows through to one and all
Asserting in all ways, big and small

Here she flows as beloved mate
There befitting the smitten mother
Here again, as tender daughter
Fluid there as soulful comrade

Finding ways to serve and give
The only way that love can live
Not wanting a reward or fee
Fulfilled at last in being free

Powerful is she in wanting to flow
Outward bound from an inward goal
Forceful like a waterfall, abounding
Past the mind is love found blooming

Bhagavad Gita – the handbook for living

Written by Heal Your Heart on . Posted in Living the Bhagavad Gita

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In this new series of writings, I will attempt to deliberate on various teachings and concepts as they occur in the Bhagavad Gita. There are many fantastic commentaries on this great scripture; the writings here will not be a translation or commentary based on any one author, but how it relates to my (and the commonality of everyone’s) spiritual path, practices and openings, and a host of concepts as they appear in the Gita.

These include:

*Yoga
*Dharma
*Maya
*Atman
*Brahman
*Karma
*Sacrifice
*Suffering and sin
*Jnana
*Bhakti and surrender
*The ultimate understanding and letting go

When I began reading the Gita as a teenager, it was seen as the quintessential text of karma yoga, with the message, “Do your duty and don’t worry about the fruit of action.” While my main focus at the time was to memorize the verses in Sanskrit for chanting competitions, the deeper I dug, the more intriguing it became, each word placed strategically, flowering with multiple meanings that often pop up in my understanding at unexpected times. With continued study over the last 20 years, I’ve come to see the Gita as the epitome of teachings of Bhakti and Jnana yoga, and the amalgamation of all paths that lead to God.

Before delving in, the background and set-up of the Gita must be understood.. And that will be explained in the next few posts.