What is Love?

Love is the scent with the lotus born.
It is the silent choirs of petals
Singing the winter’s harmony of uniform beauty.
Love is the song of the soul, singing to God.
It is the balanced rhythmic dance of planets –
sun and moon lit
In the skyey hall festooned with fleecy clouds –
Around the sovereign Silent Will.
It is the thirst of the rose to drink the sunrays
And blush red with life.
‘Tis the promptings of the mother earth
To feed her milk to the tender, thirsty roots,
And to nurse all life.
It is the urge of the sun
To keep all things alive.

Love is the unseen craving of the Mother Divine
That took the protecting father-form,
And that feeds helpless mouths
With milk of mother’s tenderness.
It is the babies’ sweetness,
Coaxing the rain of parental sympathy
To shower upon them.
It is the lover’s unenslaved surrender to the beloved
To serve and solace.
It is the elixir of friendship,
Reviving broken and bruised souls.
It is the martyr’s zeal to shed his blood
For the well-beloved fatherland.
It is the ineffable, silent call of the heart to another
heart.
It is the God-drunk poet’s heartaches
For every creature’s groans.

Love is to enjoy the family rose of petal-beings,
And thence to move to spacious fields –
Passing by portals of social, national, international
sympathy,
On to the limitless Cosmic Home –
To gaze with looks of wonderment,
And to serve all that lives, still or moving.
This is to know what love is.
He knows who lives it.

Love is evolution’s ameliorative call
To the far-strayed sons
To return to Perfection’s home.
It is the call of the beauty – robed ones
To worship the great Beauty.
It is the call of God
Through silent intelligences
And starburst of feelings.

Love is the Heaven
Toward which the flowers, rivers, nations, atoms,
creatures – you and I
Are rushing by the straight path of action right,
Or winding laboriously on error’s path,
All to reach haven there at last.

[From: Songs of the Soul]

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Kuttanadan Punjayile

I have come so far
From where i began miss this
Sound of the waves
Breez on my skin wish that
I could be back
Back in my home land go sin
Thithithara thithithai thithai thaka thei thom

Show me the row
And i will be right there how to
Anything to feel the wind in my head how go
Far as it takes and i wont even care go sing
Thithithara thithithai thithai thaka thei thom

Kuttanadan punchayile thithai thaka thei thei thom
Kochupenne kuyilale thitithara thei thei
Kottuvenam kuzhal venam, kurava venam ( 2times)

O.. thithithara thithithai thithai thaka thei thei thom ( 8times)

Its been 10 years
Where i spend each day thank you
What if i haden’t gone
What if i stayed but when
So many things
Are calling me away go sing
Thithithara thithithai thithai thaka thei thom

It fills my heart like the
Waters on care needs a
Sad of the rays the
Boat leaves the land take me
Back to the waters of my home land go sing
thithithara thithithai thithai thaka thei thei thom

Varavelkanaalu venam thithai thaka thei thei thom
Kodithoranangal venam thitithara thei thei
Vijayashree laalitharayi varunnu njangal ( 2times)

O.. thithithara thithithai thithai thaka thei thei thom ( 8times)

Reference: http://www.hilyrics.in/2016/12/kuttanadan-punjayile-song-lyrics-kerala.html

बैठ जाता हूं मिट्टी पे अक्सर

बैठ जाता हूं मिट्टी पे अक्सर…
क्योंकि मुझे अपनी औकात अच्छी लगती है..

मैंने समंदर से सीखा है जीने का सलीक़ा,
चुपचाप से बहना और अपनी मौज में रहना ।।

ऐसा नहीं है कि मुझमें कोई ऐब नहीं है पर सच कहता हूँ मुझमे कोई फरेब नहीं है

जल जाते हैं मेरे अंदाज़ से मेरे दुश्मन क्यूंकि एक मुद्दत से मैंने न मोहब्बत बदली और न दोस्त बदले !

एक घड़ी ख़रीदकर हाथ मे क्या बाँध ली..
वक़्त पीछे ही पड़ गया मेरे..!!

सोचा था घर बना कर बैठुंगा सुकून से..
पर घर की ज़रूरतों ने मुसाफ़िर बना डाला !!!

सुकून की बात मत कर ऐ ग़ालिब….
बचपन वाला ‘इतवार’ अब नहीं आता |

शौक तो माँ-बाप के पैसो से पूरे होते हैं,
अपने पैसो से तो बस ज़रूरतें ही पूरी हो पाती हैं..

जीवन की भाग-दौड़ में –
क्यूँ वक़्त के साथ रंगत खो जाती है ?
हँसती-खेलती ज़िन्दगी भी आम हो जाती है..

एक सवेरा था जब हँस कर उठते थे हम
और
आज कई बार
बिना मुस्कुराये ही शाम हो जाती है..

कितने दूर निकल गए,
रिश्तो को निभाते निभाते..
खुद को खो दिया हमने,
अपनों को पाते पाते..

लोग कहते है हम मुस्कुराते बहोत है,
और हम थक गए दर्द छुपाते छुपाते..

“खुश हूँ और सबको खुश रखता हूँ,
लापरवाह हूँ फिर भी सबकी परवाह
करता हूँ..

चाहता तो हु की ये दुनिया बदल दू ….
पर दो वक़्त की रोटी केजुगाड़ में फुर्सत नहीं मिलती दोस्तों

महँगी से महँगी घड़ी पहन कर देख ली,वक़्त फिर भी मेरे हिसाब से कभी ना चला…!

युं ही हम दिल को साफ़ रखा करते थे..पता नही था की, ‘किमत चेहरों की होती है!!’

अगर खुदा नहीं हे तो उसका ज़िक्र क्यों ? और अगर खुदा हे तो फिर फिक्र क्यों ?

“दो बातें इंसान को अपनों से दूर कर देती हैं,एक उसका ‘अहम’ और दूसरा उसका ‘वहम’…

” पैसे से सुख कभी खरीदा नहीं जाता और दुःख का कोई खरीदार नहीं होता।”

मुझे जिंदगी का इतना तजुर्बा तो नहीं,पर सुना है सादगी मे लोग जीने नहीं देते।

किसी की गलतियों को बेनक़ाब ना कर,

‘ईश्वर’ बैठा है, तू हिसाब ना कर…

~हरिवंशराय बच्चन

थाम्ब ना रे तू

 

बाबा मला कळलेच नाही तुझ्या मनी वेदना
कशी मी राहू, बोल कुठे जाऊ, मला काही समज़ेना
साद ही घालते लाड़की तुला
जगण्या तू दिला माझ्या जीवा अर्थ खरा
बाबा, थाम्ब ना रे तू बाबा
जाओ नको दूर बाबा

दैव होता तू, देव होता तू
खेळण्यातला तणा माज़ा खेळ होता तू
शहाणी होती मी, वेडा होता तू
माझ्यासाठी का रे सारा खर्च केला तू
आज तू फेडू दे पांग है मला
जगण्या रे मला अजूनही तूच हवा
बाबा, थाम्ब ना रे तू बाबा
जाओ नको दूर बाबा

पाय है भाजले अश्रूंच्या उन्हात
हाक दे, हात दे, श्वास दे पुन्हा
बाबा बोल ना, बोल ना, बोल ना
बाबा, थाम्ब ना रे तू बाबा
जाओ नको दूर बाबा

~मनोज यादव

English Translation:

~Father, I never understood
the pain within your mind
How should I live
tell me where should I go

Calling out to you
is your beloved child
You have given true meaning to my life

Father, please wait
Father, please don’t go far away

You were God like
You were my God
When I played with you
You were my plaything

I was Wise One
You were the Crazy One
For my sake
You spent everything you had

Today let me pay back everything I owe
If I am to live on
I can’t do it without you

Father, wait awhile please
Father, please don’t go far away

My feet are burning
in the scorching rays of my tears
Call out to me give me your hand
Please give me breath again
Father, please say something
Something please, say something
Say anything

Father, please wait
Father, please don’t leave for far away
Father, stay with me, please
Father

~Manoj Yadav

ગરબે ઘૂમે ભૂલી ભાન

 

ગોરી રાધા ને કાળો કાન
થનગનતો આ મોરલો ને એની પરદેશી છે ઢેલ

ગોરી રાધા ને કાળો કાન
ગરબે ઘૂમે ભૂલી ભાન
ગોરી રાધા ને કાળો કાન
ગરબે ઘૂમે ભૂલી ભાન

રાધાનું રૂપ છે, કાનુડાની પ્રીત છે
જગની રીતનું શું કામ (2)
રાધાનું રૂપ છે, કાનુડાની પ્રીત છે
આંખુ માંડીને જૂએ ગામ

ગોરી રાધા ને કાળો કાન
ગરબે ઘૂમે ભૂલી ભાન
ગોરી રાધા ને કાળો કાન
ગરબે ઘૂમે ભૂલી ભાન

કાનુડાની રાધા ગોરી, રાધાજી નો કાનુડો
કેવી આ હંસલાની જોડ રે
નવરંગી રાતોમાં, રૂમેઝૂમે બેલડી રે
કામણગારા એના કોડ રે (2)

રાધા નું મનડું નાચે, તનડું નાચે
કાનુડાની મોરલી જોને ભૂલાવે સૌનું ભાન

ગોરી રાધા ને કાળો કાન
ગરબે ઘૂમે ભૂલી ભાન
ગોરી રાધા ને કાળો કાન
ગરબે ઘૂમે ભૂલી ભાન

~નિરેન ભટ્ટ

A Reminder

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Flowers
Are a reminder
That without a little rain
We wouldn’t be able to bloom,

Without clouds
And a little bad weather
We wouldn’t be able to smell
Their divine fragrant perfume.

Flowers
Are a reminder
That we need gloomy days
So we can highly value
The sun’s radiant
Life-powering, life-giving light,

Because without
Any form of darkness
We wouldn’t appreciate
The glorious clear-blue skys
And the gift of precious daylight.

By Lady R.F. (C)2017

Arriving at last

water

It has stumbled across the harsh
Stones, the black marshes.

True to itself, by what craft
And strength it has, it has come
As a sole survivor returns

From the steep pass.
Carved on memory’s staff
The legend is nearly decipherable.
It has lived up to its vows

If it endures
The journey through the dark places
To bear witness,
Casting its message
In a sort of singing.

~ Daniel Hoffman

हर फूल से हर कली से

 

हर फूल से हर कली से,
निवेदन मेरा गली-गली से-
डाल डाल से, पात पात से,
हर मज़हब से, हर जात से,
कल कल करते नदी नहर से,
गाँव गाँव से, शहर शहर से,

बस वही सूने मुझको,
जिनके अंदर स्वाभिमान है |
नाम हिन्दुस्तानी जिसका,
मज़हब हिन्दुस्तान है |

क्योंकि मत भूलो
मंदिर-मस्जिद-गिरजा हिन्दुस्तान है |
यही तो हम सब के लिए
यारों हमारा अभिमान है |

क्या हज या तीर्थस्थल पर
कूड़ा फूंक के आते हो ?
या फिर अपने पूजा घर में
पान थूंक के आते हो ?

यदि निकले सफाई करने
संकल्प कड़ा मने हम
कचरा उठाने की शर्मिंदगी से
देश बड़ा माने हम
निकल पड़ा था दांडी तक जो,
वापस वही उमंग चले
गली गली से बछ्छ बच्चा बच्चा
हाथ मिलाकर संग चले |
साफ हिन्द की चाह में
हर सफे पर कलम चले |

और भारत स्वच्छ बनाने हेतु,
कदम मिलाकर हम चले |
और भारत स्वच्छ बनाने हेतु,
कदम मिलाकर हम चले |

दिखला दे अब दुनिया को,
भारत आशावादी है
हर दिलमें अमर तिरंगा,
धड़कन में महात्मा गाँधी है |

नालियों की गोद से, माँ गंगा के प्रवाह तक,
“स्वच्छ भारत” अभियान चले,
उठाके झाड़ू हाथ में,
पूरा हिन्दुस्तान चले |

(A young student of Nainital’s Sherwood School, Amitabh Bachchan’s alma mater, recites an inspiring poem on cleanliness. His poem and oratory skills impressed one and all, especially the actor and campaign ambassador)

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सिंगार को रहने दो।

जैसी हो वैसी ही आ जाओ
सिंगार को रहने दो।
जैसी हो वैसी ही आ जाओ
सिंगार को रहने दो।

बाल अगर बिखरे हैं
सीधी माँग नहीं निकली
बांधे नहीं अंगियाँ के फ़ीते
तो भी कोई बात नहीं

जैसी हो वैसी ही आ जाओ
सिंगार को रहने दो।

ओस से भीगी मटी में
पाव अगर सन्न जाए तो

ओस से भीगी मटी में
पाव अगर सन्न जाए तो
घुंगरू गिर जाए पायल से
तो भी कोई बात नहीं

जैसी हो वैसी ही आ जाओ
सिंगार को रहने दो।

आकाश पे बदल उमड़ रहे है देखा क्या
गूँजे नदी किनारे से सब उड़ने लगे है
देखा क्या

बेकार जला कर रखा है सिंगार दिया
बेकार जला कर रखा है सिंगार दिया

हवा से काँपके बार बार उड़ जाता है
सिंगार दिया

जैसी हो वैसी ही आ जाओ
सिंगार को रहने दो
किसको पता है
पलकों तले
दिए का काजल लगा नहीं
नहीं बनी है प्रांदी तो क्या
गज़रा नहीं बांधा तो छोड़ो
जैसी हो वैसी ही आ जाओ
सिंगार को रहने दो

हो सिंगार को रहने दो
रहने दो
सिंगार को रहने दो

~ गुलज़ार

Ah! World…I shall still be…!

Ah!World

I may be judged based on identity of self

Which was given during an infant phase –

“Name”

I shall still be as global and unique as it is – for one and all!

I may be judged based on expression of words

Which was taught during a childhood phase –

“Language”

I shall still be respectful – for one and all!

I may be judged based on place I come from

Which was surrounding during growing phase –

“Native Land”

I shall still be universal with my feet grounded – for one and all!

I may be judged based on degrees I possess

Which was little helpful to develop different school of thoughts –

“Qualifications”

I shall still be learner to make balance between mind and heart – for one and all!

I may be judged based on countries I have stayed

Which was a wonderful stroke of destiny during mid-aged phase –

“Countries Lived”

I shall still be an endorser of unity of humanity – for one and all!

I may be judged based on field of work I am engrossed into

Which is a path paved with software saga during digital era –

“Professional Title”

I shall still be an individual with value and integrity – for one and all!

~Jagat Nirupam

 

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