Monday, July 21, 2008

Dharma to Collectivity: Inflexion Point

we celebrated,
not just the purnima of guru,
but a culmination of inculcation,
of guru principles over many days

Now is the time to make a shift
to the vishuddhi, and be sweet.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Prescription for relapse

If one falls back
On old ways, not yet inlearned
To press the big self destruct button,
What is the prescription
To not fall from grace
To the nth circle of hell?

A bandhan, self forgiveness,
A promise to rise,
Just one more time than
The times we fall?

A shoebeat, some ghee,
To calm the self, give discretion
Or some combination of all?

So I wonder how long
Is the rope of forgiveness
By which I hang and slip for years
Surely there is an end when the deeds run out
But I don't want to see that terminal end.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Slavery to Senses

Adiguru approaches, for the annual celebration,
my heart yearns to assimilate the qualities;
end the slavery to the senses,
and let the spirit become the ruling guru of the being

if i eat for taste not hunger, i apologize
if i see for visual relish, i apologize
if i touch for sensuality, i apologize
if i smell for intoxication, i apologize
if i speak from pride, i apologize

may the guru within forgive

Filo dough sophy

Said Alanis,
Bite off more than you can chew,
To become stronger, rise higher.
I agree, but laugh at my seeker ways
From seeker days, when we learnt
Our philosophy from popular music,
When sting, Dylan and others, filled in
For the lack of better prophets.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Blog Takes a Turn

three years of silence,
this blog resurrects,
to voices of the mind,
to expressions unsaid.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Vancouver Library Music Program

This happened last year, but illustrates the joy of a Sahaj life!

Apology to Aborginals

"In my own country there is a saying in Sanskrit,
"Yatra nayra pujyante tatra ramante devata", which means that
"Where the women are respected and respectable,
there resides the Gods of our well-being"

(Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi -- Beijing Talk)

(Beverly Jacobs) President of Native Women's Association of Canada Responds to Canadian Apology in the House of Commons

(Patrick Brazeau) National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and (Mary Simon) President of Tapiriit Kanatami respond to the apology:

Newspaper Scans (view and download) - inspired by Chris Kyriacou
(National Post)
(Globe and Mail) (Vancouver Sun)

See attached Newspaper images
CTV Article with Video links (Article)

The listening to and the respecting of our Aboriginal Mothers in our parliment for the first time was perhaps of highest importance, and reminiscent of the great significance of needing to do so, as highlighted in the Mahabharata.