August Eighteenth indeed a day poignant and sad! Unfortunate
The day that we lost one of the greatest sons of our Holy Mother
Bharath Matha. Yes memorial day of a leader par excellent
A path that he chose what he thought was ideal for our freedom!
A great son of Bharath-from Bengal-became Nethaji
A staunch patriot and for long disciple of Gandhiji
Both of course were for freedom from the foreign yoke
But differed in their approach to attain –way to make!
Indian nationalist and patriot he was
His defiant patriotism made him pass
A hero- to rid India of British rule
In world war two joined Japan-Germany pool!
Young Subhash held his radical thoughts not to Gandhi’s way
Was President of the Congress but felt uneasy on the way
Formed his Indian National Army to attain his goal
Goal of Indian independence by force as a whole!!
Tragedy he was snatched by the cruel hand of death
At age of forty eight tragic accident – in stealth
Gone-could not enjoy freedom of his motherland
His dream and goal with his own political stand!
Many strongly believed the story about his death
Yet there were many who doubted its veracity
Fact as of now is we do not have Nethaji with us
We remember him fondly on this day of his death.
Netaji’s Indian National Army.
Chinmayananda Saraswati (8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993)
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven
To be the Secretary of Chinmaya Mission Thanjavur was indeed a bliss
At the young age of twenty two-it was all HIS blessings still green memories!
Attended Geeta Gnana Yagnas-great spiritual experience and hence the bliss!
More than Geeta- MY six thirty means six thirty neither six twenty nine
Nor Six thirty one! My eight means neither seven fifty nine nor eight zero one!
Such a punctualist to the core not to come across any longer
My refrain in my training classes used to be a subject of discussion on this
With a quiz “Can you tell me a Barrister turned spiritual head?”
As a clue poorvashrama name started with ‘B sanyashrana name started with ‘C”!
Chinmayananda Saraswati born as Balakrishna Menon born on Eight May
Ninteen Sixteen- and entered God’s feet on Third August Nineteen Ninety Three
A Barrister at Law turned spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the
Formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation,
And spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non-dual system of thought
Found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of Vedas.
Swami taught Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Scriptures
For four decades and more, led a global Hindu spiritual Cultural renaissance
And popularised the religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching them in English
All across India and abroad His greatness indeed! Had the pleasure af attending ..
Inspired formation of Chinmaya Mission program by his disciples
And led by him, a spiritual, educational, and charitable nonprofit organization
In more than three hundred centres in India and internationally. authored
Ninety five works including commentaries on the major Upanishad and Gita.
Visiting professor of Indian philosophy at American and Asian universities-
Conducted university lecture tours in many countries. India’s greatest son!
Abhinavagupta one of the blessed sons of our holy Mother
Bharathamatha to become a great Indian saint to guide brothers
All over the nation-nay the world even- a powerful Saint to bless
The human beings in HIS own methods and style to last till this day!
Abhinavagupta’s period nine hundred and fifty to one thousand sixteen
Philosopher, mystic and aesthetician from Kashmir- influential musician,
Poet, dramatist, exegete, theologian, and logician – a polymathic
Personality exercised strong influences on Indian culture.
Born in Kashmir in a family of scholars and mystics- studied all
Schools of philosophy and art of his time under the guidance of many gurus.
In his long life he completed over thirty five works, the largest is Tantrāloka,
Encyclopedic treatise on all the philosophical and practical aspects of Kashmir Shaivism.
Another important contribution was philosophy of aesthetics with his famous
Abhinavabhāratī commentary of Nāṭyaśāstra of Bharata Muni.
Abhinavagupta had six qualities required for śaktipāta, described
In sacred Śrīpūrvaśāstra): unflinching faith in God, realisation of mantras,
Control over objective principles thirty six tattvas, successful conclusion
Of all the activities undertaken, poetic creativity and knowledge of all disciplines.
Various scholars have say Abhinavagupta is a “brilliant scholar and saint”,
“The pinnacle of development of Kashmir Śaivism” and ” yogic realization”.
Chacha Nehru he was to every one and naturally to me
It was on Twenty Seventh nineteen sixty four the balmshell fell
Death of the greatest among the Prime Ministers,India has seen
Let us pay homage to that great and noble soul Mother India gave birth to!
Memories of our country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru
Come to mind on this day –his fifty fifth death anniversary.a great writer
A keen nature lover. All his life, he remained in love with the mighty
Himalayas. the Doon valley was his favourite place for a holiday pretty.
Great man born literally with a silver spoon, first disciple
Of Mahatmaji and a freedom fighter fierce, Nehruji laid a strong
Foundation for India that is Bharat-our sacred homeland,
We reverentially pay homage to that builder of Modern India!
Birth and death are the inevitable aspects of all beings -human
And animals, plants and trees! Death of the humans thanks to -God of Death
And his ways are inscrutable indeed. Death by the terrorists’ bullet
Hindus or Sikhs or Muslims indeed condemnable and lamentable!
Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi all Indian greats
John Fitzgerald Kennedy-American President-all victims of terrorists.
May twenty first in Nineteen Ninety one cruelly killed in Chennai
For political purposes- atrocious and obnoxious.
Rajiv Gandhi the sixth Prime Minister of India for five years
Took office after the murder of his mom, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi,
Most youthful Indian Prime Minister at forty; was killed in
Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur,addressing open gathering in help
Of Lok Sabha candidate when he was slaughtered in a suicide
Shelling. most youthful PM of India at forty after his mother
Previous Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was killed;
Let us pay homage to the great youthful leader Rajiv Gandhi!
May Day-Labor Day- to honor the working class who labor for a cause
The cause to make the people live in peace and harmony, and be happy
They sacrifice their pleasures and health, care not for comforts and suffer pain!
Right in the days when they were subjected to exploitation and strain!
Unfortunately the labor class exploiting the society becomes
Order of the day and the people are put to inconveniences!
Both seem to be at fault- expectations high among all pathetic.
Rights and duties go hand in hand and society to be sympathetic!
On this holy holiday let the blue or white colored-working class resolve
To be faithful to all and selves and do their duty with all their heart
Government and employers to take care of the employees, workers of all
Cadres -treating honorably, paying decently, respecting humanly!
India that is Bharath my homeland lives for centuries
With honor and dignity- thanks to our great culture and tradition
Great sons and daughters of Bharatha matha all over-East and West
North and South- central every where across the Motherland!~ best!
One of the noblest sons of Mother Bharath is Shivaji
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj whose birth day is tomorrow
Nineteenth of February- the best leader of Maharashtra.
But deemed to be the noble person for the whole Nation!
Maharashtrians have an extraordinary respect for their ruler.
The maker of the Maratha nation. extraordinary personality of his own
Time may change, empires may go and dynasties may become blurred,
Yet the significance of Shivaji is alive in the minds of all Indians
His astonishing triumphs and ever-prepared grin made him
The symbol of his soldiers. Let us salute him on this holy day!