SLAVE OF LOVE

 

In the noble creation of the great God Almighty
All living beings be tied to the bond of love tightly
To promote, nurture and nourish sweet peace and harmony
Among young and old, read and unread, poor and rich surely!

“Love all serve all”, “help ever hurt never’ policy sure
The foundation of making us “SLAVE OF LOVE” ever pure
That indeed is the purpose of His creation – wonder
Each for all and all for each cemented by love-ponder!

Love is truth and truth is love, truth is God and God is truth
Love therefore is God and God is Love an eternal truth
To be a SLAVE of LOVE is to be the SLAVE of GOD sure
I am proud to be a SLAVE OF LOVE quite pleasant and pure!

 

JAINISM TORCHBEARER

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Namo Arihantanam: – I bow to the enlightened souls
Namo Siddhanam: – I bow to the liberated souls
Namo Ayariyanam: – I bow to religious leaders
Namo Uvajjayanam: – I bow to religious teachers
Namo Loe Savva Sahunam: – I bow to all monks of the world
Eso Panch Namukkaro: – These five salutations are capable of
Savva Pava Panasano: destroying all the sins and this is
Mangalancha Savvesin: the first happiness among all forms
Padhamam Havai Mangalam: of happiness

Non-injury, truth, non-stealing, chastity and sure
Non-attachment elevates quality of life pure!
Mahaveera spread the message for years thirty
Gautama Swami compiled the teachings quite swiftly!

Oh! My Lord! Let me not do any harm even to germs
Let me finish my dinner early,-avoiding harm to worms
No harm to humans, animals and birds- any living being
Grant me moksha allowing no karmas accumulating!

Jains a great set of pious and peaceful Indians
Serving the cause of Motherland India- Bharath
Mahaveera attaining moksha-liberated soul
At his age seventy two-golden birth and samadhi!

Mahaveer Jayanthi is today; let us greet the Jains
And invoke the grace of Mahaveer- to live sans pains
To bring heaven on earth follow the holy path pure
Peace and poise, harmony and friendship ever-last sure!

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A THING OF BEAUTY!

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A THING of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. 5
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways 10
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils 15
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
’Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms 20
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink. 24
John Keats (1795-1821)
Poets are immortal and their poems are eternal! Almost three hundred years for the immortal poet John Keats but his lines are ever ringing in the ears of the poetry lovers and that indeed is his greatness!
A Standard English dictionary will give the meaning of the word “BEAUTY” thus:
A combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses; a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense; an excellent specimen; an attractive feature; an advantage; a beautiful woman.
There are very many derivatives from this word:
Beau- Beaufort scale- beau monde- beaut- beauteous- beautician- beautiful- beautifully- beautify- beautification- beauty parlor- beauty queen- beauty sleep- beauty spot- beauty treatment!

I am not an Englishman nor I can claim a good knowledge of the language- but I do love the language and enjoy its beauty- written or spoken, prose or verse. Here are the synonyms and antonyms of the word BEAUTY:.

Synonyms for this word “beautiful” !
allurestar, artistry, charm, delicacy, elegance, good looks, grace, refinement, style, adorableness, allurementstar, attractionstar
bloomstar,
classstar,comelinessstar
exquisitenessstar
fairness, fascinationstar
glamorstar
handsomenessstar
lovelinessstar
polishstar, pulchritudestar
shapeliness, symmetrystar
winsomeness

Antonyms for plain

ambiguous, abnormal, abstruse, attractive
beautiful
concealed, complex, complicated
decorated, difficult, dressed-up
embellished, extraordinary
formal
hidden
imperceptible, incomprehensible,intricate
obscure, obscured, ornate
pretty
uncommon unclear
vague

A few years ago I wrote a poem and now I recollect the same titled “BLESS ME WITH THOSE EYES” which is reproduced below quoting Keats:

‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’
Words of Keats one can forget never
What is beauty – beauty is where
One can enjoy here and there, everywhere!
Grecian urn a beautiful piece
Niagara Falls a beautiful place
Silver streaks of water brings us peace
Hills and dales sure nature’s grace!

Does beauty lie in the objects seen
Or lie in the eyes of the seer keen?
Beauty seen in the scorching Sun
Beauty felt in the biting cold
Beauty heard in the melody of birds
Beauty smelt in the fragrance of rose
Beauty tasted in the bitterness of neem
Beauty found sure in every mean(s)!

‘Beauty is truth and truth beauty
That is all what ye know on earth
And what all ye need to know’
Words of Wisdom
From votary of beauty
And a devotee of Almighty!

Creator of noble beauty
Harbinger of peace and piety
Bless me with those eyes and mind
Beauty in ugliness that they can find!

Beauty of the mind and beauty of the soul
Sure makes one the wholesome whole!

Reflecting the same sentiments I wrote another poem titled “Marvel is Thy Creation” which is quite relevant for this Sunday story.

Hills are lovely, Dales are beautiful
River is lovely, fishes are beautiful
Sea is lovely, waves are beautiful
Sky is lovely, stars are beautiful
Tree is lovely, flowers are beautiful!

Beautiful is the sky lark, lovely is the peacock
Beautiful are the birds, lovely are the animals-deer’s and dogs!

Beautiful nature is always beautiful
Oh! It is all Thy wonderful creation!

Even
Rain is lovely, fire is beautiful
Storm is lovely; volcano is beautiful
Thunder is melodious, lightning is pleasing!
Nature’s fury is a thing of beauty!

Bed of roses and scent around it
Blade of grass and dews upon it
Rise of moon and stars above it
Oh! It’s all the marvels of Thy creation!

Here is a child with crippled foot
There is a boy with cruel mind
Here is a man with dishonest deeds
There is a woman with a lustful eyes!

He has eyes, yet blind
She has ears, yet deaf
She has hands, yet lame
Yonder Thou art witnessing all!

Mend their ways or end their deeds
Make them honest – make them healthy
Help us live in peace and amity!

NIGHT IS BRIGHT

Night Is Bright
Dark and bright
Part of life
Matter of mind!

Pitch darkness
Has no permanence
Nor has brightness!

Darkness scares
The one who cares
Not the one who dares!

When you walk through
Darkness melts true
As a faithful crew!

Blaming darkness
Brings not brightness
Helps not progress!

Day is dark
When eyes are shut
Night is bright
When vision is strong!

Dark and bright
Part of life
Matter of mind!

Since a thing of beauty is a joy forever, we need joy to be free from stress and strain, tension and tears, let us develop a mind and vision to see beauty in everything and everywhere- in all things animate or inanimate, seen or unseen, heard or unheard, smelt or un-smelt, written or spoken, prose or verse, felt or un-felt!
“Heard melodies are sweet and those
Unheard are sweeter!”.
According to the great Hindu philosophy, every individual born is incarnation of Shiva and is ever blissful.
“Aham brahmmasmi”- I am Brahma.
“Sivoham Sivoham” – I am Shiva I am Shiva.
“Anandoaham, aanandhoham”- I am happiness, I am happiness.
“Sathyam, Shivam, Sundaram”- Truth, Peace and Beauty.
“Aanandamayakosam”- This is ‘blissful body and its sheath”.

Beauty is TRUTH and Truth Beauty and hence SATHYAMEVA JAYATHE-NA ANRUTHAM” – Truth alone triumphs and not falsehood.

Bye for the day!

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HAPPY UGADHI TO YOU!

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All the religions in the world are great, more is Hinduism
In our Holy Motherland! Hoary culture, rationalism
Principles and practices scientific and religious sure
Bringing utmost joy and peace, health and happiness very pure!

“UGADHI SUBHAKANKSHALU”-ugadhi greetings to you all
A great day of joy and happiness, guidance for the new year tall
Let us take a resolve to welcome the New Year to make it peaceful
All over – harmonious and healthy, prosperous and joyful!

Andhra, Karnataka and Maharashtra main and their great sons
And daughters all over the globe celebrate with fervor in tons
Enjoying neem-jaggery mixture in liquid state-bitter and sweet
As life’s experience-mixture of both to be taken in its stride!

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“KASHMIR TULIP FESTIVAL” IS TODAY

Tulips beauty at its best.

Kashmir the land of Nature’s great gift to the world
Through India my Motherland- written in gold
The whole of India that is Bharath is proud of
A part and parcel of sacred and holy Nation.

Nature’s beauty seen, heard and felt in every
Inch of Kashmir- in its gardens, temples, very
Many sacred mosques-for all to live in peace, poise
Joy and happiness all rolled into one -our choice.

Tulips the wonderful flower designed by nature
And gifted by God to the humanity-a flower
Of beauty a joy for ever-giving for all
Asia’s greatest tulips garden in Srinagar tall!

 

Asia’s greatest tulip garden in Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

WORLD POETRY DAY 21st March

Quill-shaped cirrus cloud.jpgWorld Poetry Day is today as declared by UNESCO
Great day for the poets and poetry lovers all over
Poets indeed are the Ambassadors of peace in the world
Always aiming to express their views nicely, pleasant and bold!

Poets are simple in life and living but noble in thoughts,
Elegant in conduct and manners-loving all and serving all
Ever helping and never hurting-in thoughts words and deeds tall
Standards of poets, readers uplifted and never to fall!

The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing,
Publishing and teaching of great”Poetry”-the soul making!
Editing “YOUNG POET”-the millennium’s gift to the young
Two hundred and more young poets created with HIS grace!

To “give fresh recognition and impetus to national,
Regional and international poetry movements”.perennial
The day is joyful occasion worth celebrating all over.
“YOUNG POET” wishes all well for all the poets for ever!

 

 PLEASE KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT the “YOUNG POET”.

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Hearty greetings from the Young Poets Club of India, Editor and Web Administrator of Young Poet.Org to all our young poets, senior poets, readers, contributors and well wishers of the journal from all over the literary world.We have pleasure to inform you of the release of the latest issue bringing you some of the best poems from the poets – young and senior. As we started the publication of YOUNG POET, as the Millennium gift to the young poets-by definition poets less than twenty five years of age, we were very particular that the journal provides a platform to the young poets only. Now that almost a decade and half has gone since the Club was founded and its official organ was published, many of those young poets of those days have gone beyond twenty five and of course new tribe of young poets have come in, we have a lot of requests that the condition regarding age must be revised and in deference to their wishes, our YOUNG POET is open to all and our team is conscious of the fact that poets of what ever age they are, all are quite young in their spirits and hearts.

We are sure the issue will be well received by the lovers of English poetry and they will encourage the poets to come out with their best of poetic talents-in content, theme and presentation.

With best wishes

N.V. Subbaraman
EDITOR

YOUNG POETS CLUB OF INDIA was inaugurated in the BERTRUM HALL of LOYOLA COLLEGE, Chennai on 14th November 2000 with a view to encouraging the young who have a flair for writing English poetry

Read more at http://www.youngpoet.org/#hyWm4zPWx7Xb1Yzl.99

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ALBERT EINSTEIN BIRTH DAY IS TODAY

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In the creation of the Lord Almighty- the Omnipotent
Great is the man- roof and crown of creation-the Omniscient
Has contributed not a little for the progress of the world
And the names of such great to be etched in the letters of gold!

Scientists, historians, mathematicians, artists, – host of
Great intellectuals from time to time were born, to boast of
And grew and served till their lives for the society to prosper
With peace and harmony, health and happiness all over!

Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein was born this day hundred and thirty
Eight years ago in Germany-inventor of Theory
Of Relativity leading to quantum theory in the field
Of Physics- that made the lives easier and comfortable!

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