Friday, January 27, 2012

To Go Beyond Oneself..

Dance By ~ Vidhi Shunyam Bogdanovska

The Pathway Finally Opened

When my heart came to rule
in the world of love,
it was freed
from both belief
and from disbelief.

On this journey,
I found the problem
to be myself.

When I went beyond myself,
the pathway finally opened.

~ Mahsati Ganjavi

(12th Century)

Excerpted From 
Love's Alchemy : Poems From The Sufi Tradition
Translated By 
David Fideler & Sabrineh Fideler

Sunday, January 22, 2012

GrandMa's Memory : A Painting & A Poem

Thirsty ~ N.J.Woods

Since there is nothing left for whatever exists, 
except wind through the hand
Since everything is immutable 
and has an end
Think that everything that exists, 
does not exist
And that which does not exist,
 its like it exists

~ Mahsati Ganjavi

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Abhiraami Andhaadhi : Prayers ..

Abhiraami Andhaadhi Padhigam

Kalayaatha Kalviyum ..
Kuraiyaatha Vayathumor ..
Kabadu Vaaraatha Natpum ..
Kandraatha Valamayum ..
Kundraatha Ellamaiyum ..
Kazhuppinilaatha Udalum ..
Saliyaatha Manamum ..
Anbu Agalaatha Thunaiviyum ..
Thavaraatha Santhaanamum ..
Thaazhaatha Keerthiyum ..
Maraatha Vaarthaiyum ..
Thadaigal Vaaratha Kodaiyum ..
Thulaiyaatha Nithiyum ..
Konaatha Kolum ..
Oru Thunbam Illaatha Vaazhvum ..
Thuiyyanin Paadhaththil Anbum ..
Udhavi Periya Thondarodu ..
Kootu Kandaai ..
Alaiyaazhi Arithuyalumaaya ..
Yanathu Thangaiye ..
Aadhi Kadavooril Vaazhve ..
Amutheesham Orubhaagham ..
Akalaatha Sukhapaani ..
Arulvaai Nee ..
Abhiraamiye ..
Abhiraamiye ..

~ Composed By ~
Abhiraami Pattar Subramaniya Iyer
(Circa Late 18th Century)

The learning that does not go into oblivion, The age that does not dwindle,
The friendship that does not disappoint, The wealth that does not deteriorate ,
The youth that does not ebb, The body that is free from all diseases,
The mind that does not get bored, The spouse whose love never tapers,
The progeny that is regular, The fame that never diminishes,
The promises that are never broken, The charity that never has a road block,
The treasure that is never is lost, The power which is always just,
And the life which never has any sorrow and love towards your very pure divine feet,
And if you also bless me with the company of your great devotees,
Oh amiga who sleeps on a leaf floating in the sea, Oh life of ancient Kadavur,
Oh Goddess who does not move away from one side of 
Lord Shiva,
Oh Goddess who holds a parrot, Please grant me all these Abhiraamiye, Abhiraamiye.. 

Amirthakadeshwarar ~ Abhiraami Temple, Thirukadayur