Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Be in this Now

Past is gone

Future is yet to arrive

One gone in time

Another in a distance

What is now

Is the reality to sense.

Let everything else just be

Live this now!

Savvy


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An Alphabetical Tribute

Sharing another from my mother’s writing today… it happens to be one of my favorite pieces from her.

Nataraja The Lord of Dance , represents the never ending cycle of evolution and dissolution.
The Master who has conquered the five elements , dancing to his tunes.
An Alphabetical tribute to the
The Divine Dancer condensing the essence of cosmic energy in his form n action.

Nataraja – The Cosmic Dancer

Absolute and ultimate dance of
‘Being in the Now’, where
Celestial Creation & Destruction
Dance hand in hand in
Energetic, enigmatic endless flow.
Formless blending into The Form.
Gift to Cosmos. Unfathomed
Happiness undermines the
In-depth, concealed caring of
Justice to prevail, in the
Knowing of the Unknown all.
Lasya ( dance of creation) and thandava (dance of destruction) both
Merging in and emerging from
Nataraja,The Cosmic Dancer.
Oneness personified in essence.
Purity and Power as its source.
Quietude emerging in the motion.
Rare culmination of creative
Subtlety of concealed infinity.
‘Thath thwam asi,’ , that’s the Truth.
Unknown, Unsaid and Unseen
Visions of Ultimate Reality.
Worlds far and beyond knowledge
Xceeds the human excellence.
Yearning _’To be with IT ‘ is all one can wish with the
Zeal of unwavering Faith

Anjana


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Purpose of Art

Art is meant to align us.

The true purpose of an artform is found in the aligning with the universal consciousness . 

Savvy Raj


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Paradox of Beauty

Arrested Development

Great things can come in little packages
Like a Bonsai perhaps
Standing majestic and magnificent
No matter the proportions

But what does it endure to be?
Life without freedom
Is a life of constraints & restraints
A life of arrested development

Is beauty winning over freedom to be
Is the desire for aesthetics and a taste of experimentation
more important than freedom for living life fully
Stunting growth is no way beautiful
Be it Shackles on feet with chains or tight shoes in the name of beauty
On the other end there are many examples of prejudices of beauty working itself in society.
Delibrate acts of elongating necks with chains of gold is considered a norm in some parts of the world
Why is life so brutal to life
In the name of beauty?

Savvy


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Life lessons

Life lessons
( Translated by my mother from tamil forward)
The 9 laws of Karma

  1. Whatever we do in this Universe will come back to us.
  2. Nothing will come to us by itself. We have to work to get what we need.
    3 when we learn to accept certain things then only change will happen.
    4 when we change ourselves Life will also transform.
    5 We should realise that we only are responsible for whatever happens in our life.
  3. Past, Present and Future all are interconnected.
    7 We cannot think of two things at the same time.
  4. Our behaviour should reflect our thoughts and actions
  5. If we keep on thinking the past, the present will pass without living it.

Let there be peace and happiness everywhere. Let all prosper and live a fulfilling life.


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Learnings

True learning happens when we realize we are the teacher and we are the student. And life teaches the greatest lessons without anyone uttering a word or at times in just the sheer presence of a good soul.

Likewise as we move from our hearts and open ourselves to realization and acceptance of new possibilities… true learnings happens!


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The Art of Slow.

Whoever thinks being slow is a weakness
Has not understood its power

In being able to slow down
The propensity to think carefully
To pay attention to detail
To be mindful & cautious
To work with precision
Steadiness and thoroughness
Increases manifold.

In slowing down, nature teaches
Great lessons in letting go
Like time cannot be contained
Moments are meant to flow
It’s own course
Yet the strength of the slow
Is in the ability to live the now
Recognizing the value of life.

There is an art of the slow
Where the senses activate
And creativity enhances
In thinking and reflecting
In careful consideration
Slow is challenging for some
Yet slow can be earnest practice of mindfulness
Slow begets a response than reaction
Slow can be about building up gradually
And exploring the possibilities
Of the potential in this now.

Slow can be a deliberation
In patience & perseverance
With  an effortless grace
Such is the art of the slow.

Savvy


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Lightness of being

Life is full of challenges
Along the way
For each and every being
In their own unique ways…

Am reminded  of the saying…
It’s never about the weight
But the way you carry it.

Lightness of being
Is knowing how to steer
Through the hurdles
In effortless grace.

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Beautiful to witness

The ways of nature

Sometimes maneuvering

At times adjusting.

But mostly thriving.

No matter the odds.

Savvy


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On Kindness

To combat terrorism we must start thinking globally not just locally and realise how much our world is hurting all over from all forms of violence .We must realise how unpredictable these attacks can be unfortunately. But beyond feeling terrorized and create further knee jerk reactions, due to negative thoughts…

It is time to respond with empathy, and show unity through kindness and compassionate deeds.


KINDNESS IS THE PRAYER IN ACTION.

Savvy


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On Prayer

Profound truth of Prayer

A prayer is a resonance to  the self.
Often misunderstood are the recitations and stories of God

As offerings in prayers.
Oft repeated to children in their growing years
Or often in communion of like minded souls.
It’s never about  reaching out to distant God
But about connection with the God  within 
Invoking the divinity  in you.

Praising the lord
Hymns or chants
Slokas or mantras

Is about healing & transformation of  the self
In consistent practice
It generates positivism
Purifying  the energy
And creating goodwill
In thoughts and deeds.

Like exercises for the body

They exercise the mind

To think & evolve for the better.

Savvy


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River of time

If time were a river

You will understand

There is a flow to things

Across the manifestations

Everything  in time

Has a reason & season to be.


Wonder and amazement  too has its own plan


To create curiousity  to explore  more


To understand  there is always more


What’s is to hold on to
Or to give away


Will reveal  itself in time
For…


To discard is at times let go in trust  and hope


To make space for better to  manifest in time.

Savvy


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On Listening

To listen is to understand
Is a power of hearing well
The said and the unsaid

To listen is to remain quiet
To allow oneself  to hear
The voice of others than self

To listen is to develop patience
To be able to acknowledge
And understand the said

To listen  is an art to cultivate
Not easy always to curb speech
Listening leads to self control

To listen is not wait to speak
But to hear & understand
Care to listen or speak more?

A mark of good leadership
Good listening  is a great asset
Take time to listen more…

Savvy


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Hope you dance…

To dance is to know

The feeling of being alive

To this now in your life

Being present with all of you

Listening and moving

To your own beating heart

For the music and rhythm

Is yours to own and sense.

To dance is to let go

Of the spurious and irrelevant

And reclaim the energy

That is yours to own.

And in that owning

You create moments

Worth living for…

Hope you dance!


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Asking & Giving

Beautiful thoughts

From an empathic mind.

That cares from the heart

Truly what use is giving

Without a need for the giving

As giving is a gift only

In the receiving

Else it’s just giving away

Without any takers

All is wasted.

So perhaps its alright to ask

Before you plan to give.

Savvy


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On Opportunity

Opportunity does not just come to you
You walk to it
And when you do
Remember, you are on a new trajectory
There are new challenges  in the changes
Know the strength of your spirit will be tested
Your balance may be tilted
To extremes of possibilities.

Yet, your patience  perseverance & passion for your purpose
Will guide you through
And somewhere along the way
in fleeting  moments
You will feel that gliding, waltzing feeling
Sensing harmony in the synchrony
To that which you truly love ❤️

What are you waiting for?

Savvy