Savvy Raj

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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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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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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 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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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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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


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A space for you…

Is there  a space you love to be
Where you feel most you ?
Where there is respite from chaos
Where there is peace  for the sensing
What is that place for you ?


Your home or somewhere far away?
While I love people and enjoy my time with them
And infact get charged by some amazing conversations



I would also love to be by myself
By nature preferably walking
In the calm of a forest trail
Or perhaps on a winding road  uphill,
Would love to have a flowing river by my side
and most of all be surrounded  by trees


Or even up the mountains
Watching the world from a vantage view.
And then comes the  sandy beaches and sea
There are of course those moments  to cherish
With the whistling dunes

In all I would  love free spaces
where I could sense the earths energy undisturbed.
And be synched in for a while.
May be hugging a tree or an animal


Or walking by a beautiful stream
Or under a canopy of stars at night.
These are spaces for me
To connect deeply within.

How about you?

Savvy


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Somewhere in time…

Somewhere in time…

Some paths feel closer home
A river that feels cruised before
The spectre of night that feels witnessed before
Some places feel lived &  breathed in before
Memorable moments linger on
Sustained as fond memories
In the sensing  of soulspaces.

Savvy


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On Freedom

On Freedom

Freedom is being able to be all of you

But remembering the rights

Of other lives to be all of them

When we understand…

Our Freedom ends where another’s freedom begins.

So then

How free do you feel in this now

How important is freedom to you?

Can you sense your life flowing

Or is there restraints that bound you

Can you express yourself without hesitation?

Can you speak your mind without fear?

Can you write without worrying if the words may reveal your nature?

Can you walk alone without a care where you live?

Can you wear what you want without fear of ridicule?

Can you dance the way your spirit moves you?

In short

Can you flow in harmony with the spirit in you?

If you have answered more yes than no then consider yourself closer to being truly free.

Freedom is not for giving

Freedom is there for taking

Freedom is being you

As you truly are

Freedom is living

Without facades.

Wherever you sense

You are most you.

Now…

How free are you feeling

In this now?

Savvy


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Smiles from the heart

‘Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.’
Paramahansa Yogananda

Have you smiled today?

When you smile from the heart

You begin to let go the spurious

You rise above apprehensions

And self created notions.

Smile from the heart ❤️

Savvy


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Just Breathe

Breathe deep in trust

Breathe well in faith

Breathe in peace

Let go uncertainty

Breathe in connectedness

Own your every breath

It’s yours to inhale & exhale.

Sense your breathe in balance

Reach out with confidence

Stay grounded in rootedness

In this now, witness

The present moment

For it makes all the difference

Just breathe…

Savvy


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Your choice!

Our humanity is within us awaiting expression.

Every one of us has the choice to be humane.

“Sometimes we’re fractured by the choices we make; sometimes we’re shattered by things we would never have chosen. But our brokenness is also the source of our common humanity, the basis for our shared search for comfort, meaning, and healing. Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion.”
— Bryan Stevenson

There is something touchingly tender in every instance of humanity in action be it in thoughts words or deeds.

Our humanity makes us touch the true purpose of our being alive .

Wouldn’t you think so?

Savvy


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Light & Dark

Darkness is a great opportunity to discover the divine face of the light!’

I like the positivity in this quote by Mehmat Murat Ildan the Turkish novelist 


Acknowledging the shadow behind the light  is understanding the duality of creation and valuing the  balance and harmony  in every moment .

Savvy