Savvy Raj

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Life and living




The Isha Upanishad (ईशोपनिषद्, ‘īśopaniṣad’) is one of the shortest of the Upanishads, in form more like a brief poem than a philosophical treatise, consisting of 17 or 18 verses in total. The Upanishad constitutes the final chapter (adhyāya) of the Shukla Yajurveda and survives in two versions, called Kanva (VSK) and Madhyandina (VSM).

The Isha Upanishad is significant for its description of the nature of the “Supreme Being”, exhibiting monism or a form of monotheism, referred to as Isha “Lord”. It describes this being as “unembodied, omniscient, beyond reproach, without veins, pure and uncontaminated” (verse 8), one who “moves and does not move’, who is ‘far away, but very near as well'” and who “although fixed in abode is swifter than the mind” (verses 4 & 5).

The first verse of the text has been cited as of particular importance to Vedanta or to Hinduism as a whole.

The first verse reads:

īśā vāsyam idaṃ sarvaṃ ¦ yat kiñca jagatyāṃ jagat |
tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā ¦ mā gṛdhaḥ kasya sviddhanam ||

literal translation (Ralph T.H. Griffith, 1899):

“Enveloped by the Lord must be This All — each thing that moves on earth.
With that renounced enjoy thyself. Covet no wealth of anyone



https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/ishopanishad





Simply  profound verses.

All The Truths of  living  life in this ephemeral world  is contained  in those lines.


Sharing a few more musings by my mother on the same lines.

Whatever is available to you in this world, learn to enjoy without the feeling of possession.

You are one among the many in line. Take care while it is with you without owning it.


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Boomerang Effect



Love boomerangs
It is the very nature of love.
For love generates more love
In the sharing is creating
In the creation is the spreading
Of this heartfelt expansion called love.

Love is meant to flow
For life to be sustained.
Love flows its course
In its own time.
Such is the power of love
Love when channeled
In goodwill transforms the world.

In this love, life is lived
In this love writers write
Dancers dance,  artists  create
Poetry flows, Singers sing
All in the resonance of love.

Love envelopes the whole spirit
Without fear or favor
For love boomerangs
Such is nature of love.
Sweet Love!💙💜💙

Savvy


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Channelling life.

Create no space for hatred
Have no wish for revenge
Choose to not be filled with vengeance
Channel thoughts away from anger

Have no room for haste.
Accept patience as your friend
Be mindful, be peaceful, be grateful
And all is well.

Savvy


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Beauty of impermanency

Impermanent Manifestation
The beauty of life
Is in its vulnerability
As much as its resiliency

Take a tender blooming flower
It is fragile and delicate
But it expresses itself
With all its abilities.

It surely must be sensing
The morning’s vigour & vitality
The oppression of the afternoon sun
And the looming darkness of the night.

Yet it cares not that it’s time is limited
Or when the evening shadows befall
Its purpose is fulfilling for the world to see!
Such is the beauty of impermanency.

Savvy


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Words

Words are mere words
Until we take it upon ourselves
To find its meaning and relevance
Sometimes words leave imprints
Forever embedded in our hearts.
At times they feel shallow
Or, they even feel dense.

Words are mere words
Letters strung together
Picked by choice for expression
They may come through us
May be not necessarily from us.

Perhaps there is a power
That helps the words align
That creates a string of words
That touches the spirit of the soul.

Words find their own way
To arrive at an existence.
But for words to fulfill
Their purpose of creation
They have a journey that unfolds.

Words said or written in goodwill
Need to be sensed, to impact.
They need to be revived
By our heart & mind
In response than reaction
That is when words can help
To make a positive difference.

Else words will stay
Where they are
Unexplored, unknown
Unseen and unread
Unsaid and unwritten
For words are mere words.

Savvy


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On Trust



On Trustfulness

The Way of the Universe is Abundance
It is the way of nature.
We come from it and we are nature.
Our deepest intentions
Find its way to fulfillment in time.

What is important is trustfulness
In faith of the flow
In belief and hope
For as you ensivision
The truth manifests itself.

Stay patient
Trust life
To unravel itself
And deliver in time.

Savvy



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Lessons in letting go!

*JUST DROP*

Once a Crow, holding on to a piece of meat was flying to a place to sit & eat peacefully…

However, a flock of Eagles who were flying nearby started chasing it. The crow became scared & anxious. It started flying higher and higher, yet the much stronger eagles were after the poor crow.

Just then “Garuda” saw the plight and pain in the eyes of the crow. Coming closer to the crow, he asked:

“What’s wrong, dear? You seem to be very “disturbed” and in terrible “stress”?”..

The crow cried “Look at these eagles!! They are after me – to kill me”.

Garuda being the bird of wisdom spoke “Oh my friend!! They are not after you to kill you!! In fact, they are after that piece of meat that you are holding tightly in your beak”. Just drop it and see what happens.

The crow followed the advice of Garuda and dropped the piece of meat, and lo & behold..
All the eagles in a mad rush flew towards the falling meat.

Garuda smiled and said “The Pain is only till you hold on to it” Just Drop” it & release the “Pain”..

The crow just bowed and said “Thank You for your wise advice.. I dropped this piece of meat & now, I can fly even higher without tension..”

*There is a message in this story for all of us :*

1. People carry the huge burden called “Ego,” which creates a false identity about oneself, like – ” I am so & so, I should be loved, I need to be respected, I need to be invited.. etc… ..
_Just Drop_ – this silly “Ego” & assumption about yourself & see what happens..

2. People get irritated instantly by “others actions or words” .. It could be anyone – friend, parents, children, colleagues, spouse etc….. and instantly the sparks of Anger get ignited & one starts fuming ..
_Just Drop…._ this senseless “negative feeling” & see what happens..

3. People compare themselves with others.. in beauty, wealth, life style, marks, talent and appraisals and get disturbed & insecure…
forgetting the fact that We must be grateful with what we have … ..”
_Just Drop_…- these silly comparisons, negative emotions & see what happens..

Some people are attached in a negative way to their jobs, their material possessions, their dear ones..which creates more harm than good..

_Just Drop_..detach yourself.. drop the burden of attachment & see what happens..

Probably, that’s the reason why in temples ash (vibuthi) is given to devotees – To constantly remind us.. we are nothing but dust.

*_We have risen from the Dust & unto Dust we shall return.._*

Stories from India


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The letting go



Every person we meet has a story to tell
In there is an understanding that one life is not more important than the other.
Every life has a reason to be.
Life is unique in the way it unfolds
We may never know what the next moment entails
The questions that arise in the living
Are meant to ignite a thought for a reason..

A few lines I wrote on nature perhaps can be mentioned here in this context as well.
Nature has many learnings for us to imbibe
When mountains form it creates its valleys too
Sometimes higher the mountains the deeper its valleys and
What we see from the top of the mountain and what we see from the valley may differ
Both perspectives may exist in the course of life and living
It all depends on where one is moving in the journey of life
Sometimes we find ourselves in depths of despair
And at times in the pinnacle of pleasure.
Both are transient as change is the only constant.
To acknowledge it and move on is hardest to do
For even though we may forgive how can we forget
But the sooner we reckon that life cannot stand still
The faster the recovery, for much is in the awareness…
Love and hate exists side by side
Fear and freedom are in the same moment
Courage comes as a saviour
In the deepest of suffering.
To every question that life throws up in the living
Every Life has its own answers to find in the living.
The trick is in trusting life to give the answers one seeks in its own way.
In between what we choose to let go
And what we choose to hold on
We create our own life in the living.

Savvy


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Wonder of life!

Life is born
Thoughts arise
Creativity spurts
Dreams envisioned
Passions pursued
In hope of dawn.
Yet night falls
Beween the dawns
Some dreams shatter
In the darkness unknown
While some see
The light of day!
And Life is bettered
Such is the circle of life
Flowing in a rhythm
Of its own making!
Every Life chalks it’s path in time
Arrives its meaning for itself
The journey is unparalleled
And uniquely carved.
Such is the very nature of life
And at every moment
One can’t help
But wonder…
Such is the wonder of life!

Savvy


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Your Circle




Who you are becoming

Has much to do with

Who you are being with.

You are bit of all

In between  the Influences

And betwixt the Confluences

Of all the people you meet & interact.




You create yourself 

Carving patterns of your life

With these experiences.

Negate not those who teach you

For learning comes

From all quarters.





Think of  your circle of  life

Pay heed to your circle

Keep it healthy & contribute with grace

Watch it closely and imbibe the good.

Make amends if needed

Rally in strength & power of the circle.

Understand your space in the circle

Choose you circle well!


Savvy




 


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Do more

Reach a  little  beyond
Extend a little  more
Move a little  more
Add one more step



As you reach a bit more
Your vision expands
Your understanding improves
Looking back, notice lessons learned



Step up and walk some more
Reach out to help someone
Do more than you think possible
Be generous & grateful,without regrets.


Touch a life,leave a kind word.
Reach out a helping hand,
Extend a heartfelt prayer for another
Share a smile & go make someone’s day!
Savvy


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A matter of tuning…


When sounds begin too feel like music
Life takes on a new meaning.

Breathing into the songs of soul

All is a matter of fine tuning
Music makes my spirit come alive
Melodies can make me sing along
Rhythms can make my heart dance
The beats can  get my feet moving…

What about you?
How do you relate with music?
Do you have a favorite  type of music?
What is the music of your soul like?

Savvy


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Unshackled Souls



Cage not the heart

Of those who dream of the yonder

Beyond the clouds, over the hills

Far across the horizon their soul

belongs.

Savvy


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Happy Plays



It is a talent  to know
How to play.
It is also a talent  to know
How to be happy.

Life is joyfully lived
In these very moments
Cultivate happy  talents
Learn to play happy 😊

Live life lovingly!

Savvy


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On Seeing

When you look at other people through a lens of compassion and understanding rather than judgment and jealousy, you are better able to see them for what they are—human beings.” ~ Unknown

The way we see the world

Changes our experiences

Lesser expectations

Greater contentment

Lesser assumptions & doubt

Greater trustfulness

Lesser hopelessness

Greater possibility

Lesser the complexity

Greater the clarity.

Savvy