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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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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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


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Interconnects





Nature future proofs itself

Through the roots and veins

Life flows through

Interweaving intricately

In this web of life

Everything  connects

The strength of the interweaves

Lies in the interconnects.

Savvy




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Verses in flow… Day 7



Today is the day seven of starting an experimental journey.Everyday through this week I have been writing and sharing a few verses in flow that some of you chose to continue as well.
Thank you all for your support  likes and each day of your creative interactions. I loved exploring these musings  to unravel what evolved through the week and see the interweaves in the interconnects.


If you would like to visit each of them Here are thes links … Verses in Flow

DAY 1 Truth
DAY 2 : Roots Day3 : Reason
Day 4 : Live
Day 5 : Life
Day 6 : Connect

Day 7 : Grace



To know yourself is good.
But to accept your truths
As you are, is better.
And live lovingly is best!



For in moments of despair.
To the heights of your glory.
Living with grace of gratitude.
Will give you peace of being.

Savvy


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Choice is yours!

To all the ‘Crazy Busy’ Bossy kind of People, who say and feel they don’t have time…

For anything or anyone anymore!

If you don’t have time for your near and dear ones
You are perhaps indifferent and are taking people for granted.
Be cautious…Patience runs out of time!

If you are always dominant and intimidating by nature
People will follow you only by force and not from their hearts.
Be careful for soon they will become indifferent to your rants.

If you speak cutting people off mid-sentence.
You may be showing you are the boss
But people never appreciate not being listened to.
They will never turn up to you with suggestions.
All you will be harboring will be
The ‘Yes men ‘… think about it!.

If you have never walked along with your partner or your child or a pet dog…

Perhaps you should rethink if you have truly appreciated life’s moments you have had.

The joy of walking with another is a beautiful blessing only known to the ones who take a walk.

If you have never had time in your life
To do the things you wanted
And you keep giving excuses that if I had it this way I would do that…

Perhaps, you must realize life is best lived, doing what you love.
No one told you to sit it out.
If you feel you have little time
You are the reason.

You are still alive!

Take a step.
You have the way to change its course the way you choose!

Savvy


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Art of Storytelling.

Stories telling is an art

Not just the story

But the way you say it

When you say it

How you say it

To whom and why

Stories have much depth

Than what’s apparent to us.

Here is one such story worth a study!😀

Enjoy the humour…

Finest example of presence of mind!.

A Professor started his class on a very serious Topic. The moment he turned towards the blackboard, one of the students whistled. He turned, looked at the class and asked the Whistler’s name. No one answered.

The Professor peacefully kept the Pen in his pocket saying: “Lecture ends here. I’ll tell you a story to utilise the remaining time”.

Everyone became interested.

“Yesterday night I tried hard to sleep, but it was miles away from my eyes, so I thought I’d better get petrol in my car, which will save my time next morning and might induce sleep. After having my tank full, I started roaming in that area, enjoying the peace of a traffic free ride.

Suddenly, on the corner I saw a girl who was as young and beautiful as the clothes she was wearing. Must have been returning from a party. Out of courtesy, I turned my car towards her and asked if I may be of any help. She asked me if I could drop her to her home, she’ll be very obliged, to which I agreed.

She sat in the front seat with me. We started talking, and to my amazement she was very intelligent, had control on many topics which many youngsters don’t.

When we reached her address, she admitted my courteous nature and behavior and accepted that she would love to meet again.

I also admitted her intelligence and beauty and that I’ve also started liking her. I told her about my job as a professor in the university.

The girl asked my number, which I gave her willingly. Then she asked me a favor, to which i couldn’t have denied naturally.

She said that her brother is a student in the same university, and asked me to take care of him, since we’ll meeting each other more now.

I asked the name of the student. She said that I’ll recognise him with one of his very prominent quality, *He whistles a lot!*

All eyes in the classroom turned towards the boy who had whistled.

The professor said: “I didn’t buy my Ph. D in Psychology.. I earned it”.


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Nature knows it best!

A few random photographs I clicked  somehow found a connect through  these reflections…


 

 

Envision the beauty of alignment
Like when the bloom centers itself!

 

Like this leaf that presents a backdrop!

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At the right place and time
Creating visual harmony!

Like life shaping itself in Synchrony!

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Like life evolving into a perfect pattern
Exuding a sense of synchrony.

Savvy


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Rise Again

Today I am happy to be sharing a motivational message in the words of my dear mother.

When we walk along the path of roses, thorns are unavoidable.
It doesn’t mean we stop walking. Remove the thorns from our way and proceed further
It may hurt. But It won’t last. Let’s keep going .

Life is like a seesaw
It keeps going up and down.
The fall and climb are parts of life.

Fret not if our efforts don’t yield results
The seed needs its own time
To grow into a tree
The buds to blossom as fragrant flowers,
The fruits and grains to ripen & nourish
Yet till then they need all the care and nurture.
So do our dreams, take its own time and
our continuous effort to become reality.

Waves fall to rise again
Leaves fall to bring
spring again
Day falls to bring a new dawn again.

Are we not a part of Nature?

Our dreams are the seed.
Our patience is the time
Our hard work is the nurture
Our Faith n Hope are the nourishment.

We may fall, be sure we will rise again

For success is awaiting to be reaped.🙏🏼


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Art speaks

Art speaks…
When does the artist know the art is complete?
Is there something as complete for an artist at all?
For art evokes endless possibilities in creativity…💙
Savvy

#artspeaks #arttherapy #artwork #calm #healingenergy #peaceofmind #energy #coloursofindia #vividcolors #kolam #brightcolors #joyofart


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Envisioning Grace

Visions from the sky!

In these following verses, I recount the visions from the sky that I enjoyed a few months ago before all the chaos, in deep gratitude for the beauty of nature… Across lands divided by human maps, what emerged significantly was how the scenery in spite of its individual attributes, flowed merging seamlessly into one another in harmony… Amazing nature amazing grace… I couldn’t help but waltz along.🙂

I see her splendid beauty
Crystalize itself in front of my eyes.
Mountain tops bejeweled with ice
I watch her dancing

In the fluidity of the flow
Rivers shimmering in the rays of the sun
I waltzed along with her through the horizon

As the plane paddled alongside fluffs of white clouds.

Green pastures and plains
Gave way to rocky mountains

Folds over the hills stretching on
As long as the eye could fathom
A vision to behold
And time after time

The Sun would play hide and seek
Dancing cheek to cheek with the clouds
It was pure fascination
As I watched it all from up above

Magical majestic mystical mother
You are alluring and awe-inspiring in every way
Your beauty blows my mind
And captures my senses
Graceful God, I bow to thee!

Savvy


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Beyond the Illusions



What is, may not be
What you see, can be an illusion
The truth may be far from it.
All that you see, is not all.

What is all, is not what you see
Illusions of your mind can play tricks.
Beyond your preconceived beliefs
And judgments of perception.

There is a lot more than what we are
Our vision can play tricks.
So watch what you see, up close
And perhaps, you will see more…

Savvy


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The future in our hands

This precious life that lives in you
Holds the key to the future

The precious things you will do today
Paves the path for tommorow

Precious thoughts we carry today
Will take us where we believe we are.

Hands heart and head will move as one
In hope and love our life will evolve.

Precious words that you speak today
Gladdens the heart for the future.

The future is truly in our hands today!

Savvy


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Imbibing with gratitude!

Imbibing with gratitude!

We all know there are many lessons in nature and if we begin to seek we can find an inspiration and insight as well as solutions to everything in nature.

However, we are part of nature and nature is in each of us…so much wisdom is waiting to be tapped from people we know!

On Learnings

There are many people that you can learn so much from around you.
All it takes is acknowledging.
To use discernment as to what you can learn
And having space in your self to imbibe the good.

There is an uncle of mine,who has immense thirst for knowledge his memory and retention and not to mention the witty comebacks are worthy of appreciation.
In fact there isn’t a topic in the world which he doesn’t have something brilliant to say … I respect this ability and skill in him.
His memory may be innate or nurtured but his ability to converse on the subject of your choice and through his take on the subject, humorous or serious is truly commendable.
And what’s interesting is this ability hasn’t diminished over the years only got stronger! God bless him!

There is another relative who has mastered the ability to speak.. Although she may never believe it,her ability to critically examine and analyze is highly honed, and she can tipple the conversation in her favor easily amongst her relatives in no time. She will give fantastic examples that one just cannot beg to differ. Her opinions and reasoning can employ every human emotion that can be brought in. What’s beautiful is she may herself never know her talents but unknowingly she has been perfecting it from she where she was. Suffice to say she has lived in the company of brilliant orators as her relatives, who may have helped her imbibe it, without their own knowledge. God bless her!

Sometimes knowledge is best learned in time gradually improvising. Interesting to hear her converse and truly valuable learnings from her.

Another aunt is the doer. Always ready to rise to the occasion & go out her way to help. She is an innovative creator. She, too, is a great orator but sadly hasn’t been appreciated enough for all that she does.There is so much she has done for so many people at times, to the point of being personally overwhelmed. But that’s just who she is.
May God give her strength and bless her.

One more aunt who is full of life, enthusiasm and cheer. When she is around in the room there is no dull moment!She draws people in with her kind words of appreciation. She is well known for her amicable disposition and good nature. She is also a great conversationalist. Her strength is her charm, curiousity and willingness to learn and understand anything. She too is blessed with great memory. What’s beautiful is her ability to have fun.
She is someone who is not only appreciative but also extremely thankful.

So much gratitude for the learnings from them !

May God bless them all and keep them safe and healthy.🙏🏼

Although I have started writing this post with few people from my family I know I can go on to write about many around me because I have learned so much from them by them being who they are.
Here it is not the education profession capabilities, degrees or achievements that I am speaking of, but it is just my reflections on the energy and emotions that they can stir in every interaction with them .

In everyone’s life there are people from the family who teach you many things. They influence your life inextricably even though they may not be physically present together over the years.

Be grateful to every person for they are full of some unique potential that you can learn from. Most important is the ability to continue the practice of seeing the good in people. Trust me there is always much to discover.

We are all blessed with countless living human books around us. They are a treasure house of their life experiences and have a uniqueness all their own.

Let’s cultivate ways to imbibe the learnings in gratitude!

Savvy


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Every life is precious

Every life is precious
We humans, are just a speck
In the multitude of creation
Every life, is valuable in itself.

How egotistical can we get?
To think our life is more important.
Humans are not the only life form.
Pity how ignorant we are!

Life is in all of us
Let’s begin to understand
The interdependence of life and living
The rights of all sentient beings.

High tme to educate ourselves
To accept and acknowledge
The value of every species
For each has a right to be!

Truth is, nature can survive
With or without l us.
But we need nature
More than it needs us.

Each life has a purpose
To fulfill for itself
Who are we to decide for it?
Life is meant to flow its own course.

Savvy