आज, १४ सितम्बर, हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर एक विशेष प्रस्तुति चित्रकार: बिंदु पोपली संगीत जब उपासना की ओर ले जाए…कल सुबह के कुछ पल ऐसे ही थे… एक दिव्य अनुभूति थी जब गुरु नानक के भक्ति-भाव से भरे शब्द पंडित जसराज के भावपूर्ण सुरों में और डॉ एल सुब्रमण्यम के मनमोहक वॉयलिन की तारों… Continue reading सुमिरन कर ले मेरे मना…
Photo by Monica Denevan, Source कभी कभी जब घर बाहर सब बेतरतीब सा बिखरा-बिखरा हो, दिल-ओ-दिमाग भी कुछ विचलित सा हो, मन किसी काम में न लग पाए, और तब एक ऐसी कविता आप के सामने आ जाए तो शुक्रगुज़ारी का एक बहुत प्यारा एहसास होता है। आज कुछ ऐसा ही दिन है। बाकी बात… Continue reading एक दिन ऐसा भी…A Day Like This
Source Sometimes that’s all you need….a little blue rose and some great music to put you in that mood. You know, that slight mood of blues that is not really sad and depressive type of blues but only with a little tinge of melancholy that doesn’t feel bad, it actually feels like just the mood… Continue reading The Blue Period
She waits. And waits. Will he come this evening? What if he doesn’t come? What will I do? How will I bear more waiting? But wait a minute, what if he actually comes? Is the garland ready? Is the lamp lit? Am I ready? Even worse, will I recognize him? And so it… Continue reading That Long Wait
What is in a Form? Everything. If we could only develop that vision which sees the Form as a manifestation of the Spirit Within. It is the Consciousness that creates the Form. As grows the Consciousness, so evolves the Form. Must learn to identify with the Eternal Spirit within; the Form is temporal and must… Continue reading In Praise of Form
A few weeks ago, my teenager nephew was asking me some tough questions about life. This is a young lad who is quite sensitive, imaginative and perhaps thinks about things a bit too much. Ultimately most of his different questions were leading to the one BIG question – What If…? What if that thing hadn’t… Continue reading What Might Have Been?
For readers’ comments on this post, please click HERE for its previous version. It is actually quite amazing when you find the same thought being expressed through a picture, a poem, a song, or even a gesture. Perhaps it happens because the thought has sunk deep into you, at least for the time being, and… Continue reading Of Temples, Poetry and Life
Artist: Prince Chand I still remember the first time I heard the poem titled “Who” by Sri Aurobindo. It was being recited by someone at a public function. The immensity of what I felt at the moment can’t be described in words. Since then I have read this poem so many times and every time… Continue reading Who is that Presence?
Artist: Freydoon Rassouli Some years ago, I discovered the amazing work of this Iranian-American artist, Rassouli. In most of his artworks that I have seen on the net I find a deep mystic quality and a sort of an invitation to go deep into the inspiration behind the work itself. An artist influenced by Sufism… Continue reading Only You
Dream by M.A.R. Chughtai How does one write anything about a piece of art like this? It captures the essence of love between a lover and beloved, between two souls merging to become one, become earth and sky, become Radha and Krishna. No words are necessary. Only a feeling. Or if you must have… Continue reading Reckless Lovers
It has been a while since my last post…critical matters of heart, matters of life have become the sole occupation. And while that still remains so the following words on my Facebook feed this morning resonated deeply. To pray, you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole… Continue reading We Pray that It will be Done in Beauty….