Friday, June 12, 2009

A page from my diary - September 11, 2008


If you treat your thoughts as clean and precious
clear as a fresh brook, pure as the bright sun
your mind will soar, till you need it no more,
with the whole world you will be one...
for with a being so pure, there's nothing more sure -
the soul shines through, and to think - is to become.


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Here you are you puny body,
seated on the brink of death.
you sordid tale of like and dislike
the Elements bound by cords of breath

yet within, a temple lies
be still and you will see
'tis open, vast ... like the boundless skies,
nothing was, or is, and will be.

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Repetition of message to self:
Know very well that as you were born without too much control over where you were going, this body too will die. Live every moment then in oneness with whatever is around the body at the moment (in other words, like a God :-D)
For to be one with any one thing is to be one with it all. Yoga is holographic.

5 comments:

The Shaolin said...

... thoughts as clean and precious ...
I liked that para.
I'm not sure I understand the other one, though.

mojibake (previously kilocoder) said...

Hey Shaolin - nice to see you!
Okay - here's some elaboration -


Here you are you puny body,
seated on the brink of death.
you sordid tale of like and dislike

(the code that is running, disguised as 'The Story of You')
the Elements bound by cords of breath
(the physical and other vehicles, driven by the praaNa that courses through the naaDis or energy channels. All the puny 'being'ness that must end.)


yet within, a temple lies
be still and you will see
'tis open, vast ... like the boundless skies,
nothing was, or is, and will be.

(the concept of 'being' is bound by space-time, constructs the mind spins out for measuring and making sense of Reality(TM) - one can perhaps experience it if one goes through a sense-of-self-altering-phase (marriage, parenthood, extreme illness or near death, meditation ... or something simple that causes a state of flow - like being a part of a high performing team, or just being able to focus on one's work) and understand it perhaps during samaadhi.)

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen Rs. 2/- coin of Yogi Aurobindo's saying incribed on it?

"All life is Yoga"
"संपूर्ण जीवन योग आहे"

mojibake (previously kilocoder) said...

@Anonymous:
Yes. :)
So it is.

But if there is no vi-yoga, the dual of yoga, there would be nothing to do in this world. There could be nothing.

Life seems to be beyond what the word 'yoga' encompasses.

As long we keep ourself to working with words - everything will have a dual meme. To model reality, they are eventually transcended. Just like many IITians are fond of tilting the rules of a problem statement with words like 'Everything is relative.', it is easy to say 'All life is yoga.' :-P
Words become devoid of meaning all too easily. It would be easier to understand that 'All life is yoga' if 'everybody' had an 'Aurobindo' sitting 'next' to 'them'.

In some people's (not so humble) opinion, Aurobindo liked words too much.
For instance, a famous poet from Bengal when he met Aurobindo, had said - 'What a great personality!'. However the same poet when he met Sri Ramana Maharshi in the Arunachala mountains, exclaimed 'What a great impersonality!'

:-D

Unnati said...

"Know very well that as you were born without too much control over where you were going, this body too will die"


umm........well said