Krishna & Holi, Light & Colours

There is something within us that whispers, ‘choose me’. It is the voice of Light that has the potential to burst into a rainbow of colours. As we come upon Holi, the festival of colours, we also usher in the first month of the Hindu new year, Chaitra. The eve of Holi, Holika Dahan, is marked by a large bonfire where we surrender the past within us to the Light, to make way for the new. This is always a conscious choice, just as weeds grow wantonly but a flower needs deliberate planting.

Understanding Bharat in the Light of Sanatana Dharma

Whether we were born here or not, Bharat is an opportunity for all of humanity to witness through this civilization, how the ‘outer’ and ‘inner’ has the potential to beautifully integrate. Not because of concocted beliefs or some selfish desires of a group of exclusive people, but because of the universal movement of Life itself – through Sanatana Dharma. …We stand at an auspicious juncture as we correct narratives and understandings and move from ‘mythology’ to history, ‘religion’ to dharma, lies to the uncovering of truth.

Ram Mandir: Through Tears of Sorrow & Bhakti

Rama, King of hearts, is coming once again to Ayodhya.

Rama as the Sun, ushers in the inner light of consciousness. In a country where Sanatana Dharma beautifully integrates the ‘inner’ and ‘outer’, the establishing of Rama’s presence in Ayodhya after 500 long years of struggle, is hopefully a sign of a civilisational awakening and a cultural renaissance that is long overdue. Being under foreign rule for several centuries and even after independence in 1947, Bharat has not had a chance to craft a cultural or national narrative and take forward the legacy of its glorious past.

I haven’t posted very regularly on this blog of late but couldn’t resist saying something on the momentous occasion of the pranpratishtha at the new Rama mandir in Ayodhya. Especially when one reads of the great sacrifices of our forefathers who bled in millions for their country and faith, one realises one’s good fortune and concomitantly, responsibility in taking forward the light, the right ideas, the dharma, not only for Bharat, but all of humanity.

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Poet-Saints of Pandharpur (1): Tukaram

To arrange wordsIn some orderIs not the same thingAs the inner poiseThat’s poetry. The truth of poetryIs the truthOf being.It’s an experienceOf truth. No ornamentsSurviveA crucible.Fire revealsOnly moltenGold. Says TukaWe are hereTo reveal.We do not wasteWords. – Sant Tukaram 29 June this year is Ashadhi Ekadashi, also called Devshayani Ekadashi. …