Peace from Within

marți, martie 31, 2009

I Wish u all these:

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Take time

Take time to think – thoughts are the source of power.
Take time to play – play is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read – reading is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray – prayer can be a rock of strength in time of need.
Take time to love – loving is what makes living worthwhile.
Take time to be friendly – friendships give life a delicious flavor.
Take time to laugh – laughter is the music of the soul.
Take time to give – sharing brings joy to your heart.
Take time to work – work is the price of success.
Take time to dream – dreams show you what is possible.
Take time to do your work well – pride in your work nourishes the mind and the spirit.
Take time to show appreciation – it's the frosting on the cake of life.

vineri, martie 27, 2009

Anti Dacă de Kostas Varnalis (după "If" de R.Kipling)

Kostas Varnalis (1884-1974) a fost romancier şi poet grec. Opera sa include: Lumina care arde (1922), Poemele scalvilor asediaţi (1927), şi Adevarata apologie a lui Socrate (1933)(o lucrare în proză).

Mi se pare un duel interesant si chiar daca se vrea a fi "Anti-Daca"
inalul anuleaza antiteza :)))

ANTI – IF by Kostas Varnalis

If you can fool yourself when someone else hits you,
Pretending him a wise man and never you blame him;
If you don’t trust nobody and no one’s trusting you,
Forgive your sin is easy, but never others’ sins.

If you respite the evil no single moment and
You lie louder and louder when other people lie;
If you’re enjoying hitting the love with hate and though
Pretend to have a wise and even saint good side.

If you move like a worm and never fly with dreams,
And interest is always up to your highest aim;
If you leave the defeated for the winner all times,
Though both of them betraying is your standing desire.

If you can gain a thousand for every little gift
And mother land to play at cards is not a heavy act;
If you don’t pay a penny as duty you have made,
As for being you paid is always right and fair.

If you can urge your thinking and heart and even nerves,
Ill – old all them to make some new and evil acts;
And indecision bowing low deserves from you as serve,
When all bawl “Forward!” you’re the only crying “Back!”.

If you reject the evil no single time or plot
And in its shadow feel like in a saint life tree shade;
Yours will be whole Earth and all its gifts and mines,
You’ll be the first of masters, but never MAN, be sure!

Dacă - Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( * 30 decembrie 1865 Bombay, India - † 18 ianuarie, 1936 ) poet şi prozator britanic, laureat al Premiului Nobel pentru Literatură în anul 1907. Este celebru prin povestirea sa pentru copii "Cartea Junglei" (1894), romanul indian de spionaj "Kim" (1901), poemele "Gunga Din" (1892) şi "If— " (1895), numeroase schiţe şi nuvele. În 1934 i s-a acordat, alături de William Butler Yeats, Premiul Gothenburg pentru Poezie. În timpul vieţii, a fost considerat, îndeobşte, poet şi i s-a oferit un titlu nobiliar şi postul de poet laureat ambele refuzate de Kipling.

Poezia "Dacă" este considerata de multi ca fiind una dintre cele mai frumoase poezii ale lumii, ea reprezentand un fel de Ghid pentru cizelarea si slefuirea fiintei umane.

joi, martie 26, 2009 Rudyard Kipling


IF by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

luni, martie 23, 2009

Nicolae Labis-The death of the deer

A light exist in Spring by Emily Dickinson

Source of the River Urederra, Navarre, Spain 3

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

I wish u a green new week. Many hugs, Shanti

vineri, martie 20, 2009

Osho - Bucuria de a iubi

OSHO - Bucuria de a trai - Shanti

Chiar daca sunteti singur in camera, veti umple intreaga camera de iubirea voastra. Chiar daca va aflati intr-o inchisoare, o veti putea transforma instantaneu intr-un templu. In clipa in care o veti umple cu iubire, ea nu va mai fi o inchisoare. Invers, un templu poate deveni o inchisoare daca nu este umplut cu iubire.

(Osho - Farmacie pentru suflet)

It's weekend again :)))

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miercuri, martie 18, 2009

Gothic Soul & Art

Alone... by Natasha Marie Dipaolo, USA

beauty in the eye of the beholder
show off all your skills
dark, damp lonely grave
holds the empty in which it kills
wrap your arms around yourself
cold, black destiny
sitting there alone
if there's a future let it be
misty breath upon your neck
shivers new and old
sitting around the fire
feeling the story being told.....

duminică, martie 15, 2009

Holi Festival - India

One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar.
Holi is also called the Spring Festival - as it marks the arrival of spring the season of hope and joy. The gloom of the winter goes as Holi promises of bright summer days. Nature too, it seems rejoices at the arrival of Holi and wears its best clothes. Fields get filled with crops promising a good harvest to the farmers and flowers bloom colouring the surroundings and filling fragrance in the air.

A Hindu festival, Holi has various legends associated with it. The foremost is the legend of demon King Hiranyakashyap who demanded everybody in his kingdom to worship him but his pious son, Prahlad became a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap wanted his son to be killed. He asked his sister Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap as Holika had a boon which made he immune to fire. Story goes that Prahlad was saved by lord himself for his extreme devotion and evil minded Holika was burnt to ashes, for her boon worked only when she entered the fire alone.

Since that time, people light a bonfire, called Holika on the eve of Holi festival and celebrate the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion to god. Children take special delight in the tradition and this has another legend attached to it. It says that there was once an ogress Dhundhi who used to trouble children in the kingdom of Prithu. She was chased away by children on the day of Holi. Therefore, children are allowed to play pranks at the time of 'Holika Dahan'.

Some also celebrate the death of evil minded Pootana. The ogress tried to Lord Krishna as an infant by feeding it poisonous milk while executing the plan of Kansa, Krishna's devil uncle. However, Krishna sucked her blood and brought her end. Some who view the origin of festivals from seasonal cycles believe that Pootana represents winter and her death the cessation and end of winter.

In South India, people worship Kaamadeva- the god of love and passion for his extreme sacrifice. According to a legend, Kaamadeva shot his powerful love arrow on Lord Shiva to revoke his interest in the worldly affairs in the interest of the earth. However, Lord Shiva was enraged as he was in deep mediation and opened his third eye which reduced Kaamadeva to ashes. Though, later on the request of Rati, Kaamadeva's wife, Shiva was pleased to restore him back.

Play of Colors
Holi FestivalGreat excitement can be seen in people on the next day when it is actually the time for the play of colours. Shops and offices remain closed for the day and people get all the time to get crazy and whacky. Bright colours of gulal and abeer fill the air and people take turns in pouring colour water over each other. Children take special delight in spraying colours on one another with their pichkaris and throwing water balloons and passers by. Women and senior citizen form groups called tolis and move in colonies - applying colours and exchanging greetings. Songs, dance on the rhythm of dholak and mouthwatering Holi delicacies are the other highlights of the day.

Expression of Love
Lovers too long to apply colours on their beloved. This has a popular legend behind it. It is said that the naughty and mischievous Lord Krishna started the trend of playing colours. He applied colour on her beloved Radha to make her one like him. The trend soon gained popularity amongst the masses. No wonder, there is no match to the Holi of Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsana - the places associated with the birth and childhood of Radha and Krishna.

Ecstasy of Bhang
There is also a tradition of consuming the very intoxicating bhang on this day to further enhance the spirit of Holi. It is so much fun to watch the otherwise sober people making a clown of themselves in full public display. Some, however, take bhang in excess and spoil the spirit. Caution should therefore be taken while consuming bhang delicacies.

Sober Evening
After a funfilled and exciting day, the evenings the spent in sobriety when people meet friends and relatives and exchange sweets and festive greetings.

It is said the spirit of Holi encourages the feeling of brotherhood in society and even the enemies turn friend on this day. People of all communities and even religions participate in this joyous and colorful festival and strengthen the secular fabric of the nation.

vineri, martie 13, 2009

Happy Weekend

Roll the dice by Charles Bukowski (Poems & Plays, 1997)

do it, do it, do it.
do it.
all the way
all the way.
you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.

Be throw the diece of your life only 6-6! Hugs, Shanti

duminică, martie 08, 2009

To feel Sympathy...

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The ability to feel sympathy for each other is one of the most beautiful traits that we possess as humans. The human condition is one of fundamental aloneness. When we reach out and share our sympathies with another human being in pain, we are offering a great kindness to the individual in pain. He knows that he is fundamentally alone but at least he knows that others care and are trying to understand.

Hugs, Shanti
Have a special new week

joi, martie 05, 2009

Soul of Harp

Always remember that I am a poet, not a philosopher. Remember always that I am not a missionary, but a musician playing on the harp of your heart. ( Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh )

Golden Accordion

I knew nothing of the real life of a musician, but I seemed to see myself standing in front of great crowds of people, playing my accordion. Lawrence Welk