Jay’s Tantra technique is to turn to Bible and Gita on a day when he is faced with a dilemma and seek support and answers from God.
Today, I have no dilemma still I turn to God for answers.
Random verse from Bible that came my way is :
1 Samuel 2:2
“There is no one holy like the LORD;
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.”
And the Gita Shloka said:
When true love is awakened in the aspirant, it leads him to the realization of God and opens up the unlimited field of lasting and unfading happiness. The happiness of God-realization is the goal of all creation. It is not possible for a person to have the slightest idea of that inexpressible happiness without actually having the experience of Godhood.
The idea that the worldly have of suffering or happiness is
entirely limited. The real happiness that comes through realizing God is worth all the physical and mental suffering in the universe. Then all suffering is as if it had never been.
DISCOURSES, 7th ed, p. 398
Copyright 1987 AMBPPCT
Photo Courtesy: Meher Baba Travels
How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love
“We can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.”
BY MARIA POPOVA
From her stirring poetry to her timeless wisdom on love, loss, and creativity, beloved poet and feminist Adrienne Rich (May 16, 1929–March 27, 2012) endures as one of the most celebrated poets of the twentieth century, a remarkable woman of equal parts literary flair and political conviction. In a monumental manifestation of both, when Rich was awarded prestigious National Medal of Arts in 1997, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual artist on behalf of the people of the United States, she famously became the first and only person yet to decline the honor in a protest against the monopoly of power and the government’s proposed plan to end funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
But Rich was also a masterful writer of prose at the intersection of the philosophical, the political, and the deeply personal. In her essay titled “Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying,” originally read at the Hartwick Women Writers’ Workshop in June of 1975 and eventually included in the altogether fantastic anthology On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978 (public library), Rich adds to history’s finest definitions of love with eloquence that resonates with particularly poignant beauty in these days of historic change for the freedom and dignity of love:
An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.
It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.
It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.
It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.
How beautifully this lends itself to paraphrasing Rich’s memorable words from two decades later — “I don’t think we can separate art from overall human dignity and hope.” — to “I don’t think we can separate love from overall human dignity and hope.”
On Lies, Secrets, and Silence is indispensable in its entirety. Complement it with Rich on what “truth” really means and her spectacular commencement address on claiming an education.
via How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love – Brain Pickings
Lost love is not little
Free verse by jay
An agreeable acquaintanceship, however hard it tries,
Will always be superficial.
Now profound is just the thing,
To get me wondering if the agreeable acquaintanceship is ostensible.
I saw the the mutual friendliness of my generation destroyed,
How I mourned the cheerful cordiality.
Now reciprocal is just the thing,
To get me wondering if the cheerful cordiality is common.
Just like matrilineal treaties, is kinship.
Why are they so little?
The lost love is not little!
the lost love is exceptionally bragging.
Now conspicuous is just the thing,
To get me wondering if the lost love is bragging.
End of Drama
Free verse by jay
I cannot help but stop and look at rhetorician speaker tearjerker.
Do tearjerker make you shiver?
Pay attention to the dramatization,
dramatization are the most pantomimic needle of all.
Do dramatization make you shiver?
The adventure story that’s really cunning,
Above all others are the saga.
Ahem. ahem, ahem.