Every Moment of Time is Self-Contained and Quiescent- Dogen: Heidegger’s Waiting and the ‘Releasement’ (*Supramental Descent)

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Krishna Puja German Lithograph circa 1930

“A branch of heaven transplant to human soil;

Nature shall overleap her mortal step;

Fate shall be changed by an unchanging will”.

– The Book of the Divine Mother, Savitri, Sri Aurobindo

Radha Krishna Playing Holi with Companions

Radha and Krishna Playing Holi with their companions

Martin Heidegger once said ‘we are to do nothing but wait’

Rabindranath Tagore and Students, Santiniketan, 1929.

Tagore with Students in Santiniketan circa 1929

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Without any fixed notion or objective

This is a kind of everlasting transcendental openness

With an immense joy one just waits….

Waits and waits and waits…

The song of the universe wells up in the heart

And the myriad colours at the core of one’s being

Attuned to the pure consciousness

Lights the lamp to kindle a billion stars

This is a supramental descent

An act of grace but not by any individual effort

A supraconscient release of the plenum existence

Into an ocean of bliss

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Mantra written by Sri Aurobindo in 1927

Kali Da With Garland

Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guharoy

Satyachaitanyer matrikore

Anander Utshe bashoman ek pradip

Baye jaay pratiti khane maha-sunyatar shei chanda

Jar nishpap dhani hate prashobito habe ei maha-bishwa

Sudhu pratikhyar alo phutiye tole agamani barta

Ek adi-anadi bairagya adorsho….

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Sonajhuri Forest (Acacia Auriculi), Santiniketan, Birbhum 

-J

Tagore Trails at Mongpu: Studying the Mystery of the Soul and the Universe through Consciousness of Non-Duality

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Summer Home in Monpu which is now a Museum

TAGORE’S SUMMER HOME IN MONGPU, 35 KMS FROM DARJEELING

IT IS NOW A MUSEUM NAMED RABINDRA BHAVAN

TAGORE STAYED HERE 4 TIMES BETWEEN 1938 TO 1940

HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY WAS CELEBRATED THERE WITH LIVE RECITATION OF HIS POEM

‘JANMADIN’ FROM MONGPU BROADCASTED LIVE BY ALL INDIA RADIO

 

A feeling that the soul is cradled by the universe

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Devi Saraswati, Old Calcutta Art Studio Print 

It moves to and fro

Commutes the distance in an inexplicable wonder

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Tagore’s Chair Mongpoo

Through the refrain of an impermanent body,

Clothed in a dream, it peeks at reality

It must surrender itself to a cause beyond cause

And every effect must reap the flower-song and bird-wish

To be realized by the poet and the painter

As the eternal music the redeemer brings

To free us from the round of birth-n-death.

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White Heron Japanese Scroll Zen Painting 

Paradise speaks wantonly

But the museum depleted with memories

Of diaries, letters and blurred photographs

Offers only a brief consolation

Like the rushes singing in the grove

Though these are ways of presencing the past history

But a moment can only be eternized in consciousness

By the prayer of a billion minds

Singing the song in unison

That cradles the universe inside the soul.

To and fro they move

They must meet the stranger

Which is ‘I am always present’.

‘I am THAT-I-AM’.

‘My relative absence is my absolute presence

And my relative presence is my absolute absence’.

-J

The Shantiniketan Express: At the Supreme Summit, the Observer creates His Own Ontology by Being there at that ‘Moment'(E-Ternity to I-Ternity)/Vector-Equlibrium

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‘A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever’, Endymion, John Keats /Photograph of a Rare Species of Blue Lotus at Shantiniketan, Bolpur

The 6 precepts of Tilopa are No Thought, No Reflection, No Analysis, No Cultivation, No Intention; let it settle itself. That is complete surrender to the Divine Mother’s Force and Grace. It exercises ‘Sahaja Mukti’ or ‘easy’ or ‘natural state’ of the liberated sage. Immediate Awakening and Naturalness are the same thing, it is the most direct way communicated not by the sutras but through direct contact with the Divine.

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Devi Maa Phullora, Labhpur (Blloming), Birbhum, one of 51 Shakti Peeths (Maa Sati’s Lower Lip fell here at this place (*Important Vortex Point, Birbhum)

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Lord Shiva Panchanana, Andra Pradesh circa 1720-1730 at National Library of France

Moments are eternized flying birds

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Inside Tribal Village at Shantiniketan, Bolpur

They are not subject to death and desolation

They carry with them scriptures on the stone

Worshipped for ages

By all sentient beings

By the wind and the seas

By the fireflies, the heron and the pike

Alone She stood like a red vermillion sun

That lights the stars in the spiral galaxies

Her tender lips kissed by the sky and the grass

She played as a child

In the wild

Like raindrops on the lotus leaf

Adumbrating the great design of her creation

Inside the heart her rhythm raptures the soul

There are no differentiating lines

But only a still centre

Where the lotus blooms

To delight her eyes

The inner rhythm manifesting the object of her Will

That cannot but be only from the naught

Adore every passing moment

By a touch without touching

Grace to the flying birds

That will become the frieze on a Grecian urn.

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Basuli  and other Temples that are associated with Medieval Bengali Lyrical Poet Chandidas circa 17th and 18th century, Nanoor, Birbhum

“There is nothing equal to wearing clothes and eating food. Outside this there are neither Buddhas and Patriarchs”. (Zenrin Poem)

At the center of the space b/w the 2 brows there is a Diamond Lotus of 2 petals presided by ‘Hamsa Devata’ and ‘Susumna Shakti’ -this in the morphological body is the Ajna Chakra that corresponds to Vijnana State and Anupama Vak and to the half mantra of Pranava.

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Sonajhuri Forest (Acacia Auriculi and the Slow Moving Kopai River, Shantiniketan, Birbhum

An old pond

A frog jumps in

Water’s sound. (Matsuo Basho, Zen Poet, Japan)

In the Zen, Being-Now State, it is not that moments change or that time flies but rather that the Observer is brought to the present, as if time is created by the presence of the observer who witnesses the event of the frog jumping into the pond. The spectator or observer being there at that moment creates its own ontology. Moments occur and perception follows it and its all Empty Cognizance.

-J

9th May 2011: Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

Celebrating 15oth Birth Anniversary of World Poet, Rabindranath Tagore

In the Religion of Man delivered as Hibbert Lectures at Oxford in 1930, Tagore talked about the Ideal Man, the ‘divine’ in man that infinite being, “the Father, the Friend, the Lover, whose service must be realized through serving all mankind. For the God in Man depends upon men’s service and men’s love for his own love’s fulfilment.

The question was once asked in the shade of the ancient forest of India:

Kasmai devava havisha vidhema? Who is the God to whom we must bring our oblation?

That question is still ours, and to answer it we must know in the depth of our love and the maturity of our wisdom what man is- know him not only in the sympathy but in science, in the joy of creation and in the pain of heroism: tena tyaktena bhunjitha, ‘enjoy him through sacrifice’- the sacrifice that comes of love; ma gridha, ‘covet not’; for greed diverts your mind to that illusion in you which you represent the parama purushah, ‘the supreme person’ “.

Its this central quest to seek the infinite being or the supreme person  where lies man’s true objectivity action and goal.  Its in this quest where all actions are planned life, birth, death and rebirth and the world knows it through the various workings of the creative mind/spirit that lifts itself from the material planes to a higher consciousness.

Rabindranath Tagore’s rare paintings that were auctioned by the Darlington Hall Trust Charity, two are presented here:

Consciousness-Analogue or Meditation on Tagore’s painting: An attempt to using Sri Aurobindian principles in The Future Poetry

In the language of the night

When the beats of the world recede into the past

And the fireflies carry with them their sailing boats

O the intruder of my sovereign heart

On what branch shall you rest your sparkling glory?

On what leaf or bole shall you rain your sweetest songs?

Summer labors into the quaint pastures of the grazing sun

And soul to soul they all are one

Indifferent to the ennui of the traveling hours,

To the tastes and sounds, images, words and smell.

These all are beauty that lies unencumbered forever

In the forests of the honeyed groves

Hridayer shure katha kay prajapati

Rater adhere, aranyer niharikay.

Jonakir phule titikshar shure

Bhara mon dhara day agni-nadir swapna-grihe.

 Portrait of a Woman by Rabindranath Tagore that was auctioned for over £313,000 ($461,000) at Sotheby’s in June 2010

Consciousness-Analogue

My heart is sore I have neither seen nor heard

The singing quatrains of the cowherd of the sun

That wakes the humming bird, the sparrow and the rose

But there is something I know I say I feel

Like a serpent in a quarantine

The hoods of life arise with a fall

And every fall is the beginning of an end

And when the end comes so too near

O my friend! Shall you not hold my hand across the sea?

For death is not a question but an answer of a promise

Till the self is found where it lays its head

O my sweet dark horse of the oblivious years

Sing to me from the farthest vaults of time

So I can raise my cup to the darkling spirits

That kisses the sweet taste of honeyed tears

O my dear ones, my comrades and my countrymen

Shall you not rest in peace with the darling lights of freedom?

Anew in a place, anew in a new time of death

Shall we not love to seek the Will evermore?

Shall we not will to seek the Golden way?

To be born Immortal from the Supramental Sun

In a world of heaven’s sage-light and seers.

– Joy Roy Choudhury