Sunday Serenity – joy

Sanskrit – Shanti (Peace)

Look to this day,
for it is life, the very breath of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the realities of your existence;
the bliss of growth,
the glory of action,
the splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is only a dream,
and tomorrow is but a vision.
But today, well lived,
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow
a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.

A poem by Kālidāsa  who  was a 5th century Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. I came across his poem this morning and thought it a good way to begin Sunday Serenity.

Last week I had just discovered Mooji. He was such a delight, here is another one of his meditations. I hope you enjoy it.

Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace

“Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison.
It eats you from inside.
We think that hating is a weapon
that attacks the person who harmed us.
But hatred is a curved blade.
And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.”  
 Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

9 thoughts on “Sunday Serenity – joy

  1. Things like these are always a good reminder of how life is beautiful if we take it as it should be – simple, modest, humble. Arrogance and inflated egos are destroying the culture and relationships.

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