Teaching

This is borrowed from the teachings of Anandamayee Ma.

Just like the seed is the proof of the tree inherent in it and the full grown tree the proof of the seed….

So is the relationship between jivatma, the soul and paramatma, the Super soul.

প্রকৃত বন্ধু

dighi3

দীঘির জল করে টলমল
চোখের পাতায় অশ্রুবিন্দু
হুহু মন করে ক্রন্দন
সমুখে তার করুণাসিন্ধু

dighi1

রূঢ় বাক্যবাণ ক্ষতবিক্ষত প্রাণ
মন্দ বাতাস নরম প্রলেপ
দ্রুত পদক্ষেপ দৃষ্টি নিক্ষেপ
নিবিড় ছায়ায় স্নেহের লেপ

dighi4

দীঘির পাড় শোনে হাহাকার
মিষ্টি পাতার গান শোনায়
মনের ভার করে উজাড়
নতুন আশায় প্রাণ ভরায়ে

dighi2

অপূর্ণ বিন্দুতে পূর্ণ সিন্ধু
দীনদুঃখীর পরম আশ্রয়
চরণে লুটিয়ে করিনু প্রণাম
চিরবন্ধু হে করুণাময় ||

dighi5

New Hope

Everyone, who has lived long enough, has had a frustrating day!

After many happy days, this one made me touch new depths of anger and desperation. It certainly would have been cathartic to let out some of those terrible feelings out in the open.

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I was surprised at the healing power of a little sunshine, water, and natural beauty.

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For many months, when I walked around the East lake, I had felt sad, as it had completely dried up. It looked like a big muddy crater. The West lake had water, but the level was going down every week. I was giving up hope.

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I thought I would never see these lakes brimming with water, as some of the pictures my husband had shown me, almost a year ago.

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Today, in the midst of hopelessness, when I went outside to clear my mind, a sweet, moist message of hope came before my eyes.

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I understood that “everything will be good at the end”. It’s the wait that sometimes almost kills me.

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I could not help filling my heart with beauty and gratitude. The negative feelings disappeared, stealthily, into thin air.

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