Zen Tarot Card: Silence

Silence

Zen Tarot CardThe energy of the whole has taken possession of you. You are possessed, you are no more, the whole is.

This moment, as the silence penetrates in you, you can understand the significance of it, because it is the same silence that Gautam Buddha experienced. It is the same silence that Chuang Tzu or Bodhidharma or Nansen…. The taste of the silence is the same.

Time changes, the world goes on changing, but the experience of silence, the joy of it, remains the same. That is the only thing you can rely upon, the only thing that never dies. It is the only thing that you can call your very being.

Picture Commentary :

The silent, mirrorlike receptiveness of a star-filled night with a full moon is reflected in the misty lake below. The face in the sky is deep in meditation, a goddess of the night who brings depth, peace and understanding.

Now is a very precious time. It will be easy for you to rest inside, to plumb the depths of your own inner silence to the point where it meets the silence of the universe. There’s nothing to do, nowhere to go, and the quality of your inner silence permeates everything you do.

It might make some people uncomfortable, accustomed as they are to all the noise and activity of the world. Never mind; seek out those who can resonate with your silence – or enjoy your aloneness. Now is the time to come home to yourself. The understanding and insights that come to you in these moments will be manifested later on, in a more outgoing phase of your life.

MERE GURUDEV / MY GURUDEV


Mere Gurudev, charanon par sumana shraddha ke arpita hai
Tere hee dena hai jo hai. Wahi tujha ko samarapita hai

My Gurudev I offer these flowers of my faith at your feet
Whatever I have, you have given to me, and I dedicate it all to you.

Na priti hai pratiti hai, na hi puja ki shakti hai
Meraa yaha man, meraa yaha tan, meraa kan kan samarapita hai

I have no love, nor do I know you.
I don`t even have the strength to worship you,
But this mind of mine, this body of mine,
my every atom is dedicated to you.

Tuma hee ho bhaava men mere, vicharon mein, pukaron mein.
Banaale yantra ab mujhko mere saravatra samarapita hai

You are the only one in my heart and my thoughts.
You are the one who I call out to.
Now Make me your instrument; all I am I offer to you

Sri Krishna ! Govinda! Hari! Madhava! Acyuta Kesava!

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MERE GURUDEV / MEIN GURUDEV


Mere Gurudev, charanon par sumana shraddha ke arpita hai

Tere hee dena hai jo hai. Wahi tujha ko samarapita hai

Mein Gurudev,
diese Blumen meines Vertrauens lege ich zu DEINEN FÜSSEN,

Was immer ich habe hast DU mir gegeben und alles ist DEIN.

Na priti hai pratiti hai, na hi puja ki shakti hai

Meraa yaha man, meraa yaha tan, meraa kan kan samarapita hai

Weder habe ich Liebe, noch kenne ich DICH

Ich habe nicht einmal die Kraft DICH anzubeten

Doch dieser mein Geist, dieser mein Körper

Jedes meiner Atome gehört DIR

Tuma hee ho bhaava men mere, vicharon mein, pukaron mein.

Banaale yantra ab mujhko mere saravatra samarapita hai

Einzig DU bist in meinem Herzen, bist meine Gedanken
DU bist DER zu dem ich rufe
Jetzt mache mich zu DEINEM Werkzeug,
alles was ich bin – ist DEIN

Sri Krishna ! Govinda! Hari! Madhava! Acyuta Kesava!

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What is Guru Purnima?

The full moon in the month of Ashad (July/August) is the especially blessed holy Guru Purnima day.

This day of exceptional adoration of the Guru is a day of pure joy, when the loving devotee is paying reverential homage to his beloved Guru.

For it is the Guru who cuts the bonds and liberates the devotee from the chains of physical existence. The Guru is the only help for mankind to experience the consciousness of supreme reality.

All over the world the Guru is honoured on this day and the specific relationship between Guru and devotee is renewed and strengthened; on behalf of the devotee by showing his loyalty and devotion to the Guru through adoration and reverence.

With other words: Guru Purnima is also the day to reflect upon our spiritual opening and to realize the privilege we have to dedicate our life to a deeper and deeper awakening. It means becoming genuinely aware of the infinite grace of the Guru at whose Lotus-feet we are allowed to sit.

A day of deep gratitude, respect and joy, since worship of the Guru is the sincere worship of the Highest. We are truly becoming aware of the infinite grace of the Guru who bestows in his perfect love the peace of boundless consciousness.

Jaya Madhukarji ki jai!

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