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Love, Serve, Remember

We are two birds of different branches

We are two birds of different branches, but share everything we have. 

She is the queen of night and I am the king of day. 

We fly over and over to the unknown destinations in our kingdom.

 

We begin our journey together into different directions though we have the same destination. 

We live here and there though we share the same hut.

 

It is day for her when it is night in my side though we share the same land. 

She reveals the secret of love when I don’t fall in love with her and rise every moment.

 

My heart in winks and out winks at her will. 

The mystery of my love is in her rise while I fall within me.

Lord, Give Me the Strength


There is something that happened to me in 1998 that I'd like to tell you.

It was a very tumultuous time for me.  One day I was at my wit's end.  I did not know if I could make it through the day. Before I left for work, a little bird told me to open up Swami  Rama's book, Sadhana. I opened the book, at random, to page 69, and read this passage:

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Swami Veda Bharati Contributes to The Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies

Several years back the UNESCO Chair of Peace Studies at Innsbruck University, Austria, asked Swami Veda Bharati to write an article on Peace. It is now published in a volume titled The Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies: A Cultural Perspective edited by Wolfgang Dietrich, Chairholder and Program Director for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

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Four Poems


Guided

Guided by my Guru
A Pilgrimage to take
Rugged hills and bustling towns
No impression make
In silence I sit wrapped in shawl
To hand out bananas
Our driver taking one
Here a boarder guard
With expression bland as he looks within
Driver not perturbed - both babble in a foreign tongue
Serene I sit with heart pounding
I hope he doesn’t ask for passport
As driver hands him a banana in exchange for a pass
The guard once more looks within. Our eyes meet.
In silence lowering eye lids I nod my head
Mala playing in my hand
Let through. At last, he gives a nod.
Such a tale to tell,
Our driver happily laughs.
Revealing all
I told the boarder guard the banana was Prasad
Prasad from Mata Gee
Silence broken
A bubble of laughter left my lips
Spirit lifted mala flowing
Light added to our journey’s flow.

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