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Life of my life

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Tagore is one the best spiritual poets of the contemporary century. For me, he is all time inspiration. Whenever I read his poems, I feel divinely delightful. He has heavenly mirth in his poems. His poems are devoted to God. That is the inner bliss runs beneath.
Here in this one, he feels the presence of God with him. We may believe that God is in the temple, but the foremost wisdom is: God is with me, within me.
So he keeps his body, mind and spirit pure. He keeps all untruths and evils away from him by knowing that God is in the inmost shrine of his heart. He reveals God’s divine touch in his endeavour because God gives him the strength to act.
Here it is:                  
Life of my life, I shall ever try to keep my body pure, knowing that thy living touch is upon all my limbs.
I shall ever try to keep all untruths out from my thoughts, knowing that thou art that truth which has kindled the light of reason in my mind.
I shall ever try to drive all evils away from my heart and keep …

The pulley

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Restlessness, the longing for something different, something new, or something more, seems to be part of the human condition, and in this poem, George Herbert reflects on this human characteristic. The title is a metaphor drawn from mechanical engineering. A pulley is a device with which by pulling down you lift something up. Restlessness is a device by which God lifts men and women to Himself.
Here is the poem: 
When God at first made man, Having a glass of blessings standing by, “Let us,” said he, “pour on him all we can. Let the world’s riches, which dispersèd lie, Contract into a span.”
So strength first made a way; Then beauty flowed, then wisdom, honour, pleasure. When almost all was out, God made a stay, Perceiving that, alone of all his treasure, Rest in the bottom lay.
“For if I should,” said he, “Bestow this jewel also on my creature, He would adore my gifts instead of me, And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature; So both should losers be.
“Yet let him keep the rest, But keep…

Say not

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Efforts… efforts….efforts… but no results. Faces as many failures and disappointments. Then read this poem. A wonderful ecstasy of an endeavour. When we try and don’t succeed, the mind gets distressed. It agitates in a negative way. We may feel: why always me? We may feel: all efforts I put are in vain.
In such torments, we can surely empower the mind. The truth is: somewhere and somehow the same efforts make changes. We may not be able to notice it. So never ever lose faith and put forth in misery.
Pain always teaches us. New strengths get revelled during sufferings. Struggle and scuffle make us brave. Grapple against the circumstance with an undying spirit. Surely the victory will emerge like the sun that arises after a dark and deep night.
Here a few lines about it:
SAY not the struggle nought availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain, The enemy faints not, nor faileth, And as things have been they remain.
If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars; It may be, in yon smoke conceal&#…

A smile

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A smile. It costs nothing but values more. It is an expression of an amiable heart. It lightens the heaviness. It begins the friendship. It refreshes the tired. It enlivens the exhausted. It sunshines the sad. It’s the sweetest antidote in trouble.
Life a divine gift of God. Why waste it in hurry, worry and curry! God has created me and he has sent me into this beautiful world to enjoy. The sun rises and sets for me, a flower bloom for me, the wind blows for me, it rains for me and nature reveals for me, everything is being created to make me happy. So be happy and keep smiling.
Whatever fate gifts us, it’s a divine gift of God. So don’t be scared of sorrows, and don’t be afraid of pleasures. In both, be cheery and jolly. Let the glee rest in the heart. Let the gaiety be our nature. Revel the inner delight and bliss in all.
Here is a wonderful poem about a smile. The author is unknown but who has written this poem, must have a genial eternal soul.  
Here it is:
A smile cost nothing but…

Turn fortune, turn thy wheel

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पूर्वजन्मकॄतं कर्म तद् दैवमिति कथ्यते | तस्मात् पुरूषकारेण यत्नं कुर्यादतन्द्रित: ||
पूर्व जन्म मे किया हुवा अच्छा या बुरा कर्म जब फल देता है, इस जन्म मैं उसे दैव कहते है। इसलिए इन्सान को चाहिए इस जन्म में समय ना गवाते हुए अच्छे कर्म करे।  
We may afraid of destiny. We may feel that what is prescribed in destiny is sure to happen. We read the daily horoscope in news and media. We visit and pay high to astrologers. We wear stones and rings and what not! We feel certainty in that.
We feel that we are the puppets of someone else’s hand. He makes us dance according to his will. We can’t do anything for that. We feel helpless against that. We threaten and bow down to cruel bludgeonings of chance. According to me, this is all due to lack of right knowledge.
Vedic concepts are indifferent to what we used to believe. Human life and the world are being governed by the law of karma. No one can change it. It says that I am the master of my fate and captain of my soul. But how is it true?
It’s very si…

Columbus

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In trifles and failures, in sorrows and sufferings, in disdain and dismay, what we do? We complain, we curse, we grumble, we whine and we quit.  We get rid of putting efforts. We leave and say, “It’s not my cup of tea. It’s not possible. I can’t do it.” If these are my quotes in the hour of grief, this is the poem, that inspires to keep calm, be hopeful and sail on.
The road of life is full of hurdles. Life is not possible without difficulties. None has the plain and clean ground to play. Terrible and horrible are inevitable. We may get frightened and frustrated. We lose mentally. So it’s an opportunity to strengthen the mind and come out of the darkness of dismal.
Here is a well-known poem: Columbus. That has been inspiring the world for years. When Columbus started his sail in search of the land, he faced death dealing dangers. Due to shoreless seas, sailors lost hope, they were wane and weak, almost next to the death. They became ghastly and mutinous. They planned to kill their admi…