Monday, September 23, 2013

Swami Rama... Living with the Himalayan Masters...

"Sometimes I would say to my master, "These rich people come from far and wide and you say you don't want to see them.  Is this good?" He would smile and answer, "I am happy with my Friend within me.  Why do I need to see these people?  They are not genuine seekers;  they want something worldly.  One wants to have a child, another to have a high position. They don't want spiritual food.  Why do you ask me to see them?"  -- Swami Rama,  "Living with the Himalayan Masters", 1978.

Monday, September 9, 2013

You are everywhere...

You  twinkle in my memory like stars,
You fall from my eyes in the shape of drops,
You come to me as an unforgotten dream,
You are string of invisible relationship,
You have your presence on my life`s board,
You are source of happiness and sadness,
You are not here and there,
You are everywhere.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Kalki... incarnation of Vishnu...

The Bhagavata Purana states
At the end of Kali Yuga, when there exist no topics on the subject of God, even at the residences of so-called saints and respectable gentlemen, and when the power of
government is transferred to the hands of ministers elected from the evil men, and when nothing is known of the techniques of sacrifice, even by word, at that time the Lord will appear as the supreme chastiser.
—Bhagavata Purana, 2.7.38
       (Painting by Nicolas Roerich)
It goes on to foretell his arrival:
The ascetic prince Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift white horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings.
—Bhagavata Purana, 12.2.19-20

In Hinduism, Kalki (Devanagari: कल्कि; meaning 'Eternity,' 'White Horse,' or 'Destroyer of Filth') is the final incarnation of Vishnu in the current Mahayuga, foretold to appear at the end of Kali Yuga, the current epoch. Religious texts called the Puranas foretell that Kalki will be atop a white horse with a drawn blazing sword. He is the harbinger of end time in Hindu eschatology, after which he will usher in Satya Yuga.
The name Kalki is a metaphor for eternity or time. Its origins may lie in the Sanskrit word kalka which means foulness or filth. Hence, the name translates to the 'destroyer of foulness,' 'destroyer of darkness," or 'destroyer of ignorance.'[1] Another etymology from Sanskrit is 'white horse.'[2]
In Buddhist Kalachakra tradition, 25 rulers of the Shambhala Kingdom held the title of Kalki, Kulika or Kalki-king.[3] During Vaishakha, the first fortnight in Shukla Paksha is dedicated to fifteen deities, with each day for a different god. In this tradition, the twelfth day is Vaishakha Dwadashi and is dedicated to Madhava, another name for Kalki.  (from WIKIPEDIA)...