The Fire of Love

As She came closer with Her eyes gazed on him,
His whole system began to shut down,
Except his Heart
Which remained tangible to his senses.

As She touched his cheeks,
And caressed his hair softly,
He desired to turn into a pile of hay
To give such a Fire of Love a way.

As now She blew a kiss,
The Fire began to spread rapidly
From his lips, to the Heart, to all of his body.
The Earth and the Sky are in an ecstatic communion!

As She gently pressed Her body against his,
And his breath began to attune with Hers,
He was turning into ashes yet very much alive,
Into nothingness yet the Source of everything.

In the wilderness of Love,
He became one with the Fire – that She is.
And there was no separation afterwards – For
Their Love is written in Eternity.

#DivineLove #DivineFeminine #Shakti&Shiva

The Fearful Mind – Episode 2

Have you ever wondered why fear arises in the mind? I know it is not easy to contemplate the roots of unpleasant emotions as it requires a lot of Practice, a Courageous and Compassionate Heart.

Fortunately, I had the opportunity to look at my fears deeply and thanks to that, I am able to understand certain aspects of myself.

I will try to write in this series of posts (episode 1 is here) what I have observed so far. Let’s dive in.

#2 Fear as a sign of unhealthy attachment

I know it is very easy to get attached to things/persons that bring happiness in our lives. However, when this attachment gets so intensified to an extent that we constantly fear losing what we possess. I know it is a relatable feeling what I’m talking of. When we long for something, we remain restless and when we get to experience what we longed for, we begin to be afraid of losing it. Poor us!

In Truth, Happiness is our true nature and it is a pure ‘internal’ thing and does not depend on our life circumstances. This realization will already liberate us from suffering of three kinds – Longing, Anxiety, and Lamentation.

#2 Exercise:

a) Appreciate what you have in your life ‘right now’, by expressing gratitude, for example.

b) Accept that we will have to leave everything we possess at certain point in ‘time’ – okay, maybe it is sad but the bright side is that – this acceptance will help us live our lives more present and joyous.

What else can you suggest someone to let go of their attachments? Let me know in the comments.

Have a blessed day! 🙂

Three Kinds of Action (Yoga)

I’m glad you’re here to share the VoidSpace with me today!

The word Action has a huge significance in Indian/Eastern philosophy. In fact, one of the ways to interpret the word Yoga is to think of Action. We also are very much familiar with the term Karma (Fruits of Action) and its significance in our everyday life.

Let me expand the three kinds of Action as I have understood:


1. Action:

  • Performing duties to fulfill the expectations posed into us by the society, friends and family.
  • The mind is mostly restless with ever-growing material needs/desires.
  • There is a strong attachment to the outcomes of the actions.
  • There is a conflict between the Heart and the Mind.
  • External world is given a higher priority than one’s own inner being.
  • There is pleasure and pain, success and failure, happiness and depression, health and disease. i.e., there is duality.

2. Non-Action:

  • To simply put, this implies non-utilization or under-utilization of resources (The mind, the senses and the body) to live in Harmony.
  • This involves serious laziness.
  • This is ignorance of extreme kind.
  • This leads to disease, and death.

3. Actionless Action (Righteousness = Dharma):

  • This involves doing actions only for the sake of bringing more and more Peace, Harmony and Health into our lives and other sentient beings.
  • This involves renunciation of the desired or non-desired results of the action.
  • There is no space for panic attacks, depression, or ego-based pride.
  • The thinking mind is in its true “Home” – the Heart. There is no conflict between each other.
  • There is no one external to be pleased and nothing to chase.
  • It is, therefore, possible to perform the action using a ‘single-pointed’ mind and pure dedication (the success probability is higher + inner contentment is guaranteed).
  • Most importantly, pleasure and pain are alike to the doer as she is in touch with her inner being.

Feeling confused?

Jesus Christ says “And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:“. Here, the lilies of the field perform Actionless Action.

Krishna says “Those who see action in inaction and inaction in action are truly wise amongst humans. Although performing all kinds of actions, they are yogis and masters of all their actions.

Still not clear? Let’s talk in comments! 🙂

The Mirror

I’m so excited writing this because a couple of days ago, I have found a picture of Radha (Goddess of Love, Compassion and Pure Devotion) and Krishna (Her Spiritual Counterpart) and I was so taken away from the message that it gave me.

What do I feel from this picture? Bliss, Peace, Surrender, Love.

And, when I noticed the mirror in Radha’s hand which reflects Krishna’s glorious face, my Heart melted away as it says us that the beauty we see in Radha is a reflection of Krishna and it holds the same the other way around – Krishna’s Divine personality is a perfect reflection of Radha.

And today, one of the rules from the book “40 Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak popped up on my Facebook feed – As I read it, I quickly recalled Radha and Krishna! Here’s the rule:

Loneliness and solitude are two different things. When you are lonely, it is easy to delude yourself into believing that you are on the right path. Solitude is better for us, as it means being alone without feeling lonely. But eventually it is the best to find a person who will be your mirror. Remember only in another person’s heart can you truly see yourself and the presence of God within you.

Shams of Tabriz (Forty Rules of Love)

How effortless is to be in such a Solitude!
To recognize the mysterious Mirror –
That perfectly reflects the presence of God within us!


Thanks for reading!

Much Love,
V

Who is the Seer?

Photo clicked by me – At home

Who’s seeing the distance mountain?
The windows of my living room?
My unblinking eyes?
My complex brain that processes the visual information?
Or my soul – the subtle but significant ‘Me’?
Or is it the Soul of the Universe through my little soul?

If it is the Soul that sees the distance mountain,
Neither do I need a soul,
Nor a pair of tiny eyes,
Nor a complex brain, nor a body made of flesh and bones,
Nor the windows of my living room – to see the distance mountain
As the Soul of the Universe is Aware of Itself.

Now who am I? Am I the seer? Or Am I the seen? Or both?

Soul of the Universe = Holy Spirit = Brahman = Self = Allah = God = Absolute

The Fearful Mind – Episode 1

Have you ever wondered why fear arises in the mind? I know it is not easy to contemplate the roots of the unpleasant emotions as it requires a lot of Practice with a Courageous and Compassionate Heart.

Fortunately, I had the opportunity to look at my fears deeply and thanks to that, I am able to understand certain aspects of myself.

I will try to write in this series of posts what I have observed so far. Let’s dive in.

#1 Fear as a resistance to the Life

Life is prone to change. Everything in and around us change every one millionth picosecond, whether we are aware of it or not. Thanks to this phenomenon called “Impermanence” that we can always change our choices – to Love more, to Forgive more, to be more Compassionate to ourselves and other beings.

However, when we get too attached with the objects of life, we might feel a lot of anxieties arising as we hear the terms like “Change, Impermanence” etc., So, the first reason why we might be fearful is that we feel a lot of resistance to the Fluid Nature of Life.

#1 Exercise:

  • Take a relaxed deep breath. Look around. Look at your own body. Look at the flowers in your garden. Look at the flow of river. Look at the clouds in the sky. Do not come to any sort of conclusion just yet but get yourself immersed in all of these objects around you. Pretend to be a tree, a mountain, a cloud for a little while. Take another relaxed deep breath.
  • Write down your experiences with this exercise and ask yourself if it is reasonable to be afraid of “changes” in life.

If you feel inspired, please let me (and other readers) know your response in the comment section.

I love you, have a great day!


Delusion

I wept for hours
I thought I lost you
Wandered hopelessly for months
Knowing myself all along deeper and deeper
It wasn’t easy but I kept going inwards
And I realized, you are never lost nor gained
‘Cause you are what you are
And you are me
And you reside in my Heart
When I sing the song of our Soul,
You whisper in unison with me –
And ‘God’ is our Orchestra Conductor
I love you and I am not deluded anymore.

Sanskrit Times – Episode 3

Hello Readers,

Today I am here to share a verse from the Indian Scripture “Bhagavad Gita” (The Songs of the Absolute/God). It is from chapter 2 and verse number 20.

na jāyate mriyate vā kadāchin
nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ
ajo nityaḥ śhāśhvato ’yaṁ purāṇo
na hanyate hanyamāne śharīre

Neither born nor ever dies
Nor having been does it ever come not to be
Unborn, Eternal, Perpetual
Not destroyed when the body is

This verse is spoken by the “God” Krishna, who talks about the “Soul” which is never born and not destroyed when the body is.

Personal Remarks: Often times, we forget our true nature – we think we are this body, we think we are this mind, and sadly we think we are the thoughts created by the mind – if we stop and look deeply, it is easier for us to understand that all of these aforementioned phenomenon are prone to change every single moment.

Well, there is nothing wrong in assuming we are this changing phenomenon but we have to be careful about not getting imprisoned by these mental afflictions, so as to live at peace and do our daily duties without anxieties and/or worries.

I am a Soul, and I am ever Free.

Peace

Peace is my highest deed

If it requests my acceptance, I do it faithfully,

If it invites me to understand deeper, I do it immediately,

If it advises me to do my work and renounce the results, I do it happily,

If it asks me to surrender to the given situation, wow, I do it lovingly,

If it sometimes tells me to give up, sure, why not? – I do it mindfully

Because

With Peace in my Heart, I am truly ‘Home’ and

Home is where I have everything that I truly desire.

Am I in Love?

The world seems unchanged – But
My inner being feels infinitely expanded.
Am I in Love?

The songs that once set to tremble me
Caress me lovingly,
Am I in Love?

The anxiety, the preoccupations that dimmed my moon nights
Seem to have had come to an Eternal Silence in Brightness,
Am I in Love?

This sudden movement of Fire-like cool-breeze in my Heart,
This Peace, Joy and Freedom to be in Existence in this very moment,
Are these signs that I am in Love, again?

Knowing that this ‘strange-yet-familiar’ Feeling shall go away (and come back),
I remain incredibly unchanged in this Spiral Loop of Eternity
Yes, I am in Love.