Wednesday, December 17, 2008

learn kirtan on youtube

I got an email from a Sikh who started a channel on youtube for learning kirtan. Here is the link:

Winter Solstice

If anybody out there reading my blog is planning to go to the Winter Solstice Sadhana camp, I will be there. I'm pretty excited to go. The camp is always amazing!

Tarn Taarn Sahib


Friday, December 12, 2008

Pretty Awesome

I could maybe do half of what he's doing and it would require a great effort on my part. This inspires me to get back into better shape, and feel lighter on my feet.

Finally the flickr uploader cooperated

I've been trying to upload pictures from India for a while. I'm not sure why the pictures are ordered in the way they are. This is the first picture that showed up, in my latest India pictures. I still can't seem to upload half of them. But the pictures I took with my friend Parvinder Ji's camera were able to upload.
This is, of course, Takht Keshghar Sahib in Anandpur Sahib.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Prabh Kay Simran

Into the earth I go,
to experience the universal flow.
To isolate myself from myself,
to meditate on myself as thyself.
Infinite within the finite,
finite within the infinite.
What is my condition that I miss you so much?
Within me, is WaheGuru's sweet touch.
The nine gates are focused elsewhere,
my mind and body they wish to share.
Myself, my soul, is shared with the five thieves,
they are the fall winds and I am the leaves.
Blown around with no regard,
leaving my mind and body scarred.
Did I invite the 5 thieves to rob from me?
They enter through the nine gates, says Guru Ji.
Even aware of the 9 gates, the thieves enter and exit as they please.
I could lock the body temple, but when I forget I may give away the keys.
I have yet to achieve simran, the constant remembrance,
as a human I am forgetful, and forget my essence.
My essence remains partially hidden behind the tenth gate,
I'm knocking on the door, I AM Prabhu, I will live in this state.

Rapid Stillness