This poem is self translated version of my Hindi language poem titled "शिव लीला" published in pratilipi on (June. 2018) Can be read through the link ==>> https://bit.ly/2Z9Z57t
His neck has entirely turned blue due to Kalkoot, This is just a Leela of Shiva
He has taken everyone's pain and sorrow for the betterment of the world
He is the keeper of all the three loka's and also called as Trilokinath
He hold the holy Ganga in his locks, but do not drinks a drop from it
He sits on the yellow Tiger skin mat and keeps meditating for years to come
He satiates hunger by Datura and Madaar and drinks Bhang to quench thirst
He has a marvellous third eye through which all the three lokas are visible
Sitting in the Mahayoga posture, He keeps on concentrating and meditating
Brahma and Vishnu also bows before him with respect and feels blessed
Such a beautiful holy Leela of Shiva. Nothing else but Shiva's holy Leela
Kalkoot(Line 1): A poison generated due to Samudra Manthan ( The Churning of the Ocean by Devtas[Gods] and Asuras[Demons] )
Leela(Line 1): "Divine Play" (Just a pastime)
Shiva(Line 1): A God (The Destroyer) in Hindu Mythology
Loka(Line 3): Three three different worlds/realms. Swargaloka, the land of gods; Mrityuloka, the middle kingdom of men; and Pataloka, home of the Asuras, the fallen gods, and demons.
Trilokinath(Line 3): The Lord of the Three world/realms.
Ganga (Line 4): The Holy river whose flow and speed is controlled by the locks (Jatas - The thick hair strands) of Lord Shiiva
Datura and Madaar (Line 6): Poisonous plants (Datura stramonium and Calotropis gigantean)
Bhang (Line 6): Poisonous plants (Cannabis Plant)
Mahayoga (Line 8): Also called as Mahamudra – The Great Gesture (a posture for meditating)
The World is not real its Maya. Its the Divine Play of God
Good Morning, Good Noon,
Good Afternoon and Good Evening,
For Peace of Mind
we bless you for our lives
we give praise to Thee
for Thy abundant mercy and grace we receive
We thank Thee for Thy faithfulness even
though we are not that faithful to Thee
we ask Thee to give us all around
peace in our mind, body, soul, and spirit
we want Thee to heal and remove everything
that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives
please guide our path through life
and make our enemies be at peace with us
let Thy peace reign in our family,
at our place of work, businesses
and everything we lay our hands on.
Let Thy angels of peace go ahead of us
when we go out and stay by our side when we return.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
©SYLVIA FRANCES CHAN
Anno Domini Tuesday the 5th of March 2019
@ 15.34 hrs. P.M. West-European Time
I know you were left behind..
I know you were abandoned.
I know you were forgotten.
A horrible, creature of discord follows you.
The demon of despair is stalking you.
You know... Yes.
You possess valour then, sweet.
Your aura has become a blackened purple.
It is yours.
Let it not become black.
The creature will soil it.
I am there when you weep, dear...
I feel your sorrows and troubles.
I can see the death in your eyes.
I know where those scars came from.
I am here and feel all the calamity from them.
I know you seek love.
I know you have tried with many.
You sell yourself out..
You feel you give yourself away too easily.
You don't really know them
Through the writings you love their souls.
I know you wanted love in return.
I know you would do anything for it.
Your heart is bleeding.
Your eyes are screaming.
You tears that fall from your eyes.
Yes, the weeping and lamenting..
The fear from the terror
Yes, the terror that lies in dreams.
"Someone please just.. love me."
Love you truly.
Love you truly is what you say.
Love you truly is what you want.
Your honey-coloured eyes will be adored one day.
They are a gift to whosoever beholds them.
You are a healer.
You carry the sweet, purple aura.
You can rest your hand on their heart
and still the ravaging within.
Tonight I'm just thinking about some things.. And my empathy was aroused again.. I'm just.. Yeah..
If i could will my heart to stop
and breathe a final breath
i'd sit beneath an old oak tree
and trade my life for death
The pain in life of losing you
is more than i can bear
how can a man be happy when
his better half's not there
Life's meaning's gone when i lost you
no purpose can i find
for you were but the reason i
loved life and cherished time
i cannot will my heart to stop
i'm waiting for the sign
from God to show His mercy to
unite us one more time
I wrote this after my wife, Charlene (Char), passed away a few months ago. My world was and is destroyed. Take advantage of pain and turn it into beauty.
Life begins at a point
And it is unknown to me
I was little when it began
I don't know how it began
It flows like a river
It flows to one direction
To the final destination
And it never returns
By the way I saw
Different people with
Different cultures and you
are different from others
Your eyes shine like a
Precious stone; diamond
You have some powers
Coz you attracted me
towards you forever
Those words were like
pearls falling from heaven
Finally you stopped on
three words that shake me....
"I Love You"..
Now my hope is You....
My heart is You....
And I'm waiting for You....
To spiritually photoshop, or not to spiritually photoshop: that is a recurring question. I’ve gotten pretty good at cropping and resizing to keep an impressive façade, but the emptiness behind it is the telling thing, telling me that something about the life I’m living is off the tracks. I’m not the biggest fan of mirrors but I realize they do serve a purpose: showing me the reality, the real me. I’m a ragamuffin, always have been, and yet You love me, the real me. Amazing.
An except prayer from Brennan Manning's "Dear Abba" devotional.
Jesus you asked your disciples: who do people say that I am? There were many different answers. You asked your disciples: who do YOU say that I am? Peter replied "You are Jesus the Christ. The savior." A good answer, but then when you talk about your death and what you must suffer and Peter rebuked you for saying such outrageous things, you scolded him for thinking as we humans do, not as God thinks. Then you said that to lose your your life for Christ and the gospel, you would gain eternal life in heaven, but those who love their lives would lose them. That in order to follow you we must deny ourselves and take up our cross. You said what profit is there to gain the whole world but lose our lives? For what can we give in exchange for the value of our lives?
Jesus, who do we say you are? Who are you to us? Forgive us, like Peter, when we get upset with you when bad things happen because we think not as God thinks but as humans think. We don't always see the bigger picture and purpose. When you said "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me" you were saying that we must cast off our old self, old habits and ways. We must carry our burdens (our cross) which create a way to connect to each other and to you. "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it." We must learn how to live selflessly and we must be willing to die to ourselves. If we lose or give up our old life for the sake of replacing it with a life for Jesus and the good news we will have eternal life. You remind us and warn us that the things of this life, their value could never come close to the value of our souls. You remind us not to fall victim to loving the riches of this earthly life more than we ought to love you and being with you forever one day. Finally, you tell us to be unashamed of Christ and the message and to share it with all we meet in a gentle and loving manner. We should not be worried about what others will do or say because it matters not as long as we are doing it with a right heart for you and the gospel. Thank you Lord for being our Savior, help us to die to the old ways that we might truly live with you. Give us the strength and courage to be unashamed of the gospel message and you so that we might bring another heart to you. Amen.
based on Mark 8: 27-38
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