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Guru Charitra – Experience and thoughts.

So read this book – “Guru Charitra”

Writing few words on reading the English translation of this book. The Marathi version is very much in detail and is read with a particular discipline. I followed the “Parayan” reading rules for reading the book. Which meant i read chapters in bunch as prescribed for best uninterrupted experience to get the expected essence from the book. 
Understanding this needs one to have faith in the stories that have happened in real. Reading books like this helps you to understand why is the particular person or diety worshipped. Many might reject the devotion or love by ignoring to read. But i feel reading one gets a Glimpse of what is that which was revered so much and helps you to interact with community following it with so much reverence. One must read with an open mind. Faithful people will find solace in the book. The explanation of misery through cause and effect or Karma spanning not just this lifetime but also from past and subsequent relieving experiences might act as solace to many. 
I found this book amazing and it talks in detail through life stories of Gurudev Sri Narasimha Saraswati and Gurudev Sripad Shri Vallabha about the many questions that come across people. 
Right from Karma Kanda to Gyana to Bhakti to letting know everything has some reason and that pure love, praytna, prayaschitta, devotion can let you cross any dungeon or mountain that traps you into viels of misery.
It also helps us give perspective into aachar / code of conduct that can benefit and give many peace of mind. 
It goes to explain through many examples that all that misery never stays for long and that Divine is every listening. It also tries to make us understand many of life miseries are a direct result of our own action and sincere prayer and vow and readiness for repentance is the best remedy.
An open disclaimer is also given which talks that certain things were right according to the time period of the stories and users should read it with discretion.
Overall reading it definitely acts and gives effect as a soothing balm to the troubled/ inquisitive / doubtful mind. I recommend this to be read by all. 

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O what a pity!

This poem is so like the Almighty speaking of how the human mind is and trying to make him aware of where it’s heading to. Lovingly it is trying to convince and give him a solution.  

“O what a pity”


O what a pity!
The mind is fixated on the fleeting,

And aiming for the infinite.

Why so it is troubled much

Living in the finite? 
O what a pity!

The mind is not in the moment,

Stuck in the past,

Person, judgement, object, event and so many reasons.

Stuck in the material and 

craving for comfort

How shall I tell what is the real comfort?
Is it in the bed,

Or the television, 

Or the music, 

Or the season? 

True comfort ain’t in a single thing

O What a pity!
How do i describe 

Where I am? How do i look?

Where can I be found?

I am not 

in the idols,

In the altar,

In the photos you swear.

I am in the heart of the One,

That eternally say the prayer.
I am the kindness,

I am the justice,

I am the love 

That pours in infinite ways,

I am the breeze,

I am the light,

I am the water that quenches your thirst. 
I am where you won’t see me.

I am everywhere.

Open your eyes and witness me.

Wake up from the pity 

And walk with dignity. 
Don’t beg for little,

Ask for more,

Not by greed 

But humility and gratitude galore. 

Ask for the need,

and to serve the needy.

Ask for the good 

and to give back it in heaps and bounty. 

Ask for the wealth 

and to charity.

Ask for everything

and a mind in sanity. 
O what a pity 

Man asks for little,

It craves for the fleeting

And complains me befitting. 

Do not O mortal, 

Think I shall grant only what you seek.

Look beyond and Divine is within your reach. 
O what a pity!

It fails to see,

actions has equal reaction.

your inaction has equal reaction. 

Do not worry still o mortal.

Do not grieve.

Pray and you shall receive ! 

O child of God

Here is a recently composed poem that talks about God being there for us all the time. 


Oh Child of God,

Keep me not in the idol,

Keep me in the heart. 

Keep me there,

And watch the faith intact. 
If words of man,

Makes you low,

Chants of mine, 

Shall bring you high. 

Take the power, 

And walk the moment.

For dwelling there,

Would only cause suffering. 
What do you fear,

Of loss of loved one,

Of no money there,

Of no respect,

Of no fame?
What is your fear,

That rocks your heart,

That makes you sad? 
Fear not if you lose everything,

For i shall come, in ways unknown.

Not in the altar,

Not in the idol,

And make you witness,

The faith wave tidal. 

So much shall you get,

One day shall you weep,

That I lost something,

To gain everything! 

​No, not there!

No, not there! 

Don’t keep me in that altar of garlands.

Keep me here. 

Not an inch away from here..

No, not in the fancy marble decoration.

Nor in the fragrance of the flowers,

Of the incense sticks, or the sweet fruits.

Keep me here.

Not in the pocket, wall frame or desk.

Not in there.

Keep me here. 

The place where you keep your loved ones.

Forever shall i reside without a thought.

And you shall not worry, 

Whether the flowers are there or not.

The lamp lits with oil or not. 

Whether the food was cooked or not, 

Or the incense sticks were fragrant or not.

Let me be there.

Keep me there.

Forever and ever, in your Heart 🙂 
No one can take me away from there.
Dare anyone reach me there.

Carefully shall I reside.

Power you on and charge your faith at all times.

Never shall you think what’s the best way to reach me.

For my best place to reach is in your heart, 

Whether sun, moon or world fall apart.

Here shall I reside,

I choose to.

Let me be here.

Closest to you. Untouched by any.

Let me there.

To fill you with joy. To strengthen your resolves.

To make life a purpose to live for.

To smile, dance, cheer and work for.
O my child, my place belongs there.

Let me be here.

No, not there.

Let me here and here forever 🙂 

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