YOGA

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You called me O lionkeeper… December 24, 2008


Tune mujhe bulaye sherawaaliye, mein aya mein aya sherawaaliye
(You called me O lionkeeper, I am coming, i am coming O keeper of lion)
Oh jyotawaaliye paharwaaliye oh meherawaaliye
(O giver of light, O guardian/protector, Oh giver of wealth)

saara jag hai ik banjaara, sab kii manzil tere dwaara
(The whole world is place of Gypsies (fun), everyone’s destiny is your door)
ouchey parbat lamba rasta, par mein rehana paaya sherawaaliye
(High mountains, long road, but I couldn’t keep away o Goddess of Lion)

sune mann mein ja gayi baati, tere path mein mil gayi saathi
(He who listens, sees a light, following your path gave me company)
muh kholum kya tujha se mangu, bin mange sab paaya sherawaaliye
(What to say, what can I ask from you, without asking I find all, O brave Goddess)

 

kaun hai raaja kaun bikharim ek bar bar tere sare pujari
(Who is the King, who is a beggar, they are all your devotees)
tune sab ko darshan deke, apne gale lagaya sherawaaliye
(You have made your presence known to everyone and welcomed all in your arms O spirited Goddess)

oh prem se bolo jai maata di,
(O say it lovingly, Praise to Maa Durga)
o sare bolo,
(Everyone say it!)o aate bolo, o jate bolo,
(Say it while coming, say it while going)
o kasht nivare, o paar utaare,
(She takes away your pain, She takes you across)
mere maa bholi, barde jholi,
(O naive Maa, fill my bag)
o jode darpan, maa de de darshan
(Who gives a mirror, Maa shows herself to him)
jai maata di
(Praise to Maa Durga)
o maharawali ki jai
(The one with wealth, praise to you)
o shrawaliya ki jai jai ambe rani ki jai
(Jai sherawali, jai Ambe rani)
o paharawale ki jai
(O praise be to the protector)

 

QUAN YIN: THE GODDESS OF COMPASSION AND MERCY March 2, 2008

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 Quan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. Also known as Kuan Yin, Quan’Am  (Vietnam), Kannon   (Japan), and Kanin (Bali), She is the embodiment of compassionate loving kindness. As the Bodhisattva of  Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Quan Yin enjoys a strong resonance with the Christian Mary, the Mother of  Jesus, and the Tibetan goddess Tara.

In many images She is depicted carrying the pearls of illumination. Often Quan Yin is shown pouring a stream of healing water, the “Water of Life” from a small vase. With this water devotees and all living things are blessed with physical and spiritual peace. She holds a sheaf of ripe rice or a bowl of rice seed as a metaphor for fertility and sustenance. The dragon, an ancient symbol for high spirituality, wisdom, strength, and divine powers of transformation, is a common motif found in combination with the Goddess of Mercy.

Sometimes Kuan Yin is represented as a many armed figure, with each hand either containing a different cosmic symbol or expressing a specific ritual position, or mudra. This characterizes the Goddess as the source and sustenance of all things. Her cupped hands often form the Yoni Mudra, symbolizing the womb as the door for entry to this world through the universal female principle.

Quan Yin, as a true Enlightened One, or Bodhisattva, vowed to remain in the earthly realms and not enter the heavenly worlds until all other living things have completed their own enlightenment and thus become liberated from the pain-filled cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

 There are numerous legends that recount the miracles which Quan Yin performs to help those who call on Her. Like Artemis, She is a virgin Goddess who protects women, offers them a religious life as an alternative to marriage, and grants children to those who desire them. 

The Goddess of Mercy is unique among the heavenly hierarchy in that She is so utterly free from pride or vengefulness that She remains reluctant to punish even those to whom a severe lesson might be appropriate. Individuals who could be sentenced to dreadful penance in other systems can attain rebirth and renewal by simply calling upon Her graces with utter and absolute sincerity. It is said that, even for one kneeling beneath the executioner’s sword already raised to strike, a single heartfelt cry to Bodhisattva Quan Yin will cause the blade to fall shattered to the ground.

The many stories and anecdotes featuring this Goddess serve to convey the idea of an enlightened being who embodies the attributes of an all pervasive, all consuming, unwavering loving compassion and who is accessible to everyone. Quan Yin counsels us by Her actions to cultivate within ourselves those particular refined qualities that all beings are said to naturally possess in some vestigial form.

 Contemplating the Goddess of Mercy involves little dogma or ritual. The simplicity of this gentle being and Her standards tends to lead Her devotees towards becoming more compassionate and loving themselves. A deep sense of service to all fellow beings naturally follows any devotion to the Goddess.

by Bethleen Cole

Please enjoy :1000-Hand Guan-Yin Dance

 

 

 
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