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Moment

Meditationby Najuk Mehta

Ever Grateful to be
This little fountain of mine. . .overflowing with love
Mere bubbles I’m told. . .timeless, I’m aware
However brief, yet eternal
In this moment I LIVE. . .I BREATHE. . .I REJOICE. . .”

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Najuk Mehta has been involved with the Art of Living Foundation for more than 10 years. As a Certified Instructor for the Foundation, she teaches  yoga, meditation, and conducts stress-management workshops at Rutgers University and throughout New Jersey.

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Who are you?

by Birjoo Vaishnav

Meditation

dawn and Venus at Boone meditation center

A beautiful step in a fourteen billion year old dance,
Celebrating life in this corner of the Universe…
Who are you?

Assembled from atomic ashes of stars,
Mind made from nothing but their glow,
A bubbling river of innocence, awareness
Enthusiasm and joy, no holds barred
Playfully twirling time, perennial in its flow
Who are you?

An ocean within the apparent wave,
a dance of the universe within the dance
Of the Universe within
Who are you ?

Eternity captured in a timeless moment
Infinite beauty in a silent torrent
Filled with an emptiness so complete, so potent!
Who are you?

Beyond transient events, people and twisting tides,
Dynamic stillness, flourishing when in oneself it abides,
Beyond fleeting fears, judgements, likes, dislikes,
Even beyond I..
Who are you?

Unfathomable, untouched,
Untainted delight
Dancer of this universal dance,
Seer of all that meets the sight,
Melodious Music of the quietness,
The unseen energy of light,
No-thing, no-body, no-where,
Here, now,
A vivacious vehicle for the universe
to reflect on itself,
to admire its own magic,
and within itself rejoice,
Who are You?

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Dr. Birjoo Vaishnav is a physicist by profession teaching at Georgia Southern, Statesboro GA who is passionate about the teachings of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and is frequently found at the International Center for Meditation and Well-Being, Boone!

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Terminal Condition

fall colors at the International Center for Meditation and Well-Being at Boone, North Carolina

by Birjoo Vaishnav

It is official.
I have a terminal condition.
It is both good news and bad.
Makes you happy, makes you sad…
When I accept it as a gift,
it opens me up to its own volitions…
Frees me of the fever,
that makes me chase tiring desires and ambitions!
It flows like a flooded river high,
Bubbling, yet still, whirling yet tight,
…Sweeping me before I realize
that what it can sweep away was never mine!

This thing makes you dissolve and disappear,
(Not that you can anyway be apparent- you are the seer)
Some call it death, some meditation, love or light,
Just a reminder that timeless, yet it is going to end,
Makes it so special, so amazing, so bright…

So fleeting, and yet so lovely,
My terminal condition
Is called life!!!

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(Inspired by Sangeeta Jani’s heartfelt sharing of experiences with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during the Art of Silence course in Atlanta, GA Aug 2012)

Dr. Birjoo Vaishnav is a physicist by profession teaching at Georgia Southern, Statesboro GA who is passionate about the teachings of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and is frequently found at the International Center for Meditation and Well-Being, Boone!

 

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