Rabbis prayers at the Western Wall, The Site Of Pilgrimage. Israel the Holy Land.

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Jean Sibelius- Johan Julius Christian Sibelius; 8 December 1865 – September 1957). Violin Concerto.

 Sibelius was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity.

Rabbis collect prayers at the Western Wall In Holy Jerusalem, Israel.

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi-Theertha Vittahala-(All Pilgrimage is Sacred) Raag Ahir Bhairav.

Deva vitthala deva puja vitthala thirtha Vitthala,Chetra Vitthala,Thirtha…Chethra vitthala mata vitthala pita vitthala vitthala mata vitthala pita mata pita bandhu vitthala gotra vitthala deva vitthala devata vitthala puja vitthala, guru vitthala guru devata vitthala nidhan vitthala neerankaran vitthala nama mane meene vitthala sapan ra manu ni kadi chaara paar nahi, paar nahi…theertha vitthala, Chetra vitthala puja. deva vitthala puja Vittahala, Vittahala Vitthala.  All praise to the Divine One. Pilgrimage is Sacred, the place is sacred, one’s heritage is sacred, your mother and father are sacred, friend is sacred, one’s lineage is sacred, all Gods are sacred, prayer is holy, master is holy, the present is holy, the one without is sacred, let me praise your name O God, who comes to all dreams, without whom it is not possible to cross over to the other side, pilgrimage is sacred, the place will be sacred, prayer will be holy, the divine is Sacred.stages of the harvest moonrailroad trackssabarmati ashram

Footprints in the Sand- By Leona Lewis. Mary Stevenson.

Footprints in the Sand (song)

Footprints in the Sand (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Footprints in the Sand
        One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
             Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
                  In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
                       Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
                           other times there were one set of footprints.
                                  This bothered me because I noticed
                                that during the low periods of my life,
                             when I was suffering from
                         anguish, sorrow or defeat,
                     I could see only one set of footprints.
          So I said to the Lord,
      “You promised me Lord,
         that if I followed you,
             you would walk with me always.
                   But I have noticed that during
                          the most trying periods of my life
                                 there have only been one
                                       set of footprints in the sand.
                                           Why, when I needed you most,
                                          you have not been there for me?”
                                 The Lord replied,
                          “The times when you have
                  seen only one set of footprints,
          is when I carried you.”
                                                   Mary Stevenson
  Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson, from original 1936 text, All rights reserved

Confiteor-I confess to Almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters that I have sinned…

Français : Statue sur le côté Nord de la cathé...

Français : Statue sur le côté Nord de la cathédrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens (et non sur la tour, comme je l’ai indiqué par erreur dans le titre…mea culpa!) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Confiteor (I Confess)

Confiteor  Deo omnipotenti et vobis, fratres, quia peccavi nimis cogitatione, verbo, opere, et omissióne:mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Ideo precor beatam Mariam semper Vírginem, omnes Angelos et Sanctos, et vos, fratres,  orare pro me ad Dominum Deum nostrum.

Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel Laureate): Ekla Cholo Re By Suchitra Mitra and Sarod (instrumental) Accompaniment. I walk alone.

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Mirza Ghalib: Poet and reformer of the Imperial Age. (British India.)

A photograph of Mirza Ghalib

A photograph of Mirza Ghalib (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Innocent Heart

Innocent heart, what has happened to you?
Alas, what is the cure to this pain?

We are interested, and they are displeased,
Oh Lord, what is this affair?

I too possess a tongue-
just ask me what I want to say.

Though there is none present without you,
then oh God, what is this noise about?

I expected faith from those
who do not even know what faith is.

Mirza Ghalib

 

Heart it is, not a brick or stone.

Heart it is, not a brick or stone.
Why shouldn’t it feel the pain?
Let none tyrannize this heart
Or I shall cry again and again
Neither the temple, nor the mosque
Nor on someone’s door or porch
I await on the path where He will tread
Why others should compel me to go?
The illumined grace that lights up the heart
And glows like the midday sun
That Self that annihilates all sights
When then it hides in the mysterious net?
The amorous glance is the deadly dagger
And the arrows of emotions are fatal
Your image may be equally powerful
Why should it appear before you?
The rules of life and bonds of sorrow
In reality are the one manifestation
Before realizing the ultimate truth
How can then one attain liberation?
Love is laden with noble thoughts
Yet what remains is the carnal shame
Trust conscience the still little voice
Why do you want to test the rival?
There the pride of modesty resides
Here dwells the social morality
How shall we meet, on which road
Why should he invite me to the abode?
True he is an atheist
Unfaithful and unchaste
Dear to who is faith and heart
Why should he then venture there?
Without the wretched ‘Ghalib’
Has any activity come to a halt?
What then is the need to cry?
What then is the need to brood?

Vaishnava Jana To-To the followers of Lord Vishnu. Sung at regular MK Gandhi prayer meetings of fellows of the ideal path.

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your DESTINY.

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