Pandit DV Paluskar, Raag Bilawal, Of Devotion, Saban Badariya, The Clouds of the Monsoon Season.

In the book of Ezekiel, the Prophecy of New Jerusalem (or City (where) God (is) there (יְהוָה שָׁמָּה, Jehovah-shammah),John of Patmos watches the descent of the New Jerusalem from God in a 14th century tapestry.

In the book of Ezekiel, the Prophecy of New Jerusalem (or City (where) God (is) there (יְהוָה שָׁמָּה, Jehovah-shammah),John of Patmos watches the descent of the New Jerusalem from God in a 14th century tapestry.

Majhi saban badariya je lo, majhi de upakar,mai dar bajat majhi sur mar ghirva,repeat, le nagari sudh aare hath var le eitan gali mai je lo kaman ram majhi saban badariya je lo. Boatman, the clouds of rain have arrived. Now hear their appeal. I fear their thunder surrounding the earth  boatman take me to the other side. The countryman pleads for a way out of his home.  Help me to overcome these road blocks for I wish to do no harm. Boatman look the clouds of rain arrived today when will you take me to that side?hebrides1

Thoughts of Nobel Rabindranath Tagore on the meaning of a house of peace Santiniketan. The Blue Danube, Strauss. Shundori Komola- Beautiful Flower. Baul Music of Bengal.

taken @ the Gandhi museum in Madurai, Tamil Na...

Written by poet Rabindranath Tagore. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 “Wisdom, you will agree, is the pursuit of completeness; it is in blending life’s diverse work with the joy of living…in Santiniketan, therefore, we provide our own entertainment and we consider it a part of education to collaborate in perfecting beauty. ….

In this we are following the ancient wisdom of China and India; the Tao or True Path, was the golden road uniting arduous service with music and pleasing works.  Thus in the hardest hours of trial you have never lost the power of spiritual life which has refreshed your manhood and attended upon your great flowerings of civilisation…. ” Rabindranath. Tagore, Art in Education and on MK Gandhi. 

The Blue Danube, Johann Strauss, Waltz not.  Dimitri Shostakovich, 2nd Waltz   Shundori Komola, Beautiful flowerBaul song: Mystic minstrels from Bengal. Nachite nachite shundori komola haliya haliya pore re, o tui bhalo koira bajao go dotora shundori komola nache, shundari komola chorone nupur rini jhini koira baje re o tui bhalo koira bajao go dotora shundori komola nache shundori komola porone shari koira jhil mil kore re, o tui bhalo koira bajao go dotora, shundori komola nache, shundori komola naake nolok tol mol koira dole re, o tui bhalo kore bajao go dotora shundari…ebadi hoitae, oho badi jayire ghata pade jhil mil pani re, shundori komola amar kijil jama jora koyel re bijil shari re, o tui bhalo koira bajao go dotora shundori komola nache. Tired from her dancing play the two stringed instrument  for Komola to flourish. Look at the anklets that make music, play the instrument well for her to dance. Dressed in finery her beauty sparkles. Listen and make sure that you use her song for glory. The beauteous one with her pierced nose is unsteady in her gait. When she left home to go to another’s she will find the waters glittering. The wings of the koyel bird will carry her. Baul play the two stringed instrument well for her to be carried ashore.

Pt. D.V. Paluskar “Ladali” Raag Miyan Ki Malhar. Rain for the Beloved. For Marie. Teachings of the Rabbi Hillel (30 BC – 9 AD)

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?  If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? Hillel The Elder.jewishfemale

Ladali ladalithe ladan dhunde barkha ruthe mohe bicha nanana nanana dhe chunariya the, ladali, ladalithe, ladan dhunde barkha ruthe mohe bicha nanana nanana dhe chunariya thae ladali….jaise ruthe upathe bhavan me momar dundhe ro sada rang ke dhe pichkar barkha ruthe mohe bicha nanana nanana dhe chunariya.

Beloved in the season of rainfall, your glory spread all over this earth. I have searched and now have found you wherever you are. Just like in the palace of seasons, the monsoon, the peacock dances with joy praising the Creator with color. I search your face that is forever bright in the season of rain.

Balma Bahar Aayee. Beloved Came Outside. Pt. D.V. Paluskar, Raag Gaud Malhar. To Shemi in Jerusalem.

Beloved One

Beloved One (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Balma bahar aaye dadara mor papiya piya ki bole gat chaaye balma bahar aaye dadara mor papiya piya ki bole gat chaye nishiali ali damini darave, koyel shabd sunave, balma bahar aaye. My Beloved has come, the song birds rejoice, listen to the voice of my love that removes fear. The bird known as Koyel praises. My Beloved came out.

Baruch 1:15-3:8 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition Holy Bible, The Book Of Baruch.

Figures 047 The Lord Appears to Moses in a Bur...

Figures 047 The Lord Appears to Moses in a Burning Bush (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Baruch 1:15-3:8

15 And you shall say: To the Lord our God belongeth justice, but to us confusion of our face: as it is come to pass at this day to all Juda, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, 16 To our kings, and to our princes, and to our priests, and to our prophets, and to our fathers. 17 We have sinned before the Lord our God, and have not believed him, nor put our trust in him: 18 And we were not obedient to him, and we have not hearkened to the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his commandments, which he hath given us. 19 From the day that he brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, we were disobedient to the Lord our God: and going astray we turned away from hearing his voice. 20 And many evils have cleaved to us, and the curses which the Lord foretold by Moses his servant: who brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt, to give us a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day. 21 And we have not hearkened to the voice of the Lord our God according to all the words of the prophets whom he sent to us: 22 And we have gone away every man after the inclinations of his own wicked heart, to serve strange gods, and to do evil in the sight of the Lord our God. 2 Wherefore the Lord our God hath made good his word, that he spoke to us, and to our judges that have judged Israel, and to our kings, and to our princes, and to all Israel and Juda: 2 That the Lord would bring upon us great evils, such as never happened under heaven, as they have come to pass in Jerusalem, according to the things that are written in the law of Moses: 3 That a man should eat the flesh of his own son, and the flesh of his own daughter. 4 And he hath delivered them up to be under the hand of all the kings that are round about us, to be a reproach, and desolation among all the people, among whom the Lord hath scattered us. 5 And we are brought under, and are not uppermost: because we have sinned against the Lord our God, by not obeying his voice. 6 To the Lord our God belongeth justice: but to us, and to our fathers confusion of face, as at this day. 7 For the Lord hath pronounced against us all these evils that are come upon us: 8 And we have not entreated the face of the Lord our God, that we might return every one of us from our most wicked ways. 9 And the Lord hath watched over us for evil, and hath brought it upon us: for the Lord is just in all his works which he hath commanded us: 10 And we have not hearkened to his voice to walk in the commandments of the Lord which he hath set before us. 11 And now, O Lord God of Israel, who hast brought thy people out of the land of Egypt with a strong hand, and with signs, and with wonders, and with thy great power, and with a mighty arm, and hast made thee a name as at this day, 12 We have sinned, we have done wickedly, we have acted unjustly, O Lord our God, against all thy justices. 13 Let thy wrath be turned away from us: for we are left a few among the nations where thou hast scattered us. 14 Hear, O Lord, our prayers, and our petitions, and deliver us for thy own sake: and grant that we may find favour in the sight of them that have led us away: 15 That all the earth may know that thou art the Lord our God, and that thy name is called upon Israel, and upon his posterity. 16 Look down upon us, O Lord, from thy holy house, and incline thy ear, and hear us. 17 Open thy eyes, and behold: for the dead that are in hell, whose spirit is taken away from their bowels, shall not give glory and justice to the Lord: 18 But the soul that is sorrowful for the greatness of evil she hath done, and goeth bowed down, and feeble, and the eyes that fail, and the hungry soul giveth glory and justice to thee the Lord. 19 For it is not for the justices of our fathers that we pour out our prayers, and beg mercy in thy sight, O Lord our God: 20 But because thou hast sent out thy wrath, and thy indignation upon us, as thou hast spoken by the hand of thy servants the prophets, saying: -21 Thus saith the Lord: Bow down your shoulder, and your neck, and serve the king of Babylon: and you shall remain in the land which I have given to your fathers. 22 But if you will not hearken to the voice of the Lord your God, to serve the king of Babylon: I will cause you to depart out of the cities of Juda, and from without Jerusalem. 23 And I will take away from you the voice of mirth, and the voice of joy, and the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, and all the land shall be without any footstep of inhabitants. 24 And they hearkened not to thy voice, to serve the king of Babylon: and thou hast made good thy words, which thou spokest by the hands of thy servants the prophets, that the bones of our kings, and the bones of our fathers should be removed out of their place: 25 And behold they are cast out to the heat of the sun, and to the frost of the night: and they have died in grievous pains, by famine, and by the sword, and in banishment. 26 And thou hast made the temple, in which thy name was called upon, as it is at this day, for the iniquity of the house of Israel, and the house of Juda. 27 And thou hast dealt with us, O Lord our God, according to all thy goodness, and according to all that great mercy of thine: 28 As thou spokest by the hand of thy servant Moses, in the day when thou didst command him to write thy law before the children of Israel, 29 Saying: If you will not hear my voice, this great multitude shall be turned into a very small number among the nations, where I will scatter them: 30 For I know that the people will not hear me, for they are a people of a stiff neck: but they shall turn to their heart in the land of their captivity: 31 And they shall know that I am the Lord their God: and I will give them a heart, and they shall understand: and ears, and they shall hear. 32 And they shall praise me in the land of their captivity, and shall be mindful of my name. 33 And they shall turn away themselves from their stiff neck, and from their wicked deeds: for they shall remember the way of their fathers, that sinned against me. 34 And I will bring them back again into the land which I promised with an oath to their fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and they shall be masters thereof: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be diminished. 35 And I will make with them another covenant that shall be everlasting, to be their God, and they shall be my people: and I will no more remove my people, the children of Israel, out of the land that I have given them. 3 And now, O Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, the soul in anguish, and the troubled spirit crieth to thee: 2 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy, for thou art a merciful God, and have pity on us: for we have sinned before thee. 3 For thou remainest for ever, and shall we perish everlastingly? 4 O Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, hear now the prayer of the dead of Israel, and of their children, that have sinned before thee, and have not hearkened to the voice of the Lord their God, wherefore evils have cleaved fast to us. 5 Remember not the iniquities of our fathers, but think upon thy hand, and upon thy name at this time: 6 For thou art the Lord our God, and we will praise thee, O Lord: 7 Because for this end thou hast put thy fear in our hearts, to the intent that we should call upon thy name, and praise thee in our captivity, for we are converted from the iniquity of our fathers, who sinned before thee. 8 And behold we are at this day in our captivity, whereby thou hast scattered us to be a reproach, and a curse, and an offence, according to all the iniquities of our fathers, who departed from thee, O Lord our God.

God’s Holy Perseverance In the face of Evil. Paul to Timothy.

Paul is urging Timothy to endure for the cause of Christ. He gives Timothy the example of the soldier, who works hard to please his master and the farmer, who works for the reward of the harvest, etc. He then quotes a hymn in verses 11-12 that evidently is doctrinally correct to give Timothy further motivation for enduring. What then is the motivation? We must take the structure into account to determine this.

Saint Timothy (ortodox icon)

Saint Timothy (ortodox icon) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The second thing to consider is the literary structure of the quote. It is quite common in Hebrew literature to see things arranged around a chiasm. It is possibly the case in this passage. And thus we have the following:

a. For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him.

b. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him;

b.1 If we deny Him, He also will deny us;

a.1 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.

Psalm 92. House of David Not Ever Again. MK Gandhi thoughts on Mohanmala, pearls of wisdom not now.

Lord of Hosts

Lord of Hosts (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)


It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the work of your hands. How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts! The senseless man does not know, fools do not understand, that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be for ever destroyed. But you, O LORD, are exalted for ever. For surely your enemies, O LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered. You have exalted my horn [ Horn here symbolises strength. ] like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured upon me. My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes. The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.

Oct 13, 1940: On the institution of marriage and equality among sexes. A Gandhian rosary not.