Tuesday, November 24, 2009

विषम परिस्थितियों में भी राहें हैं ….. (When there’s no way out there’s still a way through…)

जब जीवन बोझ और तनाव से ग्रसित दिखे तो क्या करे , जब परिस्थितयाँ अपने अनूकूल न हो उन क्षणॊं मे कहाँ जायें । देव कैरोल ( Dave Carroll) का यह वीडियो , “Now” इन क्षणॊं को गंभीरता से तलाशता सा प्रतीत होता है । “Now” देव की एलबम "Perfect Blue" से है जिसकी प्रेरणा उन्हें इकहर्ट टौले (Eckhart Tolle) की पुस्तक "The Power of Now" से प्राप्त हुयी । शब्दों का बहुत ही खूबसूरत मंजर को देव ने  अपने संगीत और कंठ से निखारा है ।


- Dave Carroll (Socan)

When there’s no way out there’s still a way through
So don’t give up whatever you do
Surrender to moments and things as they are
From the gaps in your catch-22’s
When there’s no way out there’s still a way through

Cause Now’s all there is
So peaceful and still
In Now you don’t worry ‘bout what’s happened or what will
Cause Now never ends
And Now’s never been
And all of your answers are waiting for you here Now

When your world stands tough and weighin’ you down
And you’ve had enough of this merry-go-round
End your resistance to walls you won’t move
And runnin’ through old déjà vu’s
When there’s no way out there’s still a way through


And when you don’t understand
How things got so far away from all you planned
And your life it feels so hard
In your fragile house of cards
Turn to your cornerstone when you’re tired and feel alone
To find your way through


Holy Buddhist Tipitaka: Itivuttaka The Group of Threes

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Daily Life



Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course.
Then your mind will become still in any surroundings,
        like a clear forest pool.
All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool,
        and you will clearly see the nature of all things.
You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go,
        but you will be still.
This is the happiness of the Buddha.
                                    ~  Ajahn Chah, from "A Still Forest