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A disciple's poetical offering to his Guru. The verses show steadfast faith in the Guru and reflect piety in its simplest form. The poems underline the pre-eminence of the Guru vis-ŕ-vis the gods.
- The poet is a disciple of a true Guru. He is a Disciple first.
- His Guru's name is Guru Siddha Nath. His Guru was the disciple of Guru Bhuvani Nath. Guru Bhuvani Nath was the leading disciple of Mastana Yogi.
- They belong to Guru Goraksha Nath's Nath Sampradaya.
- Among Nath Yogis, it is common to express the eternal wisdom in simple yet eloquent verses. The poet is the first one to do so in English.
- By reading the book one gets the idea of the true Guru and the mental state of a true devotee and a true disciple.
- We heard and read the Upanishads written in Sanskrit of ancient times. But this book is an Upanishad written in English of present times.
- The verses show the genuine path for a true aspirant (irrespective of caste, creed, class, nation, race and sex) towards the goal of enlightenment which is the paramount goal of every religion or human existence.
- The revised book is available as an Ebook. Click here to view it.
- The reviews of the book can be read by clicking here.
Some poems from the book:
"I'd been timid and cold;
Since Your lotus feet gold,
My hands did hold,
I've become brave and bold."
"Sans my Guru my life is lame,
If I fail my Guru is not to blame;
My heart is burning like a flame,
In my heart His picture I frame,
I claim neither name nor fame;
The Guru's lotus feet is all that I claim !
All that I claim, all that I claim."
"Who are bold
To equally hold
Stone and gold;
Him, they can behold."
'Tis no fun;
'Tis God's call
You get God's compliment."
Knowledge contains both good and bad,
The bad is taken by fools who are mad,
The wise take only the good with their minds fixed,
Like royal swans sip only milk though the water be mixed."
"They are the learned
If wisdom they earned,
To the Guru they turned,
God they churned,
Untruth they spurned,
Ego they burned,
To Heaven they returned,
They are the learned."
"Darwin became a foolish donkey
To declare his forefather a monkey;
In God they have no belief
So they never get relief."
"When life is from womb to tomb
But fools boast of the atom bomb,
"When mercy has no bars
Why required are wars
"Lord Krishna, Jesus, Allah- with Whom do I band?
The heavens, the earth, hell- where do I land?
The Koran, the Bible, the Vedas- where do I stand?
It is very difficult to understand.
Only after getting the Guru true I understand?
"God is always silent
In that He is content;
When your mind in balance
You can break His silence."
"To death, warring solders run
Each holding a machine gun
To earn their daily bun;
For rulers, it is fun."
"Rulers love none
But their son.
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Totalling to 540 poems.
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East And West Series (A Spiritual Magazine published by Sadhu Vaswani Mission from Pune), June 2002
A treatise of inspired verses penned by the author. The verses embrace within their scope the anguish of a yearning heart, the quest of an earnest seeker, the ecstasy of union and the wisdom of an enlightened one. In doing so, the verses outline a path that is open to all who would make the ideal of enlightenment, the goal of their lives.
A book for the truly devout.
(Link for the review: http://www.nathyogi.com/Nathyogi/Reviews.htm)
Two readers of my book offered comments.
(Link for the comments: http://www.writers.net/writers/books/16028)
"The Light Of Devotion Of Knowledge Of Brahma" is a dedication to the poet's Guru. It is divided into five parts, each beginning with a short poem and is followed by 108 poems in praise of Rama Rao Das' guide and teacher and in whose lotus feet he humbly offers himself as a servant.
The love and respect for his mentor is obvious through out the book. He is thankful to him for showing him the enlightened path of worship. In fact for him his preceptor is his God which is why he uses the word 'Him' for his teacher. He, thus, prays to the Almighy to bless his Guru with eternal fame.
Written in well-rhymed verses the work has a tendency to arouse the feelings of devotion in the reader. Any individual, who has ever been grateful to any body for guiding him to the right path, can well identify with the poet's feelings and appreciate them. ........
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Reader Reviews for "The Light Of Devotion Of Knowledge Of Brahma"
|Reviewed by M. V. Narayana
|The language used by author is very simple and a child could understand the poems easily. The simpleness of bhakti, devotion and path are visible throughout the book. Hope to get more enlightened works from the author.
|Reviewed by A.J. Malyadri
|The book "The light of Devotion, of Knowledge, of Brahma presents the author's immense faith and affection towards his GURU. It also enlists the materialistic things in life for which people thrive for. Author tried his best to undermine the importance of materialistic things in life and highlighted spiritual values / feelings.
But author seems to have given over emphasis to end each line of the poem with a similar sounded word, which may not be a right approach for an author. Instead he should have highlighted more on conveying the message through his poems.
|Reviewed by K.K.Punetha
|This book taught and remind me that " Guru Govind donau khade,kake lagoon panv Balihari Guru apano Govind diyo batay" The poet shows his true devotion to his holy Guru in its simplest form.|