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Saturday, 19 July 2014

An Evening With Love

What a festival for the eyes it is to see beauty personified! Since a few days my mind was wandering around the beautiful form of RadhaGopinath (@ ISKCON Churney Road); and yesterday I received a text saying that it was His birthday. Now what could stop us from visiting the Most Beautiful Blue-Boy.

After my college I called my husband to discuss with him the time and place where we could meet and then rush to greet the 'Birthday Boy.'

Excited, euphoric and panting a little we reached His merciful abode. But, increasing our elated eagerness, the curtains were closed. A mild pleasant kirtan appeased our apprehensive heart as we were waiting for the darshan. Finally the bell rang and the curtains opened and our eyes celebrated the most awaited delight.

In a yellow dhoti, green waists-band abd a red head-gear, Sri Gopinath was capturing our mind with His colorful appearance. But, His heart seemed captured by the most Beautiful Sri Radhe dressed in orange and red.

All of us were spell bounded by Their charming darshan and couldn't move an inch for quite a while. With the enchanting kirtan our captivated heart were offering prayers of gratitude for the opportunity of that moment.

After sitting for a while we decided to leave as the curtains were about to close and it is not a happy sight. Then we had a fulfilling dinner and preferred to walk till the railway station. However, somehow, we got attracted by the beach and decided to sit there for sometime.

Embracing the breeze of tranquility we sat a little away from the shore to not be disturbed by the waters. It was low tide and fortunately no rains. The divine solitude of the atmosphere inspired me to sing the names and glories of the Lord.

With every kiss of the soothing wind and a heart heavy with gratitude we felt the Love of God in every moment. Our souls thanked the supreme for calling us to His abode and then guiding us to witness His incredible creations- the playful waves, the gliding wind, the mysterious sky and the sacred silence amidst the screaming vehicles of a city like Mumbai. I realized "how peace can be found even amidst chaos if we can simply recognize the presence of God in every situation, everywhere and appreciate His blessings."

What was supposed to be 5 mins turned into an hour and we had to leave. Though we wished to wait a little longer, our heart was tasting nectar of contentment. We could not speak for some time, but knew that we both were reflecting on the gift of that Evening with Love.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Happy Birthday Paa !

Often we do not realise the value of people while they are with us. And when they are gone, it gets too late to repent and express our
Love and Gratitude to them.

This morning I was listening to a lecture. A part of the lecture was about Daughter-Father relationship. The part where Mother Sita is
married and King Janak has to see her going to her new Home in Ayodhya. The description of the loving relationship shared between Fathers and Daughters was so beautifully described by the speaker that almost all of the people in the audience felt it through tears.
Sometimes we so easily fail to understand or rather simply overlook the care hidden when our father scolds us. We turn deaf to the concern behind his every call when we are out of our homes. We turn blind to all the hard-work he does to fulfil our every desire. His Love-filled questions appear to us like a frustrating interrogation. And in all these beliefs of our mind we fail to express our Love and Gratitude for him.
A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us through, but, a guiding light where his love shows us the way. He is
someone you always look up to.
I always wrapped the gift of Gratitude and Love, but was never able to present it to you. And now I don't know paa how will my thoughts reach you. When I was blessed with so much of your love, I always turned away, misunderstood you and offended you in many ways. But you always Loved me and cared for me. It is said, "Love leaves a memory; no one can steal, and Death leaves a heart-ache no one can heal"

I thank God for this beautiful day for the most Lovely gift of God came in this world and I was blessed to be your beloved Daughter. I am sure that wherever you are, You are in the protection of His Supreme Love and Care.

Love you paa.