As they mature, the color doesn’t fade: it deepens. Sharp edges give way to a delicate heart. The scars of daily life signify it has lived! In a way, it reminds me of...love. 💜 #lifelessons#heknowsmewell#lovesmelikearock
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Independence. Do you have any children that are natural leaders? What about a child who tends to just follow the crowd? All types can benefit from some intentional teaching about acting independently. Making sure they are doing what's best for themselves, and not just to please others. Making sure they are using their power to lead positively by making good choices. It's empowering to feel in charge. Even, maybe especially, at a young age. Teach them to use that power wisely and they will go places. .
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While working on the third chapter, I came across this rare sketch of the manifestation of loving bliss--Premanand. A manuscript offered by the poet to Vadtal.
My project looks at the poetry of four different poets, but this poet rides on a distinct wave in my heart. Probably because I find his journey similar to mine--one marred by a constant negotiating of distance and intimacy.
He was often asked to sing at a moment's notice, but then shunned from appearing in front of Shri Swaminarayan. He often described himself as one who was a part of the monk community, and not
In his Harikrishnacharitramrut, he sings of the way he was forced to eat--in a section all by himself. The brahmacharis, the sadhus, the padas, and finally the different castes of devotees.
So many of his poems were burned, stolen, emulated, and destroyed. Rarely was he given credit by his peers. In fact, one can find hundreds of his verses taken by his peers and claimed as their own. His peers and colleagues never really accepted him
Despite being ostracized and caste aside, Premanand ji only spoken of love--love accentuated by the pain and anguish of separation. He never mentioned insult or hardship in his poetry
Then how did he rise to the top? With the support of Shri Swaminarayan and the resonating popularity of his verses with the masses. In fact, Shri Swaminarayan was so worried about Premanand's well being that he called several of his confidants and urged them to look out for the poet-musician. Gunatitanand ji would often call Premanand ji to his own temple in Junagadh so that he could be cared for and felicitated
Premanand passed most of his final days in hardship and difficulty, and yet his smile and sarangi never left his side. A lesson for those who admire his verses
Bhakti is loving those who are still learning to love. Bhakti is knowing that hardship is the key to inspiration and success. Bhakti is knowing that the things which hurt, also instruct. Bhakti is knowing that there are only two people in a relationship--you and the Beloved