Tuesday, 30 April 2013

'Rig Veda' - a song about our eternal nature



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I came across this very beautiful prayer recently and have made it part of my daily spiritual practise.  I recite it, then sit quietly, reflecting on the wisdom it contains.  It reminds us that we are an inherent part of something eternal and everlasting, something that is much bigger, that expands way beyond the confines and limitations of our physical bodies and minds.  We are never separate from this source - our purpose is to discover that.  There are many wonderful and wise teachings and insights in this prayer and the more I read and reflect on it, the more I get out of it.   Another thing that is very clear to me is that 'being fully present in the moment is just as important as the search'.



Although my spirit may wander the four

corners of the earth,

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


Although my spirit may go far away

over the sea,

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


Although my spirit may go far away

to the flashing beams of light,

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


Although my spirit may go far away to visit

the sun and the dawn,

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


Although my spirit may wander over the

lofty mountains,

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


Although my spirit my go far away into all

forms that live and move,

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


Although my spirit may go far away to

distant realms,

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


Although my spirit may go far away to all that

is and is to be,

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


Although my spirit may wander in the valley

of death

Let it come back to me again so that I may live

and journey here.


- Rig Veda

 

 

 

 

 

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