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One who dispels misery,
Busts illusions, grants wishes,
Lifts away darkness, and is
Ever eternal ;

Sustainer of life, soft yet
Severe, tender yet tough, the
Ultimate Truth, world’s witness, 
Sooryaya   Namah:

Form: Dodoitsu (sylls: 7-7-7-5 )/Acrostic.

@ 20 jun 2013
For Anne Currin's 'Any poem'.

1)“Sooryaya namah” is Sanskrit, has 5 syllables, and it means “Salutations to the Sun”. 

2) The first letters of the above 8 lines put together in its order reads “ O BLESS US”

3) This is an abridged and rough rendering of the famous ‘Aditya Hridaya Mantra’( a prayer to the Sun God) from The Ramayana, India’s age-old epic. Chanting of this is supposed to free one from the three kinds of misfortunes of mankind, viz. 1) Soul-related( diseases, pain, hunger etc), 2) Physical surroundings-related ( robbers, beasts, terrorists etc ), 3) Divine in nature (  earthquakes, floods, droughts, hurricanes, Tsunamis etc)

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Jag, , Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 12:02:00 AM
    An excellent piece of work. Winning wishes for you, Jag :))

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 3:09:00 PM
    you have included a lot of useful info from religion in your poem, very nice, my friend.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 10:57:00 AM
    jag! spoil me with this enlightened piece so heartfelt and deep like urdu brilliance... salaam!... glorious work!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:05:00 AM
    RE: Reference Contest if you label it as referring to the concept of LOSS in Chris's Verse then yes you can write of the Himalaya's. I feel very ignorant not being able to tell Hindism from Buddism LOL BUT they both carry a good message MANY good messages! XXXOO

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 3:47:00 PM
    Buddhism? We chant mantra's in yoga ;) o? sahana bhavatu sahanau bhunaktu sahaviryam karavavahai tejasvi navadhitamastu ma vidvi?avahai o? santi santi santi? Thanks so much for stopping by my verses and commenting. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 5:22:00 PM
    dodoitsu AND acrostic, well written piece jaggy, thanks for providing the info at the bottom, good luck in the contest :)

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 3:34:00 PM
    Great work and it explains the customs and religion of your country..Enjoyed reading ..Reads like winning material for the contest..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 9:19:00 AM
    Wonderful and educational..BG

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 9:10:00 AM
    - As always: Lovely poem Jag. - Luck in contest !!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)