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When the Earth was in danger 2 of 8

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When the Earth was in danger 2 of 8

Pl. See also Related BLOG of 17TH Feb

Prelude

This story is based partly on the Indian mythology and partly on my imagination.
The theme is anger, how it can destroy even the entire Earth and if controlled,
how it converts into a creative energy. The incident is from the mythology of 
Hindus, which speaks, how Shiva the supreme God of Hindus started 
one day his Tandava Nritya * or the Dance of Destruction…..What was 
the cause of this anger would be explained in the concluding part of this story. 


When the Earth was in danger

Anger then always come-up in the form of Tandava Nritya*
Sometimes by hearing, the cries, that often suffocates the mind,
Shiva’s heart melted like lava,   and came up in the form of anger,
To destroy everything, so that a new world can be formed and created. 06

This cycle of creation and destruction of the Universe,
Keep rolling and running like this, forever, we know it or not,
The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and ours the most beloved Earth,
They all are borne to play, sing and dance and to amuse each other and
Then to gradually depart or disappear,  with a silent smile one day, 
Without ever any regret before the God, for their gains or losses. 07

Even Lord Shiva* also keep the imperishable fire of time,
In the cosmic depths of his third eye, we call Trinetra,*  which reduces,
Everything to ashes, so that the cycle of creation may continue  for ever, 
On our Earth and everywhere in the  limitless space, we call Brahmanda* and 
The Universe may continue to work, as a shadow of Brahma*  or God . 08

But then, it was the question of the existence of all living beings,
There was only one hope, which could have saved the Earth,
From the cosmic fire of Shiva’s Trinetra* or the third eye,
The remedy was that someone extraordinary in beauty, dance and grace,
Should perform a flawless dance, to divert Shiva’s attention so that,
He may not generate the heat in his third eye, to destroy the Earth,
Only the removal of his grief from mind and heart,  resulted in his Tandava Nritya*
Could save the Earth and its inhabitants, from the fire of such anger blast. 09

Ravindra
Kanpur India 17th Feb. 2011			to continue in 3/5

*Brahmanda = Brahmanda (Sanskrit) (from Brahma cosmic spirit + anda egg)
Egg of Brahma; the imbodiment of Brahma, particularly the solar system, physical,
psychological, and spiritual. Hindus "called Brahma . the kosmic atom. 

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  1. Date: 2/17/2011 3:35:00 PM
    This is so well written Ravindra. You are keeping us in suspense! If it were written in free verse it could hav been an entry for the Third Eye contest. I like learning about other cultures and their history. Best to you, Diane

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 11:17:00 AM
    Ravindra, you are really developing a compelling story and I do like the mix of mythology and the potential danger earth faces if Lord Shiva is not distracted by the dance. There is a contest on now about the "third eye" and a condensed version of this story would surely be a winner. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all works out. Let me know when you post part three! Awesome writing, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 8:03:00 AM
    Continuing the dramatic and epic story.. One thing,, its an India Mythology! Ravindra, you have created the image of your poetry so good.. i feel it more than bare words,, amd mythYY images.. I love where you are taking us with this,,, and I also wanted to thank you for always remembering me.. when you are on the soup.. Sorry if some are my poems.. seem to vile,, but you know,,i'm sweet like a kitten,, but i do scratch..lol.. and right now this kitten is sad.. thanks for sharing,..POET D.

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 7:39:00 AM
    Another eloquent write in the series Ravindra my friend.. your lines are quite intriguing and the reader must continue on to the end and wanting more still... the lava erupting to parallel anger is brilliant luv.. another masterpiece creation from your very gifted pen with luv..

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 7:18:00 AM
    HI, RAvindra, and you have left us wondering again, what is to follow.... It is so cool how you take your country's lovely customs and history to bring it to us in the form of magical poetry. I notice mention of the third eye in this one. gosh,did you enter this into the contest about the third eye? Have a nice day now!

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 7:09:00 AM
    You are very beautifully carrying this awesome Indian tradition we are so proud of. Hats Off

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 4:13:00 AM
    NOTE: I have posted a Blog today on Tandava Nritya and would request my friends to please see the blog also for knowing more about this beautiful dance from India. Love and best wishes ....Ravindra