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A river of consciousness

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A river of consciousness

Seated in this great vault of a cathedral
Feeling that people around me were meditating
There was stillness and peacefulness
The artist *Shri Chinmoy began playing
The unusual triple bamboo gourd flute.
At first nothing much seemed to be happening
Then my mind quieted and my heart opened a little.
Began to feel something peaceful higher world
His melodies simple, I knew nothing about virtuosity
But somehow evoked a meditative inner quality.

Ah, the silence is the nest and music is the bird
All peace, all joy and all confidence inside the nest
And from there the music-bird comes out
And flies over this, my meditative world
The seven higher worlds and seven lower worlds
Each world has music of its own and a note of its own
My inner climbs up high, higher and highest 
And then enters into something beyond 
Helping me, molding me into transcendental image
When I hear this soulful music
An inner thrill from soles of my feet to crown of head
A river flowing through me. a river of consciousness
And this consciousness is all the time illumined.


Shri Chinmoy is the indian Flute Player.

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 11:28:00 AM

    Thank you for your kind comments Dr. Ram. Have a wonderful weekend. Live, Love, and Laugh. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 12:05:00 AM

    A medative piece here Dr Ram, i feel the peace and flow you so well describe..!

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 10:53:00 PM

    thats really nice Dr. Mehta...I envy the feeling that emanate frm ur poem...a good one.. :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 9:36:00 PM

    wow, Dr. Ram. THis is very nice. I like how you incorporated elements of your culture and meditation. A great metaphor, that river!

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 8:37:00 PM

    Thank you, Dr. Mehta, I will look for that book you mentioned. :) Catie

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 8:10:00 PM

    My friend, your Sound of flute is so nice which awakes the Soul. Wonderfully worded in poem. Thanks for sharing and for giving me congratulation on my win. I too congrats you for your win in Rick Parise, Skat's contests along with all other recent win. Thanks, bl

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 7:20:00 PM

    Lovely write Dr. Ram, I partake in your peaceful state as I read your poem. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 7:12:00 PM

    Wow! I wish I could have enjoyed that music with you. Have you ever read Yogananda? I am reading his book, "The Divine Romance" now, he spoke also of the seven heavens and seven lower worlds, but he only mentioned it in passing. hmmm... it makes me wonder. Hugs, Catie :)