Saturday, April 4, 2015

Love is in the Air - Delight



Day 4 A to Z Challenge 2015 - Delight

Young Rama he stole the hearts of all
So proud his mother Kaushalya
Sweet Sita prayed the Lord to grace her hall
She was the golden girl of Mithila

Divinity delighted every heart
Citizens of heaven included
Sita Rama though far apart
Eternally connected


Rama and Sita in their respective homelands of Ayodhya and Mithila were the delight of all the people. Both had endearing personalities. 

Though Kaushalya was proud of her son, she was never arrogant. She was a devoted mother as she was a neglected wife. King Dasharath though a dynamic,shrewd and kind king, showered his devotion on his younger and favourite queen Kaikeyi. 

Why you may ask do I write about Kaushalya and not Dashrath?  I believe that it was Kaushalya's influence that shaped the character of Rama. Kaushalya showered her love on Rama and was a devoted mother. Her love and devotion to her son made him a loving, secure and confident person.

The vision of Lord Vishnu that Kaushalya experienced before Lord Rama was born, is a clear indication that she would be a great influence in his life and shape his character. Being the eldest son, he would be moulded to be the future king - powerful, dynamic, courageous, discerning. But Kaushalya shaped the wise, gentle, respectful, loving and gracious side of Rama.

In Mithila, young Sita, turned her devotion to Lord Vishnu. Perhaps somewhere in the depths of her soul, she felt a stirring, a knowing. Devotion to Him gave her the greatest joy. King Janak played a big part in shaping her character. He was a brave, wise and learned king, well loved and respected by his people. Sita grew up to be not only loving, compassionate and kind but also with great wisdom and tenacity two key characteristics she needed in her adulthood.

Rama and Sita, growing up to be perfectly aligned to each other, complementary and balanced. The convergence of their paths in the future required them to be both individually whole and perfectly complete when merged like two interlocking pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.Though far apart on Earth, they were connected through time and space, eternal soul mates.

But what roles will they play on the Earth? That's coming up in future verses.

Love is in the air.  May we always find delight in the Divine.


Check my previous posts in this series

Written for:  AtoZ Challenge 2015
Linking to: Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge

Check out some other Bloggers participating in the challenge: AtoZ List 2015
And the Blog-A-Rhythm AtoZ posts featuring many bloggers

The Ramayana is a historical chronicle of events during the life of Lord Rama in an ancient time in a land called Bharatvarsh a part of which is now modern day India. 

This year's theme was given to me through meditation. But more than just a theme I was also asked to write this from the perspective of Divine love and not just a recounting of the events as they took place. Hence the essence of my posts is "Love is in the air".

The individual theme and tone of my verses are also given to me. And I try to convey what Spirit wants to say through my poetry and prose. In essence, I only transcribe what is given to me, the author of these posts is my soul, the Universe, God and Goddess.


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73 comments:

  1. I'm now following your blog.

    Interesting story and poetry. "...connected through time and space"--that's my kind of line.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. Thanks Arlee. I'm so honoured. Glad you liked my post.

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  2. Vety interesting, Suzy. Divine love.

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  3. Interesting read Suzy...your verses always keep me wanting more.

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    1. Thanks Sanch. Glad you are enjoying them.

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  4. Captivating! There is so much beauty in your description, Suzy :) So many lessons can be learnt from mythological stories. I think this has a hidden lesson in parenting!! There is beauty in the details and the different perspective that you bring out.

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    1. Thanks Vidya. I think the Ramayana is a very misunderstood epic. I am only narrating what I have been asked to write.

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  5. Interesting stories to come, from a culture I don't know very much about. I look forward to learning more. Alana

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    1. Thanks Alana. There are many lessons to learn from this great epic The Ramayana. It's my favourite and I hope you will enjoy it too.

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  6. Its becoming more interesting every day. Beautiful lines.

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  7. That was an interesting read, Suzy. Thanks for sharing :) Rama and Sita are the epitome of eternal love. Looking forward to your posts in this series.

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    1. Thanks Eloquent Mind. They sure are and they are my favourite pair!

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  8. This was beautiful! I'll be back to read more of your A-to-Z!

    Cherdo
    www.cherdoontheflipside.com

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    1. Thanks Cherdo. Glad you liked it and will look forward to your visits. :)

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  9. Lovely narration Suzy :) I find something new in your words although I have read the epic before :)

    Double Jeopardy

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    1. Thanks Swathi. I think each narrator of the Ramayana sees something different in it and the same for the reader :) But I'm glad you like mine.

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  10. An endearing narration, beautifully written:)

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    1. Thanks Vishal. Glad you liked it.

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  11. Beautiful and as the story is progressing, it seems to bring peace. Very nicely written Suzy..

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    1. Thanks Happinessnadfood. in the words of Deepak Chopra - Peace is the way, so I'm glad you find my posts bring peace.

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  12. Mythology woven eloquently :) Enjoying it.

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  13. Mythology woven eloquently :) Enjoying it.

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    1. Thanks Vinay. Glad you are enjoying it.

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  14. I have never been a huge fan of Ram. Probably because I feel Sita deserved much more than injustice. But I'm loving your take on the epic!

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    1. Thanks Aathira. Perhaps there was more to the "injustice" which we see from a human perspective rather than a spiritual one - more on that later :)

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  15. Unknowingly their connections were shaped long before they met! I wonder if this happens to us common people too? Wonderfully written Suzy. Good going :)

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    1. Thanks Archana. Sure does, nothing occurs by chance :)

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  16. Kept me glued! Very nicely done, Suzy!

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  17. Beautifully narrated! Loving the divine love! :)

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  18. Its a complete delight to read your posts and to read about the life of the great king Lord Rama and Goddess Sita :)

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    1. Thanks Prasanna. Glad you are enjoying it.

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  19. My mother reads the Ramayana everyday, has been doing it for the past 50 years. I know the story by heart but love reading it over and over again, thanks for it.

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    1. Thanks Sulekha. I have also read it, heard it, watched it umpteen times and I never tire of it. Glad you love it too.

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  20. How wonderful for your readers, to be able to dig deeper into an epic. Nicely done!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thanks Michele. The Ramayana has been written and portrayed in many forms, but I always found the divine love missing from it (at least the versions I've read) and yet the essence of it is Divine love. I try to convey that in my depiction of it.

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  21. Love can and does make the world a different place.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. In the words of a Beatles song, All you need is love :) Thanks J.L

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  22. Lovely Suzy thank you - and for saying that they were individually whole and complete before they synergised with each other.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I guess you could say I've learned from experience to reach that state of understanding :)

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  23. Very interesting. I'm not well-versed in this epic, so it was interesting to learn more about the couple.

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    1. Thanks Cleemckenzie for visiting. Enjoying your theme on Burma.

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  24. Nicely done. :) I'm stopping in from the A to Z Challenge, and I hope your month is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Margo for visiting and commenting. Greatly appreciated.

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  25. I'm going back to read the posts I missed. This is a great theme and I love the way you are doing it. I have India on the brain lately, as we might be going next year, and a friend just went, and I just watched the second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm glad I found you! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I hope you enjoyed my posts and glad you liked this one. I haven't watched the movie yet but I've heard it's great.

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  26. What an enlightening theme! Your poem is lovely. I'm your newest follower.

    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie for visiting, commenting and following me. Good to meet another Kiwi blogger.

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  27. Such a lovely, inspirational theme! I too believe that love is in the air. I do my best to breathe it in daily. (It's pretty easy because my husband is awesome :) )
    ~AJ Lauer
    an A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer on Twitter

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    1. Thanks AJ. Glad you like my theme. Enjoying yours too. Thanks for dropping by.

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  28. Hey Suzy - How could you do this, each time? So captivating. So true, that Rama's character was moulded only because of Kaushalya. Such noble was the Mother. Mother of Lord Shri Rama. I can read and re-read the stories of lord Rama any time anywhere. Lord Rama is our Kuladeva for our family.

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    1. Thanks Ajay. Glad you find my posts captivating. Lord Rama is my favourite. All things Lord Rama I absolutely adore.

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  29. Kaushalya is the least talked about character in the Ramayana..though like you said, she was instrumental in shaping the way lord Rama turned out to be. So cheers for bringing up that aspect of the epic. Though I may have read this epic over and over again, but I am loving this sweet narration from your Point of view! it's a refreshing read!

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    1. Thanks Little Princess. Glad you like my interpretation of the Ramayana. Yes Kaikeyi was given more prominence. Kaikeyi played a big part in the events of the Ramayana but Kaushalya was important for the manav avatar Rama.

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  30. I loved how you described the fate of Rama and Sita... how they fulfil and complete each other. :)

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    1. Thanks Rajlakshmi. Rama and Sita were like the two sides of a coin and gave strength to each other.

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  31. Loved this Suzy. The ideal pair, the divine ones.

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    1. Thanks BookLover. They sure were the perfect pair.

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  32. Loving your narration of the Ramayana, Suzy. Nicely done. :)
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Thanks Shantala. Glad you are enjoying it.

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  33. Fantastic. I really love this description: "The convergence of their paths in the future required them to be both individually whole and perfectly complete when merged like two interlocking pieces of a jigsaw puzzle" I think this is exactly what we all look for in a partner.

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    1. We sure do Rhonda. Glad it made sense to you. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. Greatly appreciated.

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  34. Another beautifully told story. The part in Ramacharitmanas when Lord Vishnu gives Darshan to Kaushalya before Rama is born used to be my favourite as a child. It is so beautiful. Thanks Suzy for reminding me of that passage. Simply lovely!

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  35. Enjoyed reading this as much as the previous posts.

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