Platonic Relationships / love

This is the ancient, philosophical interpretation And those who only know the non-platonic love have no need to talk of tragedy. In such love there can be no sort of tragedy. ― Leo Tolstoy,

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Platonic love is a special emotional and spiritual relationship between two people who love and admire one another because of common interests, a spiritual connection, and similar worldviews. It does not involve any type of sexual involvement. Most friendships begin as either personal or professional.

It is named after Greek philosopher Plato, though the philosopher never used the term himself. Platonic love as devised by Plato concerns rising through levels of closeness to wisdom and true beauty from carnal attraction to individual bodies to attraction to souls, and eventually, union with the truth.

 

 

 

Courtesy – https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-empowerment-diary/201802/the-secret-platonic-relationships

Stay Happy, Healthy and Safe -85

Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high,
where knowledge is free.
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.
Where words come out from the depth of truth,
where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection.
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it’s way
into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.
Where the mind is led forward by thee
into ever widening thought and action.
In to that heaven of freedom, my father,
LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE!

 

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali

 

 

Stay Happy, Healthy and Safe – 72

सूफी परंपरा में ईश्वर को हमेशा प्रेमी के रूप में देखा गया है. दरवाजा केवल उन लोगों के लिए ही खुलता है, जो अपने को उसके प्रेम में खो चुके होते हैं.

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No matter what people call you, you are just who you are.

Keep to this truth.

You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life.

We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone.

No one can help us.

So consider carefully,

what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?

 

Shams Tabrizi

 

सू

Stay happy, healthy and safe – 17

सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः।

satyameva jayate nānṛtaṃ satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ।

Truth alone triumphs, not falsehood.
Through Truth lies Devayâna- the path of gods.

असत्य नहीं,  सत्य हमेशा विजयी होता है।

सत्य देवताओं तक जाने का मार्ग है।

Source – Mundaka, III. i. 6

क्या आप जानते हैं? महारामायण या योग वशिष्ठ क्या है?

Maharamayan or Yoga Vasistha – The Science of Self Realization and the Art of Self Realisation.
The Yoga Vasistha is a  detailed conversation between Sri Rama and his Spiritual teacher Vasistha Maharshi.

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योग वशिष्ठ  को ‘महारामायण’ कहा जाता है क्योंकि इसमें वाल्मीकि रामायण से लगभग चार हजार अधिक श्लोक हैं। इसमें करीब 32,000 श्लोक हैं और विषय को समझाने के लिए बहुत सी लघु कहानियां और किस्से इसमें शामिल किए गए हैं। योग वशिष्ठ एक हिंदू आध्यात्मिक ग्रंथ है। जिसे रामायण के लेखक महर्षि वाल्मीकि ने लिखा है। यह आत्म बोध का विज्ञान और आत्म बोध की कला दोनों है। योग वशिष्ठ, श्री राम और उनके आध्यात्मिक गुरु वशिष्ठ महर्षि के बीच एक विस्तृत बातचीत है। अतः मान्यता है कि मानव मन में उठने वाले सभी सवालों के जवाब यह ग्रंथ दे सकता है और मोक्ष पाने में इंसान की मदद कर सकता है। 

Vasistha to Rama –

When the mind is at peace and the heart leaps to the supreme truth, when all the disturbing thought- waves in the mind-stuff have subsided and there is unbroken flow of peace and the heart is filled with the bliss of the absolute, when thus the truth has been seen in the heart, then this very world becomes an abode of bliss.

(II:12)

वशिष्ठ राम से – जब मन शांत  होता है और हृदय सर्वोच्च सत्य की अग्रसर होता है, जब सभी परेशानियाँ व विचार- मन में तरंगें थम जाती हैं और शांति का अखंड प्रवाह होता है और हृदय इस तरह पूर्ण आनंद से भर जाता है, जब सत्य को हृदय में देखा गया है, तब यह संसार आनंदमय बन जाता है।

550 Prakash Purab – Sri Guru Nanak Dev

Make compassion the cotton,

contentment the thread,

modesty the knot and truth the twist.
This is the sacred thread of the soul;

if you have it, then go ahead and put it on me.

 

  • Guru Nanak
  • Raag Aasaa 471:5383-4

 

Let go of your worries 

रूमी की पंक्तियों आपको क्या कहतीं हैं? ज़रूर बतायें. आप सबों के विचार मेरे लिए बेहद मायने रखते हैं.
What did Rumi mean when he said:

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Let go of your worries 

and be completely clear-hearted,

like the face of a mirror

that contains no images.

If you want a clear mirror,

behold yourself

and see the shameless truth,

which the mirror reflects.

If metal can be polished

to a mirror-like finish,

what polishing might the mirror

of the heart require?

Between the mirror and the heart

is this single difference:

the heart conceals secrets,

while the mirror does not.

 

Rumi ❤️