So This One is For Me?

I mentioned in one of my recent posts that I’ve begun looking into bhakti yoga. (So many feels!) I’m incredibly thankful for the help of Silence Maestas, who recommended many resources to me. One of these was Dance of Divine Love, by Graham M. Schweig.

As new copies were retailing for $60USD I quickly flipped to the “buy used” tab, where it was being sold for less than half that. It turns out, the most reasonably priced copy was inscribed by the author.

I can live with that. 😉

Surrender

I finally caved and purchased a couple of books on Bhakti yoga. One was a small tract by Swami Vivekananda. The other was The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion, which is a translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras, with commentary by Prem Prakash.

The former was a slight disappointment for no real rational reason other than its dry, cold tone, but the latter has broken me wide open. I’m not sure how I should proceed, except to surrender.

So surrender I shall.

 

My Life is an Act of Devotion

My heart was a vessel brimming with love that burned my skin and broke my soul. All my life I waited for Someone to take this cup from within me and drink from it, so I that I would know release. You, My Lady, have taken the cup from me and emptied it to the last drop.

And then You filled it again.

Ballade

My Lady came to me last night
She smiled at me, so heavenly!
She wore the Moon upon her brow
And decked herself in shining white
The goddess I saw before me
Was she a vision or a dream?

My Lady came to me last night,
I danced for her so winsomely.
She granted me a starry crown
And gave me raiment shining bright
The goddess I saw before me
Was she a vision or a dream?

My Lady came to me last night
She came to me so lovingly
And still I longed to ask her how
Her face and form could fill my sight
The goddess I saw before me
Was she a vision or a dream?

My Lady came to me last night
Her face so fair in evening’s light
The goddess I saw before me
Was she a vision or a dream?

A Hymn to Maha Sarasvati

Maha Devi Sarasvati, Mother of us all
Maha, Maha Sarasvati, mother of my soul
Devi, Devi, Spun the space between the stars
Maha Devi, Devi SAM, Sarasvati AUM

Devi in the Ocean’s roaring waves,
Maha, Maha Sarasvati Maha Devi Maha AUM
Sarasvati in the waters’ cool embrace
AUM, Devi, Devi, Sarasvati, Devi SAM

Sarasvati Devi, Heaven hanging on a star
Maha, Maha Devi Sarasvati AUM
Devi, Devi, light the Sun’s consuming fire
AUM, Maha Devi, Devi Sarasvati SAM

Builds the mountains, grinds them down
Maha Devi, Devi, Devi, Devi Ma
Painting dark spots on Her moon
AUM SAM Devi Maha Sarasvati Ma

AUM SAM Maha Devi Sarasvati
Sarasvati Devi, Devi, Devi, Devi
Sarasvati, Sarasvati Maha Devi Ma
Om Sam Sarasvatyai Namah!

Feathered Wings

I ride the winds on feathered wings
Beneath me fall all worldly things
I leave behind my care and woe
I leave behind all my sorrows
When I fly away with Sarasvati

I ride the winds on feathered wings
To learn the songs my goddess sings
I see the stars that paint the sky
To learn their names and ask them why
When I fly away with Sarasvati

I ride the winds on feathered wings
And greet the joy each new day brings
I kiss the clouds, embrace the moon
And know that each night ends too soon
When I fly away with Sarasvati

I ride the winds on feathered wings
When I fly away with Sarasvati
When I fly away with Sarasvati