There is this real fascination for kites that we all have. Not only when we are children but it stays within us during our entire lifetime. Same kind of fascination we have for Stars. In general for the notion of Rising and reaching above – for the sense of flying towards larger-purer spaces where we become ourselves more elevated beings. Enjoy the poem:
“The boy takes paper, cuts it and makes a kite, and flies it in the sky. Talking with his friends, he still keeps his attention on the kite string.
My mind has been pierced by the Name of the Lord,
like the goldsmith, whose attention is held by his work.”
Namdev (tailor, poet and seer = realized soul)
Poetry is one powerful, as delicate vehicle it is, for our hearts to reach there. That’s what I feel and I am no poet..
But through Meditation one can touch the highest – most desired Star, that shines on the sky of our subtle constellation – The Spirit. Then we talk about the Inner Transformation because there our Kite becomes the Sky – the vehicle identifies with the destination. In Peace.
Below is a very simple quote that shows what sahaj stands for: spirituality, genuine respect and love for true values, simplicity, connection to the roots and to the fruits of our individual and collective Tree of Life – speaking the Truth while experiencing it.
Hope many of the readers of this confession-article are sharing with me this love for Kites and Poetry and ultimately, Spirituality.
‘..I have been born in Maharashtra..Thousands of saints live in that country.
..Spirituality is the tradition of the place where I was born. Maha means great and rashtra means nation. The tradition there is of spirituality and not of alcoholism, drugism or any other ‘isms’. Spirituality is the tradition of that country where a very simple poet called Namdev was born. He was a tailor, just an ordinary tailor.
But he has written many sweet poems. I will explain what he says.
”A little boy is flying a kite in the sky. He is looking at the sky; he is talking to his friends ; he is moving up and down and discussing things here and there. But his attention is always focussed on the kite. Then, he says, a lady is carrying her little boy and doing her work in the house – giving water to her husband, sitting down with the kid, cooking and then rising up to do washing. The child is on her waist, resting. But her attention all the time is on the child. There is a woman holding a pitcher of water on her head delicately balanced. She is walking with other women. As they are walking together laughing, smiling, and talking to each other their attention is always on the pitcher of water, in the sense that the attention is on the Spirit.”
In the same way, though we have to lead a life here, it is absurd that we do not have our attention on our Spirit which is the giver of the ultimate in life.
But as soon as you begin to talk about something spiritual, people think that it is a lot of trash which should not be listened to. They want to hear the same mundane things again and again. If it is a broadcast, say, the Conservative party or the Labour, they will listen to it for hours – such mundane stuff. Every year you hear that. But if someone says ”No, this is all artificial, you have something more worthwhile within you and hearken to it” they think they have not come to hear all these things. ”What is it that this
mother is telling us ?”
But now awaken and arise!
On a different level we have to understand what these people have done so far and we have accepted it. What we have taken for granted for all these years is beyond the horizon.
A Star is shining within us and that is our Spirit.’
(the text in Blue represents quotes from Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation)