Give up thy attachment to the world and become awake to thine own nature

1. Why dost thou desire wealth O Nirbhaya? Night is over, the day dawns. Awake! 2. O Nirbhaya destroy ambition and throw off the load of worldliness; know thy real Self and sleep without fear of disturbance. 3. On the scales of thy body weigh the real principle. Abandon attachment to bones and skin; O …

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The world is not real. Do not dive into this mirage; be not enslaved by attachment to any object.

11.O Nirbhaya seek with diligence to know the light of thy personality. When the Self is realised the purpose of the body will have been served for ever. 12. Do not indulge in meaningless relationships of the world O Nirbhaya. Father, mother and sons reap what they have sown. 13. Thou art without associationship O …

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This world is a snare; realise that everything is passing.

21. O Nirbhaya: This world is a snare; realise that everything is passing, passing. Apathy in prayer and. devotion does not become thee. 22. Except thine own Self, nothing is thine. O Nirbhaya, every one cares for his own welfare. 23. O Nirbhaya! Overcome thy thirst for worldly enjoyment and pride, which is illusory and …

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Do not blame or argue with anyone; thou wilt hurt the poor man and gain nothing.

31. O Nirbhaya! Endure suffering patient1y and keep thy heart balanced. By thy existence, happiness is made possible for others. 32. Arm thyself with the sword of spiritual knowledge and cut to pieces the wicked enemy – nescience – O Nirbhaya. 33. Break the thread of thy rosary O Nirbhaya, and give up hypocrisy. Banish …

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Forgive cheerfully the faults of others O Nirbhaya! Then thou also wilt be forgiven.

41. O Nirbhaya! Break the quiver of anger, thou hast no enemy O friend! 42. Discharge the missiles of divine know1edge on Avarana, at every moment it causes disruption in the world O Nirbhaya. 43. Destroy pleasure-desire with the arrows of wisdom O Nirbhaya. Avoid this snare as long as thou hast breath. 44. O …

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Throw the burden of wealth and fame from off thy head and sleep soundly

51. At every moment feel that Death is approaching. Suddenly O Nirbhaya., he will draw his sword from the scabbard. 52. When he knocks at thy door nothing more can be accomplished, therefore do now what thou shoudst do O Nirbhaya. 53. Search for the meeting place of thy fellow devotees O Nirbhaya; in. their …

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Do not oppress those who are poor and helpless; know that the high, the low and the ignorant all belong to God.

61. O Nirbhaya do not oppress those who are poor and helpless; know that the high, the low and the ignorant all belong to God. 62. Do not cause pain to others O Nirbhaya; life is short; leave not the reputation of’ a fool behind. 63. Do not treat injustice with indifference O Nirbhaya; strive …

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The ceaseless search for wealth will lead thee astray; lust for gain will impoverish thy soul

71. Cease to depend on wealth O Nirbhaya, and be satisfied with what is sufficient for thy needs. 72. Death is beating his drum and approaching nearer and nearer O Nirbhaya; take up the shield of divine Knowledge. 73. Everything in this world is transient O Nirbhaya; do not be servile and lower thyself before …

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In inner silence watch the activities of thy mind; then experience forever the bliss of Self.

91. O Nirbhaya, tide is so low that it can ebb no further. Now is the time for the body to depart. Now, fearless intelligence, return. 92. O Nirbhaya, the heart does not blossom again and again like a flowering tree. Thou canst not purchase it from the world. If thou givest it to good …

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Ibrahim Zauq

Ibrahim  Zauq  was the teacher of the poet-emperor Bahadur Shah, whose rule ended in 1858. Zauq ranks as the second greatest poet of Urdu, the first place being held by Ghalib, his rival at the Court of Delhi. It is evening in the red castle of Delhi. A wall of red stone, sixty feet high …

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The poetry of T. S. Eliot and the Bhagavad Gita

Despite the great difference between the literary and social backgrounds of the Bhagavad Gita and T. S. Eliot’s poetry, there is an essential similarity between certain ideas which are found in both. The parallelism between these ideas cannot be said to be exact for in the Bhagavad Gita they are related to other Hindu doctrines …

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