Aum Matre NamahA The Devi waiting for Her children (c) Jayant Kalawar 2019
Our goal in life
To be successful
Be in the right place
At the right time
Think the right things and
Perform the right way for
Single pointed acquisition and consumption.
First acquire and consume space:
Clear forests, drive out the locals.
Then set clocks to coordinate and
Slowly bleed cultural time,
the rhythms of natural life,
the rituals of learning
Then content: How to and how not to think. The Scientific. The Rational. The Logical.
Snuff out imagination
and learning by doing.
Art in Cubes
Architecture in Glass
Urban Design in Squares
Maps with Borders
In the Vibrant Cosmos.
She is waiting
Aum Shri GaNeshAya NamahA, Celebrating the Divya PurushA, evening of September 12th 2018, ChinmayA Mission, Cranbury, New Jersey (photo by jayant kalawar)
by jayant kalawar
He is the master of GaNas, categories.
We categorize the cosmos, slice and dice it.
So our limited cognitive ability can digest
What the senses deliver to us.
Our categories become our obstacles.
What they exclude makes for our ignorance, Avidya.
He removes these obstacles that make us ignorant, Vigna-hArA.
He is Buddhi-dAtA.
He blesses the SAdhakA,
Who strives to explore beyond ignorance,
With intellect, Buddhi.
He is Moksha-dAtA.
He shows the path to MokshA
To the SAdhakA who uses his intellect
To explore beyond the sensory world.
He is with us always.
We forget to remember
And connect with Him
So that He can guide us.
Aum Shri GaneshAya NamahA.
Above is a paraphrased summary of my interpretation of a short talk by Swami ShantAnandA at Chinmaya Mission, Cranbury, NJ on the evening of September 12th 20h18.