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CHORAL SYMPHONY

CHORAL SYMPHONY

Perfect harmony
Loud applause plus gratitude
From their conductor

MADHYA*

MADHYA

So much to be said
For balance, for harmony
And the middle way

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* Yogapedia explains Madhya

In the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, madhya used in the sense of it being “moderate” or “tempered” is advocated because Krishna warns that a medium approach without too much or too little work, food or practice is the best for long-term development. At the same time, too much mediocrity can slow progress and as such, it is recognized that at times more intensiveness can be helpful.

In Kashmir Shaivism, madhya can refer to Supreme Consciousness, the self or the heart. Here madhya can also be used interchangeably with sushumna nadi, the pathway through which kundalini energy rises. Meditations in this tradition may be described as “pathways to madhya.”

https://www.yogapedia.com/definition/6140/madhya

FROZEN SOLID LOCKED OUT

FROZEN SOLID LOCKED OUT

When this and that concur
And harmony is restored
’tis then that snow melts

BIT PART

BIT PART

Anonymous, unavowed
This unremarkable string
Fastened in place with pegs
To the harp’s framework
No specific name or title

Beyond the one designated
Conventionally to this one
Frequency of vibration
In one among various
Tonal systems – Pinned

The name, the tone, is true
Only if the string is stretched
To one unvarying degree
Not too tense, nor too slack
That one pure perfect note

Which, plucked over and over
Soon becomes monotonous
Quite void of all interest
A bore, dull and tedious
No wonder – Look at the word

Shush, they’re about to begin
The harp gives angelic voice
Our unremarked string sings
No longer a sole monotone
Key note in the heavenly choir

THE KARMA GARDEN

THE KARMA GARDEN

It is an important moment
When we realise that karma
Is at root all about the mind

Remaining firm and correct
The wise gardener will work
In harmony with Nature and
The seasons and elements

For given both sun and rain
And not overrun with weeds
Seeds give birth to sprouts
To flowers and fresh seeds

It is an important moment
When we realise that karma
Is at root all about the mind

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