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From the Poets

Dear Readers! The Bhagavad Gita describes the Lord as Kavi, the Supreme Poet, and the entire creation as His Poem. Our beloved Lord, Bhagawan Baba, himself began his every divine discourse with a short but spellbinding poem that condensed profound spiritual truths into simple a nutshell, instantly elevating our consciousness into the Light of higher wisdom and joy. Bhagawan also honoured and encouraged many famed poets in his divine presence, where they assembled with devotion and offered their labours of love during various important occasions. Bhagawan says that true poets are the pioneers who mark out the road for human progress along the lines of love and unity, and with their sharper vision share the divine quality of knowing and recognising the next step (SSS 5-48).

Through this special feature, we hope to bring to attention such poets and their poems for our benefit. If any of you feel inspired and wish to share a poem composed by you, then please mail to poems@srisathyasai.org.uk


Swami’s Discourses

He does not hesitate, hum and haw,
He does not calculate, pause and ponder, He does not wait, waver, wander,
Collecting, selecting thoughts and words. He seeks no notes or quotes,
He does not tarry decorating speech
With flowery frills, dressing borrowed phrase In shimmering gloss. He is no orator
Cultivating cults, clamouring for claps, Publicity-prone. He does not declaim,
Circumlocute,
Or even, speak. He talks to you and you and you And every single you, sitting there,
The Arjunas, willing to reach but afraid to march. He talks on the task ahead and the Truth within.

N. Kasturi
Prasanthi Nilayam, India

Source: Loving God by N. Kasturi