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Mira (The Divine Lover)

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Preface Mira, the Divine Lover, another title in the Mystics of the East Series, presents the life and message of one of the most popular devotees that India has produced. Born and brought up in a royal family, Mira followed the path of divine love with unflinching dedication, in spite of public censure, persecution by her family and even attempts on her life. Love and devotion for the Lord and the Master come alive for us in the songs of Mira. Her personal story of love and lo...

Preface

Mira, the Divine Lover, another title in the Mystics of the East Series, presents the life and message of one of the most popular devotees that India has produced. Born and brought up in a royal family, Mira followed the path of divine love with unflinching dedication, in spite of public censure, persecution by her family and even attempts on her life.

Love and devotion for the Lord and the Master come alive for us in the songs of Mira. Her personal story of love and longing for God, exquisitely expressed in her inimitable poems, has been sung in Indian households for hundreds of years. Men and women, young and old, have sung her songs at village weddings, at village wells and in the streets, Mira expresses her longing for the Lord and the pain of separation from her Master with the anguish of a bride torn from her bridegroom. What she sings of is what all devotees sing of, deep within their heart. It is a cry to end duality, to merge in the One, to live in eternal and lasting bliss and peace. It is a song that is the same today as it was when Mira was singing. It is the song of love.

The poems selected for this volume are presumed to be those composed after Mira came in contact with Saint Ravidas. The poems clearly reflect the unity of the message of all mystics, who always urge us to seek the Lord within the temple of our own body, to learn the technique of going within ourselves from a true Master, and through the practice of Shade or Nam, imparted by the Master, to journey into the inner regions and reach our True Home.

 

Contents

 

Preface ix
Part I
 
Life and Message  
Mira’s Life 3
Mira’s Message 31
Part II
 
Selected Poems
 
Ferry Me Across 55
Love’s Complaint 56
A Petition 57
Mira’s Agony 58
All Roads Closed 60
Flame Merging into Flame 62
Sleepless Nights 64
Repeat the Lord’s Name 6
The Five-Colored Garment 66
The Rare Toy 68
The Day Is Short 69
Mira in Torment 70
Longing for the Jogi 71
Firm Resolve 74
The Beloved Comes Home 75
Be Steadfast 76
Why Art Thou Piqued? 78
Sold to the Saints 79
Mira Is Steadfast 80
Love’s Reproach 82
I Will Not Blink 83
The Lord’s Slave 84
A Prayer 85
The Master’s Lotus Feet 86
A True Devotee 87
The Insane 88
The Mighty Oak 90
Swan of the Crystal Lake 92
External Observances 94
A Profound Truth 96
The Bond of Love 97
The Divine Washerman 98
In the Lord’s Will 100
My Eternal Companion 102
A Sound Bargain 103
Smitten by Love 104
Mira’s Eternal Consort. 105
The Spinning Wheel 106
Above Slander and Praise 108
The Master’s Grace 110
Mira’s Torment 111
Forsake Not, 0 Master . 113
A Rare Boon 114
One Who Drinks Nectar 116
To Meet the Beloved 118
The Intoxication of Love. 120
An Invocation to the Master 121
Longing for the Lord. 122
Nam My Only Possession 123
Light Thy Temple 125
Satsang 127
My Eyes Ache 128
Divine Wedding 129
Clue to the Eternal Abode 132
The Path of Devotion 134
An Invocation 136
The Wealth of Nam 138
Love 139
None like the Lord. 140
Fish Thirsty in Water 141
Awaken, 0 Lord 142
The Way 144
The Springtime 145
In Adoration 147
A Rare Chance 149
The Lord and His Name. 151
Longing for the Master 152
Mira’s Refrain 154
Without the Lord’s Name 155
The Adept Marksman 156
Pure as Gold 158
The Obligation of the Path 159
A Prayer to the Master 161
Wed the Unbigoted One 162
Mira Firm in Her Devotion 164
The Nectar of Nam 166
Divine Love 167
The Lord’s Name. 169
Sleep for Sale. 170
The Bracelet 173
Within Thy Body 176
The Lord as the Guest. 177
The Anchorite 179
As You Deem Fit. 181
The Ways of the Swan. 182
The Lover’s Prayer 184
The Bond of Ego. 187
Tidings of the Beloved. 188
Let Not the Lord Go 190
The Way of the Tree. 191
While There Is Sunshine 192
The Craving of Miras Eyes 194
The True Queen 195
A Rainy Day 197
The Beloved Comes Home 199
One with the Ocean. 201
Endnotes. 203
Glossary. 205
Bibliography 211
Index Of Hindi/Gujarati First Lines 215
Subject Index 219
Addresses For Information And Books 223
Boxes On This Science 229

 

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Item Code: NAD415 Author: V. K. Sethi Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2009 Publisher: Radha Soami Satsang Beas ISBN: 9788182568327 Size: 9.0 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 240 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 420 gms
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