Murli

194 Flips | 5 Magazines | 20 Likes | 4 Following | 3 Followers | @murlignosis | Founder @goldenlatitude. Lover of Sanskrit and the English Metre. Mostly write on Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga, whom I earnestly follow within and without.

13 places around the world that are being ruined by tourists

It's no surprise that locals often get frustrated with tourists who visit their home city.<p>Some t ourists have behaved very badly while traveling, from knocking over art displays while taking selfies to throwing items at the Queen's Guard in London.<p>Some cities have encountered so many problems with …

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Conquest

Sonnet<p>My virtues are few, vices are many. <br>Betwixt desire and dream of an enchanting life they move.<br>A slow labour in the womb of a timeless Infinity,<br>A …

Pain

Sonnet<p>My hand and feet were numb with pain, <br>My head a swirling spiral of a looming sign.<br>It portends the arrival of a Godhead wide<br>Into my suffering …

Mahasaraswati And The Perfection of Consciousness

Vedic Deities<p>No great invention of the world has ever been possible without mathematical knowledge and precision in its measuring devices, but an …

The Significance of Incense Burning — The Hindu Way

A Rebuttal<p>A rebuttal by nature is aimed at defending something precious when it is under attack, at least so is my intention here. The culture of a …

Hide and Seek

A Sonnet<p>This recurring game of hide and seek<br>Does Thee no grace O Immortal Face.<br>Wily ruses to take Thee we make<br>Only Thou dost vanish with nary a trace.<p>…

Inhabitant

A Sonnet<p>O Inhabitant, why tarry us with these masks?<br>Taunting our selves with these precarious tasks?<br>Thy magician masks constantly allure<br>Baiting us by …

Swoon

A Sonnet<p>By waking hours this scripted play<br>And numbing routine of a mortal day.<br>By hours of dream and resting night<br>Only a sliver of me, rest out of …

All Men are Echoes

A Poem<p>All men are echoes, the wave most recent<br>Of deeds long past, their authors beyond repent.<br>As in a crucible cast these mixtured selves<br>As a …

God’s Slave

Sonnet<p>I am a solitary bird of a Godhead wide,<br>Measuring earth and heaven in a single glide. <br>I am an extension of God in humanity,<br>All are my souls, all …

Dawn to Us

A Metrical Experiment<p><i>Note: A metrical experiment, of 5 & 3 words in two lines.</i><p>Fortify our will divine Master<br>Strengthen our resolve. <br>Kindle our fire …

Four Fires

A Poem<p>Four were the fires that burned in me<br>Since birth, by culture in varying intensity.<br>Knowledge dim and valour lacking <br>Sketchy server and the …

Descent

Sonnet<p>I breathed the air of God<br>Thru my head and nostril alike. <br>I broke my carapace and collarbone,<br>And bore in heart the welter and quake<p>Of a sudden …

Mahasaraswati And The Perfection Of The Divine Śruti

Vedic Deities<p>The evolution of vedic symbols is a prehistoric knowledge and does not fall within the intellectual preview of western Indology. It is …

An Ode to the Spirit

Poem<p>Song of my soul,<br>Dweller within my finite hole,<br>Reason is the law, the reason the demi-god here,<br>Song of my dream, thou art here to inspire.<p>Song of …

Shiva’s Sacrifice

Sonnet<p>A grey Hound of the heavens,<br>Ash-smeared in august silence,<br>Sits in the nude ecstasy of his being, <br>Heralding a dawn of his infinite seeing.<p>A …

The Return

A Poem<p>Lo, he is slain now, Rakshasa ten-headed<br>By Shiva’s boon a demi-urge the god’s dreaded.<br>On that field of carnage of man and demon<br>Stands pristine …

Twin-Divine

A Sonnet<p>Mother Master, our Twin-Divine<br>Architects of our Yoga beyond Time.<br>Transform us whole from head to toe<br>Spare not the higher or the depths …

Exile

A Sonnet<p>Ayodhya is no place for Thee O Rama<br>Keeper of promise of thy sire Dasaratha.<br>Bearing thy share of fate’s burden<br>All calm even to this misery …

Shiva

A Poem<p>Austere, Immense and Mystic-Bare<br>Aloof, Ancient and atop the world-stair.<br>Night-draped, Lord of goblin and ghoul<br>The many are fragments of Thy …

Purusha and Prakriti

Sonnet<p>My higher Nature wed my lower heart<br>In a secret wedlock with gods as witness.<br>The bride for the filial night<br>Must now climb into his heavens.<p>She …

Rādhā’s Lament

A Poem<p>By winding Yamuna’s banks by a tree<br>Sat Rādhā, eyes down, resting chin on knee.<p>Gone were the maidens to their houses<br>Back to their duty and their …

The Pygmy Mind

A Sonnet<p>The modern intellect, unwise and untempered<br>With its theories all mind invented. <br>Pronounce their claims with braided words<br>Arcane their speech, …

The Stone God

Sonnet<p>A stone-clad divinity, the mute pulse of a divine beat<br>Is what is hidden behind the hard vestiture. And the heat<br>And umbrage of a demi-god my …

Guru

A Sonnet<p>Master, Teacher and eternal Friend<br>Thou the emissary from the beyond.<br>My deeps thou hast peered through<br>Seen all of me, taken it all to …

Beyond the Animal

A Sonnet<p>Lo, by these winding roads have begun<br>The journey ancient to the One.<br>Numberless lives this secret remembered <br>By tireless toil the venture …

A Prayer

A Poem<p>Foster us O Mother, nurture us true<br>Wean us from this narrow groove.<p>Too feeble our call, we need Thy Power<br>To fashion our cry to our high …

Bhoga

A Sonnet<p>Every pebble on every shore<br>Not a stranger to us anymore.<br>In each line on a stranger’s face<br>We find clue of the Artist’s trace.<p>In each act of …

Churn

Poetic Re-telling of a Purānic Symbol Event<p>This the game and the wager eternal<br>Body and Soul as seat for an Elixir immortal.<br>Arrayed the denizens of …

O Krishna

A Sonnet<p>Krishna, O Krishna, Lord of the Azure<br>Beloved of Gopis and every heart pure.<br>Am now shorn of deviant guile <br>Would swap all riches for thy single …