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The Rama Green of Spring Inspires

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Author: 
Karnamrita Das

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Lord Rama

Krishna is Flower Bearing Spring
an easy time for reflection
encouraged by saintly company
both are heart opening
by accepting the spiritual goal—
not officially, but determinedly—
the world changes toward us
everyone becomes our teacher
no situation is unfavorable
informed by scriptural study
taught by spiritual adepts
keeping us fixed in practice
regardless of our work.

Hands & knees on the moist Earth
biological grounding created
attuned to country living
strengthened by spiritual practice
in the world, but not of it
being present in my body
focused on my heart and soul
innate talents activated
natural software and hardware
fostering sensitivity/awareness
insightful hearing, feeling, sensing
appreciating divine potential
instead of remaining repressed
out of touch with life lessons
merely sensually distracted.

Overcast skies augment colors
increasing spring green’s iridescence
bringing my thoughts to Lord Rama
inspiring me on his appearance day
appreciating Nature’s beauty as did he
though banished to the forest
Sita and Lakshman his loyal family
together created a forest festival
teaching us to seek the positive
making the best of all difficulties
though discouraged, never giving up
seeking the goal till we find it
adopting the seeker’s quest
making it our highest ideal
practicing bhakti in love
for Krishna, gurus, Vaishnavas
finding our way home.

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