Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Opulence of the Absolute.

तेषामेवानुकम्पार्थमहमज्ञानजं तमः |
नाशयाम्यात्मभावस्थो ज्ञानदीपेन भास्वता ||

From The Bhagavad Gita.
(Chapter 10, Verse 11)

Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali.


Tangled up in blue... said...

I dont understand Sanskrit all that well, but I think this translates something like this..

I, who am inside their hearts, for them with love, shall destroy the darkness of ignorance with the light that is knowledge.


Beautiful and yes, opulent.

And you've read the Geeta? Wow!

Happy Diwali, Sherry! :)

Sherry Wasandi said...

That's almost a bull's eye! The exact translation though sounds a little more condescending and preachy. And it took me ages to type it in blogger!

I work with double-edged swords only. :)

I've read extracts of everything. The Gita, Vedas, Upanishads, etc. Couldn't quite get myself to read all of it. My non-religious self has clearly defined limits.

Happy Diwali to you too! I wish I knew your actual name. :)

Misanthropist said...

Did you take that picture?
The diya in the bowl looks so beautiful.
Wish you a very happy diwali :))

Sherry Wasandi said...

I get to handle the flower and candle arrangements every year, so I get to photograph it as well.

To you too! Have a great one.

Mer-curial-maiden said...

Hope you had a lovely time :)

Tangled up in blue... said...

Oops I forgot to compliment you on the flowers and candles..its a really beautiful photo! :)

And my actual name is Karishma. :)

Tangled up in blue... said...

Strangely nobody ever asks me for it. ;)

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Mer-curial-maiden : I hope you did too!

The time I had, however, will have a post dedicated to itself. :)

@ Tangled up in blue: Thank you!

And I think people don't ask because most bloggers are paranoid about anonymity. Besides, it might even be considered rude to ask if the person in question does not disclose it themselves. I took a chance.

That said, it's very nice to have come across you in cyber-land Karishma. :)

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about this edition of the Gita?