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.

9 comments:

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 :))
*hugs*

Sherry Wasandi said...

Yep!
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?

http://www.yogavidya.com/