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Khandana Bhava Bandhana Aarti

11 Jul

Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad

“Stand and die in your own strength, if there is any sin in the world, it is weakness; avoid all weakness, for weakness is sin, weakness is death.”

“Stand up, be bold, bestrong. Take the wholeresponsibility on yourown shoulders, and knowthat you are the creatorof your own destiny”

“They alone live who livefor others, the rest aremore dead than alive.”

“What ever you think,that you will be. If youthink yourself weak,weak you will be; if youthink yourself strong;strong you will be.”

You can find all these wonderful quotes of Swami Vivekananda written beautifully on the boards of Ramakrishna Math. Its a beautiful place and we can feel the serenity of the place as soon as we enter that area itself.  I visited Math today and I got chance to attend the evening Aarti.  “Khandana Bhava Bandhana” Aarti is so serene and singing this Aarti with several people is a divine experience :)

Khandana Bhava Bandhana Aarti : Unlooser of Our Bonds

(translation of Khandana Bhava Bandhana by
Swami Vivekananda)

We adore you, one beloved of all hearts,
Love Incarnate, blessing all by your life.
Stainless Godhead, freely taking a human form,
You have conquered human bondage and fear.
We adore you, brightest jewel of creation,
Taking from us every blemish and shame;
Form of spirit, eyes illumined with God-sight,
By your pure glance our delusion is gone.
We adore you, surging ocean of God’s bliss,
Ever radiant with the nectar of love.
When we seek you with unswerving devotion,
We pass safely through the forest of life.
We adore you, come to earth in our time,
Guide to Oneness, leading us in Truth.
When, by your grace, our inner tumult ceases
Dawns the pure light deep within our hearts.
We adore you, lifter of our sorrow,
Futi or mercy, giving us your life.
By awesome effort for the good of mankind
You destroy all bondage in this age.
We adore you, greatest of renouneers,
Wholly free from passion and possession.
0 man divine, bestow on us devotion;
Grant us strength to follow after you!
we adore you, tree from doubt, ever tearless,
Standing steadfast in the vision of God,
Giving refuge to all seekers who come to you,
Caring nothing for their station or race.
We adore you, our unshakable refuge
In this ocean of delusion and pain.
At your pure love, freely showered on all alike,
Strife and sorrow dwindle down to a drop.
Victory to you, 0 Lord!
Speech and thought cannot hold you,
Yet without you we cannot think or speak.
Victory to you, 0 Lord!
Come to the heart’s dark cave;
Reveal yourself in great radiance of light.
Victory to you, 0 Lord!
Remover of our pain,
Unlooser of our bonds,
Supreme and eternal good, we adore you!

Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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