Truly,Â LOVEÂ isÂ theÂ soleÂ universalÂ experience. In modern times, we allÂ knowÂ Human Love, but can we cross over toÂ Divine Love, as the Sufis seemed to do?
A song ,i wrote….(Surya Rao Maturu)
THEÂ Â DANCEÂ Â Â OFÂ SHIVA
Â FRIENDS,Â I sing you the SongÂ of Shiva
Â TheÂ ancientestÂ Â God on Earth.
Â Who dances the Nat, dusk to dawn
Â Atop Mount Kailasa,every night;
Â Night after night.
Â He cannotÂ stop ,now or ever.
Â He dances on the Dance of Shiva.
Â Yonder back in time,
Â When the Devas and Asuras,
Â churned the Ocean of Desires, for Nectar,
Â Out came Hemlock Primieval,
Â Deadlier than the deadliest Death.
Â All fled,
Â No one to save life on earth,
Â But for Shiva, the Tribal God.
Â So, he consented,
Â Drank up the Kaalakoota,
Â Kept it locked up in his throat,..
Â If, but one drop descends down,
Â The universe will become ash,
Â Even Shiva would die.
Â Slowly,the poison turned his neck blue,
Â Then, his entire body ,blue,
Â The pain was GodÂ awful,
Â Even for Shiva, the Blue Tribal God.
Â Everyday, as soon as the sun sets,
Â All is quiet, and private,
Â Shiva becomes Nataraja,
Â The Celestial Dancer,
Â To the beat of Dhamruk,Cymbals,Conches & ,
Â A Thousand Serpants hissing,
Â Goblins screeching,
Â Spirits of the Upper Air howling,
Â All in pain,rage, anger,
Â Shiva dances like Mad.
Â He is addicted,can’t stop it.
Â Till yesterday, today, and on till
Â Â The earth ends its life 5 billions years,
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â hence
Â Only by dancing so,
Â Can Shiva bear the soul-searing agony, pain, terror &
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â despair.
Â Yesterday, I asked in my dream, Shiva,
Â Who was quiet & not dancing then,
Â He replied :
Â Because, There IsÂ No Love.
Â There are no Devas or Asuras.
Â It is just a metaphor for Men & Women,
Â Who want all the Good things of Life,
Â And, none of the Bad;
Â And refuse to Love one another.
Â Unrequited LoveÂ accumulates,
Â And coagulates into Kalakoota.
Â So,said , Shiva,
Â Love, Love,Love.
Â This is the simplest secret to God,
Â Then, Now & Forever.
Â If, you meet someone,
Â Who offers you Love,
Â Don’t Test it,
Â Don’t Garbage it,
Â Don’t Kill it ,
Â Take it ,and ,
Â Plant it in your Heart.
Â Love is Twice Blessed,
The Giver & the Receiver.
Love is Valid forever.
Love is a Brahma-Astra, Which,
If sent back,
Kills the Sender.
It is the Closest,
You can come to Shiva.
Else, Shiva will have to keep dancing on,
Night after Night,
after Night After Night,