THE DANCE OF SHIVA
Truly,Ã‚Â LOVEÃ‚Â isÃ‚Â theÃ‚Â soleÃ‚Â universalÃ‚Â experience. In modern times, we allÃ‚Â knowÃ‚Â Human Love, but can we cross over toÃ‚Â Divine Love, as the Sufis seemed to do?
A song ,i wrote….(Surya Rao Maturu)
THEÃ‚Â Ã‚Â DANCEÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â OFÃ‚Â SHIVA
Ã‚Â FRIENDS,Ã‚Â I sing you the SongÃ‚Â of Shiva
Ã‚Â TheÃ‚Â ancientestÃ‚Â Ã‚Â God on Earth.
Ã‚Â Who dances the Nat, dusk to dawn
Ã‚Â Atop Mount Kailasa,every night;
Ã‚Â Night after night.
Ã‚Â He cannotÃ‚Â stop ,now or ever.
Ã‚Â He dances on the Dance of Shiva.
Ã‚Â Yonder back in time,
Ã‚Â When the Devas and Asuras,
Ã‚Â churned the Ocean of Desires, for Nectar,
Ã‚Â Out came Hemlock Primieval,
Ã‚Â Deadlier than the deadliest Death.
Ã‚Â All fled,
Ã‚Â No one to save life on earth,
Ã‚Â But for Shiva, the Tribal God.
Ã‚Â So, he consented,
Ã‚Â Drank up the Kaalakoota,
Ã‚Â Kept it locked up in his throat,..
Ã‚Â If, but one drop descends down,
Ã‚Â The universe will become ash,
Ã‚Â Even Shiva would die.
Ã‚Â Slowly,the poison turned his neck blue,
Ã‚Â Then, his entire body ,blue,
Ã‚Â The pain was GodÃ‚Â awful,
Ã‚Â Even for Shiva, the Blue Tribal God.
Ã‚Â Everyday, as soon as the sun sets,
Ã‚Â All is quiet, and private,
Ã‚Â Shiva becomes Nataraja,
Ã‚Â The Celestial Dancer,
Ã‚Â To the beat of Dhamruk,Cymbals,Conches & ,
Ã‚Â A Thousand Serpants hissing,
Ã‚Â Goblins screeching,
Ã‚Â Spirits of the Upper Air howling,
Ã‚Â All in pain,rage, anger,
Ã‚Â Shiva dances like Mad.
Ã‚Â He is addicted,can’t stop it.
Ã‚Â Till yesterday, today, and on till
Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The earth ends its life 5 billions years,
Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â hence
Ã‚Â Only by dancing so,
Ã‚Â Can Shiva bear the soul-searing agony, pain, terror &
Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â despair.
Ã‚Â Yesterday, I asked in my dream, Shiva,
Ã‚Â Who was quiet & not dancing then,
Ã‚Â He replied :
Ã‚Â Because, There IsÃ‚Â No Love.
Ã‚Â There are no Devas or Asuras.
Ã‚Â It is just a metaphor for Men & Women,
Ã‚Â Who want all the Good things of Life,
Ã‚Â And, none of the Bad;
Ã‚Â And refuse to Love one another.
Ã‚Â Unrequited LoveÃ‚Â accumulates,
Ã‚Â And coagulates into Kalakoota.
Ã‚Â So,said , Shiva,
Ã‚Â Love, Love,Love.
Ã‚Â This is the simplest secret to God,
Ã‚Â Then, Now & Forever.
Ã‚Â If, you meet someone,
Ã‚Â Who offers you Love,
Ã‚Â Don’t Test it,
Ã‚Â Don’t Garbage it,
Ã‚Â Don’t Kill it ,
Ã‚Â Take it ,and ,
Ã‚Â Plant it in your Heart.
Ã‚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,