Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pibare Ramarasam....

Pibare rama rasam rasane.......

This song has been running in my mind for quite some days(inclusive of nights). I found something soul stirring about this song.Not any singer's voice, nor just the music....Something beyond.Something to do with what the poet is trying to convey.It has been horripilating me.

On being dug further,with claims that it is just another song in praise of lord Rama and mentions that it was rather absurd as Ramarasam sounded like a 'rasam' with Rama boiling in it or even mind picture of Rama being squeezed to get some juice and all of us raising a toast.

Weird.....

This was when I began to ponder... consider this....the literal meaning of the word 'Raama',unlike the conventional 'Raamaa' connotation, is ' the beauty' 'n this might ve been the reason behind the lord's depiction. Think of rama now....

Rama...The abstract notion of beauty.Beauty that is omnipresent....Beauty that is omnipotent...that is dark and bright....that is ugly and beautiful....that is day and night....that is static and dynamic...that exists in poles and in all thats between....

Beauty that is Divine...

Look at the Depiction of Kaali.. a dark woman in a devilish form clad in skin and bones and whatever we are made of. The beauty of existence. Kaali, the dark dynamic unseen soul clad in all that makes a being....the blood,the skin,the bones,the hairs the flesh....scary! but how is that the human is so beautiful??

Look at Shivam .... the matter....the fair macho man clad in animal skin and snakes with matted locks of hair, ashes the final remnants smeared all over.....ashes the final remnants of these temporary dwellings called bodies......the destiny....

This fear is joyful....

Gowri the light with Shyamala the dark...

In the gentle rustle of handsome trees, in every drop of quenching waters,in every little juicy fruit, in every move of the household beings, in every pain, in every joy,in every little drop of tear,in every hearty smile,in the still and the dynamic, in presence, in absence,in every speck of this binary world.......Rama the beautiful

It is this Beauty that vanishes the painful line of fear between birth and death.

Janana marana bhaya shoka vidhooram

It is this Beauty that is the essence of all that has ever been sung.

Sakala shaastra nigama aagama saaram

It is this Beauty that is the song in the Aashrama and has been drunk by the spiritual mouths of Sages who have tasted Eternity......

This,I suppose,should have been the Beauty that creation intended.

The Existence...

The Oneness....

Rasane Pibare Raama rasam

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