8960Re: A lunar eclipse, and a sister remembered
- Nov 2, 2004Dear Morris!
Ah! You tell this function-tale so beatifully and with such
heart! I just arrived at this site in a perturbed, defiant and
melancholy mood (Oh dear!), and now my spirits are totally lifted!
I am all gratitude!
Really, it is amazing what this site can do!!!!!! (You know, one
exclamation mark just doesn't do it sometimes! And I love
exclamation marks! Just because of that here are some
more: !!!!!!!* Wonderful!) Anyway, this site must embody a really
accessible divine consciousness, or something very nice :0). Very
Yes, I revel in these function-stories, imbued with such a sweet
personal touch and so full of heart! My profuse thanks to everyone
Thank you again and Joy to all!
*Don't push your luck. Addiction to exclamation points soon leads to
the harder stuff. Pretty soon you'll be a hundred-asterisks-a-day
man... -Assistant Moderator
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, morrisklein27
> I particularly enjoyed the meditation on October 27 for a lot of
> reasons. I loved the concert of bhajans (devotional songs) in honor
> of Sri Chinmoy's late sister Lily-Di. I loved the glorious
> vegetarian feast that followed the concert and meditation. I loved
> the film that showed Sri Chinmoy offering his heartfelt prayers
> before his morning weight training.
> The Sri Chinmoy Bhajan Singers performed with tremendous
> tenderness and self-giving. Their faces shone as they sang sacredshed
> songs not only to the traditional cosmic gods and goddesses, but
> also to Lily, Sri Chinmoy's beloved sister. Many of the singers
> tears as they sang, and had to wipe their eyes again and again.relatives,
> Sri Chinmoy told many cute and charming stories about his
> including one significant story connected with Lily. He weptcan
> bitterly when his sister died. Once, as he was grieving in private,
> her soul came to him and scolded him for crying for her physical.
> The soul, she explained to him, is the only real reality that we
> claim. Sri Chinmoy responded to his sister by saying that thebrother
> physical has its own supreme importance, and that was why he was
> I just want to quote the following paragraph about Lily from "My
> Brother Chitta," a book Sri Chinmoy wrote following his dear
> Chitta's death in 1998:heart
> "My sister Lily's nickname is Rani, which means "Queen." All her
> life, my sister has had the aura of a queen. When she walks, mixes
> with people, talks- in anything she does- she always maintains a
> very special kind of high dignity. She has a very soft oneness-
> also, but her queenly dignity is really something rare and unique."
> After the function many of us took our Indian meals outside to look
> at the lunar eclipse. The moon was a sullen, deep ochre, as if
> enveloped by heavy gauze. Interestingly, Sri Chinmoy's dhoti
> (spiritual garment) was the same deep orange or ochre color as the
> eclipsed moon.
> Morris Klein
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