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Re: Sri Chinmoy Changes The Rose

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  • suchana27
    Dear Morris, ¡Hola! I am sure we´ll get a video of that uplifting ceremony in Celebrations and see how far a sacred moment can go! :) Lots of Congratulations
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 31, 2005
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      Dear Morris,

      ¡Hola! I am sure we´ll get a video of that uplifting ceremony in
      Celebrations and see how far a sacred moment can go! :)

      Lots of Congratulations for your so inspiring participation in the
      World Harmony Run!

      In oneness,
      Suchana


      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, morrisklein27
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > Dear Suchana,
      >
      > And I'm not sure that we can ever thank YOU enough for offering us
      > these precious spiritual gems.
      >
      > With deepest gratitude,
      >
      >
      > Morris
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, suchana27
      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > Just the other day while exchanging some news with a Chilean poet
      > and
      > > friend, I remembered a most important ceremony I witnessed on my
      > > Guatemala trip.
      > > On July 2, Sri Chinmoy was invited as the most special visitor
      who
      > would
      > > later ¨change the rose¨ at the Governmental Palace.
      > >
      > > About ten years ago the thirty-six year civil war was over in
      > > Guatemala and a beautiful sculpture with two hands up was made to
      > > celebrate the occasion. From that day on a white rose is changed
      > > every day and a new fresh white rose is put on one of the hands
      as
      > a
      > > symbol of new life and feeling that everything that seems
      > impossible
      > > becomes real afterwards, including harmony among people.
      > >
      > > That morning Sri Chinmoy received the fresh white rose from a
      group
      > > of little children who kindly walked in silence towards him with
      a
      > > most respectful reverence. Guru picked up the old rose and put
      the
      > > fresh one and offered a very soulful concert.
      > >
      > > When he thanked the President of the Palace, he referred to the
      > word
      > > ´Guatemala´ and offered his ´mala´ of gratitude for such a
      > > significant opportunity to help harmony to take place.
      > >
      > > For the Hispanic people, the white rose also reminds us of Jose
      > > Marti´s most celebrated poem written in the XIX Century. He was
      the
      > > father of the Cuban independence, taught at Guatemala University
      > and
      > > had a very active and short life. His poetry is a song of freedom
      > > that fosters the highest moral values of human beings. Apart from
      > > another famous poem of his -The Guatemalan girl- this ´white
      rose´
      > I
      > > am sharing with you:
      > >
      > > (an English version)
      > >
      > > I cultivate a white rose
      > > In January and June as well
      > > For the sincere friend
      > > Who is holding out his frank hand.
      > >
      > > And for the cruel one
      > > Who gets out the heart I live with,
      > > Neither thistle nor nettle I cultivate,
      > > I cultivate the white rose.
      > >
      > > If you like to see more of Marti´s work and life, please go to:
      > >
      > > http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/rosa/rosa.html
      > >
      > > Once again, it is never enough to be grateful to Guru for
      offering
      > > countless inner and outer white roses to every human life!
      > > Suchana
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