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Let's get together to read, explore and spread the beauty, love, mystic, and spirituality expressed in World Poetry and Literature in many languages including Hindi, Urdu and Sufi Poems and Literature.

What better way to learn and explore a language than Poetry and Literature? The topics can be chosen together by members and coordinator.

You do not have to be a poet, a writer, or even very knowledgeable about poetry. All are welcome.

Snippets of poems for your consideration -

Poem by Dushyant Kumar (Hindi)

हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी पिघलनी चाहिए,
इस हिमालय से कोई गंगा निकलनी चाहिए।

आज यह दीवार, परदों की तरह हिलने लगी,
शर्त लेकिन थी कि ये बुनियाद हिलनी चाहिए।

Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit) -

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥

परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥

Mirza Galib (Urdu) -

हैं और भी दुनिया में सुख़नवर बोहोत अच्छे

कहते हैं के ग़ालिब का है अंदाज़-ए-बयाँ और

Rumi -

"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing,

and right-doing,

there is a field.

I’ll meet you there."

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Poetry of Mindfulness, Mediation & Presence + ❤️HeartMath

The Yoga Society of San Francisco

Hi, It is our pleasure to schedule 2019 kick-off event to read, listen and share the poetry and literature from around the world. We are growing - 414 - together as a community from San Francisco, East, and South Bay. Please find more about us here - Kaavya Connections - 2018 in Review https://medium.com/@imaxxs/kaavya-connections-2018-in-review-89fcca31f306 and how we became Kaavya Connections here - https://medium.com/p/poetry-and-literature-in-bay-area-my-perspective-3273d7b16d7b Please also join our mailing list to be informed of our upcoming events - https://www.kaavyaconnections.com/mailing-list/ If you would like to volunteer to help to organize the monthly gatherings, events or in any ways please reach out - [masked] What better way to start the year to remind ourselves to be mindful and be present? We are dedicating this month gathering to the theme: Mindfulness, Mediation & Presence. We read and veer off the topic poems after we read and discuss few poems on the topic. We invite you to read, discuss and share poetry and literature from languages around the world - Hindi/Urdu/English/Spanish/Russian/Turkish/German and others, including their translations and interpretations. Please feel free to bring your own poems, your favorite poems, any literature you like to share and discuss with the group. Let's sit together an enjoy a free flow of poetry and conversations on poetry. We translate original language poems into English as best as we can with the help of the group. We go with the flow of conversations during our gathering and are not restricted by the theme only. Some poems on Mindfulness, Mediation, and Presence - "Closed Path" by Rabindranath Tagore When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. "The Guest House" by Rumi This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. "Enough" by David Whyte Enough. These few words are enough. If not these words, this breath. If not this breath, this sitting here. This opening to the life we have refused again and again until now. Until now By Osho There is a music which has no sound, the soul is restless for such silent music. There is a love in which the body is not, the soul longs for such unembodied love. There is a truth which has no form, the soul longs for this formless truth. Please bring a friend, a poetic story to tell or simply come to listen and to enjoy. Above all bring your creative self. Kaavya Connections

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