I'm the soul that fills the WHOLE

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 4th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This poem is an analogy to the philosophy of the Sloka 14 of Chapter 15 in the spiritual scripture of Bhagavad Gita.

Soul is ineffable and so cannot be defined in concrete terms but, the wise always say it can be realized by oneself if meditated upon within one's own inner sanctum.

I've tried to give an interpretation of the Soul in this simple poem, as the Soul is personified as it speaks in its Souliloquy

The Soul is the Infinite

Soul is everything but it's not a THING. It cant be seen or touched by any of the five senses we humans are equipped with.

Soul is infinite but perceived as the fragments existing in every thing as different souls.

The Soul has neither Birth nor Death, but exists eternally, not influenced by time or matter.

Soul is the animate and the inanimate, the Seen and the Unseen, the Thought and the Non-thought.

Soul cannot be dissected under a nano-camera nor assessed with a mathematical formula. There's no litmus test for it and there's neither a DNA test or whatever you invent in future.

Soul has neither a center nor a boundary, and it cannot be identified with any known pointing devices.

And,

The Soul is the I that is Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent and yet I search everywhere for my Soul except within myself.

Ignore this object Body and switch off the senses and look into yourself and find The Soul that is You and Me that shines as I forever beyond the Time.

I'm the soul that fills the WHOLE

This poem describes the Soul in a brief Souliloquy.
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I'm the one that fires your imagination
I'm the life that drives your machine

I'm the grace with which you always move
I'm the space that you cannot remove

I'm the thought that penetrates the atom
And I'm the current that thrives in any system

I'm the one and only one with every ONE
I'm the memory of the time that ticks ever, not anon

I'm the source of all the known and unknown
I'm the force that has flown and outshone

I'm the soul that fills the WHOLE
And I'm the infinite and I'm the goal



Note: I thought I was the first to coin this word Souliloquy, but I was surprised to find that it was already there since 1986.

The meaning of Sloka 14 of Chapter 15

Sloka 14 of Chapter 15 of Bhagavad Gita.

Aham Vaishvanaro Bhutva
Praninam Dehamashritah
Prana Pana Sama Yukta
Pachamyannam Chaturvidham

It speaks of the universal life fire existing within all the creatures.

Meaning:
Becoming the life-fire in the bodies of living beings
mingling with the upward and downward breaths
I digest the four kinds of food.




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author avatar Buzz
5th Sep 2011 (#)

Truly beautiful and spiritual poetry, my friend. It's high time we got acquainted with our infinite higher selves. Namaste!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
21st Sep 2011 (#)

Namaste, my friend.

Thank you.
Have you noticed the 'soul'ful energy and its miracle of majestic smiles on the faces of those graceful dancers!

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author avatar Retired
5th Sep 2011 (#)

Simply beautiful....thanks for sharing....

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you Magyck!

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author avatar juny
5th Sep 2011 (#)

Soul - means LIFE, according to the Holy Bible.

And GOD breath soul to the man's nostrils and comes Life.

Nice poetry and realization :)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

oballesansano, thank you for the good comments.

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author avatar Retired
5th Sep 2011 (#)

Wonderful post, Rathnshikamani-ji. Love the connection between that Gita-sloka and your poem. IN Amma's ashram, we chant the fifteenth chapter of the Gita before food. :)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

rd, you're right, some people in India do that before having their food as an invocation, mostly this sloka:

"Bramhapanam Brahmahavir
Brahmhagnau Brahamahutam
Brahmhaiva Tena Ganthavyam
Brahmakarma Samadhina"

Meaning (as you know): The act of offering is God. the oblation is God
By God it is offered into the Fire of God
God is That which is to be attained by him
who sees God in all.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Sep 2011 (#)

Stunning poetry, thank you Rathnashikamani!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you Delicia.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
6th Sep 2011 (#)

This was absolutely beautiful! Thank you, my friend, for sharing your wisdom with us.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks to you Carol for the appreciation.

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author avatar Humza
6th Sep 2011 (#)

That was phenomenal, the concept!

great work rathna and thnx for the share:)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

I'm delighted you enjoyed it, Humza.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
6th Sep 2011 (#)

Great stuff. And I LOVE your plays on words, Rathna. You use the language so poetically.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

I'm flattered by your fine comments. Sheila, your comments mean a lot to me.

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author avatar nutNbolt
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Nice studd

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks nutNbolt!

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author avatar Songbird B
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Such a pleasure to read, Rathna...Great Star Page , and beautifully presented...

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Oct 2011 (#)

It's my pleasure, Songbird, thank you for stopping by.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
8th Sep 2011 (#)

Excellent. In fact, you have dissected and described the soul vividly. A great job. RR.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th May 2012 (#)

Thank you sir,
for the appreciation.

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author avatar Maria Malone
10th Sep 2011 (#)

Wonderful poetry Rathnashikamani !!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th May 2012 (#)

Thank you Maria.

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author avatar vpaulose
10th Sep 2011 (#)

Congrats. May many more stars shine on you dear Rathna.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th May 2012 (#)

Wow! I'm blessed.

And thanks a lot!

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
13th Sep 2011 (#)

great share Rathnashikamani!!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th May 2012 (#)

Thanks. Hope you enjoyed it.

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author avatar Shreeja
14th Sep 2011 (#)

star page poem...indeed :)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th May 2012 (#)

Thanks for visiting this page.

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author avatar johnnydod
18th Sep 2011 (#)

wonderful poetry full of great Kama

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th May 2012 (#)

Yea, full of Karma.
Thank you.

Get well soon, Johnny.

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author avatar Queen Bhana
24th Sep 2011 (#)

Heart felt. Thank you.
Namaste.

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author avatar Kumaran Chambeth
30th Dec 2011 (#)

Casually I have gone through this page. Iam highly imprerssed! You got deep knowledge in Bhagav Gita.Keep it up!Few doubts which I have will be clarified later.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th May 2012 (#)

Namaste!

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