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In the noble heroic age of the Aryan people there was not so
shouting and gesticulating, but the endeavour they set in motion lasted
many centuries. The Indian's
endeavour [nowadays] lasts for a day or two.
You say what is needed is emotional excitement, to fill the country
with enthusiasm. We did all that in the political field during the
Swadeshi period; but all we did now lies in the dust....
Therefore I no longer wish to make
emotional excitement, feeling and
mental enthusiasm the base. I want to make a vast and herioc
the foundation of my yoga; in all the activities of the being, of the aadhaar [vessel] based on that
equality, I want a complete, firm and unshakable Shakti; over that
ocean of Shakti I want the vast radiation of the sun of Knowledge and
in that luminous vastness an established ecstasy of infinite love and
bliss and oneness. I do not want tens of thousands of disciples; it
will be enough if I can get as instruments of God a hundred complete
men free from petty egoism. I have no faith in the customary trade of
guru. I do not want to be a guru. What
I want is that a few, awakened
at my touch or at that of another, will
manifest from within, their
sleeping divinity and realise the divine life. It is such men who will
raise this country.
Here I present a collection of audio renderings of telugu poetry by various
Sorry for the poor audio quality of some of these recordings. They
have been made using simple personal audio recorders by various friends and
relatives of mine. Even getting access to them was difficult.
Also, if you have any personal collections of such nature, I'd be very grateful
if you could share them with me to be put on my website for everybody's benefit.
I'm looking for kavitA paThanam/gAnam.
Here is a very good webpage that provides introduction to chhandas (Indian
notion of poetic rhythm) called
101. I created a
local copy to avoid losing it.