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~Abhaya~

Abhaya is a Sanskrit word meaning “fearlessness.” In both Buddhist and Hindu philosophy, the concept of fearlessness is represented by the abhaya mudra and indicates spiritual power of the yogi that is gesturing the mudra. The Bhagavad Gita emphasizes fearlessness as one of the fundamental spiritual virtues.

Within yoga practice and philosophy, yogis aspire to develop the inner self and transcend worldly desires, hindrances or obstacles by harnessing spiritual fearlessness and strength.

Poetry By Woodsy & Amber {6} ~ The Long Fall Drifter

These once familiar walls, now closing in, the blurred lines are running thin
Want so much to fall away, feel a free thing not quite catch me
Hurling through the depths of the earth, hell has basements, when you think you’ve reached a floor, a trapdoor swings open
Steals me again and again –
out of this me
I wanted so deeply once to be
Whispers of should, could, would, echo within chaos and order

I want to stand, feel the splash and taste the chime –
the stream between fingers and mountains and stars ripped open through the storm.
I want to stand,
even here, behind the rain.
And feel alive, become the storm that whips up around the sound of crackling thunder
Lightning that lights up the atmospheric scenes of life, a looped tape on repeat, a cassette tape jammed inside the mind of a drifter.

~Woodsy {WoodsyDotBlog} & Amber {DiosRaw}

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~Abhinivesha~

Abhinivesha is a Sanskrit word meaning “will to live,” referring to the fear of death, even if life is full of misery. It is one of the five kleshas, or negative mental states that causes suffering. Not only is abhinivesha the fear of death, it also includes the incorrect identification of the true self with the temporary physical body or world. This fear can prevent a yogi from achieving moksha, or nirvana.

Senryū {1} ~ What Is It?

Senryū (川柳, literally ‘river willow’) is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 morae (or “on”, often translated as syllables). Senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious. It is unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions.

Tanka {1} ~ What Is It?

Tanka is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. Tanka poems follow a set of rules. They all have five lines and each line follows a pattern: the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, the third line has five syllables, the fourth line has seven syllables, and the fifth line has seven syllables.