Today's Beautiful Gem: "God makes the
rivers to flow" from Rig Veda
in the book 'God Makes the Rivers to Flow' selected by Eknath Easwaran.
"God makes the rivers to flow. They tire not, nor do they cease from flowing.
May the river of my life flow into the sea of love that is the
Lord. May I overcome all the impediments in my course. May the
thread of my song be not cut before my life emerges in the sea of love.
Guard me against all danger, O Lord. Accept me graciously, O King of kings.
Release me from my sorrows, which hold me as ropes hold a calf.
I cannot even open my eyes without the power of your love.
Guard us against the grief that haunts the life of the selfish.
Lead us from darkness into light.
We will sing of your love as it was sung of old. Your laws change
not, but stand like the mountains.
Forgive me all the mistakes I have committed. Many mornings will
dawn upon us again. Guide us through them all, O Lord of Love."
Om Santih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao