Dwaraknath Reddy - The Writer, Spiritual Thinker

'It opens very much Shvetashwathara Upanishad of Krishna Yajur Veda in the hushed silence of the room where  the top most philosophers are gathered to discuss the deep issues of the beginnings of creations. Time, Nature, World-order, Universal will, Matter, God are some of the principles proposed for, and later deposed from, the hoary seat of origin of things.

 

The writer Shri Dwaraknath Reddy has evidently imbibed the spirit of upanishadic teachings and is ready to rub shoulders with the Bramhavadins of the space age. The compulsions of this age inspire the writer to present vision of the ultimate truth in the garb of modern science. And, one may be tempted to say he goes one step further and induces the vision to perform a stunning cat walk to impress how well the new government fits its elegant form.'

- Swami Iswarananda Giri, Samvit Sadhanayana, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

Read on some of his words and phrases from his books ..

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THE SEEKER 

LOVE AND TRUTH 

 

How shall we place him? A Humanist? An emerging Poet? Lover of Nature? Word-Artist? Seeker of Truth? Actually he is all of them and more.

- Late Shri M.P.Pandit, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, said about Shri Dwaraknath Reddy

One striking note is his passion for Love seen as the face of Truth. No experience leaves him bitter. Even death reveals to him another side of life. What is the strength of his appeal? Beauty of style? Power of thought? Above all, it is the authenticity of his experience, psychological and spiritual, that touches the reader and makes him as humble as the writer himself. Everyone is certain to benefit in the culture of his soul by reading him.

BE QUIETLY DYNAMIC
FAITH AND TRUST 

 

Trust yourself. Have faith in yourself. This faith will not make you what you are not, but it will enable you to be the best you can be. Such trust implies that you do not doubt your own faculties. When you abide in the unshaken faith of your sovereignty over the workings of your mind, there will be an automated obeisance. What is needed will be delivered, provided you do not block its path with obstacles constructed out of anxieties and tensions. A calm mind creates. A furious mind frustrates. (Gentle Breeze, Rustling Leaves, p129 - Book written by Dwaraknath Reddy)

HAPPINESS

THE REAL POSITION

 

The thing that should put us on guard is not sorrow but happiness, not failure but success, not disappointment but fulfillment. Our real position is improved not when we borrow but when we repay a debt. Yet hastily we consider ourselves gainers when we borrow and losers when we pay back. (Gentle Breeze, Rustling Leaves, p134)

“The time has now arrived, my beloved country of ages past,
that finds me instantly alone in blissful union.
I walk in bright light; why shall I look for the sun?
I breathe only fragrance; why search for the flower?
I hear the sweetest melody;why shall i seek the singer? And if I looked and listened, and searched and sought, would I find them THERE?
How could I, when they are HERE, where I am, in me, AS ME”

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“ As long as I turn my back upon the sun of Truth, my shadow lay long and dark in front of me and pretended that it was leading while I followed.
When I turned the face of enquiry towards the Truth, the shadow at once fell behind me, content to follow. But when I stood in the noon – day blaze of Truth at its zenith, the shadow died, buried beneath my feet.”

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“I see a rainbow straddling my life, its pastel shades a new delight.At journey's end I fear no chasm now, my feet can walk the rainbow heavenwards”

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“In the silent depths of the ocean flow, mighty currents unseen.In the truth of this moment lie, all the ages that have been."

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“I see a rainbow straddling my life, its pastel shades a new delight.At journey's end I fear no chasm now, my feet can walk the rainbow heavenwards”

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“I am born with a capacity to wonder, so I wonder at the majesty, and magnificence of the world I inhabit. Often with delight, sometimes with awe, I look upon he vastness and variety in creation, the expanses of space and the might of elemental energies, the ocean and the dew drop, the fierce sun and the twinkling star, the mountain and the flower, the oak and the weed, the butterfly an the beast”

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"As long as I turn my back upon the sun of Truth, my shadow lay long and dark in front of me

and pretended that

it was leading while I followed.

When I turned the face of

enquiry towards the Truth, the shadow at once

fell behind me, content to follow. But when I stood in the noon - day blaze of Truth at its zenith, the shadow died, buried

beneath my feet."

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"The perfect one, whoever he is, is not known by outward signs. He is ever natural, and sees naturalness alone everywhere. To those who have misunderstood themselves to be cripples, he will reveal the potent power of their own limbs. He tempts us with crutches only to make us walk on our legs. He rids us of our self imposed defeatism. He is compassion personified. His love generates love, fosters a sense of identity.That is why many feel an enraptured impulse to follow in his footprints. There comes the enigma of the guru. His smile says, "Like a bird on its wings, I leave no footprints." Then he disappears. He blesses us with direction, momentum, purpose. The last steps have to be our own."

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