Buddha Spirited: A daily prayer for meditation
Manokamana – Poetry on Film Series #3:
Buddha Spirited – Dharma Vir by Salik Shah
Language: Nepali. Subtitles: English, Nepali
Inside the confines of dhamma, a banyan tree—
On a wide forehead, the gnarled roots of time!
With every breath, I inhale the sky.
Becoming my true self
Holding heart with patience
Opening the golden wings (of mind)
I shall attain my lost innocence
with mindful action.
I shall serve the world upon awakening.
धर्म परिधि भित्र
म धर्म विर,
सत्य स्वरुप लिदैं,
मन संयमले बाधिं,
सुनौला पंख उघारी,
म धर्म विर जागी
Manokamana – Poetry on Film Series #2:
Mero Chowk – Poem by Bhupi Sherchan
Recording, Footages & Edit- Kathmandu, 2007
Language: Nepali. Subtitles: No.
I was 18 or so when I made this video recording in Kathmandu. Thought it’s better to share this video with you today than to keep it hidden in the personal archive where it’d be lost like I was as a hyper-sensitive young poet in a city which is both cruel and beautiful… I believe this poem will mean something to those who share Bhupi Sherchan’s dreams and frustrations for his country, his poetic suffering and conscience.
The original file size of the video I have with me is 2.5 MB. And it was a massive file which took ages to upload in the low-speed world of yore.
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