Themes :
Marriage

Sacred poetry sometimes uses the imagery of marriage, the joining together of the individual with the Divine. In Christian and Sufi traditions this is seen as the marriage of the feminine soul with the masculine Spirit or Christ. In the language of yoga, this marriage is understood as the rising of the kundalini goddess energy from the seat to the crown, where it weds the transcendent god Shiva.

The experience of this mystical marriage floods you with the profound sense that the individual and the Divine are not separate; they pour into each other.

Although it may be shocking to traditional religious sensibilities, some mystics will even compare this merging with sexual union. This is because the rising of the kundalini is often signaled by a pleasant heat or pressure in the seat in a way that can mimic sexual pleasure. But, whereas sexual pleasure is focused outward and quickly dissipates, this energy turns inward and upward, spreading a glowing awareness of bliss throughout the body and mind.

Poems with the theme of Marriage

  Andal A thousand elephants followed (from Nacciyar Tirumoli)
  Attar, Farid ud-Din God Speaks to David
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The Nightingale
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The peacock's excuse
  ben Kallir, Eleazar Epithalamium
  Bitkoff, Stewart The Religions
  Bulleh Shah You alone exist; I do not, O Beloved!
  Iraqi, Fakhruddin You are nothing
  Khayyam, Omar [40] You know, my Friends, how long since in my House
  Mirabai No one knows my invisible life
  Nirmala A lasting marriage
  Novalis Uplifted is the stone
  Oliver, Mary When Death Comes
  Shabistari, Mahmud The Marriage of the Soul (from The Secret Rose Garden)
  Symeon the New Theologian You, oh Christ, are the Kingdom of Heaven
  Teresa of Avila In the Hands of God
  Traherne, Thomas Love
  Whitman, Walt [10] Alone far in the wilds and mountains I hunt (from Song of Myself)
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