Seventh Heaven

When the city of seven gates*

Ascends the seven storeys^

Hears the primordial Sound# resonate

Far beyond the seven second echo of the temple bell

And sees the seven colours merge into The One

It is the seventh heaven

* The Bhagvad Gita refers to the human body as the City with 9 Gates – openings for the 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils, the mouth, the genitals and the anus. I have used this as seven, with the thought that we use principally the senses located in the head to experience.

^ The seven chakras

# Referring to Om. It is said that temple bells form the A-U-M sound when they are rung and they are meant to resonate for 7 seconds.

Inspired by yet another visit to Rishikesh, this time climbing uphill and up several flights of stairs to a multi-tiered temple overlooking the town. This is piece no. 3/5

Here are the previous two:

On Silence

Sangam (The River and a Rivulet)

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39 Comments

  1. This is so mystical and absolutely beautiful. Isn’t it amazing too that we say seventh heaven in English as well. Seven is a magical number in many cultures across the world. I absolutely LOVE, Love, Love this writing Kunal. Feels like it came from a deep place within you and we are all so blessed to read and feel those sublime vibrations in our hearts as well. The Bell Picture is wondrous as well. Thank You for sharing — i am waiting for the others in the series. But i know at the best time they will choose to appear and bless us all. Thank You. ❀

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