Sunday, 15 December 2013

WHITHER IS THY PROMISE LAND


Sailing thoughts on the distant horizon


Get caught up in whirl winds of untamed emotion


Unsettled and unsatisfied


As the waves of craving crash ashore


The ocean of delusion violently roars!  


 As passion sinks in this grave of lust and brine


Dragging with it; my self-chained human soul!


Oh Lord! My saviour!   



Whither is thy promised land of salvation? 




BURNING SOUL


The clouds of compassion have moved away


And the empty sky is barren blue


Scattered in between


The worlds of existence and non existence


My crimson soul is crackling and burning!


Burning in the fire of hatred and lust!


As my soul is lost as smoke, from my charring flesh


Where lies within; the grey ashes of my “self” ?





PARENCHYMA


Empty forms; empty shapes


Filling up to make up space


Inert in thought


Perception and action


Existence lost to the without


Within left in delusion


Vegetating in ignorant bliss!  


Oh!  This torpid Parenchyma!





YES OR NO


One to one; face to face


Not contrived by Fear or favor


Guided only by compassion


Freedom to choose between two worlds


Acceptance or action!


Only one of these shall prevail!


As wisdom whispers to the mindful ear  


Let my chary lips speak



The final!  Yes or no! 


BEHEADED BUDDHA




Behead the Buddha!



Let the blood flow!



When blood turns to water



The morning sun will glow!







READY TO FLY

This bird too will fly away


Never to come home again


The nesting season is over


The feathers are all well grown



The coldness of the winter is approaching


The warmth of the  wind is beckoning


Oh! This bird too will fly away!  


RUTHLESS PATH


The path across is ruthless


No room for life or entanglement


Concepts and understanding


From and feeling


All of these too, have to go


So kill and slay!


Leave no corpse behind!


In this path of enlightenment


No idea can ever get across!





ALLAH HU


Allah Hu! Allah Hu! 

Save this soul of mine!  

Wandering! Faltering!

Helplessly, I finally come to you!

I have read the scriptures

I have said all the prayers

But I’m still filled with anger and hate!

Allah Hu! Allah Hu! 

Help me get over this vice!  

Worthless   I am; filled with conceit

Self pursuit and self glory, blind me

Lost in this self made misery

Allah Hu! Allah Hu!

Save this lost soul!

I have read the scriptures

I have said all the prayers

Now I surrender to you

Allah Hu! Allah Hu!

Fill me with eternal love

Allah Hu! Allah Hu!

 Destroy my identity

Make me one with  You! 

Allah Hu! Allah Hu!

Save this soul of mine!




ONLY WISH

I have only one desire


I have only one wish left


Oh my Beloved!


That’s only you!


This life has no meaning


This struggle makes no sense


Longing for you now I’m wary


Seeking you; my time is near


Oh my Beloved! Oh my Beloved! 



Make me one with you! 



SAMSARA


Living and dying endlessly!


In this cyclical existence


How much suffering!


How much un-satisfaction!


How many pointless lifetimes!


Drowning each time in an attempt to cross


Entangled in this whirlpool of samsara


Oh Lord of the Vedas



How will I ever cross this river? 



COME WITH ME


Come with me! Oh my Love!


The wind is right


The sunshine is bright


The morning is still fresh  


Come with me!


The music of life will play


Fragrant happiness will blossom  


The colors of Tomorrow will be brighter


Don’t hesitate now!


It’s now or never! Oh my Love!


Come come come! Before it too late!





DWELLER IN MY HEART


Seeing with my eyes

Speaking from my mouth

 Feeling; thinking

Yet separate from what’s me

Who is this dweller in my heart?

Wandering with me in the market

Walking with me in every street

Making every wrong turn I make

Yet aware and smiling, at each of my flaws

Who is this dweller in my heart?

Silent when I’m speaking

Speaking when I’m not 

Reasoning when I’m unreasonable

Suggesting, but not acting

Yet observing one and all

Tell me Oh crazy mind!


Who is this dweller in my heart? 



MINDFUL MONDAY

Pleasant clouds floating; rain drops falling!


Every blade of grass has a smile!


Every step, every breath


Calm and peace!


A miracle indeed; still being alive!


Just here and now


Another beautiful Monday morning!





Saturday, 16 November 2013

NOVEMBER RAIN


Love needs no understanding



Death leaves no trace



The leaves that fall in autumn



Get washed away in the November rain



















CUP OF QUALIA

Sky is vast and the cup is empty



Still water, still keeps flowing!



As boundaries and labels vanish



In this qualia of evanescent experience



Happy is the mind that breaks free !  











ROSE GARDEN

The rose is gone


The thorns remain


The garden lies deserted


Weeds are overgrown


Perched low on a withering branch



The Little bird chirps! 





ROCKING CHAIR

The window is shut and the door bolted



Crumpled papers lie scattered by the desk  



Pondering over pointless existence



 Restless, sways my aimless mind



As I a sit rocking in this lonesome chair ! 











Friday, 15 November 2013

STARLESS NIGHT

Another starless night


Long dark and lonely


Staring blankly back into my eyes


Restless as I roll in anticipation


For death, dawn; or either


Oh let one of these


Stop this pointless ticking clock!

















BELOVED'S GLANCE

Eye to eye! A moment’s glance

Breathless now I stand!


Words not supporting


 A smile, a blush!


What more can I say  


When your eyes say it all!


Oh my beloved!



I am so filled with you! 



TRUE REFLECTION

In this evading world of illusions

You are my only companion! 

Lost and lonely; nowhere to go; nowhere to hide

Helplessly I stand before you!

Solid and unshaken by the ever-changing

Unashamed and undeterred ! 

You silently showed me the blatant truth! 

In your shining blemish- less face

I see my true reflection; I see my true inner self

Standing before You; I now realize

My crooked imperfections; and my wrinkly evanescence

Oh Mighty mirror on the wall!  

Is my fading face of my existence


Just another image,  after all? 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

ACADEMICAL GLORY

Purple robes and fancy plumes! 


Music playing to the pomp and show! 


Gaudy gowns filled with pride! 


Power and knowledge glorified


Walking in this procession of self glory


Beware!  Oh great friend!



Trample not on the saplings of wisdom! 



Monday, 21 October 2013

ENTITY TO ETERNITY

Entity to eternity!

The cycle of life and death!

Knitted thoughts lost in meaning

An identity seeking significance!

Rootless, and seedless; the fruit of understanding

Confabulating, a primal essence!

Eternity caged; Infinity bottled up

In this composite cloud of phenomena


Oh! How illusionary, is this flame-less
smoke of entity!

BRINE OF PASSION


Wanting; craving!


Moaning in wanton in hunger!


Skull splitting! Brain splattering !


Pickled up in the brine of passion


A life lost to conceit and desire!



Oh roaring mind! Is there really hope? 




Sunday, 20 October 2013

CRIMSON MOMENT


The earth stretches her arms  

The bluish sky bows low

Molten and slow

Consciousness over flows

Matter and mind melt and  merge

Words crumble; form evaporates

 Position, place and person finally vanish

Silence and bliss!

Is all that remains; as the crimson disc slips!

Oh! How blissful is this moment!


This Moment of tranquil sunset !


COFFIN CRAVING

Bedridden by the roadside


Wounds dripping, sores rotting


 Unnoticed! Ignored!


Even by the compassionate passerby!


Less restricting than this weary life


The silent comfort of a coffin!


Oh! My aching soul craves!




WILL YOU EVER KNOW ME ?

Eyes meeting by Brownian chance

A smile! A sneer!

You greet me!

Yet dear friend

Will you ever know me?

My look, my words

The color of my skin

My class; my company

My wealth; my wisdom

All of these, are but mere a camouflage!

If you can see the world with my eyes

Feel it, with my consciousness

Live with me, this ephemeral experience of so called life

Even then, dear friend

Will you ever know me!

Down the street! Eyes meeting in a judging glance

You may smile! You may sneer

But Oh! Blessed friend!


Will you ever know me! 



UNBORN CHICK


A crack too early; to the egg of my life!


Wings and feet; heart and mind!


All to be scrambled up!


Even before my formation!  


A chick unborn! Now ready for the pan!   


As my yolk and life both flow out!


Yellow and white is my un-hatched demise!  





FALLOWED DELUSION

The harvested  crop of love has been finally carted away

My once green field, is now left bleak and barren

Fed by the unforeseen showers of rain

Weeds of desire, hatred and anger

Now stand invincibly overgrown


Lost in the glory of the harvests of the past

Sitting benumbed;   while the field lies unattended

No tilling, no weeding, no seeding

Yet, still hoping for the finest crop

Oh, relentless thought farmer

How long will you sit idle in this fallowed delusion?





NEW START

A new star in the endless sky!


A new beginning!


A new start!


A new face !  A New life!


Happy is the lonesome heart!


Only if it can forget the past!





Friday, 13 September 2013

EMPTY VICTORY



Another Victory flag on the mast of life! 



Pointlessly waving by the ocean of changes



Still craving and clinging, to the deck of foolish conceit




My empty hull still ,pitches and rolls! 







ONCE UPON A TIME

Clear blue skies

Happy clouds floating by

Once upon a time!

Just You and I!

Years and clouds; have come and gone! 
  
The Sky is vast; still clear and blue

But you are not here by my side! 

All alone now, by the shifting sand 

Left to the tune of the wind and waves


My stale breath struggles on; waiting to be let go!


YELLOW STREET LIGHT



Standing tall in the frosty corner



yellow and gleaming in the morning fog



Not noticed; not worried about



Yet lighting up; for its own part




The lonesome street light glows 






GREEN ENLIGHTENMENT


Curly dark clouds embrace the southern sky


As the rain drops kiss the moistened earth


Rippling smiles spread across the newly formed puddles


As the perfumed earth fills the air with fragrance


The trees sway to the tune of the moist wind


And the dust settles and the dirt is washed away


The glossy leaves attain green enlightenment


In this rejuvenating shower of paradisiacal bliss  


My besprent heart silently blossoms!





LIFELESS ROCK

Lifeless as a rock


Still is the bliss


Without thought or feeling


Form or formation


Without consciousness or contemplation


Existence or non-existence


All, none and only!


I am; I is; lifeless! In bliss!



Rock and non rock! 





DEDUCER

Deducer deducing !


Lost in silence ! 


Flames of delusion


Smoking confusion


Watered down in silence


Deducer deduced! 



The Rest is silence ! 



A WORKER'S PRAYER

Rushing towards another day

Oh Lord! Benevolent and merciful!

Make me realize this dream!

Scurrying through the busy corridors of life

 Let me not trample, on someone else’s!

While being caught up in tending to my own wounds of worry

Let me also feel, the pain of those in endless suffering

And let me act, with patience, love and compassion

Ascending up the ladder of your magnificent grace

Let me be free, of the tainted stains of self-conceit

Making decisions, opinions and conclusions, in daily life

Let me tolerate, differing points of views

Irrespective of the caste, creed or community; action or capability

Let me respect everyone equally

Acquiring, executing   and distributing; in the roles I play today

Let me be free, of greed, pride and prejudice

And in all actions I intend, choose or do

Let me uphold the hands of justice  

Walking this lonesome path of green pastures

Let me break free from the chains of passion and delusion!

Oh Lord! Benevolent and merciful!

As I rush through another day of my evanescent life

Make my dream; my ultimate reality!





ORIGINAL FACE

The sky has no path


The ocean has no destination


Spring comes and goes


Grass grows and withers


Formless is my original face


As a smile blossoms on it







Saturday, 31 August 2013

SAIL AWAY

Oh striving mind sailing the roaring seas of life

This port you are relishing today is only a temporary halt!

Your destination is far away

And the loving seas still beckon you

Don’t be seduced, by the colours of this foreign land

Don’t be lost, in their hypnotic music

This mystical paradise is all but an illusion

A mere trick to steal your mind

Don’t built a castle here on this luring shore

When your home is far away across the ocean

Why gather and   hoard; when you can’t carry anything aboard

Oh! Striving mind!

Wounded by the jagged rocks, chasing foamy pleasures

Don’t you see, this shore is not your home

The tide is right and your home beckons

So cast away the anchor of your ego and sail away

Oh!  Striving mind!

Sail away on this everlasting voyage of love!



WET

Rain drops falling  


No mind, no matter 



Just getting wet 





Monday, 19 August 2013

SWORD OF WISDOM

Fighting this raging battle of so called life 


The wearied mind tells me; time to give up ! 


The aching heart  clings on ; and pleads to me,not to 


unscathed and unstained; still sharp and shinning !   


The sword of wisdom tells me which of these to follow 

PLASTIC FOSSILS

Waving blatant flags of victory, on this frosty peak of evolution
Oh mighty mankind!
Can’t you see the doomed horizon?
Can’t you see your numbered days?
Still warm from the pantry of the primordial soup
 With selection, variability and adaptation
 You humbly entered this treacherous game of natural selection!
From growing organelles and spines; to limbs and brains
You have indeed come a long way!
From tree trunks and dangling tails
Clubs and spears and torching fires
To guns and bombs, and even medicine!
You steadily scaled this evolutionary ladder
Yet!  Oh mighty mankind!
Why have you not learnt to love one another?

Stuck with single minded simplex minds
Clinging to the delusion of the ‘self ‘
Driven by the pleasures of the present and proximal   
Gathering with greed, and fending with hate
Your narrow bread basket of self-interest!
In this colossal game of the Survival of the fittest! 
How long can you remain the formidable?
  
Sentience, person-
hood and consciousness have blessed you!
And have made you rise above the shoulders of the rest of nature’s creation  
But by the virtue of having grown a head; a head full of gyriform grey intellect
Is it not your duty to sustain the helpless body of life?
With eyes to see beyond the chin; minds to think in anticipation
And intelligence, even to offer self regulation
Why is it still, you keep chewing at your own feet!

With teeth ragged with selfishness, digging into your own rotting flesh
Drinking the contaminated blood off your very own frail neck
How long can you hold up your pompous head?
Having pushed, the all embracing planet to this very sapless brink  
It’s not survival of the fittest; but survival of the sustainable
That can save this bleeding planet’s fate
Oh mighty mankind!
Learn to love, and learn to live! Before it’s too late!
Learn to sustain the rest of nature’s creation!  
For a sixty million years from now
When sentient lizards shall again roam!
Only your plastic fossils will speak! 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

MOONLIGHT OF SAMSARA


Shining in the moonlight of samsara


Beaming with the smile of happiness!


 Pleasant is the full moon of today!


But agog friend; beware thou, of the fickle moon


Waxing and waning and ever changing



Let not thy happiness hang by it !   





BLANK PAPER


The chain saw rumbles



The mighty forest tumbles



Life and livelihoods



Now white with silence  



Untold stories left blank




Even as I write on it! 





OPEN WINDOW



The little window is open; and the cool breeze rushes in



The sunshine is warm and soothing; my happy mind is free



Another day now passes; just as the years have rolled by!



In the garden below, people come and go; as the fragrance of the blossoms fill the air



Seasons change and my house weathers  



Happy with sitting by the stillness of my window; my silent life flows!









FICKLE MIND

Oh!  How warm and comforting is the morning sun


Especially when you are well fed and sitting by the coolness of the shade!


Oh!  How beautiful and soothing this is!


But, wasn't
it just yesterday; lost and thirsty, scorched and bruised


 I was grumbling at the heartless heat pouring out?


 Yet today! I remember not my words with shame


Tell me dear mind! Ever-changing and ever-self serving  



  How much more fickle can you get!!! 


ONLY THIS



It’s only this



Nothing more, nothing less




Just here and now 







BEARDED BOY


Knives and magnets




Lollipops and cartoons




A little boy hidden by the beard




Still wanting to play?







LONESOME RAILROAD

Lonesome railroad on the mountain pass!


Never meeting!  Yet never to part


Running for miles together


As sturdy sleepers, keep them apart


Rusting around in the sun and rain


Forced to climb, even this arduous terrain


A lifeless existence half buried in ballast



All for the sake of the passing train! 




UN-DEW




Dew laden grass in the sunshine



First the dew, then the grass ! 





Alas! 

SIP OF TEA

From cup to lip, to complete awareness 


Hot and steaming!


Keeping awake, keeping away


Torpor, hate and ill will


Essence of the hills distilled


Into Adenosined vigil


Golden, green and even milky


Oh!  How blissful, is each mindful sip!