Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Enthroned between two worlds
The world of past and the world future
One of which no longer exists!
And the other, which is yet to come
Caught in the cycle of endless suffering!
Affirming and denying!
Seeking and forsaking!
Encased by illusion!
Enslaved by mortal fear!
Grasping for identity; clinging for security!
Easy to be hurt; and eager to be gratified!
The ever elusive! The ever deceptive!
The one and only! The Only vice !
Oh mighty Ego!
When will “I” let you go ?
Sat by her dream
In a solitary place, under a solitary tree
Bemoaning the hardness of her little Heart
Stacking herself away from the ruthless world
The ruthless world where, some laugh; some scorn
Some just walk away !
Just then; above the dark shadows of her sorrow
There came brightness!
A brightness of a thousand suns filled with joy!
A presence of divine beauty!
A Beauty beyond the realm of words!
With blemish-less wings, reaching towards her
The One, descended to her side
“Peace be to thee” Said He!
Wiping her tears, and soothing her heart
Cladding her in silver and gold
Putting a chain about her neck
And ear-rings in her ears
He placed the beautiful golden crown upon her humble head
And holding her, hand in hand, he led her
He led her, all the way to the Golden gate!
He too then knocked, and then He went in!
And Mercy followed too!
Followed him all the way through the golden gate!
To the place of ultimate glory; the throne of gold!
The Throne of gold, upon which the One sat!
And then, the One said to her
And as he embraced her!
Brightness and joy! Glory and Love!
All within her heart and all around
Filled and overflowed!
And all of these, and all of her
All became One!
In this place of bliss and glory!
Among the stars and suns
Happiness and Love
Angels and saints
She saw clearly! And surely so!
The once striving pilgrim too!
A moment passed!
A moment lost in quizzical thought
And in another! She laughed!
Laughed out loud!
And alas! Her dream shattered!
And alas! She was awake!
Awakened back into the solitary place of conditional existence
Awakened back into the hands of this ruthless world!
Tell me dear Mercy!
From this dream of heavenly bliss and glory
If only had you not laughed it away
Would you have still awakened back to this ruthless world?
Saturday, 29 November 2014
I have wandered high and low
I have read all the scriptures
And listened to sermons
But until today, I was only lost in strife !
But something has changed within now
Something new has blossomed
Shedding my coat of self-conceit
My eyes have finally opened
Finally I have realized
I am, only Love !
I no longer get carried away by greed
Get lured by lust, or get caught up in hatred
For, I am only Love !
I can now feel, the pain in every soul
I can now feel, all the pointless suffering
I can feel all your sorrows too!
I can feel your righteous anger
All of these will be washed away !
You may judge me for all my wrong doings
My different world views
For my differing preferences
Yet, Love is all inclusive!
And I am only Love!
We have treated each other badly
We have hurt each other deeply
We have killed a million lives
But Love conquers all vices
Love will forgive us!
As Love forgives one and all
Come dear friend !
Let us become Love !
Friday, 31 October 2014
Looking for the mysterious water fall
I climb this arduous mountain slope
Footsteps from the past
Left behind now as a trail
Lead me on!
One step at time!
Through overgrown greenery
Pushing away the thorns and bushes
I keep walking!
How long this journey will last
I do not know!
High above, the sun shines bright!
But down here, it is still cold and dim
Little bit of sunlight trickles here
But still life below blossoms
The stream I first started with
Once meandering in the plains below
Is foamy and turbulent here, up in the rapids
The water fall must be near! I think!
I can hear the water roaring
Yet, I see no waterfall!
The slope is steeper now
The climb is more difficult
Through moss and ferns
I keep moving on
Tripping and slipping
Pulling myself up every time!
I must find the waterfall! I think!
The stream is only a trickle now
Its rumbling silenced by my desperate thoughts
Converging and betraying
It is the beginning of the stream!
End of my journey!
No waterfall in between!
Its sunset soon
I have scaled the mighty peak
But the waterfall I sought
As I sit in silent desolation
The floating white clouds make me wonder
In seeking for the waterfall, found only in my mind
Did I forget to relish the stream of Life?
Monday, 29 September 2014
Come to me!
Oh my love!
The morning is new
The ways is long
The journey has just begun
Through paths unknown
Steep mountains and deep valleys
Arid deserts and dark thick forests
To destinations unknown
Together we shall tread
Come to me! Oh my love!
Hand in hand
Come; let’s embark on this voyage of Love!
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Had I known! Oh! Little one!
Would I have still given birth?
How I wish now!
The umbilical cord!
That connected us for nine months
Wrung your neck even before your first breath!
Oh! My little one!
What’s in this existence!
For me to watch those ragged teeth sink in
Your crimson blood spurting out!
Your pointless life! Pointless suffering!
Just pawed off!
Oh Lord! Why did you spare me?