Wednesday, 31 December 2014

LOTUS, FULL-MOON AND PEACE


The full moon of wisdom rises




The lotus  of love blossoms




Lost in the gentle ripples





The mind resides in peace!  

BLISSFUL REFLECTION


The weary clouds move away


The sky is blue and  clear


Love is here!


And life is now!


Everything is finally perfect


A mere reflection on the morning dew



I glow in evanescent bliss ! 

THE MIGHTY VICE


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 ?





GLOWING HAPPINESS


The sky is bright and clear




The morning is fresh  




Rising over the green mountains





The sun of happiness glows!  

FLICKERING FLAME


The breeze is strong!


The night is endless!


My once now tall stature


Has all now melted away


With mere remains of a dying wick


Flickering in uncertainty


Hoping to see the light dawn



My flame linger on ! 



WAITING LOVE


Thunder roars


Rain clouds gather


The wind is violent


The sky is gloomy


Darkness slowly creeps in


And you my dear,  are still not back!


Oh my Love!



When will you return ? 

MERCY'S DREAM

Sweet little Mercy 

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!

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

 “Welcome Daughter!.”  

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

PALE NOVEMBER MOON



Reflecting on the cold pond


Ripples wriggle



The fish swim below



Deep within the still mind




The  pale November moon ! 



PEACEFUL BLISS


Blue skies above

The flowing stream below! 


Beside me!


The grass is green!


Deep within


Thoughts wander aimlessly!



Peaceful in bliss


I just let them be!  


ONLY LOVE

I have  wandered  high and low 

Seeking the truth

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

And yes!

I  can feel   all your  sorrows too!

I can feel your righteous  anger  

In love!  

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 ! 

LUCKY MORNING


Morning is here


And You are here in my arms


How lucky Am I !


Your warm breath


your  sweet smile


Lost in your loving embrace


Tell me my dear



Must  we really  wake up ? 


AUTUMN REMAINS


Autumn  is here


Fallen leaves lie scattered


Another season passes


The mind still toils


As the  coldness of the mountain  embraces me



Only  change remains ! 



Friday, 31 October 2014

FOOLISH ACCUMULATION



This world of colors is only a flashing dream


And all that I sense and see


Are merely shadows


And all that I seek and crave


Are only a mirage


In this transient life of evanescence


Lost in the delusion of self



Who is this fool who accumulates? 


CAGED EXPECTATION



Caged within, by expectation


Torn apart by duality



Is not suffering inevitable!



The heretic says!



The whole world is an idea in the raging heart




Just let your heart blossom with Love!  



ANOTHER MOMENT




The window is open



The sky is clear



A little bird tweets



No one hears! 




Another moment passes!




SPROUTING LOVE



The rain has just fallen



The soil is fragrant and soft



Moistened seeds of Love



Full of hope; full of trust




All ready, to sprout to life!



EMPTY TEA CUP



Beautiful morning


The tea and sky beckon


Cloudless mind


Floating thoughts


Bliss is in the stillness



As my cup is finally empty! 





OBLIVIOUS BRILLIANCE


The sounds of bursting crackers


Shake the tranquility of the hills  


The clouds cough away


As puffs of smoke rise to the sky


Alone in the street


A hungry boy shivers in a dark corner


Yet! Oblivious by the brilliance! 



The crimson sun rises to the festival of light 



MYSTERIOUS WATERFALL


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

Sadly now!

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

No where?

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? 


DUSKY PEACE



Dusky evening clouds




Soon to disperse




A mind in hurry





Wishing peace!  


FADING TUNE



The flower blossoms and withers


The clouds gather and part



Civilizations rise and fall



Like the mist in the morning sun



Humming a happy tune




My voice fades in the soothing breeze! 


NAKED TRUTH


Hiding behind motley robes




The lie within peeks




Unashamed and unabashed!




The truth wanders!





Butt naked! 

Monday, 29 September 2014

EMPEROR'S TEA



The tea pot is brewing


The flowers smile


The emperor sips!


Bliss is every sip!


Clear, calm and happy


Is his heart of enlightenment! 



As the fly shares his royal tea! 



SOMEWHERE ELSE


Somewhere else to be


Something else to keep


You crave and seek!


Constantly!


The heretic says!


 To seek is to suffer! 


So dear friend!



Let go and be free!  


ZOMBIE MIND



Puppet of passion

Dancing to delusion


Chasing desires


Fulfilling urges


Entangling, craving, falling!


Endlessly!



The zombie, seeking, mind! 




FULL FROG MOON



Still water!


Reflecting the full moon!


The frog jumps in!


Ripples breaking in circles!


Unscathed by his croaking


The silence remains!



VOYAGE OF LOVE


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

Hearts entwined


Come; let’s embark on this voyage of Love! 


LITTLE RAIN DROPS




Little rain drops falling



Peace and tranquility




Warmth and joy





Two hearts drenched in love! 










SUDDEN SURREAL RAIN



Sudden surreal rain

A blue, joy filled sky


You and I


Holding hands!


Drenched in the showers of love!


Hidden from the crowds


In a shade unknown


Far from the world and reality


A haven of  enchanting bliss


Love, rain and passion


All here and and now


Here in this sudden surreal rain




Sunday, 28 September 2014

LOST TO THE FANGS


Had I known! Oh! Little one! 

You would end up in the tiger’s mouth

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?