Damn the guy with the vibhuti Damn the guy at the Eucharist Damn the guy with the taqiyah Damn, damn, damn Damn them all wholeheartedly None is real, all illusory What after all In this world of names-and-forms Can claim to be real, tut tut
O Hindu Heir to the Upanishads How the world must envy thee When they understand The truths of your secrets. O Hindu Heir to the Gita How many must be the dilemmas When you come face to face With your own spirit of renunciation. But, O Hindu, What is this frowning face The moment you … Continue reading Appeal to the Hindu
(dedicated to my good friend Himadeep Muppidi who prodded me to respond to current happenings) O Christna Show us the way forward O Lord of Karma, O Lord of Love These are troubled times for India Where we are left in doubt Whether the pen is mightier than the sword These are troubled times for India Where … Continue reading Appeal to an Avatar
VEDIC HERITAGE PORTAL http://vedicheritage.gov.in/ The main objective of the portal is to collate the following information for making the same accessible online and to provide a forum for further dialogue: 1. Introduction and structure of the Vedas including Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. 2. Recitations / chanting (Veda Paath) of Vedic Samhita practiced in different … Continue reading VEDIC HERITAGE PORTAL
"As far as God is concerned, the trains always arrive on time, no matter what our timetables say."---D. Samarender Reddy
I am quite comfy being a Reddy Whatever being a Reddy connotes I am sure it connotes something Sharing as Reddys perhaps must do Some common characteristics Whereby you can see a stranger and exclaim Ah! There goes a Reddy No?!!! If not, of what use is such an appellation When you cannot mark out … Continue reading On Caste
Every heart has a story to tell Stories of regrets of the past Or anxieties about the future. Every heart carries a burden Burden of failed expectations Or unfulfilled relationships. Every heart has a store of tears Tears for the sufferings felt Of self or near and dear ones. Every heart has a few dreams … Continue reading Every Heart
God, I have seen through your game And I take refuge in silence.
The views of Hindu scriptures (Vedas and Gita) and Buddhist scriptures (The Dhammapada) on the qualities of a Brahmin Guys, some of you may take objection to this post of mine as being along caste lines. But, I would like to maintain that "Brahmin" is just a code word for a "Sattvic person" or if … Continue reading Qualities of a Brahmin
I look at all that is happening All around me Yes, even on campuses, And smile Knowing that God is watching. Were I one On one such campus I may have raised My voice or a fist But still smiled Knowing that God is watching.