These wants, these needs, these desires Are what make me very self-regarding With regard to not only strangers But also with regard to kith and kin But unless these wants, needs and desires Are infecting my soul and making it awry How is the drama of life to unfold Every love story is strewn with … Continue reading Obstacles to Love
What is love? Let me count the kinds: A mother and child in love’s embrace Naturally, tenderly and unconditionally. Then there is the Romeo-Juliet kind Pining for each other’s company For reasons privy to only themselves Tending to each other’s needs and cares Finding delight in each other’s presence Which fortune favouring can last lifelong. … Continue reading A Many-Splendoured Thing
Of what use is all the knowledge we gather Except in a pragmatic way to ease some pain And some such other sufferings of daily life But Truth, oh my, is an entirely different matter We may peer through microscopes and telescopes We may create elegant mathematical models We may give our minds to a … Continue reading Better To Be Quiet
God, you know how my neighbor is Why then this unreasonable demand – “Love thy neighbor as thyself”. What?! You say I am prejudiced But, dear God, show me one On the face of this wide, wide earth Who is without a prejudice or two And, in any case, Why create me one way And … Continue reading Upon Talking To My Sister Kavitha
We are not separate, you and I, Though we may look to be so When it comes to body and mind. Body-mind is mere name-and-form Undergirding which is Consciousness So, what matters it if my body-mind Is in communion with yours or not For we are one qua Consciousness As long as we hold on … Continue reading That We Are
Ah, how you resort to singing When the truth you perceive You are too dumb to tell In plain prose that all can understand Or is it songs that all understand The cadence and pathos in the voice The music setting the ambiance In which the mind can loosen its grip On thoughts swirling in … Continue reading Upon Listening to Black Sabbath
Death is all around me I, too, am its target Perhaps sooner than I fancy Why then this foolish obsession With equations and theorems Can Truth ever be captured In symbols however arcane And if it is Truth that we want Can knowledge that pertains To the world of space and time Give you at … Continue reading What Would Sankaracharya Say?
My ordinary purposes It serves so well – To reason, haggle or emote. It served Plato's purpose, too, To give us Socrates. But, alas! What to tell Its path does not wind To where Truth does dwell.
In search of truth were we all Be it Spring or be it Fall. Bruce said 'twas all about scarce means Whatever be the ends to which one leans. Maccini showed how easily a recession we could fix With the right keynesian and monetarist mix. Teaching competitive equilibrium was Ali But 'twas Wittgenstein who interested … Continue reading Economics at Johns Hopkins University