There is no meaning to anything Other than the one you give it What meaning can anything have In this world of names-and-forms Which is an illusory appearance And in the realm of Absolute Truth Where there’s no change at all Does meaning have any meaning?
Imagine this if you can That there is no world That there was no world That there will not be a world That there is no God That there was no God That there will not be a God That you are not there That you were never there That you will never be there … Continue reading Shunyata (NaPoWriMo – April 29)
I reject Manusmriti outright Why should I listen to some Old bloke of second century Telling me how I should live How I should think and speak How my conduct should be Thank you, but no, thank you I will depend on my own wit And my own innate resources To figure things out for myself I … Continue reading Manu, Mind Your Own Business (NaPoWriMo – April 28)
When nonduality is the truth Then any knowledge of duality Of what use is it to me except The practical one of getting by Like crossing a two-way street Or investing in a stock market Or fixing a badly fractured leg But when it comes to finding Say, who the heck I am actually Any … Continue reading Knowledge of Duality (NaPoWriMo – April 27)
Who or what am I then When I am not thinking When the mind is silent Not a thought billowing Can any identity survive So that I can point to it And lay claim to it as me.
When the heart speaks to heart Where is the need for a priest? When silence is fully understood Where is the need for scriptures? When love so reigns in the heart Do we need the Commandments? Set aside then church and liturgy We each will carve out our paths.
How our feelings are at the mercy Of every passing remark or event And how our thoughts are haywire We hardly know our next thought Thus do we live hostage to a destiny That shapes our lives slowly, surely In this milieu it seems to me that Having no choice but to flow along Accepting … Continue reading Destiny (NaPoWriMo – April 24)
As I sat for meditation today It became clear all at once The skin is not the boundary The head seemed less solid As the contours of my body Seemed less definitely there And what I was I couldn’t tell As the mind also winded down Yet I seemed very much alive Though now seemingly … Continue reading Revelations in Meditation (NaPoWriMo – April 23)
What else can form the real basis For whatever social contract theories One formulates with one’s fertile brain Except that rather elusive compassion There is a damn good reason for that Sans compassion we aren't fully human Compassion encompasses in its scope Other qualities we think are desirable Qualities like love, kindness, empathy And, really … Continue reading The Real Basis for Social Contract (NaPoWriMo – April 22)
What happens if we stop pursuing The myriad things that we do daily What if we drop down to lowest level In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory Maybe all we need is physical security Which is what the body needs to live Rest all surely are only mental needs Why do we need love and … Continue reading What do we actually need? (NaPoWriMo – April 21)