I once met Truth on its solitary walk And considering myself lucky I engaged in conversation. "Truth," I said (Surprised at my own boldness To address Truth thus) "How do I get to know thee better? I am ready to renounce everything For thy sake." "My child," Truth said In a friendly tone, "You need … Continue reading An Encounter With Truth
Libraries are bursting at the seams With printed paper, reams upon reams. To know it all is virtually impossible Even if it be ever so desirable. So, depend on the knowledge of others If any pressing problem bothers.
Let us not talk about God; Forget and cast aside religion, When goodness in heart we have not, Reason clear our minds see not. Steeped in our ego when we are Simple things appear to us distorted. We smile? Yes, we do! But, Pettiness has long played its dance On the fragile stage of our … Continue reading Not Secularism but Humanism
People often ask me "Hey, why do you not Raise your voice When so much is going on All around you, The kind That makes your blood boil And gives you sleepless nights?" I say to them, "How do you know I am not? My silence Need not be construed As consent. There is much … Continue reading My Silence
Yeah, love is great and all that But there is more to the human Than mere sentiments and emotions And what we love today We may not tomorrow Such is human nature Fickle like a snowflake Amidst all these changes There is something that endures Something that is more real us Than mere body and … Continue reading Not Merely Human
I listen to the voice of the few Who drum on my ears The knowledge they knew And went beyond desires and fears. This is what they say In pointing out the way: Our happiness is hostage to uncertainty And when obtained, is transitory; We seek for it all the while outside While its wellspring … Continue reading The Teaching
I met a blind man in an alley And soon we got quite pally. He had many a thing to say On that bright sunny day. But try hard as we might We couldn't agree on A thing called "night".
Only s/he can love Who wants nothing for her/himself Nothing by way of riches By way of name By way of power And, yes, Even by way of love Etc. Rest of us Are condemned To love only selectively And sparingly Depending on our comfort level. As long as You have something to protect Something … Continue reading Love
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