You are that

You are the god-seed waiting to sprout,

You are the avatar in forgetful sleep,

You are the statue hidden in stone,

You are a form of the infinite one.

You are the immortal in mortal frame,

You are a ray of the eternal flame,

A king who has forgotten his royal throne,

A capsule that contains a raging typhoon.

You are the ocean that lives in a shell,

A magician bound by his own magic spell,

All-seeing caught in an obscuring haze,

All-knowing lost in a mind-numbing daze.

Wake up from thy sleep now, reclaim thy fame,

Bring out the god hidden inside thy frame,

Know that you are one with All and the One

The One being known everything too is known

(published earlier in medium under the same title)

Kurukshetra

His legs caught

In the quicksand

Of desire,

His mind lost

In the splendors

Of the spirit,

He is the field

Of eternal struggle;

The Light and the darkness

Waging an everlasting battle

For his soul.

Desire, weakened,

Does not let him go yet,

Spirit, not fully awakened,

Cannot set him free.

He speaks like a saint,

Yet is snared by desire;

Aims for the heavens,

Can’t get out of the mud.

He is the modern Kurukshetra,

The animal man

With a nascent Divinity.

 

(published in medium under the same name)

An app for that

an app can solve every problem..can it?

Do you have an app

To quell the thousand thoughts

Thronging on my mind’s shores?

To taser the countless desires

Threatening to burn me up?

To vaporize the numberless fears

That are crippling me with

Their vice like grip?

Do you have an app for that?

Imperfect efforts

Why is spiritual effort so difficult? Why is it fraught with failure?

Heckled by desire,

Blocked by inertia,

The surface mind fails

Again, and again

In its quest

To awaken

The inner soul.

Improper efforts

Ineptly essayed,

Fail to Achieve

A breakthrough.

Several botched attempts later,

The mind knows now

The meaning

Of the phrase:

“Easy to say

Difficult to do”

Life

A look at the origin and meaning of life

Why does a lie

Engulf this life?

Why does this life

Conceal an if?

Is life just an entry

In God’s mystic file?

An evil snake, a vile lie,

A forbidden fruit-

Was this the fault line

On which life rose?

Is life a lie

Struggling through eons

Fulfilling itself and

Forever joyless

Seeking a truth

It does not even know?

Or is it just a failure

An impotent darkness

Trying forever

To hide the effulgent Light?

At the heart of this life

Is a mighty if .

Two are the branches

That rise from its fork

 

You can choose virtue or

You can choose vice

You can choose the false or

You can choose the truth

 

If you choose to walk

On the path of the false

Maya will be life for

Ages more to come

 

If you choose right and

And follow the Light

An embalming peace

Shall engulf thy soul

Vast grow thy soul

Vaster than the universe

Ego shall be dissolved

Dissolved the ‘I’ in life

Transformed by thy choice

Life shall be the triune glory

Light, Felicity and Eternity

Ego

The way of the human ego and how mind encourages it…

Insignificant, tiny ego 

Casts large shadows 

On mind’s walls.

Sizing itself up

With its own shadows 

It gloats with pride. 

Intelligence, feeble,

Clouded by ignorance,

Fosters this illusion

And furthers its growth.

One day the dawn of wisdom

Shall burst upon the mind

And its sun rays 

Light up the mind’s skies 

In a fire-gold blaze;

Then those

Misleading shadows 

will be gone. 

And the ego,

Deflated,

Conquered,

Be dissolved 

In an epiphany 

Of light

Animal

Have we outgrown our animal nature…

There was a time

When the animal

Was buried

Deep within the man.

Civilized nature meant

That the veil was thick.

One would have to dig

Really deep before

The animal reared

It’s ugly head.

This, alas ,

Is the age of speed.

And everything is done

In double quick time.

And so it feels

That the veneer

Has grown really thin.

You just need

To scratch the surface now

And the animal comes

Roaring out.