Sunday, April 29, 2007


I take a drop of water
I let it flow into the ocean
I walk towards the light
The traveller fills his sack with water
As hours passs by ,I reach for the shade
I ask the traveller for water
The drops of water runs down my throat...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Life is a paradox...

When I need it I dont get it
When I am happy without it
I get showered with it..
When I love it I dont get it
When I am bored by it it sits by my feet
When I struggle everyday to live
I dont see how precious it is
When I about to die I struggle to hold it
When I need acceptance from everyone
I never get it
When I dont give a damn what others think
They realize that I make sense
When I need someone
I am lonely
When I am happy alone
Everyone wants to be with me!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Play of power

Are all beings equal...
I dont know..
I keep wondering whether it is possible to exist as equals .
No hierarchy,no supremacy,no submission..
But the world I think exists only in fantasies , it is never possible .Each one of us has a ego centric self which wants importance.Its impossible to find a person without an ego .If a person can reach a state of pure consciousness and continously revel in it then everyday life would be a torture.The pain of existing in this superficial world would be next to impossible.I have myself observed in countless occasions my own drive for domination in any argument.
We continoulsy change from one moment to another..
Our emotions change,the self changes...
But when we reach a state where we can accept our own imperfections and faults we reach a higher state of realization.The love we have for ourselves and acceptance will surely get reflected towards others.The relationship we have with others will attain a value of kindness and understanding rather than the "play of power".But arguments are never wrong and I feel everyone should learn and love to disagree but respect and tolerance sholuld always be the basis for our being.
The concept of ego is so difficult to understand and it constantly varies between fact and fiction.But I dont think when we enter into the realm of spiritulaity we look for absolutes.We just look for questions and search for a valid reason.

Ego is like darkness.It is a fantasy.But if you ask yourself whether it exists then it is very good question because it shows your awareness.Ego is like darkness.You cannot remove darkness from a room.Instead of that bring a lamp it will bring light and remove darkeness.A lamp of realization will let you surrender.

Swami Nithyananda

Friday, April 20, 2007


You walk during the day
You are lost in the night
You wonder why there exists a strange emptiness
You run because you get late
You dont know, when you are going to reach
You still continue
The journey is beautiful
The destination will surely come...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


There are three major kinds of wealth which humans generally pursue.

Material wealth is highly regarded by many people.It gives identity to people and also makes them feel very good.It boosts the confidence and shoots you up on the popularity scale.You can have anything you want.Even a partner for life is selected based on this factor.If you are stink-ingly rich you wont have any problems finding million people running back of you to marry you.We spend mostly ..lets consider minimum 21 years of education so that we can have material riches for the rest of our life.They are exceptions who work ,because their job is their passion.But we are drawing a general tangent of how mostly the society thinks and behaves.Considering the various advantages there is no wonder that most of the people slog like slaves sometimes doing the work they hate so that they become rich and ignore their health.
But this wealth has the biggest disadvantage :It is temporary.Once we attain the goals set on the basis of materialism we become accustomed to the luxury.Then it is no longer a asset it becomes our basic lifestyle.Our lives become shallow..

Physical wealth is given lot of importance in this world.Our lives somehow are defined by our physical appearance.Looking through all the matrimonial advertisements in the leading Indian newspapers gives us a general idea of how much our society is run on "Fairness" and "Slimness".To add more misery,there are "Fair and Handsome"advertisements which run through our televisions.I hope atleast one human right activist watches these advertisements and start a movement which can wipe out the bias in humans which springs up due to the colour of the skin.Most of the activists are worried about skimpy clothes in movies.I dont know why they dont want to fight for the common soul on roads who get stares and comments because they are dark.I always hoped to see dark actress in movies ..but I dont think whether in my life time I can see that happen.But physical fitness is important for our life.I do believe that if we dont take care of our body,our body does not take care of us.
The mind body connection is very important.But a good body with a impure mind is of no use.

Spirutual wealth is the highest form of wealth a human can achieve.This wealth is only acquired when we give away things.We should learn to give love,kindness,compassion and forgiveness so that these qualities become our very nature.The obsctacles to our achievement of this wealth is our illusions.Our reality when it gets defined by external factors we fail to achieve this wealth.Most of the people dont think this wealth is important.Because firstly it includes suffering because we need our unhealthy old habits to die and cultivate new positive habits.
Death always causes misery because we are uncomfortable with our new self.Lets again consider the matrimonail advertisements again..They are no mention of values like honesty,integrity and kindness.Hardwork and sincerity are also left out.Our job resumes will atleast contain more data about our personality.But when it comes to choosing someone to spend our life we use money,caste and status.This is a sad reality which exists.One of my friends once saw me reading the Bhagavad Gita and she told me how her parents and her family elders have warned her and told her that this holy book should never be read.To add to the contradiction her family is very religious and they visit lot of temples.The spirtual path is the most painful journey of our life but without walking along this path we fail to do justice to life.

Monday, April 09, 2007


One of the best poems I have ever read..


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Everything is as it should be

The hands of time have never stopped moving forward
The planets have never stopped revolving
The buds still blossom even though you dont notice
The great trees which stood centuries still fall
Noise made by the great fall is never heard
The bells still toll when you make a mistake
A thousand things done right wont vanish the guilt
The silent world events happen when you dont notice
A shadow is creeping behind you as you read this
There is always a observer
You may sometimes deny that
But life works in that way
Everything is as it should be
The rivers will never wash away the dirt
The marks are always left behind
When you dont hear or notice the shadow creeps inside
The pain and screams never stop
The silence which you have may last for a minute
The illusions which you have built will collapse
In your pride you may dissolve
Nothing can change ..
and last forever

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Art of Happiness.

This post is actually about a book called "The Art of Happiness".This book is actually a conversation between the Dalai Lama and the psychologist Howard .C.Cutler.
I was a bit hesitant at first to start of with the book, because deep down inside I did not want my difficulties to be wiped away by some rituals.Faith for me is a very difficult thing to understand.I can have faith on people,myself and everything which exists.But to have faith on mythological beings is difficult …sometimes impossible.Sometimes I am also envious of people who have this deep hidden faith which tells them that "going to this place/religious "all problems will be cured.I do believe in evolving as a human and realizing the true self through contemplative practices.
But the book turned out to be a eye opener.The book gives you hope, not that it promises you some quick fix techniques which can solve most of the terrifying problems but it gives you principles of compassion.
Kindness and Compassion are the two concepts which gives us inner strength.I have heard many people say that in this competitive world there is no place for compassion. People would take revenge and satisfy their ego rather than try to break the cycle of hatred.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Midnight Blues

This world runs on preconceived assumptions which have no logic or reason.Most of the famous painters and poets in the world were potrayed as mad people.Most of the people who made great changes happen in our world were shot dead.The revolutionaries were always hanged or burned alive. The credit were never flooded on their feet.They could never see the dawn after the misery.
All they wanted was to belong to this world ...
All they needed was a little recognition...
Its not that I want the world to change
Not that the minds of the society is run by intelligence
The world has always been a fools paradise
Freedom has been compromised everytime
Its one question which bothers me always
Am I the sane in the insane world
The crazy among the average
The world has always been a mystery
Dreams have always been my place!!!