Poems

no expectation

the lyre bird sings his song
and asks nothing in return.
man completes each occupation
expecting much ovation.

We have much to learn from nature! It offers its beauty generously, yet asks for nothing in return. We too can accomplish our worldly duties without expectations.

An act performed with full-hearted effort can be its own reward.

Poems

the One behind the many

I see the world through million eyes
those suffering souls, these aching hearts
mellow, carefree children’s laughter
are all my own.
those leaning trees, feel them sway
look! flying birds and falling rain
running beasts, rushing streams, ocean waves-
my very face.
in all the places
through all the eyes
I am the eternal seer
I am the oversoul
I am the One behind the many
I am the One behind the all.

Imagine the whole universe a conscious entity that is fully aware of itself, just as you are aware of your-self. That entity is looking out though all these eyes that are me and you. That is just what it does.

Now, the fact that you feel there is a definite separate ‘you’, keeps you separate and therefore, in delusion.

When in fact, all there is, is a single awareness experiencing itself in infinite modalities.

When ‘i’ disappear, mind disappears, and reality remains bare, luminous and perfect.

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distractions

my life lays marks for me follow
and has grandiose designs
but I fall behind
distracted by the butterflies!

There is a way to be serious about things in life, and yet always maintain a humorous and light-hearted attitude.

I realized that, no matter what domain, or discipline, whenever people start taking themselves too seriously, it doesn’t feel quite right.

Us, humans, face many things that are very painful and grave.
But that’s when we need to apply some detachment. In the end, we all die. In the end, there is no death. Our ‘seriousness’ will not save the problem.
However, a light-hearted attitude can make the solving of the problem easier… and maybe even more efficient. 🙏

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undying and unbound

we cry
unsuspecting of our grandeur
we crawl
unaware we can fly
we suffer
ignorant of our power,
forgetting we are undying and unbound.

The Buddha said that all suffering is due to man’s ignorance of his true nature. In our largest self, we are eternal consciousness, unlimited and undying. Not knowing this leaves us victims of a life that appears to work against us.