Sunday, December 19, 2010

Monkey and me


On the top of the summit
In the deep danger
On the moon
In the mysterious matrix
Rising,
Falling,
Moving,
Fast ….Slow…..
Unstoppable,
Here one moment,
There another.

Watching it in motion
Is
……..Stillness.
Call it :
Witness
Observer
Consciousness
Awareness
………………
      **
"Mind is like a monkey" Satya Sai
        **

OSI Prompt : Stillness

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Born free

Born free.

Taught importance of
Grades
Success
Power
Control.

Passing through life
preoccupied
By desire to win…..
Manipulating,
Toiling
Tired…

....Voice from within
Heard in quiet moments
“Life is not a game
To win or lose.
It is about
Being open to love…. freely.



It is a dance

Enjoy!

Celebrate!"



-
OSI prompt: Win



Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mountains

Mountains


One more among the crowd
I carry within,
Died today.



I feel better as I light his pyre.
It has made me lighter.
With each death within,
I am getting lighter & lighter….
I can fly higher & higher.....


Love for him now is genuine.
No wants, no demands.
Just love…for being part of my world,
Love of one being to another.


Looking back I wonder
When did he get into me?
Why did I carry him so long?
Why?


Questions lead me
To a dead end
Beyond which are huge mountains….
I am unable to cross….


With each death within,
I am getting lighter & lighter,
Gravity weaker and weaker…
I can fly higher & higher.....


Will I cross this MOUNTAINS?
……To freedom?

-
OSI Prompt : Free(dom)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fun & Play !


Stiff, unable to bend,
Left alone to fend,
Life isn’t child’s play.


Bend to meld and blend
And never alone to fend
Life is fun and play!

-
OSI Prompt : Meld

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Shuffle


WRITTEN FOR THREE WW
Prompt :SHUFFLE  ADVANCE PANDER


Once hated lusty advances,

Shuffled by time,

Now pandering, she invites it.
-

Sunday, November 21, 2010

To Sir, ... with love.


As Teachings,
With experience,
Get founded within
As truth of life,



Respect for teacher
Gradually transform
 To
Reverence,
Love,
Worship.
….Service.




--
OSI Prompt :Apprentice 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Apprentice

Apprentice



Teach me lessons of love,
Train me to attend,
Prepare me to assist,
Groom me to be your servant

And
I tender a bond
To serve You for life. 






Teach me to ‘play'
And I will play Your tune
Till eternity.






-
OSI Prompt : Apprentice 




Sunday, November 14, 2010

Echoes


(  ( (  (((  E c h o e s  ))) ) )  )


Whisper so low,
Almost feeling and not voice.
Always playing
As if continuous echoes
Of flowing stream in a valley,
Heard clearly
In my silent moments,
Guiding me to walk
Path that lead to
Space Within.


……Many times not in the direction
That logically led to
Actions
Excitement
And immediate success.

--
OSI Prompt: Echoes

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pause


Pause


“Not going well,
Not happy with it,
……………..
Given every try,
Tried every possible way,
What do I do now??”


“Friend,
It is a time to pause
And complete
And
Start afresh,
…..Leaving all unwanted baggage behind.”

                                     *                                

Pause is a space to

Rest
Recharge
Connect
Complete
And sometimes
 put a full stop.

-
OSL Prompt : PAUSE

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SAAL MUBARAK


Festival of lights, celebrated at the end of Samvant Year (Hindu Calender). 
Celebrating victory of Godliness over evil. 
War with evil ends.


New year has only 
LOVE.


Every word, spoken or written
every intention,
every action, 
will have
only
LOVE.


Wishing all my friends on Blog & OSI and their loved ones lots of love
in coming New Samvant Year 
&
thereafter...


SAAL  MUBARAK
(Happy New Year)


Harshad.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Photo Album

Happy moments of life
Smiling faces,
happy gatherings,
Receiving awards & degrees…..
Captured,
Seen, later
Shown off.



Between two pages
Unseen remain
Many difficult,
Sad,
Struggling,
Unpleasant,
Unhappy
Moments.



Not captured in pictures,
Yet core of life
And love for life.

Unseen
Unfancied.
-
OSI Prompt : Fancy

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blessed Moments


Blessed Moments.
(OSI Prompt: Fancy)


I FANCY
Those few moments
When I ceased being me,
Dissolved
To
Be one with you.





I found real me then,
For those few moments….

-

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Looking up

One Single Impression: Grace


Dancing stars
Always inviting to join,
To play,
Unaware me
Busy in petty games,
Ignore.


His grace and
I look up

…And smile.

-

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Caught in the process



 Champion of the cause she was.
No child labor – for she cared for children,
Fighting very hard for the cause.

Visiting places,
Meeting likeminded people,
Presentation on cause,
Explaining,
Interviews,
Discussions on TV…….

So important was fighting....
For the cause,
It took most of her time,
Most of her energy.

She hardly had any time
For her children,

Champion of the cause she was.
Known as such.
-
OSI Prompt : Champion

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crazy craving


Since ages....

My relentless efforts 
To merge with you
Is on.....




We meet,
We are together
We embrace,
Yet never one.
You remain you.
Stubborn.  Hard.
And I have to retreat.





Yet that crazy craving to be one with you
Makes me try again and again
Again and again……

…..Someday you will give in
And……. it will be all over.

No wanting
No desire
No craving
No loneliness.
-
OSI Prompt : Lonely

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lonely not.

Dear friend,
We met,
We talked,
We shared, we played,
And we loved.
Hours passed
in as many moments.

                       


When it was time to go,
You left.
                   
Here I am left alone….





Yet my heart is filled with your innocent love.
My mind feels light & confident.

I can sing.
I can dance,
I can laugh,
I can read,
I can write,
I can dream,

I float in moments of
Oneness with you.

Alone I am.

Lonely not….
-

OSI Prompt: Lonely

Child Within

I pretend to be independent…….
Yet there are times
I want to be taken care of,
Want to be looked after,
Want to be led, held by my finger.

There are times
I just want to drop all my guards
And be carefree…

There are times
 I want to cross borders
Want to rebel…..

Yet know that I am loved,
 safe, secure,
Taken care of,
Need not worry…




These are the moments…….
I feel lonely.

-

OSI Prompt : Lonely

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cleansing


Don’t feel like reacting,
Keeping still….


It gets heavier…..


Silently...

Eyes get wet
Filled….

It slowly drops out,
……flows……

Washing away
Many illusions.

Smile passes my face,
As I feel lighter.

-

Monday, October 4, 2010

Just do it


It is difficult….
…..but I will ‘try’ said she.

What she meant was,
If it is done, ‘I’ have done it
If fails, it was difficult in any case.

‘Try’ is tricky
Diplomatic,
Sitting on the fence-
Head I win, tail you lose.
Non- committing
Half hearted, at the best.

Instead, 
“just do it”
takes long way.
-
OSI Prompt : Try

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A different approach


Trying life

Tired me

Till I stopped trying


Now I am a relaxed witness.
-
OSI Promt: Try

Unexpected Guest



I wanted her.
I tried very hard to get her,
She was always in my mind,
She was always in my heart,
But she kept eluding me.




One morning I got up,
And got involved with my work,
I forgot her,
Working hard with all my heart




While I was busy working,
Someone knocked my door,

It was she! His grace bestowed.       

Success is her name.

-
OSI Promt:Try

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Indestructible

Monuments, expression of
Deep respect & love,
Inspiring values
Helping us to be better being.


When destroyed,
Just structure gets destroyed
Values they inspire get multiplied
…..Many folds.

Will spirit of Buddhism – peace & love
Get destroyed with demolition of
Buddhas of Bamiyan?



Vacant space there
Silently transmit
Message of love to all,
Specially to those who committed its destruction
For they don’t know what they are doing



So do space at
Ground zero of
Twin towers, symbol of free world.


--
(OSI Prompt : Monument)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Monument



Cooling breeze of love
Sway souls, Conscious rise beyond sky
Monument stand inspiring




-
(OSI Prompt : Monument)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Joy of Living






Joie de vivre
(Joy of Living)

Blessed I was with its glimpses
When in love,
When playing with friends,
In achievements and success,
In food & festivals,
In luxury and comforts,
In mountains,  rivers & woods.

I savored & chased those moments
And found
Its infinite source in
Space Within.

 I just need to remain connected.
-
(OSI Prompt : Joie de vivre)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The fun of Passing....


The fun of Passing…….

We play, we quarrel
We love, we fall out
We sooth, we hurt                                                                                                         
We breathe, we eat
We dream, we despair,

We see divinity in a tiny flower on the roadside
And pass through divine forest unaware!

We are so similar
And differences so insignificant!
Yet……?

????????
@$%&--@***=+][3#^()0o!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!!

HA HA HA HA HA……..

---
(OSI Prompt : The Passing)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Passing.....

                                                      The Passing.... 



Flowing like a river,
Given way,
Eager to meet & merge in
That vastness of sea.

Anyone who cares
Quench her thirst.

Unfortunate are those who keep away.

 I move on…

--
(OSI Prompt : The Passing)


Sunday, September 5, 2010

All Within




A pair of eyes
Same scene
See beauty, see evil.
--
Haiku Height Promot7 : Beauty

HIS GRACE

Who am I ?


  I have my fears  &


  I have my hopes.



I am my fears when
I talk about it,
I take shelter behind it,
I make a show of it,
I let it rule me,
I let others address it or
When I think I am it.
          

  I am my hopes when
  I see it,
  I talk about it,
  I think it will come true,
  My actions are ruled by it,
  I am working for it,
  Others address to it or
  When I think it is me.

  Who am I?
  My fears  or
  My hopes?

  Whose choice is it?
             
                                                      
                                                                            30.8.04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 Friends, 

‘Who am I?’ was written six years back in ’04.  As the poem reads, I then thought it was a 
choice of an individual to select an attitude and live his life.

Today there seem to be a shift. As the haiku ‘My Choice?’  reads, I think though it may appear 
to be my choice to me, awareness of choice itself is a result of His grace. 
One can easily slip in a state of mind that has no choice. Isn't it?

Life has taught me this in the the span of six years . HIS grace.

                                                                **


My Choice?




His grace

And

You remain aware of choices, always.







                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 5.9.10
OSI Prompt : Choices
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