Poetry

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When power stares you in the face
Sit still and simply smile

When power speaks in tongues
Cut through with concise clarity

When power tries to deceive
Stay alert to playfully perceive

Finally, if power tries to break you
Remember, that I make you

As zoon politikon, the supreme Shakti…

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Photo by Ben Yi: https://www.pexels.com/photo/grayscale-photo-of-buddha-statue-1680340/

When all the memories of the past
Are bypassed to access
The emptiness of the present
Not in thought but in experience

The eternal wisdom finds expression
As an emerging fragment
In the buddhi of Gautama
Who annihilates himself into a Buddha

Realising that sunya is the ground
Upon which all phenomena arise
In unison like a harmonious orchestra
As long as the mind is

Gone gone gone, gone completely beyond
Awakening hail!

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

What is thought
But an accumulation of the past
Or a fantasy about the future
To escape the deadly clutch
Of the ‘has been’
Or an escape into the ‘to be seen’
Failing to see that it is the seen

That incoherent fragment
Cooks up a lousy story
Messing up the wholesome broth
Of life…
That emerges spontaneously
When the non existent mind realizes
That it is all made up thought

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Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay

As identity solidifies
Expectations soar
Opening the Pandora’s box
Of a million thought nails
Crucifying one into the net
Of fervent emotion
Which responds to the identity
Of the so-called other
Thus, keeping the wheel of life
Spinning amidst the totem of time

But as the mind observes
It withdraws into that eternal sound
A portkey to the Timeless
Returning with a restfulness
That lies beneath the interminably restless
Thus, liquefying the solidified
By including, expanding, and dissolving
One’s rowdy self with the other
Thereby discovering a new portkey
Of oceanic bliss amidst the wavy restless

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Poetry

Image by zanna-76 from Pixabay
Image by zanna-76 from Pixabay

Condensed white coagulates
Drop down in myriad fractals
To adorn the sturdy mountains
With a milky white saree
Endowing the icy hard landscape
With a tender elegance

Kissed by the sunlight
She melts into streams
Sustaining various life forms

As she ushers in the spring
She is reminded of the hot spring
That foretold her dissolution

Giving herself to the embrace of the sun
She evaporates in silent tears
Fulfilled for having brought
A temporary softness to the ever-present stillness

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