Rest

All my thoughts, my reasonings, my conclusions, Are absolutely hollow. They are like empty bags full of air, they just burst anytime... I cannot lay myself on them, I cannot trust them, And hence, I stop defending my stance, I stop arguing about my wishes and wants. I know I should not defend them, I [...]

A prayer.. for every today..

Let us leave behind our stubbornness, Our stubbornness to twist the things in ways we feel is right, Our stubbornness to not let go of past and its regrets, Our stubbornness to keep regurgitating the past, Our stubbornness to want happiness "this" way only, Our stubbornness to not live a simpler, lighter life, Our stubbornness [...]

I now rest

I now rest.  Having ran much, Trying to walk together But failing always.  I now rest.  Knowing that we can walk alone, That we don't have to be together, Just because we are alive.  I now rest.  Knowing that you will be happy wherever you will be, It doesn't matter really if I too am a [...]

Invocation

We are all priests.. of our temples, at times known, at times in oblivion. We are the ones, responsible to keep the inner temples clean, pure, immaculate, neat, sorted, organised, sacred. So that we can invoke the Divine Presence there. But the task is not easy, it is a challenging one... For we don't usually [...]

She told me..

She told me she likes to be with pain,  It keeps her collected, in-gathered, a bit lost.. It keeps her soft, gentle, kind,  It keeps her molten.. She told me, she is not waiting for the pain to go,  She didn’t invite it either.. It just is.  Like I am.  She told me,  Its nice [...]

What do we desire for?

We seek a gratification through our desires. A kind of fulfilment, a kind of loss of this sense of separate self, even if for a moment. A kind of self-forgetfulness, even for a moment. It is another thing that once I am with the object of desire, even then, my hunger, my thirst seems unquenchable. [...]

सुख में सुमिरन न किया , बस दुःख में किया जो याद , कहत कबीर ता दास की , कौन सुने फ़रियाद !

सुख में सुमिरन न किया , बस दुःख में किया जो याद , कहत कबीर ता दास की , कौन सुने फ़रियाद ! What do we mean by this couplet by Kabir ji? If you do not have a remembrance of your Truth in seeming okay/seeming pleasurable/ neutral times, then when the suffering strikes, who [...]

जिन खोजा तिन पाइया, गहरे पानी पैठ, मैं बपुरा बूडन डरा, रहा किनारे बैठ

A few people standing next to the ocean. They see one or two people diving deep and surfing, and plunged deep in the waters.. person 1 to person 2 - (looking at the ocean) - have you been there? how does it feel? person 2 - It was horrible for the first time I was [...]

Hammering the nail

Many times, pain in our lives becomes unbearable. All of us want ease and sanity, but at times it is not possible, owing to the overwhelming effect of thoughts and emotions. And then, something beautiful can happen...... Just like the pain a nail receives on its head through the hammer, it allows the nail to [...]

Microbe and host body

Louis Pasteur (Microbiologist) insisted all his life that the virulence (infection causing capacity) of a micro-organism (a germ) decided the course of illness. Claude Barnard (Pasteur's contemporary Physiologist) said that the vulnerability of host body (the person attacked by germ) was more responsible. And on his death bed, Pasteur said - Barnard was right. Microbe [...]

This is our chance

This life, this birth, is our chance. I may have attachments, I may have ill will, hate, jealousy, anger, resentments, blame, repulsion, revenge....etc towards a few in my life. This is my chance, to work with all that raw material and transcend, and to go beyond all these affairs. I may continue to churn myself [...]

Thriving grounds for ego

Ego is the helper. Ego is the bar. On the path of life, slowly first a healthy Ego has to be developed, and then it has to be offered up, given up, surrendered to the Divine. Ego is a transitional personality, a mask, needed as long as the true individuality does not shine forth, or [...]

I rise..

I have fallen too low, too little I had become.. Too limited, narrow and constricted, That made me suffer, go through hell. But that is not my Reality, no thats not all. The little little experiences of life, don't define me, I stand up, dust my pants, Rise. I rise, newly born. I don't let [...]

Play dead

Drink the poison life gives you, Drink it, keep it in the throat. Complain not. Keep the Lord in your heart. Complain not. All seeming atrocities life gives you, Take them with head bowed down, With open hands, Complain not. & Whenever you are ready, And have reacted enough no. Of times, Exploded enough no.of [...]

Heaven and Hell

I have been to hell. Yes. I think I now can say that I have tasted Hell. Dark, chaotic, painful, full of misery and suffering. Yes, I have tasted that. It seems familiar. But that's not all of it. There is light too. At each step of the ladder to hell, there is light. It [...]

You choose..

One day, those who you trusted the most, will mock at you, laugh at you, will tell you .. "you are imperfect, you are ugly, unworthy of grace. How dare you touch something pious, sacred, beautiful and worthy?" They will tell you, directly or indirectly, And say "you are not worthy of grace, you are [...]

Chhoooo-mantar !!!

Something was on her mind, A bit on her heart.. Things unresolved, can make any one fart. That dard of the heart went into her head, Caused a creepy crawly migraine there.. Hmm... What to do? She wondered, had no clue! She pushed herself out of the head, and a bit out of the bed. [...]

When things go bad..

When things are sad, And look a bit bad... Just tell yourself, that you are still there. Place your hand on your heart, And assure yourself, Yes, I am still there, besides me. People may have given up on you, People may have closed their doors, For some reason or another, You are just on [...]

Moon

As I am asleep, deep asleep in my room, Not aware of anything called light.. You come every night, and force me To wake up. I am not really wanting it. No. But here you come, with your gentle force, a gentle and persistent force, You stand there, with your full brightness and shine, And [...]

We will never part..

Now, that you are not there with me,  I see myself becoming you!  I get goosebumps when I see myself thinking,  Feeling in the way you would.  As if, when it seems I have lost you,  I am closer to you even more.  Face values deceive, they say.  Now it is more clear... Yes, I [...]

Standing by myself

We are all imperfect, moving towards increasing purity and perfection,And there are moments when I am not my highest. I realise later, I could have done better, be better, But the moment is gone, all I have is an experience..a taste of darkness,And yes, with the wisdom coming from the experience, I will do better, I will [...]

You were never there!

You were never there!  Whenever I needed you, you were never there.  God knows what illusion I followed,  That I ran after you, like a mirage.. you always escaped and went away and away.  I thought of sharing my life with you,  But you were not there.  I thought of sharing my dreams and ideas [...]

The stubborn child

Our patterns of thinking, patterns of behavior, patterns of emotions, me and my story - creates this thing that we call as "ego." What do I want by the other person to behave in the way that I think is right? What do I want by the relationship to go in a direction which I [...]

यह जीव आया दूर ते, जाना है बहु दूर । बिच के बासे बसि गया, काल रहा सिर पूर ॥

यह जीव आया दूर ते, जाना है बहु दूर । बिच के बासे बसि गया, काल रहा सिर पूर ॥ Saint Kabir das ji. Kabir ji says here: You have come from the beyond, and you have to journey to the beyond, where in the middle did you settle down? Can't you see, right next [...]

कबीर जीवन कुछ नहीं, खिन खारा खिन मीठ कलहि अलहजा मारिया, आज मसाना ठीठ।

कबीर जीवन कुछ नहीं, खिन खारा खिन मीठकलहि अलहजा मारिया, आज मसाना ठीठ। Kabir ji says, This life is fleeting, ephemeral, changes every moment. In a moment it can turn salty, in a moment sweet. Look at that warrior, who was slaying and fighting yesterday in the battlefield; he now lies dead in the shamshaan. [...]

कबीर गाफील क्यों फिरय, क्या सोता घनघोर, तेरे सिराने जाम खड़ा, ज्यों अंधियारे चोर।

कबीर गाफील क्यों फिरय, क्या सोता घनघोरतेरे सिराने जाम खड़ा, ज्यों अंधियारे चोर। O negligent fellow, why do you continue to sleep deeply? Right next to your pillow is standing the thief, who will rob you of your life, anytime. (In darkness of your being, you cannot sense the thief) There are many many couplets, [...]

तन को जोगी सब करें, मन को बिरला कोई. सब सिद्धि सहजे पाइए, जे मन जोगी होइ.

तन को जोगी सब करें, मन को बिरला कोई. सब सिद्धि सहजे पाइए, जे मन जोगी होइ. Kabir ji says, there are many many who try and work towards detachment of the body. Leaving relations, family, leaving attachment to material possessions, etc. But only a rare one would try and make the mind non-sticky, free [...]

What’s truly me?

The way I react, the way I speak, the way I behave, my thought patterns, my emotional patterns, my likes and dislikes, my opinion about myself and others, my mental rigidities and my beliefs and rules and principles, All of that I take that as me. And I suffer badly owing to this attachment to [...]