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Chakra-View

Workshop # 2

I was sitting beside the mighty ocean
Mesmerized by its stillness 'n' lack of motion
I felt connected to the silence within
Away from madness of the worldly din
And for once the wheel o' life le'go of its compulsive spin

My eyes turned inwards towards the celestial sky
Wishing I had wings to flap and fly
The breath was fresh the seas were blue 
The suns were unveiling an untainted hue
And for once there was imminence of a cosmic clue 

In front of my eyes unfolded a molecular dance
Instantly putting me into a vivid trance
What scientists call the Brownian agitation
Felt like nature's festive exhilaration
And for once I remembered life's a divine celebration 

The pulsating rhythm, the synchronous Taal **
Was beating the drum of the timely Kaal ***
In its throbbing unraveled a heavenly play
Where Time and Space were mating in an ecstatic way 
And for once I was speechless not really knowing what to say

From father to son life's a game full o' fun
But one that makes you always run
We are born into life through a one-way valve
Whose puzzling way-out no-one can solve
What's the key for this question to truly resolve?

Live in peace and cease the time
It's only when ya le'go of nickel and dime
That the grip of the Chakra finally yields
For once the illusory façade actually peels 
And in a flash universal oneness naturally reveals

* In the famous epic, Mahabharata, a young warrior, Abhimanyu, is said to have gained entry into the in-penetrable and deadly enemy deployment called the "Chakravyu". But unfortunately he had been only taught the way to enter but not how to get out of such a formation. He finally dies fighting valiantly after helping his forces gain access into this enemy formation. This poem is inspired by that story playing the word Chakravyu as Chakra-View or the Vision of the Wheel (of life). 
** Rhythmic beat 
*** Personification of Time   

Workshop # 2 
A Golden Tomorrow by Pavalamani Pragasam
Again by Patrick Durnil   
Bliss by Pavalamani Pragasam   
Chakra-View by Maalok    
Emancipation by Frank Sheehan   
Eyes of the Child by Cynthia Proctor   
Heritage by Hecletia    
India by Dr. Soumya Panigrahi   
Inner Lights by Judy N. Morningstar   
Just Another Day by Danielle    
Kaal Chakra by B.K. Swaminathan   
Liberated by Mary Ann Harrison   
Life Holding Life by Shubhra Krishan    
Life Moves On by Rajender Krishan    

Lost and Alone by Beth Hancock   
Missing Link by Hillol Ray   
My Grandpa by Pavalamani Pragasam   
Nirvana by Ramendra Kumar    
Nurturing Naiveté by Anton Piskac   
Ode To A Grandchild by Mallik Bulusu  
Pearls of Wisdom by Subhajit Ghosh  
Poverty by Esmond Jones   
Remembering Father by Nicholas LaMattina   
Rest by Pavalamani Pragasam   

Safe by Pavalamani Pragasam   
Suffering by Ankita Kumar   
The Picture by Maria Reed-Shore   
The Wheel of Life by Anonymous     
The Wheel of Time by Bijal Dwivedi    

The Wheel of Time by Shveta Kabra   
Wheel by Ambika Bhatt    
Wheel of Fortune by Hillol Ray    

Wheel of Time by Meenakshi Madhur    

Wheel: Symbol of Progress by Dr. C.S. Shah    

You Are The Purpose of My Life by Meera Chowdhry    
You, Me and The Wheel of Time by Suniti Chandra Mishra    

Youth & Reminiscence by Joseph Allen Hardy   

19-Oct-2000

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