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Theme: Realization

Tat Tvam Asi

I have a Twin
     - Wanderer -   
reveling in absolute freedom
moment by moment
painless of the dead yesterday   
carefree of the unborn tomorrow
unaffected by laws
merrily being
with a singular belief
Transient Must Pass

When I ponder
in comparison
I enviously ask
why I'm not like
the Wanderer

I hear my Twin’s echo

Look beyond
the dichotomy of life
Tat Tvam Asi *

Literally = Thou Art That


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks to all for your comments.

30-Oct-2012 10:45 AM

Comment it's ultimate goal which begain from IDANNAMUM..
wonderful sir.

aravind aasiyaa
29-Oct-2012 22:50 PM

Comment Life is full of surprises.There lies charm.'Tat Tvam Asi'...dawn of realisation.Thanks for sharing profound thought.Regards.

Sony Dalia
29-Oct-2012 11:12 AM

Comment 29 October 2012
TO: Mr. Rajender Krishan
Somehow I link your poem with a sloka of Upanishad. Pardon me if I'm inconsistent -

"Asato ma satgamayo / Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya / Mrityoramritam gamayo"

(=Lead me from Untruth to Truth / From Darkness to Illumination / From Death to Immortality)

Rajat Das Gupta

Rajat Das Gupta
29-Oct-2012 10:20 AM

Comment Life's philosophy. Good one.

Mahesh Dewedy
29-Oct-2012 09:20 AM

Comment As simple as being oneself as a whole and one with it. Enlightening.

29-Oct-2012 06:47 AM

Comment Your poems are wonderful. I understand them when you do not use Indian (sanscrit, hindi?) expressions. Though I sometimes guess the meaning of them, but this time "Tat Tvan Asi" needs your translation.
It is absolutely shocking that for you and for most of educated Indians more than one language may be considered to be your mother tongue. My congratulations!

Antal Halmos
29-Oct-2012 01:58 AM

Comment This poem beautifully poeticises metaphysics....

Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee
29-Oct-2012 00:04 AM

Comment Dichotomy of existence explained in most lucid manner.

V.K. Joshi
28-Oct-2012 23:20 PM

Comment A great philosophy pleasingly simplified! I recall my poem, 'You and I'.

Pavalamani Pragasam
28-Oct-2012 23:14 PM

Comment dichotomy of existence---revealed poetically! The blending of Sanskrit philosophical line with English recalls Eliot in his most expansive mood. Superb!

sunil sharma
28-Oct-2012 23:07 PM

Comment unde andharethi prabhu param teje tu lai ja
from depth of darkness, o lord take me brilliant knowledge

that is the path of life..tat tvam asi (krishna, tat tvam asi)

Pranlal Sheth
28-Oct-2012 20:48 PM

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