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Theme: Feeling

Blissful Nothingness

My mind has now reached a level;
It absorbs neither sense nor drivel...
It seems to be all blank and empty;
My heart feels neither sad nor happy...
The earlier nonstop chatter in my brain,
Seems to have ebbed without any strain.
I like this sense of being dumb...
I like this state of being numb...
Nothing touches me, nothing can I feel...
Everything seems to be on an even keel...
No loss, no gain
No pleasure, no pain...
Without a worry or care,
At nothingness, I stare.
There is no expectation.
There is no deliberation.
Suspended animation..?
Animated suspension...?
Neither state bothers me,
As there is no I, You or We...
When nothing affects one,
There’s no fear or tension.
I’m neither a master nor a slave.
I am neither scared nor am I brave.
This sense of inertia...
This state of absentia...
Is easy to preach,
But difficult to reach.
Once one attains this state,
There is no love, no hate.
Nothingness is all that’s there,
As life becomes stark and bare...
This state of mind –
Nirvana, try and find -
It leaves one completely fulfilled and pleased,
As there is nothing left to be gained or seized...


More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

Views: 1480     Comments: 13

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks for your appreciation, truth seeker and for liking this poem.

Padmaja Iyengar
13-Mar-2014 16:57 PM

Comment Great ! Really great ! I wish I could compose such a poem.. The Muse is so pleased with you. My thirst of reading good poem is slaked by reading your poem. You are great , Padmaja Madam. Thank very much

truth seeker
13-Mar-2014 06:06 AM

Comment Thanks for liking this one Swatantra.

Padmaja Iyengar
26-Nov-2013 12:40 PM

Comment Such a beautiful expression of every seekers wish.Loved it.

20-Nov-2013 10:24 AM

Comment Thanks Pili Pubul for liking this one and finding a common thread in it.

Padmaja Iyengar
18-Oct-2013 23:57 PM

Comment Well expressed my friend, I call it a state of detachment.

18-Oct-2013 09:30 AM

Comment Thanks Mohini for your generous appreciation. This poem is more aspirational - I don't think I've reached there...yet...:-)

Padmaja Iyengar
16-Oct-2013 08:25 AM

Comment Padmaja , Wonderful poem.. I liked this state of mind .. so serene , peaceful , neither a master,, nor a slave, no love no hate .. neutral to all .. the fact of life so well depicted and brought to light... nothing is permanent .. the seasons of life keep changing ..... I envy this state of yours .. wish to reach there ....Thanks for sharing this profound poem..

Mohini Gurav
16-Oct-2013 08:11 AM

Comment Thanks very much Mr. Nair, Jaipalsinghji and Kulbir for your appreciation...

Padmaja Iyengar
11-Oct-2013 23:43 PM

Comment Padmaja,

A profound poem oozing with wisdom - wow!

11-Oct-2013 08:58 AM

Comment Padmaja,

A profound poem oozing with wisdom - wow!

11-Oct-2013 08:58 AM

Comment Padmaja Ji, I really liked this composition. Thanks a lot.

11-Oct-2013 06:52 AM

Comment Good one. Really envy you.

Madathil R Nair
11-Oct-2013 03:03 AM

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