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Theme: Salutation


Amma always said:

Every time whoever you meet
Remember to always greet
With a smiling face 
And folded hands

I would argue:

All I need to do is say “Hi”
So doing all those gestures

She would lovingly explain:

Rather Be Aware
Every time you say
Working as an aide-memoire
It awakens you from stupor
to experience and realize
that in every organism alive
The Witness reclines
in the temple divine

Conveying gratitude
With a pleasing attitude
You merely don’t greet
Every big and small
Essentially you bow 
To the Witness
That pervades all.


When will I learn?


See also: Namaste



More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 1502     Comments: 7

Comments on this Poem

Comment Namaste to thee
In you and me
In all forms around
Within and without
Veiled is He
Namaste to thee.

Neera Pradhan
09-Jul-2020 07:35 AM

Comment 'When will I learn?'
Well said, sir. Every moment.

T.S.Chandra Mouli
09-Jul-2020 03:56 AM

Comment Nicely conveyed, sir.
'Be aware' is better than 'beware'.
Continues the idea earlier communicated.regards

T.S.Chandra Mouli
09-Jul-2020 03:54 AM

It fulfills and completes the thought clearly...

Thanks for the treat.


p c katoch
07-Jul-2020 23:07 PM

Comment Namaste to the mind who can perceive this thought process of 'That pervades all.'

Bhupinder Singh
07-Jul-2020 12:48 PM

Comment So True. We have also taught our daughter to bow down with folded hands and greet all with NAMASTE.

Megha Bamba
07-Jul-2020 11:38 AM

Comment Very heart-touching poem.

07-Jul-2020 09:56 AM

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