Theme: Life


The cycle
of physical birth and death
         despite variance
         amongst different species
remains a subset
of a larger cycle of Nature

In the journey of
the human cycle
from birth to death
we are busy
producing, consuming,
acquiring, dumping
creating, procreating
building, destroying
          … and rebuilding …
leaving something behind
good, bad, or ugly
for the next generation
to inherit.

What is bestowed
in the form of
achievements or failures
within the governing
norms and customs
of the social environs
where the individual lived.

Such is the game plan
of Prakriti and Purusha
that innumerable civilizations
have come and gone
and man is still wandering
here, there, everywhere
in understanding
the greater cycle of Nature.

Is it all pre-scripted?

Or, perhaps, it is
the gravitational pull and push
eternally perpetuating
in the cosmos
with its own
yet incomprehensible plan
encompassing all laws
of physics and chemistry
in the form of
Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
as the trinity
of creation, sustenance and destruction
manifesting eternally
from the unknown Energy
that has countless names

No wonder
Amma called this
a mere play
the inexorable Leela

Continued to:  Quest

Read also: Leela | Amma's Gospel 

Illustration by Niloufer Wadia


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 1495     Comments: 17

Comments on this Poem

Comment Very well composed Rajender ji.

Julia Dutta
20-Jul-2020 05:56 AM

Comment Very nice composing , Sir. I have read this poem several times.

18-Jul-2020 09:59 AM

Comment Complete and fascinating human life cycle as it exists on this planet.

Dr.Frank Barar
17-Jul-2020 07:27 AM

Comment Truly fascinating and uniquely complete.

Dr.Frank Barar
17-Jul-2020 07:14 AM

Comment It starts from alpha and ends at omega.

Frank Barar
17-Jul-2020 07:06 AM

Comment Good poem with deep inner meaning.

17-Jul-2020 02:28 AM

Comment Good poem with deep inner meaning.

17-Jul-2020 02:27 AM

Thought Provoking......

Nikhlesh Mathur
17-Jul-2020 00:44 AM

Comment Deep philosophy. I felt as if I was watching an obect between two mirrors set opposite, facing each other. The words are infinitely deep.

V.K. Joshi
16-Jul-2020 05:48 AM

Comment Perfectly programmed one, in modern parlance.
How about gunas, creative force and experiences?
Fascinating fusion of vital aspects that have been engaging human mind from ages.regards

T.S.Chandra Mouli
15-Jul-2020 13:04 PM

Comment @RamaRao Sir
Tulsidas in the very first chapter of Ramcharitmanas references
Advaita and the cosmic Leela with the image of the Virat Swarupa
of the Supreme:

Ek Aneeh Aroop Anama
Aj Sachidanand Pardhama
Byapak Biswaroop Bhagwana
Tehi Dhari Deh Karat Charit Nana

Rajender Krishan
15-Jul-2020 11:17 AM

Comment Wisdom of sages is
made so easy to grasp....the way it's put across a dialogue , is just amazing to me.

Neera Pradhann
15-Jul-2020 05:40 AM

Comment Enriching.

p c katoch
15-Jul-2020 05:07 AM

Comment A poem revolving round Sankhya philosophy, Prakriti (Matter) and Purusha (Consciousness) and the gunas, Sattva, Rajas, Tamas and the Leela.

bijay kant dubey
15-Jul-2020 04:25 AM

Comment Deep thoughts and Sublime convctions!!!
Go to Tulsidas and brood on his devotion!

vvb ramarao
14-Jul-2020 23:58 PM

Comment This absolutely emotional yet philosophical elucidation of birth, life and death should make every conscious human to think and act...but you conclude it with a significant signature line 'No wonder Amma called this a mere play the inexorable Leela'...amazing RKji!

G Swaminathan
14-Jul-2020 23:26 PM

Comment Profound and all encompassing...

Prof. Shubha Tiwari
14-Jul-2020 21:50 PM

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