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Ever since Corona
raised its ghostly head
for a ghastly dance
to the pandemonium tunes,
causing death and disruption,
everyone is anxious.

Exasperated and helpless,
seeking refuge,
I have invoked Amma,
several times, wondering,
how she would have dealt
with the uncertain situation

Each time,
Amma’s gospel
resonates therapeutically:

Always remember
but fear not Yama
for death is inevitable

Know and follow Yam
the Patanjali sutras
of self-control

The situation demands
rigorous discipline
more than ever before.

I hear Amma reiterating:
Love yourself
by being true to yourself.


~*~

The sutras are aphorisms –

TO BE:
clean, committed, content,
honest, kind, loyal, non-violent,
persevering, poised and tolerant,

and

NOT TO BE:
a cheat, greedy or a thief.  

Illustration by Niloufer Wadia

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August 24, 2020
More By: Rajender Krishan
Views: 679      Comments: 13

Comments on this Poem

Comment Very hard to describe the deep wisdom of Amma - but you have been able to capture the essence of healing and of Amma.

ANEETA CHAKRABARTY
08/28/2020 12:31 PM

Comment Your 'Amma poems' I am really fond of
Spill the pearls of wisdom
Like shining stars
Guide us through the darkness of
Death and diseases , crime and cheos.

Neera Pradhan
08/27/2020 07:23 AM

Comment Look at the babe. Think deep and you would learn all by yourself

vvb ramarao
08/24/2020 23:10 PM

Comment We can learn from the baby. Think how and why.

vvb ramarao
08/24/2020 23:08 PM

Comment Amma was right! Beautiful words explained the facts of life.

V.K. Joshi
08/24/2020 21:56 PM

Comment The images of Yama, Kalbhairava, Dharmaraj, Kalpurusha conjure upon the mind's plane, but we have drifted far from the myths after growing agnostic and skeptic.

bijay kant dubey
08/24/2020 13:26 PM

Comment Very wise counsel!

Pavalamani Pragasam
08/24/2020 10:55 AM

Comment Precious in puts on dos and don'ts.regards

T.S.Chandra Mouli
08/24/2020 08:35 AM

Comment Very much concerned and remedy is also available. Liked the composition.

Varanasi Ramabrahmam
08/24/2020 08:18 AM

Comment Nice poems with nice ideas: invoking Amma (Wh's she!) to help dispel Corona and theories revealed like what one should be and what one should not be- nice to read and keep.

Aju Mukhopadhyay
08/24/2020 05:42 AM

Comment Yes , this ghostly and ghastly corona , the most terrifying terror of the 21st century , distressing and chaotic , is not natural virus. All is meant for worst cofounding for a new hegemony in the new normal. Patanjali's sutras and Ammas gospel strengthen human faith in the submission to the Inevitable! It's echo sounds a good relief! A great poet captures the spirit of the time as you have done in this poem!

R. K. Bhushan Sabharwal

R. K. Bhushan Sabharwal
08/24/2020 01:48 AM

Comment Self control, self disciple, cleanliness and sanitation are a must to postpone the inevitable death in life sure!

T A Ramesh
08/23/2020 23:47 PM

Comment Suggestive words of 'Amma' are always a succor in times of crisis. You have beautifully presented the ways and means of coping with hard times by following the aphoristic words of not only Indian Philosophy but also Amma- ever a guiding force.

Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar
08/23/2020 23:35 PM




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