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onsdag 6. juni 2012

The search for clarity through a poem


There it is again.
That eerie feeling
Of uncertainty.
Unmistakable
Is its approach,
Crouched in the mind,
Its home.

If I may speak freely
For a moment:

I have a desire to
Serve my
Spiritual master.

There is no lie
In this statement.
In this
My heart and intellect
Correlate.

Even though
The above mentioned truth
Has been spoken,
Still
I am yet to
Embrace
One pointedness
In purpose,
2.41.
Still my aim wavers,
My target blurs.

This poem
Therefore
Focuses on
Revealing,
Through the tool
Of introspection,
The source
Of this uncertainty,
Thereby invigorating my ability
To overcome it.

Firstly,
I honestly believe
In the process of
Bhakti yoga,
And the word process
In itself
Implies
A work in progress.

Now,
Here is where
Uncertainty
Enters the scene:
Conditioned life
For millions of births
Has taken its toll.
Henceforth
The feeling of doubt
Of ability and purpose.
Henceforth
The need to second guess decisions made,
The idea of perfection on one’s own accord,
The fear of failure due to misplaced surrender,
Thus culminating
In this feeling of
Uncertainty.

However,
Know
That Krishna is there in
The heart.
The spiritual master
Has our best welfare
In mind,
“Had you forgotten this?”

Know
That we need only act,
In honesty,
And preserver,
Thus manifesting
Humility
Through the need for surrendering
To the process.

Know
That we are not the doers.
We are the receivers of will
To fulfill the purpose
Of rightful actions
Based on true position.

In conclusion,
There is shelter to be found
In these statements.
Uncertainty lives only
As a perverted reflection
Of the humility
Exemplified
In the devotees of the Lord.

Uncertainty
Is considering
The material situation.
Surrendering to the reality
Of a work in progress,
Blessed by a divine descent
In the form of spiritual truths,
Is its
Elimination.

 “Those who are on this path
Are resolute in purpose,
And their aim is one.”

All that remains
Is to cultivate
Acceptance
Of free wills’ responsibility
And make the choice
Again
And again.






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