Monday, October 8, 2012

Morning Thoughts

When the wind blew on my face this morning, I had a thought, don't know whether to call it poetic or not, but would like to share the thoughts with you

ഇന്ന് വീശും കാറ്റിലൊരു നനവുണ്ട്
ഇന്ന് പുലരുന്ന പകലിനൊരു കനവുണ്ട് 
അര്‍ക്കന്റെ ദൃഷ്ട്ടിക്കൊരു കനിവുണ്ട്
ഇനി വരും ശൈത്യത്തിന്‍ കുളിരുണ്ട് 

കാണാത്ത നാളെയ്ക്കൊരു നന്മയുണ്ട് 
മനസ്സിലെന്നും വിരിയുന്ന പൂക്കളുണ്ട്‌ 
കര്മത്തിനെന്നും ഒരു വിധിയുണ്ട് 
പറയാത്ത കഥകള്‍ ഇനിയുമുണ്ട് 

നാട്ടിലേക്ക് എത്തുവാന്‍ ഒരു കൊതിയുണ്ട്
നാട്ടിലെന്നും എനിക്കായൊരു ഇടമുണ്ട്
മടങ്ങാന്‍ ഇനിയും ഒരു വഴിയുണ്ട്
വരവിനായ് കാത്തിരിക്കും എന്‍ അമ്മയുണ്ട്‌ ...

ഒരിക്കലും തീരാ പ്രതീക്ഷയുണ്ട്
എന്നും തിരിയും കാലച്ചക്രമുണ്ട്
തിരിയും ചക്രത്തിനൊരു ഗതിയുമുണ്ട് 
ഈ കവിതയില്‍ എന്നും എന്‍ കൊതിയുണ്ട് 

A version of my morning thoughts in hindi

बहती हवा में आज एक ठंडक है
उगते दिन में एक चाहत है
सूरज कि बाँहों में आज एक ममता है
आनेवाली ठंडी कि आहात भी है
अनदेखे कल में एक आशा भी है
दिल में गुल कि गुलषण भी है
हर कर्म कि डगर में फल भी है 
अनकही कहानियाँ और भी है

अपने चमन को छूनेकी एक चाहत है
चमन मेरे लिए खुला आस्मां भी है
वापसी कि कोई एक राह भी है
उसी आस में जी रही मेरी माँ भी है

हर वक़्त उनकी दुआ भी है
हर पल समय का भंवर भी है
उस भंवर में साथ मेरा हमसफ़र भी है
बस इस कविता में मेरी चाहत भी है

Kris Iyer

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Samyogam and Viyogam ...

In our day to day life we attach ourselves to different things and we face junctures where we have to set us apart from some of our favorite things. The pain in separation and joy of union are constantly in our lives. Is it a must that we have to go through the same. And the answer is


That's the rule of the nature. We have to learn to accept the union and separation with equal importance or should I say unimportance. When the rain drops fall from the rain clouds to the earth it has to be sad that it lost its space in the heavens, and when it becomes a stream, it should be happy, then the river engulfs the stream in itself, then there is sadness of it no longer being a stream and when it reaches the sea, the river loses its individuality. The happiness and sadness cycle continues till the moment till the heat of the sun takes it back to the heavens and makes it a rain cloud. Simply explained in one of the daily prayers in Hinduism

"akashaath pathitham thoyam
yada gatchathi saagaram,
Sarva deva namaskara: 
Kesavam prathigatchathi"

(Which means like the drops of rain form the stream and reaches the sea, 
which will be back to the clouds similarly the prayer to all gods reach the one)

In a similar fashion whatever you get or lose is just meant to be, and you get back to where you started as a part of the divinity. You get back to the Paramatma or the supreme soul, which you are a part of. If we understand the lesson in nature where the union or separation is not celebrated or mourned but it is a cycle, then each one of us can lead a peaceful life.

Then what is it that stops us from doing so. We have to understand the thought before we can act on it. On a micro level think of the happiness associated with the union of your favorite gadget and the sadness when it conks off.

On a macro level think of the country that stood together to fight for its independence and the rivalry that the two countries which got separated and are fighting ever since on all issues. Will it unite again - cant say. But think of the states which form our country India, where we have internal feuds related to states and the water which flows. The happiness which was celebrated as the day of independence lead to the sadness of internal feuds. Its the rule of the nature.

“And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.” 
― Pablo Neruda

We should learn from our mother nature, who teaches us to take the union or separation, happiness or sadness, victory or defeat, all alike. Life would be better if we can understand this lesson

Lets strive towards a world in peace and not n pieces. Union and separation are a part of our life, lets take it to a next level where there is tranquility and that in itself is "Nirvana"

Niravana - is an ancient Sanskrit term used in Indian religions to describe the profound peace of mind that is acquired with moksha (liberation). In shramanic thought, it is the state of being free from suffering. In Hindu philosophy, it is union with the Brahman (Supreme Being).

Lets not mourn that during our birth when we cried as a child for the separation from the paramatma, separated from the mother, but lets live a life which will take us back to the supreme being - The ONE

- vaazhka bharatham -