Ramesh T A (28th August 1950 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)
A Great Human Heart!
Without the sense of feeling is it
possible to understand human heart?
The feelings of heart, human beings
express by joy or sorrow in life
Only with the sense of feeling, however high
one may be by intelligence or wealth;
Hence, the feelings of human heart are indeed
the highest force that rules the human world!
Love or anger, lust or hatred, courage or fear,
Or, jealousy or generosity, hypocrisy or humility,
modesty or immorality-
These all are writ large on the very attires
of men, usually wear with zeal;
Time, situation and compulsion surely unlock
even the closed hearts to let the inner feelings out!
The inner feelings of human heart are like
the insulated live wire carrying current of high voltage;
They are like the cool, deep ocean with many varieties
of living creatures, mountains and volcanoes
Unknown, unseen by anyone on the land
except by the explorers of deep ocean;
They are like the beautiful earth of love and life
with the molten lava boiling inside the core waiting to burst out!
Every human being is a bundle of emotion
ever tossed about by reason and passion;
Feelings and thoughts, dreams and imagination, intuition
and mysticism, instinct and conscience work day and night in one;
Each one feels by sight, ear, smell, taste
and touch, things in and out everywhere,
And thinks about the impressions perceived
by one's feelings to conceive ideas of truth.
Some become cold hearted by the military discipline
of the educational institutions;
Some instantly react to the situation
and forget themselves in the next situation;
Some find it difficult to face the change
because of their sentimental nature and attachment;
However, feelings never die but vary
Only in degrees according to one's culture and tradition.
Feelings rise high at the age of youth, are mellowed
in the middle age and wisdom prevails at the old age;
The spring of human life is the age of youth
with full of colour, beauty and pageantry,
That remains ever green in memory,
and consoles and rejuvenates one later in life;
For, the sensual pleasure of youth is
a natural phenomenon, never lasts longer in life!
Feelings are the salt or the sugar of life
in the proportion that varies from person to person;
Animals react to any provocation and settle the matter
then and there according to their justice;
Plants bear the brunt without any
visible reaction because of their calm nature;
But among men, many react, some
bear and rarely few forgive!
Tears of love, tears of joy or tears of grief
are the signs of profound feelings of human heart,
That spontaneously express themselves
unknown, unconscious and unrealised;
And that is the mark of a human being
naturally unique for compassion, sympathy and mercy,
Besides other lower feelings of lust, anger, hatred
and passion to possess things of selfish desire!
Human feelings of love, life, art, nature and beauty
are the expressions of paintings, sculpture, music and poetry,
That remain immortal kindling curiosity and
inducing vicarious pleasure to men who observe them;
And reveal that the feelings of longing have provoked man
to explores in art, woman and nature to find fulfillment in life!
Otherwise, human nature would not have evolved
really from animal nature towards divine nature so far!
Free, frank and fearless, everybody wants to be,
to live full life in this world;
But, culture, conventions and customs fetter the feelings
of men like the birds with clipped wings;
And duties and obligations sap them off all their
energies finally to the destination of death;
So, only now and then like the sudden appearance of
the flying fishes human feelings are exposed to the world!
Seeing the beautiful scenes of nature, hearing the musical
voice of birds and smelling the fragrance of flowers,
Or, tasting the sweet and delicious fruits and the touch
of smooth, tender and soft petals of flowers
or the velvet comfort of green grass meadows,
Anyone is transported to the land of paradise
that transforms this world into heaven!
Yes! By lonesome sensual pleasure in nature
it is possible to enjoy spiritual bliss at will!
Man's love of woman is a lasting one
only if it is naturally a true one;
But in the absence of it, where is the relief
to forget such a profound feeling?
Art or nature is the only resort left out
to replace the loss, though not completely;
Even arts or other aids may not be available at will
but only nature, cool and calm, may mitigate pain!
That's why the wound of heart is
much more painful than the wound of body;
The success of a great man lies in the fulfillment
of feelings with a woman, one loves most;
But in the absence of it, without any interest
man wanders in wilderness in the world;
So, feelings of human heart takes one
to the top or bottom of the world in one's life!
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