Treasure Island

Raj Arumugam

and in life and in death one sees what one wants to see…

let us see;
one is born and eats and grows
and eats again and enjoys pleasures
and one gets bored
and one seeks experience and all sorts of adventures
and one gets bored
and one seeks ‘truth’;
and one is trapped:
one is offered answers
and one’s mind is conditioned
and one loves words and easy answers
and everything is offered in a system and in one Book
and one believes –
and one is tricked, one tricks oneself;
one is conditioned, one conditions oneself –
and one believes this is so…that becomes one’s ‘truth’
and in life and in death, one sees what one wants to see…
as one’s beliefs, so one is…
as one’s conditioning, so one is…

one is offered answers;
one rather that happily,
than to seek oneself

Submitted: Thursday, May 07, 2009
Edited: Thursday, May 07, 2009

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