TD. Kumar

Bhagwad Geeta - Poem by TD. Kumar

Bhagwad Geeta, the most luminous gem
In the blood stained body of Mahabharata, the Great War epic
Inspiring realistic and sometimes sick
Geeta is a book of unparalleled fame.
Forged in the fire of the battle
A dialogue between God and man
Krishna and Arjuna, the guide and leading warrior of the battle
A resigned, depressed and confused man.
Delivering the deepest knowledge with vigorous energy
Synthesis of conflicting strands of thought with wonderful synergy
Geeta is a song yet the quintessence of hundreds of scriptures
A battle hymn which teaches meditation and heals many ruptures!
A most original principle of 'Karma'
Non entangled with results but aligned with highest 'Dharma'
Mingling knowledge and devotion with dutiful excellent action
With no inertial push or pull, it is transmuted into joyous worshipful action.
A song for one battling in the real rocky world
Gives light to hamlet- like Arjuna to pull him out of mournful inaction
Acting with equanimity, without blind reaction
Geeta is both, mystic or pragmatic, in a difficult and often devilish world.
Like everything great, Geeta has been also misused
To condemn a chunk of society as low born and bruised
Due to presumed passed 'Karmik' seeds
The elite sunk in inaction or justifying as god's instruments, all their misdeeds!

Billion words have been written to interpret this song celestial
But it's message is direct and captures the essential
Man's basic dilemma, torn between values and duties and paralyzing attachment
A harmony between moment and eternity, real and ideal, worldly and spiritual firmament.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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