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.
TD. Kumar's Other Poems
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Comments about this poem (Bhagwad Geeta by TD. Kumar )
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
William Butler Yeats
(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
- 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
- Daffodils, William Wordsworth
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
- Dreams, Langston Hughes
- If, Rudyard Kipling
- Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
- All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
Poem of the Day
- Earth, Robert Ronnow
- Way home on a Train, Dwitun Basumatary
- Our House In Winter, Tony Adah
- The X-Man, Dwitun Basumatary
- Wintertime, Damian Murphy
- One cloudy summer night, Kenneth Maswabi
- The Fog, Dwitun Basumatary
- Her sweet love, Kenneth Maswabi
- A Dying Victim, Margaret Alice Second
- The Witch of Willow Vale, David Lewis Paget