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Rajaram Ramachandran

(13-7-31 (see reverse) / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

#(Buddha) 01 The Birth of Gautama Buddha


Gautama Buddha was the founder of Buddhism Religion. He was born in 560 BC and died at the age of 80 in 480 BC. His life story is known to the world as a popular reformer in the spiritual world. His life story goes:

GAUTAMA BUDDHA

Before the Christian era,
In the 6th century, in India,
The religion was forgotten.
To winds, it was thrown.

It was a period of chaos,
None cared for the Vedas,
When the priests dictated,
And on religion, they traded.

In many unscrupulous ways,
They all amassed riches.
In exploiting their followers,
They were totally irreligious.

They performed those rituals,
Which were so meaningless,
Like killing dumb animals,
As part of cruel sacrifices.

Righteousness was nowhere.
Degeneration was everywhere.
In this irreligious background,
The priest-craft well flourished.

When the virtue subsides
And the vice prevails,
Himself, God descends,
Or messengers, He sends.

To set right this disorder,
There came a reformer,
As Godsend messenger
To spread love everywhere.

For this divine reason,
Although out of season,
To indicate his arrival sign,
There fell a gentle rain.

The flowers bloomed well,
Spreading delicious smell,
That filled the air around,
As one more sign, it was found.

In this holy atmosphere,
Amidst joy everywhere,
Gautama Buddha was born,
As a Savior from the heaven.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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  • Koshal Sharma (9/12/2009 11:20:00 AM)

    a big time awesome work..
    beautiful lines
    beautifully drawn sketch of all the happnings of the time..
    keep it up.. (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Ak (9/8/2009 3:42:00 AM)

    Sir,
    It is a great privilege and honour to be able to communicate with a great poet like you! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous, enriching and inspiring work! (Report) Reply

  • Dr Kamran Haider (9/8/2009 1:55:00 AM)

    Wonderful work...

    Buddha was surely a miracle and a savior...

    I could recall one of his sayings...

    'If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.'

    ~Buddha

    And Sir you are able to see the miracles of Buddha... Thanks for writing and sharing this...

    Regards,

    Kamran (Report) Reply

  • Luwi Habte (9/4/2009 2:50:00 PM)

    luwi is talking instead of poem and poetry
    as a poet you are good at it
    and have nice idea too
    well done there
    luwi (Report) Reply

  • Raj Arumugam (9/4/2009 3:03:00 AM)

    a good poem on the Buddha, though I wish you will put it less in foreign terms (like the concept of savior) ....still, I like the poem and hope to return to read your series on the great teacher, the Buddha (Report) Reply

  • Raveendran . (9/4/2009 1:59:00 AM)

    Buddhism was perhaps the first religious faith that came to be accepted in my land, and so Buddha our first guru. This recounting might inspire us with understanding. (Report) Reply

  • Lalitha iyer (9/1/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    You have done a great job Sir, I admire you, I appreciate your inspiration and simply adore the lines.........Fantastic. Thks. (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Kumar (8/30/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    Great start of the Gautama Budha series, and it is very essential to the present, and I hope we need another Incarnation of Such Holy Souls Immediately, Our condition is so bad, thank you sir for the great effort,10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Harish K. Thakur (8/30/2009 7:05:00 AM)

    This seems to be a magnum series over the life and preachings of Lord Budha.A nice way, the one of muse, to express and spread the message of the lord... a missionary job too to spread the gospel of peace.
    The poem starts very well elaborating the prevalent turmoil and discontent that lead to the landing of the Lord Incarnate... would like to go through every piece...thanks for sharing such a nice and inspiring endeavour (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (8/29/2009 10:58:00 PM)

    a very great share for us, Sir...
    a piece that flows with significance and depth
    words are elegant and brilliant...
    the thoughts are fruitful and awakening
    10+++

    Lovelots,

    Maia (Report) Reply

  • Sakthi Ravichandran (8/29/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    To set right this disorder,
    There came a reformer,
    As Godsend messenger
    To spread love everywhere.

    Nice lines really good
    whenever love is in danger God has sent messengers to protect Earth and our mankind
    from cruels
    Nice description (Report) Reply

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