Ramdas Bhandarkar

(Madikeri)

Don't Seek the Truth, Just Giveup untruth!


Why you go round and round,
May it be around earth,
Or may be around universe,
You will not find the Truth,
It is neither in earth or in sky,
It is neither in ocean,
nor in mountains,
wherever you go Truth follows you,
Yet you are unable to follow Truth!

If you see your shadow,
You are walking away from light,
But others only can see your shadow, when you are towards light!

Truth can not be found anywhere,
Learn from the still lake,
When water is pure and clear,
When ripples are waves subside,
One can see both reflection of world,
And bottom of the lake in which your own face glow!

Only its image can be found in mirror of your heart,
Only path to the Pathless land is to cleanse the mirror,
cleanse the vision,
clear all senses, Give up untruth!
Mind and action,
Make them free of memories and expectations,
Leave behind corpse of past burnt,
Look not at unborn future,
Only then you see in you and around the image of Truth,
Find truth shine in you and everywhere!

Submitted: Sunday, July 22, 2012
Edited: Friday, July 05, 2013

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Do not seek truth.
Instead, look at the false beliefs
that you already have.
It's when we stop seeking
something
That we realize we are on the good path.

~ Huang Po ~

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