Treasure Island

Angelina Pandian

(05/Jan/1967 / Chennai)

God’s Eye

Beware of God’s eye warns my brother, my keeper
It follows you every where and there is no place
From where you can hide from it, he says.
Beware before you do or think any wrong to do
Beware of God’s eye which sees where you are
What you do, what you see, covet or envy
Is all known to God’s All Seeing Eye!
God’s eye, God’s eye? What does it see?
Does it see my unjust suffering?
Does it see my pain, sorrow or tears?
Does it know loneliness, depression?
Does it know of betrayal or desertion?
What does it do when it sees people,
Committing a sin thoughtlessly, carelessly
Just for passing time, just for fun?
What is God’s eye doing looking down,
From the sideline indifferently at me
Or is it watching my pain with pleasure
Waiting to see me fall down and die,
Does a tear ever form, seeing my plight?
Or does it not have any lachrymal gland!

Submitted: Thursday, April 30, 2009

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  • Ravi A (5/3/2009 1:18:00 PM)

    We have to realize that the concept of God is a man made concept. If you ask a crow about the definition of God, it will give a different definition. The intangible Brahman is brought to our comprehension by the personification of God. And we see God as our protector and benefactor. Actually speaking, this is our own mental defence. We need consolation in life at various stages which we won't get either from persons or from this objective world and hence this mental defence. It is not that we will be out of troubles but that we will learn to take our adverse situations with equanimity and lesser pain. Then comes the doer and enjoyer concept. The tendency of the world is to blame God in times of mishaps but will not bestow credit to Him in moments of victory. If I claim that my victory is mine, then, I should also learn to accept that defeat is also mine, which we seldom do. So long as mankind is within the circle of 'doer and enjoyer concept', he happens to be a sufferer too. God has no hand in it. Man should know to lead a dignified life. He should relinquish both victory and defeat before the feet of God. He should feel that he is only an instrument in the hands of God. Then, he will no more blame God for personal setbacks. The problem is not with God but with our own attitude towards victory and defeat. (Report) Reply

  • Jay P. Narain (5/2/2009 9:25:00 PM)

    The omnipresent God's eyes scrutinize all our acts. Thats why we are supposed to do good acts. (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (5/2/2009 2:03:00 PM)

    a very touching cry for help.. but angel thats not what life is designed to be...i musewell yes there are times one is bereft of restraint in the face of adversity....pastoral stuff?

    any body can feel like that... few can or...maybe should say it..!
    cheers (Report) Reply

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