Treasure Island

Raj Arumugam


religion minus all myths


religion without myths
that is honest inquiry
drops all stories and theories and revelations
and there is no Holy Book and is sans scriptures
and leaders and prophets and followers;
and there is no superior and inferior
and there is no separation;
religion without myths has no concepts and ideas and teachings
and there is no tradition and holy place and no fixations and destinies;
religion without myths
that is honest inquiry
drops all structures and systems
and second-hand insights and labels and cliches
and religion without myths
has no authority and no leaders and priestly classes
and religion without myths has
no ready-made solutions
one buys off supermarket shelves;
and there are no certainties
and here are
no followers and votaries and initiates and mindless masses;
and so it is that the leaders and priests corrupt religion
and so it is that followers demand revelation and revered leaders -
but the fearless
dropp all structures and teachings;
and the fearless see what actually is
rather than what is wished for
and made concrete through systems

Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2009

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  • Kesav Easwaran (5/11/2009 4:19:00 AM)

    contraversial theme...yet i love the beauty in this write...its presentation there...thanks Arumugam...10 (Report) Reply

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