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Varanasi Ramabrahmam

(27-11-1953 / Vegeswarapuram, India)


Varied and not unique is nature of time, like Divinity;
Time and Divinity are equally incomprehensible but understandable too;

Time is the flow of events minding its own business
It does not wait or care for us

Movement is time; revolution of earth round the sun is time
The rise and set of The Sun and The Moon is time
The series of happenings in the universe and cosmos is time;

Change is time; water changing to steam is time
Liquid solidifying is time
Energy at rest is time; energy in motion is time
Change relating to energy is time;

Becoming is time
Plant becoming tree is time
Greenwood tree becoming dead-wood is time
Flowering becoming vegetable is time
Vegetable becoming fruit is time
Ripe fruits falling on the ground, is time
The onset and change of seasons is time

The infant becoming little girl is time
Girl becoming youthful is time
Youthful woman becoming mother is time
Mother becoming grand-mother is time

Onset of puberty and cessation of ovum release is time;

Learning knowledge and gaining experience and insight is time
Recollecting, aching and forgetting is time
Things happening and their cessation is time
Becoming indebted, achieving laurels and getting fruits of action is time
Judging is time, judge is time;

The phases of moon is time the exhilaration and pains of heart is time
Memories, awareness, fears, anxieties
Forming past, present and future is time
The noise of actions is time
The poison of mental torture is time;

Is time’s passage a Straight Line? A Circle?

The cosmic dance of Lord Nataraja with Parvathi is time
The recline of Maha Vishnu at the end of creation is time
The creation by Chaturmukha Brahma, its sustenance and dissolution is time
The transformations of Goddess Sakti are time
Her volitions, urges, desire and Her Divine-Play is time

Just as Divinity is comprehended and experienced
Through plain and pure heart so is time experienced
And comprehended through pleasant and calm mind
Else time is half-understood incomprehension;

Personification of Peace, Silence and Bliss
And their nature is time
Intelligent Awareness is Divinity
Divine Observation is Time

Any process, activity or awareness
And their observation is time

Submitted: Sunday, August 16, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (7/26/2010 3:23:00 AM)

    ‘Varied and not unique is nature of time, like Divinity;
    Time and Divinity are equally incomprehensible but understandable too; ‘…~ the pick up is very contemplative…and need deep delving… ‘equally incomprehensible but understandable too’ Sir the gamut of whole poetry lies… ‘Incomprehensible’ [means need to be Realized]...Understandable [means academic knowledge] it’s the locus…very much important…you’ve brought ‘Bhrama Vishnu’ &c to make the circle complete almost no stone left unaddressed…excellent poetry … thanks for sharing…
    Ms. Nivedita
    PS Time is equal to Mahakala [Time Immemorial] a.k.a Divinity
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  • warner treuter (8/21/2009 6:52:00 AM)

    If change is time and cognizance is time, is outer change and the inner change of cognizance the same? Is time outer and inner? Can it be either/or? Or is it both? It cannot be both, otherwise when we died time would die. Yet there is no change to outer things when we die, or to us when they die.
    Yet they seem to be connected, the inner us to the outer they - in time. I still think time is beyond knowing any more of than experiencing. Yet we tell time in our own way. Non-thinking experiencers, like animals cannot be or do not seem to be, aware of time. I'm sorry, but time is as mysterious to me as ever, and I have a hunch - just a hunch, mind you, it was to Einstein also. (Report) Reply

  • Hanna Sara (8/19/2009 11:30:00 PM)

    Time, sometimes i want to stop it or hold it back....
    rare topic.. nice... (Report) Reply

  • Obinna Eruchie (8/18/2009 12:12:00 PM)

    Everything involved with growth, movement, feeling, etc is time. You did well in this one. (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (8/17/2009 9:33:00 PM)

    Time has no beginning or ending. It is relative and can be defined with reference to a period or an incident. Time and tide waits for no man. A stich in time saves nine. Procrastination is thief of time. We can go on say like this about 'Time.'
    Kala or Yama or Dharma Devata is the Lord, who rules the time and fixes the date of expiry in each case. (Report) Reply

  • Kristi . (8/17/2009 6:13:00 AM)

    Love it! Everything in our lives is based around time, sometimes it feels as though there is not enough. This poem is so true (Report) Reply

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