Ramdas Bhandarkar

(Madikeri)

Why and when prayers can't be of help!


If prayers can't develop person,
and purify oneself,
If prayers can't modify the
person,
If prayers can't erase inherent
fear and prejudice, if prayers are unable to transcend
mundane self,
If prayers can't take one to the
oneness of self and God,
If not prayers show the light,
It is not the prayers that are handicapped,
But the mind without love of
eternal is handicapped,
mind that can't walk
straight, how can it leap,
Without longing for beloved, How can the heartless robot can
see the light,
Can a record player get
deliverance,
chanting mantra billion times
mechanically? The failure is in his own mind,
It is his own mind that is opaque,
darkness felt not due to absence
of light,
But due to thickness of dust on
the mirror, When intense longing
promotes, prayer blooming into
absorption,
Meditation becomes every
breath,
Breath felt heavy without feeling beloved,
Then only one finds it,
and feel always independant
eternal,
Unity of all creation,
As creator himself breathing in all creatures!

Submitted: Monday, August 27, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Discrimination is obscured by the
mantle of desire and wrath. If we burn damp wood,
there is only smoke. There is fire,
but it cannot leap into flame. A dust-covered mirror cannot
give a clear image.
Just so, when there exist the
perversions known as desire and
wrath,
the mind cannot have a clear perception of God.

Mrithunjayanada Jee

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