No matter how deeply one immerses oneself in work, a haunting feeling of inescapable tragedy persists
Albert Einstein in a letter to queen Elizabethof Belgium dt 9 1 1939
It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built…….Albert Eintein on “ Quantum”
Part of job menial all along
Ye mother now grinding our sins
With the mortar of your love
Made your journey to the rice mill
For husking the paddy and
Polishing the rice with the songs devotional
Condescending to part with
A portion of the yield
Sharing with the starving stomachs
Warranting the scolds and beatings of grandma
Divulging no name protecting the poor
You were forced to do the guarding business
Of the paddy fields sown fresh,
You mother! Guardian of our souls
Again making you travel hard
That you turned into a chance
Of moments of communication
Remembering the Lord in His elite divinity
Leading to a collapse weeping in the fields!
Love for love sake, and bhakthi for bhakthi sake
What do I expect from you my Lord Krishna?
Make me listen to your glory in the songs of birds
While my tongue twisting zigzag with hymns so divine
Consuming the nectar of supreme love and devotion!
Won’t surrender the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude
Until tears of sadness that flow from my heart
Turn into laughter of bliss eternal
Or make a bridge of my love with your glorious spirit!
Cement the broken heart with thy healing hug
Turning my body into cloud of happiness
That could float above the valleys of this transient life
Burying the pains of joy and mountain of sorrows!
Again as a tribute to motherhood which Amma symbolizes, I want to present the readers the following episode from Mahabharat
Whenever a mother confers blessings God blesses it with a “ let it be so”
At the end of Kurushetra war, Krishna visited Gandhari, the mother of Kauravas;
Gandhari asked Krishna with great anger and anguish, “ you always protected the Pandavas and never tried to protect even one of my hundred sons from death; what is the reason for your discrimination Krishna? ”
Krishna replied, “the fault is only yours; although you had 100sons, have you seen any one of them? ” how can children not seen my mother, expect to get divine grace? ”
When Pandavas were about to leave for the battle, Kunti pronounced a special blessing on them and declared that the benediction of “ Sri Rama Raksha “ may serve as the amulet for them in the battlefield. This shows how important a mother’s blessing is for the success and welfare of the children
25 3 2010
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.