Raman Savithiri

Rookie - 136 Points (22-May-1969 / Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India)

630. Breaking Waves - Iii 110412 - Poem by Raman Savithiri

Though I change my residence often,
Though I change my intimate relations,
Devi!
I had been watching the steps,
Of eluding ego's dance decades together.

As a fish is surrounded by water
And as a tree is enclosed in air
Devi!
I am covered by numerous thoughts
Of present place and pressing dealings

Though I have not achieved anything
Though I feel utterly useless at times
Devi!
I see that achieving something
In this delusive world is also worthless

The only interesting business for me
Is to see my own colour, but
Devi!
Can a chameleon see its own colour?
How can it stop reflecting its background?

Though I daily yell out your sacred names
Though I daily practice yoga to hold you
Devi!
Where is progress amidst daily chores?
When the mind will cease to see you?

The thick mind prevents chanting mantra!
The stiff body sits not more than an hour or two!
Devi!
If I struggle like this to pass preliminaries
How am I to face hard tests and temptations?

Am I to die like futile worm?
Am I to come again to this world?
Devi!
Won't you pacify my aching heart?
Show me little grace you ocean of compassion! 110412


Comments about 630. Breaking Waves - Iii 110412 by Raman Savithiri

  • (4/21/2012 12:38:00 PM)


    sorry the Devnagari letters are not appearing in PH..

    adrushyam bhaasharoopancha
    sarvamaeva chitaatmakam
    saavadhaanatayaaniyam
    swaathyamaanam bhaavayaet bhudhaha
    this is from Aparokshanubhuti of Adi Sankara
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  • rajagopal haran (4/21/2012 11:16:00 AM)


    i wrote some where the following; i find an expression in your lines...great yearnings as usual

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    A person who meditates upon a thing with great assiduity and firm conviction, becomes that very thing. This may be understood from the illustration of the wasp and the worm.


    the wasp continuously stings the worm till it learns to sting itself; the point I understand is that the troubles the wasp gives are to change the worm into its own form, that is wasp


    if God gives tests/troubles, it is to make us God;


    if we add both the stanzas and derive something could it be like this?


    yath bhavam thAt bhavati-what you think you become
    this being the case the worm should think of wasp only to become wasp itself and not think about the troubles!
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  • rajagopal haran (4/21/2012 11:14:00 AM)


    wonderful work; i wrote somewhere the following: you give expression to that

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    ??????????? ??????????? ?????? ???????????


    A person who meditates upon a thing with great assiduity and firm conviction, becomes that very thing. This may be understood from the illustration of the wasp and the worm.


    the wasp continuously stings the worm till it learns to sting itself; the point I understand is that the troubles the wasp gives are to change the worm into its own form, that is wasp


    if God gives tests/troubles, it is to make us God;


    if we add both the stanzas and derive something could it be like this?


    yath bhavam tat bhavati-what you think you become

    this being the case the worm should think of wasp only to become wasp itself and not think about the troubles!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012



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