Raman Savithiri

796. To All True Indians 141208

(Sometimes I have come across few Indian Christians who love western nations more than loving India. Some non-Hindu Indians mocking at Indian idol-worship, the great heroes Krishna and Rama; Laughing at chastity of Mata Sita and heroine Panjali. Some Indian Muslims will rejoice when Pakistan wins in India-Pakistan match! This really hurts me and will hurt my Mother India also)
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Is India identified
By its boundaries in geography?
Or by its enduring biography?
Or by its cricket and cine heroes?
Or by its technically skilled fellows?

India’s spirit lies
In art, literature and culture,
In Self enquiry path venture,
In eternal epics depicting
Rama and Krishna long-lasting

India’s strength lies
In lofty Himalayan sages
Starting with mediating Siva
In purity of Holy Ganges
Gushing with chanting Veda

India’s feminism lies
In reverence to mothers;
In pure devotional tears,
Flowed into divine songs,
From many devotee gangs.

India’s courage lies
In Dadichi’s giving backbone
As Indra needed a weapon;
In Meera’s flinging herself
As a fuel in the fire of devotion

India’s Wisdom lies
In its timeless tales,
In drama, dance and songs
Flourished to full extent
With Spirituality as target!

India’s Pride lies
In her tolerance and fortitude
To rise conquerors’ religions too,
In her lap of sacred varieties hue
Though she is orthodox too.

Her Language lies
In boldness of Sanskrit
With science and subtle skills
In sweetness of Tamil
With tender feelings and good wills

How an Indian
Will truly love India
If he ridicules Her Veda?
If he mocks at Her custom?
If he neglects Her wisdom?

How an Indian
Be a true Indian
If he loves other pilgrimage
More than loving his holy land?
If he likes other tradition
More than liking Indian convention? 141208

Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 14, 2008

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Comments about 796. To All True Indians 141208 by Raman Savithiri

  • Kee Thampi (12/18/2008 10:47:00 PM)

    We love Our nation
    fix our flag in fixture
    How an Indian
    Will truly love India
    If he ridicules Her Veda?
    If he mocks at Her custom?
    If he neglects Her wisdom?

    How an Indian
    Be a true Indian

    we true Indians not lobe open but for him God

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  • rajagopal haranrajagopal haran (12/15/2008 8:01:00 AM)

    'Nothing is as far from truth as saying that the world is indebted to some particular nation for its progress in the sphere of knowledge. All countries of the world are interdependent... This attitude of interdependence forges the bond of unity and determines the pause and progress of civilisation.'

    the synergy of patritism philosophy and spirituality is simply superb...keep it up

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  • rajagopal hrajagopal h (12/15/2008 7:54:00 AM)

    your patritism and love for Vedas are remarkable compelling me to draw parallels between you and Sarojini Naidu:

    India, my India, where first human eyes awoke to heavenly light!
    All Asia's holy place of pilgrimage, great Motherland of might!
    World-mother, first giver to humankind of philosophy and sacred lore,
    Knowledge thou gav'st to man, God-love, works, art, religion's opened door.
    O even with all that grandeur dwarfed or turned to bitter loss and maim,
    How shall we mourn who are thy children and can vaunt thy mighty name?

    and your reference to pilgrimage i take it as the pilgrimage to the inner self

    please give more stuff like this...your poems are highly natural and many a time i envy your skills

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