Ravinder Kumar Soni
Awareness - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni
My body and my life is the wealth of my atman,
Of the atman which is the same in all beings as consciousness
As the master of organs
As the embodiment of eternal light vast and all-embracing.
My body and my life, bound by nature, is my domain
Nurtured by the products of nature for the sake of existence
Health, strength and determination,
For the sake of calmness which it alone can generate,
But which domain is a mere wisp
Covered by a thin sheet of skin
Hiding a nakedness not meant to be seen.
My body and my life is the reason for my limbs, directed by my mind,
To function and perform their defined duties which are the same in all beings,
The mind is my consciousness which makes me self-aware,
It is my inner-self that keeps me in check.
My body and my life has been witness to my awakening from the deep primordial slumber,
The awakening that made me aware of several inhering evil tendencies and sloth,
And made me work for their destruction
And be ready to imbibe divineness and become expansive.
My body and my life has, after uprooting my lustful propensities
In the light of truth, seen me ripen,
And shedding my impurity become incorruptible and pure,
With eyes and ears open gain the required knowledge
To finally understand the reason for the incessant conflict
In which Truth and untruth seem to indulge.
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