I Am All Emcompassing Poem by Ayan Roy

I Am All Emcompassing

I am Apām Napāt*
I am Shukra-born**
I am Vrischika***
I am Mesha^
I am Kalabhairava^^
I am Shvan^^^, too
I am Daksha****, Abhilasha^^^^ and Grina**^
I am Kama**^^, Rakshasa^^* and Moksha^^**
I am this and more. I am.
And therefore, I am.
You say, I have hubris.
Yes, I do. It spills over, drowning my family.
But then I am my entire family, so it is okay.

*Apam Napat is a deity in the Indo-Iranian pantheon associated with water. His names in the Vedas, Apām Napāt, and in Zoroastrianism, Apąm Napāt, mean 'child of the waters' in Sanskrit and Avestan, respectively.
**People who are born on Friday are ruled by the planet Venus, which is called Shukra in Hindu astrology. Individuals who are born on Friday are kind and benevolent. Apart from being cheerful, they are very affectionate by nature.
***Vrschika, is a month in the Indian solar calendar. It corresponds to the zodiacal sign of Scorpio, and approximately overlaps with the latter half of November and first half of December in the Gregorian calendar.
^The name Mesha is primarily a female name of Hebrew origin that means Deliverance. Mesha is also a month in the Indian solar calendar. It corresponds to the zodiacal sign of Aries, and overlaps with about the second half of April and about the first half of May in the Gregorian calendar. Aries' appearance is like a lamb and holds a position right at the head of the Ursa Major. It wanders about the pastoral lands and the mountains and keeps hiding in places. It resides in mines of metals and jewels.
^^Kalabhairava is the fearsome form of Shiva. Kalabhairava is a Shaivite deity worshiped by Hindus. In Shaivism, he is a fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation. He is worshiped throughout India, Nepal and Sri Lanka as well as in Tibetan Buddhism.
^^^Shvan, a Sanskrit word meaning a dog, finds repeated references in Vedic and later Hindu mythologies, and such references include the following: Shvan is also the vahana or mount of the Hindu god Bhairava.
****In Hinduism, Daksha is one of the Prajapati, the agents of creation, as well as a divine king-rishi. He is also a Manasputra, mind created son of the creator god Brahma.
^^^^Abhilasha is primarily a female name of Indian origin that means wish or desire.
**^In India, Grina has a Sanskrit origin and means hatred, disgust or aversion. In Sweden, Grina means 'to cry' or 'to grimace' (potentially with negative, 'whiny' connotations but not always) if you're in Svealand, central or northern Sweden. But in the southern Skåne region the same word means 'to laugh'. Additionally, the name Grina is primarily a female name of Polish origin that means Green.
**^^Kama, also known as Kamadeva and Madana, is the Hindu god of human love or desire. In Hindu, Buiddhist and Jain literature, Kama means 'desire, wish, longing'.
^^*Rakshasa is a malignant demon in Hindu mythology. Rakshas is also used to describe Asuras, which are power seeking deities that lack divinity. They are often depicted as antagonists in Dharmic religious scriptures.
^^**Moksha is a term in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism for various forms of emancipation, enlightenment, liberation, and release. Moksha in Indian philosophy and religion is liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth (samsara) .

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Chinedu Dike 31 January 2022

Really an interesting piece written with clarity of thought and mind. A beautiful poem insightfully penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched...

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