Let Me Know Where Happiness Lives - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak
Let Providence if pleased me bless,
Tell me how to spot happiness,
Per chance give a map, an image
Upon my life’s remote blank page;
Let it explain: from where to start,
How to proceed since I depart,
The colour the place is painted,
The door number intended,
That happiness is well located.
No matter where the place is in the world,
High heavens and yon where stars are lit,
Open-eyed shall I rush rapid feet,
Or shall grow wings of a large bird.
If ‘tis not heaven but high seas,
I’ll set sails, waiting no balmy breeze,
Let it be long nautical miles,
Sails, nor wings, I’ll leap isles to isles;
But help me spot the house of happiness,
If Providence is pleased me to bless.
What length we all would want to go in search of
happiness! The assumption is that happiness is far off
and is not easy to reach. The essential nature of man
is infinite bliss, chidaananda as we call. All we have to
do is dust our exterior, and happiness is there. Man
is like a mirror that reflects happiness but for the fine
dusty layer on the surface. And yet, we find it harder
to search within. The result is: we look for it far in vain.
-Musings | 03.07.12 |
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