If we don't realize who we are and why we are here
If we are not happy and just live with stress and fear
If we come to earth and don't realize why we are given this birth
Then, can we say we lived? No, at best, we did exist
Everybody wants happiness, who wants to be sad
Who wouldn't exchange a life of misery for one that is glad
But few are happy with unfulfilled desires and expectations
They never learn happiness is a journey, not a destination
Are we meant to zoom from our womb to our tomb
Or is life such that we must be locked in a room?
No, life is about living and realizing the Truth
Finding our life purpose, getting to the bottom of the root
The world is chasing success for everyone wants happiness
They cheat, they lie, they steal and cry, and end their life in a mess
They think achievement and money will give pleasure and smiles
Till they learn Success is not Happiness, Happiness is Success
It's crazy but it's true that we earn for others to burn
Silly, we are stingy, we don't spend on what we yearn
Till one day we realize, sadly, that we have money but no life to live
Money that we can't take with us, everything we must give
Achievement creates pleasure, it makes us laugh and smile
But with it come problems that are longer than a mile
With contentment and fulfillment, our life is full of peace
There is no stress, there is no worry, just tranquility, and ease
Have you ever wondered why we are anxious and miserable?
We worry about our cough and cold, and how we will pay the bill
The biggest cause of unhappiness is our desires that are not met
We seek something and are disappointed and this makes our eyes wet
What is our life purpose? Why do we come to this earth?
How do these trillion cells together take a magical birth?
If we live and do not find life's purpose and meaning...
Then we are no better than a tree that is tall but just leaning
Instead of just existing, there are questions that we must ask
Let's make our life interesting by doing this curious task
Where is God and who is He? Is it true that God made me?
Let us find out what came first - was it the seed or the tree?
Are we the body that is born starting as a zygote?
Or is the body something that keeps our life a float?
Fools are those who believe that we are made of bone and skin
The Truth is that we are the Life Energy that lives within
We think and worry and fear, that is our mind
Strange, isn't it, where is the mind, we cannot find!
It appears like a monkey jumping from trunk to trunk
Spilling thoughts left and right till we make it into a monk
If I am not the body, I am not the mind, then the question is, who am I?
The ego says, "Oh, it's me! This silly question - why? "
The ego tries to fool us with this mistaken identity
The Truth when we know, only then we will be free
We live in ignorance covered by a blanket that is dark
We achieve many things but what is life, we miss the mark
We foolishly live and do not achieve our own life goal
To find we are not the body or the mind, but the Soul
The body will die, and the mind will fly
The soul which is me will leave for the sky
The body will return to dust, that's no lie
That's the simple Truth, I will never die
There is a power that controls this earth and universe
A power that's kind, that's wise, and does not curse
How is it possible otherwise that the earth goes round and round?
Who is the one that causes all the magic on the ground?
We know God exists but who is, where is, what is God?
Why can't you tell us the secret from the skies, Oh Lord!
We know you exist that's for sure, we have no doubt
You are a power that we know, but we pray: please come out
Life on earth is a Cosmic Drama, we come and we go
Nothing is real, it's like a dream, it's just a Cosmic show
Because we think that life is real, we worry and we cry
We flight, we shout, we scream, we suffer right until we die
Karma is a universal Law, what you give is what you get
As you sow, so shall you reap - on this I can bet
Law of Action and Reaction, those who kill will be made to hang
And it all returns back to us, just like a boomerang
Man thinks he can achieve anything but little does he know
There is a mysterious 4th Factor that actually controls the show
Man believes results depend on him, his equipment and his act
Sad it is but the results lie with the 4th Factor, in fact
There is a way to suffer no more, not to worry, not to cry
If only we find out the Truth of 'who am I? '
Then though the body and mind suffers, that is not me
From regret, fear, worry, pain and misery, I am free
Of course, we all need a good Life Coach who will teach
Otherwise, it is not possible that success we will reach
If we want to find the Truth and our life to realize
We need a spiritual master, who will open our real eyes
Do you know anybody who has been to heaven or hell?
Are there devils in hell and does heaven have a bell?
The Truth is this, these are not places that anyone can go
Sins or good deeds are redeemed here on earth we must know
If we are not the body and the mind, then who are we?
We are the Soul, the Atman, we are the Life Energy
When the body is born, we enter and we are the cause of birth
We continue to give life to the body till it dies here on earth
We all say that time is flying, but this is not true
We are moving. Time is still. It's stuck like glue
No doubt the clock has a needle. Its ticking doesn't stop
Stop and see time is still. It's we who run and hop
We must realize this Truth that knowledge is not realization
It's the root, it's not the fruit, there must be evolution
From knowledge shall shoot wisdom that will finally make us know
Who we are and why we are here, in our Soul this will glow
What is our goal? All religions say it is liberation
We must realize we are the Soul, whatever be our occupation
Most of humanity thinks that happiness is the goal
No, this is not true. It is to find that we are the Soul
Where is the mind? We cannot find but who will make us know?
It is our intellect who is the master to make the mind slow
The intellect discriminates between what is right and what is wrong
We then choose what we must do and sing a happy song
There is a way to stop all our worries and anxiety
If we live with detachment then from misery we are free
It is passion and desire that makes us expect and crave
If we don't live with dispassion, we will take worries to our grave
What is the key to realization? The secret, do you know?
With discipline of mind and body, towards liberation you can go
If you have no control on your body and your mind
In a prison of Body and Mind, yourself you will find
People think yoga is a physical exercise.
This is believed by fools, not the ones who are wise
Yoga is union. It's a connection with the Divine
That is all that matters, and it is truly sublime
Who is it that kills and destroys our joy and peace?
It is we ourselves who do it. Let's not blame others, please!
When we start, there is happiness and peace all around
But we desire and we crave and anxiety is found
The one who can be happy in this moment, in the NOW
It is he who can be peaceful, grazing like a Happy cow
He doesn't live with regrets of the past that is gone
Nor does he live with the fear of the future not yet born
Why do we find that people easily believe in the myth?
Why don't they ask questions and Realize the Truth?
Because we believe in rituals and trust superstition
Our life is in turmoil and we live in stress and tension
Maya is a cosmic illusion. It has two amazing powers
With one it conceals the Truth, with the other, it projects the stars
Nothing is real in this cosmic world, everything is a dream
Because we believe in Maya, we fear, worry, and scream
The Law of Causation states that every effect has a cause
Don't just believe it's a gold ring. Ask questions and pause
If you remove gold from the gold ring, you will find nothing left
The Divine is the cause, the world and we are just effects
To achieve the goal of life, important steps there are three
It starts with the purification of body and mind, then we are free
In the second step, the darkness goes because of illumination
In the final step we become one with the Lord, that is unication
Every human being on earth has to act and is not free
When we wake up from bed, we wash our faces and be who we must be
While we cannot be free from action and this Truth we do know
We can be free in action and we can let the spirit grow
At death one of two things happen…this is the Divine Truth
If we believe we are body and mind, we will have to take rebirth
But those who realize we are the Soul, from rebirth they are free
At death, their Soul is liberated and one with the Lord, they'll be
Columbus discovered America, the land he could touch and feel
Self-realization can't be discovered. You'll know it when you peel…
Layer by layer, when you strip apart the body and the mind
You will realize you are neither, you are the Soul that's inside
Even those who realize the ultimate Truth, they are still not free
They still have to fight the war within, then liberation they will see
The Truth you know, you are still prisoner of the mind
When you transcend ego, and mind, then you are free, you will find
Of course, there is a way to everlasting peace and joy
If we are free from body and mind, this bliss we can enjoy
But first, we must realize the Truth and know that we are the Soul
Then we can achieve everlasting joy and peace as our goal
Many things are beautiful, with these beautiful eyes we see
And then we can appreciate how beautiful the Creator can be
But when we realize that everything is a manifestation of the Lord
Then we will not just see beauty, but in beauty we will see God
All religions are good for they take us closer to God
But there is one problem, they say their God is the only Lord
Thus, religion is the kindergarten to spirituality we must know
We must go beyond our religion, in spirituality to grow
Realization of the Truth is nothing less than magic
It eliminates regrets, fears and takes away everything tragic
When we realize we are not the body that cries and the rascal mind
This is the realization of the truth, and peace and joy we will find
When something happens don't wonder, accept the Divine Will
We must trust in the Divine Master, His design and His skill
Rather than hope for something and break our little heart
It is better to surrender to the Divine, just doing our little part
We all have enemies, who doesn't? But the greatest enemy is 'ME'
ME is Mind and Ego, a bigger enemy there cannot be
It bombards us with thoughts and causes anxiety
It makes us suffer in regret and fear and doesn't let us be free
What is life all about, have you ever thought?
Who are we and why we are here, this we have forgot
The purpose of life is to find the Truth - we are not body and mind
Our goal is to unite with the Divine, and this Truth we must find
In a transformation, we make a change, though it is better, not worse
We changed our life from what it was, but this change we can reverse
But a metamorphosis is different, it's when a caterpillar starts to fly
It can never again crawl on earth as it becomes a butterfly
We are all Souls embodied in a body and a mind
Without this body-mind complex, the Soul we cannot find
Just like mud needs a pot to manifest itself
The Soul too needs a body and mind and can't be seen by itself
Why do we fear, why do we worry, why do we regret?
Because we live in ignorance, we fume and we fret
But once we realize the Truth that we are not body or mind
We dance with joy and peace, and misery we leave behind
It starts with self-realization, knowing who we truly are
Neither are we the body, nor the mind, but the Soul that shines like a
This leads to God-realization, we find God is a power
He is everywhere, on earth and in the sky. He is in every flower
The human mind can't understand all, it has a limit we must know
The nose can smell, but cannot see and show what eyes can show
And so is the human being created, he cannot think beyond
He can realize the self and realize God, but can't go beyond
I live as the happiest man on earth, what is my secret of life?
I live with peace and joy and bliss. I have no strife
I know I am not body or mind. I am a Divine Soul
To unite with my Lord, My God, is my Life's only Goal.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem