Amrit Rathi

Love’s Nothing But Your Basic Nature, - Poem by Amrit Rathi

In rare humility, the tree stands still,
and gives the shadow to one and all.
No matter if one’s good or bad,
its kindness is there, to equally fall.

The cool shadow in the scorching heat,
that attracts us all, what a gift it is!
A tree never asks a thing in return,
neither imposes conditions nor time limits.

God gave the tree its basic nature!
It showers freely without reserve.
God has given us abundant Love,
the generous heart: a boon to serve.

Do we freely love every person we meet?
Or carry a grudge against someone?
Spread the splendor of Love like a balm,
like crimson sky on the setting sun.

Whatever you give, you receive for sure,
from the heart that receives it from you.
We often only want from others,
and in giving are stingy, that is the issue.

But Love asks nothing in return, dear!
nor does it use us and throw us away,
nor imposes conditions or limits in time.
It gives and gives, as it grows and grows.

Love is simply our basic nature,
a sharpened image beyond Ego’s layers.
Love is something we give to a baby:
We wish him love; we sing lullabies.

Egoless Love! Spontaneous Love!
Selfless Love! All are God’s gift free!
For Love is truly our basic nature,
soothing us like the cool shadows of trees.

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Comments about Love’s Nothing But Your Basic Nature, by Amrit Rathi

  • (5/16/2010 3:06:00 AM)

    lovely metaphors! ! ! ! !
    cool shade of tree
    and unconditional love
    great thoughts
    nicely portrayed
    a tenner from me
    (tried to give you +10 but this system didnt allow so I post a tenner to you)
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  • (5/12/2010 4:24:00 AM)

    nicely written revealing the love and kindness which nature shares spontaneously and teaches us to act a selfless and unconditional way...
    10 points..
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  • (5/10/2010 12:36:00 AM)

    i like how each line is precise and specific with either detail or meaning, nice write (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (5/8/2010 10:19:00 PM)

    God has given us abundant Love,
    The generous heart with a boon to serve.
    But Love asks nothing in return, Dear!
    Nor it wants to use and throw,
    Nor it puts conditions, nor rider any,
    It gives and gives it grow and grow.

    You say it all and with a fervor.
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  • (5/8/2010 7:57:00 AM)

    What an approach!
    You have taken a simple TREE and made it messiah of Love, and that's true.A simple tree can teach Love to us humans!
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  • (5/8/2010 5:34:00 AM)

    ''Cause Love’s nothing but your basic nature,
    A sharpened image, beyond Ego’s Layers.'

    Amazing lines... Overall the poem is very good n great intentions..
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  • (5/7/2010 4:50:00 AM)

    This poem has a wonderful message. Good job! (Report) Reply

  • (5/7/2010 1:38:00 AM)

    I love the message, and there are some really awesome expression that really flow and get me excited by your ability to write.
    However, the below stanza seems awkward to me. Sentence structuring and wording just aren't normal, and the rest of the poem doesn't lend to being able to read it smoothly, and I'm almost not sure you're saying what you mean to.

    What you give you'll certainly get back,
    More at times, who receives once see.
    Love you give then it can't happen,
    That other's heart not jump in glee.

    If I'm right, you're trying to say: once someone receives love they can't help but be happy and return love. If I'm right, then obviously I get the stanza, but in the awkward wording and structure my brain screams out wait, stop...what's going on? That in my opinion slows the feel of the poem, and takes away from delivering the message. In an analogy, you made a great pizza, but it wasn't delivered in the 30 minutes you promised. But that's just my opinion, thanks for inviting me to read.
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  • (5/5/2010 2:59:00 AM)

    'Cause Love’s nothing but your basic nature,
    A sharpened image, beyond Ego’s Layers.

    So true of the fundamental nature of a human.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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