Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Gold Star - 97,857 Points (3rd August 1950 / Mumbai)

Vedas 5 - The Unquestionable Upanishads - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Fountainhead of all spiritual learning,
Featuring the essential knowledge,
Feast for the souls that seek
Finesse in thought, word and deed,
Fabulous verses of profound thoughts.

They are called the Upanishads!
The Rishi-Munis of the ancient India
Thirsty for elevating their minds with
Theological and philosophical ideas
Treated the scriptures with awe and reverence.

Upanishads are unquestionable outpourings,
Undeniably, known too, as Vedanta.
Understanding them requires much patience,
Unwavering devotion to assimilate their teachings,
Unfolding their beauty with deep study and meditation.

Topic(s) of this poem: scriptural


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Both Vedanta and Upanishads refer to the same spiritual texts.
In my Vedas-4 poem, i have explained the meaning of Vedanta. In my next poem i.e. Vedas -6, i shall explain the literal meaning of Upanishads. It is interesting to note that the same scripture is referred to by two names with different meanings. But in the course of our journey of learning the Vedas, it will become clear that both the meanings are linked closely with each other.

Comments about Vedas 5 - The Unquestionable Upanishads by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • Red Soul (7/3/2018 8:05:00 AM)

    This is beautiful as a poem. The way you are explaining Vedas is very interesting. I love how each stanza begins with a specific letter - F T U - and the lines continue with words starting with them. A beautiful poem Dr Menon. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon(9/30/2018 11:21:00 AM)

    Thank you dear Poet for your appreciation of this Vedic Poem. God bless.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/13/2018 9:28:00 PM)

    The series is progressing very well and helps the reader to have an understanding of ancient scriptures. Upanishads are highly revered for their content as well as the way it has been presented. Thanks, Geeta ji. You have embarked upon a tremendous job. (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon(5/16/2018 4:03:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, With good wishes and support from great poets like you, i hope to progress slowly yet steadily. God bless you Rajnish ji.

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  • Loke Kok Yee (5/12/2018 4:34:00 AM)

    It is amazing how much the readers of your poems have learned from your great poems on this subject, they not only educational but also so pleasant to read. Thanks Geeta (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon(5/13/2018 11:12:00 AM)

    Loke, thanks a million. I am happy that you like to read these philosophical poems.
    Stay blessed always!

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  • Perdita YoungPerdita Young (5/11/2018 6:07:00 AM)

    Theological and philosophical ideas
    Treated the scriptures with awe and reverence
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    Thank you for sharing with us, dear Geeta. There is so much treasure in your culture that is worth its world fame. The poem is a little too abstract for me at the moment but i will try my best to absorb more. Have a nice weekend! - -Perdita.
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    Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon(5/13/2018 11:10:00 AM)

    Perdita, so good of you to read this philosophical poem. In the beginning, i too felt difficulty in absorbing the philosophical thoughts, but by and by, things begin to clear and you see light.
    Thanks a lot for the nice comment. God bless.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (5/11/2018 3:42:00 AM)

    Yes, understanding both Vedanta and Upanishads requires much patience, maturity and keen sense of willingness to extract nectar from these spiritual texts with intensive study and profound meditation! It’s a poem of great values especially for them who aspire to perceive the eternal beauty in the embodied messages in the volumes! You have wonderfully unfolded different facets of Upanishads in three stanzas! A sublime piece of work! (10) (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon(5/13/2018 11:07:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for a fine comment on this poem. Dillip, i truly appreciate.
    Stay blessed.

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  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (5/10/2018 6:44:00 PM)

    I am not certain what the term, spiritual means. I love information. I love all life. I consider, to the degree of my capability, the thoughts of others. I want to learn. Continue to provide us your insight. (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon(5/11/2018 1:17:00 AM)

    Hi Kelly, Thanks a lot. Just like you, i too love learning.That's why i am still in a site like Poem Hunter.Each poem is a learning for me. The feedback i get is even greater learning.
    Personally, I have a different take on the word 'spirituality'. As i cannot write about it in a line, i shall keep it pending for another time. Until then, Cheers Kelly!

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/10/2018 6:30:00 AM)

    In an unique art the features of Upanishads have been presented in which one will be interested to read. The beginning letter of each line of first stanza is 'F', of second stanza is 'T' and of third stanza is 'U' those attract the eyes. Beautifully crafted. Lovely and didactic poem. (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon(5/11/2018 1:41:00 AM)

    I try to rhyme my poems but am not always successful. Nature poems, i feel happier to rhyme, but philosophical poems, i am a bit cautious, because i am afraid of losing the meaning.
    Thank you Sir.

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