Kesav Venkat Easwaran

Veteran Poet - 1,701 Points (June 5th / Kerala- India)

When All Suns Set… - Poem by Kesav Venkat Easwaran

'When all suns set all sights go blind
All moons recede vanish thirsts
When fires settle hungers subside
All lightning fade perish lusts,

When waters freeze infertile go
All thunders sink voice retreats
When skies all shrink senses squeezed
All winds go still breaths released,

O Enlightened Sage! Tell me please
Where this Soul goes; where abides! '

'He sees through light conceived within
Breathes vacuum concealed within
He speaks through silence kept within
He sleeps in shadows alien…

Darkness His shade; He rests in peace
Abides in Death, you learn O King! '


Comments about When All Suns Set… by Kesav Venkat Easwaran

  • (5/23/2010 12:47:00 PM)

    Great Poem. In one book Devajaan [chariot of God] by great Bibhtibhusan Bandopadya [in Bengali] described as according to Karmic state soul goes to different planes [lokas there are 7 lokas Bhu loka Du loka highest is Brahman Loka etc] and attains a body of Light…

    But scriptural concept speaks who is initiated [Mantra Diksha] by an Enlightened Guru after Guru’s final exit He stays in a plane from where He ‘up-pulls’ disciples and places at deserved plane [according to karmic sate] and finally takes all to merges with Brahman…till then Guru has no leave
    Thanks for sharing
    10hf
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
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  • (12/14/2009 1:24:00 AM)

    When all suns set where does the soul goes? A question the sages have asked from age old days! Does it blend with that eternal energy - since matter cannot be created or destroyed? ! Now the exponents of M-Theory speak of parallel universes floating in a 11- dimension hyper-space, where a replica of ours might exist, - a world where one may live on! God's mysteries to man are yet unknown!
    Thanks for your thought provoking poem! 10 +
    -Raj
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  • (12/2/2009 10:43:00 AM)

    The words and construction in here is pretty mesmerizing. I don't know how you've done this but I'm definitely a fan of it. (smile) (Report)Reply

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  • (11/23/2009 5:09:00 AM)

    Another poem well written (Report)Reply

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  • premji premji (11/21/2009 1:31:00 AM)

    let all suns go down...
    let all moons perish.........
    light will be there
    provided you have that innerlight
    deep within
    sad none calls it the soul!
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  • Sadiqullah Khan (11/21/2009 12:48:00 AM)

    The phenomenon of perishing and where goes the soul, the question is put to the enlightened sage, his answer, still vague. Very nice composition with punctuation and poetics.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (11/19/2009 10:16:00 AM)

    Deeply philosophical and intriguing..............pleasure to read (Report)Reply

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  • Meggie Gultiano (11/12/2009 5:40:00 AM)

    an inspiring and enlightening.Am glad I was able to read your explanation.
    Nice is nice
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  • (11/12/2009 4:14:00 AM)

    You write of questions I used to ask in chapel as a boy, the answers I still ponder on. If all vanishes then we have a void, filled with the consciousness of all. Time stops at this waiting moment, a moment filled with everything. Kesav, your verse is beautiful your questions right. Thank you, I will now read the Upanishad you mentioned. Regards Bob (Report)Reply

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  • (11/10/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    Quite enlightening one.
    We have have to keep on searching within ourselves.
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  • Kesav Easwaran (11/10/2009 8:50:00 AM)

    It requires further explanation, i think...
    SOUL; yes...the fraction souls (jeevatmas) hide in the Infinite Soul (Param Atma) , that hides in Itself on Deluge...total darkness total vacuam total ignorance results... and likewise, for each jeevatma when it leaves mortal body

    It's more of philosophy more of science Ramabrahmam!
    Kesav
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  • Indira Renganathan (11/10/2009 8:49:00 AM)

    ‘He sees through light conceived within
    Breathes vacuum concealed within
    He speaks through silence kept within
    He sleeps in shadows alien…

    Darkness his shade; He rests in peace
    Abides in Death, you learn O King! ’.....
    Thank you Kesav...you've questioned well and explained welll...it was my haste misunderstanding to grasp the last six lines in whole as the description of the sage...thanks again
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  • Varanasi Ramabrahmam (11/10/2009 8:21:00 AM)

    Quite philosophical with spiritual message and antiquity. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/10/2009 7:00:00 AM)

    a different subject and an enlightining write. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/10/2009 5:50:00 AM)

    This is really beautiful! Is this inspired from Katopanishad? (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav Easwaran (11/10/2009 5:42:00 AM)

    The question and its answer both are there in the poem itself. That was the state in the Beginning before Creation, before the so called Big Bang. And that would be the state in the End when deluge sets in.

    When the macro cosmic properties (causes) retreat one by one all micro cosmic attributes (effects) get dissolved into Darkness Vacuum Silence- know it as Death or Nothingness, as you like.

    The retreating Light may take all the Mass back into the Cosmic Energy. E= mc2 is reversible, my dear readers!

    Please read BrihadhArnyaka Upanishad- part of Yajur Veda- and the contemplations between Sage YAjnavAlkya and King Janaka elaborated there in a few chapters. it will teach you more on Modern Physics!

    Thanks
    Kesav Easwaran
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  • (11/10/2009 5:18:00 AM)

    'HE SPEAKS THROGH SILENCE KEPT WITHIN'...LOVELY POEM..THE WISDOM OF THE SAGE ENLIGHTENS US THROUGH YOU SIR...A BEAUTIFULLY FLOWING SPIRITUAL POEM...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Martyres (11/10/2009 5:14:00 AM)

    Your quest for the truth shows through the pertinent questions raised in this beautiful poem enhanced with the use of rich imagery...Thanks 10++ (Report)Reply

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  • (11/10/2009 5:10:00 AM)

    Very poignant, very thought provoking write, life was, is and shall be a deep mystery for long time to come and yet the philosphers and mystics of all ages have been investigating and trying to grasp it. Beautiful metaphores are used and reflect your insight and thirst for truth, beautiful work here, Kesav, love it! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/10/2009 5:04:00 AM)

    there's a wonderful flow to this mighty theme...i agree with mr. bedi. answers to all these questions lurk within n we shd try to find them... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 13, 2011


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