Monday, September 15, 2008

anashwarta / immortality


ek taraf
brahma ka ek din chal raha hai
ismein char yug hain, hazaron baar
aur har yug mein hain karodon varsh
aur har varsh mein, aganit pal

doosri taraf
main aur tum
baithe hain aamne-saamne
aur tum khol rahi ho ankhein apni
dheere-dheere


on one side
Brahma's day is in progress
it has four 'yugas' in it, thousands of times
and each 'yuga' has billions of years
and each year, innumerable moments

on the other side
me and you
are sitting opposite each other
and you are opening your eyes
slowly, slowly



in the Hindu mythology, Brahma is the Generator of life. each one of His days corresponds to the birth, growth and flowering of existence. and on the other hand, when it's His night, the existence ceases to exist.
the second god in the Hindu holy trinity is Vishnu (the Operator), who also graces my poems quite often :) its a cycle that goes on and on for eons and eons, and comes to an end at the time of 'maha pralay' (the great deluge), when Shiva the Destroyer puts an end to it all.
anyways, Brahma's day consists of many divisions. each one is made of many 'yugas'
. there are four yugas in Hindu time cycle, namely Sat yug (the age of truth), Dwapar yug, Treta yug and the Kal yug (literally meaning the age of instruments!) so either the industrial revolution was predicted a long time back or it has all been happening for quite some time now, again and again. your belief, totally ;)

10 comments:

oceanic mirages said...

:-) hmmmmmm...
and the world weaves poetry in the endless verse, of the eternal moment, in the language of love that originates from our eyes.

oceanic mirages said...

:-) hmmmmmm...
and the world weaves poetry in the endless verse, of the eternal moment, in the language of love that originates from our eyes.

dharmabum said...

is this how einstein explained to the common man about relativity? ;)

siva, btw, indulges in what i think i would term as 'creative destruction', where the old is taken away, simpy to give way to the new!

How do we know said...

wah!!! This is gooood.

And also that u took time to explain the mythological background that makes this poem so enjoyable.

You should be writing seriously.

adi said...

OM: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :) yes it does, from every pore of our beings

dharma: lol, either u'll ask a q for a q or u'll give such a different interpretation that even a bore like me wud start smiling :) thanks buddy. and yes, u r right about the role Shiva plays. i didn't want to go that deep in this poem's explanation. pehle hi, it was more than enough!

howdy: thanks howdy. even i think i should be taking my writing seriously now. hope to be a published poet someday :)

Shubhajit said...

According to Hinduism one and all is Brahman..that is creator, that is destroyer and also the preserver. what we call Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is just the manifestation of this infinite, attribute less Brahman in Human terms because Human cannot think beyond Human terms. I really like your verses.

starry nights said...

How are you doing.thanks for explaining.

adi said...

shubajit & starry: thanks guys. sorry for the delayed reply.

human being said...

wow... who can describe the eternal love so beatufully?

oh yes no one but Adi inspired by OM's love...

adi said...

human: :) thanks friend

dreamt before

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