Sunday, December 12, 2010

Walking The Buddha's Path




A chariot steered Him away
From the moh-maya
Of life.
What will I need
To get rid
Of unwarranted attachments?

Whenever I sit to whine
About this and that,
About what could be and would not
I remember Him –
As He cast away
What was served to Him
On a platter!

Try as they could,
His parents unable to thwart destiny
And karma
Had to let Him go.
When shall I learn let go
Of undying expectations?



Desires growing like creepers
Slowly and steadily
Enter the vineyard
Of a superficial life.
When shall I find the straw
Of divine love
And climb up without feeling
The loss of hurt and hatred?
Of trust and tattered emotion?

When shall I strive
To walk the path
Of the Divine Soul?

9 comments:

Hope said...

these are questions I ask myself
perhaps time has glorified His existence for He also had a wife and child he left behind, I believe. I don't think it was easy. I guess you can't push a calling. Here's to both of us!

Wonderful post. thought provoking and stirring a deep longing for 'home' :)

thank you

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh your poetry is BEAUTIFUL! I was attracted by the title of your poem, in the sidebar at Poets United. The path of the Buddha is a beautiful path to walk. Wonderful to see you here. I will keep reading:)

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Dear Hope, it happens, after going through life or whilst going through life, certain questions pop up every now and then and we wonder....

Nice that you liked the poem and identified with it.

Nice Day.
Shail

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

So nice of you to say that Sherry. Most of all, I am happy that you liked the composition. Will definitely keep in touch.
Nice Day
Shail

Nanka said...

Lovely poem and thought provoking too!!The simple life and teachings of Buddha are always stirring the mind and can be discovered by treading the path guided by the Buddha's teachings.

Great work here!!

fiveloaf said...

great poem..

Jingle said...

beautiful reflections,

love the wisdom and wit in it..

A++

liv2write2day said...

I'm so glad I happened upon your blog. There is so much to be learned from this reflection. Letting go is at the root of all spiritual paths. Thank you.


My potluck: http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/sacrament/

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Wonderful...
The question at the last is something I want to ask too..
Thanks for sharing :)