The Night Owl 

 

On the wire sat an owl in the dark night

Swinging upon one leg at great height

Tu hoot tu hoot tu hoot it screeched sprite

Mixed the feelings were wrong or right

 

 

One part saw the feathers white

Imagined the swan in moon light

Separating the milk from water erudite

Rejecting the false choosing the right

 

 

The second watched Lakshmi’s flight

The Goddess of wealth smiling sight

Vehicle is here and affluence a kite

Granting your wish of abundance alright

 

 

Another peeped to see a flamingo light

Balancing on one leg like a sage uptight

One leg on the world knotted rope tight

The other wobbling in air of spiritual delight

 

 

Yet another perceived superstitious fright

To see an owl is an omen not too bright

The job at hand is doomed to be slight

O God! Make it go away or at least quite

 

 

Look at the truth said the owl Rama Dasa

That I come at night to feed Rama Dasa

That I am nocturnal and wise Rama Dasa

Drop the mind and see the real Rama Dasa

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The one that is …

 

A dream that seems real is still a dream

Awakening that seems a dream is still a dream

Above these is a sleep deep with no dream

Then there is the one reality that is no dream

 

To react is the possible scheme

When the world comes in full steam

Through the senses flows the stream

Mind fools you in logical scream

 

Comparing with the next Ibrahim

Who has the biggest playing team

Is by far your silliest daydream

Keep away such grand extreme

 

Know that you are but a theme

In the eternal illusionary gleam

Here now in the mainstream

Tomorrow  is another sunbeam

 

Dream in a dream in a dream

You are just a thought it seam

Then why do you look for scheme

Gestalt et al of the supreme

 

Just relax and let it be Rama Dasa

See the reality in the absentee Rama Dasa

The one that is Rama Dasa

Is all that is Rama Dasa

News & Views – 11 May, 2016

News & Views – 11 May, 2016

 

Can God be bondage too….

Sri Rama, can you too be bondage to me!

If I leave you completely can I be free?

My master’s technique clearly decree

Rama you are the divine present in me

 

Rama of history I needn’t see

Never looked to see if he really be

A man of born he was or just tree

He is pinnacle of human poetry

 

The known in Rama esprit

Unknown fruits in timeless tree

Consuming the ceaseless sea

Of thoughts and memory

 

Having pervaded the normality

Rama dotted i and crossed the t’s

The self and supreme key

Locked in one soul-mind-body

 

The more I seek and I see

You and I only vary in degree

No difference between me

And Rama, you are me and I am thee  

 

Sri Rama, can you too be bondage to me!

If I leave you completely can I be free?

My master’s technique clearly decree

Rama you are the divine present in me

It was always Rama through and through

It was always Rama through and through

 

 

When did I know that I knew, probably never

When did the confusion brew, always ever

 

Through the mosaic of life I withdrew

Monochromatic is liked by few

Into the clouds of wants I flew

Multicoloured kites I slew

 

All things realised unrealised too

The myriad deceptions of untrue

The spirit is humbug voodoo

I’m right and that’s my world view

 

Full of science little did I demure

What I can do is pretty sure

Don’t show me the obscure  

I have known not god pure

 

It hit me from blue, reversed déjà vu

Rama was in I looked into, myself renew

Rama was out too, lived subdue

It was always Rama through and through

 

When did I know that I knew, probably never

When did the confusion brew, always ever

Surrender to a higher force

Surrender to a higher force

Every action in your name, no one to blame

All included in the fame, there is no shame

Oh! We are told to do the right, to fight the fight

The lord up there is might, no panic no fright

Though simple and slight, there in the face is right

Though commandments tight, don’t falter Zeitgeist

Every action in your name, no one to blame

All included in the fame, there is no shame

Ah! The pain in the heart, breaks everything apart

When in the selfish art, I heed neither nor chart

The divine self smart, discarded to the human mart

Wants overtake the cart, the self needs to be restart

Every action in your name, no one to blame

All included in the fame, there is no shame

Ye! Right is the longest route, from morality sprout

Then they grow sweet fruit, when nurtured about

With waters of knowledge acute, heaven are brought out

To be enjoyed every minute, without a doubt

Every action in your name, no one to blame

All included in the fame, there is no shame

Rama! Shall you inspire, the thousands that require

Your guidance we desire, take us higher and higher

Burning false to fire, uphold the ways of the seer

Bequeath the truth sire, push the unpleasant liar

Every action in your name, no one to blame

All included in the fame, there is no shame