Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mindgames: Emulate the Lord!

If he can play, why can't I?
He has the world as his playground,
I have my little life! And my emotions.
Let me dedicate my life to his game!

He builds and destroys at will;
I cannot be as versatile, but can't I try?
He accepts and rejects my desires and wishes.
Likewise I play on: synthesize and rip apart!

Outrage yes I play with outrage!
Suprise myself and others.
Like source, like channel!
Follow in his footsteps!

There are good players and better players!
All that you come across are your playthings.
Sometimes you get bruised, injured, sometimes you team up;
Sometimes you compete, rules change as do his seasons!

Emulate him. Game on!
As he plays with us, join in!
Earn points, karma whatever. Dive Deep.
Or play at the surface if you wish to!

Play and see, there is nothing to lose.
Nothing to win. It is all a game and
Serious or frivolous - all the same.
It is all in the game!

Life as it were, would make no sense if not viewed as some sort of a game - 'leela' as it is referred to in religious philosophy! It is a game of constant change and reinventing yourself! Otherwise life itself would be so banal and insipid, boring even ...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Diwali - The Conjuror!

A chill descends on the streets ...
Invaded by bursts of radiant lights,
The night beckons with a cold touch!

Diwali's cousin 'Winter' whispers:
"Here I come".

As the cracker-sounds
Drown out the whispers;
The change in intensity is

A mild shiver, a longing for warmth
That these fireworks conjure up!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Never ever underestimate anybody, treat them as equals - - I AM OK, YOU ARE OK!! Everyone has hidden within themselves the greatest of potentials!! When we underestimate or over-estimate someone, we lose the balance and that can have a cascading effect. Trace back to any of the inter-personal conflicts, problems - it will always be a superiority or inferiority issue/thought/action/mindset. Most dangerous is when we feel I AM NOT OK and YOU ARE NOT OK that is the death-knell and you start falling downwards headlong ... !!