“All existence across space and time is considered as the same Oneness (Monism)”— Advaita Vedanta
You are the chosen one
to have come across the truth
what lies before you
is nothing but God-
He/She/It whatever be there
this sunrise today or the sundown
is That Being-
this warm breakfast, the plate, the eater
is That Being-
word-both holy and cuss is nothing
but That Being-
you want to touch Him/ Her/ It?
Go to an orchard-
feel Him under your feet as soil, grass, granules-
hold the freshly plucked red pomegranate
cut it open-
(He/ She/ It is the knife too)
feel how That Being has hidden Self
in each soft red pulp
only to be in your mouth
or in the mouths of other beings
out of love
to appease great hunger-
He/ She/ It
Is the poem, the poet and the reader too…….
Posted for Poetics: Life Lessons @ dVerse hosted by Mish
13 thoughts on “Life Lessons”
Wonderful: (He/ She/ It is the knife too).
This is wonderful and deep – I love how He/She/It infuses everything, the plate, the food, the eater, the poet, the poem, the reader!
Great lessons to be learned are indeed whose in charge of your life, very well said
Nice description of Oneness and advice on becoming aware of it.
This is very lovely, Sumana. I love that the Being is the earth, the tree, the pomegranata and the knife.
I love the life lessons… the juice of the pomegranate … how perfect a poem can be.
Serious message artfully handled, spiritual advice for all of us, as poets view the chaos around us, and must respond.
I admire the concept of oneness with The Being in all things ~ Thanks Sumana for sharing this powerful reminder ~
It/He/She is all around us, under us, above us, in us…..or we have happened upon endless miracles.
This is wonderful, Sumana.
There is a Oneness……….a profound statement of our connectivity to all.
sublime words creating a deep sense of thankfulness in me
Yes yes yes! You are so speaking to my soul of late.