Thursday, March 31, 2011

Guru and I


A bilingual poem written a while ago.  

Guru and I

The other day on the train
I shared my coupe with a man unnamed
He was a Guru of Vedas and Gyan
I was the Guru of Gross and Vigyan
He sat there chanting his mantras, meditating
I lay reading Eleven minutes, fantasizing.
He radiated peace and I was serenity’s disgrace.

'Mann bhatakta hai?', 'my mind wanders'
I posed to him seeking repose
'Bhatakney do. Saath mein tum mat bhatko'
'Let it wander. Just don’t you wander with it. '
His words a jewel to my heart it became
He continues his path; I mine

Translation for those who dont Hindi :)  Gyan is wisdom or knowledge, Vigyan is science 

2 comments:

  1. ‎'Mann bhatakta hai?' = 'my mind wanders'
    ‎'Bhatakney do. Saath mein tum mat bhatko' = 'Let it wander. Just don’t you wander with it. '
    cheers nuthan with ur short poem.....

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  2. Tujhe kahan nahin dhoonda.... Kabhi mandir, kabhi masjid, Kabhi Himalay mein, to kabhi chaaron dhaam mein.... par pata chala ke tu mere hriday mein chipa hai. :-) Kyun? Sahi hai na?

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