Quest for Reality (Draft)

Everything in the world is a maya
the face that smiles is a maya
it may be sarcastic or a means to hide the sorrow

everything in this world is maya
the crying face does not show innosence
it usually is with false tears and

everything is a maya
the praising mouth is a dupe
its funk are nothing but flattery or sugar coat to hide reality

everything is a maya
a pious man is a maya
his prayers are hypocrisy and his carrying of Bible and bowing at church to worship is nothing but a drama

the friendship of fallen man is a maya
‘you are my close friend’ is nothing but buttering to extract work
friendship becomes meaningless once work is accomplished

but i love you bhoomi matha
smiling sun of yours, naked animals, beauty clothed trees, shrubs and plants, powerful wind, flying birds and swimming fishes are real

Lord thank you for revealing my quest for reality
you the creator of the hypocrite man and real creatures is real

when you said you cry, you cried truely for my pain
When you saw injustice you could not bear it in reality
when you said you love me, you did love me by giving your life for me at the cross

Lord take me out of civilized city
take me to the deep jungle on the elevated mountain top
i want to eat natural fruits, inhale unpolluted air, commune with real animals and you in the visinity of your real creature.

Take me to the real jungle
i prefer to come to you by the bite of a real lion or tiger
Than die in mind and heart and live as a dead hypocrite.

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11 thoughts on “Quest for Reality (Draft)

  1. Benalin, I like the concept of your poem. I think it tries to say that everything else in this world is mere ephemera, and only God Almighty is the unchanging Rock of Ages and thus satisfies your quest for reality. But I’m trying to understand the transition that you have used here.

    1. In going to Bhoomi mata, are you acknowledging an Earth Deity? If not, could it not be easily misunderstood as such?
    2. Also in saying “you the creator of the hypocrite man and real creatures is real”, God created both Man and Nature. Why will one choose to acclaim God the creator of Nature rather than condemn the God the creator of Man?

    I feel these two points stand in the way of making a convincing transition to understanding the unchanging-ness of God. Probably, a better contrast would be Man against God himself. To put our trust in Man or any of His creation would never satisfy us, but to wager on Yahweh, now that would be worth considering, in the light of His promises and His actions.

  2. I do agree with the way you projected the image of human being or constructed reality or we say illusion of living in the world..somewhere I could also get sense that the theme of your poem touches the heart of existentialism and contribue also in vedanta philosophy..loved that..

  3. Lord take me out of civilized city
    take me to the deep jungle on the elevated mountain top
    i want to eat natural fruits, inhale unpolluted air, commune with real animals and you in the visinity of your real creature.

    Take me to the real jungle
    i prefer to come to you by the bite of a real lion or tiger
    Than die in mind and heart and live as a dead hypocrite.

    Above lines are wonderful…Happy to visit ur blog…

  4. Hi Benalin! Good to read your poem and see your other writings. Like your creative outpourings. Conceptually I do not believe that everything in this world is a Maya or illusion. If the world is an illusion why care or bother about it? This belief has led majority of people in our nation to remain disengaged from the pressing issues of our society as all what you see is just illusory. If it’s not there then why bother? We all know from our experience that this world and everything in it is for real with all its brutal and stark realities that we don’t want to face. It is this real world that God loved so much and came down as real person. The Word became flesh. That’s central to what I believe. That our words and beliefs need to take flesh in real tangible forms that people can experience. The Lord about whom you wrote does not take us out of this world but keeps us in this world to be his arms and feet and voice and heart so that people can experience true love. Blessings!

    • Sorry for the late reply. I greatly value your insights. My understanding of maya is: maya as the binary opposite of reality. The life we live is in eager waiting for a reality. My understanding of maya will not stop a man from acting. I also believe poetry as a spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings and emotions as described by Wordsworth. Here what I expressed is my frustrtion with hypocrisy. But yes. I can understand one main point from your comment that my readers can be deceived into a view that I subscribe to a thought pattern where we should not bother about this world.

  5. The poem is good and it very clearly states what is prevailing in the current society in the lives of many people. the following line in the poem, “smiling sun of yours, naked animals, beauty clothed trees, shrubs and plants, powerful wind, flying birds and swimming fishes are real” elucidates that man is not perfect, because he has sixth sense. On the whole, It implies the fact that only a matured and innocent mind can work towards perfection.

  6. The poem is good. It elucidates what happens in the current society in the lives of most of the people. The following line from the poem “smiling sun of yours, naked animals, beauty clothed trees, shrubs and plants, powerful wind, flying birds and swimming fishes are real” very clearly reveals the real perfection of the world. In a sense, the poet says that, man’s life has become ‘maya’ because he has the sixth sense. This poem implies that real perfection lies in a matured heart which is innocent.

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