Conscience

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him…

Euphoria

You laughed when we suffered, celebrated in our distress. Those little games, as if we didn’t see? Awaiting the division, in bits and pieces you wanted us to be. Juggling with our emotions, abusing our best, you found ways to applaud your self-proclaimed triumph. Even your psyche betrays, where do you believe you stand? Not…

Paper Mirrors

The way that I write is the way that I feel, that’s why it changes and that’s how it’s real. Sometimes when I feel like there’s no one around, like no one would hear me if I made a sound; that’s when I write like a loved one just died, that’s when I write like…

The Spiritual Cat

When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat who lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. So the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. And…

The Order of Things

A rich man asked a Zen master to write something down that could encourage the prosperity of his family for years to come. It would be something that the family could cherish for generations. On a large piece of paper, the master wrote, “Father dies, son dies, grandson dies.” The rich man became angry when he…

Two Nobel laureates in Literature

The Nobel Prizes in Literature for 2018 and 2019 were announced at The Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday, the 10th of October, 2019. Olga Tokarczuk wins the 2018 Nobel. And the 2019 winner is Peter Handke. The Nobel is considered to be the most high ranking award in the literary world. The prize is…

The Journey

I’ve come a long way….. …..From the fulfilling coziness of my Mother’s lap, to feeling lost amid the whole wide world. From learning from my Father to take tiny footsteps, to speeding past fast lanes…alone. From warm and comforting lullabies, to unsettling and painful renditions. From expressing colorful dreams in crayons, to venting heartbreaks in…

But Why?

A wise man sat in the audience and cracked a joke. Everybody laughs like crazy. After a moment, he cracked the same joke again. This time, fewer people laughed. He cracked the same joke again and again. When there is no laughter in the crowd, he smiled and said: “You can’t laugh at the same joke…

Toxic Family Tree

I threaded their words – piece by piece, trying to connect the loopholes to sew a fabric of remedy. I gather the massive piles of conflicts; to soak them in a basin of comprehensive detergents, letting the stains of redundant mistakes be washed away from the ruins of veracity, but they vanish. Was their existence…

Prisoners

The grandfather was asked by the grandson, what is the colour of the rays of the sun? replied the grandfather, Oh dear! why do you want to know about this here? I am heartened with intensity, when I see the colours of diversity, through the prism into the sunlight of divinity, and enjoy all the…

I will always write

Living life through words, has always been my way. Poetry numbs my pain, and helps me gain, belief for my inner self. Be it day or night, I will always write. When my scars ignite, when I’m not all right, And even when everything’s bright, or hope is out of sight, I will always write!…

The Pain

No one could understand, they wouldn’t even try. why I could feel such pain? when someone’s in vain. The silence of hearts, I heard so loud, the fakeness of their smiles, they couldn’t hide. Empathy must it be, yet people say it’s crazy, for they couldn’t see, the pain I have in me! Wanna be…

Awakening Spirituality

What is yours and what is mine? When everything is our perception fine! We think certain things belong to us, worst, we believe some people are for us, we take pride in possessions made by us, we oscillate our minds on others’ reactions around us. We impose beauty or otherwise, on things and people even…

Me!

Amidst all the rush, I lost her somewhere. Precious but unnoticed, She slipped away unseen. And now when I stopped a moment, I felt so lonely and tired. And now that I look closer, I found that the ‘me’ in me had left. It’s crazy that no one noticed, And sad that I wasn’t there for…