Guru Purnima – Poem

happy-gurupurnimasms-wishes-quotesHe changed my life when I looked into His eyes,
He showed me a fresh path ahead of me,
Without a footstep that disturbed the dust,
Nor rain and wind to rustle the trees.

I stared at this Path with His wondrous Self,
I looked into His eyes that smiled freely,
He anticipated my doubts and delusions,
All He did was walk ahead of me as if in ignorance.

I watched a doubt arise and delusion in despair,
He would turn around every time with a smile,
To check if I was still focussed,
Or was I about to lose to the wavering mind?

He stopped by a tree that was ready to blossom,
He touched the centre of my forehead,
A gust of wind appeared out of nowhere,
Stood still by the tree as if seeking permission.

It felt that now that time had stopped,
Was I about to receive the Teaching I longed for?
His compassion and mercy pierced my heart,
I had no desire but to learn of the Artist of this Art!

He didn’t utter a word nor give a sound,
Nor a sign or a hint to offer as a guide.
He closed His eyes and I followed Him,
Little did I know what was in store for me!

I got sucked into a swirling vortex
My senses defeated so who am I?
Everything came to a screeching halt,
Colours of mist appeared never seen before.

My Guru walked ahead of me on the Path,
Not because He is first and I am second.
He made sure nothing hurt me on the Path,
His feet bruised and my feet untouched.

How these visions appeared without intention,
As if the Truth felt obliged to reveal,
My Guru surrounded me yet nowhere to be seen,
What do I do amongst indescribable colours?

A blink of an eye and I was back on the Path,
The Guru with His eyes open featured beaming smile,
The gust of wind stood still like a guard,
A clap and the blossom rained from above.

The path filled with flowers and petals,
This was the moment the heavens celebrated,
Perceptions heightened accessing all dimensions,
I had finally realised who I am.

This only happens with the Guru’s grace,
The Truth comes to you not the other way round.
The Truth in fact is always here,
Do we realise its access is eternal-bound?

Without the Guru the path is dull and dark,
Even realisation will bring you pain and hurt,
Everything is smooth once the task is complete,
Until then the Guru is everything you do not seek.

He will shatter every belief you possess,
Question every ritual you do in spiritual pretence,
Create situations to test your emotions,
Losing your balance is it He that you will hold?

The Guru is the glistening Reality,
That is Self-revealing and Self-created,
It neither needs ‘me’ nor ‘you’
This is the objectivity the Guru requires.

Bliss descends upon you from the Beyond,
This is blessing from the Blissful Beloved,
Standing in front of me with no form to see,
Just a Formless Self an endless Presence.

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Post 96 – Let Life be more Mysterious

Greetings everyone!

Hope everyone is well. I have not posted something in a long time so first of all, accept my apologies.

I have been a little busy at the moment, I have been working on my new poetry book which is set to release in late July this year. I am currently in the editing stages and I am enjoying it every moment of it.

This post is a very simple one. I feel at times, life has another plan for us and we force our will on what life should be like. Why do we do this? The simple reason is because we can never be content with reality. So instead of being attentive to reality, we divert our attention and focus on what should have happen and continue to wonder how we can make it happen. The thing is your will can be achieved, what you want can be achieved and the answer lies in reality. Otherwise, you will be living in the past looking to achieve something with little clues and little motivation.

It is not a coincidence that most mystics have talked about living in the present moment. There must be something about it and from experience, I can say that it is has been beneficial for me. It has guided me to new discoveries that I wish I had discovered before. Some of you may remember that I used to do youtube videos and I stopped them a while back and then deleted them. The main reason was that my discoveries had a continuous refining quality and slowly and slowly I am becoming a new man or shall I say a more evolved being. Therefore, when it comes to spiritual matters, it is best to remain silent and then decide to speak.

At times, we think we are doing the right thing and what really is the right thing? All it is, is our limited perception. Our consciousness is limited and therefore cannot even comprehend everything life can offer. We lack both imagination and reality. We live in the past, even facts of the past and make it sound as if they have some significance for today. The only way to bliss is through contentment and balance in all circumstances. The only way to access bliss is through the present moment. Life has a lot to give to you, just do not limit it with your expectations and your unpolished vision. Be more present and your vision will be more clear.

Let life be more mysterious, answers will only make life less adventurous and more monotonous.

Love and blessings,

Rahul

My partner is…

I can’t stop thinking about my partner, my partner is beyond fault and I smile at the thought of them.

This is the problem with relationships. First of all, every human being has some faults, and only the greatest embrace their faults and even if it is told in a cryptic fashion, they will somehow admit it. You think your partner is thinking about you when they are having sex with a stranger, well, it could be anyone, your brother, your sister, your best friend, your boss or even your mother or father. I don’t think they think about the past or the future. They are in the present moment. When your partner is lying to you to hide a fault of theirs, do you think it is for your benefit? The most important aspect to look at it, what if you are that person who is hiding their faults. How can you expect a healthy relationship? Once you lie about your faults, you will need a thousand lies to cover it up or to make your relationship look like an perfect one. That is the biggest deceit of all!

The thing you want the most is control over your partner, you don’t want them to be free-minded, nor do you want them to be their own person. If they were, they would doubt you. However, if you control them, make them believe that you are the ‘ONE’ then they lose their individuality and they repress their common sense or any sense. The fact is as they are controlling you, they are not thinking about you. They don’t care about your individual growth unless it brings something to them – and that has to be a certain commodity. Very rarely have I seen a partner be very proud of their other half’s individuality and growth as a person.

This whole ‘two souls become one’ drama is a joke. How can they become one? Each partner is lying to each other and they pretend that is because they love each other. If you love each other, then be a little honest. If you have sexual feelings for another person, will you tell your partner? No way! It would create chaos. Imagine a partner saying to you, go on and do it with the other person! Then as a human, you will begin to doubt. Why are they allowing me such freedom? They must have done something. It is a game, a game to catch each other out. As you try to catch her out, she is trying to catch you out and as you are hiding something, she is hiding something.

If you cannot be honest nor can you be open with your partner, or even ex-partner, whatever the consequences are, you deserve their reactions to it. You may hate it but then you brought it upon yourself. Be honest, give freedom and trust me by giving freedom, no partner will take you for a ride unless you are expecting them to give you a ride. Hence, no partner is beyond fault, they are full of them. You may see beyond them as you continuously love the early days of romance, but when you see their ugly side then you will cry and say what was I thinking!

And of course you will smile at the thought of them, for now. Live a little longer, know their habits and suddenly you will hate them. Ask anyone in long-term relationships, in marriages, do they honestly love their partners? No. But they are good to have at home. They are dependent on each other. It is the dependence that has stopped the growth of relationships to reach their potential. How long can you continue to wear that scar of a smile on your face? The beginning phase of a relationship is the best because nothing is affecting it. Later on, society will get involved, religion will get involved, family will get involved, friends will get involved and now it is not a relationship of two becoming one, or even of two people but a relationship that is now a massive orgy. You don’t need anyone’s approval but your own individuality’s approval.

A relationship is only a relationship when you can be your own being, your own self and then with your partner,  you see the common grounds and you strengthen those, you use those for the bad times. You see the differences in your partner and see their relation to you. Sometimes being with the person who is opposite is a very good thing. That person may push you in ways to become a better individual. They may see things that you cannot see. But the person who is normally the opposite has to be an individual too. If they are, they will push you to achieve your own individuality. They will warn you of the flaws or dangers but they will not control you or restrict you. I only praise those relationships where I see two individuals. Who are living their own lives but together in their growth, on their paths, finding out that their destination in their own individual freedom is the same as the other.

So the statement above can be true but embrace your partners’ individuality and see the beauty that begins to blossom in the relationship.

Stay blessed,

Rahul N Singh

Ps. For those thinking I had just got a girlfriend…I’m sorry! I prefer to stay single and I love my individual freedom.

Quest of life

The quest of life remains open to question,
Why is it asking a question creates hesitations?
Life is a quest for simple answers
A true genius remains a freelancer.

The soul of Yours and mine has to roam,
The quest goes from my home to Your Home.
My people do you feel down and out now,
Is your heart feeling extremely low?

The answer is to meditate on the Lord,
The Lord is your shield and your sword.
Meditate and grab your knowledge,
In adversity I’ll remember you and that’s my pledge.

You have to figure what upsets you,
Most likely the findings will be true.
Where is my life going to end?
Or is death simply a new bend?

I am worried about leaving this world,
But can I face death when it finally calls?
Is death as cold as I imagine it to be?
Or is it simply sitting by a wishing tree?

My questions have no answer today,
For death is my soul’s only way.
What happens after death is no issue,
But God shut me down without a cue.

Having embraced the worst possibility,
Being in Your Presence will be my reality.
The dream is a reality and the reality is a dream,
The Lord and myself will one day become a team.

Lots of love and God bless

Rahul N Singh