Saturday, 23 February 2013


~ Manaswini Bhalla
What determines it? My mood.
Who controls if I am happy or sad?

Why am I sometimes centered, sometimes not?
Peaceful and awake, but sometimes I sloth.

Nice fragrance or something  to eat?
Soothing music or when someone says something sweet?

Knowledge makes me aware and so does a good run
They help me connect with myself and become one

But then what determines what I do?
Who chooses one from the two?

Something gets affected by what I do.
But there is something that determines what I choose?

Is the one that chooses the same as the one that acts?
Why don't they communicate? And why does the former slack?

Why does the former slack? What does it need?
When will it always be up? What should I feed?

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

That thing called Love...

"Let love be. Don't give it a name." This is one of my all-time favorite quotes by Sri Sri.

And, since this is a poetry blog, here is a 'love-poem' by the Master Himself:

If I had to promise you something, what would it be?
I can’t promise that you would always be comfortable…
Because comfort brings boredom and discomfort.

I can’t promise that all your desires will be fulfilled…
Because desires whether fulfilled or unfulfilled bring frustration.

I can’t promise that there will always be good times…
Because it is the tough times that make us appreciate joy.

I can’t promise that we will be rich or famous or powerful…
Because they can all be pathways to misery.

I can’t promise that we will always be together…
Because it is separation that makes togetherness so wonderful.

Yet if you are willing to walk with me,
If you are willing to value love over everything else ~

I promise that this will be the most rich and fulfilling life possible.
I promise your life will be an eternal celebration,
I promise you I will cherish you more than a king cherishes his crown,
And I shall love you more than  a mother loves her newborn.

If you are willing to walk into my arms,
If you are willing to live in my heart,
You will find the one you have waited forever….
You will meet yourself in my arms…
I promise.

H.H. Sri Sri Ravishankar