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..... Sahar Raman Deep

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Poem

Only a poem can come out of nothing.. It is made of emotions, and emotions r always there!

..... Sahar Raman Deep
      12.30.15

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Celebrating Life

Why is it that poetry today is so full of sadness? It feels like no one is or has ever seen an easy day! Everyone is talking about a broken heart, unrequited love, not cared for emotions, treachery, dishonesty, unfaithfulness and know not what other negative emotions. Is this all that we have come to? Is there no hope for us? Is it all so dark?

I am more concerned about these questions for the fact that poetry in particular, and literature in general is the mirror of the society. If everybody is crying foul, who is to blame? Everybody is a victim, who is the victimizer? Have we become so engrossed with ourselves and our issues that we no longer care who the oppressor is and are taking pride in the blame game? The truth is that it is so fashionable to stand in the line of those who suffer that no one cares to introspect if he himself is not the suppressor.

Well, victim and the victimizer are both a part of our personalities. If at some point we are suffering because of someone, at the same time we are also responsible for someone else's suffering. At the same time, while I do not deny the darker side of human prodigy, I do wonder if the brighter side is altogether missing!

I once wrote on this blog that we should postpone our deaths for a little while and live for the moment. All I wanted to say was that lets stop looking at the forthcoming end and be negative. Let's begin to look at the good things and enjoy what is. There is misery, no doubt, but there is not 'only' misery. There are happy moments too. Let's celebrate them, and celebrate our lives.

.... Sahar Raman Deep
      12.26.15

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Silence and Thought

If a person is silent, it doesn't mean that he is not thinking. In fact, the opposite is true. While the mouth is not speaking, the mind is talking to itself. The more the mind thinks, the more the person is observant and sensitive. The more observant one is, more he is likely to learn new things. It all depends on his focus. He may focus on good things, for example creation; or he may become destructive.  The important thing is to think.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow. 

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year. 

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake. 
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake. 

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep. 

.... Robert Frost

(www.Poetryfoundation.org)

Creation

Creating something new is like child birth; not everyone can take the labor pain!

... Sahar RD
12.18.15

Words and Poems

Many a beautiful poems are lost in language.... Not that the words do not exist, but that they don't exist for the mind!

... Sahar Raman Deep
12.18.15

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Great Quotes ....4

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

.... Dalai Lama

A Matter of Faith

A story goes like this....

Once there was a drought and people of the city decided to gather at the local temple and pray for rain. Almost everyone from the town came, but only one child came with an umbrella!

Such is the faith! Do we have it?

Often we resolve to think positive. For example, I will win the lottery today. Yet, when we go to the store, we buy the cheapest ticket, so as to not 'lose' a lot of money. We are again not thinking of gaining. And, as the luck eventually proves that it was on our side, we repent, we should have invested more, may be a bigger prize would have been ours!

We don't even believe in ourselves. We do not need any proof of being us. How can we even think of having faith in God whose existence we are not even sure of?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Great Quotes... 3

You will not be punished for your anger,  you will be punished by your anger.

.... Gautam Buddha

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Wish

O Love!
I don't want to
Cling to You...
I just want to
Hold the experience
Of oneness and expansion
Close to my heart
Ever and forever
Which I have
When
We are together....

Monday, December 14, 2015

Great Quotes....2

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

..... Albert Einstein

Journey

Deep within, there is an ocean- ocean of Love! Dive, dive into your own Love and experience the vastness of what is You. Expand like there is no horizon, and become a tiny point, tinier than an atom, in the center of your forehead. Experience the charisma, experience the magic, experience the Whole for yourself.

Every journey, however long, begins with the first step. That one step not taken, no one ever reaches anywhere. The journey of the soul, unlike every other journey, is not a journey in time and space. Though it takes time to reach where one must go, and the body is also sitting in space. But, consciousness is free of these limits. It is said that the mind travels faster than anything else. Now it is here, caressing my hair, in a moment it is with stars, likening their light to my hair!  If such is the freedom of our consciousness at this mundane level, imagine what it would be like in the realm where there are no limitations, no boundaries, no hindrances!

Let's sit together, me and me and chat like friends for a while. Then, like lovers whose souls are one, sit in silence and enjoy the Atman (Self).

....Sahar Raman Deep
     12/14/15

Comprehending the Highest State of Consciousness

Sometimes we want to say something, but do not have words. Such are the deep seated emotions in our heart! Language fails us. The fact is that the abilities of language are so limited. We think in binaries.... Hot or cold, white or black, light or dark! Do we ever think of something which is both hot and cold? Or some color which is white as well as black? Our imagination no longer works for us!

My question, in fact, is that in the deep states of consciousness, which are also the highest ones, there are no binaries. It is all at the same time, universal- in the sense that everything is, nothing is not. So, light and darkness exist together, it's stillness and movement at the same time, senses do not work, yet are sharper than ever! How do we define this state?

Allegories and other symbols have been used since old ages, yet one thing is stressed to fully comprehend the highest state of consciousness... Experience!!!


....Sahar RD
     12/14/15

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Will I Achieve Something?

Its just a thought...not only mine but of most of us. The mind asks, "Will I be anything one day?"

And my answer to this is... "No".

One can only be something 'today'. If I am not able to be someone today, I cannot ever be. All I have is today, tomorrow never comes. Past is gone, future is yet to be. All these sayings go together. So the only valid thing I can ask myself is... "What can I be today?" The first thing I can do every morning is to ask myself this question. Next thing I may do is to decide for it, and strive whole day to make it work. I cannot say to myself that I will be th president of the US today! But yes, if I take small steps today in this direction, I certainly can be the president one day. And my goal shall be to, meet ten people today...only one step at q time.

The second thing that is important is that I end my day with a similar question...did I do today what I was supposed to do? If yes, congratulations! And the next question is.. How could I have done better?; and a resolution of using the newly acquired understanding and knowledge where ever required from now onwards. If the answer to the original question asked in the evening is a no, then the next question could be...where did I lack? What could I have done better? and instead of feeling like a failure and blaming myself, I should look for some parts of my morning resolution which were filled, or partially filled. It will give me a confidence, and a hope. It also shall provide as the stepping stone for the next day's work... And I will keep going!

So can you! It's not difficult, but easier said than done, because it needs a certain level of commitment, focus and discipline. But what can we lose in giving it a try?

... Sahar Raman Deep
     12.10.15

Victory


Today
There is
No sign of your name
Far and beyond...
Yet yesterday,
You were
A deity.

You were worshipped
By one and all
You were worshipped
By moon and stars
There was no one
Who didn't like you
Doesn't matter today
You are nothing
Despite you.

Such are
The ups and downs
Such are
The shades and suns!
O beloved of the past!
Today is like
A broken yacht.
You are not to blame
In this world
Gratitude is a shame
And
The public memory so small
Even the Greatness falls!

Yet you are peaceful
In your thought
You did the right
Even if they forgot
Tears may be
In your eyes
But your heart
Is satisfied
This is what
Means the most
Even if the world is lost.

.... Sahar Raman Deep
      12.10.15

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Grain of Sand

It's a small world...
Smaller than the word 'I'.
And I am
But a grain of sand!

... Sahar Raman Deep
12.09.15

Kiss

It's a distant memory
Years old.
No... Decades old!

In fact,
Ages old!

I didn't know you.
You were a stranger.
So was I...
An alien to myself.

When you came,
It was a sudden
Flood of Light.
...I got washed away.

When my eyes adjusted
To the new flash
You were standing there
As if
An angel had descended from heaven.
For the first time ever
I saw myself,
A new knowledge dawned...
I am.

I was still rejoicing
When the light faded away
And I was left
Standing alone in the abyss.

Millenniums later,
I stand still
Still at the same place,
In wonder,
Awe struck
Tears flowing through my eyes,
Lips as if rose,
And mind as if breeze!

No...
I do not miss you.
You are no different.
Whenever
I see my reflection,
I dance,
And I blush,
As if ,
You just kissed my lips.

....Sahar Raman Deep.
12.09.15

Musings.... 12

The only person better than you can be you.

...Sahar

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Glory

Most of the time, one is in darkness. One doesn't know what his or her blessings are, what r the strong points and sometimes, even what has been accomplished! We keep on running, running and running. All that we are focused on is running.... No goal in sight, no planning, no direction! We are like a dry leaf flowing with the wind. This is what happens when we fall from our glory!

Friends, come! Let's rise and reclaim the place which has always been our own! Let's be us... Not a drop of water in a desert!

Sahar Raman Deep
12.08.15

A moment...!

A moment is
What it takes
And from nowhere
Life springs ...!

A moment is
What it takes
And all of a sudden
There is love!

A moment is
What it takes
And lo!
It's light.

A moment is
What it takes
And see!
The flower blooms.

A moment is
What it takes
And alas!
All turns to nothingness.

Such is the blessing!
Such is the fate!

Sahar Raman Deep
Dec. 08, 2015