‘We’ are the Veda..

Dedicated to Dwai for triggering this

In the million years earth has held sway
So many beings have come and gone away
Like the train of thoughts in your brain
Matter and Beings appear, vanish in vain

Does a thought try to understand the brain..?
They appear, interact and disappear again..
Universe is the brain; ‘beings’ are just another thought
The ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘Us’, ‘them’ exist not

A body, brain, heart all its thoughts and actions
Are just Universe’s knowledge tiny fractions
A tiny knowledge fraction may aspire the whole
Even infinite expansion reaches not the goal

Like thoughts resonate, evolve a rhyme
We, the knowledge fractions, grow over time
Grow the fractions; Forget the ‘whole’
Brahman is the ‘path’ to Atman, the Soul..

A body that knows the ‘brahman’ in it
Evolves its knowledge bit by bit..
Yes, fractions can never reach the whole
Let increasing knowledge be our goal..

-TBT

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12 Replies to “‘We’ are the Veda..”

  1. what is complete
    can never be cleaved
    it can’t be mixed
    it can’t be sieved

    what our true nature is
    is a big surprise
    to know it
    only is to recognize

    that which tries to grow
    from parts to a whole
    is nothing but two points
    on an infinite pole

    know that infinite beam
    of lightless light
    and all struggles will disappear
    without any fight

    There is nothing to learn
    there is nothing to know
    just be here now
    and become the glow

    The ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘Us’, ‘them’ exist
    but not as you might gather
    they are like waves in an ocean
    But are nothing apart from water

  2. Waves in an ocean are not just water
    They differ by the Wind that goes after..
    Hold, wind is not the real starter
    It’s sun that makes the air hotter..

    But no, sun is not the reason either
    Causing the waves to diverge and differ…
    The difference in heating of land and ocean
    Is what sets the winds in motion..

    Spacetime bending burns the sun
    Spacetime bending causes tides to turn
    Bending of spacetime to energy is dharma
    On which stands the different Rta..

    Spacetime is 1/4th of Purusha the great
    In which manifests prakrti, the mate
    This Purusha once stood ten inches tall..
    From its expansion manifested all..

    Purusha expands to know Prakrti;
    Spacetime bends to know energy
    Protons come to know each other
    Their fusion produces newer matter

    Knowledge of light produces heat that flow
    Knowledge of heat causes wind to blow
    Knowledge of wind causes the waves in water
    ‘To know’ is at the root of this visible quarter..

    From that root has grown this eternal tree
    Whose leaves are knowledge like you and me..
    May be science calls us all just entropy..
    Of these, who wants to know is the Rishi..

    -TBT

  3. Sometimes it helps
    If we don’t stretch an example
    Else we run the risk
    Of making a novel out of the preamble

    Waves and water
    Or pots and clay
    They are just means
    To drive our ignorance away

    Taken in moderation
    Food is a medicine
    When overdone
    It can cause indigestion

    😉

  4. Waves and Water is not the story
    It was a simple starting point of entry
    Go beyond the branches, leaves and the shoot
    Travel through to the message on the ‘root’

    Well, waves of water are not the same
    Knowledge of wind is a differentiating game
    Knowledge of wind causes the waves in water
    ‘To know’ is at the root of this visible quarter..

    -TBT

  5. Where is the root
    and where are the branches
    when all is awareness
    this and that collapses

    the countless beings
    and their countless things
    are like children of a barren mother
    like tigers with wings

    to know this
    is to know the mirage
    which doesn’t disappear
    even after your realize

    nothing ever happened
    and nothing will happen yet
    all things seem to materialize
    and subsequently de-manifest

    dreams within dreams
    even the universe’s mind
    is not apart from “I’, “You”, “Us”, “Them”
    of the infinite kind

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed this kavya bout, not merely because it is between two good friends, one a confirmed advaiti and the other a young man who is never tired of the potential to find ancient meanings in the continuing evolution of modern science. I find a rare ability in the two gentlemen to stick to some old values in English verse such as a reasonable amount of rhyming, which are no longer bothered about in modern blank verse. This at short notice is kAvya chAturya of a very high order. Congratulations gentlemen. You are inspiring!

  7. A thought knows itself as a fraction
    Connects with others to perform action
    Awareness is knowing one’s place and position
    That drives the Universe’s evolution..

    When fractions are aware they are apart
    They bind, merge and form a ‘part’
    Awareness means acting on information
    Not cocooning inside on one’s imagination

    Tree is all leaves when floating in the air
    Come down near to see branches if you care
    The real knower is one who goes forth
    Explores the branches to the root up north

    Don’t float in the air Krishna says
    That’s his message in so many ways
    The tree he talks of is neither image nor mirage
    It is what we see in a floating adage

    -TBT

  8. Don’t float in the air Krishna says
    That’s his message in so many ways
    The tree he talks of is neither image nor mirage
    It is what we see in this ‘floating in air’ adage

  9. A thought is just an object
    an ephemeral chimera of the mind
    if you let it be by itself
    it won’t disturb you, you’ll find.

    The knower witnesses the world
    in the form of thoughts
    that which changes is an appearance
    and that which doesn’t is not.

    thoughts, they keep changing
    almost second by second
    the knower that is ever present
    is the one without a second

    Krishna told of four ways
    with which you can realize the knower
    who lives within your very heart
    the eternal luminosity within the lotus flower

    The roots of this wondrous tree of life
    lies in this luminous heart
    without this nothing can ever be
    and from it, nothing is ever apart

  10. Yes, a thought is just an ephemeral chimera of the mind
    if you let it be by itself, it won’t disturb you, you’ll find.
    Thoughts are horses left free to graze all over
    Sacrifice them to gain the knowledge power..

    Yes, the knower witnesses the world in the form of thoughts
    that which changes is an appearance and that which doesn’t is not.
    You, me, the matter and beings of Universe are those thoughts
    There is nothing in the Universe that is not..

    Yes, we, the thoughts, keep changing almost second by second
    May be the knower that is ever present is the one without a second
    For the thoughts not know the knower’s presence
    Says nAsadIya “Either full or partial is the ignorance”

    “vistarena atmano yogam vibhutim ca janardana” was the Prashna
    “aham atma gudakesa sarva-bhutasaya-sthitah” says the Krishna
    If krishna got seated in the human ‘Heart’ alone,
    Will not lungs, liver, kidney, brain bemoan..?

    The roots of this wondrous tree of life is not inside us
    But that help us reach there are our thoughts-bus
    But yes, in every cell, in every DNA, in every atom and its nucleus
    In every matter and energy forms Brahman, the evolution resides..

    -TBT

    1. Inside or outside are mere conveniences
      There is only that one without a second
      This and that are also just appearances
      To know this alone is to comprehend

      The luminous heart
      in which the lord resides
      Can be found
      Neither inside nor outside

      When inside and outside
      Are mere illusions
      Why then are they so caught up
      In these chimeric delusions?

      What you think we are
      Simply cannot be found
      Anywhere in the cosmos
      Or within DNA, RNA, mitochondrion profound.

      We ARE the universe
      In all its glorious forms
      You and I are saying the same thing
      Just the words don’t seem to conform

      That which understands
      And formulates counter-posited verses
      Verily that alone is the eternal truth
      That underlies all the fantastic universes

  11. All the matter and beings in the Universe
    With the brahman inside all of us
    Are evolving thoughts of that Atman
    Neither an illusion nor a delusion..

    Like thoughts that combine and form wisdom
    Matter combines to form physical/chemical/biological ‘system’
    Aham-kAra makes systems with some ‘inherent’ property
    We, I, You, Self are mere labels of inherent identity..

    Shunya (spacetime vacuum) always has two sides
    Inside is all energy; Matter is all outside
    What is not found in the energy, matter or any part
    Why is it Lotus, Luminous or a Heart..?

    When positive charges accumulate in the cloud
    By default, negative charges induce in the ground
    Lightning strike between counter-posited verses
    Is the nature of evolution in the Universe..

    The eternal truth is all behind
    We may know or not know of its kind
    Bound by karma that evolves the faculties
    Brahman, the evolution is is the only reality

    -TBT

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