Monday, July 14, 2014

Trust Eternal Beauty

In the Infinity of the universe,
Trust Beauty exists,
Beyond your comprehension
Before you even think or are aware,
Your Deep desire are fulfilled !
Trust this super power,
Flows through you at times,
Feel immersed in it!
And feel light & loved.
Tomorrow will be beautiful,
Just as today is,
Yesterday was !
In this same trust,
Go and desire your dream,
The best will happen,
I know,
You know,
I’m just making you aware,
Take care !

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Loving Tokyo

Away in Tokyo,
Life is like a Yo Yo !
There are ups and downs,
But mostly Smiles and a few frowns!
Away from home so very far way,
Yet in a way,
It is nice and good,
Despite, challenges of vegetarian food!
Struggling to find what is "cheese"
And not beef/meat in disguise.
Risks of not knowing Japanese,
Never leaves life at ease!
Doing your own dishes,
And ironing your own clothes,
Doing your breakfast & dinner,
Aren't such a big bother.
When I can  eat lots of brocollis,
Ashparagus s & also zuccinis!
And try some fancy Matcha ice-cream,
It is like living life in a dream.
That  starts on a joyride (train) to office,
People busy on phones, but at peace,
Smartly dressed commuters,
Not to miss the high heeled travelers
Gracious octogenarians,
Japanese are all good Samaritans.
Small kids with happy faces,
Remove all your life’s stresses.
It is a happy start to everyday !
As I commute on  Ikegami line, from Osaki Hirokoji
And reach Futako-Tamagawa on Oimachi.
Trains runs with clock-work precision,
On time always to my destination.
On 16th floor at Synopsys!
On visitors desk 16-137,
The breathtaking view of Tokyo Skyline,
Sky-scrappers and roads so serpentine,
Being in Japan reveals itself
(With “arigato gozaimasu(Thank you)” music all over !)
And friendly/polite people,
(It is all Kudasai/onegaishmashu (please) )
As I discover them and myself
In this journey with them !
In the land of the rising sun, 日本 Nihon

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Be Yourself

You are beautiful the way you are,
 It is not important how many care,
You are just the right piece,
Don’t feel life to be on a precipice!
Needing your careful attention at all times,
Let loose, become one that naturally thrives.
Effortlessly, without special care,
Like you breath air !

It is OK to be have some weakness,
It is OK to not stand up to everyone’s measure of goodness!
You are good, rather the BEST the way you are,
And no one in the world can certify there !
Live your life at your terms,
Listen everyone, but have your values firm.
Ignore all the mumbo jumbo,
They don’t need your attention,
 Life wasn’t meant to be full of so much tension.

 It was intended to be a joyful journey,
 But did you decide on the right tourney!

If not,
Don’t purse your brow,
Act now !

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Today is my day!

Just a nice way to start a day, a week and the Month of April :) Congratulations everyone for completing yet another day, week, month! Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. ~Groucho Marx

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Present Moment Living

Isn’t it always like any other day. Yes, we think so but deep down it never is.

Normal ordinary saturday late afternoon was no more sleeping in the afternoon and dreaming or planning the evening. We were shaken to the present moment by shouts of “Uncle!”, “Uncle” to learn from her friend that Vrinda (my 8 year old) has injured herself in the swing and bleeding profusely. Minutes later we were driving her to Apollo hospital to take care of a deep cut on the upper lip and I knew sutures were inevitable. Surprisingly me and wife maintained stoic and kept my daughter as much calm too, while we drove!

We had Vrinda’s class friend’s father (Mr. Srinivas- Oncologist surgeon) waiting for us at Apollo. He was at the end of his day’s work (read weekend) and stayed around longer for us. It din’t take long for him to suggest that she need to get suture’s done. It meant general anesthesia, it meant a visit to the operation theatre, it meant some tricky time with a small kid. Thankfully, a known doctor’s presence saw us through the rigmarole rather rapidly.

Yet there were ordinary humans like us whose kids, parents, spouses must have been waiting for the folks to come home at the fag end of the day-rather week! And we had streched everyone’s time yesterday evening! Add 5 hours of some serious forced present moment living (and probably some delving in the past when I mentally ran through so so many gratefulness ) when all that became important was to see all this went through smoothly.

I saw the universe’s perfection in everything. I saw how the whole scene played out and I saw how I could stay calm all along because I trusted this perfection and knew that everything will fall in place like the jig-saw puzzle. I saw how the universe arranged for all kinds of help as was needed. Yet, I saw all this was part of the everyday melee of life, and one should therefore take life as it comes.

While waiting at the lounge for her turn at the OT and thereafter I realized the fragility of life. I was shaken to the present moment! I was grateful for being alive. I was grateful to the thousands, maybe millions of people around me. I was grateful that Vrinda’s friend’s father chose to stay another 5 hours at then end of his weekend (he was about to go home), and so many others, nurses, caretakers, anesthesist, helpers, billing people, security, everyone who kept the show running so that someone somewhere need them, they were always there.

I also realized that why do we plan so much we couldn’t even keep the promise of making pav-bhaji in the evening that we did only a few hours before.

We sure need to value life ! I’m wonderful and thankful to be alive the way I’m . … and you can easily substitute “I” with “we” – but to mean it requires little practice & conviction.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Woke up to a beautiful day!
Mentally ran through all that I had to say.
Thanked Him that I was alive
While I brought together both hand's five
And bowed to the mighty Universe
A routine, I don't need to rehearse.

I sat down for Yoga exercise,
And my sister's phone then rang precise
While I talked to her, I saw three friends,
Walking up to the tennis courts.
Mentally figured, I can team up for a quick doubles
Dressed & just the racquet I was at the nets.
And in the last game, as I received the serve
I lost my nerve,
Missed the ball,
Had a great fall,
I was in pain, but not in disdain,
Rolled the wrists and was up again.
Later, I drove to the airport hotel,
Injured hand reminding me of pain so subtle.

But as I reached back to office,
I realized plain optimism won't suffice
My hand needed medical attention,
I needed a car with automatic transmission
As my left hand won't easily grip the gear.
But I drove bravely & carefully without fear.
To home of course,
And without any remorse
Reminding at all times of the higher good,
Fully in the present moment I stood.

My wife was ready to take me to the doctor,
Missing her office was a small factor
Moments like this reminds of your spouses,
And your heart felt gratefulness,
To their total commitment and care.
We waited dourly four an hour.

The moment of truth wasn't far away,
As I was through with the X-Ray
The wrist hit hard as a matter of fact
The boat shaped bone (scaphoid) took the impact.
Yes, I had the fractured wrist
Got plastered without any twist.
And I am staying that way
For six weeks, without naysay.

Now as I type with one hand,
I haven't for a second,
Complained for my state,
Or cursed my fate,
I'm focussing on my inside,
To understand this change of tide
While friends, family worry,
I'm on a journey of self discovery

Monday, September 12, 2011

Need something deeper!

The pattern again repeats
My life's peace it steals,
And I'm banged to reality,
Yes, I am not made for this worldly frivolity!

I dont want to get hurt by this world so meaner,
I need something deeper,
So, that I can be with my seat of eternal joy,
And not waste my time with this flesh-form toy

I was just born to touch people's lives,
No not make them my emotional bee-hives.
I want them to rise above the multitudes,
And myself not seek for their gratitudes.