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The blind enlightened

The blind enlightened

Born with the cries and eyes closed,
Feeding on mother’s breast helpless,
An infant was born to the Brahma’s laws ill-defined,
Shattered by the forces of nature, merciless.

The blind-one knew not, there was no one to call his own,
Led by the laws of Karma to be thrashed, unfaltering,
Between the banks of pleasures and pains unknown,
Looking high unto heavens, a seeker was born, faltering.

The Guru, visible, who is filled with smiles and blessedness
Held the one who is blind, caressing with love and gentleness,
Said, my child, there is the Light and Love already within uncovered
Sheltered by selflessness and sacrifice for the Truth to be rediscovered.

The blind one, at once, felt released
The bonds of ignorance being shattered,
Being led into the heaven of the blessed
The blind one, at the end, enlightened.

— Sridhar