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

20 thoughts on “The blind enlightened

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . *** Poem of the Month..Listen to the Whirlwind – Ogunjimi James Taiwo..***..In the Category of Highly Commended,(tabulated alphabetically)..** (The) Blind enlightened – Sridhar Karanam **…** Eye my soul – Reena Prasad **…** Jesus at the Well – Phil Martin **…** Sand bank – Madhumita Ghosh **…** They Name is Holy -Kiriti Sengupta **…** Tripping – Suzanne Parlee **…** When words fail you – Neha Verma **…** Wild Leaf – Tapeshwar Prasad **…** (A) Wilting Tree – Milon Moksedul **…** Window to my soul – Jan Phillips **…** (A) Woe-Man-1 – Diwakar Pokhriyal **…** Yellowing pages – Sunil Sharma **…

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    1. Sridhar Post author

      Unable to express in words, wow! I’m very glad,
      For choosing this poem, ‘The Blind Enlightened’,

      An’ letting in the ‘Category of Highly Commended,’
      All are welcome to share your words, warm an’ kind.

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  2. Lopa Banerjee

    This is such a touching, enlightening poem! Thank you for sharing with us your unique, powerful vision!

    looking forward to more,
    Best,
    Lopa.

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