From gross to the subtle


The earth is mine
So the water, air, fire and space.
They hold me,
Sustain my existence and
Let me move ahead
With my infinite journey towards infinity
Many births I have taken
Many lives I have lived
Many deaths I have died
They have been with me since ages
Preparing me for that ultimate moment.

As and when I come
They come and combine,
Give me a beautiful body
Mind and intellect
To think and assess,
Enable consciousness under the veil
To come out, observe and deduct
And arrive at the truth
It is the body
Through which consciousness is manifested.
Sans a physical body no evolution is possible.

I am earth, water, air, fire and space
I am the body, I am the mind and intellect
Yet I am much above these
I am the pure consciousness
Having no beginning, no end
But it is the physical form
That makes way for the journey
From body, mind, intellect to consciousness.
From mundane to the Divine
From pain and sorrow to bliss
From death to immortality

I love my body
Hope it will carry me
Till I realise and
Go beyond it

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©
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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem, Destiny poets, Different truths,

3 thoughts on “From gross to the subtle

  1. Amita Paul

    This poem reminds me of the words of the Bishop to the Convict in Norman Mckinnel’s 1908 play , ‘ The Bishop’s Candlesticks ‘ towards the very end :
    “ Remember , my son , that the body is the Temple of the Living God.”

  2. Madhumathy

    The poem emphatically reaffirms the relationship between the spiritual and physical how it is facilitated through our consciousness.


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