With fate crumbling and tumbling,
Oscillating between doubt and despair,
Humanity is plodding its way, rising and falling,
Towards Nirvana, so unreachable, so unfathomable.
We are all slaves in one way or the other,
Slaves of heartless masters,
Slaves of mangled temptations,
Of unbridled desires,of cults,
Of beliefs, gurus and blind faith,
Of addictions and impending disasters
Where the great spiritual geniuses have faded
And religious leaders are suffering from amnesia,
Forgetting the balance they need to preserve
For the welfare and progress of humanity.
In the pursuit of wealth and comfort,
Man forgot that he has a mind,
Drowned in the ocean of wants and needs,
He forgot that he has a heart
And forgetting the reasons of his existence,
He forgot that he has a soul.
The chains kept suffocating him
And he kept ignoring the chains.
Used to his state of slavery,
He forgot about his freedom.
If only man knew about the powers of his mind,
The bounty of his heart and the depth of his soul,
He would never allow himself to sink
In decay and dereliction, losing all vibrancy.
In his selfishness, he forgot about his innate generosity,
In his coldness, he ignored mankind’s vulnerability
And in his ignorance, he forgot about the indomitable
Spirit and versatility of man……….alas!
Having no eyes to see the chains around
Is one thing
And having eyes and seeing the chains of slavery
And doing no effort to liberate oneself
Is definitely another thing.
O slavery! when will you be abolished?
O man! when will you free yourself?