Friday, June 15, 2007

Spirituality and byond!

Walk I did along the path

Walk I did along the path in front of the temple

Scores of people praying to the almighty

Some asked for wealth

Some asked for health

And here I was confused…wealth or health?

For I could not take my eyes off

Of a young girl in tattered clothes

Motherless, foodless, yet I talk of spirituality

People talk of recitations, people talk of piligrimages.

What they do not talk of is of helping the poor

People talk of cars, people talk of dollars

What they do not talk of are the needy

Perhaps they themselves are needy

Of the cars and the dollars!

Walk I did along the path.

Wonder did I on whether my 1 rupee

Will make the difference

For a young kid whose asset was

A rupee till that day!

But what I did see behind me

Brought tears to the kids eyes

For there were people

Beyond my eyesight could penetrate

Standing behind me

Waiting for me to move on!

Satisfied I walked back..

Knowing that the kid had a penny worth a meal!

Force I cannot to others to do what I did

But suggest I can to help the poor

For that is the true path to spirituality

Not uttering recitations or visiting temples

Help the needy…

God will help you when you need…

The true path towards spirituality

Is by helping humanity

4 comments:

Maggi said...

profound dada.

Filarial said...

sooper da..

mananth said...

yeah..thatz the mistake people make..that u help and
God will help you..only when humans start helping others without expecting in return..then u tell me!!! i am not being a critic to ur writing..but to the idea..whatever is done to others..itz done in expectation that something would be done for us..somewhere..by somebody!!!

nishant said...

your rupee might just be a drop int he ocean but the ocean would be less without that drop!!! So your rupee will certainly make a ocean of difference....its very thought provoking.....But you know what...giving a rupee is encouraging the poor to beg....Instead if you are really well off you may as well sponsor the child for education and mundane expenses.....