In Pursuit of Perfection

Swami Swaroopananda
Swami Swaroopananda giving the talk at Oshwal Centre, Nairobi

He came to lead from ignorance to sense

This was no by the way occurrence

The Swami came with his own stride

Wisdom from the Geeta being his might


The lesson was in pursuit of perfection

Devotees came with their dedication

Imperfection had to be understood first

Perfection lies in the Nature’s crust


Acceptance of things good and bad

Experiences all that your life has had

Together becoming your likes and dislikes

Unwavering mind and thought alike


“Being Happy comes from within”, he said

Your true joy is free from outer world mad

Invoked it gives you a glow in all perfect state

A sense of well-being, love and peaceful slate


The truth is the essence of everything and being

To discover this truth is to discover perfection

Live not in compulsion of desires and comforts

Feel fulfilled and content in life’s perfection


Take a lesson from the serene timid tortoise

Withdraw senses and gain meditative poise

Move away from desires those do distract

And witness attractions withdraw in a noble act


Live a life of oneness and unison in delight

Without any likes, dislikes or any spite

Equipoise be the mind and intellect thine

Swaroopananda teaches to rise and shine


Swami Swaroopananda the Global Head of Chinmaya Mission conducted a series of talks titled “In Pursuit of Perfection” in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2019. Above poem is a short narrative as understood from the talks which were explanations by the great Swami from the Chapter 2 of Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta.


Published in The Asian Weekly


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