Various interpretations of the mystic poet Rumi's work by poetry lovers are compiled into this post.
published in The Asian Weekly, Edition 582 ( 29th Oct to 4th Nov 2021) The Festival of LightsBy Sikiladi It’s time once again to be celebratingEach Hindu household’s spring cleaningDharma teaches hygiene and clean livingAlong with prayers and family gathering The festival of Lights brings sorts of delightsMithai and traditional farsan tasty bitesThe rows of … Continue reading The Festival of Lights
A visit to the Holy City of Vrindavan opened up a new chapter to the book of life. Besides being a city of temples it is also a city of Widows. This poem is the poet's reflection of her visit at Maitri Ghar Widhwa Ashram.
Gratitude fills the heart as you realize how much a Teacher matters in your life.
I wondered whose little kids were these
And how could their mothers be at peace
Having left them alone to survive
Causing their motherhood a deprive
Were they cruel, were they unjust?
Were they dead or bowed to painful thrust?
Our human minds are conditioned from a young age to the fluctuating practice of faith. Parents teach their children to pray every day which seems a good habit. The same parents, when in crisis increase the prayers, make special offerings on their gains or their child’s success, and in adverse situation speak out loud that they even fasted or made special offerings yet they didn’t get the required results. What are the young minds being conditioned into while witnessing such so called flexibility of faith.