That enticing unearthliness
Guided me instant by instant
When I embarked on my journey
Unnoticed by intelligent men.
Unfailing in my steadfastness
I was on my way night and day.
Intuition tiptoed after me
Seasons came and left languidly.
When Nature witnessed my progress
All in one voice sang in chorus
“Hail your one in a hundred options
O, we could also go with you!”
Delusion kept calling me but
Could not restrain my onward march.
Starry skies conveyed their greetings
Bade me all endearing good luck.
Those thousand and odd earthly strings
That fastened me to my bearings
Keeping me in bondage for life
Started unbinding one by one.
Those frequent unwelcome visitors
And nagging, throbbing pains in me
Which tormented me off and on
Faded and left me forever.
That limited reach of intelligence
Its misrule of which I was proud
Had got me entangled in vain
With criss-crossing maze of knowledge.
Such awful, odious inhibitions
Which for sure when I bathed them in
Lucid air of introspection
Mutated to enlightenment.
There was no craving for comfort
No pleasure or pain, neither despair
Except an urging ray of hope
In my innermost consciousness.
My five senses, strong impulses
That ruled over my existence
Retracted inwards like mystics
And took refuge in subconscious.
That meaningless insidious grin
Which lingered often on my lips
Exhibiting mundane happiness
Vanished in humble resplendence.
Though till then I was in this world
As one could see me in person
In fact I could not see my self
But sure could peep inside of me.
Ah! There was that beaming beacon
Deep and sublime, all by itself
Flashing inside my vacant heart
Since it was an empty igloo.
Then, as I heard someone calling
My soul thrilled, that it could sour up
In space, unbounded Sunyata
To that omniscient Nothingness!
But… Oh my earthly lady love!
Why did you disengage my dream?
Tell me why you shook my shoulder?
You should have left me to my luck.
Was it you that said, “Get up – – – up?”
O Lord! Let that reverie be blessed
Let me be one with Nothingness.
Om-Allah! Amen! Om-Allah!