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I kept wandering in the pursuit of happiness that never had any definitey.
I was surrounded by the maddening chatter of desires that robbed me of my serenity.
I kept looking for flaws in others to prove my superiority.
I was an obnoxious, boisterous trumpet busy in singing laurels in self-praise, deprived of humility.
I invested myself to the extent of immersion in the worldly ties that costed me my sobriety.
I propelled higher in the skies of baseless egos and crude pride that I lost connection with the reality.
I was absorbed by the frivolous vanity of material charms that left me with insanity.
I let my greed take over my senses and I became nefarious and lost even my humanity leave aside divinity.
I was flowing with the directionless wind until I encountered – Failure, Old Age, Illness & Death – Teachers who teach everyone without disparity.
I soon yet quite lately realised that I was so far indulged in a mirage hunt that never existed even remotely.
I now stood as a silent spectator, witnessing the changing masks, perhaps the real faces – shedding down inhibitions and civility.
I was baffled at first, agitated, and finally struck by melancholy to see everything moving away from my proximity.
I crumbled down like a brittle wall and wailed hard that echoed within, digging up and unearthing the dormant soul resting under the debris of mistaken identity.
I was now bound to listen to the resonating call of my true companion that completely shook me first with remorse only to bring tranquillity.
I realised the riches I amassed throughout never comforted me, contrary to that delight dwelled in a charity that has never been my priority.
I always had a safe distance from compassion while arrogance choreographed my relations that weathered away in the face of a calamity.
I, now a solitary reaper of venomous fruits of bitter seeds of my deeds quizzed my companion to suggest a way if any that leads to liberty.
I overheard as my companion whispered to my heart “seek forgiveness and salvation from the ever compassionate Almighty”.
I was again left in the lurch ” how shall I go about seeking the ultimate one and escape from the world and its duplicity.
I was startled when a voice echoed from within “shall I call you ignorant or address as innocent? Still searching out, paying no heed to the one residing in you since eternity”.
I stood sans commotion, letting the silence speak eloquently to and within me, taking the charge of my senses for the first time in a while now and soaking in the tranquillity.
I felt the warmth of my tears drenching my barren heart as his words are aiding cultivation of compassion & righteousness that would yield the crop of wisdom, the profit of salvation, making soul opulent, and lofty.
I latched onto the light of truth, dispelled the fog of ignorance that enveloped my being, the cluster that insidiously gripped me is losing its ground, a life that seemed enigmatic is now deriving it’s meaning while rediscovering its beauty!!!