NIRVANA


Past weekend was quite unlike others. I was completely at ease basking in the warmth of winter’s sunlight. I had no plans of going along with friends etc. Actually this was my much needed break because since Diwali all my weekends were occupied with parties, shopping, visiting relatives & other places & so on. So I was quite happy that I would be all by myself on this one. And yes my expectations were met & I spent the weekend lazily….sleeping, eating & chatting on phone. I did read a spiritual book and you know what it influenced me quite a lot. If you haven’t guessed it till now I must tell that it did set me on the retrospect mode plus inspired me to write such an offbeat few lines.
Enjoy it & don’t complain that length of my posts is shortening day by day.
(Engineers only stress on quality hmm & not quantity)




As I tread on this lonely path, I search that glimpse of happiness.
As I make the move, I look for the guiding light.
As I wink my eyes, I verify I didn’t ignore the blessing.
As I take rest, I hope I didn’t miss the opportunity
Tired & weary as I move on & on, I realize that there’s no end & there I see the infinity.
And then slowly I get the ANSWERS, slowly I find my decision.
Now …I would
Neither seek nor search.
Neither desire nor gain
Neither wish nor shout
Neither find nor attain.
Now…I’ve found my NIRVANA.

P.S It’s just the influence of the book & I haven’t left worldly ties so don’t worry for the NIRVANA thing.

61 comments:

CяystąL

Nirvana's songs are really good :P

But which book are ya talking about??

Hemanth Potluri

its good to read ur weekend arunima :)..u must have a gr8 time reading the book :)...

its good to read ur poem to :)..have a gr8 week ahead ..:)..

urs..hemu..

santoshi

short and sweet post.

Arunima

@Crystal
Well don't confuse this post with the Nirvana songs or vatevr & this post has nothing much 2 do vid the book .
All I wanted 2 say was that on reading the book I felt like writing these lines.

BTW the book was Monk who sold his Ferrari.

Arunima

@Hemu
thank u dear 4 the praise & 4 the weekend wishes bt its jst Monday 2day, weekend is far off.
:)

Arunima

@Santoshi
Thankooo
:)

Ria

nice post. reflects a lot of calm and serenity. :) Beautifully written poem.

sawan

**Engineers only stress on quality hmm & not quantity

i liked it :P

thats an amazing poem!hope the book is gona help u out to release stress at work :)

Keshi

WOW did u write this for me Arunima? Cos this is exactly how I feel...tired and weary of the infinity that I see.


**Neither seek nor search.
Neither desire nor gain
Neither wish nor shout
Neither find nor attain.
Now…I’ve found my NIRVANA.


I know...that'll be ultimate bliss but can we even get close to that when we r all mangled in this materialistic world? I can only dream of it but I know I cant attain it in this life.


Keshi.

Arv

Hiya... Looks like that was a good book mate... glad you had a nice relaxing weekend :)

take care... cheers...

Arunima

@Ria
Ya dear....
thank u.

Arunima

@Sawan
oh gr8 u picked the most unusual line...(may b coz u 2 r 4m Tech domain)


Thank U dear.

Arunima

@Keshi
Ohh cutie pie....that's so sweet of u.

>>I can only dream of it but I know I cant attain it in this life.

ya dear we can't attain it coz before that there r lot of responsibilities that we hold towards our family, frenz n the world.
Once we r done vid it v can at least try 2 tread 4 that bliss ahead.

*****Hugs*****

Arunima

@Arv
yeah...it was a relaxed one.
:)

Neha Maheshwari

I liked the post very much!!!!!!!!!!
Some one is g2g better or i shoul say best day by day!!!!!!!!!!

Keshi

but when will we be done with the bonds? I mean family n friends kinda bonds, not the Bonds undies lol!


Keshi.

mayz

hmmm a step twds self actualization...me likes :)

**Neither seek nor search.
Neither desire nor gain
Neither wish nor shout
Neither find nor attain.

but isnt nirvana also abt searching n attaining??

but none d less i love d lines u have penned down

PRASHANT SINGH

Ya thats a Nice book.
here is a funny( or may be Profound )observation. read these 3lines


from your Blogger profile
"I am a dreamer & no writer by skills"

from this post
"I must tell that it did set me on the retrospect mode"

My fave line from the book(page 40)

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens"

Happy Awakening!! :)

Arunima

@Neha
Thanks dearie & HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 u again.

Arunima

@Keshi
Yeah lady... v can nvr shirk off these bonds. But we can accommodate other things with them, isn't it.

Arunima

@Mayz
Hey dear thanks.

>>but isnt nirvana also abt searching
Yups it is.....& that search is for ones own self, for higher level of existence & awakening.

In my poem I meant attainment/search of materialistic things.

But I am glad that you read it so keenly.

*****LOL*****

Arunima

@Prashant
Man....nw this is called observation.
Hey I hope u don't do code reviews in ur company.

But I have a question :y did u picked these 3 lines ...just coz of their humor tinge or they signify sumthing else...Mr Observer.

:) :) :)

Arunima

@Prashant
and one more thing...evn I like that line from the book.
The meaning is magical, isn't it!!!!

PRASHANT SINGH

No I don't code review .I guess spec review was enough to kill any hope of getting a chance to do that.
why i choose those line . it was not because of humor. I guess I saw the pattern and it was hard resisting to mention it.
I agree with you about that line . its Magical.
Do check out "The Secret" By Rohnda Bryne. its a little over the board but interesting book.

Kulpreet

good words there... Nirvana: I think you can either be there, always, or can never figure out the way. No matter how hard you try and how many books you read. In short, Nirvana is within.

swati

hey im back!!and active too
really soothing and refrshing lines dear..
i guess nw i will also find sme time out to read few books of my interest aftr reading all those course books..thankfully the xams are ovr..:)

deepsat

first time here. nice posts you have put up here.

Nirvana is very enticing to read and know. But to achieve it is converse: difficult. we are so enslaved to materialism that it is not an easy task!

;-))

Keshi

yes we can...but then there'll still be ATTACHMENT. Nirvana is total DETACHMENT from Bonds etc.

Some day I wanna detach from everything and everyone...some day before I die.

Keshi.

sawan

u guessed it right :P

Hemanth Potluri

oye wer did u disappear..u not coming to my blog :(...

urs..hemu..

Arunima

@Prashant
Thank God u don't do it...else developers wud dread u.

N ya i vil surely chck out dat book

Arunima

@Kulpreet
Hey thanks for commenting.

Yups u r right...it's within.

Arunima

@Swati
Hey Thanks

********
good 2 c u again.
Hope ur exams went off well.
********

Arunima

@Deepsat
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Ya worldly ties are tough to stay away from.

Arunima

@Keshi
Ohh sweety I like ur spirit & since u r determined 2 do it...evn I am sure nw dat u vil succeed.

Arunima

@Sawan

:)

Arunima

@Hemu
ohh dear there's nothing of that sort... & don't evn think of sumthing like this again.

Keshi

but I might still need my music :(

Keshi.

Sam

hey, got here through Aquie s blog (Valiant eXPRessions)....

I must say this is quite a good blog...If you wish you could visit mine too (Razmattaazz)...

Keep writing...

CяystąL

Life in nirvana seems pretty good,no? :)

Arunima

@Keshi

:)
Ok sweetz

Arunima

@Sam
Thanks for visiting.
Ya surely I wud like 2 c ur blog.

Arunima

@Crystal
ya dear...it's the simplest form of life yet the toughest 2 follow.

Samby

No new posts ???

still in nirvana phase eh hehehe??

cheers


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Sam

hey arunima,

thnx for addin me up....i hv added u too...

cheers

R3d3MpTioN

nice ... NIRVANA as a concept never fails to entice me ...

santoshi

Merry Christmas and advance New year wishes to you.

Arunima

@Samby
Yeah....
actually am bit occupied with other things so didn't get any time 2 write.

will do it soon.

P.S I am happy to have your response.
thanks

Arunima

@R3D3..
Hey thanks for ur response.
Keep visiting.

Arunima

@Santoshi
Hey sweety same to you.

You are the first one to wish. thanks for that.

****Hugz****

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Toonfactory

Really a lovely post....loved the lines-
Now …I would
Neither seek nor search.
Neither desire nor gain
Neither wish nor shout
Neither find nor attain.
Now…I’ve found my NIRVANA.

Merry Christmas....and lots of thanks for visiting my blog and commenting there..keep visiting :)

Toonfactory

Hey Arunima,

I just left a comment on ur blog but dat's not showing.. (Ooppss..I guess I made a blunder by posting the comment on ur post to somebody else's blog...)

Anyway its really a cute post yaar..I really liked the lines:
Now …I would
Neither seek nor search.
Neither desire nor gain
Neither wish nor shout
Neither find nor attain.
Now…I’ve found my NIRVANA.

Merry Christmas...Have a rocking time

Mahesh T

Nice Blog . I like the poem . keep up the good work

Arunima

@Toonfactory
Hey Alok thanks so much.

Arunima

@Mahesh
thanks for the comment & welcome to my blog
:)

seriously_frivolous

nice one...but tell me this..should you leave worldly ties for getting this Nirvana thingie...

Ratnabali

Hi Arunima,

Enjoyed reading ur write up. It seems that u had an enriching, quiet weekend with a ample amount of soul searching. Its nice to know that there are people even in this hustle and bustle of every day city life who are able to connect with themselves. Keep it up.
Wrote a comment here last time when I visited but it seems that u have not enabled anonymous people to comment here.

Cheers,
Ratna (Puneet's partner)

Arunima

@seriously...
Well i don't say that one shud leave worldy ties for it...Nirvana to me means peace of mind & purity of thoughts. This we have to attain within ourselves by our own efforts.
:)

Arunima

@Ratnabali
Hey dear thank u so much for ur feedback.
And thanks for the praises too.

:)

keep visiting!!!

P.S Me & Puneet San talk abt u often. I've been told abt the efforts u put in social causes & I must say it's worth a million praises.
It's gud 2 have ur comment here.

rahul

Sorry Buddy,i don't understand these things like NIRVANA etc.