In my quest to understand myself
I have started peeling layers of me.
The first to go are the definitions imposed
Nationality, Religion, Region, Caste, Creed
Some I am born with, some acquired
Some passed down from generations.
Then the economic layers go
The rich, the poor, the have and the have not.
The relations and relationships are next
Some that tie me to them in this life
Some in another life time.
Physical attributes are surprisingly hard
The tall, the short, the fair and the husky
The sharp nose and the twinkling eyes.
I am left now with the intangible definitions of me
The kind, the smart, the intelligent, the brave
The adjectives that I use myself to describe me.
As I peel off these layers
What is left can be described as
Shunya – the zero, the nothing
Or is it Anantha
The infinity and Everything
It is the Yogi who can see
Shunya in Anantha and Anantha in Shunya.
As for the mere mortal like me
I can neither see or feel them.
I know the promise that exists
Beyond the realms of understanding.