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बस यूँही…..

Humans tend to look at everything around us through the lens of our emotional state.
We see nature, the skies, the sun and the moon, clouds and flowers smile when we are happy (or become happy when we see them), and even see a smile on the face of an animal.
When we are unhappy the emotions get projected on to everything else as well.
I was reminded of a poem by Kahlil Gibran.

A Tear And A Smile

I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude.
And I would not have the tears that sadness makes
To flow from my every part turn into laughter.

I would that my life remain a tear and a smile.

A tear to purify my heart and give me understanding
Of life’s secrets and hidden things.
A smile to draw me nigh to the sons of my kind and
To be a symbol of my glorification of the gods.

A tear to unite me with those of broken heart;
A smile to be a sign of my joy in existence.

I would rather that I died in yearning and longing than that I live Weary and despairing.

I want the hunger for love and beauty to be in the
Depths of my spirit,for I have seen those who are
Satisfied the most wretched of people.
I have heard the sigh of those in yearning and Longing, and it is sweeter than the sweetest melody.

With evening’s coming the flower folds her petals
And sleeps, embracing her longing.
At morning’s approach she opens her lips to meet
The sun’s kiss.

The life of a flower is longing and fulfilment.
A tear and a smile.

The waters of the sea become vapor and rise and come
Together and area cloud.

And the cloud floats above the hills and valleys
Until it meets the gentle breeze, then falls weeping
To the fields and joins with brooks and rivers to Return to the sea, its home.

The life of clouds is a parting and a meeting.
A tear and a smile.

And so does the spirit become separated from
The greater spirit to move in the world of matter
And pass as a cloud over the mountain of sorrow
And the plains of joy to meet the breeze of death
And return whence it came.

To the ocean of Love and Beauty—-to God.

Kahlil Gibran

By abchandorkar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Pune, India

22 replies on “बस यूँही…..”

Beautiful poem . The dog looks exactly like our beloved dog Eddie who died 2 years ago at the age 16 !
Beagles are always so cute but they often wander away .

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A very basic, yet sensitive and noble theme you have touched. So nice, and also a poem from a pure heart with it, very satisfying. Can we also say instead of letting our mind (inner self) getting influenced and dictated by environment, disturbances, around us, if we can control it (as the saints do), we may see all objects, human beings, happy and smiling. The dog has added another dimension to the theme, maybe because, we all love dogs and believe them to be our best friends. Thanks Doc.

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Very touching Poem of the philosopher mystic poet Kahlil Gibran

Emotions fortunately or unfortunately control most humans to very large degree..

Nice reminder of his poem Dr saheb ji.

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