Beyond life and death
Life is a balance of your karmas.
You harvest what you sow
And the balance is carried forward
To the next birth and beyond that.
A repeated cycle of birth and death
And pauses in between of Inferno and paradise.
The righteous ones enjoy the luxuries in paradise
And the sinners rot in the raging fires of inferno.
So out of fear or out of greed
We walk the double-edged sword with care
Accumulating good karmas for a reserved place in paradise
Forgetting that the cycle never ends.
Living our lives with a distorted view
For bettering next life and escaping the inferno
For this is what the saints preach
And we’re told that this is what the scriptures teach.
Do we want this endless bondage?
An eternal slavery to the karma
Who dictates our every move, every birth
With the looming fear of ending up in inferno.
Beyond the temptations of paradise and the tortures of inferno
With a promise of freedom from life and death
There is a place which beckons me with love-
“Come to me, Come to me. I’m the refuge.”
“This is thy home. This is what you seek.
Be with me here in eternal bliss.”
Promising salvation, Krsna calls in a voice sweet and tender
“Surrender to Me….Surrender to Me!”
“O human race, born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou so fall?”— Dante Alighieri
George Harrison ~ Bhaja Bhakata Vatsala
© 2016 Shaloo Walia