Tuesday, August 19, 2008
It must have been a moment
When you questioned the enlightened one.
It must have taken you more than we can imagine
to understand where it all begun.
It must have been more than courage
which took you from the rise to the fall.
It must have been something more than perseverance
which kept you above all.
How much must you have been tormented to realize
that you had to take a step ahead of the teacher.
When you realized your answers lay even beyond him
Though he was the wordly preacher.
I can almost feel your loneliness
When you realized you will have to go on alone.
How far you must have felt from every one.
They could put their faith in "The One"
Beside you there were none.
They at least had something to hold on.
All you could do is but go on.
Without knowing if you will ever find
What you are looking for.
Or they will forget you by saying
"There goes one more."
And yet you knew without the experience
You would hardly know what it is like
When the world has found its ultimate truth
And you know it's not the one that sets things right.
(The poem is dedicated to Siddartha, the protagonist of the book SIDDARTHA by Hermen Hesse)
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