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Beneath the peepal tree

sat a monk

Searching for the Ultimate truth

in the depths of  time for long!


Death he saw everywhere

bidding adieu a normal fare

“joy, sadness

riches, miseries

luxuries golden

or torn  destiny…

Nothing remains

in the end of the journey

empty handed

departs the  body ! “

Doubts and queries

confused his intellect

perplexing his soul

thoughts unanswered…


leaving behind

a palace of riches

a kingdom of wealth,

Sacrificing the desires

that we love,

setting  afoot when young

he went in search

for the Real One….


The path unknown took days

to traverse

nearer he came to the Absoluteness of nature,

yet remained away from

the drops of Grace…

continuing his persistent attempt…


The gracious moment soon arrived,

the truth got revealed by Divine

when reawakening

enlightened his soul and mind….

Preached the world

the path of love

Nirvana“, he  became,

the Enlightened one…





  1. Well said on salvation, Soumya. Nice.

  2. An Enlightening poem.

  3. Love and kindness is the way to peace and happiness. Thank you for the story in the amazing poetry.

    • Very true John! the two simple things of life can give us a wonderful way of bliss

  4. Buddha

  5. Good build up! Thanks for taking us on a pilgrimage!

    • Welcome Udo! Its always good to see you here with me when Iam off on such a pilgrimage ;-)

  6. ‘To know’ in hindi is called bodh. One who knows – Budhha. Still to know is the greatest challenge for a person.

    Lovely verses, Soumya, very serene and effortless.

    • Rightly quoted Meenakshi! Glad you liked the lines that came out instantly without any reason.

  7. Beautifully expressed, I love it! :)

    • Thank you very much Joe! Iam really happy to see you here and glad to know that you liked this

  8. This is very good writing!

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  10. Grat one. the photo is great too.

  11. What a profound description of the transformation of Siddhartha to the Buddha! Thank you Soumya.

  12. Wonderful – he shows the path but we must the journey undertake.

    Peace, Eric

  13. Well written Soumya..
    It made me contemplative!! :)

  14. Very friendly description enriched with nice thoughts.

  15. What a lovely post and verse, Soumyav! You have really been able to encapsulate many aspects of Nirvana beautifully. What specifically jumped out at me were your lines:

    leaving behind

    a palace of riches

    a kingdom of wealth,

    Sacrificing the desires

    that we love,

    setting afoot when young

    he went in search

    for the Real One….

    Awhile back, I too had looked at the aspect of attachment and its role in our
    “Happiness” and had written a post.

    ” Happiness and the theory of Relativity”

    Cheers and God bless.


    • It must be a wonderful topic to read! Great to see you here and liking this!

  16. simply amazing!

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