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…





38 thoughts on “NIRVANA !

  1. neelkanth March 17, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    Well said on salvation, Soumya. Nice.

    • soumyav March 17, 2013 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you very much Sir!

  2. johncoyote March 17, 2013 / 3:37 pm

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

    • soumyav March 17, 2013 / 7:45 pm

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

  3. ajaytao2010 March 17, 2013 / 4:16 pm


      • ajaytao2010 March 17, 2013 / 7:49 pm

        you review my post the wandering mind

        • soumyav March 17, 2013 / 7:52 pm

          virtues ke saath it will be the topic of hate… Rest its beautifully written

  4. purpleraysblog March 17, 2013 / 5:37 pm

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

    • soumyav March 17, 2013 / 7:40 pm

      Welcome Udo! Its always good to see you here with me when Iam off on such a pilgrimage 😉

  5. Meenakshi Malhotra March 17, 2013 / 5:48 pm

    ‘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.

    • soumyav March 17, 2013 / 7:39 pm

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

    • soumyav March 17, 2013 / 7:43 pm

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

  6. deanabo March 17, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    This is very good writing!

    • soumyav March 17, 2013 / 8:44 pm

      wow! Thanks Gys! Its raining awards today!

  7. overcoming depression March 17, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Grat one. the photo is great too.

    • soumyav March 17, 2013 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you ! Iam happy you liked !

  8. Madhu March 18, 2013 / 12:06 am

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

  9. Eric Alagan March 18, 2013 / 7:41 am

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

    Peace, Eric

    • soumyav March 18, 2013 / 11:06 am

      very true Eric! thts what we need to do!

  10. feelmearound March 18, 2013 / 10:10 am

    Well written Soumya..
    It made me contemplative!! 🙂

    • soumyav March 18, 2013 / 11:05 am

      🙂 Thts good to hear

  11. poetinside March 18, 2013 / 10:44 am

    Very friendly description enriched with nice thoughts.

    • soumyav March 18, 2013 / 11:10 am

      Thank you for the appreciation of this

  12. Shakti Ghosal March 18, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    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.


    • soumyav March 19, 2013 / 10:32 am

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

    • soumyav March 19, 2013 / 10:31 am

      Will check it Shakti! Thanks for this

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