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Anuj Nair 

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Thou art That, be free !


             Thou art That, be free !

          Up above the human world

                The world of worries and cares

                There stand uncertain, unaware

                Mighty more, mighty times manifold

                Names and forms, mortals mould

                And adore the Almighty - the Supreme Self,

                Though in truth it is a petty pelf

                The view, so clear the inner eye hold

The scriptures, scrolls, vedic spells

All in fine figurative peals

Picture this Universe as if it stands

Like a tree of strange features of all brands.

Open your eyes, see its roots fixed above

And branches, far and wide, spread below,

Whose leaves are heard murmur still

The sacred hymns hallowed as God's will

The world's brain in total is its trunk

The great elements are its boughs

Leaves are only its sense's pranks

And flowers its virtues and vices.

Worldly pleasures and pains

Are its sweet and sour fruits to taste 

For Man who would not refrain

From actions needless for selfish gains

This tree that stands eternal

Prevails on all of this world to mourn

Cut asunder this vicious earthly tree

With the axe of knowledge and to mind

That "Thou art that" and be free 

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