Sunday, June 12, 2011

'A'musing Master and Confused Disciple II - The 'Master'piece

[This poem is based on two short stories told by Swami, and a quotation that is always an eye-opener in times when I used to feel incomplete or empty - God has a plan and that is all you need to know...]

The evening with the Master are always memorable,
With familiar surroundings and unfamiliar people.
Random, is the direction that the discussions used to take,
But at the end, the doubts would be cleared right away.

The beauty in God's design, the Master spoke
Where is the beauty, a scientist poked.
Acorns adorned huge trees, while pumpkins grew only on creepers,
Mismatch of this order is not at all a perfect design.

The Master lips curled into a smile, and addressed the gentleman,
On a hot summer day, as you lie in the shade of a tree of acorn...
When the occasional strong wind shakes the tree, and the fruits fall...
Your head would thank God, that it is not a pumpkin that fell from the top.

With this query of the pumpkin, the scientist became a bumpkin,
But a question still lingered on, what is the principle of the design of Lord?
I approached the Master with this pertinent question,
He shooed me away and diverted the topic.

A few days later in another session, the Master called me to stage,
A piece of colored paper he gave, and asked me to give its interpretation.
I looked up and down and turned it all around,
But no interpretation struck me and I stood silent.

The Master looked amused and gave me a lot more pieces...
As I looked close they seemed to fit into a larger picture.
I quickly assembled the pieces into a painting,
And gave a satisfactory interpretation of the 'Master'piece.

The Master called me aside, and asked why I hesitated in the beginning,
I gave the explanation that some pieces were missing.
He smiled and look at the vast expanse,
And spoke firmly as if in a trance...

The canvas of the Lord's design is always so large,
That not all pieces are revealed to Thee...
Believe and not question the maker, just have faith...
Waiting for the wonder you are about to see.

And so in future, when stuck in puzzling situation,
Always Know that there is a missing piece you cannot See...
Have faith in the Benevolent Master Craftsman,
Who is sculpting a Master Piece called Thee...

2 comments:

  1. I totally love this. I always feel bad at the things I'm deprived of, at the moment but now I know that's the missing piece which will unravel at the opportune time!

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  2. I totally love this. I always feel bad at the things I'm deprived of, at the moment but now I know that's the missing piece which will unravel at the opportune time!

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