The Abyss of Bliss

Who, while gazing into the abyss,
Has not seen
The devil grin,
And been
Tempted by the bliss
Of an undiscovered sin?

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2 thoughts on “The Abyss of Bliss

  1. Mira Prabhu

    Funny how we came up with the same title for our poem – I wrote this a long time ago:

    ABYSS OF BLISS
    April 29, 2016

    You won’t need to drag me
    Kicking and screaming
    Into your Abyss of Bliss, this time,
    O Arunachala-Shiva
    For Mischievous Maya, Mistress of Illusion
    Wielding her magical weapons of Desire and Fear
    Has spun me dizzy in her Wheel of Madness
    And now I am ready to burn.

    You don’t need to warn me again that
    This precious human life is ephemeral,
    A snowflake beneath a blazing sun—
    One taste of Your honey-sweet amrita, O Arunachala-Shiva.
    Has turned the tide of eons of insanity
    And reduced me to a hooked and gasping fish—
    Now I am ready to burn.

    Lash me with the jeweled Whip of Jnana, O Arunachala-Shiva.
    Incinerate that infuriating sense of ‘I, me and mine’,
    And dissolve me into the blissful and immortal Self—
    For Maya’s cruel antics have torn me to bloody pieces
    And I have sunk to my knees, sobbing and helpless
    A trillion times in countless incarnations.
    And now I am ready to burn.

    No, You won’t have to drag me
    Kicking and screaming
    Into your Abyss of Bliss, Sweet Lord of the Cosmos.
    For Maya, Mistress of Illusion
    Armed with her Weapons of Desire & Fear.
    Has spun me in her Wheel of Madness for too long
    And now I am ready to burn.

    ******

    Reply
    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thank you for your comment, Mira. It is, as you say funny how we both came up with the same title.
      I enjoyed reading your poem. However my knowledge of Hinduism is rather sketchy. It is, however a religion which has always interested me.
      Thanks again. Kevin

      Reply

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