Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Melancholic Raindrops

The endless downpour sparked creativity within
Laziness suddenly overcome by ideas
Spontaneous and mindless...
Ignorant of the consequences for 'if'

The ride was slightly bumpy
Not because of the road
But the emotions that yet again stirred
One week, two weeks and even three
Time didn't matter any more...

The splattering of rain drops,
The swiftness of the wiper,
And a figure emerging from a far,
While the music shuffled to appeal,
Seemed all too soothing of a night.

Conversations constant in rhythm,
A journey filled with laughter.
Inquisitive as the mind may be
The answers satisfied the moment
While the rain kept pouring...

I felt happy to be amongst the star
That hadn't yet fallen...
Nor was it lonely up there
Rather the light kept on shinning
And guided me in times of darkness...

Temptations of softness,
But the end is always bitter.
Hopeful for another encounter,
When "all's well that ends well".
Perhaps another day when it pours?

My religion is Practical

Never been a religious type of person ever since i was little but that doesn't make me an atheist either.
Well the root of my beliefs set foot only once i was a bit older but that wasn't just plain Buddhism. Most often people believe that because we are born in a Buddhist country we are binded by Buddhism but that is not the case.
I studied in Bhutan till i was in Grade 4, don't have any memories of attending tsechu's or family lochay's during holy days but rather the only thing i remember till date is being taken by my Asha all over Bhutan during the holidays and weekends visiting sacred nyes and lhakhangs. This was all the religious influence i received from the family before i was sent to a convent school for a few years and then to another multicultural christian school in India until i finished grade 12.
Up until now being away from home, took me further apart from knowing what Buddhism was all about and i based all my knowledge on the practical beliefs i held and applied them where i knew it to be most appropriate. Even today, I wouldn't say i am not a religious person like some of the people my age are but i would think of myself to be more of a practical person trying to help people not through religion but with good intentions to improve their livelihood. My family was not pressuring me to attend anything here and there too which further led me away from understanding my own religion.
But now that i am back in Bhutan i promised myself to explore further into understanding and knowing Buddhism beyond what i know and to accept religion as it is and now as how i wish it to be.
A positive start henceforth!!

Yesterday, it was Drukpa Tse Zhi and along with a few office staff, we went to Dechenphodrang at 7:30 am as we all had donated money to give the monastic body there to pray for the well being of our king, country and people. Had been there just a few times as the early morning was refreshing and the scene was absolutely breath taking.

Here are some of the images from the morning: