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June 22, 2013

Oh, Sweet Irony. ~ Ramesh Ramloll {Poem}

Oh, Sweet Irony

And here we are,
Proud and tall,
Believing with all body and mind,
That without our ego,
Our purpose cannot stand,
Our hand cannot move,
And, our life cannot proceed.

So we march on,
Clinging to this only true friend,
Who as always,
Is ready,
To entertain us,
With its fresh plans of fulfillment.

We face life’s many challenges,
And resist many of its miseries,
With the help of our dearest,
Not realizing that suffering itself,
Is what keeps it vital.

And so, when we wrestle incessantly:
“How can we stop suffering?”
Our buddy is quick to remind us:
“What a stupid question to ask!
You are nothing without me!
Absolutely nothing!”

Now, sometimes,
When the mind stops,
We can see that this cannot be!
But a doubt sighs back:
“No one can outsmart the mind!”
Once stirred, this thought,
Gently tucks us in our ego’s embrace.
Shh. Shh. There, there,
Once comforted,
We resolve to follow our ego
With all the suffering it deserves.

 

Rameshsharma Ramloll is the Founder, CEO, CTO of DeepSemaphore LLC, an innovative E-learning company that focuses on collaborative immersive virtual reality technologies. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Lancaster, UK. His research interests include user interface design, computer supported cooperative work, telemedicine applications, computer based assistive technology applications, distance learning and simulation technologies. He is currently enjoying a self study journey exploring the depth of Advaita Vendanta and happily learning yoga from an army of selfless gurus he occasionally gets to meet through Youtube clips.

 

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