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The image is in perfect sync with the lines Kokila. Emptiness sure is quite a bummer..
Yeah Vinay... I too agree with the image.. it is as if specially made for the lines or vice-versa ... and the paradox is 'full of emptiness' glad you liked this effort .. Thanks :)
The choice of words..so simple yet so meaningful...resonating with emptiness...this one is superb Kokila ! One of your best :-)
"Guru pad bando barambara ..." Maniparna :)Thanks dear :)
This could be a wordless haiku...we can feel the emptiness...lovely pair:)
Thanks Tracesof theSoul .... am really glad you paid a visit and liked what you saw.... :)Thanks for taking out time for the comment :) Cheers n wishes:)
Hi KokilaAnother Spiritual Gem of Yours. I like the way You EMPHASISES ‘full’. “Full of emptiness” The phrase is ONE OF THE BEST in describing the Paradoxical nature of Existence – Its Non-duality. It is full and empty both together. It is one of the finest way to say that IT/ HE/SHE is BEYOND Mind. Mind is represented by Ego (Realization of Self Identity) & Memory. We know ourselves through our memories. Our ego feeds on memory. Strip OUR Memories off US and WE no longer remain. Our Ego DISSOLVES. And WHAT remains? EMPTINESS which is not the Absence of Something but the EXISTENCE IN ITS FULLEST. In the words of Kabir “I went to search GOD but couldn’t find HIM anywhere and when found I WAS NOT THERE”Have a Nice Weekend! May the Sun Always Shine Within You! :)
Thanks Ravish for this beautifully insightful comment !!Its a pleasure and an honour to be 'read' by you ...You are ABSOLUTE in your words... Its the image with the haiku which has bound it with misery .. the BASIC is 'EXISTENCE IN ITS FULLEST' and not the ABSENCE of something..... It was really hard to decide whether i should post a blissful serene image or this one ... Loved the Kabir words..Thanks for this BEAUTIFUL reminder..and most importantly thanks for being a reader friend :)
Truly insightful deep comment by Ravish :)Lovely words & a serious message conveyed in such few words here, Kokila! May the emptiness be replaced by what the heroine likes!
Wonderful!Love the mix of opposites here :)
Thanks Indrani for your sweet presence here :)
Full of emptiness. Amazing. Kokila, your haikus are extraordinary.
Thanks Rachna...it feels good you are enjoying these :)
"Full of emptiness" is a typical haiku line. You've mastered the art already!
its pleasing and humbling that you think so as I was not aware of the phrase being a typical in Haiku ... glad it seeped in by itself here... I , here meant it in the Indian philosophical context where emptiness means full. .Thanks for the insightful words Sir :)
Very beautifully expressed, Kokila.There is a certain sadness in these words, but somehow I see hope too... It is time to let go, and move one.I wonder if this is how you meant it...
Yeah Nimi... you have seen it right . there is immense sadness as in a sense of loss of everything... even emotions ! but then AFTER one become empty of 'everything' that is 'I' , me (main) then it is that one becomes FULL as in ekakar with the nature or the 'braham' .....And to reach that extent to become full one has to undergo a lot of pain and misery to become 'empty' first ... so there is immense hopelessness yet awaiting fullness :)
I especially like the contrast in "full of emptiness". Lovely. Draws me deep into the poem.
Thanks Alice for being a reader... I sincerely hopes I'll keep you hooked :)
Yes, the oxymoron does stand out.Great job there, Kokila.
Thanks D for the appreciation .... I did not use to enjoy haiku as they were not lyrical till I started writing these :P so its really amazing and gladdening to know that you are liking them :) Thanks again D, its a true motivation :)
Of late, I've been seeing some real beauty in them. Some of you are so good at saying so much with just a few words. Amazing!Keep up the good work. :)
its so nice of you D. ... :) Thanks for the wishes Dear :)
Hi Anita .. don't know why, the reply tab under your comment is not working from past so many days ... hence, finally i am thanking you here dear ... Thanks for the sweet comment and yes Ravish is right in his interpretation ... as always :)Thanks dear girl for stopping by :)
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