Saturday, November 27, 2010

Should I or not?

The stage is the epic war of Kurushethra between Kauravas and Pandavas.

For the last 13 days, many battles were won by both sides, but the verdict of the mother-of-all-wars was still unpredictable. The victory swayed into both side like light feather.

Duryodhana had become concerned as what that was left was of the 11 cavalries that came from northern plains of Ganges, only few Aryan kings were left to wage the remaining war. After the great Bhishma was slayed by Dhanajaya, Drona was in command of Kaurava fleet. Duryodhana knew well that if the war progressed, his side would be defeated, this prompted him to ask acharya to target Yudhishtira and imprison him. If Yudhishtira was captured live, he was sure that his life could be exchanged for the kingdom and eventually the defeat of Pandavas.

On the 13th day, Drona, ordered kaurava fleet form Chakravyuh, the lotus formation. The peculiarity of this formation is that only few men knew how to enter and successfully suppress this formation. It was a offensive formation which provided with a natural defense: If you need to attack it, you need to enter it and there is only on entry point. Moreover, the lotus rotates making only few men able to enter it behind the main attacker. For the rest of the army the entry point would have got closed even before they could realize it.

I know how to enter it. But I don't know how to come out of it.

Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna and Shubdra, who was only 16 when Dharmraja asked him to enter the chakravyuh to stop Drona's carnage. A staunch follower of Kshatriya dharma, Abhimanyu had to enter, irrespective of knowing that he wouldn't come out of it alive. It was a brave and necessary act.

I just don't want to be the Abhimanyu.


Abhimanyu attained moksha only because he didn't know how to exit the chakravyuh. Krishna deliberately didn't reveal the way to successful foil chakravyuh when he was telling shubdra about various tactical moves practiced in the battle field. He knew that Abhimanyu's soul belonged to a yaksha and this was the reason he didn't knowingly complete his recital about the conquering chakravyuh to shubdra.

I want to be free but does that mean that I would be required to take the attire of Abhimanyu.

But I guess, I need to fight.

Monday, November 08, 2010

മറുപടി കിട്ടിയില്ലെങ്ങിലും

നിന്‍ സ്നേഹമൊരു സഹയാത്രിയുടേതോ അതോ ഒരു സഹപാഠിയുടേതോ
അറിയില്ല എനിക്ക് നാള്‍ ഇതുവരെ
അറിയുവാന്‍ ഉള്ള മോഹവും വൃഥായെന്ന് എനിക്ക് അറിയുമെങ്കിലും

ഒരു ദശകമായ് നിന്‍ പുഞ്ചിരിമാത്രം എന്‍ മനസ്സിലേന്തി
നാള്‍ ഇതുവരേയും യാമങ്ങള്‍ തള്ളിനീക്കി
പറഞ്ഞതോ ഓര്‍മയില്ല കേള്‍ക്കുവാനോ പറഞ്ഞതുമില്ല
ഇനിഒരുനാള്‍ കാണുവാന്‍ മാത്രം മോഹം

മോഹമാം മോഹമായി, മിന്നിമായുന്ന ഓര്‍മകളുമായി
യാമങ്ങള്‍ ഇനിയും ഞാന്‍ സഞ്ചരിച്ചിരിക്കും
നിന്‍ ഉത്തരം സഹയാത്രിയുടേതോ അതോ ഒരു സഹപാഠിയുടേതോ
എന്നുമാ ചോദ്യമായി എന്‍ മനസ്സത്രയും

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A twist - again.

A picture is worth 1000 words.

I saw her.

She was happy.

And the picture said what would I have had.

A picture is worth 1000 words

I saw her never.

She was happy.

And the picture said what would I be.

A picture is worth 1000 words.