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Moksha: The Final Liberation

Latika Ojha | August 6, 2020
Moksha: The Final Liberation

Binding me tight, the unwieldy chain,

Weighs me down with its might and main.

Adamantine, acidic – darbies and fetters,

‘Cause I am one of karma’s debtors!

 

With my nose to the grindstone I drudge,

But who can appease cold karma’s grudge?

Yet hope and faith light up the way;

“Sow the seeds of karma”, they say!

 

“Expiate the several sins you carry,

Let no power make you tarry.”

So, sowing the seeds of goodness I go,

Placating karma’s rage and woe!

 

Helping the helpless as I pull on,

The fetters lighten, their asperity gone.

I plod, I stumble, I stagger and limp, 

Unyielding – No! I’m not a wimp.

 

I grapple with my colossal fate;

A combat at old karma’ gate!

My deeds, gratitude – unwavering faith,

Urging me on, easing my weight!

 

Transforming me into an elated yaksha,

Joyfully embracing the final moksha.

 

 

Karma – The belief that our actions and deeds in our previous lives determine the quality of our future lives.

Yaksha – Nature spirits, usually benevolent.

Moksha – Liberation.


Latika Ojha

Born and brought up in the “Queen of the Hills”, Darjeeling, Latika has always been close to nature and thereby, poetry. She is an alumnus of Loreto College, Darjeeling and Vishvabharati, Santiniketan.

 

Latika is very passionate about writing and writes about anything that captures her interest, be it love, sorrow, patriotism or social issues and two of her poems have been published in the anthology, ‘MIDNIGHT HUES’ and one in an anthology related to mental health, ‘MIND’.

 

Latika is also a ‘Sangeet Prabhakar’ in Hindustani Classical vocal and holds a senior Diploma in Kathak from Allahabad Prayag Sangeet Samiti. An empath at heart she is associated with social organizations such as AIWC (All India Women’s Conference) and LGD (Let’s Green Darjeeling).

 

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Sunil Sathyendra
Sunil Sathyendra
3 years ago

Beautiful .. loved it

Lalita Agarwal
Lalita Agarwal
3 years ago

As usual awesome write up latika. Love to read your poems.

Jitendra
Jitendra
3 years ago

Loved it.

Priyakee
Priyakee
3 years ago

What an enlightening message Latika! Indeed karma follows…. well reminded! 👍👍Glad beyond measure to read your poems here ♥️♥️

Uma Daga
Uma Daga
3 years ago

This is so profound!

Paljor
Paljor
3 years ago

Wonderful..

Last edited 3 years ago by Paljor
Rupashree Gupta
Rupashree Gupta
3 years ago

Really enjoyed the awesome poetry with a great combination of words and emotions.Truely talented Latikadi.

Prakash Chandra Pradhan
Prakash Chandra Pradhan
3 years ago

SHE was born with a golden pen in her hand and fairies’
subtle and beautiful movements in her lithe body and limbs! Not only that, she was adorned with a surreally beautiful voice in addition to the most important grey cells in abundance. Thus her intellect is sharp and agile. That is why she can do multitasking rapidly in spite of her ill health! That is the “karna” sphe is speaking of!
Though heavy as accurately described by her in eloquent words and similies, it’s very easy for her to lighten her burdens. So merilly she goes on sowing the seeds of “good” Karna now, helping whoever is in need of help quite ungrudgingly, thereby lessening the perils of her karma, which is karmic retribution. Finally she so subtly slips away into the welcoming arms of moksha that no one realises she has already slipped out of our sight, snuggling in the arms of her creator, having nullified all her debtors, “karma”!
Beautifully arranged thoughts, flowing like water in the clear streams of our serene hills!
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

Prakash Chandra Pradhan
Prakash Chandra Pradhan
3 years ago

My wife, Mrs. Aruna Pradhan comments:-
CONGRATULATIONS. It is really amazingly wonderful .I appreciate your beautiful thoughts, my good wishes and blessings are always with you. Keep it up!👍👏👏👏👏

Pallavee Gurung
Pallavee Gurung
3 years ago

Beautiful

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