All posts tagged: Freedom

A date with Pluto

Lets start from where we ended. For twenty-seven nights, I was the only one living in a wooden balcony that hung facing the jungle on a whole mountain. The moon that I saw on the forehead of a mother in the town, i saw a similar one on my lover. But her eyes were set against the only window the first night. Pink walls. She told me she wants to scream. Now! I said. She smiled. Fire. She kept looking in my eyes and started screaming. I closed my mouth. I opened my eyes. It was winters. It was cold. And you know when it is winters and when it is cold how heavy the rains hit. It confuses the heart. It was sunny next day. Pluto arrived. Nara, let’s go meet the man who sneezes forty times. He does that once daily. We left the two limping dogs behind. It was a beautiful walk. We reached. We sat outside Daulat Ram’s home in his garden on uncomfortable plastic chairs. An old brown cow whose …

The day was Tantra

Dawn 7 New Delhi The day was Tantra. But first of all what did you feel when you read this word? Were you uncomfortable? Does the sound of it makes you uneasy? You should tell me. Because if you only know what does Tantra mean? I have grown knowing Tantra in two forms that came from two masters. The first one was an elderly, who poured his grace for weeks that I could spend in his space. He talked in Sanskrit and Hindi. And he introduced me to the simpler, easier to understand form of Tantra. Probably because he must have grown infinitely from within simplifying aspects of life. He said one morning as we sat facing each other after the concluding worshiping fire. He said tan is body and tra is rhythm. It is only a practise of rhythm of the body. And thus he simplified mantra and yantra. The other two forms of sciences that were prevalent in pre Vedic times. Mantra being rhythm of the mind and Yantra being rhythm of the tool or the machine, …