The Himalayas have beckoned
Tenzing, Hillary, Bachendri Pal
And a lot others.
But I have not seen either the Himalayas
Or these mountaineers.
Yet I do not grudge them
As long as my own ambitions,
Ideals and principles
Remain loftier than the Himalayas.
And the risks of avalanches,
Glaciers and snow-storms
Of hatred, jealousy and prejudices
That I encounter in my life
Are no less hazardous
To spur me into action.
2. In Pursuit of Truth.
A child dreams of actions of an adult;
And when those dreams
Are translated into reality,
He marvels at the hollowness of his dreams
And the shallowness of life.
Utterly dejected, he soon dives
Into the ”Deep Within”
In search of the Real, the Eternal.
Freedom to adjust to the surroundings,
Situations and People is no freedom at all.
If you want to enjoy the real freedom
Walk ahead of others, miles and miles ahead,
Where you will find none but yourself.
And none around to intrude your thoughts,
And where all your actions
Will be guided and haloed by freedom.
Poems by Dr. Venkataramana K.V.