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If Mind Then Thoughts

Inspired by the concept of I'ness and self-inquiry of Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi.

Whence they come?



Relentless robbery of focus

Hapless hijack of purpose

Perennial pervasion of space

Sentinel squander of time

Prey on the mind

Feed on the will

Play with the meek

Fool with the weak

A moment’s arrest

A life’s goal !!

Balancing Duality Within


If - Then

Conditional says the Doubter

Motivational says the Believer

Limiting says the Free-thinker

Control says the Mitigator

Restrictive says the Liberal

Caution says the Moderate

Coercive says the Radical

Restrain says the Social

Logic says the Scientific

Karmic says the Dharmic




Mind is an ape

Monkeys around

Manifests the world

Muddles the identity

Mystifies the self

Masks in sleep

Meditate will it upon itself?

© 2020 Seek Inwards Yogi

Thanks to Ms. Vandna Patel (thoughtsprocess) for introducing me to Pleiades form of poetry!

Seek Inwards Yogi (author) from Hyderabad on September 12, 2020:

Thank you so much Sowrabha jii, very kind and encouraging words! It’s inspiring to see the fellow hubbers write and motivate! Thanks again!

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on September 12, 2020:

Namasthe Yogiji, here we see you in a different avatar and what a poet you are!

Such power in these limited words. It is meditative.

I will not do the injustice of choosing one as each one resonated. Pithy. Precise. Poignant.

Waiting for more.

Seek Inwards Yogi (author) from Hyderabad on September 12, 2020:

Thanks much Eric for visiting the article and for your kind words! Means a lot to me !

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 12, 2020:

I liked "mind" the most. True talent as a gift shines through here.

Seek Inwards Yogi (author) from Hyderabad on September 12, 2020:

Thank you Vandna ji for visiting the article. Glad you liked the lines, again a big thanks for introducing Pleiades form! :)

Seek Inwards Yogi (author) from Hyderabad on September 12, 2020:

Thank you so much Chrish, glad you connected with the philosophical thought :)

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 12, 2020:

The " mind " phrases got my attention

I like how perfectly the lines are philosophically tailored.

Too good to linger! Thanks for sharing Sir.

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on September 12, 2020:

So amazingly penned poems.

Beautiful lines Yogiji.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Seek Inwards Yogi (author) from Hyderabad on September 11, 2020:

Thank you so much Ashwini ji!

Am happy the lines struck a chord, it’s all daiveccha!

Thanks again for introducing me to HubPages!

Ashwini Kini from Dakshin Kannad on September 11, 2020:

Hello Mr.Yogi,

Glad to see a poet in you. Absolutely loved the lines. Especially, " A moment’s arrest

A life’s goal !!" .... Very beautiful. Very beautiful in deed. Just can't stop admiring those lines. It carries all sorts of emotions. It means a lot more. Thank you for presenting so beautifully.

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