If Mind Then Thoughts

Updated on September 11, 2020
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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!

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    • Yogi C profile imageAUTHOR

      Seek Inwards Yogi 

      11 days ago from Hyderabad

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

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      11 days ago from Bengaluru

      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.

    • Yogi C profile imageAUTHOR

      Seek Inwards Yogi 

      11 days ago from Hyderabad

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

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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

    • Yogi C profile imageAUTHOR

      Seek Inwards Yogi 

      11 days ago from Hyderabad

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

    • Yogi C profile imageAUTHOR

      Seek Inwards Yogi 

      11 days ago from Hyderabad

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

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      Chrish Canosa 

      11 days ago from Manila Philippines

      The " mind " phrases got my attention

      I like how perfectly the lines are philosophically tailored.

      Too good to linger! Thanks for sharing Sir.

    • Vandna Patel profile image


      11 days ago from Navsari (India)

      So amazingly penned poems.

      Beautiful lines Yogiji.

      Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Yogi C profile imageAUTHOR

      Seek Inwards Yogi 

      11 days ago from Hyderabad

      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 C Kini profile image

      Ashwini Kini 

      11 days ago from Dakshin Kannad

      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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