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Poem - Birth .... Ponderings On One Of The Most Contemplated Topics Ever ....

Vanita is an engineer-researcher-consultant-artist: a gifted singer-poetess; & writes in English-Hindi-Gujarati on her diverse experiences



An awakening


Slipping into sleeping –


Invigourating …. ?

A new beginning


A renewed seeking

Of answers to longing,

Eternal pining …. ?

A sparkling song

Of silent mystery,

A refreshing bout

Of innocent curiosity

For leaping high

And diving deep

Into unfolding, unwinding

Divine continuity …. !!

- Vanita Thakkar (January 29th, 2014).

Birth intrigues .... What does Shreemad Bhagvad Geeta say ?

Birth and death are as mysterious as they are inevitable. One who is born is bound to die.

Shreemad Bhagvad Geeta says that the body is the garment of the soul, in the 22nd verse - Shloka - of the Second Adhyaaya / Chapter. The soul - a drop, a speck, a unit - of the complete, infinite, eternal, timeless, indestructible and uncreatable consciousness - assumes the form of a body at birth and leaves it on death.

The body dies, not the soul. The soul leaves the body, along with the mind and the senses / tendencies accumulated in the world. The state of the mind attached to the soul determine the further journey of the soul - to be reborn as another body - as per the law of nature.

The cycle of birth and death continues till the soul overcomes ignorance of attachments, arrogance, ego and so on .... and becomes enlightened and pure enough to realize identity / oneness with the Supreme Consciousness, through various spiritual practices, called Yoga - which unite the individual soul - Jeeva - with the Supreme Soul - Shiva.

The journey of a soul from birth to death and then rebirth ....

The journey of a soul from birth to death and then rebirth ....

Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state.

- Mahatma Gandhi


The birth and death of leaves is a part of that greater cycle that moves among the stars.

- Rabindranath Tagore


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