The cuckoo in me!

By February 12, 2020 April 1st, 2021 2 Comments


Elusive as a cuckoo,

To all that I did and thought,

Life went by so fast,

In a selfish pursuit!

As judgement day nears,

Realizing and  in repentance

I seek thee for mercy and grace,

To dissolve into the collective conscience.


The banyan tree is referred to as kalpavriksha, one to bestow all your wishes.  What is interesting about the flowers of the tree is that  they do not blossom outward and get pollinated inside the dark red berry like buds by the bugs that crawl inside the small orifice. It can be compared to the blossoming of our souls which happens after an inward journey. A full moon depicts our mind with clarity of thought. And the weeping muddy colors are the imprints that are being washed away from the soul, as it evolves with introspection.


P.S. All of this world’s life forms have an innate capacity to sustain itself. Some of them are special cases like the cuckoo, sharks, etc. The very genetic code is based primarily on sustaining one’s own self even at the cost of others, infanticide. Baby sharks that hatch first are known to eat the other eggs in the mother’s womb, killings its siblings. A cuckoo, is a step ahead. It is first laid in a foster home by the mother, who plays no role in rearing the young. As soon as it hatches, the frail blind baby is so driven about its sole survival that it pushes other eggs and babies out of the nest. Ensuring that it gets all the food that its foster parent brings home. This innate trait of selfishness is a common trait in humans as well until we come to a hard stop in life and realize that. It is then that we start the inward journey to attain liberation. 


கருவில் வந்தது முதல், சுயநலம் கருதி –

கணம் கணம் எனை அன்றி

வேறெதுவும் அறியாமலக்

குயில் குஞ்சு போலெ

பிற உயிர்களையும் வதைத்துக்

கனிவாக பொய் பேசி

கண்டார்கள் புகழ்ச்சி கேட்க;

இக்கட்டை பேணி காத்து,

பல் கர்மத்திலும் திழைத்தேனே!

கழுவேற்றும் நாள் நெருங்க,

கர்ம பலன் மிரட்டி நிற்க

காப்பாற்ற வருவாயோ என

கூக்குரல் கொடுக்கின்றேன்

பாவி என்னை மண்ணித்து

ஆட்கொள்ள வேண்டும் ஐயா.


  • Sumathi Sriram says:

    Really WONDERFUL, words heavy with meaning, shows how much you have travelled upwards in your self-seeking path.A whole new perspective for me

  • P Raja Sekar says:

    Dear Swarna,
    First of all the blog is beautifully designed and expresses your total feeling.

    But please note that you are neither a Cocoo or a shark……. They are also created by God for his own reasons…… but with limited thinking capabilities.

    Cocoo and shark and many more species kill their siblings for their survival….. which is natural phenomenon ( Charles Darwin theory of survival of the fittest )…. There is no harm in it…. we need to accept it

    But we are given a golden boon of 6th sense to know him / his creation / his purpose etc., . We may have been selfish is our earlier days ( which can be attributed to our society where we are brought up ), but once we have matured then we should have turned our path on right direction. After doing all sins ( knowing or unknowingly ) we are trying to escape the verdict by surrendering to almighty — which is not right.

    Even now our lord would forgive us and enlighten us for sure —- if we at least lay golden path for our next generation with good morals,humanity,values. So let us be always positive in our mind and start a new chapter to lead a new society by teaching them correct divine path.

    As per extract of Bhagavad Gita — For every thing we do through mind, word and body (manas, vak and kaya) are all considered as Karma. Three types Of Karma Explained as
    Sanchitta. This is accumulated past actions or karmas waiting to come to fruition. … (This you cannot change ………..)
    Parabda. This is the present action: what you are doing now, in this lifetime and its result.( You can partly control this after you mature in life and vision )
    Agami. Future actions that result from your present actions are called agami karma. …( This is totally at your control ……. )

    So let us be pure is all sense to get rid of this eternal world.

    Take care —–

    Correct me if my reply is wrong

    P.Raja Sekar

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