Wednesday, August 19, 2009

क्या जीवन का ध्येय यही है!.. ?

In those days, when we were growing up... in mid/late-teens in early '70s...

... there were 3 of us (now 2)... who grew-up together, and would meet every other evening, discuss and debate the "world issues"... - we were the "romantics", dangling between GB Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Jean-Paul Sarte/ Albert Camus... essentially, trying to find ourselves... and sometimes we will also throw a gauntlet to each other...

One of these, I recall (and it still stays with me) was when we decided to make poems ending with "क्या जीवन का ध्येय यही है"

one of us (not me - Binnoo) who made these verses
"मुझमें है मष्तिष्क ह्रदय है
मुझमें काम क्रोध और भय है
जो अपना है, उसे भुला के
रूप देवता का कर लूँ मैं!
... क्या जीवन का ध्येय यही है?...

... these verses still remains with me...

3 comments:

mohitsh said...

mujhe lagta hai "main" to shayad devta hi hota hai..
par main ke upar "mera mastishk" bhi hota hai..:)..

Shilpa said...

Kaam,krodh aur bhay ka kshay kar,
aatm-bodh ke tap mein jal kar,
karma, sharm se upar uthkar,
Mar kar phir naa vapas aana...
..kya jeevan ka dhyey yahi hai?

The Theme said...

that's really nice continuation, Shilpa! - thanks for sharing!