Tuesday, June 23, 2015

नाव थी सो छोड़ दी

नाव थी
सो छोड़ दी
बुद्ध की बात
ओढ़ ली

जब तक जिसका काम है
तब तक उसका साथ है
बाद में एक बोझ है
ढोना उसे सम्मोह है
किनारे पे थी
क्षुब्ध सी
लहरों पे थी
उन्मुक्त सी
पतवार ने राह
तय की
किनारे पे
खूँटे से
बंध गई
जो नाव है
वो साँस है
पेट में
जलती आग है
जो पतवार हैं
वे संस्कार हैं
भवसागर पार हैं
23 जून 2015
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Buddha’s Parable of the Boat.
A man is trapped on one side of a river. On this side, there is great danger and uncertainty and on the far side of the river is safety. However there is no bridge spanning the river nor is there a ferry to cross over. What to do?
The man gathers together logs, leaves, and creepers and by his wit fashions a raft from these materials and manages to cross the river.
The Buddha then asks the listeners a question. What would you think if the man, having crossed over the river thought to himself – That raft has served me well I will carry it on my back over the land now?
The monks replied that it would not be a very sensible idea to cling to the raft in such a way.
The Buddha went on – What if he lay the raft down gratefully thinking that this raft has served him well but is no longer of use and can thus be laid down upon the shore?
The monks replied that this would be the proper attitude.
The Buddha concluded by saying – So it is with my teachings as well. They are like a raft and are for crossing over with not for seizing hold of.
Buddha has been quoted as saying:
“Embrace nothing:  If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha. If you meet your father, kill your father. Only live your life as it is, Not bound to anything.”
This parable marks the attitude taken to the teachings given by the Buddha, that we must always bear in mind that the teachings, even the story of the Life of the Buddha are only descriptions, symbols pointing to something beyond the words. Their prime objective is to be of practical use and secondly to introduce the teaching of the Two Truths. The ultimate Truth or Reality cannot be described by words and concepts and must be seen for oneself. However the path that leads to that insight can be described and forms a map to show how to get there. This truth is relative because it only describes the way to this Truth.  It is not the Truth itself nor is it the path itself.  The practitioner must walk this path; it is not enough just to read about it or even to believe that it works!
Buddha notes:
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
 not going all the way, and not starting.”

इससे जुड़ीं अन्य प्रविष्ठियां भी पढ़ें


Anonymous said...

कविता बहुत deep है। दो-तीन बार पढ़ी तो धीरे-धीरे गहराई समझ में आयी। Parable पर भी reflect किया। कविता का flow तीनों parts में अच्छा है। नाव बंधन और मुक्ति के बीच में रहती है। उसका होना ज़रूरी है , बंधना ज़रूरी है , और छूटना, उन्मुक्त रहना भी ज़रूरी है। नाव और पतवार का रिश्ता बहुत सुन्दर है - कविता में पढ़कर अच्छा लगा!