k i s k a J i s m / w h o s e b o d y?

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June 7, 2008, 4:36 am
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Bhagya Lakshmi is a very strong woman. She is facing up to one of biggest challenges of her life, and she is not either helpless, or hopeless, or despondent.

Can you recall the last time you confronted someone as strong?

Do I intimidate you?

Can you be me? Hopeful and free?


In your bearing your identity, you, dear Pilgrim must not forget that we all have a role to play.

But must I cease to be me?

She may be hopeful and free but where is the hangover of all that you cannot see? What will be your past if your future is entirely, just irrelevant to anyone’s destiny?

There is a lot that you cannot see. Cannot configure, cannot wind or calibrate to any degree.


[What happens when you meet your ‘other’?]

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Bhagya Lakshmi,
A beautiful name. Name suggests the one bestowing the fortune of good luck. So just live through the challenge and the challenge will wither away.

Though may not be related i recall meeting one of the most important women in my life. A wonderful trekking mate who was with me when i made my trip to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar peak (at altitude 18300 ft) where just being self itself was a challenge to most of us. There she was with us, sometimes ahead sometimes with us cheering us and keeping us in good humor and one of the finest trekking mates i have had. I would often see her once i a while when alone being lost in nowhere but as soon as she would see us she would bring back that energy and spread the brighter side of life.
Only later did i know this wonderful lady in her late fifties had come with us to everest base camp to lay the ashes of her just departed husband in the pristine and untouched land of himalayas.
Where all can love take oneself!!!!!

Bhagya wishing u surmount your challenge soon.

Comment by Sridhar Pabbisetty

meeting is the process of becoming other,,i becoming u…u becoming me…there is no other(/way) in love…all is me and at the same time all are YOU…
Kabir says,
how t work it out…
I – he – you?
……if you understand now,
Yu’re my guru, I’m disciple.

Comment by AMITABHA

so encountering my other i fall in LOVE, because that is inevitable….but it manifests in different ways….as all others are not the same..and also there is a same other in all others.
i better stop here before talking like a mad….

Comment by AMITABHA

Well, we all are mad in one way or the other,you need a tinge of madness to follow your dreams.
Thanks a lot for your encouragement Shridhar, and Amitabha, and I’m returning them to you with added blessings and good-will!

Comment by bhagyalakshmi

Wow..are you a born-again sumtin’? Wats dis? Either not helpless, hopeless, despondent and that shd scare us? Hey which planet are you on? Half the people in this shitty, I mean city, face challenges without having streamofconscious-conscience problems.
As the pope or somebody important said:
I fear nothing
I hope for nothing
I am free.

For myself, I wouldn’t mind a little red Ferrari on the side

Comment by chengiz

You change.

Comment by rose

You have a choice to wish the other’s dreams?

Comment by rose

and choose in doing, your own

Comment by rose

when its yours it perhaps wudnt be an-other..alas! ‘I’ crave and the other comes to life.. and so, I meet my other to find bout more of others… ‘I’ lives

Comment by angshuman

Each one of us are Bhagyalaxmis in society, at times strong, at times helpless, at times hopeful, at times desperate, but all these status are temporary frames of mind and emotions, all of us need care and sharing of affection, this feel of share and care, is called by any name, affection or love is the need of all living beings, unfortunately the love is most misused sentiment for personal gains.When the love is physical it is lust, which is part of life, when love is of mins, it is care and sharing of thoughts, when it is spiritual it is sublime, exploration of minds beyond words.!Each has a role to play in any relationship.

Comment by Rajendra

There is no force in the world but love, and when you carry it within you, if you simply have it, even if you remain baffled as to how to use it, it will work its radiant effects and help you out of and beyond yourself: one must never lose this belief, one must simply (and if it were nothing else) endure it. —Rilke, Letters on Life.

Comment by AMITABHA

We sit in a pub drinking wine and telling each other stories….tales from where we come and where we’re headed to.
Unborn tomorrow
Dead yesterday

Comment by Sheila

I’m not crazy.

Comment by Crazy

we talk. we touch.

Comment by meterdown

discomfort, excitement, joy, agony, contentment,

Comment by plateofcrumbs

she knows me not, and when I am someone else’s other, I dont recognise them either…

Comment by rustom

other could have been a word.

Comment by anupam


Comment by Screen Sifar

if, by an other you mean…
when I’m with her we talk, its like she brings out many facets of me

Comment by Ahmed

i’m freed.

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