Who does not want to hop upon a bus,
leaving for destination unknown?
Who does not want to be swept by waves,
receding back into infinite ocean?
Who does not feel like walking on empty roads,
headed nowhere, but where you wish to go?
Who does not wish to float with black clouds
and fall back to earth as drops of rain?
Who does not crave for the smell of sea
to fill the nostrils and soak his being? (10)
Who does not wish to escape captivity?-
The tyranny of locks, keys and shackles.
The expectations of the family.
Narcissism of the insatiable nation.
Relentless demands placed by religion. (15)
If to break free is Dharma, why does soul
not rush out of the prison named body?
Or is soul the master, body only a slave?
Body serves as a blanket that withers
with time and falls off, the soul stays.
Soul might wrap itself in a different hide
or remain formless while keeping the idea
of unborn, eternal, primeval alive. (23)
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