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Haibun – And the quest continues……

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Many questions haunt me often. Who am I ? What is my purpose in life?  Am I Radhika, the daughter, wife, mother or is there any other identity to myself. They intrigue me.  There is a mystic aura that envelopes the phrases such as Karma, destiny, spirituality etc. I try in vain to find answers to these baffling questions through books, gurus, experiences, meditation. In the cosmic wilderness, the earth is a mere dot.  Within that dot, we are the millions of nano specks, the inhabitants of the planet. So how minuscule is my identity in this universe?

My quest continues

to probe deep into my being

to discover my soul

hidden under a veil of ignorance

to find the elusive answer

and experience self realization.

 

In response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge # 44 – Hunt & Find

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44 comments on “Haibun – And the quest continues……

  1. Colleen Chesebro
    August 1, 2017

    Radhika, I loved your Haibun. I have many of the same questions about life. Maybe that is the enlightenment – the questioning. I feel sure it will lead me to a place of detachment where the pain of attachment will fall away. At least, I hope so. ❤ Well done, my friend. I'm glad you let the words flow… ❤

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 1, 2017

      I am glad you could connect with what I wrote Colleen. These are some of my very intimate thoughts that I dwell upon. Have a long way to traverse in this journey of enlightenment. I really enjoyed writing this one . Thanks a lot❤️

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  2. Pradita Kapahi
    August 1, 2017

    Beautiful. I hope you find soon the answers you seek

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The eternal quest of mankind. We all have confronted this question and are still in search of the answer. Wonderful haibun, Radhika…. 🙂

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  4. vidur sahdev
    August 1, 2017

    The quest must always continue…it is a path laden with discoveries! 👍

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  5. Kunal Thakore
    August 1, 2017

    Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. arlene
    August 1, 2017

    Profound question that we never seem to find the answer to.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Balaka
    August 2, 2017

    I think all of us are searching the same thing…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Akhila
    August 2, 2017

    Radhika, thinking loud on such questions, my mind always end up in some relativity equations as that of wave particle analogy…mind and body could be like a wave and particle…

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  9. Andrei
    August 2, 2017

    Magnificent writing, as always!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 2, 2017

      Thank you Andrei. How have you been?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Andrei
        August 2, 2017

        I’m fine Radhika. Thank you.
        I’m just caught up with work these past few weeks. Missed the blogging world already, haha.
        It’s nice to be reconnected with my community again 🙂
        How about you? How have you been?

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      • radhikasreflection
        August 2, 2017

        Have been doing good Andrei!

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  10. kittysverses
    August 2, 2017

    Such a mystical thought Mam. Wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. daneelyunus
    August 3, 2017

    Amazing

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Shayra
    August 4, 2017

    I liked the poem and content both 👌.But wants to know,What is haibun.Is It a kind of poem …

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 4, 2017

      Thanks Shayra!
      Haibun is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan, combining prose and haiku. The range of haibun is broad and frequently includes autobiography, diary, essay, prose poem, short story and travel journal.

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  13. Megala
    August 4, 2017

    Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

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  15. thewritewomanblog
    August 11, 2017

    You have elevated the purpose of your life by even questioning the reason for your existence, yourself and who you are. That in itself is a step to self realization. Life, experiences and your many journeys should lead you to the answers of the many questions.

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