Haibun – And the quest continues……



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


48 thoughts on “Haibun – And the quest continues……”

  1. 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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    1. 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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      1. You are most welcome, Radhika. I’m Buddhist so many of my own thoughts dwell on my karma and finding peace. Well done, my friend. ❤

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      1. Oh yes. When we are in school/college we rarely realize just how good life is then. Only when time flees and we age is when we wish for those days again. here’s hoping you return to those happy days. Have a great day 🙂

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  2. 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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      1. 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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    1. 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.


  3. 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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