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Haibun – The Law of Karma!

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City life today embroils man in an urban mess. His mind clamors against the stress, adding to the din. He buckles under the overwhelming burden of his pregnant thoughts. Fatigue overpowers his listless body. As the energy saps to rock bottom, he decides to take a travel break.

Wandering far, the mystic mountains beckon him. He follows his inner navigational guide to a serene nook in the lap of nature. Meditating there, opens new vistas of the spiritual realm to him. The mist of veil surrounding his clogged mind clears, infusing it with bright sunshine. The inner awakening ignites the psychic inter dimensional vibrations in him. He surrenders to the cosmic call, spends his life in spiritual nirvana.

Basking in the lap of material success,

the hollowness of life haunts him.

Delving inward, a reflective mood envelopes

the law of karma, plays its role

the fragile mind is empowered by divine grace

the soul revels in a sublime yet glorious trance!

Haibun is a Japanese genre of combining prose with poetry. The key to the art of haibun is the graceful pairing of poem and prose, where the poem links to the prose yet shifts away from it.

47 comments on “Haibun – The Law of Karma!

  1. Narendra Nayak
    October 29, 2019

    Haibun – wow, that’s a new one for me. What other secret talent do you possess, R?
    In your magical combination of prose and poetry you describe the aspirational journey of my life!

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 29, 2019

      Appreciate your kind words of encouragement N. I am still a work in progress trying to learn something new, as life goes by.
      Right now, for me the quest for spiritual growth continues mainly through books. Let’s see where life takes me finally😀

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      • Narendra Nayak
        October 29, 2019

        As long as we keep learning, we keep growing. It is a common misconception that spirituality needs detachment from the routine; on the contrary, a touch of spirituality in our mind intertwines beautifully with the rigours of the material world by introducing such facets to life that our outlook towards the ordinary changes for the better – empathy, kindness and patience become second nature. I find that I can afford a quiet smile to myself when I think of the “behind the scenes” of any particular issue, why someone is behaving in a particular way, or, how insignificant a matter may be in the larger scheme of things. Personally, for me, this spirituality flows from my connect with Mother Nature. I think that’s too much to chew for today… 🙂

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      • radhikasreflection
        October 29, 2019

        You have highlighted a beautiful perspective to spirituality, N, and I agree with it. The gamut of spirituality is very wide and liable to be interpreted in a myriad ways. To me, being spiritual equips me to deal with the pressures or challenges of life better. Within the boundaries of my social and family responsibilities, I seek to explore answers as to the connect I have with the people around me, contemplate and delve on questions about the infinite, try to identify with my inner soul…. Its such an intriguing, fascinating and exhilarating journey to tread on.

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  2. Diana Jackson
    October 29, 2019

    So beautiful! The change in phrase length adds to the drama.

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  3. Megala
    October 29, 2019

    Wow! Awesome! It is so nice to know how a soul is getting enlightened.

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  5. DeepikasRamblings
    October 29, 2019

    Beautiful expression, Radhika. Karma explained in such simple words 👌👌

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  6. Flashing Thought
    October 29, 2019

    Ones inner aspirations kindled with the gentle harmony and flow of the words.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      October 29, 2019

      Thank you so much. Yes, i guess this is the result of a deep yearning within me for spiritual growth.

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  7. Sakshi
    October 29, 2019

    So so beautiful…you etched such a beautiful imagery….loved it

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Megha's World
    October 29, 2019

    Beautifully written. You have clearly described the struggles of modern humans in search of truth, in search of self.

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  9. Sunith
    October 29, 2019

    Thank you for the information, 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  10. P.S. Shefali
    October 29, 2019

    An awakened reflective transit between physical and spiritual world… Nicely described Radhika, loved the prose and the poem.

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  11. -Eugenia
    October 29, 2019

    Amazing how you carried your thoughts from the prose to the poem and a beautiful expression of facing challenges in life. Thank you so much for joining the challenge.

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  12. paeansunplugged
    October 29, 2019

    Such a lovely, reflective haibun, Radhika. ❤️

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  13. Indira
    October 29, 2019

    A new format of literary work and a philosophical theme. Well done, Radhika!
    In Sanskrit this format of literary work is called “Manipravaalama”.

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  14. Undefined beauty in each word makes to read it again and again. It gives so much pleasure. Feels like found the meaning of life

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 30, 2019

      Your kind words always make feel so special. Thanks a ton Meenakshi ❤ !

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      • You are truly special ma’am. I used to talk about your language power, writing skill above all your valuable messages to my daughter. In a way you are spreading positive energy in our family.

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      • radhikasreflection
        October 30, 2019

        Aww….am so so happy to hear that Meenakshi. I think here in the blogosphere we draw inspiration and learn from each other. Lots of love to your daughter 💕

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  15. Deeksha Pathak
    October 30, 2019

    Haibun.. that’s a new word for me.
    But you created a wonderful spiritual world there with your choice of apt words!!

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  16. Annika Perry
    October 30, 2019

    Radhika, first thank you for your excellent explanation of Haibun, you capture its essence with such clarity I finally understand them. You’ve even inspired me to give this a go!

    I love your poem, and its reflections. The trappings of our outer lives will never offer fulfilment to our inner selves!

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  17. Pallavi
    October 31, 2019

    I love how simply you described one of the most important and complicated things. Your writing is powerful! Kudos.

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  19. Chiru
    November 17, 2019

    Haibun.. a new word to learn.. I am hearing it for the first time..

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  20. Deeksha Pathak
    November 19, 2019

    I went through the whole article or Haibun two times. Honestly speaking a lot technical thing for me. But as usual you excel in everything when it comes to ‘words’

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