Poem: Of Giving and Living

In this week’s Spot, Sadhguru pens a poem entitled “Of Giving and Living”. Sadhguru writes, “Saw a flower thought it was giving / On a closer look realized it is only living / Giving an idea sprouted in the minds / Of those succumbed to cerebral complex.” Sadhguru questions our concept of what giving means, and expresses what it truly means to live.
 
 
 
 

Of Giving and Living

Saw a flower thought it was giving
On a closer look realized it is only living
Giving an idea sprouted in the minds
Of those succumbed to cerebral complex
Holding concepts as virtue over living
Living not an idea but a boundless real
Giving and taking transactions of petty minds
Living is the only grandeur that will endure
Test of time and stretch of timeless

Is All just a striving to sustain the living
In becoming just the living is the fruition
Of all life within and without
Shall we abandon and deny the cosmic
Deny living to nurture a conceptual comic
This not of giving and living but living and living
Living not as a process of acquiring and hoarding
Living as life can only be, just a throb
That leaves no distinction betwixt common and cosmic

Love & Grace