OH GOD ! ! !
Oh God! Do I see your presence ?
Yes Of Course. I see You!
Across the world in millions of Temples!
Oh God! Do I feel your presence?
Yes Of course. I feel You!
Across the world in millions of Examples!
I see you in the Garbha Gruha of the sacred temple.
I feel you in the Garbha Gruha of my clear heart!
I see you behind the wrought – iron gates sometimes opened, otherwise bolted!
I feel you behind the temples, in my brain constantly, perennially, never closed!
I see you being showered with Holy water every morning and evening,
I feel you in each drop that starts from the sky and touches the Earth.
I see you jeweled in most exquisite diamonds and expensive ornaments,
I feel you in the priceless jewel – the dew drop – nestled in the leaf.
I see you adorned the most dainty and fragrant flowers,
I feel you in the plethora of flora abundant in the wilderness !
I see you by the oil lamps, burning constantly – 24 x 7.
I feel you in the first ray of the sun, illuminating the snowy mountains & deep valleys!
I see you beside the beautiful decorations and colourful rangolis,
I feel you in the magnanimous blend of the Vibgyor – The Rainbow!
I see you in different sizes, shapes, colours and forms,
I feel you in the space beyond me in your Viraat Swaroop!
I see you at certain hours of my day, as prescribed by the pundits,
I feel you persistently, repeatedly, endlessly each moment, per se!
I see you when I am low in life and have a need to see you,
I feel you when you lift me with my weight of sorrows!
I see you when I am high on Life, and come to say a polite “Thank You”,
I feel you when you push me gently on my buyant road of success!
I see you in the Hindola in your adorable Baal Swaroop,
I feel you when I hold my child and feel his heartbeats next to mine!
I see you in every person around me, following his own faith,
I feel you in that dear friend who accepts me with all my faults!
I seek your Blessings in the Aarti dazzling with thousand diyas,
I feel your Blessings when my Mom’s hand touches my head!
I see you in the delicious Prasad, I relish and devour,
I feel you in each morsel fondly fed to me by my dad with a fond tap on my shoulder!
God! Do I see your presence??
Of Course ! I see your Presence Everywhere around me!
Oh God! Do I feel your Presence??
Of Course! I feel you ultimate presence In each heartbeat I am blessed with.
By Janak Vakharia.