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"Here is the critical appreciation of my poem "SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43" by non-other than the eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literally critic Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil. Thanks and gratitude sir for your brilliant interpretation of the poem Dear Smruti Ranjaniji, Something I Look At-43" is a poem that narrates about a world which is in the whirlpool of tensions, worries and concerns from one end to the next. The poem commences with an optimistic note wherein this world is described as a world of pure joy and happiness, the human beings in this world enjoy life in an overwhelming manner day in and day out. This world is also suffused with many amenities and facilities and we all live in the comfort zones of this world. This world also can be termed as a paradise because of the comfort level, people come across this world. But the rosy picture of this world is countered by a reality check regarding the real status of this world in relation to values, ideologies and other concepts. Today the world witnesses a situation wherein peace is destroyed, war is taken to the forefront, the conflicts are resolved through yet another conflict and life is put through the quagmire of the highest magnitude. Today we are also engaged in clandestine wars to set scores. Our society is divided into thousands upon thousands of divisions where different stakeholders clash with malicious intentions. Today our society is also immersed in bigoted belief systems, discriminations and inconsistencies. Fundamentalistic ideologies do dot our landscape in an enormous way. Today the world is ripped apart by social, political, religious, economic, moral, ethical and environmental ambiguities. The cultured nature of human society is gone with the winds once and forever. The different modes of terrorism weigh down upon the humanity in different ways which can only give our society a billion cuts. The treatment that we accord to our old parents is horrendous and appalling, they are often locked up in the open prisons of their old age homes, they are not given the dues they richly deserve in their lives. These old people always encounter isolation and alienation in the society due to their ages. To make matters worse, we are even ready to forgo the perpetuation of the next generation, we don't yearn for the next generation solely because we want to protect our comfort level intact, yes by doing such a thing, we place an axe at our own roots. We live like machines in this world, our life is always primed by the virtual realities here on this earth. We also condone injustices and inequalities in this world through our silent capitulation to such trends and tendencies taking place in the society. In order to enjoy life here on earth, we should have a mindset of positive attitude and open mentality, but unfortunately, many of us don't have such quality oriented hearts. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent and forthright nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Channel Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 9th July 2017. SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY This world so beautiful to live in with all the comforts luxuries and amenities life seems so fascinating nothing short of a paradise But where is happiness, peace that throbbing heart loving eyes and silent tranquil mind be it in a war or proxy war and its aftermath be it in our devastated social life be it in the fanaticism of religious zealots be it in a world divided on racial linguistic and parochial loyalties be it in the uncivilised and the barbarian attitude of civilized man be it in terrorism or in our sick mind and raped conscience it is humanity that silently suffers Where is the face of humanity with the relationship at the lowest ebb old parents struggling for their death in asylums, old age homes in their deserted lonely confinement with no near one to look after , Too much of obsession with career so-called better life and the lure of comforts made us inhuman to the extent, we hesitate to recognise our own blood and one will think thrice before begetting a child of his own We are more evident in our spineless attitude towards injustice and the way we look at these we are more like machines devoid of all that is finer having no time for other love and reciprocation Where is life and its beauty to conceive it one has to have a heart that truly beats sadly many of us do not have it copyright@smrutiranjan 28.5.2017"

Here is the critical appreciation of my poem "SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43" by non-other than the eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literally critic Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil.  
Thanks and gratitude sir for your brilliant interpretation of the poem

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji,

Something I Look At-43" is a poem that narrates about a world which is in the whirlpool of tensions, worries and concerns from one end to the next. The poem commences with an optimistic note wherein this world is described as a world of pure joy and happiness, the human beings in this world enjoy life in an overwhelming manner day in and day out. This world is also suffused with many amenities and facilities and we all live in the comfort zones of this world. This world also can be termed as a paradise because of the comfort level, people come across this world. But the rosy picture of this world is countered by a reality check regarding the real status of this world in relation to values, ideologies and other concepts. Today the world witnesses a situation wherein peace is destroyed, war is taken to the forefront, the conflicts are resolved through yet another conflict and life is put through the quagmire of the highest magnitude. Today we are also engaged in clandestine wars to set scores. Our society is divided into thousands upon thousands of divisions where different stakeholders clash with malicious intentions. Today our society is also immersed in bigoted belief systems, discriminations and inconsistencies. Fundamentalistic ideologies do dot our landscape in an enormous way. Today the world is ripped apart by social, political, religious, economic, moral, ethical and environmental ambiguities. The cultured nature of human society is gone with the winds once and forever. The different modes of terrorism weigh down upon the humanity in different ways which can only give our society a billion cuts. The treatment that we accord to our old parents is horrendous and appalling, they are often locked up in the open prisons of their old age homes, they are not given the dues they richly deserve in their lives. These old people always encounter isolation and alienation in the society due to their ages. To make matters worse, we are even ready to forgo the perpetuation of the next generation, we don't yearn for the next generation solely because we want to protect our comfort level intact, yes by doing such a thing, we place an axe at our own roots. We live like machines in this world, our life is always primed by the virtual realities here on this earth. We also condone injustices and inequalities in this world through our silent capitulation to such trends and tendencies taking place in the society. In order to enjoy life here on earth, we should have a mindset of positive attitude and open mentality, but unfortunately, many of us don't have such quality oriented hearts. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent and forthright nature. 

Written by Cijo Joseph Channel Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 9th July 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

This world
so beautiful to live in
with all the comforts
luxuries and amenities
life seems so fascinating
nothing short of a paradise 

But where is happiness, peace 
that throbbing heart
loving eyes and silent tranquil mind
be it in a war or proxy war
and its aftermath
be it in our devastated social life
be it in the fanaticism of religious zealots
be it in a world divided on racial
linguistic and parochial loyalties
be it in the uncivilised and
the barbarian attitude of civilized man
be it in terrorism or in our sick mind
and raped conscience
it is humanity that silently suffers

Where is the face of humanity with
the relationship at the  lowest ebb
old parents struggling for their death
in asylums, old age homes
in their deserted lonely confinement
with no near one to look after
,
Too much of obsession with career
so-called better life
and the lure of comforts made us inhuman
to the extent, we hesitate to
recognise our own blood
and one will think thrice
before begetting a child of his own

We are more evident 
in our spineless attitude towards injustice
and the way we look at these
we are more like machines
devoid of all that is finer
having no time for other
love and reciprocation

Where is life and its beauty
to conceive it
one has to have a heart
that truly beats 
sadly many of us do not have it

copyright@smrutiranjan 28.5.2017

#here is the critical appreciation of my poem "SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43" by non-other than the eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literally critic Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil.
Thanks and gratitude sir for your brilliant interpretation of the poem

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji,

Something I Look At-43" is a poem that narrates about a world which is in the whirlpool of tensions, worries and concerns from one end to the next. The poem commences with an optimistic note wherein this world is described as a world of pure joy and happiness, the human beings in this world enjoy life in an overwhelming manner day in and day out. This world is also suffused with many amenities and facilities and we all live in the comfort zones of this world. This world also can be termed as a paradise because of the comfort level, people come across this world. But the rosy picture of this world is countered by a reality check regarding the real status of this world in relation to values, ideologies and other concepts. Today the world witnesses a situation wherein peace is destroyed, war is taken to the forefront, the conflicts are resolved through yet another conflict and life is put through the quagmire of the highest magnitude. Today we are also engaged in clandestine wars to set scores. Our society is divided into thousands upon thousands of divisions where different stakeholders clash with malicious intentions. Today our society is also immersed in bigoted belief systems, discriminations and inconsistencies. Fundamentalistic ideologies do dot our landscape in an enormous way. Today the world is ripped apart by social, political, religious, economic, moral, ethical and environmental ambiguities. The cultured nature of human society is gone with the winds once and forever. The different modes of terrorism weigh down upon the humanity in different ways which can only give our society a billion cuts. The treatment that we accord to our old parents is horrendous and appalling, they are often locked up in the open prisons of their old age homes, they are not given the dues they richly deserve in their lives. These old people always encounter isolation and alienation in the society due to their ages. To make matters worse, we are even ready to forgo the perpetuation of the next generation, we don't yearn for the next generation solely because we want to protect our comfort level intact, yes by doing such a thing, we place an axe at our own roots. We live like machines in this world, our life is always primed by the virtual realities here on this earth. We also condone injustices and inequalities in this world through our silent capitulation to such trends and tendencies taking place in the society. In order to enjoy life here on earth, we should have a mindset of positive attitude and open mentality, but unfortunately, many of us don't have such quality oriented hearts. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent and forthright nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Channel Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 9th July 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

This world
so beautiful to live in
with all the comforts
luxuries and amenities
life seems so fascinating
nothing short of a paradise

But where is happiness, peace
that throbbing heart
loving eyes and silent tranquil mind
be it in a war or proxy war
and its aftermath
be it in our devastated social life
be it in the fanaticism of religious zealots
be it in a world divided on racial
linguistic and parochial loyalties
be it in the uncivilised and
the barbarian attitude of civilized man
be it in terrorism or in our sick mind
and raped conscience
it is humanity that silently suffers

Where is the face of humanity with
the relationship at the lowest ebb
old parents struggling for their death
in asylums, old age homes
in their deserted lonely confinement
with no near one to look after
,
Too much of obsession with career
so-called better life
and the lure of comforts made us inhuman
to the extent, we hesitate to
recognise our own blood
and one will think thrice
before begetting a child of his own

We are more evident
in our spineless attitude towards injustice
and the way we look at these
we are more like machines
devoid of all that is finer
having no time for other
love and reciprocation

Where is life and its beauty
to conceive it
one has to have a heart
that truly beats
sadly many of us do not have it

copyright@smrutiranjan 28.5.2017

5 Love

"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for his beautiful critical analysis of my piem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-45'.Thank you very much sir for wonderful words of appreciation Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life-45"is a timely poem advocating for an ecocentric view of the world rather than an anthropocentric view of the world.Today we still follow that old paradigm of development wherein all activities of us human beings are concentrated upon ensuring maximum comfort level for us human beings here on this earth even at the cost of the survival of the flora and the fauna in this world.We are so immersed in this game of claiming the ownership of this world that we don't mind that the fate of the world dangles at a precarious position with the ecology,environment,nature and atmoshere of it highly impaired and damaged,the natural elements of the world are highly contaminated and polluted and the earth appears to be a waste land which is to be put back on the rails.The effect of global warming is for all of us to see with the temperature level of the earth skyrocketing like never before,due to the rise in temperatures of the earth,natural calamities do come to the earth thick and fast in the forms of hurricanes,the rise of sea level,the submergence of island nations around the world and the huge and massive replacement of the people.The point we human beings need to remember and imbibe into ourselves at this juncture is that to have a deeper understanding of our position here on this earth that is that this planet is not our exclusive realm alone rather it is a planet on which all creatures of this earth do have a natural claim as we do,so we need to co-exist with all the creatures here on this earth,if not we shall be slowly eradicated from this world because without them and an ecosystem of balanced nature,we can't ensure our survival for long.So what we need to do is to preserve and conserve this earth and hand it over to posterity in the way we have got it from our ancestors.We also need to make sure the sustainability of Mother Earth and we must follow sustainable developmental patterns as well and most importantly let us follow the principles of "Live and Let Live and Give and Take",that is the only way we can surge ahead in our lives,so let us envisage for the ushering in of an egalitarian and eclectic society.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of exquisite and marvellous nature making a clarion call to reformulate our strategies in terms of the ways through which we have to live in this world. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 2nd October 2017. A LOOK AT LIFE-45 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Solely concerned we are with our own suvival hardly think others who coexist with us have life of their own the worst victims of our selfishness and misadventure here We lament our own survival is at stake existence in jeopardy with global warming, environmental pollution and attitude of man putting a serious question mark as to whether there will be any life on earth So obsessed we are with our own survival hardly pay any attention to the environment that nourishes us the culture that sustains life on earth Man being the most clever and assertive animal on earth has deprived others of their due endowed by the Almighty and made a mockery of their life how many of us accept the truth that this beautiful earth is as much ours as it is theirs There is a limit to exploitation a limit to the theory of survival of the fittest, beyond a limit non will survive and the fittest will succumb to the ire of nature Time to rethink and reorient ourself time to internalise our cultue that stands for love and reciprocation spirit of tolerance, compromise and peaceful coexistence Let 'live and let live' be the motto or else we only we will be held responsible for the complete annihilation of life on this beautiful earth copyright@smrutiranjan 29.9.2017"

Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for his beautiful critical analysis of my piem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-45'.Thank you very much sir for wonderful words of appreciation

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-45"is a timely poem advocating for an ecocentric view of the world rather than an anthropocentric view of the world.Today we still follow that old paradigm of development wherein all activities of us human beings are concentrated upon ensuring maximum comfort level for us human beings here on this earth even at the cost of the survival of the flora and the fauna in this world.We are so immersed in this game of claiming the ownership of this world that we don't mind that the fate of the world dangles at a precarious position with the ecology,environment,nature and atmoshere of it highly impaired and damaged,the natural elements of the world are highly contaminated and polluted and the earth appears to be a waste land which is to be put back on the rails.The effect of global warming is for all of us to see with the temperature level of the earth skyrocketing like never before,due to the rise in temperatures of the earth,natural calamities do come to the earth thick and fast in the forms of hurricanes,the rise of sea level,the submergence of island nations around the world and the huge and massive replacement of the people.The point we human beings need to remember and imbibe into ourselves at this juncture is that to have a deeper understanding of our position here on this earth that is that this planet is not our exclusive realm alone rather it is a planet on which all creatures of this earth do have a natural claim as we do,so we need to co-exist with all the creatures here on this earth,if not we shall be slowly eradicated from this world because without them and an ecosystem of balanced nature,we can't ensure our survival for long.So what we need to do is to preserve and conserve this earth and hand it over to posterity in the way we have got it from our ancestors.We also need to make sure the sustainability of Mother Earth and we must follow sustainable developmental patterns as well and most importantly let us follow the principles of "Live and Let Live and Give and Take",that is the only way we can surge ahead in our lives,so let us envisage for the ushering in of an egalitarian and eclectic society.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of exquisite and marvellous nature making a clarion call to reformulate our strategies in terms of the ways through which we have to live in this world.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 2nd October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-45
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Solely concerned 
we are with our own suvival
hardly think others who coexist
with us have life of their own 
the worst victims of our selfishness
and misadventure here

We lament
our own survival is at stake
existence in jeopardy
with global warming, environmental pollution and attitude of man putting a serious question mark as to whether there will be any life on earth

So obsessed we are with our own survival hardly pay any attention to
the environment that nourishes us
the culture that sustains life on earth

Man being the most clever and
assertive animal on earth has deprived
others of their due 
endowed by the Almighty and 
made a mockery of their life
how many of us accept the
truth that this beautiful earth is
as much ours as it is theirs

There is a limit to exploitation
 a limit to the theory of survival of
 the fittest, beyond a limit non will
 survive and the fittest will
 succumb to the ire of nature

Time to rethink and reorient ourself
time to internalise our cultue 
that stands for love and reciprocation
spirit of tolerance, compromise 
and peaceful coexistence

Let 'live and let live' be the motto
or else we only we will be
held responsible for the complete
annihilation of life on this beautiful earth

copyright@smrutiranjan 29.9.2017

#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for his beautiful critical analysis of my piem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-45'.Thank you very much sir for wonderful words of appreciation

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-45"is a timely poem advocating for an ecocentric view of the world rather than an anthropocentric view of the world.Today we still follow that old paradigm of development wherein all activities of us human beings are concentrated upon ensuring maximum comfort level for us human beings here on this earth even at the cost of the survival of the flora and the fauna in this world.We are so immersed in this game of claiming the ownership of this world that we don't mind that the fate of the world dangles at a precarious position with the ecology,environment,nature and atmoshere of it highly impaired and damaged,the natural elements of the world are highly contaminated and polluted and the earth appears to be a waste land which is to be put back on the rails.The effect of global warming is for all of us to see with the temperature level of the earth skyrocketing like never before,due to the rise in temperatures of the earth,natural calamities do come to the earth thick and fast in the forms of hurricanes,the rise of sea level,the submergence of island nations around the world and the huge and massive replacement of the people.The point we human beings need to remember and imbibe into ourselves at this juncture is that to have a deeper understanding of our position here on this earth that is that this planet is not our exclusive realm alone rather it is a planet on which all creatures of this earth do have a natural claim as we do,so we need to co-exist with all the creatures here on this earth,if not we shall be slowly eradicated from this world because without them and an ecosystem of balanced nature,we can't ensure our survival for long.So what we need to do is to preserve and conserve this earth and hand it over to posterity in the way we have got it from our ancestors.We also need to make sure the sustainability of Mother Earth and we must follow sustainable developmental patterns as well and most importantly let us follow the principles of "Live and Let Live and Give and Take",that is the only way we can surge ahead in our lives,so let us envisage for the ushering in of an egalitarian and eclectic society.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of exquisite and marvellous nature making a clarion call to reformulate our strategies in terms of the ways through which we have to live in this world.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 2nd October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-45
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Solely concerned
we are with our own suvival
hardly think others who coexist
with us have life of their own
the worst victims of our selfishness
and misadventure here

We lament
our own survival is at stake
existence in jeopardy
with global warming, environmental pollution and attitude of man putting a serious question mark as to whether there will be any life on earth

So obsessed we are with our own survival hardly pay any attention to
the environment that nourishes us
the culture that sustains life on earth

Man being the most clever and
assertive animal on earth has deprived
others of their due
endowed by the Almighty and
made a mockery of their life
how many of us accept the
truth that this beautiful earth is
as much ours as it is theirs

There is a limit to exploitation
a limit to the theory of survival of
the fittest, beyond a limit non will
survive and the fittest will
succumb to the ire of nature

Time to rethink and reorient ourself
time to internalise our cultue
that stands for love and reciprocation
spirit of tolerance, compromise
and peaceful coexistence

Let 'live and let live' be the motto
or else we only we will be
held responsible for the complete
annihilation of life on this beautiful earth

copyright@smrutiranjan 29.9.2017

4 Love

"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for writing critical appreciation on my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18' in beautiful words.Thank you very much sir for the honour Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"Something I Look at-18"is a poem that advocates for the ushering in of peace and tranquillity into this world.Peace is the key to success in life,in a violent ridden society,nothing can work out properly and everything in such a society is in turmoil and chaos.The two crucial fundamentals that we need to install in our social dealings are peace and love,without which this world can't go far enough in its composition and make-up.When peace is inserted into a society,that society attains happiness and prosperity which can lead to the overall development and progress of that society in the long run. We are unable to bring peace into this world because of the personal egos,complexes and unwanted conflicts we indulge in here in this world which we must do away with at any cost or rate.When a society experiences extreme terror that can destroy that society in a manner from which it may not be able to stage a comeback for long,so the promotion of violence in a society is a recipe for complete chaos.There are elements in the world today who think that by the infusion of apprehensions in the minds of the people,they can establish peace,that contention is far from the truth,through the imposition of fear on the people,peace can't be implemented or breathed in anywhere into society or people.Peace can't be sold or purchased in the open market because it is something that should happen due to the mutual and bilateral meeting of the minds and hearts.It should be understood here that the concept of peace is a lifelong process,it must be pursued from cradle to the grave.The focal point of all human endeavours is peace alone and if we look into and search in the interiors of the interiors of our hearts,we come across peace as a blissful experience,we all need to cherish and nurture to put in place a society of upgradation and betterment.At the end of the day,peace must be the guiding light leading us from the front,this kind of peace we can have,only if we have the power of self introspection and self retrospection which can create a world living in harmony,peace,tranquillity,reconciliation,cooperation,collaboration and co-existence.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 21st September 2017. SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18- BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Life A continuous endeavor in pursuit of peace Often equated with happiness Which is not Happiness is a transitory phenomenon In between two sorrows While peace is a permanent treasure When it descends deserts non To conceive of world peace is a myth When individuals are at war With emotions and instincts Anxieties and ambitions With naked self interest parading high and high In the guise of virtue Mentally still in the primitive society It is a battle of each against all Balance of terror Is something we aim at Intend to have that scenario Where each state strong enough To inflict unacceptable damage upon the other And ensure that Each state lives in perpetual fear of the other Fear by its very nature Can never be the basis of world peace Mental peace of the individuals Inhabiting the world Can be the only basis for sustainable peace Peace is not a commodity To be purchased at a price Nor it will come out as euphoria From any international agreement It is to be sought within We have come out of peace Obvious we are in search of it Since cradle to the grave Life is a journey for peace and peace only At the end of the day Everybody needs peace Behind every human action The driving force is peace We all are Searching for peace But in wrong ways Only we are to change direction We are to peep inside And realise our real nature Which is nothing But Truth Bliss and Absolute Where ever you go what ever you do No peace Until you content yourself Something to be carefully harvested And meticulously nurtured Nothing and nothing but Self introspection and realisation Can save the world from complete annihilation copyright@smrutiranjan 13.10.2016"

Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for writing critical appreciation on my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18' in beautiful words.Thank you very much sir for the honour

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"Something I Look at-18"is a poem that advocates for the ushering in of peace and tranquillity into this world.Peace is the key to success in life,in a violent ridden society,nothing can work out properly and everything in such a society is in turmoil and chaos.The two crucial fundamentals that we need to install in our social dealings are peace and love,without which this world can't go far enough in its composition and make-up.When peace is inserted into a society,that society attains happiness and prosperity which can lead to the overall development and progress of that society in the long run. We are unable to bring peace into this world because of the personal egos,complexes and unwanted conflicts we indulge in here in this world which we must do away with at any cost or rate.When a society experiences extreme terror that can destroy that society in a manner from which it may not be able to stage a comeback for long,so the promotion of violence in a society is a recipe for complete chaos.There are elements in the world today who think that by the infusion of apprehensions in the minds of the people,they can establish peace,that contention is far from the truth,through the imposition of fear on the people,peace can't be implemented or breathed in anywhere into society or people.Peace can't be sold or purchased in the open market because it is something that should happen due to the mutual and bilateral meeting of the minds and hearts.It should be understood here that the concept of peace is a lifelong process,it must be pursued from cradle to the grave.The focal point of all human endeavours is peace alone and if we look into and search in the interiors of the interiors of our hearts,we come across peace as a blissful experience,we all need to cherish and nurture to put in place a society of upgradation and betterment.At the end of the day,peace must be the guiding light leading us from the front,this kind of peace we can have,only if we have the power of self introspection and self retrospection which can create a world living in harmony,peace,tranquillity,reconciliation,cooperation,collaboration and co-existence.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 21st September 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18-
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Life 
A continuous endeavor in pursuit of peace 
Often equated with happiness
Which is not
Happiness is a transitory phenomenon
In between two sorrows
While peace is a permanent treasure 
When it descends deserts non 

To conceive of world peace is a myth
When individuals are at war
With emotions and instincts
Anxieties and ambitions
With naked self interest parading high and high
In the guise of virtue
Mentally still in the primitive society
It is a battle of each against all

Balance of terror
Is something we aim at
Intend to have that scenario 
Where each state strong enough
To inflict unacceptable damage upon the other
And ensure that
Each state lives in perpetual fear of the other

Fear by its very nature
Can never be the basis of world peace
Mental peace of the individuals
Inhabiting the world
Can be the only basis for sustainable peace

Peace is not a commodity 
To be purchased at a price
Nor it will come out as euphoria 
From any international agreement 
It is to be sought within

We have come out of peace
Obvious we are in search of it
Since cradle to the grave
Life is a journey for peace and peace only

At the end of the day
Everybody needs peace
Behind every human action
The driving force is peace
We all are
Searching for peace
But in wrong ways
Only we are to change direction
We are to peep inside
And realise our real nature
Which is nothing 
But Truth Bliss and Absolute

Where ever you go what ever you do
No peace
Until you content yourself
Something to be carefully harvested 
And meticulously nurtured 
Nothing and nothing but
Self introspection and realisation
Can save the world from complete annihilation

copyright@smrutiranjan 13.10.2016

#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for writing critical appreciation on my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18' in beautiful words.Thank you very much sir for the honour

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"Something I Look at-18"is a poem that advocates for the ushering in of peace and tranquillity into this world.Peace is the key to success in life,in a violent ridden society,nothing can work out properly and everything in such a society is in turmoil and chaos.The two crucial fundamentals that we need to install in our social dealings are peace and love,without which this world can't go far enough in its composition and make-up.When peace is inserted into a society,that society attains happiness and prosperity which can lead to the overall development and progress of that society in the long run. We are unable to bring peace into this world because of the personal egos,complexes and unwanted conflicts we indulge in here in this world which we must do away with at any cost or rate.When a society experiences extreme terror that can destroy that society in a manner from which it may not be able to stage a comeback for long,so the promotion of violence in a society is a recipe for complete chaos.There are elements in the world today who think that by the infusion of apprehensions in the minds of the people,they can establish peace,that contention is far from the truth,through the imposition of fear on the people,peace can't be implemented or breathed in anywhere into society or people.Peace can't be sold or purchased in the open market because it is something that should happen due to the mutual and bilateral meeting of the minds and hearts.It should be understood here that the concept of peace is a lifelong process,it must be pursued from cradle to the grave.The focal point of all human endeavours is peace alone and if we look into and search in the interiors of the interiors of our hearts,we come across peace as a blissful experience,we all need to cherish and nurture to put in place a society of upgradation and betterment.At the end of the day,peace must be the guiding light leading us from the front,this kind of peace we can have,only if we have the power of self introspection and self retrospection which can create a world living in harmony,peace,tranquillity,reconciliation,cooperation,collaboration and co-existence.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 21st September 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18-
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Life
A continuous endeavor in pursuit of peace
Often equated with happiness
Which is not
Happiness is a transitory phenomenon
In between two sorrows
While peace is a permanent treasure
When it descends deserts non

To conceive of world peace is a myth
When individuals are at war
With emotions and instincts
Anxieties and ambitions
With naked self interest parading high and high
In the guise of virtue
Mentally still in the primitive society
It is a battle of each against all

Balance of terror
Is something we aim at
Intend to have that scenario
Where each state strong enough
To inflict unacceptable damage upon the other
And ensure that
Each state lives in perpetual fear of the other

Fear by its very nature
Can never be the basis of world peace
Mental peace of the individuals
Inhabiting the world
Can be the only basis for sustainable peace

Peace is not a commodity
To be purchased at a price
Nor it will come out as euphoria
From any international agreement
It is to be sought within

We have come out of peace
Obvious we are in search of it
Since cradle to the grave
Life is a journey for peace and peace only

At the end of the day
Everybody needs peace
Behind every human action
The driving force is peace
We all are
Searching for peace
But in wrong ways
Only we are to change direction
We are to peep inside
And realise our real nature
Which is nothing
But Truth Bliss and Absolute

Where ever you go what ever you do
No peace
Until you content yourself
Something to be carefully harvested
And meticulously nurtured
Nothing and nothing but
Self introspection and realisation
Can save the world from complete annihilation

copyright@smrutiranjan 13.10.2016

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"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-5'.Thank you very much sir for your wondrful words Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life-5" is a poem of magnificent nature because it brings forth the ideals we need to practise in this world of manifold realities happening one after the other.The poem commences with the individual in the poem wanting to have wings with which he/she can fly into the past which is filled with basketful of good memories afterall as long as this individual is concerned.We all have eyes but do we see what we must see in our lives such as the beautiful aspects of life,the eyes we have we must use to observe the attractiveness of this world, the innocent smiles of the children, the bewitchingly beautiful face of a girl and the stunning sceneries all around. There is a tinge of regret in the words of the individual at the final stage, that he/she must be given the heart to love and care for others which sadly didn't happen in the past. It remains as a festering wound in the mind of the individual in question in the poem.In the end, the individual earns for a mind that doesn't have any ill will towards anybody instead it is an impartial and impartisan humane tissue altogether. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil. The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 6th October 2017. A LOOK AT LIFE-5 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Oh, God! let me have a pair of wings to fly down the past where I could not live but cherished all along Let me have a pair of eyes to look and appreciate all that is beautiful and romantic the smile of a child to the scenic beauty of the earth the bewitching looks of a girl in her teens to the dainty cheeks of a newlywed Let me have a heart to feel and reciprocate love in all its colours beauty in all its forms that I sadly missed over the years Let me have a mind that never roams and hangs on to the object of love so fulfilling and beautiful in this world of glamours copyright@smruti ranjan 6.6.2015"

Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic  for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-5'.Thank you very much sir for your wondrful words

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-5" is a poem of magnificent nature because it brings forth the ideals we need to practise in this world of manifold realities happening one after the other.The poem commences with the individual in the poem wanting to have wings with which he/she can fly into the past which is filled with basketful of good memories afterall as long as this individual is concerned.We all have eyes but do we see what we must see in our lives such as the beautiful aspects of life,the eyes we have we must use to observe the attractiveness of this world, the innocent smiles of the children, the bewitchingly beautiful face of a girl and the stunning sceneries all around. There is a tinge of regret in the words of the individual at the final stage, that he/she must be given the heart to love and care for others which sadly didn't happen in the past. It remains as a festering wound in the mind of the individual in question in the poem.In the end, the individual earns for a mind that doesn't have any ill will towards anybody instead it is an impartial and impartisan humane tissue altogether. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. 

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil. The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 6th October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-5
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Oh, God! 
let me have a pair of wings
to  fly  down  the  past
where I could not live
but  cherished all  along

Let me have a pair of eyes
to look and appreciate all 
that is beautiful and romantic
the smile of a child
to the scenic beauty of the earth
the bewitching looks of a girl
 in her teens to the dainty cheeks
 of a newlywed

Let me have a heart
to feel and reciprocate
love in all its colours
beauty in all its forms
that I sadly missed
over the years

Let me have a mind
that never roams and
hangs on to the object of love
so fulfilling and beautiful
in this world of glamours

copyright@smruti ranjan 6.6.2015

#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-5'.Thank you very much sir for your wondrful words

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-5" is a poem of magnificent nature because it brings forth the ideals we need to practise in this world of manifold realities happening one after the other.The poem commences with the individual in the poem wanting to have wings with which he/she can fly into the past which is filled with basketful of good memories after all as long as this individual is concerned.We all have eyes but do we see what we must see in our lives such as the beautiful aspects of life,the eyes we have we must use to observe the attractiveness of this world, the innocent smiles of the children, the bewitchingly beautiful face of a girl and the stunning sceneries all around. There is a tinge of regret in the words of the individual at the final stage, that he/she must be given the heart to love and care for others which sadly didn't happen in the past. It remains as a festering wound in the mind of the individual in question in the poem.In the end, the individual earns for a mind that doesn't have any ill will towards anybody instead it is an impartial and impartisan humane tissue altogether. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil. The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 6th October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-5
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Oh, God!
let me have a pair of wings
to fly down the past
where I could not live
but cherished all along

Let me have a pair of eyes
to look and appreciate all
that is beautiful and romantic
the smile of a child
to the scenic beauty of the earth
the bewitching looks of a girl
in her teens to the dainty cheeks
of a newlywed

Let me have a heart
to feel and reciprocate
love in all its colours
beauty in all its forms
that I sadly missed
over the years

Let me have a mind
that never roams and
hangs on to the object of love
so fulfilling and beautiful
in this world of glamour's

copyright@smruti ranjan 6.6.2015

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True Shelter
It is human nature to take the support of one or the other. Every living being wants to get the shelter of someone, wants to make someone his support. Why is there this sort of nature? It is so because the being is the inseparable part (ansh) of the Supreme Lord (Paramatma). If he takes the support of only the Lord, then he will have no need for any other shelter. But till he gains resort of the Supreme Self, he goes on seeking shelters one after the other. He needs to take God’s shelter, but instead he takes the support of various others. He seeks the shelter of wealth, of his abilities, his strength, his family, his knowledge, his talent and skills, but these shelters do not last.


Only God’s shelter should be sought – this idea seems to make sense in mind and understanding, but we do not give up other shelters! Though you are not bound in giving up others shelters, rather you are altogether free, yet by taking special support and shelter of others, and by continuing to gain consolation and pleasures there from, an illusion has arisen in the heart that how without this support or how by giving up this shelter you will be in a position to live at all! How will you be able to sustain? How will you be able to manage your livelihood? By the surging of this kind of emotion, a sort of cowardice has taken root in the mind, that you cannot leave their shelter!


Whose support is there when we are under the spell of deep sleep? No one else’s dependency or support is there, not even of God’s! In that state, there is a certain sort of semi-unconsciousness, a kind of swoon. In that state, the shelter of the world is automatically given up, but that of ignorance (moodhataa) persists. Thus it is a sheer illusion that we cannot live without someone’s shelter. Or, else, tell me on whose support do you exist or live during deep sleep? In deep sleep “shushupti” you exist even without or in absence of world’s shelter or support.


Please be kind and do pay attention to this one point of great importance. We do not get as much happiness from depending on the world, as we get in sleep from leaving the dependence on the world. The extent of joy and freshness that we experience, the energy that we accumulate from leaving the dependency of the world, these do not come from taking the support of the world. What to speak of conservation of energy, it is exhausted away! By continuing to depend on wealth, family, intellect, abilities, etc. you become restless, tired, and exhausted. Your energy is used up, and then you leave every one and fall off asleep. And while sleeping you once again regain the energy. In this manner, by sundering of worldly shelters a distinctive and refreshing power will grow in you. And by taking the shelter of God, boundless will be the strength, so limitless will be the power that no fear or anxiety will ever haunt or trouble you! For this reason alone it is said -


“yam labdhvaa chaaparam laabham manyate naadhikam tatah.” (Gita 6/22).


“Higher than this there has been no real or great gain at all.” There is no higher gain than this, nor can, nor shall it ever be! But this will occur only on giving up all the ephemeral or perishable shelters of the world. The mistake which is often committed is that you do not give up the shelters which are believed and known to you as being perishable. You repeat and recite the Divine Name of God, you meditate, you sing God’s glory and contemplate on spiritual matters, but simultaneously you keep shelter of the perishable things! Without totally relinquishing the shelter of the perishable world, one cannot entirely and in toto take the shelter of God. Without seeking complete support (of God), total power cannot be secured.


There is no dearth or paucity from God’s side. To the extent you seek God’s shelter, to that very extent you will get consolation, power and gain. You will undoubtedly get illimitable power if by totally giving up the shelter of the world, you depend on God alone for everything.


Where is that God? In this regard, may I tell you one thing that He is in the heart of all beings’ – “sarvasya chaham hrdi samnivistah” (Gita 15/15); “isvarah sarvabhootaanaam hrddeserjuna tishthati (Gita 18/61). He is the Indwelling Spirit of all the beings; but the difficulty is that the being looks only outward, he does not look deep within. You regard yourself that “I am”. Of that “I-ness,” Atman (Self, Spirit) is the support; and God, the Supreme Self, Supreme Spirit is the shelter even of the Atman – mamaivaamso jivaloke (Gita 15/7). Your Atman is an inseparable part of the Paramatman. You (amsa) are in one “ksetra” i.e. body and your “amsi” (God) is in all the bodies (ksetras) - “ksetrajnam chaapi maam viddhi sarvaksetresu bhaarata.” (Gita 13/2). The Gopis said - “na khalu gopikaanandano bhavaanakhiladehinaa mantaraatmadrk” i.e., “you are not mere the child of Yashoda, you are the witness to the Inner Self of all the beings, of all the bodies in living and inert forms, whether they be gods, demons, ghosts, or spirits or be they the residents of hells or heavens, devotees or meditative and contemplative seeker of Truth or God-loving fellows. But how are You here, when you are all these?”


“Vikhanasaarthito vishvagupte sakh udeyivaan saatvataam kule” (Srimad Bhagwat 10/31/4) - “you appeared when Brahmani prayed to you”. Why did he pray? “Visvaguptaye” 
i.e. he prayed for the protection of the universe. For, Thou alone are the saviour of Creation, none else has this power to protect. Besides, you have “appeared” – not born – in the Yadava clan “udeyivaan saatvataam kule”. When the sun rises, no body says that the sun is born, because the Sun is present even before it appears to rise in the eastern skies! Likewise God descends in divine ways. He is not born like our bodies are born.


Mind, intellect, senses, body, individuals, things, objects, money, wealth etc., nothing belongs to you, nothing stays with you; every moment it is parting from you, and yet you seek their shelter! Here in lies your mistake. Relinquishing the shelter of such things, please seek the shelter of God alone - “maamekam saranam vraja” (Gita 18/66). “Tameva saranam gaccha sarvabhaavena bhaarata, tatprasaadaatparaam saantim sthaanam praapsyasi saasvatam” (Gita 18/62).


Seek the shelter in Him alone, wholeheartedly. By His grace you shall attain supreme peace (total unconcern from worldliness) and eternal abode. We are all free in seeking the shelter of God, no one is dependent. None is incapable of taking His shelter and support.


This very moment you “can” seek the shelter and support of God, because He is with you and you are with Him. Neither He can ever be separated from you nor can you be ever separated from Him. If He parts from you, then there will be two Gods; one He, and the other one you. His indivisibility, omnipresence and supremacy will be disintegrated. His significance will not remain if he separates from you. He cannot, therefore, be separated from you. Nor can you be separated from Him. Yes, you may regard yourself separate from Him, but you cannot be separated from Him. Similarly, you can certainly regard yourself dependent on the world and seek shelter of worldly goods and materials, but cannot be dependent upon them for all time. You took the shelter of wealth, family, friends, intelligence, ability, power etc., but could you and can you really be dependent on them permanently? You know it, believe it and yet you seek their shelter. What an illusion! What an error! It is so because such supports will not last. Therefore, turn your back upon them all and seek only God’s shelter. Do not take the support of anyone or anything else. Make use of wealth in the best possible manner. Do all work but trust only in the ever-abiding shelter of Almighty and Eternal God. The Saints have said:


Pativrataa rahe pati ke paasaa
Yom saahiba ke dhiga rahe daasaa.


i.e. “Just as the chaste wife lives under the shelter of her husband, so also the devotees of the Lord live under God’s support and shelter only.”


Jagajjanani Janaki used to pay great respects to her parents-in-law much more than her regards for her parents-in-law much more than her regards for her own mother and father; but when her Lord Bhagavan Sri Ram left for the forests, she gave up even the in-laws. King Sri Dasharatha said to such an extent that if Janakadulaari stayed back in Ayodhyaa, his life would be saved; and yet she chose to live for and with Lord Sri Ram. She could not think of staying or living without Lord Sri Rama. How can moonlight remain in absence of the moon? How can the daylight remain without the sun? How can the bodily-shadow live without the body? So also, no Jiva (being) can ever live apart from God. But, since he seeks the shelter of the world, alienating himself from God, he time and again suffers misery. If he did not take the support of that which is going to separate, and takes the support of that which will stay forever with him, than he will undoubtedly be greatly benefited and joyful.


Please, decide right now and once and for all, that you will not take the shelter of the world. You earn money, do all the work that is to be done, but do not make wealth and world your life’s resort or shelter. So far you have taken much from the world, so you work for the world to repay your debt to it, not to seek it’s shelter now. As a matter of fact, the world is not worthy of being a shelter, for it is constantly changing. It changes with such dynamic speed, that we cannot see it twice. Only that which changes is called “samsara” - “sam sarati iti samsaarah”. As God is Mercy Incarnate – “prabhu murati krpaamayi hai” (Vinaya-Patrika 170/7), so is this world change incarnage. There is noting in it except change. You have wrongly regarded worldly as worthy of your shelter. Now turning away from it, only take shelter of the Lord’s Lotus feet, right now! Yes! Just now!


“Mere to Giridhar Gopa, dooseron na koyi”, “ek baani karunaanidhaan ki, so priya jaake gati na aan ki.” - Do not take the shelter of others. With complete sentiments take total refuge in the Lord. “Tameva sharanam gaccha sarvabhaavena” (Gita 18/62), “Sa sarvavidbhajati maam sarvabhaavena” (Gita 15/19); “Sarva bhaav bhaj kapat taji moho param priya soyi” (Manav 7/87 Ka). Verily indeed, your kinship with God is self-evident and profound. Yoke yourself not with the changing world – this is the entire thing. The only thing! That is all there is to it!


From book "Be Good" by Swami Ramsukhdasji
नारायण ! नारायण ! नारायण !

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"Here is the critical appreciation of my poem "SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43" by non-other than the eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literally critic Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil. Thanks and gratitude sir for your brilliant interpretation of the poem Dear Smruti Ranjaniji, Something I Look At-43" is a poem that narrates about a world which is in the whirlpool of tensions, worries and concerns from one end to the next. The poem commences with an optimistic note wherein this world is described as a world of pure joy and happiness, the human beings in this world enjoy life in an overwhelming manner day in and day out. This world is also suffused with many amenities and facilities and we all live in the comfort zones of this world. This world also can be termed as a paradise because of the comfort level, people come across this world. But the rosy picture of this world is countered by a reality check regarding the real status of this world in relation to values, ideologies and other concepts. Today the world witnesses a situation wherein peace is destroyed, war is taken to the forefront, the conflicts are resolved through yet another conflict and life is put through the quagmire of the highest magnitude. Today we are also engaged in clandestine wars to set scores. Our society is divided into thousands upon thousands of divisions where different stakeholders clash with malicious intentions. Today our society is also immersed in bigoted belief systems, discriminations and inconsistencies. Fundamentalistic ideologies do dot our landscape in an enormous way. Today the world is ripped apart by social, political, religious, economic, moral, ethical and environmental ambiguities. The cultured nature of human society is gone with the winds once and forever. The different modes of terrorism weigh down upon the humanity in different ways which can only give our society a billion cuts. The treatment that we accord to our old parents is horrendous and appalling, they are often locked up in the open prisons of their old age homes, they are not given the dues they richly deserve in their lives. These old people always encounter isolation and alienation in the society due to their ages. To make matters worse, we are even ready to forgo the perpetuation of the next generation, we don't yearn for the next generation solely because we want to protect our comfort level intact, yes by doing such a thing, we place an axe at our own roots. We live like machines in this world, our life is always primed by the virtual realities here on this earth. We also condone injustices and inequalities in this world through our silent capitulation to such trends and tendencies taking place in the society. In order to enjoy life here on earth, we should have a mindset of positive attitude and open mentality, but unfortunately, many of us don't have such quality oriented hearts. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent and forthright nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Channel Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 9th July 2017. SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY This world so beautiful to live in with all the comforts luxuries and amenities life seems so fascinating nothing short of a paradise But where is happiness, peace that throbbing heart loving eyes and silent tranquil mind be it in a war or proxy war and its aftermath be it in our devastated social life be it in the fanaticism of religious zealots be it in a world divided on racial linguistic and parochial loyalties be it in the uncivilised and the barbarian attitude of civilized man be it in terrorism or in our sick mind and raped conscience it is humanity that silently suffers Where is the face of humanity with the relationship at the lowest ebb old parents struggling for their death in asylums, old age homes in their deserted lonely confinement with no near one to look after , Too much of obsession with career so-called better life and the lure of comforts made us inhuman to the extent, we hesitate to recognise our own blood and one will think thrice before begetting a child of his own We are more evident in our spineless attitude towards injustice and the way we look at these we are more like machines devoid of all that is finer having no time for other love and reciprocation Where is life and its beauty to conceive it one has to have a heart that truly beats sadly many of us do not have it copyright@smrutiranjan 28.5.2017"

Here is the critical appreciation of my poem "SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43" by non-other than the eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literally critic Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil.  
Thanks and gratitude sir for your brilliant interpretation of the poem

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji,

Something I Look At-43" is a poem that narrates about a world which is in the whirlpool of tensions, worries and concerns from one end to the next. The poem commences with an optimistic note wherein this world is described as a world of pure joy and happiness, the human beings in this world enjoy life in an overwhelming manner day in and day out. This world is also suffused with many amenities and facilities and we all live in the comfort zones of this world. This world also can be termed as a paradise because of the comfort level, people come across this world. But the rosy picture of this world is countered by a reality check regarding the real status of this world in relation to values, ideologies and other concepts. Today the world witnesses a situation wherein peace is destroyed, war is taken to the forefront, the conflicts are resolved through yet another conflict and life is put through the quagmire of the highest magnitude. Today we are also engaged in clandestine wars to set scores. Our society is divided into thousands upon thousands of divisions where different stakeholders clash with malicious intentions. Today our society is also immersed in bigoted belief systems, discriminations and inconsistencies. Fundamentalistic ideologies do dot our landscape in an enormous way. Today the world is ripped apart by social, political, religious, economic, moral, ethical and environmental ambiguities. The cultured nature of human society is gone with the winds once and forever. The different modes of terrorism weigh down upon the humanity in different ways which can only give our society a billion cuts. The treatment that we accord to our old parents is horrendous and appalling, they are often locked up in the open prisons of their old age homes, they are not given the dues they richly deserve in their lives. These old people always encounter isolation and alienation in the society due to their ages. To make matters worse, we are even ready to forgo the perpetuation of the next generation, we don't yearn for the next generation solely because we want to protect our comfort level intact, yes by doing such a thing, we place an axe at our own roots. We live like machines in this world, our life is always primed by the virtual realities here on this earth. We also condone injustices and inequalities in this world through our silent capitulation to such trends and tendencies taking place in the society. In order to enjoy life here on earth, we should have a mindset of positive attitude and open mentality, but unfortunately, many of us don't have such quality oriented hearts. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent and forthright nature. 

Written by Cijo Joseph Channel Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 9th July 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

This world
so beautiful to live in
with all the comforts
luxuries and amenities
life seems so fascinating
nothing short of a paradise 

But where is happiness, peace 
that throbbing heart
loving eyes and silent tranquil mind
be it in a war or proxy war
and its aftermath
be it in our devastated social life
be it in the fanaticism of religious zealots
be it in a world divided on racial
linguistic and parochial loyalties
be it in the uncivilised and
the barbarian attitude of civilized man
be it in terrorism or in our sick mind
and raped conscience
it is humanity that silently suffers

Where is the face of humanity with
the relationship at the  lowest ebb
old parents struggling for their death
in asylums, old age homes
in their deserted lonely confinement
with no near one to look after
,
Too much of obsession with career
so-called better life
and the lure of comforts made us inhuman
to the extent, we hesitate to
recognise our own blood
and one will think thrice
before begetting a child of his own

We are more evident 
in our spineless attitude towards injustice
and the way we look at these
we are more like machines
devoid of all that is finer
having no time for other
love and reciprocation

Where is life and its beauty
to conceive it
one has to have a heart
that truly beats 
sadly many of us do not have it

copyright@smrutiranjan 28.5.2017

#here is the critical appreciation of my poem "SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43" by non-other than the eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literally critic Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil.
Thanks and gratitude sir for your brilliant interpretation of the poem

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji,

Something I Look At-43" is a poem that narrates about a world which is in the whirlpool of tensions, worries and concerns from one end to the next. The poem commences with an optimistic note wherein this world is described as a world of pure joy and happiness, the human beings in this world enjoy life in an overwhelming manner day in and day out. This world is also suffused with many amenities and facilities and we all live in the comfort zones of this world. This world also can be termed as a paradise because of the comfort level, people come across this world. But the rosy picture of this world is countered by a reality check regarding the real status of this world in relation to values, ideologies and other concepts. Today the world witnesses a situation wherein peace is destroyed, war is taken to the forefront, the conflicts are resolved through yet another conflict and life is put through the quagmire of the highest magnitude. Today we are also engaged in clandestine wars to set scores. Our society is divided into thousands upon thousands of divisions where different stakeholders clash with malicious intentions. Today our society is also immersed in bigoted belief systems, discriminations and inconsistencies. Fundamentalistic ideologies do dot our landscape in an enormous way. Today the world is ripped apart by social, political, religious, economic, moral, ethical and environmental ambiguities. The cultured nature of human society is gone with the winds once and forever. The different modes of terrorism weigh down upon the humanity in different ways which can only give our society a billion cuts. The treatment that we accord to our old parents is horrendous and appalling, they are often locked up in the open prisons of their old age homes, they are not given the dues they richly deserve in their lives. These old people always encounter isolation and alienation in the society due to their ages. To make matters worse, we are even ready to forgo the perpetuation of the next generation, we don't yearn for the next generation solely because we want to protect our comfort level intact, yes by doing such a thing, we place an axe at our own roots. We live like machines in this world, our life is always primed by the virtual realities here on this earth. We also condone injustices and inequalities in this world through our silent capitulation to such trends and tendencies taking place in the society. In order to enjoy life here on earth, we should have a mindset of positive attitude and open mentality, but unfortunately, many of us don't have such quality oriented hearts. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent and forthright nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Channel Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 9th July 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-43
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

This world
so beautiful to live in
with all the comforts
luxuries and amenities
life seems so fascinating
nothing short of a paradise

But where is happiness, peace
that throbbing heart
loving eyes and silent tranquil mind
be it in a war or proxy war
and its aftermath
be it in our devastated social life
be it in the fanaticism of religious zealots
be it in a world divided on racial
linguistic and parochial loyalties
be it in the uncivilised and
the barbarian attitude of civilized man
be it in terrorism or in our sick mind
and raped conscience
it is humanity that silently suffers

Where is the face of humanity with
the relationship at the lowest ebb
old parents struggling for their death
in asylums, old age homes
in their deserted lonely confinement
with no near one to look after
,
Too much of obsession with career
so-called better life
and the lure of comforts made us inhuman
to the extent, we hesitate to
recognise our own blood
and one will think thrice
before begetting a child of his own

We are more evident
in our spineless attitude towards injustice
and the way we look at these
we are more like machines
devoid of all that is finer
having no time for other
love and reciprocation

Where is life and its beauty
to conceive it
one has to have a heart
that truly beats
sadly many of us do not have it

copyright@smrutiranjan 28.5.2017

5 Love

"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for his beautiful critical analysis of my piem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-45'.Thank you very much sir for wonderful words of appreciation Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life-45"is a timely poem advocating for an ecocentric view of the world rather than an anthropocentric view of the world.Today we still follow that old paradigm of development wherein all activities of us human beings are concentrated upon ensuring maximum comfort level for us human beings here on this earth even at the cost of the survival of the flora and the fauna in this world.We are so immersed in this game of claiming the ownership of this world that we don't mind that the fate of the world dangles at a precarious position with the ecology,environment,nature and atmoshere of it highly impaired and damaged,the natural elements of the world are highly contaminated and polluted and the earth appears to be a waste land which is to be put back on the rails.The effect of global warming is for all of us to see with the temperature level of the earth skyrocketing like never before,due to the rise in temperatures of the earth,natural calamities do come to the earth thick and fast in the forms of hurricanes,the rise of sea level,the submergence of island nations around the world and the huge and massive replacement of the people.The point we human beings need to remember and imbibe into ourselves at this juncture is that to have a deeper understanding of our position here on this earth that is that this planet is not our exclusive realm alone rather it is a planet on which all creatures of this earth do have a natural claim as we do,so we need to co-exist with all the creatures here on this earth,if not we shall be slowly eradicated from this world because without them and an ecosystem of balanced nature,we can't ensure our survival for long.So what we need to do is to preserve and conserve this earth and hand it over to posterity in the way we have got it from our ancestors.We also need to make sure the sustainability of Mother Earth and we must follow sustainable developmental patterns as well and most importantly let us follow the principles of "Live and Let Live and Give and Take",that is the only way we can surge ahead in our lives,so let us envisage for the ushering in of an egalitarian and eclectic society.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of exquisite and marvellous nature making a clarion call to reformulate our strategies in terms of the ways through which we have to live in this world. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 2nd October 2017. A LOOK AT LIFE-45 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Solely concerned we are with our own suvival hardly think others who coexist with us have life of their own the worst victims of our selfishness and misadventure here We lament our own survival is at stake existence in jeopardy with global warming, environmental pollution and attitude of man putting a serious question mark as to whether there will be any life on earth So obsessed we are with our own survival hardly pay any attention to the environment that nourishes us the culture that sustains life on earth Man being the most clever and assertive animal on earth has deprived others of their due endowed by the Almighty and made a mockery of their life how many of us accept the truth that this beautiful earth is as much ours as it is theirs There is a limit to exploitation a limit to the theory of survival of the fittest, beyond a limit non will survive and the fittest will succumb to the ire of nature Time to rethink and reorient ourself time to internalise our cultue that stands for love and reciprocation spirit of tolerance, compromise and peaceful coexistence Let 'live and let live' be the motto or else we only we will be held responsible for the complete annihilation of life on this beautiful earth copyright@smrutiranjan 29.9.2017"

Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for his beautiful critical analysis of my piem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-45'.Thank you very much sir for wonderful words of appreciation

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-45"is a timely poem advocating for an ecocentric view of the world rather than an anthropocentric view of the world.Today we still follow that old paradigm of development wherein all activities of us human beings are concentrated upon ensuring maximum comfort level for us human beings here on this earth even at the cost of the survival of the flora and the fauna in this world.We are so immersed in this game of claiming the ownership of this world that we don't mind that the fate of the world dangles at a precarious position with the ecology,environment,nature and atmoshere of it highly impaired and damaged,the natural elements of the world are highly contaminated and polluted and the earth appears to be a waste land which is to be put back on the rails.The effect of global warming is for all of us to see with the temperature level of the earth skyrocketing like never before,due to the rise in temperatures of the earth,natural calamities do come to the earth thick and fast in the forms of hurricanes,the rise of sea level,the submergence of island nations around the world and the huge and massive replacement of the people.The point we human beings need to remember and imbibe into ourselves at this juncture is that to have a deeper understanding of our position here on this earth that is that this planet is not our exclusive realm alone rather it is a planet on which all creatures of this earth do have a natural claim as we do,so we need to co-exist with all the creatures here on this earth,if not we shall be slowly eradicated from this world because without them and an ecosystem of balanced nature,we can't ensure our survival for long.So what we need to do is to preserve and conserve this earth and hand it over to posterity in the way we have got it from our ancestors.We also need to make sure the sustainability of Mother Earth and we must follow sustainable developmental patterns as well and most importantly let us follow the principles of "Live and Let Live and Give and Take",that is the only way we can surge ahead in our lives,so let us envisage for the ushering in of an egalitarian and eclectic society.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of exquisite and marvellous nature making a clarion call to reformulate our strategies in terms of the ways through which we have to live in this world.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 2nd October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-45
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Solely concerned 
we are with our own suvival
hardly think others who coexist
with us have life of their own 
the worst victims of our selfishness
and misadventure here

We lament
our own survival is at stake
existence in jeopardy
with global warming, environmental pollution and attitude of man putting a serious question mark as to whether there will be any life on earth

So obsessed we are with our own survival hardly pay any attention to
the environment that nourishes us
the culture that sustains life on earth

Man being the most clever and
assertive animal on earth has deprived
others of their due 
endowed by the Almighty and 
made a mockery of their life
how many of us accept the
truth that this beautiful earth is
as much ours as it is theirs

There is a limit to exploitation
 a limit to the theory of survival of
 the fittest, beyond a limit non will
 survive and the fittest will
 succumb to the ire of nature

Time to rethink and reorient ourself
time to internalise our cultue 
that stands for love and reciprocation
spirit of tolerance, compromise 
and peaceful coexistence

Let 'live and let live' be the motto
or else we only we will be
held responsible for the complete
annihilation of life on this beautiful earth

copyright@smrutiranjan 29.9.2017

#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for his beautiful critical analysis of my piem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-45'.Thank you very much sir for wonderful words of appreciation

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-45"is a timely poem advocating for an ecocentric view of the world rather than an anthropocentric view of the world.Today we still follow that old paradigm of development wherein all activities of us human beings are concentrated upon ensuring maximum comfort level for us human beings here on this earth even at the cost of the survival of the flora and the fauna in this world.We are so immersed in this game of claiming the ownership of this world that we don't mind that the fate of the world dangles at a precarious position with the ecology,environment,nature and atmoshere of it highly impaired and damaged,the natural elements of the world are highly contaminated and polluted and the earth appears to be a waste land which is to be put back on the rails.The effect of global warming is for all of us to see with the temperature level of the earth skyrocketing like never before,due to the rise in temperatures of the earth,natural calamities do come to the earth thick and fast in the forms of hurricanes,the rise of sea level,the submergence of island nations around the world and the huge and massive replacement of the people.The point we human beings need to remember and imbibe into ourselves at this juncture is that to have a deeper understanding of our position here on this earth that is that this planet is not our exclusive realm alone rather it is a planet on which all creatures of this earth do have a natural claim as we do,so we need to co-exist with all the creatures here on this earth,if not we shall be slowly eradicated from this world because without them and an ecosystem of balanced nature,we can't ensure our survival for long.So what we need to do is to preserve and conserve this earth and hand it over to posterity in the way we have got it from our ancestors.We also need to make sure the sustainability of Mother Earth and we must follow sustainable developmental patterns as well and most importantly let us follow the principles of "Live and Let Live and Give and Take",that is the only way we can surge ahead in our lives,so let us envisage for the ushering in of an egalitarian and eclectic society.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of exquisite and marvellous nature making a clarion call to reformulate our strategies in terms of the ways through which we have to live in this world.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 2nd October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-45
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Solely concerned
we are with our own suvival
hardly think others who coexist
with us have life of their own
the worst victims of our selfishness
and misadventure here

We lament
our own survival is at stake
existence in jeopardy
with global warming, environmental pollution and attitude of man putting a serious question mark as to whether there will be any life on earth

So obsessed we are with our own survival hardly pay any attention to
the environment that nourishes us
the culture that sustains life on earth

Man being the most clever and
assertive animal on earth has deprived
others of their due
endowed by the Almighty and
made a mockery of their life
how many of us accept the
truth that this beautiful earth is
as much ours as it is theirs

There is a limit to exploitation
a limit to the theory of survival of
the fittest, beyond a limit non will
survive and the fittest will
succumb to the ire of nature

Time to rethink and reorient ourself
time to internalise our cultue
that stands for love and reciprocation
spirit of tolerance, compromise
and peaceful coexistence

Let 'live and let live' be the motto
or else we only we will be
held responsible for the complete
annihilation of life on this beautiful earth

copyright@smrutiranjan 29.9.2017

4 Love

"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for writing critical appreciation on my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18' in beautiful words.Thank you very much sir for the honour Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"Something I Look at-18"is a poem that advocates for the ushering in of peace and tranquillity into this world.Peace is the key to success in life,in a violent ridden society,nothing can work out properly and everything in such a society is in turmoil and chaos.The two crucial fundamentals that we need to install in our social dealings are peace and love,without which this world can't go far enough in its composition and make-up.When peace is inserted into a society,that society attains happiness and prosperity which can lead to the overall development and progress of that society in the long run. We are unable to bring peace into this world because of the personal egos,complexes and unwanted conflicts we indulge in here in this world which we must do away with at any cost or rate.When a society experiences extreme terror that can destroy that society in a manner from which it may not be able to stage a comeback for long,so the promotion of violence in a society is a recipe for complete chaos.There are elements in the world today who think that by the infusion of apprehensions in the minds of the people,they can establish peace,that contention is far from the truth,through the imposition of fear on the people,peace can't be implemented or breathed in anywhere into society or people.Peace can't be sold or purchased in the open market because it is something that should happen due to the mutual and bilateral meeting of the minds and hearts.It should be understood here that the concept of peace is a lifelong process,it must be pursued from cradle to the grave.The focal point of all human endeavours is peace alone and if we look into and search in the interiors of the interiors of our hearts,we come across peace as a blissful experience,we all need to cherish and nurture to put in place a society of upgradation and betterment.At the end of the day,peace must be the guiding light leading us from the front,this kind of peace we can have,only if we have the power of self introspection and self retrospection which can create a world living in harmony,peace,tranquillity,reconciliation,cooperation,collaboration and co-existence.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 21st September 2017. SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18- BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Life A continuous endeavor in pursuit of peace Often equated with happiness Which is not Happiness is a transitory phenomenon In between two sorrows While peace is a permanent treasure When it descends deserts non To conceive of world peace is a myth When individuals are at war With emotions and instincts Anxieties and ambitions With naked self interest parading high and high In the guise of virtue Mentally still in the primitive society It is a battle of each against all Balance of terror Is something we aim at Intend to have that scenario Where each state strong enough To inflict unacceptable damage upon the other And ensure that Each state lives in perpetual fear of the other Fear by its very nature Can never be the basis of world peace Mental peace of the individuals Inhabiting the world Can be the only basis for sustainable peace Peace is not a commodity To be purchased at a price Nor it will come out as euphoria From any international agreement It is to be sought within We have come out of peace Obvious we are in search of it Since cradle to the grave Life is a journey for peace and peace only At the end of the day Everybody needs peace Behind every human action The driving force is peace We all are Searching for peace But in wrong ways Only we are to change direction We are to peep inside And realise our real nature Which is nothing But Truth Bliss and Absolute Where ever you go what ever you do No peace Until you content yourself Something to be carefully harvested And meticulously nurtured Nothing and nothing but Self introspection and realisation Can save the world from complete annihilation copyright@smrutiranjan 13.10.2016"

Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for writing critical appreciation on my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18' in beautiful words.Thank you very much sir for the honour

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"Something I Look at-18"is a poem that advocates for the ushering in of peace and tranquillity into this world.Peace is the key to success in life,in a violent ridden society,nothing can work out properly and everything in such a society is in turmoil and chaos.The two crucial fundamentals that we need to install in our social dealings are peace and love,without which this world can't go far enough in its composition and make-up.When peace is inserted into a society,that society attains happiness and prosperity which can lead to the overall development and progress of that society in the long run. We are unable to bring peace into this world because of the personal egos,complexes and unwanted conflicts we indulge in here in this world which we must do away with at any cost or rate.When a society experiences extreme terror that can destroy that society in a manner from which it may not be able to stage a comeback for long,so the promotion of violence in a society is a recipe for complete chaos.There are elements in the world today who think that by the infusion of apprehensions in the minds of the people,they can establish peace,that contention is far from the truth,through the imposition of fear on the people,peace can't be implemented or breathed in anywhere into society or people.Peace can't be sold or purchased in the open market because it is something that should happen due to the mutual and bilateral meeting of the minds and hearts.It should be understood here that the concept of peace is a lifelong process,it must be pursued from cradle to the grave.The focal point of all human endeavours is peace alone and if we look into and search in the interiors of the interiors of our hearts,we come across peace as a blissful experience,we all need to cherish and nurture to put in place a society of upgradation and betterment.At the end of the day,peace must be the guiding light leading us from the front,this kind of peace we can have,only if we have the power of self introspection and self retrospection which can create a world living in harmony,peace,tranquillity,reconciliation,cooperation,collaboration and co-existence.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 21st September 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18-
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Life 
A continuous endeavor in pursuit of peace 
Often equated with happiness
Which is not
Happiness is a transitory phenomenon
In between two sorrows
While peace is a permanent treasure 
When it descends deserts non 

To conceive of world peace is a myth
When individuals are at war
With emotions and instincts
Anxieties and ambitions
With naked self interest parading high and high
In the guise of virtue
Mentally still in the primitive society
It is a battle of each against all

Balance of terror
Is something we aim at
Intend to have that scenario 
Where each state strong enough
To inflict unacceptable damage upon the other
And ensure that
Each state lives in perpetual fear of the other

Fear by its very nature
Can never be the basis of world peace
Mental peace of the individuals
Inhabiting the world
Can be the only basis for sustainable peace

Peace is not a commodity 
To be purchased at a price
Nor it will come out as euphoria 
From any international agreement 
It is to be sought within

We have come out of peace
Obvious we are in search of it
Since cradle to the grave
Life is a journey for peace and peace only

At the end of the day
Everybody needs peace
Behind every human action
The driving force is peace
We all are
Searching for peace
But in wrong ways
Only we are to change direction
We are to peep inside
And realise our real nature
Which is nothing 
But Truth Bliss and Absolute

Where ever you go what ever you do
No peace
Until you content yourself
Something to be carefully harvested 
And meticulously nurtured 
Nothing and nothing but
Self introspection and realisation
Can save the world from complete annihilation

copyright@smrutiranjan 13.10.2016

#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic for writing critical appreciation on my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18' in beautiful words.Thank you very much sir for the honour

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"Something I Look at-18"is a poem that advocates for the ushering in of peace and tranquillity into this world.Peace is the key to success in life,in a violent ridden society,nothing can work out properly and everything in such a society is in turmoil and chaos.The two crucial fundamentals that we need to install in our social dealings are peace and love,without which this world can't go far enough in its composition and make-up.When peace is inserted into a society,that society attains happiness and prosperity which can lead to the overall development and progress of that society in the long run. We are unable to bring peace into this world because of the personal egos,complexes and unwanted conflicts we indulge in here in this world which we must do away with at any cost or rate.When a society experiences extreme terror that can destroy that society in a manner from which it may not be able to stage a comeback for long,so the promotion of violence in a society is a recipe for complete chaos.There are elements in the world today who think that by the infusion of apprehensions in the minds of the people,they can establish peace,that contention is far from the truth,through the imposition of fear on the people,peace can't be implemented or breathed in anywhere into society or people.Peace can't be sold or purchased in the open market because it is something that should happen due to the mutual and bilateral meeting of the minds and hearts.It should be understood here that the concept of peace is a lifelong process,it must be pursued from cradle to the grave.The focal point of all human endeavours is peace alone and if we look into and search in the interiors of the interiors of our hearts,we come across peace as a blissful experience,we all need to cherish and nurture to put in place a society of upgradation and betterment.At the end of the day,peace must be the guiding light leading us from the front,this kind of peace we can have,only if we have the power of self introspection and self retrospection which can create a world living in harmony,peace,tranquillity,reconciliation,cooperation,collaboration and co-existence.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 21st September 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-18-
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Life
A continuous endeavor in pursuit of peace
Often equated with happiness
Which is not
Happiness is a transitory phenomenon
In between two sorrows
While peace is a permanent treasure
When it descends deserts non

To conceive of world peace is a myth
When individuals are at war
With emotions and instincts
Anxieties and ambitions
With naked self interest parading high and high
In the guise of virtue
Mentally still in the primitive society
It is a battle of each against all

Balance of terror
Is something we aim at
Intend to have that scenario
Where each state strong enough
To inflict unacceptable damage upon the other
And ensure that
Each state lives in perpetual fear of the other

Fear by its very nature
Can never be the basis of world peace
Mental peace of the individuals
Inhabiting the world
Can be the only basis for sustainable peace

Peace is not a commodity
To be purchased at a price
Nor it will come out as euphoria
From any international agreement
It is to be sought within

We have come out of peace
Obvious we are in search of it
Since cradle to the grave
Life is a journey for peace and peace only

At the end of the day
Everybody needs peace
Behind every human action
The driving force is peace
We all are
Searching for peace
But in wrong ways
Only we are to change direction
We are to peep inside
And realise our real nature
Which is nothing
But Truth Bliss and Absolute

Where ever you go what ever you do
No peace
Until you content yourself
Something to be carefully harvested
And meticulously nurtured
Nothing and nothing but
Self introspection and realisation
Can save the world from complete annihilation

copyright@smrutiranjan 13.10.2016

2 Love

"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-5'.Thank you very much sir for your wondrful words Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life-5" is a poem of magnificent nature because it brings forth the ideals we need to practise in this world of manifold realities happening one after the other.The poem commences with the individual in the poem wanting to have wings with which he/she can fly into the past which is filled with basketful of good memories afterall as long as this individual is concerned.We all have eyes but do we see what we must see in our lives such as the beautiful aspects of life,the eyes we have we must use to observe the attractiveness of this world, the innocent smiles of the children, the bewitchingly beautiful face of a girl and the stunning sceneries all around. There is a tinge of regret in the words of the individual at the final stage, that he/she must be given the heart to love and care for others which sadly didn't happen in the past. It remains as a festering wound in the mind of the individual in question in the poem.In the end, the individual earns for a mind that doesn't have any ill will towards anybody instead it is an impartial and impartisan humane tissue altogether. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil. The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 6th October 2017. A LOOK AT LIFE-5 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Oh, God! let me have a pair of wings to fly down the past where I could not live but cherished all along Let me have a pair of eyes to look and appreciate all that is beautiful and romantic the smile of a child to the scenic beauty of the earth the bewitching looks of a girl in her teens to the dainty cheeks of a newlywed Let me have a heart to feel and reciprocate love in all its colours beauty in all its forms that I sadly missed over the years Let me have a mind that never roams and hangs on to the object of love so fulfilling and beautiful in this world of glamours copyright@smruti ranjan 6.6.2015"

Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic  for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-5'.Thank you very much sir for your wondrful words

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-5" is a poem of magnificent nature because it brings forth the ideals we need to practise in this world of manifold realities happening one after the other.The poem commences with the individual in the poem wanting to have wings with which he/she can fly into the past which is filled with basketful of good memories afterall as long as this individual is concerned.We all have eyes but do we see what we must see in our lives such as the beautiful aspects of life,the eyes we have we must use to observe the attractiveness of this world, the innocent smiles of the children, the bewitchingly beautiful face of a girl and the stunning sceneries all around. There is a tinge of regret in the words of the individual at the final stage, that he/she must be given the heart to love and care for others which sadly didn't happen in the past. It remains as a festering wound in the mind of the individual in question in the poem.In the end, the individual earns for a mind that doesn't have any ill will towards anybody instead it is an impartial and impartisan humane tissue altogether. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. 

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil. The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 6th October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-5
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Oh, God! 
let me have a pair of wings
to  fly  down  the  past
where I could not live
but  cherished all  along

Let me have a pair of eyes
to look and appreciate all 
that is beautiful and romantic
the smile of a child
to the scenic beauty of the earth
the bewitching looks of a girl
 in her teens to the dainty cheeks
 of a newlywed

Let me have a heart
to feel and reciprocate
love in all its colours
beauty in all its forms
that I sadly missed
over the years

Let me have a mind
that never roams and
hangs on to the object of love
so fulfilling and beautiful
in this world of glamours

copyright@smruti ranjan 6.6.2015

#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-5'.Thank you very much sir for your wondrful words

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-5" is a poem of magnificent nature because it brings forth the ideals we need to practise in this world of manifold realities happening one after the other.The poem commences with the individual in the poem wanting to have wings with which he/she can fly into the past which is filled with basketful of good memories after all as long as this individual is concerned.We all have eyes but do we see what we must see in our lives such as the beautiful aspects of life,the eyes we have we must use to observe the attractiveness of this world, the innocent smiles of the children, the bewitchingly beautiful face of a girl and the stunning sceneries all around. There is a tinge of regret in the words of the individual at the final stage, that he/she must be given the heart to love and care for others which sadly didn't happen in the past. It remains as a festering wound in the mind of the individual in question in the poem.In the end, the individual earns for a mind that doesn't have any ill will towards anybody instead it is an impartial and impartisan humane tissue altogether. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil. The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 6th October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-5
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Oh, God!
let me have a pair of wings
to fly down the past
where I could not live
but cherished all along

Let me have a pair of eyes
to look and appreciate all
that is beautiful and romantic
the smile of a child
to the scenic beauty of the earth
the bewitching looks of a girl
in her teens to the dainty cheeks
of a newlywed

Let me have a heart
to feel and reciprocate
love in all its colours
beauty in all its forms
that I sadly missed
over the years

Let me have a mind
that never roams and
hangs on to the object of love
so fulfilling and beautiful
in this world of glamour's

copyright@smruti ranjan 6.6.2015

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True Shelter
It is human nature to take the support of one or the other. Every living being wants to get the shelter of someone, wants to make someone his support. Why is there this sort of nature? It is so because the being is the inseparable part (ansh) of the Supreme Lord (Paramatma). If he takes the support of only the Lord, then he will have no need for any other shelter. But till he gains resort of the Supreme Self, he goes on seeking shelters one after the other. He needs to take God’s shelter, but instead he takes the support of various others. He seeks the shelter of wealth, of his abilities, his strength, his family, his knowledge, his talent and skills, but these shelters do not last.


Only God’s shelter should be sought – this idea seems to make sense in mind and understanding, but we do not give up other shelters! Though you are not bound in giving up others shelters, rather you are altogether free, yet by taking special support and shelter of others, and by continuing to gain consolation and pleasures there from, an illusion has arisen in the heart that how without this support or how by giving up this shelter you will be in a position to live at all! How will you be able to sustain? How will you be able to manage your livelihood? By the surging of this kind of emotion, a sort of cowardice has taken root in the mind, that you cannot leave their shelter!


Whose support is there when we are under the spell of deep sleep? No one else’s dependency or support is there, not even of God’s! In that state, there is a certain sort of semi-unconsciousness, a kind of swoon. In that state, the shelter of the world is automatically given up, but that of ignorance (moodhataa) persists. Thus it is a sheer illusion that we cannot live without someone’s shelter. Or, else, tell me on whose support do you exist or live during deep sleep? In deep sleep “shushupti” you exist even without or in absence of world’s shelter or support.


Please be kind and do pay attention to this one point of great importance. We do not get as much happiness from depending on the world, as we get in sleep from leaving the dependence on the world. The extent of joy and freshness that we experience, the energy that we accumulate from leaving the dependency of the world, these do not come from taking the support of the world. What to speak of conservation of energy, it is exhausted away! By continuing to depend on wealth, family, intellect, abilities, etc. you become restless, tired, and exhausted. Your energy is used up, and then you leave every one and fall off asleep. And while sleeping you once again regain the energy. In this manner, by sundering of worldly shelters a distinctive and refreshing power will grow in you. And by taking the shelter of God, boundless will be the strength, so limitless will be the power that no fear or anxiety will ever haunt or trouble you! For this reason alone it is said -


“yam labdhvaa chaaparam laabham manyate naadhikam tatah.” (Gita 6/22).


“Higher than this there has been no real or great gain at all.” There is no higher gain than this, nor can, nor shall it ever be! But this will occur only on giving up all the ephemeral or perishable shelters of the world. The mistake which is often committed is that you do not give up the shelters which are believed and known to you as being perishable. You repeat and recite the Divine Name of God, you meditate, you sing God’s glory and contemplate on spiritual matters, but simultaneously you keep shelter of the perishable things! Without totally relinquishing the shelter of the perishable world, one cannot entirely and in toto take the shelter of God. Without seeking complete support (of God), total power cannot be secured.


There is no dearth or paucity from God’s side. To the extent you seek God’s shelter, to that very extent you will get consolation, power and gain. You will undoubtedly get illimitable power if by totally giving up the shelter of the world, you depend on God alone for everything.


Where is that God? In this regard, may I tell you one thing that He is in the heart of all beings’ – “sarvasya chaham hrdi samnivistah” (Gita 15/15); “isvarah sarvabhootaanaam hrddeserjuna tishthati (Gita 18/61). He is the Indwelling Spirit of all the beings; but the difficulty is that the being looks only outward, he does not look deep within. You regard yourself that “I am”. Of that “I-ness,” Atman (Self, Spirit) is the support; and God, the Supreme Self, Supreme Spirit is the shelter even of the Atman – mamaivaamso jivaloke (Gita 15/7). Your Atman is an inseparable part of the Paramatman. You (amsa) are in one “ksetra” i.e. body and your “amsi” (God) is in all the bodies (ksetras) - “ksetrajnam chaapi maam viddhi sarvaksetresu bhaarata.” (Gita 13/2). The Gopis said - “na khalu gopikaanandano bhavaanakhiladehinaa mantaraatmadrk” i.e., “you are not mere the child of Yashoda, you are the witness to the Inner Self of all the beings, of all the bodies in living and inert forms, whether they be gods, demons, ghosts, or spirits or be they the residents of hells or heavens, devotees or meditative and contemplative seeker of Truth or God-loving fellows. But how are You here, when you are all these?”


“Vikhanasaarthito vishvagupte sakh udeyivaan saatvataam kule” (Srimad Bhagwat 10/31/4) - “you appeared when Brahmani prayed to you”. Why did he pray? “Visvaguptaye” 
i.e. he prayed for the protection of the universe. For, Thou alone are the saviour of Creation, none else has this power to protect. Besides, you have “appeared” – not born – in the Yadava clan “udeyivaan saatvataam kule”. When the sun rises, no body says that the sun is born, because the Sun is present even before it appears to rise in the eastern skies! Likewise God descends in divine ways. He is not born like our bodies are born.


Mind, intellect, senses, body, individuals, things, objects, money, wealth etc., nothing belongs to you, nothing stays with you; every moment it is parting from you, and yet you seek their shelter! Here in lies your mistake. Relinquishing the shelter of such things, please seek the shelter of God alone - “maamekam saranam vraja” (Gita 18/66). “Tameva saranam gaccha sarvabhaavena bhaarata, tatprasaadaatparaam saantim sthaanam praapsyasi saasvatam” (Gita 18/62).


Seek the shelter in Him alone, wholeheartedly. By His grace you shall attain supreme peace (total unconcern from worldliness) and eternal abode. We are all free in seeking the shelter of God, no one is dependent. None is incapable of taking His shelter and support.


This very moment you “can” seek the shelter and support of God, because He is with you and you are with Him. Neither He can ever be separated from you nor can you be ever separated from Him. If He parts from you, then there will be two Gods; one He, and the other one you. His indivisibility, omnipresence and supremacy will be disintegrated. His significance will not remain if he separates from you. He cannot, therefore, be separated from you. Nor can you be separated from Him. Yes, you may regard yourself separate from Him, but you cannot be separated from Him. Similarly, you can certainly regard yourself dependent on the world and seek shelter of worldly goods and materials, but cannot be dependent upon them for all time. You took the shelter of wealth, family, friends, intelligence, ability, power etc., but could you and can you really be dependent on them permanently? You know it, believe it and yet you seek their shelter. What an illusion! What an error! It is so because such supports will not last. Therefore, turn your back upon them all and seek only God’s shelter. Do not take the support of anyone or anything else. Make use of wealth in the best possible manner. Do all work but trust only in the ever-abiding shelter of Almighty and Eternal God. The Saints have said:


Pativrataa rahe pati ke paasaa
Yom saahiba ke dhiga rahe daasaa.


i.e. “Just as the chaste wife lives under the shelter of her husband, so also the devotees of the Lord live under God’s support and shelter only.”


Jagajjanani Janaki used to pay great respects to her parents-in-law much more than her regards for her parents-in-law much more than her regards for her own mother and father; but when her Lord Bhagavan Sri Ram left for the forests, she gave up even the in-laws. King Sri Dasharatha said to such an extent that if Janakadulaari stayed back in Ayodhyaa, his life would be saved; and yet she chose to live for and with Lord Sri Ram. She could not think of staying or living without Lord Sri Rama. How can moonlight remain in absence of the moon? How can the daylight remain without the sun? How can the bodily-shadow live without the body? So also, no Jiva (being) can ever live apart from God. But, since he seeks the shelter of the world, alienating himself from God, he time and again suffers misery. If he did not take the support of that which is going to separate, and takes the support of that which will stay forever with him, than he will undoubtedly be greatly benefited and joyful.


Please, decide right now and once and for all, that you will not take the shelter of the world. You earn money, do all the work that is to be done, but do not make wealth and world your life’s resort or shelter. So far you have taken much from the world, so you work for the world to repay your debt to it, not to seek it’s shelter now. As a matter of fact, the world is not worthy of being a shelter, for it is constantly changing. It changes with such dynamic speed, that we cannot see it twice. Only that which changes is called “samsara” - “sam sarati iti samsaarah”. As God is Mercy Incarnate – “prabhu murati krpaamayi hai” (Vinaya-Patrika 170/7), so is this world change incarnage. There is noting in it except change. You have wrongly regarded worldly as worthy of your shelter. Now turning away from it, only take shelter of the Lord’s Lotus feet, right now! Yes! Just now!


“Mere to Giridhar Gopa, dooseron na koyi”, “ek baani karunaanidhaan ki, so priya jaake gati na aan ki.” - Do not take the shelter of others. With complete sentiments take total refuge in the Lord. “Tameva sharanam gaccha sarvabhaavena” (Gita 18/62), “Sa sarvavidbhajati maam sarvabhaavena” (Gita 15/19); “Sarva bhaav bhaj kapat taji moho param priya soyi” (Manav 7/87 Ka). Verily indeed, your kinship with God is self-evident and profound. Yoke yourself not with the changing world – this is the entire thing. The only thing! That is all there is to it!


From book "Be Good" by Swami Ramsukhdasji
नारायण ! नारायण ! नारायण !

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