Updated: Nov 16, 2019
When I lost my phone, I lamented. All my data , all the scanned slokas, lilas, photos and the contacts !!! I wondered why I ever got one ! Posessions although used in the service of the Lord have the power to distract and disturb if not imbibed in the right mood : The posessor of all posessions is greater - You and Krishna !
Thus was born the iPhone Saga - a realisation in wisdom of loss.
iPhone Saga :
I had a phone, a phone i had; an iPhone did I,
And if you had the phone I had , you’ll feel the same as I;
Not one Yes but Yes Yes Yes a straight five Yes, 5S,
And thats . . .quite some cess; what to speak of stress !
It was pulsating to the hold,it was versatile and bold,
Fit the palm like a mould, Lo & behold . .it was all gold !
Until the day in Vrindavan @ Karthik;
I clicked the lamps dancing mystic,
In front of Krishna dancing to lilting music;
I was in for the greatest of times' mystique .
As I had slipped my phone into my pocket, Little did I know;
There were others who sang no song nor danced a step in the Show;
A pair of deft fingers intruded my pocket as with raised arms I shone;
Seized the iPhone and it ceased to be my phone,
He phone u phone ? & . . . .In the pocket NO iPhone ):- .
It, a 'phony' affair, all planned and ready as they lift their arms with relation,
In bliss and elation, asking for elevation , while they loose their sensation.
Only to sigh and wonder high, how in the deuce could that be !
In front of the lord, and in the crowd, where all & sundry could see !.
Find My Phone I did not in the icloud, Nor a solace in and around could I , 'cos the taker knew more than, adieu ):- Left only a pie in sky for me & you !
Thus pondering . .. . .
I gave up my loss felt in vain;
Out of attachment and disdain,
In a mere phone, i saw pain .....
In the Name of Krishna I felt Solace again
Yes Yes and five Yes 5S again
Its Krsna and the Name, that is the gain.
As Bhaktivinode Thakur declared quite sagaciously:
"In all the 14 worlds there is no substance surely,
But the chanting of the Holy Names properly"
All I say is Yes & Yes a five times yes , definitely.
So Dial :
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.