02 June 2006

SHE

I have a friend, simple yet complex; soft yet bold; she is short yet large hearted.
Her eyes are small but she has long sightedness; her senses too bright.
She makes me laugh at her stupidity; and brings tears at her innocence.
She is humble herself and makes me go mad about her.
She has a big ego and makes me cry for her.
She has that smoothness that embraces me all the times.
When I’m down she is my company,
When she is not around I feel I’m down.

She is moody but charming, She is rude but caring.
She is knowledgeable, she makes me run for it.
She makes me read, makes me work, makes me be happy.
Teaches me to be me as she is herself always.
How can I be like her.

Applying make-up on the face, buying fashionable clothes are not for her,
She believes in soul-engineering than body-beautification.
She makes me happy even in my dreams, makes me feel proud even in my imagination,
She makes me angry by being straightforward, She makes me feel stupid at my ideas.
She believes in God and equality, She believes in rationalism and modern thinking.

There are times when her arrogance has killed my patience,
There are times when her belief has made me strong,
There are times when she made me forget my weakness,
There are times when I felt stronger than myself, with her company.

She is an angel, she has been sent from heavens to strengthen me, to strengthen myself, strengthen my belief in life, to strengthen belief in love, to strengthen my belief in myself.

She sings a song, that becomes the song of my life!

I was a black and white movie, she came and painted on it; She made me realize the colors of the world.
I was innocent of my emotions, she came and these emotions got feathers,
My life was a snail and she gave it an acceleration that became a Jet plain.
I was alone, she gave me company,
I didn’t know if I was happy, she made me realize the happiness in the world,
I had a thought that I’m the center of the world, none else, She came, she conquered my mind, and now she is my world.
I was just a body, she filled life into it.
I was just a machine, she has powered it with efficiency.
I was inferior, she made me confident of myself.
I was sound less, she has filled me with music.

She teaches me tolerance, she teaches me diligence;
She teaches me loyalty, she teaches me faith.
She teaches me religion, she teaches me induration;
She teaches me living, she teaches me life.

She is my cognition, she is my idea;
She is my perception, she is my vision;
She is my nature, she is my trait;
She is my just, she is my fire;
She is the apprehension, she is my word.
She is my act, she is my sense.
She is my manner, she is my music.

I’m an instrument, She is the player.
I’m a body, She is the Breath.
I’m an eye, She is the vision.
I’m just me, She is my sense

This SHE is not just my SHE, but I think SHE is in every boy’s dreams, in everyone’s imagination. SHE can do sooo many things. SHE can fill a man with life. SHE can make or break HIS life.

Mahakavi Kalidasa writes in Raghuvamsha…

"vAgarthAviva sampRktau vAgartha pratipattayE
jagata: pitarau vandE pArvatI paramESvarau "

It means Vaak(speech) and Artha(meaning), if they are different, then Vaak is Shiva and Artha is Parvati. It means if Shiva is body, then his Shakti (strength) is Parvati. Without ARTHA, VAAK is of no use.

Such is the importance of SHE in a HE’s life. SHE can make HIS life worth living/miserable. So this post…without SHE he is nothing.
A famous British proverb justifies my point here :
Behind every successful man there is a woman.

37 comments:

RK said...

Srik, Did you write this with anybody in your mind? I feel so.;) And that verse from Raghuvamsha reminded me of the popular song from Sagara Sangamam.

just want to modify and add to that statement you have made: "Behind every successful man there is an ASTONISHED woman." And "Behind every unsuccessful man, there are two."

Anonymous said...

I think you are gone totally ... :))). Is this after effect of that Hyderabad trip. I agree with RK that something is there in your mind.

Be careful man.

Srik said...

RK and annonymous,
Nothing like that; no one in mind. Just wanted to praise women, for a change ;) Hyderabad trip didnt change my vision for women, BTW.

Shruthi said...

Whether you wrote it for someone, or you just wrote it, it doesn't matter. All that matters is that it is very very beautifully written - straight from the heart. Good going, Srik!!

Srik said...

Thanks a lot Shruti.
Yeah you are right, straight from heart ;) . One post on women, and it turned out to be one like this...!

Anonymous said...

hi sriks..
this is very good..
a women will fel so good after reading this!!(i felt so!!)
well just curious to know what/who inspired this!!

ash

Anonymous said...

Hi Srikanth,
My friend Harsha suggested me to read this,well you too know him:)
just wanted to say that its neat and simple but i dont believe if you say you never experienced the same.
Great going!!

Srik said...

hey Ash,
again, im also curious about the one with the said qualities ;)
And anonymous, Yeah I said no one in particular, not about experiencing it ;)
Thanks for the comments man.
Harsha thanks to u too :)

Harsha said...

Hi Srik, I think i wrote comments and sent to ur mailID. U r welcome buddy, nice blog on SHE. I had passed the link to some of my friends, so they too have written comments, hope thats OK with you :-)

Srik said...

Vicky added the follwing comment. He sent this to me through mail.

Sri,
The article "SHE", is really awesome. I found that, you have tried to put - the most important aim of every human being, that is to the feel "Shiva-Shakthi"/"Nada-Bindu"- in simple words. I don't know what perception you had about "SHE", when you wrote this article. But, I found myself percieving the "SHE" as "MAA - Cause of Universe" when i was going through this article.

--Vik

Jashi said...

really a nice blog on SHE srik. Felt happy reading it. Its simple and neat.

:-)

usha said...

hey its toooo good. we gals are feeling great after reading this :)

Srik said...

Harsha Thanks again.
Jashi Happy to know that u r happy.
Usha Hmmm I agree that its women who are the Shakti behind a man. Same is true in converse also, I mean a man is a woman's strength!! I feel so.

Gautham NP said...

I am happy bcoz many are happy with your article. Keep it going . Great work

Anonymous said...

Hi Srik,

It is actually very difficult to understand this for me. I am a very practical person.

I cannot imagine a female to be powerful, matured, sophisticated as well as simple, innocent and kiddish. It is really very difficult.

You article to too ideal face of a women.

Article is nice to read one, brings us more towards the idealogy.

Thanks Srik for giving us soemthing nice to read.

Anonymous said...

Hi Srik,

I think "SHE" made you a gr8 writer.
You are one of the luckiest person to have such "SHE".

I am happy cause this article sends a clean message to the girls to know their hidden power.

God blesh both of you, and give yours "SHE" the immence power to uderstand you the most.

Great work.

-K.Pal

Srik said...

Hey Gautham, good to see you commenting here.

Anonymous, Yeah I think, its very very difficult to find a 'SHE', but not impossible, I bet on it.
Thanks for visiting. Please leave ur name next time you visit here.

K.Pal : Such SHE is in my imagination, thtats it. SHE is not existant as of today. If you find one, please let me know. Thanks for the nice words pal.

Anonymous said...

its beautiful....I wish u get yr dream come true girl soon:)

Maddy said...

aNNa, Nice... Heart Touching
:)

Maddyyyyy

Srik said...

Anno,
Oh! Thanks, How nice of you to wish for me.

Maddy,
better u didn't name it muddy, buddy!! Hope to see your blog updated soon.

Thanks for visiting here.

Sanjay M said...

This is a nice thoughtful post. Both HE and SHE exists in all human beings, and I think this post does a nice job of highlighting the feminine aspect.

And thanks Srik for your nice comment on my post!

Srik said...

Veena writes :
Chennagi bardideera, When I was reading it, It sounded like you are talking about ‘ME’ I am sure you wouldn’t have a cynical smile.

Srik said...

Sanjay, exactly, highlighting the faminine part of the energy is my intention here.
Thanks for commenting here.

Thanks Veena. Yeah. That was written with U(any SHE) in mind!!

SHEELA said...

Hiii Dear Friend

It was tooo good yaarrr!!! Eager to know who that SHE is. Good Luck. And hats off friend

Srik said...

Sheela, Thanks for visiting!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Srik

only word i hve tht is vry beautiful try to read sme more poetry of othr gr8 poet n collect sme more gud words, u can write sme more betr wth sme more btr words, but ths is vry nice too i cant snatch ur hard work's result, weldone keep it up

praneshachar said...

SHE includes HE WOMAN includes MAN so without he she is not there without man woman is not there
She can be first mother then sister then....................................
........ wonderful well composed post on SHE the shakti for universe country is depitced as mother what a noble thought our forefathers have done
Srik your vision and knowledge is great
hats off keep up the wonderful work

Prashanth M said...

What a lovely writing... great going Srik...

Srik said...

Raku Bhai,
It was nice to see your comments. Your point taken.
To be frank, I didnt try poetry here at all!! I don't know whether my scribble here follows any grammar at all.
I have always been a very keen literature student, and will keep it up. Thanks for your words, pal.

praneshachar avre,
Well...I feel flattered to accept all your words. your aashirvada is all required for me. Thanks for the wonderful comment.

Prashanth,
Thanks Buddy :)

Raaji said...

Hey Srikss...just happened to visit this site....very beautifully written...but next time dont forgot to mention abt your nose obsession!!!

Srik said...

Hey Supporter,

Nice to see ya here. Welcome!!
Hmmm nose obsession....Yeah I must add one more line to the above writing.
She has a very beautiful nose!!!

That will do sometimes. Thanks for ur comments.

Mohan said...

buddy,
Good work but make sure you dont show it to prospects! :-)

Otherwise you will land up doing all the work. All work and no play makes srik a dull boy than.

Shhh... they are coming, got to go

Cheers
mohan!

Srik said...

mohan,

Heheheehe :D

Had a hearty laugh after reading the comment, ur advice taken ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Srik,

This is a lovely post :-)
I felt so happy after reading this as if these lines are for me ;-)

BTW, this is Neha you don’t know me I just came across this blog and found it very interesting
I hope you don’t mind me reading your posts :-)

Neha

Srik said...

Neha,
Welcome to the backbencher's page.

Hope I dont bore you with my scribbles. You are free to read my other posts too :)

Lakshmi S said...

ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ,

"She" ಯಾರಾದರೂ ಆಗಿರಲಿ, ಆಕೆ ನಿಮ್ಮಂಥವರನ್ನು "He" ಆಗಿ ಪಡೆಯಲು ಅದೃಷ್ಟ ಮಾಡಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಸ್ತ್ರೀಯರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಇಂಥಾ ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರಪೂರ್ಣ ಸದ್ಭಾವನೆಯುಳ್ಳವರು ಸಿಗುವುದು ಅವರ ಪೂರ್ವಜನ್ಮದ ಪುಣ್ಯವಿಶೇಷವೇ ಸರಿ ! ಆದರೆ ಇದು ಬರೀ ಹೊಗಳಿಕೆ ಮಾತ್ರವಾಗದೇ ಇದ್ದರೆ ಸರಿ :-)

"ವಾಗರ್ಥಾವಿವ... " ಶ್ಲೋಕ ಓದಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ನನಗೆ ಶ್ರೀ ಶಂಕರ ಭಗವತ್ಪಾದರ ಸೌಂದರ್ಯಲಹರೀ ಸ್ತೋತ್ರದ ಮೊದಲ ಶ್ಲೋಕದ ಮೊದಲೆರಡು ಪಾದಗಳು ನೆನಪಾದವು:

ಶಿವಃ ಶಕ್ತ್ಯಾ ಯುಕ್ತೌ ಯದಿ ಭವತಿ ಶಕ್ತಃ ಪ್ರಭವಿತುಮ್
ನಚೇದೇವಂ ದೇವೋ ನಖಲು ಕುಶಲಃ ಸ್ಪಂದಿತುಮಪಿ!


ಅರ್ಥವಿಷ್ಟೇ, ಶಕ್ತಿಯು ಶಿವನಲ್ಲಿದ್ದರೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಅವನು ಪ್ರಪಂಚವನ್ನು ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯ, ಇಲ್ಲವಾದರೆ ಅವನಿಗೆ ಸ್ಪಂದಿಸಲೂ ಕೂಡ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ !

ನಿಜವಾಗಿಯೂ ಇದು ನಾರಿಯರ ಆತ್ಮಗೌರವವನ್ನು ಎತ್ತಿಹಿಡಿದು, ಅವರಿಗೆ ಸಲ್ಲಬೇಕಾದ ಗೌರವವನ್ನು ಬಹಳ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿರುವ ಬರಹ.

Anand Balaji said...

This post is unique, touching and enigmatic. This is the kind of writing that mainstream journalism and literature in general lacks. Kudos, Srik!