1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

I want to be February 26, 2007

Filed under: India,innocence,joy,love,poetry,spirituality,thoughts,women,world — axinia @ 4:33 pm


I want to be smaller,

Like a dust particle

Which moves with the wind


It goes everywhere,

can go,

Sit on the head of a king

Or can go

And fall at the feet of someone

And it can go

And sit everywhere


But I want to be a particle of dust

That is fragrant,

That is nourishing

That is enlightening.


Poem by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi at the age of 7.


7 Responses to “I want to be”

  1. Sanjay M Says:

    Wow what a lovely poem!

    particle of dust reminds me of grain of sand in William Blake’s poem…

    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.

    Went through the biography of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi from the link, its really so amazing and truly inspiring!

  2. Dmitra Says:

    That poem would be even greater if it had a music to song.

  3. Dmitri Says:

    its a great poem…so many things can be understood from it…like
    to be like dust particale can be – to be the smallest part…simingly unsagnificant…but also the most free…can sit on kings head or fall at the feet of someone…a person will have difficalty preforming either…and the ending o f the poem…sighns the quelity desired…all qulity mantioned are to give, to help orinated ….for the benefit of another…and the last frase conclose it all by stating the most importent…so it seems to me to be enlightening

  4. Mahesh chendake Says:

    She is always with us through vibration, Nourishing us, enlightening us, even though she left physical form, still that physical form will become dust particle as her wish and will be fragrant,and nourishing, and That is enlightening to UNIVERSE, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHO IS NEXT.

  5. Sam Says:

    Yeah you are right Mahesh.Probably she is looking at us from the heavens with nothing but love for us.She has accomplished everything.

  6. Triveni Says:

    She is our Mother and will always be with us. Shri Mataji has just completed this Avatar and is now back to her original form as the eternal Shri Adhishakthi after having taught us everything she had to. She has given us rebirth, now its upto us as to how far we grow and manifest and make her dreams come true which will surely happen as soon as possible with her love and blessings.
    Love you Ma. Jai Shri Mataji.

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