Friday, August 15, 2008


Sri gurubhyo namaha.

Here is a beautiful poem. The author is a woman and housewife of the Mahar (untouchable) community. Truth as clear and sweet as crystal.

''The flesh is defiled—so they all declare,
But the spirit is pure…
Without defilement is no flesh created
Anywhere in all the world.
The defilement of flesh is in the flesh itself, of surety,
So says the wife of Choka, the Mahar. ''

This poem was part of an article on the position of women in the Hindu society in the days of yore and their fall from that high seat in todays India. For the full article see here.