Jeevan Hai Baraf Ki Naiya

Jeevan Hai Baraf Ki Naiya

LIFE is a Boat of Ice…it’s bound to melt and merge with the Ocean

Life is uncertain, but death is certain.

In fact, only death is certain.

Life is the primary cause of death.

Death is just another step in the continuous process of Life and Death.

Death leaves behind a trail

Of loss, of grief, of helplessness

Death causes pain,

Death causes fear.

Death is so scary, that people avoid it…

Thinking about, talking about it.

Everybody dies though….

Sooner, or later.

Some die even before they are born…

Some die in the prime of their youth,

And some die at a ripe old age.

Some die knowing there’s life on the other side.

Some die peacefully in their sleep and

Some lives end in an unnatural, unfortunate, untimely manner.

Some fear death and die every moment of their lives,

While others are too busy living to even think about death.

Some die with honour and greatness,

And when some others die, nobody even cares.

Some would rather die than sacrifice their values,

And there are others who die because they don’t feel valued.

But one thing is clear….No matter when or how we die,

We all know for sure, that once we are born, death is inevitable.

Death is the only certainty.

Death is the only given.

Now that we are clear and aware that we are temporary guests here on earth,

Let’s make the most of our time in the IIM of Life and Death.

IIM Earth- Intergalactic Institute of Mankind!

Yes! We all need to congratulate ourselves on being eligible to attend Earth School!!

The toughest, most challenging of them all!

Lots to learn here….

Let us learn to live consciously,

Let us spend our days here loving everyone.

Let us spend our time doing what gives us joy,

And through that, spread joy.

Let us stop being slaves to greed,

Let us stop taking more than what we need.

Let us discover the joy of giving,

Let us discover the lightness through forgiving.

Let’s not try to add more moments to life,

But let’s try to add more life to every moment.

(I know we’ve all heard that many times before

But today I could feel it)

Because I realise, that we all have just a few moments…

We’re all just temporary guests…

We will all soon be alumni of this great school, called Earth!

Nirupama Rao



March 29, 2012

I Choose…
I choose what I want to make space for in my life.
I choose:
love over hate
hope over despair
good over evil
courage over fear
joy over sorrow
trust over doubt
intuition over logic
being human over perfection
Before I came down to earth,
I chose the destiny that was to be,
And now when I’m faced with this destiny,
I choose what I want to make space for in my mind
in my heart
in my life……


I am

I am the widest ocean; I am the narrowest mountain pass

I am the brightest sun; I am the darkest black hole

I am the tallest mountain, I am the deepest valley

I am the largest universe; I am the smallest point

I am the hottest volcano, I am the coolest spring

I am a gentle mother; I am a violent monster

I am the softest petal; I am the hardest rock

I am the wettest kiss; I am the driest desert

I am a caressing breeze, I am a gusty wind

I am a child’s giggle; I am a woman’s cry

I am a tranquil lake; I am a surging sea

I just am,


May 26, 2011


starsDazzling like diamonds on a black velvet sky
A celestial phenomenon way up so high
So distant, so different, in the vast space above
So magical, so wondrous, stirring feelings of love
So silent yet so willing, to share your secret
With anyone that makes an effort to connect
What mysteries you hold, what secrets untold
You have arranged yourselves in patterns
That have stayed consistent though time has rolled
You have guided mankind
Since the time he developed his mind
You’ve guided a traveler you’ve guided a saint
You’ve guided a farmer and inspired an artist to paint
I beseech you in all humility
O stars, guide me to my true destiny
So grateful am I to behold you as I look up
You reveal yourselves
Through all the impurities that man throws up
You are so kind as to bestow upon me a sight so rare
When I look up, I witness the marvel of a Shooting Star!!
Nirupama Rao
 March 29, 2013