Striving for Perfection


Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        to show to the world the essence of life…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        to show them the right path of living and dying…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        to show them the strengths and weakness of theirs…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        to show them the power of living together…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

                in a palace of glass I live I see all…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        None sees me O what a way to lead others

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        Written words of mine not easily understood by many

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        Verbal saying is for making you feel the love I have…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        None understands me for am I not empty…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        O you people never would you see the essence of me…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        Alone on the island of life I live, I see and I breathe…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        Seeking others to live together, be loving and caring…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        So much I do for you yet you never see…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        So much I care for you, for life around…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        that even if it eats me slowly I forge ahead…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine,

        Can I love Can I care Can I show the path…

Am I perfect Am I good

Am I humble, Am I divine…

        Suffering has become part of me and I know it…

Am I perfect Am I good

Am I humble Am I divine

        More I think of what am I? who am I? why am I?

Am I perfect Am I good…

Am I humble Am I divine…

Tearing of soul is heard from within…

O so much pain…

Why Am I perfect?

Why am I humble?

Why am I divine?

Nothing I know yet the mask is eating into me

Oozing wounds bleeding soul…

O so much suffering…

Why Am I perfect?

Why am I humble?

Why am I divine?

Divinity in all, I forgot to see;

Being in essence I forgot…

Each day a realisation occurs;

is it a vision of life or death…

Vision is mirage,

thoughts are purgatory…

O my life..

Closed my eyes for too long

cannot see the light…

Vision is lost, purity lost, senses withhold…

I see a hand touch me

bless me love me hug me…

Want to see the light?

But inside, it holds back…

Am I not perfect so good so humble so divine…

Filling the ethos of mine,

tearing the I from life…

I live with eyes open now to see the path

Path of divine vision shown to me…

May I become perfect, become

good, become humble, become divine…

~Maitreya Rudrabhayananda

From Atma Sanchaya Dhwani,

Vol 2, Issue 17, Jan 1 2008

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