“a Woman of Essence”–Jyotirmaya Thakur
“i am devoured… i rosed above myself.”
equanimity [philosophical definition] a self-restraint calmness composure
as i am carried by a violent turbulent sea monster,
drowning can not win over me me! __ade c.
“I developed a stoic attitude and brought equanimity to my existence. I observe the world of suffering which gave a fulfilling purpose to my life. An attitude of ‘equanimity’; calmly accepting the negative aspects of life as a natural occurrence, which touches everyone and everything periodically, and leads to a meditative state. I look retrospectively at my life and introspectively at myself, as to what is wrong with my surroundings; truthful assessment of myself; which provides guidance as to what in my character needs adjustment. “
Jyotirmaya Thakur married at the 18age to a scientist in London UK… finds herself lost in the modern world of abundance and modern facilities of London UK.
She hails from a remote village in Bihar, where the roads during the rainy season is flooded and the villages are cut off from even the basic amenities of life for months… and coming from a conservative society, she learns the remarkable beauty of ‘silence and listen’, combs every word she hears, more especially in her origin country, India, where a girl at a very tender age is taught to overcome any prejudices (subjective) by being self-detached; as a neglect, be subservient; a normal phenomenon for girls as a daughter, wife, mother, and even as a grandmother.
In Uk, she took a postgraduate certificate of teaching English at Central London Polytechnic thence her world started for a positive direction without inhibition. “Peace within is not an easy process,” she says,“love, hope, gratitude, compassion, magnanimity, humility, honour, joy, cordiality, friendliness, dignity, humour and other positive personal characteristics can’t easily change the world by themselves, rather it is to understand the why the how the when the whatever is beneficial to me in relation with the whole of humanity.”
BE CALM lN STORMS
progress is impossible without any change
change in life comes from inside
strength is in calmness and in clarity of mind
put the negative aside without reacting in the storm
win in calmness, in consciousness, in balance
be like a tree full of fruits
when people throw stones ,
i oblige with fruits.
the opposite of anger is ‘to be calm in empathy
avoid all haste for patience is virtuous
calm mind adorns self-esteem and confidence
nothing gives a person more advantage than always being cool
calmness is cradle of power to be unruffled in all circumstances,
nothing is so serene than being cool as a pool
don’t be a drama queen and avoid melodramas
life is full of strife and ups and downs
nothing lasts forever not even stormy days.
be at peace with yourself and let evil deal it’s rage
stay out of conflicts… be like a duck
calm on the surface but paddling underneath
stand your ground, be firm on your feet
Master your thoughts and never accept defeat
it is the strong mind that finds its way through
a thousand challenge of storms of difficulties
the day you let go of things that weigh you down
You will shine like the Sun silently on adversities.
Jyotirmaya Thakur Copyright
Asked when how why have you felt that feeling of ‘being self-detached’?
“My knowledge, my love for less privileged, my energy of healing and my inspiration poetry collections in books – Symphony of Peace , Melody of Love ,Rosary of Rhymes, Silhouettes of Love, Sojourn of the Soul & Canvas of the Soul, contain the message of faith , hope with compassion and empathy. My book ‘ Rhymes Of Reality ‘, Feminine Portraits ‘ & ‘Spectrums Of Reality ‘ are about the suffering of humankind at large, showing a mirror to the society that gives me a ‘sigh of smile’ for raising my voice for the voiceless.”
Asked what gifted talents that give her that ‘sigh of smile’ …of feeling complete…
“ I have worked as councillor at many charitable organizations in India and UK such as dealing with patients suffering from strokes; a school for girls in my maternal village; an NGO for widows and abandoned women; and on drug addicted people… all these have had my hands full of satisfying and fruitful endeavours. I got connected to Brainworks ASBISG. org. Neurological Impairments, a non profit support for caregivers, after my husband suffered three mini strokes in 2012. I thought of nothing about me, my body becomes one with them.”
Asked what how when why is LIFE LOVE PEACE…
“This subject matter is diverse, examining humanity at an individual and societal level, with an aim of providing a template for a positive mode of human existence. Poetry is seen as having a role in this positive transformation, it permeates all society in many forms; a social force that is capable of crossing borders, putting ideas and people together in a memorable way. There is magic in poetry that allows the genius of word ‘painters’ to illustrate the world and create. Creativity is a source of innovation, enthusiasm, experimentation and confidence, gift of talents, cycling in immense fun; positivity and negativity as a nature of life I learn to accept adjust with such humour and joy.”
Faith in humanity is only solution,
When hatred shall meet annihilation,
Divisions of diversity is only illusion,
Renew our values of true definition,
Celestial bonds of trust in celebration.
Let us hope for salvation of grace,
Divine being resides in every face,
Pristine protector of soil in trace,
Sky’s the limit of human in race,
A region beyond religion we gaze.
Let us completely surrender to love,
in a world of terror, hatred and bombs,
Mind is full of fear in terror of crime,
But believe in life, hope and grace,
Love can be solution to a world sublime.
Let’s nurture peace with care.
Embrace all religion ,creed and race,
Forget the differences of diversity,
Accept universal connection of entity,
Unconditional gift of peaceful harmony.
Bliss is a divine blessing of Almighty,
It is the joy of souls in unity,
Exuberance of eternal existence,
When world is full of love infinite,
Peace will be restored in blissful rhymes.
Asked to poetise her philosophical thoughts:
WORLD IS A MIRROR
A Reflection of inner being
Moment to moment we move within
Loving people attract loving beings,
Spiritual energy increases without resistance
The truth takes us closer to divine self,
Hurting others is hurting yourself,
all are one and became many souls.
The oneness of all… WE ARE ONE.
__Jyotirmaya Thakur, copyright .
perceptive translation :
ade caparas manilah
*author poet designer artist
*dotism journal producer *philosophique poética Co-Founder
WORLD IS A MIRROR
my being is in it
my soul decides
my body feels
my spirit images
in all my actions
my essence outbursts
fortitude equanimity continance.
Dr Jernail S Aanand
philosophique poética President/ Founder Poet/Philosophe
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Prof. Cijo Joseph Chennelil
Director philosophique poética Critic Author Poet
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