Shunya Pragya
Elegance Flowers When

Elegance Flowers When

Being is a two-way bridge. One way takes life to the busy streets of
the bazaar, and the other to the bliss of existence. Choose your way wisely.


In one way, the being can be described as our innermost aliveness and animating life force acting as a foundation of our mind-matter framework. To understand it, close your eyes, invert awareness deep inside you, feel, and connect to your inner aliveness. This sense and assertion of your aliveness is your living being.

When an individual being attains existential grace, he or she feels rooted in the ground of existential reality. A deep sense of meaningful connection to all arises. Attainment of this elegance is the taste of existential joy and wisdom, which naturally flowers from within. It is not borrowed from the extraneous material world.

On the contrary, our everyday reality is occupied in the invented goals of this made-up world, which we think we enjoy—in the name of success, competition, groupism, power, inequality, and so on. We end up assuming and accepting this made-up design as a default way of living in the world.

It is evident that, as per this world design, the individuals are tailoring their lives to match the

outer expectations, and they push themselves into a daily mill. Evidently, everyone is motivated to comply and compete within social norms for a better livelihood, resulting in a stressful living experience. Interestingly, the endorsed escape mechanisms from this stress and suffering are also cut from the same cloth, in the form of entertainment, games, media, rituals, clubs, and so on. Hence both the problems and solutions are made out of the same mindset. For example, if an individual suffers from social politics and pressures, then popular solutions are going to a pub, a movie, a game, a yoga class, or so on.

These are common bandages. And, when the old bandage become limitations, we invent new adjustments, but out of the same old mindset. Consequently, life gets transformed into a circular maze. At best, we relieve ourselves by using temporary bandages and tranquilizers.

This is the same for the large scale as well. For example, we (as a human race) have invented the geographical organizations in the world in the form of nations, evolved out of tribes and territories. And, because we are afraid of each other, we have invented arms and armies as security measures along with our territories.

Simultaneously, to reduce tension, we developed treaties, ties, and trusted contracts to manage territorial interests. Of course, we have not created these arrangements to secure us from some aliens or other species, but from other humans. In other words, so much of human energy and investments are going into managing the fear and distrust among ourselves. And, we fail to eradicate and evolve out of the fear of each other; instead, we choose to live and manage it with sub-optimal arrangements. It is just one example out of hundreds, we see in our everyday lives as human beings.

Thus, at both individual and collective social levels, we have bandages and workarounds designed for our made-up world limitations.

One continues to live divided and broken until one day he or she gets tired of it and says enough is enough—I must find a way out of this rut, and realize the truth of my existential root. Thereupon, one instantly realizes that the very next thing is to inquire how one’s mind got into this trap and remained in its clutch. This diagnosis is a fundamental
step forward.

One futuristic dream is that humanity is designed to transmit human values in such a way that when a child is born, the culture itself promotes the existential intelligence rather than localized intellectual designs and divisions. So, we understand real belongingness to existence rather than living by relationships based on conditions. (For more on it, read the poem “Life Together” in section#2).

In short, human life is a rare event and is meant to be lived with joy and grace. Let this life be not used up in imposed ideas of a made-up world. Rather, devote this event in the realization of your being’s originality and its relationship as a primary agenda. Consequently, when a being awakens, his or her life experience is nothing short of cosmic elegance and lives an easy and effortless life based on existential awareness.

This poem portrays the qualitative expressions of a liberated being who lives a life aligned to the real and ordinary existence, infinite and available. It embraces the elegance and excellence of life and attempts to sketch the glory of real being. Further, it elaborates on the flowering of being up to existential levels and the attributes of conscious living.

The best way to read it is to feel its meaning in life, instead of intellectualizing it. Read it slow and relate the situations of life to when you felt this way, taking this poem as a mirror.


O Beloved,

when the elegance touches
the fibers of soul,
the being feels ONE
with the existence as a whole.

begets the love,
begets the wisdom, with the warmth of oneness
in the womb of freedom.

Excellence fills the life
to the brim.

Contentment and gratitude
become the favorite hymn.

The Being reforms into an incense of elegance
where the dialects of life are no more opposite,
and polarization occurs only to deposit.

Thereupon, one never feels lonely,
yet is always alone.
Lives without any best friend
and the enmity is far gone.

With a serious mind
and a humorous heart
enjoy togetherness,
and wish, to (in relation) never depart.

Prefers to trust
than to doubt.
Offers silence in strife
than to shout.

Dislikes laziness
and dislikes any addiction,
but a heart full of vigor
with thy benediction.

Always busy,
with something to attend,
but remains easy
as no fear of the end.

Feels life,
rather than think about it.

Simplicity shines in the harmony of three:
Intention, Word, and Action are one,
to fulfill with joy and lives gap-free.

O Beloved,
It’s worth exploring the beauty of elegance.
Let the elegance flower in your being and
shine as the beauty of thine.

Shunya Pragya

Shunya Pragya is a lifelong meditator, poet, and philosopher. With an intense curiosity, he has explored and practiced several forms of yoga and meditative techniques.

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