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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Guru in disguise

Less than an inch in size,
Ant is a Guru in disguise.
A miniscule of everything good and nice,
In it, I see, the wisdom of the Wise.

A tiny little ant was struggling
To find its way Home
On the mean-market road,
Where humans and vehicles roar!

Escaping the humans stampede;
Escaping the machines rampage;
It was braving the man-made storm,
Where chaos and fidgetiness are the norm

Every step it took, was a lesson
Of courage, faith and patience
Every step it took, was a lesson
Of God's immense Grace!

A miniature miracle!
On its way Home,
The Ant revealed an divine oracle:
"Those who have the heart, find the path!"
Penned & Photographed by My Self :-)


Rush said...

a guru in disguise...truly!!
loved the poetism...ants inspire they really do...and u had flown the inspiration over to me!!

Mustaf said...

This was quite amazing, and it is also a miracle how you have written a peom on such a minuscule living being. BTW who is the real "guru in disguise"? the ant or the author :P?

KParthasarathi said...

Amazing,manivannan.How you read so much meaning and divine presence into an innocuous incident of an ant crossing the road.To draw lessons of great import from simple things is itself the grace of god

A New Beginning said...

Another miniature piece of art :) simple, gripping and deep!
Ants surely are hardworking creatures its for us to learn from them.
A great post in a few powerful lines as always!!:)

Shravan said...

hi hey.. that was simply superb..the wy you interpret the simple things that come by and they way you convert them to lines that speak, cheers !

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Great Mani, Truly awesome. Loved it. Ant is always one of the creatures I always admire.

It has always inspired me in keeping myself busy.

Your tribute to it is worthwhile.

Keep it up. The photograph is brilliant. You have the knack of making tiny things look huge, magnifying its beauty.

God must be happy with you for presenting his creations for the vision of others in such beauteous ways.

Whirlwind said...

This is beautifully written!!Love the picture.Honestly speaking they may be really small but one can draw amazing inspirations from these creatures. They are the epitome of perseverance-reminded me of the story the ant and the grasshopper.:-)

venus66 said...

It's amazing.Yes, ants can inspire us in many ways.Words are beautifully woven.Thank you for sharing, Mani.Take care.

Mads... said...

heyy popped here thru kp's blog..must say, amazing piece dis is..written so b'fuly..ur wrds say everything..it was full of inspiration..
nice blog u hav..will visit again..
u do visit mine..wuld b a pleasure..:)


lakshmi said...

so very aptly said Mani

yes there is a lot that we human beings can learn from this creation of the lord - ants

Vishwanath Seshadri said...

Hats off to you Mani... Do take a bow... You have won my award for "The blog of the day" with this wonderful blog.. I loved the message and the pictures...

In the Bhagvatam, there is a story of a wise man (actually Dattaguru) who saw a Guru in everything around him... He was truly a Jagatguru because he saw the Guru in the entire Jagat (World).. Although, he has not specifically referred to the ant as a Guru, I am sure he would have endorsed your views...

Simply brilliant and AWESOME poem. You have enriched the entire blogspace with your poem...



Anonymous said...

Pure Wisdom, Clear Vision - rare 2 find..
Keep going..
Take care..

Niru said...

Awesome! Good thinking & woderfully written.Nice photograph too!
Hats off to you!

manivannan said...


Am happy I did it Rush :-) Thanks a lot for your appreciative comment, and constant encouragement.

Aroha to you!

manivannan said...


Mustaf you've said it rightly... It's a miracle know??...so obviously the author is the guru :D I mean the AUTHOR of all this great drama :-)

Am really glad you enjoyed the poem.... Thanks friend :-)

manivannan said...


Thank you for your appreciative comment sir. True. It's indeed God's Grace :-) So, all the glories goes only to Him!

Amritbir Kaur said...

A nice message conveyed: "Those who have the heart, find the path!"
May God give this much courage to every heart!

manivannan said...

#A New Beginning

Thanks my friend. I know you'll like this poem. And I completely agree with you Sana... ants are very hardworking. My brother had once written...

"Work like an ant and rest like a lion!" And I love that statement very much :-)

manivannan said...


Thank You Very Much Shravan :-) Am so glad you enjoyed the poem. Your comments are always appreciated buddy.

Cheers !

manivannan said...

#shri ramesh sadasivam

I know your admiration for ants anna :-) I'm gladdened by your words. Thank you so much for it :-)

manivannan said...


Thank you swetha. I completely agree with you :-) Indeed, ants are an epitome of perseverance...and thanks for reminding the ant and grasshopper story :-)

manivannan said...


Thanks for the lovely comment Venus :-)

You too, take care!

manivannan said...


Welcome to my virtual home Madhu :=) Thanks a lot for your visit, and appreciative comment. Am glad you found my home inspiring :-) It would be a pleasure to see you again....ur always welcome :-)

And thanks for inviting me to yours....will surely visit soon!

Happy blogging!

manivannan said...


Hi akka :-) How've you been? Am glad to see u after a long time. Thanks for enjoying the poem, and sharing your valuable thought.

Do keep visiting!


manivannan said...

#Vishwanath Seshadri

Vish, do you know something only yesterday I was thinking about that part in Bhagavatham.... i've read long back, and was thinking to read it again. Now, you've added fuel to my desire :D

And I really feel honoured and humbled by your appreciative words....Thanks a lot Vish for enjoying the post immensely :-)


manivannan said...

#a tint of mist

Thanks Hasna for your sweet words. And why no updates in your blog? Do share with us your experiences and wisdom my friend :-)

Thanks again,

You too, take care :-)

manivannan said...


Thanks a lot Niru. Am really happy you liked both ;-)

Have a blessed weekend!

manivannan said...

#Amritbir Kaur

Thank you Amritbir! Am really happy you liked that line... And, I too pray with you...May God give us the courage and wisdom to find our path :-)

Mads... said...

heyy..u changed the title..both are equally gudd..:)

Cyrus Rumi said...

I am humbled by your words...

Namaste to you brother.


manivannan said...


Thanks a lot for noticing and appreciating Madhu. Now I am assured :-)

manivannan said...

#Cyrus Rumi

I too feel the same brother; by your words :-) It really makes me humble too. Thank you so much, and Namaste!

Creativity!! said...

Wowwww :) Sooo Beautiful Awesome Touching Lines With Fabulous Photography Manivannan :) :)

manivannan said...


Thanks a lot for your sweeeet comments Sahana :-) Am cheered by your visit :-)

Take care!