THREE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF NATURE – WATER, FIRE & AIR

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RAIN

 

Rain-O-rain, come ye rain

From thy domain so high up in the sky

When the Rain God Indra

Is at his pleasant best of all

Rain falls on the lands so parched and thirsty

On the desserts with piles of sand so dry

On the glades and valleys

On the tarred roads burning with the heat

On the cemented part of the compounds

In the ponds, big and small ones

On the river banks

In the lakes, rivers and sea shores

And the other water bodies so in abundance.

While all this is well with the God’s grace anyway

Rain is good, welcomed and is really useful in every way

It replenishes the water in the dams

Fills the containers for rain-harvesting

When rain-water is used in dry seasons

For watering the fields

Infusing life in the plants

Gasping for want of water for their survival

For more agricultural-produce

Enhances beauty of the green plantations all around

The forests too heave a sigh of relief due to rain drops

Forests buzz with life in the rain – the welcome rain.  

It meets the demand of drinking, washing, cleaning

And for so many other things for all Its creation. 

Besides pouring  water on the idols of Gods and Goddess for their purity.

Thus far rain and the water there-from is so useful for all and sundry.

But whence the Rain God Indra gets annoyed

It causes Krishana’s Mathura-like inundation

The rain which had all the necessary water-related solutions

Becomes the cause of deluges so full of devastation

Causing all round deaths and destruction

On all the parts of terra-firma within its reach

When brooks turn into rivers

Rivers break their banks

Dams cannot sustain the capacity of water in them

The water in these wants to break-free

Force-rupture the walls

Which keep the water conserved

After becoming free

The stored water

Feels free to move ahead

Establishes its fiefdom

By its flow so fierce

Takes anything along

That comes its sway

Uproots the green plantations

Forces the upper fertile crust of land

To sweep with its current so unwieldy

Flood muddy water enters the houses

Causes these to totter under its impact

Submerges the fully ripe crops

Ready to be harvested by the farmers

Who had tiled really hard on the fields

But alas!

Everything has been shattered by the water so unwieldy

Not only for the hard-working farmers

And their offspring so dear to them

But also for the country-folks

Who are fed by the food produce

The farmers help producing

By dint of their hard labour of which we are proud.

It may be various places in Northern States           

In Uttarachal Pradesh

A vast chunk of state of Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh

Or a huge inundation of Southern States

Like ‘God’s own country’ Kerala

Or part of IT Hub –  Karnataka.

 

THREE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF MOTHER NATURE 

God is very kind to provide us three elements of Nature free which are essential for very  survival of all the living beings. One of them is water and the other two are the fire and the air. In essence, God provides these without any discrimination to all its creations.

It has been observed that Mother Nature sustains us to its maximum but when we ourselves spoil its balance, its vengeance or retribution is too severe to handle.  

It may be fire, which when goes out of control spreads in the forests or sky-scraper buildings or any other man-made structures; could spell deaths and destruction not only of flora and fauna but also to the animals, plants or any other living things in the forests thus causing irreparable damage to the environment with its smoke. It also results in rise in temperature which has a devastating effect on the Antarctic snow cap. Any more rise in temperature will result in melting of snow and as a consequence raise the level of sea water which will inundate the habitations around the world and put our survival in jeopardy.

The ill-effects of air too are not unknown to us all, when it turns into strong storms. We all are aware of hail-storm, storm which causes flooding, snow/ice storms, thunderstorm which causes deaths and destruction wherever and whenever it happens.  

It is, therefore, our responsibility as human beings to maintain Nature’s balance to the extent possible and save our planet from death and destruction.

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13 thoughts on “THREE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF NATURE – WATER, FIRE & AIR

  1. When Mother Nature is loved, it serves us better but when we spoil it and create imbalance in it, it resorts to imbalance. Kindly appraise the poem and the message therein the write-up and comment. I love your comments and get inspiration forit.

    WITH REGARDS
    HARBANS

    1. Thank you so very much for appraising the write-up and offering your invaluable comments.

      Fact stands out, we are ourselves responsible for what is happening around us. Still there is time to introspect and stop repeating our folly otherwise it would be too late for the humanity as a whole.

      REGARDS
      HARBANS

  2. Good afternoon and thanks for this nice article, my dear spiritual friend across the oceans. I enjoyed reading the consequences of the Rain God Indra’s good and bad humor in the lives of humans. It is similar to what we Christians have learned in the Old Testament (one of the scariest piece of literature ever written) during our early lessons of catechesis in our parish churches… WAIT, something funny happened while I was writing the previous sentence. The dictionary of Word Press does not recognize the word “cathechesis” and keeps underlining it in red…It is just another example of the ingrained, subliminal bias against Religion in the intellectual establishment and the blogging community. No matter. We’ll go ahead, whether they like it or not, won’t we? As I was saying, all major religions have this dual concept for the effects of Mother Nature. Let me take the impertinent liberty to add something that you might have prudently left out of your article when you mention the terrible floods of Kerala at the end. That southern state is a beautiful verdant place with a small population with an unusually high literacy rate for India, as a result of having received the favoritism of the former colonial powers of Portugal and Britain for many decades. I have not had the chance to visit it but I have a few friends from that state and I have seen a lot of pictures and videos. However the relatively “easy way of life” of Keralans ( is that how you call them?) might have numbed their senses a little bit to the rough possibilities of changing climate and the devastation of man-made agricultural techniques. The more comfortable we feel, the more placid we become. There is a liturgical reason why the Catholic Church keeps installing wooden pews in all its churches, to our continued annoyance and backs’ suffering. Sadly, our dear Mother Nature shakes us from time to time from that torpor to prod us into action.
    A big hug. Arrivederci!

    1. Good morning Dr. Sahib:

      I am obviously thankful to you for reading the whole article and offered your invaluable commentary – even an add-on to my own write-up. This is due to the awareness you have cultivated over the years. In even your comments, I can get immense knowhow.

      Yes, there are the words and phrases which are not recognized by the dictionary – their fault, our job is to continue our interaction and get enlightenment from each other.

      I myself have undergone OLD TESTAMENT and I do not see any difference in our scriptures like Gita, Vedas, Purans etc and this SACRED BOOK.

      Our Southern State of Kerala is one of the best states of India – people there are literate (reason for it may be any), forward looking and above all love their culture and traditions but when we speak of Nature’s fury nothing comes to our rescue. Though I too have not visited Kerala till date yet there were some of Keralites or Malayalis who served with me while I was serving.

      Your concern for everyone who suffers is really admirable – my warm salute to you sir.

      WITH WARM REGARDS
      HARBANS

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      1. Good morning and thanks for your nice commentary. Yes, we must continue our quest for spiritual enlightment in spite of all the hurdles they put in our paths. It’s tough to overcome the intellectual inertia that numbs our minds and blocks our actions. Reactionary forces want to keep the consumerist and atheistic status quo of the prevailing public discourse, including the blogosphere. We should not allow them to censure our writings, Never. A big hug.
        Arrivederci!

      2. Good morning Dr. Sahib.

        A person who is imbued with the trait of forward looking mentality despite hurdles in the path. Persons with closed mentality cannot attract intellectual thought processes.

        In my case, whenever I come across people of this nature, I try to either keep cool and do not challenge his/her logic but in my heart of hearts I know that the person concerned is wrong. or may very gently say that I slightly differ from him/her.

        WARM HUG
        HARBANS

    1. Absolutely. We have to take care of the environment otherwise, we know what would be the consequences! All know but still we ignore it – but how long?

      WARM REGARDS
      HARBANS

  3. Good morning. i believe that slowly but surely there is more public awareness about the environmental damage we are causing and there are signs of change. Take for example the USA. Even though the Trump administration talked about reactivating the coal industry (a horrible polluter of our land and water) they could not implement any meaningful comeback; It is no longer economically viable to use coal as a source of fuel as there are much more clean alternatives.
    There is some hope, my dear friend.

    1. Good morning Dt. Sahib.

      All countries will have to think in terms of keeping balance and for that use of pollutant agents will have t be firstly reduced and then eliminated altogether.

      In India. Government has been endeavoring for harnessing solar and wind energy as alternative fuel.

      Thanks for your valuable commentary.

      WARM HUG
      HARBANS

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