Monday, January 21, 2019

Daipayan Nair writes

Fashionista God 

Fashionista Gods, corrupted third eye of corporate vice 
Dead asura gets killed once, lives twice
One nude saree, how it drapes is the worry
Tell the beggar man, how myths stole his palace

Okay, devotees won't utter, but won't they say
Fuck you, rum and butter, or boobies of pawny nymphs
That flatter; you scream, waiter! bring me roasted God
I drool over the idol; it's better than to nod

In my colony, bellies of a dual felony ask for capitalist alms
Fashionista Gods, be gone as a soul; earth, your better charcoal

Rest on my shoulder if you can, you are dependent
On women who don't deserve to live long, a four-day 'Visarjan'
See, I made you like my wife, now your murder is social
Endlessly drunk; self creation, how could I not fuck yours.

['Visarjan' is term used for the ritualistic immersion of certain Gods and Goddesses in India, on the last day of their worshiping festivity.]

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1 comment:

  1. The Samhita texts are the oldest Vedic mantras, hymns, prayers, litanies, and benedictions. In the oldest ones the Asuras were spiritual, divine beings, including those with good or bad intentions, and constructive or destructive inclinations ; in later ones they had evolved into evil spirits, demons, or opponents of the gods." They came to connote chaos-creating evil spirits in constant battle against the more benevolent Suras (Devas) led by Indra. The Asuras, proud and vain, had stopped performing sacrifices, visiting holy places, and cleansing themselves from sin, and they violated sacred laws, and became envious of the Devas. In Buddhist thought, Asuras are creatures who live in lower levels of the sacred 5-peaked Mt. Meru, obsessed with sensuous aspects of existence, living with jealousy, and endlessly engaged in wars against the gods (Devas). They have 3 heads with 3 faces on each head, and 4 or 6 arms, and they are addicted to passions such as anger, pride, envy, insincerity, falseness, boasting, and bellicosity. They inhabit the Jealous God domain (Kamadhatu), where they have been reincarnated due to actions in past lives based on egotistic jealousy, envy, insincerity, struggle, or rationalization of the world. They experience a more pleasurable life than humans but are plagued by their envy for the Devas, whom they can see just as animals can see humans.


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