Year 7 boys were asked to present a fact file about Hinduism for their RE homework project; this could be done in a variety of media. Tommy Emery (with a little help from his mum) produced this brilliant poem. A very thoughtful and fact abundant piece indeed. Well done Tommy, you certainly have applied yourself with our school motto in mind.
Listen up, this is for you if you’re feeling stressed, life full of hassle, you’re sad and depressed
forget your xbox fixes, ain’t no instant karma, you need to get into the Sanatana Dharma.
Also known as Hinduism, the eternal way, this religion’s amazing- hear what I say:
They got rituals, cosmology, textual resources,
a thousand gods and goddesses- it’s horses for courses-
Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva, Parvati,
not forgetting Brahma and Saraswati.
Lakshmi will shower you with treasures from above, Shiva will transform things, Parvati brings love.
Each of them is different, but they’re all the same – in the Ultimate Reality- Brahman is its name.
Okay. Once you’ve mastered all the deities,
Here come the Purusarthas to tell you ’bout the way it is:
Dharma- duty, artha- work
do what’s right and never shirk.
Kama – passion, moksha – freedom, karma- actions (you’re gonna need ’em)
Samsara – the cycle of rebirth
Yoga- the paths to walk on this earth.
The Bhagavad Gita says there’s bad and good in every single one of us -that’s understood.
But the 1.15 billion who call themselves Hindus practice eternal duties- let’s give them ‘their dues-
honesty, compassion, restraint and patience – come on, let’s try it- you know it makes sense!