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Ramya V
@Ramya · 1:15

The Vast Empty - Turiya talks about her creative process & the transformative power of poetry.

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Drawing inspiration from the profound teachings of philosophy and the mysteries of mysticism, Mamta's poetry invites us to contemplate the deeper mysteries of life, to ponder the nature of existence, and to find solace in the beauty of the unknown. So join me and Mamta in this conversation where she's going to be sharing insights into her creative process, the themes that inspired her work, and the transformative power of poetry. Hi, Mamta. Thank you so much for joining and

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@Ramya
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:16

1. The significance behind the title The Vast Empty.

So,Turiya the title of your poetry collection, the vast empty, is super interesting. Could you perhaps explain the significance behind this title and how it reflects the themes that you've explored in your poems?
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mamta chander
@BeingTuriya · 1:31

@Ramya

Hi. Hi, Ramya. It's wonderful to be here. So, yes, it's an interesting question. How did that name come to me and what exactly does it mean? A lot of my poems, like I've already said, have been influenced by eastern mysticism, by Vedanta philosophy. And I think a lot of my poems also who explore the sense of vastness as also the sense of nothingness or oneness. Now we are everything or we are nothing, right?
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@Ramya
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:16

2. Balancing creativity with your professional life

Your background as a senior management professional is quite different from your role as a poet. How do you navigate between these two worlds, and how do you find any overlap between them in terms of creativity or mindset?
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mamta chander
@BeingTuriya · 2:00

@Ramya

On one hand, you're this busy consultant, and on the other hand, you're also a deep thinking poet. I actually find no contradiction in that. I think it's just a beautiful journey, navigating these two facets at a time along with multiple other facets. Certainly not me. Do I ever think that I'm going to make money out of poetry? Right? It's a passion
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Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:29

3. Exploring the themes of introspection, self discovery and the frailties of the human condition through poetry.

You. Many of your poems seem to touch upon the themes of introspection, self discovery, and the search for meaning. Some of them also explore the complexities of human emotions and the search for inner peace. What drives you to explore these themes through your poetry and how do you personally relate to them? I'm really curious to have your thoughts on this
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mamta chander
@BeingTuriya · 2:15

@Ramya

Where does it begin? Where does it end? Does it begin? Does it end at all? These are things that really drive me. And I think I've also been influenced by my own practices as well as my own reading and observation that allows me to actually explore these facets. And that's what I derive a lot of joy from. And especially when you're a nature lover like me, I think nature is a huge, huge inspiration
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Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

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@Ramya
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:22

4. Role of poetry in today's world

I think your poetry can be described as being lyrical, mystical and reflective. But my question is much broader. What role do you think poetry plays in today's world, and how do you hope your work contributes to the literary landscape?
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mamta chander
@BeingTuriya · 3:31

@Ramya

So when I wrote or the poems that came to me are very different in the sense that they are simple, they are more on an inner journey. And what I want people to feel when they read the poems is recognize some lost part of themselves through these words. It should take them on a journey of who they were before they got corrupted by living, before they had all these layers added. And those layers could be anything from cynicism to just weariness to tiredness or just a little bit of disillusionment
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@Ramya
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:50

5. Lines from the book that have resonated with you at a deeper level.

I think I just have one more question for you..But before I dive into that, I must thank you for being here today, joining us, and sharing all these wonderful perspectives and all the fascinating insights about what went into the writing of your collection of poems. I wish you the very best and I do hope to have your voice back in this, well, community. So here comes the last question for you
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mamta chander
@BeingTuriya · 1:58

@Ramya

All of the 65 poems in my book, the vast temptry, are, of course, my favorites, but there was one that came to me just after I had finished meditating. So I'm going to read that. This is a very special poem. It's called I am whole. I look into my soul and discover the cosmos. I glance at the leaf and I become its green. I chander out of the door and stumble into the universe
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