A place for me to speak-out. A chance for my soul to seek...
' Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue, the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet;
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams '
- William Butler Yeats
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The Secret of Life
Listened to MS' Bhaja Govindam . Divine !!! Feel so relieved and refreshed. If you are ever depressed, feel lost or lonely, angry or even on top of the world listen to it and grasp the profound insights of Shankara.
Reminds me of Buddha's 4 Noble Truths, which go something like : 1. There's misery in this world. 2. There's a cause for this misery. 3. The cause is Desire 4. The misery can be put to an end by cutting the Desire.
So cut the desire or labor the misery, whichever gives you more satisfaction
Oh Lord! May I be the same person to every one, at all times, in times of sorrow and joy. May success or grief never get to my head. Give me the strength to take adulation and brickbats in my stride. For, without encouragement, there is no motivation to progress. And without rebuke, there's no motivation not to regress.
The World always worships the Rising Sun. I could aspire to be the Sun itself, but aren't there a billion brilliant Suns out there??? Oh Lord, Let me just be me, always.