Friday, October 21, 2011

Those who live by the sword, die by the sword

There are so many lessons we can learn from nature. Everything seems to be cyclical or repetitive. Seasons come and go. Same with happiness and despondency. The more we are attached to it, the more the elation or dejection. Some people get over it, others don’t. We should always take happenings in the right spirit. But before we do, we should understand nature.

We have to move in the way of the Tao. Because if we don’t we may be overcome with distraught. A ball which falls down comes back up again, then again to fall. The reward is not in predicting rain, but building an umbrella to circumvent it. We may try our utmost to go against the tide, but we simply can’t. Life goes on - In its own rhythm.

We are not in a school, if you see life as such. We are here to regain our glory - To remember and to reenact the fact that we are a spiritual soul without a beginning or end. Everything that happens does so, for the best. There are hidden messages which we realize one time or the other. We have to be observers of this great phenomenon called life. And that’s the only way.

I’m not recommending a passive way. For observation also we have to be alert and flow with the tune. Choose to live a life of creativity, because at the core we are all creators. The mind has to be made still and directed towards innovation. Brevity is good at times, but sometimes we have to take the long road. Choose the way of life you want to lead. But if it’s pungent then remember that they who live by the sword, die by the sword. Choose ahimsa over war, except when it’s not for righteousness or self -defense. Listen to your inner voice. It will guide you.

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