Skip to main content

The Purpose


The sun was just about to set. I reached just then. I got down from the car and walked to the river. I kneeled down and put my hand in the water. The water in the river had a little warmth because it was a sunny day. I sat down there, waving my hand for some time. It was so good, I hoped the time stopped then and there. Then I thought, my hand was feeling the experience of water. Irrespective of which part of the river I put my hand in, the experience will remain mostly stay the same.

If I enter the river and swim, then my experience would become more vivid and significant. If I submerge myself completely underwater then the experience of water around me becomes everything. Hypothetically, just imagine because of my sheer desire to stay there I obtain the ability to breathe and live underwater. I would probably choose to explore further rather than swim back to the surface. I will start imitating any creature I would find living in that water. Slowly I will learn a movement of my own. It may be possible, That I would forget what I`m before this.

But If I question myself why did I submerge myself in the first place?. Because I want to experience something different than what I`m experiencing currently. 

Well, If the all-pervading, sentient, omnipotent para-brahman wants to do the same thing, It can take a dive into a dream of confined, limited experience. Experiencing a form, a name, which it doesn't have.
I understand then the purpose is simple enough... Experience. Experiencing the world, which is nothing but a deep dream (Ghada Sushupthi). But the beautiful thing here is everyone and everything in the dream is the para-brahman. As Sri Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi says "There are no others".
Either you know it or do not know it yet. There is no need for belief or faith.

It was becoming dark. I was walking back to the car. I thought, just by contemplating nature deeply, one can arrive at the purpose effortlessly. But still, the choice is in one`s hands. To completely immerse in this experience or swim back to the surface. 

Her grace, Her blessings are what enable me to do anything. My eternal mother, Gayatri, I wish her to give me enough knowledge and wisdom to contemplate more on the self. 


Popular posts from this blog

Chaos - Discarding The Past

It gets hard. Hard to preserve the knowledge and wisdom of the past. Amidst indefinite human stupidity. And one generation will surely and completely stop passing it down. From that day on, Humanity will evolve in a certain direction rapidly. But will lose a connection to their past so important and fundamental to their existence, it becomes almost impossible to revive that because of the dimension they have evolved along. Today, hormones travel faster than thoughts. We were optimized to move in that direction. Because, there is means. Means to deliver the message. Message to condition the mind of people. Our minds reward us for bearing garbage, but will penalize, if we even try to contemplate on our own philosophical and moral standpoints. Who would find time to appreciate the un countable and thorough trials and errors out ancestors had to go through arrive at conclusions about the significance of various days in any year. Who would feel proud, that out ancestors had studied and put

Beyond Words

  The yearning, The desire. It's hard to tell if it is a selfless pursuit or a selfish endeavor. I never understood the great emotion being confined to a few words. Sometimes it's just the pleasantness of the union. Sometimes it's the pain of separation. Every other emotion feels like a by-product of that. It devolves into something evil the moment it's not about people but things.  In its presence, all things sweet don't feel the same always. And all sad things don't stay the same. When it is understood deeply, pleasure will never be in taking, but in giving. It is what gives comfort even inside a prison of our own making. It is the warmth in one's association. It is also the warmth of one's tears flowing down on their cheeks on farewell. Is there somewhere that it isn't there. I don't need to celebrate it particularly if I cherish it every day in one form or another. What it symbolizes neither changes for anyone nor anything. It is misinterpret