Saturday, January 14, 2006

Our Home

I think that this post is sort of relevant with reference to my previous post on pain. So here goes -

When I hold a flower in my hand and just look at it, a sense of expansive peace fills me.

In this world of constant movement and never ending setting up of goals, working towards them, reaching and achieving these targets, whether in our chosen work or in our personal pursuits or personal relationships, we need a reinforcement from a sustaining source of quietude, from a peace that passeth all understanding, from a calm like a block of ice.

All the infinite activity is built on a foundation of an unshakeable stillness.

Somehow in spite of the immeasureable energy that is an innate component of Nature, anything of Nature - be it the never-still oceans, the never-moving mountains, the beautiful star like flowers, the sky scraping trees, the sweet innocence of all animals big or small, ferocious or gentle - smoothens our care-worn anxious brows, calms our nerves, makes us go back to our still depths.

Communing with Nature and becoming one with it is not something that is tangential to our human personality, foreign to our true selves.

Nature is our identity and our origin.

Going back to Nature is like going back home.

I feel complete and content.

8 Comments:

Blogger Shivani said...

beautiful!!

1:02 AM  
Blogger Parvati said...

Shivani, thank you!

1:44 AM  
Blogger kitchenette soul said...

Yes True going back to Nature is going back home

8:43 AM  
Blogger Parvati said...

@KS: But actually, very honestly, just a second of contemplation on the Divine completely takes me to a space where such words / feelings/ experiences such as pain, suffering, anguish or torture completely, but completely cease to exist. And all is a simple smile, if not a complete bliss. God is extremely POTENT this way.
Beside His efficiency, so to speak, nature or artists are virtual rookies in annihilating pain. They are ok, but do not attack and nullify the malady in such a thorough manner as a single vibration from the Supreme Divine does.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Parvati - regd ur previous post - did u notice that we always remain the pain inflicted upon us rather than the pleasure...That means that we do like pain isnt it? :)..Eckhart tolle says that these pain bodies cause pleasure in us..we do not know this - but inside ur subconscious mind - we tend to like these pain bodies - and that is y we keep on thinking about pain :)

6:47 AM  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Parvati - sorry for the typo - its not remain - I meant remember :)..I guess I am in some other planet! Lack of concentration :)

7:05 AM  
Blogger Parvati said...

@Arjuna : I dont think we are in love with pain as much as we are with pleasure. So by that token, our greater inclination toward pleasure should automatically make us remember pleasure better. But it doesn't; only because as I have said in my previous post, pleasure only skims our surface nature, while pain reaches deep and far, and its effect is more powerful.

If Tolle is right then our love for pleasure should see to it that pleasure is forever there for us, just as he says that we love our pain bodies and that's why pain stays with us.

Man is quite powerless I think with regard to avoiding pain.
The only solution is to surrender to the Supreme Divine and transform ourselves in His Delight and Anandam.
:)

9:09 AM  
Blogger kitchenette soul said...

Dear Arjuna, Parvati,
Pain and pleasure are two sides of one fast spinning coin, one will invariably lead to the other like day follows night. To reach to that unchanging ONE DIVINE is to transcend both pain and pleasure by simply being unaffected by both. Just allow yourself a second,reflect a little and you will see most things that give you greatest pleasure are the very same source source of greatest pain and sorrow. ANYTHING, EVEN LOVE FOR THE GOD. I have experienced this many a time.

7:11 PM  

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