Good morning! Feels like a poetry morning. Let us get started then..
The flame of the eternal carries the everlasting word in the heart of two souls, by a bond so strong that it surpasses all flesh and thought…
“The flame of the eternal“
Allow the very flame of the eternal to speak,
Allow our true love to soar ever higher;
As the young lover of the truth does seek,
As our very souls as one ignite the fire.
And let us not be hasty in our true affections,
For patience is the very essence of love;
And let us hold all our mental preoccupations,
For you and I sing with the angels above.
The beauty you carry shines like the moon
With its mighty spell on the heart of the tide;
The smile you bring to my heart is the tune
Which is the very secret to my affections guide.
Your lovely lips drink from the eternal word,
Which gives you eternal youth and splendor;
Your innocence as sweet as the hummingbird,
Your passions grow with the love most tender.
Rap-Rap!– I cannot help but wonder what lies beyond what my physical eyes can see, what is there sleeping among cosmic dreams and stardust, what is that which immerses man in ancient mysteries and dead civilizations. As I sit and ponder about life and my origins, the human faces seem so dim and the emotions so intense in my rushing mind, the alien worlds appear so distant yet so close to me; and I can really see entire galaxies in a raindrop, I can feel the calm and affection taking me over as I observe through my windowpane. The shiny droplets emanate life, as I feel the incredible energy of the first unicellular organism appearing in the heart of an ancient water corpuscle, the energy of the baby being born and of the old man dying, and the energy of millions upon millions of stars incurring a beautiful beginning and reaching a terrible end. The mysteries of life fill my mind thus like blood fills the many miraculous passages of my veins and arteries. What does the water in a raindrop carry then if not life and all its mysteries…??
Rap-Rap!– O how many fools are there in this world of ours that confuse their minds with trivialities and nonsense?! They seek to know and understand all the mysteries of life by empty knowledge and pleasure pursuits of their society. They even search for answers to their problems from gods up in the sky and dead men. They forget about the nature of the raindrop! For it knows. Nature knows because it carries all of time and space contained inside a so-called “insignificant” water droplet, such which travels from the vapors of the highest cloud down to my very windowpane with its Rap-Rap! sound. This divine sound is the very harmony of the universe to my heavy-laden ears, and the illuminating peace of my soul connecting to it, freeing my mind from the overwhelming chaos of society and its burdens.
Rap-Rap!– The cloudy skies are in deep meditation and their soundless consciousness links to mine, it speaks to my heart in no-mind and vanishes all my nagging questions, it dispels my impatient intellect and brings the understanding of meditation upon me. Yes, and I come back to myself! To the one true me I had forgotten and buried under stress and thought-forms of joy and also of misery. I connect with the cosmos as I observe this one raindrop sliding down my windowpane. And I wonder what is it most people think about when they observe what I observe–if they ever do that is… Do the Sun and the Moon ever speak about us and our impatience…?? Do they ever have doubts or become confused about their own origins and immerse themselves into questioning life…?? Or is it the very demon in man who thinks he is separated from nature and believes he is lost and alone and thus questions existence…?? Perhaps the relief from all questioning lies inside nature, indeed inside the simplicity of a raindrop.
Once, a king and a lazy man named Haria were very good friends. One morning, the king said, “Why don’t you do work to earn some money?” Haria said, “No one gives me job. My enemies told everyone that I never do any work on time.” At this, the king said, “You can go into my treasury and collect as much wealth as you can, till sunset.” Haria rushed home then to tell this to his wife. She then said, “Christ is certainly smiling upon us, husband! Go and get the gold coins and gems now!!” But he replied, “I see you are extremely happy but I cannot go now. Give me lunch first.”…
So, after lunch, he took a nap for an hour. Then in the late afternoon, he picked some bags and went to the palace. On the way, he felt hot so he sat under a tree to rest. Then, two hours later, he got up to go but saw a man showing some magic tricks. He stopped to watch for an hour again. When he reached the palace it was already time for sunset. The palace gates had been shut. So Haria had lost a golden chance because he had not learned the value of time.
Life is eternal because it exist only in the Now. Whatever is past is gone, is never to come back, and a mere memory in your mind. The future will never be, because it is just another construct of your mind. Life then is enjoyed now, because the only reality is the Now, and the only progress is in the Now. A plan to do something later, an idea to see a possibility in your mind, an intention to act when things get better in a future–these are all schemes and games of your overthinking ego, of your conditioned mind, of your lazy psychology, and illusions which do not carry reality.
Acting in the Now, enjoying yourself in the Now, expanding your love and commitment in the Now–this is all creativity and reality, this is the real you behind all the fears and insecurities… The freedom to be yourself and to move your life forward step by step is Now. Hesitation in living is not based on love, is it…??…
Whatever is brought on by matter, whatever is matter, is it of eternal value…?? What is of eternal value then…?? What is the eternal value of a human being, or of a flower, or of the earth underneath your feet, or of the shining stars above you…?? The surface or facade of things, of human beings, of the earth, is all an illusion, a mere pleasantness who travels a journey tied to time and space. Prestige, physical attractiveness, a mind full of knowledge, beliefs, traditions, and so on and so forth, is all decaying, isn’t it…?? One year relevant and attached to opinions of the trend, the next not so much….
Life passes, you get old, society changes, economy falters, you experience moments of joy and moments of loss, and you must then make the mature decision of inquiring, of exploring deeply and find out within yourself what is vital and what does not leave you; therefore, you must meditate seriously into yourself, analyze life deeply and find out for yourself what is the eternal value in you. Religion, scriptures, spiritual groups, prayers, so-called “sacred” statues, and even philosophies from great ancient Masters cannot make you aware of this in your heart.
You might fill your intellect with all this enlightening data, but you must awaken in yourself to actually know the truth, the experience of what is your value, eternal value; however, does not matter what anybody has told you or what you have read, knowledge is not the actual experience, so it is imperative that you meditate and seriously self-inquire. If you do not do this, then you cannot really live this life the way it must be lived, with pure love and freedom; and you will neglect yourself and your value as well, which shall bring you great fear of physical death and confusion about what really lives and what really dies… Are you anxious about aging…?? Are you wondering about a better life before you die…?? Problems keep you up at night…?? What are you going to do about it…??–Just exist and survive like an ignorant and subservient coward…??–Or find out on your own like a courageous Master…??
“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” ~ Aristotle; ancient Greek philosopher, poet, writer, and scientist.
Do you realize that eternity is here, now, with you, even though it might be extremely difficult to experience for you….?? Do you know what is it that shades or blocks eternity from human experience…??
Eternity is something absolutely free, a condition of existence without the tyranny of space and time; furthermore, eternity is egolessness and Oneness, a state where no duality exists and all boundaries are vanished. Humanity is bound and bullied by ego, by its nature of desire and prejudice; and so, ego is thought and thought gives birth to time and space, and time and space turns matter into decaying dust under the rule of that despot known as fear. But can you think of a moment where you have experienced eternity, egolessness and timelessness, even if you didn’t realize it at the time…??
The swift moment when you gaze into a loved one’s eyes without a thought of desire or any attachment in your mind. The very peak of lovemaking, called orgasm, when desire has left and there is only Oneness and a pure harmony throughout your existence. A deep meditative state, called by some superconsciousness, where thought is not ruling the mind and so this one is empty because no attention seeks ego… These are indeed some of the moments of the higher states of consciousness which allow us to experience eternity, because you are living purely in the moment here and you are not choosing a direction or a desire; but in these moments you are without ego and absolutely free from time and space.
As you go about your life and experience your mind faltering and your body decaying, know and understand that eternity is what you truly are under the layers of your ego and the time ruling your corroding body. When you are threatened by fear and confusion in any way overwhelming your mind, seek magical comfort in that you have already experienced eternity and it is the reality of all existence; and that when you leave your physical body, you shed these layers of ego and time, and so what is left is eternity itself.
“God exists in eternity. The only point where eternity meets time is in the present. The present is the only time there is. ~ Marianne Williamson; American spiritual teacher, author, and lecturer.
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ~ Norman Cousins; American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate.
“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” ~ Khalil Gibran; Lebanese writer, poet, and visual artist.
Time, as a necessary gift our minds create, has been given to us since the first speck of matter was formed, because time is what matter needs to exist; thus, in order for a process of any design, chemical or otherwise, to be given physical trajectory then time is vital, as well as space where events or processes can take place.
So, then time must be considered a gift, a blessing which moves this life forward, the one which allows you to experience everything, and the one which makes it all possible from one second of your life to the next.
This life then should be seen as time to experience and move forward, to develop yourself and your path in pure happiness, not to dwell in misery and suffering; time allows for all these, happiness and misery, and, even though we must embrace both, as both are part of life, there is no wisdom in dwelling in misery or pain more than is needed to learn and move on.
Because when you embrace the time you have and see it as a blessing, then you make everything about love and happiness, you don’t waste time being miserable, and you even make death into a door to a greater state or a graduation ceremony.
Death is only seen as the end or as very painful to your own experience if you live your life in attachment, if you only know and enjoy the pleasures of life, and if you crave relationships and material things as possessions/as source of considered happiness; for if you really understand and experience the essence of true happiness and love within yourself, beyond the superficial nonsense of man, then attachment and fear vanishes from your life and you see death as another stepping stone to something greater where you are absolutely free.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.” ~ Rumi; Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
“Birth and death are events in time and space. There is nothing but Life.” ~ Dr. Betty Kovacs; scientific philosopher, businesswoman, and author.
Life is eternal, wise and ubiquitous, and the fact that Life itself branches out and offers these physical aspects which provide a rich experience for us to develop, springs a duality and creates birth and death; however, because physical life is just a small aspect or branch of Eternal Life, then it means that whatever–birth and death in this case–happens in the physical is really just an entrance and an exit.
See it as doors which we use to enrich the experience of Eternal Life, because in order for you to understand birth and death, thus in order to dissipate all fear and anxiety, you need to see this as doors into rich and wise experience.
Hello andGoodbye, in this sense, does not exist; but, however, only the mortal mind/the ego experiences it as hello in birth and goodbye in death.
So, birth and death are two concepts generated by the physical senses; because the duality of this life in the ignorant mind of man creates fear and the birth and death of superficial beauty–i.e., not true beauty, for it is bound to time and space.
There is then no greater deception than this, for this deception poisons the mind and causes all kinds of fears, it engineers a great distance between you and happiness, it mars the eternal beauty of Eternal Life, and it distorts reality of what this life period really is and how you should live it.