As we watch you, moment by moment, almost every day now for the past few weeks, one question keeps coming up – is yours the state of being, all human beings aspire to be in, when they strive for enlightenment? Your presence brings a great deal of joy and serenity in us. We watch you calmly going about your business of checking everything around you out. You check us out, the design on our shirts, its color, the roof and anything else that catches your fancy. You keep observing, non judgmentally, so it seems. Since Black or White means nothing to you YET!
We delight in each one of your little moves, the slightest change in your face and we are guessing, fitting theories about what might be going through you…….. With each of your antics, as Wordsworth would say, “And thence, our hearts with pleasure fills and dances with the your cherubic face”. We get the inevitable urge to hug you, kiss you and express our deepest love for you and all the while as we do this, you still remain unperturbed…. lost in your own world of thoughts(?)…. going about your way of doing things.
But here is the irony of it all. We shall very soon get you to be like us – Discriminatory, Judgmental and Dualistic — while not learning a little bit to be like how you are right now…………
Maybe not! Maybe you will guide us as, we watch you, moment by moment, in learning to take life as is ……….. not to be perturbed by anything ………… we could shout at you, hug you, praise you, curse you…….. none of it makes any difference to you in the way you behave with us. The whole world around you may come apart, but you go on, unperturbed, with the things you always do.
Is yours the state of the proverbial water droplet on a lotus leaf, that is attached to the leaf and yet detached enough to freely to flow off…………
Maybe we will learn from you………………Is this the bliss that people strive for?
Dad and Mom