“When Known Hearts Meet”
“When known hearts meet after a long, long time, the joy derived is so much; even the ocean falls short”
The other day with my family I had a chance to meet or rather made it a point to meet, which was pending since long. We had number of times missed the opportunity to meet these loved ones, who were an extended family.
Over a period of time, I should say almost four decades of friendship and sharing of family values. We till today cherish the days we shared along with the elders in the family. Both being business families did have their ups and downs, so the family moved to a nearby town and have been living there.
My father was a favourite of them and always brought joy to everyone. They had loved his company and he being a foodie was served delicious food by them. They even invited us all for dinners, breakfast or lunch. They in return were invited by us and that was real joy. We all used to go on short trips and picnics.
After they moved from our town it so happened that they lost the elders and we our father. Now, except our mother and their mother all elders have gone.
When we went to their home we were overwhelmingly received and served with Bhel Puri and kachoris ( Indian Snacks) we spent about 4 hours with them, while leaving we did all the pranams, namasthe while hugging my wife our old aunty expressed “Hum itna khush hain ke samundar bhi kam padta hai” ( “it is so joyful that even the ocean falls short”) I was moved by the words and today I present it as Quote for you all.
Open the Door..I have Come
YOU were here, with
All of us
YOU left for your abode
The day before yesterday, or
Millions of years back, and
Have been in your bliss
All for yourself
There, is no sun, moon, stars or galaxies
YOU have perhaps forgotten
Have left here your idols, to see
My father, grandpa, granny, friends and ancestors
Have all left
Have you kept them there?
Have given them a throne
All your Messengers, Saints, Sages, Sufis, Vachanakars and Vedantins
Spake & sung to your glory
The great Scriptures proclaim
That I am ONE and in me
Are all souls, all creatures and living things
For they know not
Death is so near
Suffering no end
Shall again enter into darkness & shall again reborn
My mother, my beloved, my kith & kin & all on this planet
They are all with me to enter our abode
Open the door..I have come