“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.
Hello! You Both!! Mind! & Body!
My salutations to your friendship
you both, have been such good friends
anybody, for that matter would appreciate and applause.
Having been my guests all through
been so close to each other
you act, like as if you are the big hosts.
You work by the seconds
make know of your after effects to one another
bring happiness and sorrow to each other.
You are more concerned, of your own self
having to reside in me,
shown all causations of pleasure and pain.
All through you have been doing and acting your ways
having not cared, what shall be
repercussions on me.
Over a period, you caused stress, strain
invite certain diseases and mental problems
aren’t you not fed up?
Now, I have come to know, that
I have been taken for a ride by you both
this will not do, henceforth.
I now want, you to listen to me
you have not heard of Meditation and Mindfulness
I now teach you, some lessons on that.
I pray, you obey me
as I am giving you both the conducive atmosphere
you needn’t worry, I go by your ways to mend.
Oh! Body, you are constructed of the five great elements
you mind, you are made of space and wind
therefore, are such your acts.
In the present moment
this is what you are to do
keep away past, think not of future, strictly.
Enough of wandering
in the mundane world
find solitude, that shall bring joy.
Realise! Who you are
you are not what you were a second back
you inhere within me.
Therefore, practice the methods of meditation
mindfulness is what shall bring you into the path
freedom is what shall be achieved.
I am the source of your existence
derivation of joy is from me
I am the bliss.
After death I get rid of you,
shall leave the planet
who knows, if I shall get you both back.
Now is the time to know,
cleanse, yourselves to capture back
the kingdom of silence, in which is all and complete.
Mind karma, gather blessings, seek the Master
change is what is needed, balance and transform
Hello! You Both!! Mind! & Body!