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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dat 529 --> Begins

Its very late in the night to write a blog. But i felt the need to express my feelings and this is, by far, the best platform i have got in the last couple of odd years to do that. I had planned to watch a movie today and then go to work, but i didnt feel like waking early so i gave that a skip. Planned  to complete some of mum's paperwork but had to give it a miss as it was bank holiday - due to Buddha Purnima. For those who didnt know, Buddha Purnima is celebrated by Buddhists around the world as it was the day when Gautam Buddha was born. People like Jesus Christ, Mahavira and Gautam Buddha were amongst the most renowned spiritual leaders that we have known. Unfortunately, their followers gave them a god like status and even started a different faith. Little realising that none of them ever preached that. On the contrary, all of them advocated people to find their own path to salvation and righteousness. Just a thought that came across that i felt had to be shared. And that is exactly what i did with a cousin who called me, long distance from USA in the morning. While my cousin was, i guess, genuinely concerned about certain events of my personal life, we ended up speaking about how people in India (most of them) always go in to an advice giving mode. Without considering that the person at the other end, actually, needs to find solution which is most suitable ..and that person has to do it himself/herself. What the person is thinking, is clearly something which will not be known or even felt by anyone except him/her. So after a seemingly long conversation, i had some lunch and headed for office. Was a routine day at office with an hour spent with the owner who organised a meeting with us as he wanted to know us (The new joinees) better and wanted feedback on certain modules. And we had a good healthy discussion. Also, during the break, got to knew about more issues about the events that happened last week. One of these days, i will surely speak about it with ease, but for my extremely close friends, you know what i am talking about...and it definitely does not look good. I am trying(And god only knows how much i have tried) on getting a win-win resolution but the chances look very very very slim. Possibly less than a fraction. So just hoping against hope.

And in all this, to my beloved....

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question 'Whither?'

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?

1 comment:

  1. ..I agree with you as far as how individuals have, for lack of better wording.., distorted and even changed the original message of spiritual leaders such as Buddha, Muhammad, and Jesus Christ...these individuals essentially taught the same message, and mankind in their own ignorance took these men, made them gods, and manipulate their positive message ..for ends that have been less then enlightened