Sunday, November 30, 2008

a prayer to soothe our dark hearts...



ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः । तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि । धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥

And so began creation. From the infinity of darkness came first the tiny shard of eternal light, and from the tiny shard of eternal light came the first sound. “Om!” The sound of life and consciousness; the sound of knowledge and divinity; the sound of time and of creation and of eternity coming to terms with mortality.

It had to be so. But we forgot. Caught in the ethos of time and dimensions, we forgot. Belittled by our own sense of enthrallment at the prospect of understanding life and its creation, we forgot. True, creation began with the words, “Let there be light”, but we forgot the before light there was darkness; an all permeating, all prevailing, all encompassing darkness. And within the darkness lay the consciousness that determined that time was right once again for a light to be lit and for life to be reborn from that light and for time to find materialization. Cause darkness is timeless. For in darkness lies God.

So why fear the dark?


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℮ = mc²

“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...The solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”

~ Albert Einstein.

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...and today when the streets are but extended gutters full of blood with which the drains are finally scabbing over; all the vermin of creation drowning in the accumulated filth of our sex and murder foaming over to our waists; and when all of mankind, too scared to look back over our shoulders into our dark past, instead looks up and shouts, “SAVE US!”

The empty silence looks down and whispers, “No!”...



...a prelude of silence and then, 'Bang!' an overture of gunfire and chaos in this musical of death and mayhem...


Mumbai, the 26th of November 2008.

9 comments:

rhythm fadia said...

very well said bro....so it took mumbai massacre to get u out of ur exile.....to make u write something...make a point...wat happened was very sad n scary....pray it does not happen again....

rhythm fadia said...

but i disagree with ur view that in darkness lies GOD....i dont think so...true there was darkness n chaos but the light was GOD "the brahman"...

Ghost Particle said...

musical of death and mayhem

welcome back brother.

:)

Miladysa said...

I understand what you are say about darkness and God. I confess that you lost me with your last paragraph though.

What do you envisage will come out of this tragedy?

Nachi said...

Rhythm: i just think that we somehow forget the significance of the dark when we get too ingrained with the idea of God and the 'illuminating light' of God...like i said, light is merely a focal point of creation and knowledge. what encompasses and predates this light is the darkness and the consciousness withing this darkness. and that for me is God!

Ghosty: i had to come back, didn't i??

Miladysa: glad that you get the point. and as for the last paragraph, it is not a happy world and neither are we happy people. with so much despair around us, such an outburst of violence was only a matter of time. somewhere down the line we have contributed to this madness that afflicts us today.

and to answer your question; we shall come out of it stronger and much wiser once the initial thirst for blood has quailed a bit. we will introspect and rectify. we have to. otherwise tomorrow it will be the same mayhem all over.

Miladysa said...

I totally agree with you :D

Ghost Particle said...

man how did i miss u...grrr... soon bro...soon...we will meet.

Keshi said...

u said it beautifully Nachi..I had goosebumps reading ur post!

Let there be light...let there be love...let there be peace. Let us all be instruments of light, love n peace, even in darkness.

Keshi.

Nachi said...

Keshi:...yes, even in darkness...

PS: Hey!!!

:)