Thursday, February 22, 2007

why self knowledge?

what is to be gained by knowing myself?

after all i know who i am.

i am a limited entity.
i am never at peace.
i am mortal - i was born, and i am going to die.
i am never complete, and am ever lacking.
i am always missing in one thing and somehow no matter how often i get that "one thing" after a long struggle, it mysteriously gets replaced by the next "one thing" that i start seeking next!
i am happy, at times.
i am not able to steadily hold onto that happiness.

i am certain that a sense of lack cannot be intrinsic to me - if so, why would i at times be happy? if so, why would i not be comfortable with it?

i am at a loss.


this is where self enquiry sprouts.
this is how a journey begins.
a journey into my self
i start with me
and
i end at my self.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

THOUGHT FOR TODAY :

Every word of every tongue is
Love telling a story to her own ears.
Every thought in every mind,
She whispers a secret to her own Self.
Every vision in every eye,
She shows her beauty to her own sight.
Every smile on every face,
She reveals her own joy for herself to enjoy.

Love courses through everything,
No, Love is everything.
How can you say, there is no love,
when nothing but Love exists?
All that you see has appeared because of Love.
All shines from Love,
All pulses with Love,
All flows from Love--
No, once again, all IS Love!

Fakhruddin Iraqi

MONDAY APRIL 21 , 2008

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