On Aug 12, 2017 Jagdish P Dave wrote:|
There is nothing wrong in understanding what is knowable by our mind. I want to understand what you mean. I want to understand what is this and how it works. Understanding expands and enriches my knowledge.It is important that we honor and appreciate known what is known. But it is more important to honor and appreciate what is unknown.
What iI know has a limit. What is unknown is limitless like the sky.It is fathomless, boundless and infinite.It is filled with mystery-the unknown and the unknowable by the mind. When I look at the sky, my being is filled with wonderment (!) and not with a question (?). Love is a mystery, life is a mystery, death is a mystery and God is a mystery to me. I let the river of mystery flow. I do not resist it, do not push it and do not make an effort to capture it. When my mind is quiet and when my heart is open, mystery dawns upon and my being is filled with awe and wonderment. Lao Tzu describes it in one word- Tao!
"There is a limit to a life time but not to the mystery in a life time. What foolishness then trying to catch the unlimited in the limited." These words deeply resonate with me.
May we keep our inner eyes open to receive the blessings of the unfolding of mystery!
Jagdish P Dave
Life has two faces-the face of understanding and the face of wondering. Both are necessary. I want to understand what I am reading. I wan to know what I don't know. I use my mind to expand and enrich my knowledge.I have this known world in me. This world is limited. But there is another world- the unknown world- the world of mystery. This world is beyond time and boundary. It is timeless and limitless.It is unknowable and mysterious.
To me, life is a mystery, nature is a mystery, love is a mystery, and God is a mystery. It is like the sky with no limits or boundaries.When my mind is quiet and when my heart is open, mystery dawns upon me and creates a sense of awe and wonderment.It feels like the sparkling of light, blossoming of a flower, smiling of a child, dancing of leaves, caring touch of a mother.
We overly use our face of understanding, wandering on the same familiar and old tracks of life, missing the trails of mystery and wonderment. What a loss? We need to awaken ourselves from our conditioned and habitual ways of living to experience the wonders of living.
" There is a limit to a lifetime but not to the mystery in a lifetime.What foolishness then tying to catch the unlimited in the limited." These words deeply resonate with me.
May we keep our mind and heart open to receive the amazing grace of the mystery of living!
Jagdish P Dave