When a mother’s heart pines to hug her child even after a dreadful fight
When even in anguish only well wishes are uttered
When indecorous behaviour of the child cannot dilute the mother’s love
When morning after is filled with brooding and tears
When a mother’s heart is inconsolable for her children
Then, imagine the God’s immense love for all His children, despite all the impropriety conducted by us.
Is a parent’s love purer and unconditional? Is a child’s affection coloured with demands and distractions?
An interesting discussion ensued in the office today. The contention was that do we act, or react in life? There could be two arguments to this question. If all our actions are actually reactions from the time we are born then, is there anything called free will? If there is free will then, are we the doer and the controller of all our actions and results thereof? Are all reactions in our control or can we ‘pass the buck onto circumstances? And, if circumstance govern the reaction, then why different people react differently in a similar situation? I believe that all our actions or communications are actually reactions. The act of birth was committed, which was beyond our control and thereon, we react as per the situations. Taking a quote from Gita, Chapter 5, verse 8-9, “A person in the divine consciousness, although engaged in seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, eating, moving about, sleeping and breathing, always knows within himself that he actually does nothing at all. Because while speaking, evacuating, receiving, opening or closing his eyes, he always knows that only the material senses are engaged with their objects and that he is aloof from them.”
There is some free will, but the roads for each choice are predefined, though there are many branches and crossroads. What is the end-result? Do the common people ever take the time out to introspect? Would this introspection, eventually, lead to yoga and asceticism? Many have gone down this path and many are venturing anew. How many eventually find the truth? These are some good points to ponder.
||Sarvam Sri Krishna Arpanamastu||