Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.

Visionen

Germany

2005

 

A gardener, a farmer works on land, sows seeds, crops and plants grow, flowers blossom, fruits ripen, the gardener and the farmer are happy. Soon however plants and crops disappear either due to unfavorable climatic changes, pest infestation, floods, fire, wars or just by completing their life cycle. Flowers too have their own life cycle of appearance and disappearance, they wither away on the very plants that bore them or die after briefly decorating a divine altar, a flower vase or by adding beauty temporarily to a woman’s hair.

 

Fruits and vegetables too have such a similar journey of appearance and disappearance. A farmer or a gardener is mobilized to clear up the dead crops to remove plants which are dead, gather fruits and flowers which are no more alive. To every single crop, flower or fruit, its disappearance is its personal catastrophe. The catastrophe gets cleared up so that the same cycle may begin once again. Life is mysterious!

 

A man is born so that he may reproduce. A baby is born and the family is mobilized to rejoice. Death appears one day or the other in one form or the other and man is yet again mobilized. This time man is mobilized to the removal of his dead one. A catastrophe has happened to the family. The catastrophe gets cleared up so that the same cycle may begin once again. Life is mysterious!

 

Man produces waste products in quantities that vary from little to unimaginable proportions. Daily wastes from households, wastes due to industrial byproducts, wastes created by wars. The list is long, but nevertheless these are catastrophes. They eventually mobilize man to clear up the catastrophe. The catastrophe gets cleared up so that the same cycle may begin once again. Life is mysterious!

 

Societies are created, religions flourish, livelihoods function and man in huge numbers is in motion, and these too have their own lifespan, similar to plants, crops, flowers and animal kingdom, they too have to disappear in some unknown way, for they have appeared in some mysterious way in life. Water, fire, air and earth, that have appeared as societies, religions, livelihood and man, return to their original state as water, fire, earth and air. This return when it happens on a massive scale is seen as a catastrophe. Nations are mobilized and a national catastrophe is cleared up. The catastrophe gets cleared up so that the same cycle may begin once again. Life is mysterious!

 

Mental thoughts that make mental harmony disappear are a mental catastrophe. Many such mental catastrophes are made every day and cleared up every day. The catastrophe gets cleared up so that the same cycle may begin once again. Life is mysterious!

 

Compassion briefly appears in life in all such widespread catastrophes only to disappear eventually. The magnitude of compassion depends upon the scale of the catastrophe. This too is a catastrophe of an emotional kind!  The catastrophe gets cleared up so that the same cycle may begin once again. Life is mysterious!

 

Everything in life is a catastrophe in motion, when thought through the mind! However, when everything is witnessed from beyond the mind, life appears as a transforming process of energy! Life is indeed mysterious!

 

 

© Copyright V.S. Shankar, 2005

 

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