Saturday, February 19, 2005

Illusions by Richard Bach

These are my interpretations of Richard Bach's book - 'Illusions'

Part1:
emphasizes that there is lot more to live in this world than we all realize. We
tend to get settled and satisfied with what we get now. But there is lot more
there. There is lot more height to climb and conquer.

To put it Bharathi's
words:
"Yethanai kodi Inbam vaithai, Yengal Iraiva, Iraiva...
Aathanai ulagamum varna kalangiyam..."


Then goes on to say that, there is no end to learning. One school ends leading
another to begin.
Hesistate not face the tomorrow, however chaotic it may sound. For all the moral
virtues you hold today, will only bestow for a better day and no lesser.

Part 2:

Ok. Now we are ready to conquer lot more height. But how far?. To what limit?.
The answer could be 'limitless'. But definitely We have got our own limitations.
If we try to go past our limitations, we would only end up loosing.
Like the saying "Kalathai meeri kanavu kanathe..."

Attempts to define 'Heaven'. Says 'Being perfect' is being in Heaven.
What is Perfect then?. Perfection can not be defined in Absolute terms.
Any metric measuring perfection could only be Relative.
Perfection is all about 'just being there'.

Ask yourself whom you are?.
Are you the physical body that u are in?. No. You are not trapped in limited
physical body.
Then?
The Truth is that your true nature Lives. Lives Everywhere. All Along, across
space and time.
Keep Observing that very nature that is spread everywhere. Concentrate on it.
You will realise whom you are. How perfect you are.

Often we tend to think that we miss somebody who was close at once. How foolish
is that?. It is not limited by space or time. If we overcome space, all we have
left is Here. If we overcome Time, all we have left is Now.In between Here and
Now we can see each other(????)

Part 3:
Are only some of us are very special and gifted?. Not really. Those who seem to
be great are those who have begun to understand themselves and begun to practice
it.

'Thought' is the greatest process that happens around us. Our body is nothing
more than the thought itself. Observe the thought and keep finding the
unlimited Self. All within you. And its all fun!.

Well. Like how Bharathi finds Nanthalala(his potrayed Self) in everything that sees in the song 'Kakkai siraginille nanthalala..',

As my Guru Swami Subramuniya Swami writes in his mastercourse,

Observe. Observation leads
Concentration.. Concentration leads to Meditation..Meditation leads to
Contemplation.. Contemplation lead to Enlightment..., the ultimate goal for a human being.

2 comments:

  1. Often we tend to think that we miss somebody who was close at once. How foolish
    is that?. It is not limited by space or time. If we overcome space, all we have
    left is Here. If we overcome Time, all we have left is Now.In between Here and
    Now we can see each other(????)
    I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THIS. COULD YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME? AND, ALL YOUR STUFFS ARE TOO GOOD. THANKS FOR SHARING!!

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  2. "Here and Now are the present tenses of Space and Time.
    Use the present moment and reap the benefits right now."
    is the message of those lines!
    Thanks for dropping by!

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