Empty Days

Saturday, June 26, 2004



Reading Bhagavad Gita I felt prepared, for having already encountered uncouth thoughts of an american man who has achieved partial nirvana - or inner detachment and experience of higher unity. He was unable to enlighten his followers for being too ignorant in terms of human life. I am talking of Richard Rose, the backwoods man from West Virginia.

Perhaps believing or not believing in reincarnation is not the point. Neither it is to chant 'om' or go through complex rituals. However the struggle with doubt - or the seat of ignorance - requires a certain direction of the mind. It is perhaps possible to arrive at the proper direction by mere experience of suffering and endless attempts to find a way out. But the idea of peace one conceives from the depth of affliction is only a pale shadow of the kind of peace one might strive for. At this stage personal efforts will become insufficient.

This is the secret no one can reveal beforehand.





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