Solace - Know you are not form

I was seated under a tree, next to this small structure, a Hindu temple, when I saw this dog, aged, weary and diseased. The strain of a life long lived seen all over his body. With all the strength he could now gather, from his once robust body, he was toiling down the steps of a path, on which he may have once scampered up filled with life. The dogs, ‘now’ hale & hearty, were avoiding him like the plague.

He struggled past, laboring in pain, not even turning an eye to see – to let in my seated form – huffing and puffing like a train, to rest his ailing body, on the ground of this place of worship. Perhaps, years of prayer vibrations found within, and seeped into the soil of this hallowed structure, gave him the healing, he sorely seeked.

A stream runs alongside this temple, babbling joyously, and a soft wind comes visiting down the hill, constantly. A harmonious flow permeating the whole surroundings. The wind caressed his, slowly dying body, while the gentle stream, sang a sweet melody, to soothe his wounded being. Nature’s foremost physicians, forming hands, to ease his pain.

He had seen, over the years, humans, importuning the god within, to grant them things they sought, in earnest belief ; always with a need, to rarely realize peace. He had only wanted food to eat and a shelter to sleep. Now he lies, broken, only seeking relief. If there is a divine that grants mercy, may it grant him, the SOLACE he seeks!
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Solace - Know you are not form

Kanages Ramesh

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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In Hindu philosophy we are all manifestations of One Ultimate formless Reality. Our essential nature is eternal and formless: not this material body.
Kanages Ramesh (Monsoonfrog)

“Like a honey bee gathering trickles of honey from different flowers, the wise man accepts the essence of different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions." Srimad Bhagavatam (Hindu Scripture)

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