Monday, December 05, 2005

Thought for the Day

This one's extremely inspiring! Wow!


A Thought for the Day From Sri Eknath Easwaran



If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.

 - Thomas a Kempis


The pure in spirit, who see God, see him here and now: in his handiwork, his hidden purpose, the wry humor of his creation. The Lord has left us love notes scattered extravagantly across creation. Hidden in the eye of the tiger, the wet muzzle of a calf, the delicacy of the violet, and the perfect curve of the elephant's tusk is a very personal, priceless message.


Watch the lamb in awkward play, butting against its mother's side. See the spider putting the final shimmering touches on an architectural wonder.  And absorb a truth that is wordless. The grace of a deer, the soaring freedom of a sparrow hawk in flight, the utter self-possession of an elephant crashing through the woods - in every one of these there is something of ourselves.


From the great whales to the tiniest of tree frogs in the Amazon basin, unity embraces us all. Lose sight of this unity, allow these creatures to be exploited or destroyed, and we are diminished too.



>From Eknath Easwaran, "Words to Live By" (Nilgiri Press, 1997)

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