Sunday, August 01, 2010

The Petal

I am a pretty and soft Petal. I am part of the beautiful Flower but I am still a flower in my own right. I have same quality and attributes as the Whole Flower. I am beautiful. I am Unique. I am Wholesome and Complete. The flower cannot be flower without me. There are other Petals in the flower too. These petals also look like me though they are little different in color, shape and texture but their properties are also same as me. All together we form a beautiful flower. Flower is not flower without each of us. Each of us cannot survive without each other. We all need each other for our survival. We are incomplete without each other. We all are interdependent on each other. It is my false EGO which makes me say that 'I am not depending on any one else'.

Similarly, I am a peaceful, loving and divine Soul in the Universe. I have my own light, knowledge and depth. There are other souls also though little different from me. All souls together form a huge incomprehensible Divine Spirit. The Soul is part of the Spirit and reflects its spark. The Soul has same properties as that of the Spirit. The Spirit shines and sparkles when Soul merges with it. None can survive without each other. The Soul takes a human body to feel and experience the bright knowledge of the cosmic Spirit. Spirit thrives in taking the Soul back into its fold for it increases its own brilliance.

I cannot help but imagine how electric it would feel when after completing my 70-80 years of earth life I will go back and realise my place in the whole flower. How foolish of me to think that I am just a petal just because I cannot see the complete flower and my own important place in it. Thus, I have to learn to love each and every creation of the Spirit around me unconditionally to become the part of the Bloom.

Only the feeling of Love is Real which unites Soul with the Spirit. Till I realize and actualize this internally, I will be caught in cycle of birth and death. Once I start loving each and all as I, I would be earning the Master’s Degree from the University of the God – the Divine Spirit of Universe. Thereafter, I need not come back again to Earth School again.

I have to realize that I am that big ONE and that big One is 'I'. I have to understand and experience the Oneness of the Universe that 'I am the Spirit and the Spirit is I'. Ultimately, everything is illusion except the only truth I AM THAT

1 comment:

  1. Petals are parts of the corolla of a flower. A flower is made of conglomeration of various petals. Do you believe that God is made of conglomeration various souls? God and souls are conscious entities; they are not physical things like flower and its petals. Hence this example is simply misleading.

    A petal can be separated from the flower. But the soul cannot be separated (taken away) from the flower, because of the omnipresence of God. Therefore the souls can not be said parts or ingredients of God.

    A petal is not a flower. A group of petals arranged in a particular fashion is called flower. A petal is treated and valued differently. Even a child understands the difference between a petal and a flower, or between a brick and a building.

    Yes, the petal has many qualities and attributes as the flower, but it doesn’t prove that both are one and the same thing. There are dissimilarities too, e.g. shape, size, weight, look etc. If both are exactly identical then why one is called ‘petal’ and other ‘flower’? If both are exactly identical then one should not purchase flowers but should go for petals, but we don’t do that, as we know that a flower is something more than the petals.

    Yes, the flower cannot be flower without petals because they are parts of the flower. This is true only for the things physical. For non-physical entities like God and soul this is not applicable.

    Yes, soul has his own attributes. But his many attributes are fundamentally different than those of God, so both are not identical. For example, God is all-pervading, omnipresent, but souls are very subtle and confined in the bodies.

    The Soul is not a part or fraction or spark of God. A part or fraction or spark is possible only when it is separated from the main thing. God is present everywhere, so His part or fraction or spark can not be imagined to exist.
    Merging is possible in material things. God and soul can not merge. They can meet or get associated – God as pervader and soul as pervaded.

    We have to realize the reality i.e. that we are very small – subtle individual souls and God is Omni-present and infinite. God has created this universe and my body so that I can take utmost benefit of His gifts and enjoy His bliss and get emancipation.

    God, souls and creation – all are real. To deny existence of any one of these three is nothing but ignorance.

    Who created this universe? – God
    For whom this universe is created? – Souls
    From what this universe is created? – Prakriti (Primordial matter – material cause)

    = Bhavesh Merja