Clouds in the Sky

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I am silently aware of this awareness and all that this awareness contains.

Sauntering out,early this morning, onto the balcony of my 9th floor apartment, I stand staring out at the lake,the balcony overlooks.

There's just a slight hint of a breeze,and it brushes the surface of the lake,creating gentle,shimmering ripples.

A few ducks,glide gracefully,from one end to the the further shore.

Some fish come to the surface for air;they are at least a foot in size,and swishing their tails,moving lazily.

I look to my right,and over at the further end of the lake, I notice 3 cows, just standing in the shallow water,cooling off. They appeared to be in meditation...!!!A few more are grazing on the brush growing along the edge...while a couple of women ,who accompanied the cows sit in a group, chatting.
On my left is a brick factory,and a few old men,come out,skirting the lake,walking through the bramble,peeping at,what appear to be snake holes,poking them with sticks.They appear to find a safe place,spread a sheet down on the mud,and sitting in a circle,settle down to a game of cards.
The lake is fringed by coconut palm trees and wild flowers in varying hues.Right in front,set a little away and to the left, from the boundry wall of my apartment block is a large sprawling ashwatta tree,the roots hanging from the branches onto the ground.
Under its cool shade is the idol of a larger than life-size deity,seated cross legged.I've only had glimpses of it-bright orange painted edge of a garment,green on the shoulders,a hint of yellow...the foliage and branches and roots cover most of it.
A group of village children come in their school uniform to pray in front of it,as an elder in a white dhoti, lights a lamp and some incence sticks.
I look up at the blue morning sky still tinged with coral,and the cottony white clouds sailing silently across it.

And I am silently aware of this awareness and all that this awareness contains.

Asanga's picture

:-) :-) :-)

I am, yet I am not...

Asanga | Thu, 09/06/2012 - 17:07
MAI's picture

Silent Self Awareness

Thank you Asanga


MAI | Thu, 09/06/2012 - 17:18