FLOW ON...FLOW ON....

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I went to sleep one night. I had a dream. In the dream I was a river-flowing. On either side were piled up cardboard cartons-piled up high one on top of the other-scores of them....!!!
As I was flowing,arose out of me,(the river,) standing in front of me, facing me-my BELOVED GURU. Gurgling with laughter that came up from the depths of his stomach to his throat, he stood there, hands on hips, looking at me.
And then HE spoke.
"SO, GATHERING BANKS AND BANKS OF EXPERIENCES ?" Stretching HIS right hand out ,curling HIS fingers back towards HIMSELF, HE beckoned--"COME ON, COME ON..."
And as gently as HE had appeared, SMILING, HE disappeared back into the river.
I woke up from the dream. Tried to figure out what HE had meant-one never says in common parlance-'banks' of experiences!! Rather -'wealth' of experiences. I was puzzled....was i getting embroiled in semantics....?
Suddenly....of course!!!!
I was the RIVER, on either side of me were the BANKS. The cartons were my EXPERIENCES.
And my GURU -the SATGURU within, BEING me, none other than me, having arisen from me and subsided into me-was teaching me gently, oh ever so gently...."to flow with life....to allow life to happen(the experiences), not to get stuck..or attached to the experiences and suffer.....
TO FLOW ON ....TO FLOW ON...

I AM THE LIFE...
I AM THE RIVER, THE FLOW, THE BANKS, THE EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES,THE GURU, THE DEVOTEE, THE IGNORANCE, THE KNOWLEDGE........

All this in a dream...

A couple of weeks later, I went to the ashram of my GURU for DARSHAN...
There were thousands of devotees .
All seated, silently,waiting for HIM to appear ....
And then the sudden hush...a glimpse of the orange robe...and there HE was ....
JOY arose in the heart, TEARS flowed from the eyes, LOVE...enveloped me in a warm comforting cocoon....
The effect of simple PRESENCE....
Quitely I sat, watching HIM taking the DARSHAN rounds.
And then HE was standing in front of me. My head was bowed..and then I looked up, into HIS eyes.
HE LAUGHED GENTLY AS I TOUCHED HIS FEET, LOOKED INTO MY EYES, STRETCHED HIS RIGHT HAND OUT TOWARDS ME CURLED HIS FINGERS BECKONING ME TOWARDS HIM AND SAID "COME ON...COME ON....".

Then HE turned arounded and gracefully glided away.....

Which was the DREAM...and which REALITY...?



Asanga's picture

Beautiful...

Thank you.

I am, yet I am not...

Asanga | Tue, 04/10/2012 - 16:10
MAI's picture

Flowing with life

You're welcome Asanga.

TRUTH,LOVE,PEACE
MAI

MAI | Wed, 09/19/2012 - 12:45