Sunday, July 23, 2006

so much more than a body

i just came back from a weekend trip and im really tempted to post about it but i am so so so tired that im choosing, instead, to do the easy thing and just copy/paste something short and beautiful that I've come across..
enjoy the food for thought..

"The soul of man is like a piece of crystal,
but it takes the color of whatever is near it.
Whatever the soul touches... it has to take its color.
That is the difficulty.
That constitutes bondage.
The color is so strong,
the crystal forgets itself and identifies itself with the color.
Suppose a red flower is near the crystal:
the crystal takes the color and forgets itself, thinks it is red.
We have taken the color of the body and have forgotten what we are.
All the difficulties that follow come from that one dead body.
All our fears, all worries, anxieties, troubles, mistakes, weakness, evil,
are from that one great blunder-- that we are bodies.
This is the ordinary person.
It is the person taking the color of the flower near to it.
We are no more bodies than the crystal is the red flower."
- Vivekananda


At Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:11:00 PM, Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

definitely food for thought that one...

hope you had a good weekend away!

At Monday, July 24, 2006 2:18:00 AM, Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Id love to read what you were going to post.

At Monday, July 24, 2006 9:31:00 AM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Very nice, looking forward to hearing about your trip in the next post.

At Monday, July 24, 2006 10:27:00 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

Cool image, thanks for sharing this cristal clear message!

At Monday, July 24, 2006 9:26:00 PM, Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Very nice..and oh so true..

sooo what color are you now..?

At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 2:25:00 AM, Blogger anonym00kie said...

sarah :
yup, relaxing..

dot co dot il:
why dnt you read what i did post instead :)

socialworker/frustrated mom:
you will you will..
its really not that exciting tho!

yup, i love the picture too

hmm..right now.. probably the greenish blue of my blog :)

At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:57:00 AM, Blogger the only way i know said...

i think it's wonderful
i copied and shared it with a friend..
it's a deep thought -


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