Friday 11 January 2008

Enjoy the World Aright

Desire nothing just for yourself; then the whole world is yours. It multiples joy a millionfold and no one has proclaimed the joy of it more gloriously than the English mystic- Thomas Traherne.
He says,

“ You never enjoy the world aright, till you see how a sand exhibiteth the power and wisdom of God….till every morning you awake in Heaven ; see yourself in your Father’s Palace ; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as Celestial Joys.

You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars: and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world, and more than so, because men are in it who are sole heirs as well as you….till your spirit filleth the whole world, and the stars are your jewels; ….till you love men so as to desire their happiness, with a thirst equal to the zeal of your own ;

Till you delight in God for being good to all : you never enjoy the world.....!!”

4 comments:

Dipti said...

Dear krishna ...Its so beautiful..desire nothing just for yourself then the whole world is yours...wonderful..

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dearest Dipti,
If we think of including this entire human race in our good thoughts,feeling their emotions- joy and pain alike and desiring happiness just the way we do, His beautiful world is going to shine once again :)
And yes, selflessly Loving and serving all does get us closer to our Beloved :))
Thanks dear for your kind comment.

darvish said...

Dearest Sister Krishna:

What an eternal truth, known by all the wise of all generations :) Your blog is a blessing :)

Ya Haqq!

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Beloved Brother Irving,
I am so humbled and touched!
Thank you so much for your kind comment:)
Mine is a very humble attempt to bring back the essence of Spirituality which is- Love for Him and Love for all His creations:)
Hugs and prayers :)