THE BEGINNING

THE BEGINNING

 

Here are a few of the most visionary insights about the beginning.

Neither Vijay nor the author had anything to add to them.

 

Eliot:

Or say that the end precedes the beginning,
And the end and the beginning were always there

Before the beginning and after the end.

And all is always now.

 

Rumi:

 

Before ending up in the dungeon of the world,

I was with You all the time.

How I wish I’d never fallen into

this earthly trap.

 

I kept telling You over and over again:

“I am perfectly happy here.

I don’t want to go anywhere.

To travel from this exaltation down to earth

is just too difficult a journey.

 

You sent me anyway:

“Go, don’t be scared.

No harm will come to you.

I will always be with you.”

 

You persuaded me by saying:

“if you go, you will gain new experiences.

You will progress on your path.

You will be far more mature

when you come back home.

 

I replied: “O essence of knowledge,

What good is all this learning and information

without You?

Who could leave You for knowledge

Unless he has no knowledge of You?

 

But in the end Rumi came down here.

 

Wu Hsin:

 

Beginning and end

are not two,

but equal aspects

of one.

 

The fruit contains

the seed

which contains the fruit.

 

How is beginning defined?

is it the birth of the baby

is it the birth of the mother?

 

To see a beginning in every ending and

an end in every beginning is

to see eternity.

 

 

 

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