What are we but Statues of Mud?
Is there something else to us other than our bodies, which arise from mud and return to it?
Imagine a mud statue of any god or demon sitting atop a marble stand. If that statue were to fall and break, would the god/demon cease to exist? Would it be the very end of them? No, for their stories goes on and on. Why has the story/the idea behind them survived.long after their statues have returned to mud?
Weren’t Shiva, Rama, Mohammed, Jesus, Buddha once upon a time mere mortals too? Weren’t Ravana, Mahisasur and other demons mere mortals too? Why has the way they lived/what they lived and died for stood the test of times? The Idea behind them, the Essence of their lives is what goes on and on; carrying them forward from one statue to another. Their song is what survives.
Aren’t we humans like that; Aren’t we more than our mortal bodies; Don’t we all have an idea,a story, a song, a dance representing us, forming our identities/ our perceptions/ our thoughts/ our actions. Will the idea behind us live after the body has passed or would it die too?
Now, I have no desire to be immortal; I know my story shall end too; It too shall pass; The big question I have for myself is: Do I want my song to be sung even after I am gone or would I be at peace if it dies along with my mortal parts.
It all depends on how well I sing it in the time I have. My levels of purity, patience and perseverance shall determine how far my song will go; The only thing certain being that even it too shall pass’;
I hope I sing it well;
I hope before I die I spread my craziness
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