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THE SUN AMONGST THE STARS

17 Nov

A STAR WITHOUT A NAME

 

When a baby is baby is taken from the wet nurse

It easily forgets her

And starts eating solid food

Seeds feed awhile on the ground

Then lift up into the sun

So you should taste the filtered light

And work your way towards wisdom

With no personal covering

That’s how you come here like a star

without a name. Move across the night sky

With those anonymous lights.

-RUMI

We come into this world without the trappings of belongings, friends, name, memory, good or evil. Only other people attribute these things to us depending upon the family into which we are born – we are then actually a star without a name! When we die, we leave behind everything. No money, friends, foes, belongings, and not even good or bad deeds, just we carry yonder!

What we do in between this birth and death is all that matters. Life is the night sky, during which we move about, interacting very superficially with the many similarly anonymous lights- other beings. And yet we love, we hate, we fight. How strange! How ridiculous!

If we are firm and purposeful of gaining wisdom, to find the source of where we- the stardust, have originally come from, then we too shine with effulgence –like a Sun amid the stars, amongst the myriad anonymous lights, like our beloved Sai Master, Acharya Ekkirala Bharadwaja. He was a complete man- a son, a husband, a father, and a lecturer. He did justice to all these roles in the best possible manner, a feat seemingly unimaginable for a human being. Out of unbounded love for us he trod the path of a common mortal so that we could be guided by his footsteps and attain to his state. He was the all-pervading RADIANCE – for the young or old, rich or poor, good or evil to follow. Redemption…is at hand!!!

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Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Ekkirala Bharadwaja, Sai Master

 

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