Namah Shiva'ya Sha'nta'ya, 205 by: Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Photograph by: Ngurah Darma Putra
Venue: Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa.
He who illumines the external world, illumines all the stars and planets also. Besides Parama Purus'a, no other entity has light of its own. The light of all other entities is the mere reflection of His effulgence. Compared to that supreme source of effulgence, even the sun is enveloped in darkness--the shining face of the moon is covered with a black veil--the flashes of lightning are lost in the blinding darkness--what to speak of the glow of fire! All are lighted with His light; with His Radiance, all others are radiant, and in His effulgence all others become blessed. To this Supreme Entity, this Parama Purus'a, no one is negligible, no one is abominable. He is the focal point of all existence--He is the most resplendent entity in all. To make His dear children dance in joy and overflowing delight, He plays hide-and-seek with His little children.
One need not run about in the world to find Him who is contained within the jewel-case of one's existential feeling. One can easily attain Him if only one searches within. To forget the brightest jewel of the inner world and then vainly search for the source of light in the outer world -- this is indeed a waste of time! Shiva says, Why should people waste their time in this way? Why should people throw the food from their hands and then beg for alms from door to door? His advice is: Proceed towards the inner world.. .deeper... still deeper... and still deeper.