Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad - on Immortality

Sorry I have been missing for a month and then some. I will visit you all in turn to see what's been happening with your blogs!

For the record, I have been writing every day but I haven't had the time to type up any poems from my journal. My father has been under the weather with a bad case of the flu, then bad pertussis from said flu, then bronchitis, and then we found that his flu meds were clashing with his heart meds.  He was in hospital for half a month and he is home now and finally recovering. A slow yet steady convalescence. 

Dad's illness made me consider our (im)mortality all over again, and if you'd like to ponder along silently with me, here is an excerpt from the Upanishad. I feel it has such poignant meaning, that whatever your faith or belief system, we are indeed stardust. 

On Immortality 

"From delusion lead me to truth,
From darkness lead me to light,
From death lead me to immortality."

- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad -


Gail said...

We all must go through this. We can only do what we can do and be there if we're fortunate.

The lines are memorable.

Poet Laundry said...

Nice to see you Anne. Thanks for coming by my blog. Hope you and your father are doing well. Looking forward to more of your poetry~

Loredana Donovan said...

I hope your father feels better, Anne. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see more of your poems soon! :)

Gabriella said...

Thank you, Anne, for visiting my blog. I hope your father recovers fully. I look forward to reading your poetry soon.

Mary said...

Glad to see you in the blogosphere once again. You have been missed, and perhaps this post today heralds your return. Hope your father is on the road to recovery.

John Anderson said...

Good collection and nice post, thank you for sharing.

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