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Writing on Water

Discussion in 'Spiritual Articles' started by Archived_Member16, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Archived_Member16

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    Writing on Water
    By Robert Elias Najemy

    You cannot leave an impression on water. You can try to leave your mark, but it is impossible. You can cut it with a knife, penetrate it with a screwdriver, write on it with a pen, hit it with a hammer, cut it with a saw and try in any way to leave your mark on it. You will fail.

    It will, of course, be temporarily affected, as it reacts by sending out waves in response to these interventions. But soon after its immediate and temporary spontaneous response, it will return to its original state.

    Our mind would do well to emulate water in this way. Our mind now is not like water, but more like a rock, wood, metal or paper. When any of the above actions are performed on it (cutting, sawing, writing, pounding etc.) it is permanently changed. It does not return to its original state, but is affected by what has happened to it. Just as such effects become a permanent part of the stone, wood, metal or paper, our experiences become a permanent part of our inner psychology and affect everything we perceive, think, feel and do.

    Thus we are seriously programmed and controlled by our past. We hold on to past events, feelings, and traumas, just as stone holds on to the marks made on it.

    Let us learn to become like water, which responds in the present to whatever is happening, without being conditioned by the past events, which it has already let go of. In this way we will live in the ever moving present moment, unaffected by the past, able to respond to events and people as they really are, and not as we misconceive them through the filters of the past, which we wear like colored glasses over our eyes.
    Let our minds become as flexible, flowing and free as water.

    source: http://www.freespiritcentre.info/articles/8/97_writing_on_water/


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  3. Arvind

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    The first imression after reading this - Water is Brahamgyani. As per sukhmani Sahib 8th ashtapadi, the tuks applied on water made me think so.
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