the futility of it all



... now that I'm getting older, birthdays are
like a milestone you pass, one notch closer
to death

... you really have to wonder sometimes, was
it worth it, coming to earth?

... I mean in the end, we have to leave it all
behind anyways; all possesions, relationships,
everything, gone

... I saw a fanciful book title on some website
called something like the
Long Lost Secret Guide to Life on Earth

... I have to say, that the Srimad Bhagavatam,
is such a guide, if you read it carefully, and
understand what it's true message is

... the essential message could not be simpler:
your soul is eternal, your body is temporary,
just like the nuns taught us in Grade School

... so, your essence cannot be destroyed, you
move on to a hopefully better incarnation,
ideally in the non-material worlds

... so I guess this life on earth was worth it,
because I have come to understand this aspect
of life and death

... the problem with enlightenment, is that after
you receive it, and see the Truth, you want
to die and leave earth

... get the hell off this cold painful world



© 2015 by zentara
If it is the last word I write, let it be Vishnu