The Singing Bowl

Life is an eternal song of truth in awe, filled with melodies of awareness, joy, detachment and compassion playing on its own. We are here to simply listen to this song with all our being. To remain mesmerized in eternal song of truth, is Dharma (religion) of all beings. To remain attuned to eternal song of truth, is being human, being awake.

The eternal song plays in present moment, where mind is still. In past and in future, mind sings its mortal songs.  When we attune to songs of mind, we become deaf to eternal song of life. Our mind sings of mortal desires. Mind only loves what it already knows that exists in its memory. When mind leads us, eternal song of life fades away. Mind leads back to past or jumps into future based on what elapsed in past. Essentially for mind, past and future are reflections of each other. The reflection is made of recycled thoughts. Recycled thoughts that are already known except thoughts are shuffled around to create something different in form of the world that mind shows us around us. No matter how different life as outside world might look, with time it gets boring. This boredom is life one lives when lead by mind. Loneliness and insecurity accompany boredom. To kill this boredom, one has to move through life looking for something different from outside.

Outside world is a blank canvas with colors of mind as thoughts on it. Mind creates by coloring outside world what mind seeks, demands, wants, and desires or dreams. Thus, the outside world is mere reflection of one’s mind. For this reason, we are not liked or disliked equally by everyone, as others see us as what their mind seeks, demands, wants, and desires or dreams.

Looking inside at mind, instead of looking outside is moment of benediction. When we happen to look inside at pallets of colors of mind, we make first contact with our life. Upon first contact with life, our life that existed outside, starting fading. This is because the five senses as brushes in hands of the mind are not adding any more colors as thoughts to the canvas of outside world. When this moment of benediction arrives in life, hold it for as long as possible. This moment is announcement of manifestation of eternal song of truth for you. This moment is present moment. Present moment is always a single moment. A single bowl with one eternal song of truth. Learn to listen to the singing bowl of present moment, for it will bring salvation from all illusions (Maya).

Mind tries to fill singing bowl of present moment, with its song of past or future mortal demands, wants, and desires or dreams. Mind vies with you for the singing bowl of present moment, because the bowls of past and future do not exist. Mind needs something to hold many possessions. Mind needs to hold onto what it has learned, what it believes, what it considers life. Mind needs something to hold anger, attachments, greed and ego in. And there is only one bowl available, the singing bowl of present moment. Either we let mind pour in its possessions into singing bowl of present moment or we let the singing bowl of present moment manifest eternal song of truth for us to be awake, be human and be Dharmic (religious).

We all do have the choice to choose what to fill the singing bowl of present moment with. May be this choice has not manifested yet for some of us. To invoke the choice, simply watch your singing bowl of present moment. It might be overfilled with thoughts of past and future, burying your choice underneath it. Dig gently to discover this choice. If you looking for motivation to do so, let me tell you that this article is from the singing bowl of present moment, filled with song of eternal truth. It shows me my path, it empowers me to share, it connects with others, and it keeps me awake. What more I could ask for? It simply fills me with gratitude.

We all definitely have the choice to choose what to fill the singing bowl of present moment with.

 

 

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