Maitri for all
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Maitri for all

Dust of the cosmos…

Spirituality isn’t often interesting because it is not attractive. We can easily aspire for cars, houses and other things because they are tangible. But most of the spiritual stuff escapes our purview because it leaves no tangible traces in our daily life, right away. To practise spirituality is to make it directly relevant to every action we perform. To make it very attractive.

Most of our world consists of ideas and conceptions. Including our notions of space and time. We all — like europeans did recently — can decide to move the time an hour earlier, and lo and behold, it happens! Our ideas of enormous and minuscule, one and many: similarly are in our minds.

When we look deeply, beyond our ideas, even the tiniest acts we perform can have a deep spiritual meaning. When we wipe the dust off the table, we are swirling over the entire cosmos. If the cosmos extends everywhere, shouldn’t it be in our dust as well? If the rivers and sun extend thousands of miles, won’t they stop by, in our sink?

This isn’t a poetic/romantic description, but a real truth we all can witness. By doing our chores with great tenderness, by remaining stable and mindful, by offering our complete smile to others, we are watering the seed of aspiration in others. We mayn’t be able to change the world right away, but we can sleep peacefully everyday, knowing that in the land beyond “one and many”, helping a sparrow is worthy of the same merit as the boundless merit of all enlightened beings~

#Reflection

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Reflections on universe, self and love.

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Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Independent researcher - Interdisciplinary approaches @ Foundations of science. Albert Einstein Fellow 2020. Member of Brazilian academy of philosophy.