Sunday, August 23, 2015

Castles in the Sand




Castles in the sand


There was beautiful seaside sand around Johnny’s home and Johnny loved to get to it and build beautiful castles. Often times his mother would have to come out and say, “Johnny your castles are very nice, but please don’t not spend so much time on them, your papa says, spend some time in studying your school books too, that is what will last in the long run, these are castles in the sand, they will be swept away with the first tide.” Johnny would often respond,

“ I don’t believe a word of what papa says,” continuing with play until it became too dark to continue.

Humans too spend a lot of time building homes, family, career, skills, wealth etc. and if someone with a spiritual bent of mind comes along and says, “Dear friend, your works are very nice, but please don’t spend so much time on them, The saints and prophets say, spend some time with God and  your soul, that is what will last in the long run, these are castles in the sand, they will be swept away one day when the time comes. ”Many a human would respond,

“ I don’t believe a word of what the saints and prophets say,” continuing with play until it became too dark to continue.

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8 comments:

Vinod Khurana said...

And when the tide came both were swept away the sand castles and the saint't hut.What lesson did the child learn. The tide waits for none. And he continued making more sand castles any way.Learning is very difficult, and some don't learn even from experience.
with warm regards/Vinod

Ashok said...

Dear Vinod, your comment,

"And when the tide came both were swept away the sand castles and the saint't hut"

shows that you are very far away from the message of this note. It is not for you. It is about the messages of the saints that scriptures are full of, for the soul, that is never swept away and is eternal.

Vinod Khurana said...

Thanks a lot,dear Ashok ji. I understand in all humility the wisdom contained in your writings.What I was trying to say that wisdom is taken so casually by many and therefore they don't learn even from experience. I thank you immensely for educating us through your very powerful messages full of wisdom.With warm regards/Vinod

Ashok said...

Thanks Vinod. your quote,

"that wisdom is taken so casually by many and therefore they don't learn even from experience."

sums the message of the post. Humans see other humans born in all sorts of conditions, some deaf, some blind etc.. Something think it is random, some unjust but some think it is karma of past lives, yet most do nothing to fix their karma and deeds of this life. There is an earlier post a poem on that of in this blog.

In the early days I too was not convinced that there may be things like reincarnation/ after life but I left my mind open to the possibility that it might be there since saints have talked of it and decided to devote some effort in this direction too since whatever would be devoted to this life would go one day, since all would die soon. However with my involvement in that area now the faith has become firm and this blog has resulted from it.

Ashok said...

The poem mentioned in last comment is at
http://someitemshave.blogspot.in/2015/08/human-life-briefly-described-poem.html

the link is not live, it would have to copied and pasted. Do spend a little effort on what is mentioned in last para of poem.

Vinod Khurana said...

Thank you very much dear Ashok ji. I read the poem and was greatly moved. I have posted a small comment too.
With regads/Vinod

Ashok said...

You are welcome Vinod, I shall go and check that poem just now. In the present article I was just reading the work of Saint Matthews and he has said much better what I tried to with sand castles as follows,
in Bible, Book of Saint Matthews, chapter 6, verses 19 and 20,

Lay not for yourself treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourself treasures in heaven, where neither moth not rust corrupts and where thieves do not break through nor steal”

Much as you were saying that everything of the world including the hut of the saint is blown away.

Vinod Khurana said...

Thank you very much Dear Ashok ji for enlightening us further and deeper.
With regards/Vinod