July 3, 2008

CHANGE AND DECAY……..

Posted in Philosophy, Thoughts tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:45 am by randallbutisingh

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

CHANGE AND DECAY IN ALL AROUND I SEE

“Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day,
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see,
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.”
Taken from Hymn 25 of HYMNAL ancient and modern.

In the context of Eternity, life’s day is short, the wink of an eye. In the context of Time, life’s day will appear long when you are in suffering or pain, or short when you are in pleasure and enjoyment.  In Time, you will experience changes and decay all around – the body will grow old, get weak, suffer sicknes and die, friends and family will depart; everything will change and eventually decay – the flower will wilt and die, the bowl will break, the house will leak and fall apart.  All that once appeared so bright and beautiful will undergo change and decay.

What never changes, never  grows old, never decays is that which always “IS” even before the beginning of Time.  That inscrutable, incomprehensible ‘No Thing’ which is pure consciousness and bliss.  You, the Spirit, is that; the ‘I am He’ of the Sufi and the Yogi, the ‘Christ in me’ of the Christian, and the Image of God of the Jew.

Randall Butisingh

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