In spite of limitation man is not left with nothing;
His five senses, conscience, instinct, intuition and intellect,
The functions of heart, mind and soul do wonders in the world;
And especially with the mind man makes miracles in many fields!
The glimpse of God now and then reveals Him in a mysterious way
Which man fails to remember and muse over to know His presence.
Sparks come out of friction of matters in fusion or fission;
So also great ideas strike the mind in moments of ecstasy or agony;
Idea is World, Universe, Everything and the Great Idea is the Great Spirit!
Various things we may see, feel, think and know,
But vital things by experience only we can realise!
The inner spirit kindles the mind to know the existence of the Great Spirit;
Related knowledge enlarges the horizon of the mind;
Consistent intuition produces the vision of the Ultimate Truth;
And dedicated duty only makes possible realisation of the Ultimate Reality.
So Idea rules the Mind and the World but the Great Idea the Whole Universe!
Just the knowledge of the whole is not enough to know,
But the vision of the whole should we visualise first;
Then only may we plan and achieve our desired ambition;
And that is the way eternal freedom, happiness and peace can we attain
To overcome pressure, fear, anxiety and dissatisfaction in the world.
The image of God is the vision of heaven we long for
Which our forefathers have left behind for us to follow
And it’s our duty to hand it down anew for our heirs to follow;
For, that’s the noble way do we enjoy the life of heaven in this world of hell!
By intellectual intuition only do we find the route map to reach that heaven;
But without this vision it’s a wasteful venture to wish for real rapture.
The longer Nature is there we are not left with nothing;
And by nature mysticism know we the mysteries of our past and future too!
Memory of the joyful time spent with the friends brings the enthusiastic mood,
Memory of the romantic experience with a damsel brings the passionate mood,
Memory of the pleasant past in Nature brings the blessed mood,
Memory of the best portions of a Master Piece brings the mood of an elated thought;
Memory of the best portions of life lightens the heart and elevates the mind,
Especially when tension or depression keeps the spirit at the lowest ebb.
Perhaps the Memory of the Image or the Vision may bring back one to one’s sense
Even if Book, Music or Nature or others may fail to bring the necessary Mood;
But at least, the Image of God, to get a moment of relief, has to be remembered!