after the morning ablutions, one looks at ones face in the mirror. At
noon also after lunch at ones face in the mirror. At noon also after
lunch, one glances at ones face in the mirror, before going out. In the
evening, when he is back and has washed up, he stands again in front of
the mirror and repeatedly contemplates his looks.
Why all this
effort? One thinks, 'Is there perchance any scare on my face?' The looks
are attractive, but the scar is not welcome. But while watching the face
in the mirror, the thought does not occur to any one, that what is visible
in the mirror is not I. The one who is invisible and observing is I! This
reflection is not of my soul, but of my physical self. What is visible in
the mirror is the outer cover, and not the real contents of the package.
not bad by itself, but having forgotten my inner beauty, mistaking the
physical beauty for my real self, is not Truth.
which is subject to decay, and will have to be left behind and burnt to
ashes, is subjected to hours of attention, but my Self, which is the
observer and the recipient of the fruits of my actions, does not claim any
attention from me!
How is the
grain? No thought is given to it, but all the concern is lavished on the
at the scars on the body, but does not care about the scars inflicted on
the spirit. Look! Marks on the body can be removed with water or washing
with soap, but marks on the spirit can be washed away only with tears of
will be available everywhere, to reveal the scars on the face, but who
will unveil the scars on the spirit?
An ugly face
is not liked, but how can one enter a temple of heart, an abode of peace
and purity with inner ugliness, which is increasing by the moment. How
many people think about this?
Is man fit
to enter such sublime environment, where peace and love reign supreme and
the exalted enlightened souls reside? How many people think about it?
Before entering such a sacred place, one should ponder whether one is
tainted by marks of violence, deceit, ego untruth, anger, contempt,
indiscipline or injustice.