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Tuesday 4 April 2017

Thirst Brings Satiety

Thirst Brings Forth Satiety

Why do we feel thirsty? Isn’t it possible to store all the water we need for all our life? There, no such provision is possible. If it had been possible, we would have been deprived of the satisfaction, the pleasure we get every time we quench our thirst. 

What does it mean? It means every thirst is source of immense pleasure, despite the fact, every thirst maddens us so furiously that we forget every time that it is ultimate source of our pleasure. On the contrary, we consider our thirst as something responsible for our distress and agitation. Why does it happen? Are we too ignorant to recognise the true source of our happiness? Why do we consider the source of happiness as the cause of our melancholy?  When the thirst provides us with extreme satisfaction, why do we fear it and why do we call it the source of our distress and agitation? Why do we fail to understand what is what?

Man is the most ignorant creature God has ever made. Every other creature knows what it wants and enjoys fully when it gets the thing. Man, out of his ignorance makes the source of pleasure, a source of woe for him. As P. B. Shelly means, “ we look before and after, and pine for what is not”.

In my childhood, I heard about mirage which is also known as ‘optical delusion’. In the land of sand stretching far and wide very often we notice sparkling water at a distance and we keep moving in same direction to find water. But, after reaching the spot we fail to find the slightest sign of water, there. That was just an illusion. Whole life we are driven madly by many of such illusions which bring disappointment, despair and dissatisfaction.

If we drink water without being thirsty, it won’t satisfy our soul. If we are blessed with pleasure and mere pleasure, even pleasure will not please us. Sameness is the biggest boredom, whether it is the sameness of pleasure. When our heart is not parched up in the heat of harsh realities of life, it will not feel the cool breeze of ecstasy. Accept the adverse as well as favourable circumstances as a part of your life.

Often, we make a wrong judgement that our heart is the root cause of our agonies and sufferings just like we think that thirst is the root cause of agitation. It is not so. If our heart is pure and sublime, it can bless us with divine rapture. It is our heart only that facilitates us to experience the unfathomable joy of love. But, Love can fill you with divine pleasure, if it is not selfish. Just as the real sweetness of water can be relished only if your throat is parched up with utter thirst, in the same way if you make a sacrifice for the sake of others' happiness, you experience the divine joy. 

Thank you. 
- Poornima Singh

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