The Fool, The Child and The Sage!
Ignorance is bliss and blessed are the fools! A child is a fool. Blithe and joyous. A child is full of joy and love. He has a sense of awe and wonder for life. Life is a grand mystery, a great beauty and an unknown thing for him. As a child grows up, he starts losing this sense of awe and wonder and it starts becoming dull and boring. His curiosity and aliveness is lost, his innocence is lost and he becomes this adult who knows everything. Everything is boring now, nothing new is to be known. Is he really aware of everything?
No. The truth is, he knows next to nothing, but he is so attached to his mind’s content that he loses the touch with life. The child is connected to the fountain of life and blessed with joy and vivacity, but the adult has lost this touch, hence the boredom, frustration and Thanatos. The sage is again child-like because wisdom has connected him to life again. The wise sage is not going to become an adult again because the wisdom has made him established and firm in Truth. Sage is the fool.
Cease learning, no more worries
Respectful response and scornful response
How much is the difference?
Goodness and evil
How much do they differ?
What the people fear, I cannot be unafraid
So desolate! How limitless it is!
The people are excited
As if enjoying a great feast
As if climbing up to the terrace in spring
I alone am quiet and uninvolved
Like an infant not yet smiling
So weary, like having no place to return
The people all have surplus
While I alone seem lacking
I have the heart of a fool indeed – so ignorant!
Ordinary people are bright
I alone am muddled
Ordinary people are scrutinizing
I alone am obtuse
Such tranquility, like the ocean
Such high wind, as if without limits
The people all have goals
And I alone am stubborn and lowly
I alone am different from them
And value the nourishing mother
Don’t Take Stuff Too Seriously!
We all take life too seriously, living in our tiny cocoons, obsessed too much with our petty selves. The more self-centred you become, more paranoid, full of self-doubt you will be. Don’t kill the social meme in pursuit of your ambitions. Love one and all and your self-doubt and paranoia will be gone. You will have a heart of a fool!
Everything is cause of everything else. What we humans do is to take a tiny fragment of universe out of it and analyze it. We are all convinced that we have formulae for success and happiness. Nothing can be further from the truth. There are no formulae, because life is such a vast, gigantic and wonderful phenomenon that your tiny intelligence is nothing in comparison. There is an intelligence which knows the language of love and it’s in the hearts of your heart. You are not different from it, but mind-content and negativity makes you feel isolated from everyone and everything around you. Whereas the truth is the cosmos and existence is one undivided wave with infinite points in it. You are not alone. You never were!