Sunday, July 23, 2006

Fearlessness

As I walk downwards, I look ahead at ground, choosing my path carefully. Unlike Arjuna, my gaze is not seeking a prey, and the periphery visual registers. The Ganga rages forward, a couple hundred feet below, less than one foot to my left and there isn't much between me and the cliff.

First thought: Watch where you step.

Second thought: One wrong step, and you fall and die.

Then an "encouraging" thought crosses my mind.

Yes, one misstep means death. If this is the day, then this is the day. There is no need to have fear. What is going to happen will happen.

The release of fears- one of the subtle changes post-Vipassana.
More calm and accepting attitude towards death- a recent development post Tuesdays with Morrie.

PS. riddle time. ID the story reference to Arjuna

1 comment:

Trent said...

Arjuna is a hero of the epic Mahabharata. He was an archer, and had many questions about war and being a soldier.