Flower O flower

Just yesterday while watering the flower beds – noticed a small flower which had just blossmed. Its life span is just a few hours but spreads its fragrance and provides a wonderfull relaxed atmosphere to the mind. It just goes about doing its simple job of spreading love and energy to everybody around inspite of so many problems.

At times it may get too much sunlight, less of water, dust pollution, air pollution but it never stops doing its duty. Maybe its complaining and crying within itself but just does it duty as told by SriKrishna in the Bhagavadgita.

Reflect this upon us human beings – we fall short of doing our duties many times – blame it on so many things, rant but compared to me, this small flower of few hours is greater – far greater than me since its more obident to God and mankind providing its services. Numerous are the prose and poetry penned by people – ignited by the energy radiated by this small flower or similar kinds.

So when ever we need to rant, just take a look at the small wonders around and we would be pushed into guilt !!!


10 Responses to Flower O flower

  1. greatunknown says:

    I am reminded of a few lines by Walt Whitman which suit your post aptly:

    “… To confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do.”

    Now I shall add “flowers” to that category!

  2. praneshachar says:

    yes really true
    it is amazing there is no answer to creativity of
    nature call it by whatever name so many variety
    of flowers fruits etc., catering to various needs of
    living beings. hats off to this and the pleasure you
    get when you see them is amazing.
    see photo of strawbery on plant in veena’s photoblog
    taken during their visit to our house

  3. neel3 says:

    I am reminded of avadhoota geete in Bhagavata.bannanje govindacharya explains it marvellously in the cassette-prakrutiya paatha.
    There are many lessons to be learnt from Nature.
    Lovely post,Mohanji.

  4. On the similar lines : http://srikslib.blogspot.com/2007/03/forgiveness.html

    There is another such quotation and brillinat comment lines. Sorry, I couldnt transfer all here, so is the link 🙂

  5. greatunknown says:

    Errr… if you noticed, I gave the correct quote in mouna’s blog! And believe me, I wanted to say the same thing here but thought the Whitman quote was more suited!

    “Forgiveness is the sweet scent that the little flower sheds on the heel of the foot that crushes it in the field.”

    I read this quote in Femina in 1991 and it has stuck in my memory ever since!

  6. Yes Anand, You’ve said it. And thats the reason I asked mohan to read the comments 🙂

    It feels so good when u utter something and someone more knowledgeable corrects you, am I right? I take that humble position here 🙂

  7. greatunknown says:

    Ah come off it! Mr. Modest!

  8. Anand,
    What did i do!!!! 🙂

  9. greatunknown says:

    Lolzzzzzz… you did all the right things!!!!

  10. Anand,
    🙂 Now am certified!!!

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