Monday, September 26, 2016

Poisonous Elixirs

Speaking to a few people, is like getting to sip the elixir of life. You feel alive, invigorated and all set to conquer the world. Speaking to a few others is like getting to sniff the poison that came from the milky ocean when it was being churned for the same amrutha. (Shiva has this to save the world. A very interesting story). The funny thing though is that, initially, you do not know about the elixir or about the poison. They are both new tastes. How do you know whether you are getting the elixir or the poison?

1 comment:

Bharathan Shamasundar said...

Continuing your analogy, remember that the churning of the milky ocean yielded the nectar of immortality and the Lord's consort too! Also the Alwars chide the devas, who eventually partook of the nectar, for failing to see that the true nectar is the Lord himself. So, maybe the elixir you need is not where you are looking for it?