NIGHTINGALE ROSE & MIRRORS | PARABLES OF RAMA | RAMA राम
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There was a cage set with mirrors on all sides , and a full blown rose was kept in the centre of the cage . And in the cage , was a nightingale , and the bird saw the reflection of the rose in the mirrors .
Whichever way the bird saw there was the rose ! Every time the bird flew towards the rose in the mirror , every time struck the mirror , and fell back wounded . But as the bird turned its face away from the mirrors , there was the rose in the centre of the cage .
O Humans ! This world is the cage . And the pleasure thou seekest outside thyself is within thee !
As we run to catch our own shadow , the shadow flies . And as we run facing the sun , the shadow follows . Such is the nature of our desires . The more we desire , the fulfillment flies from us farther away .
When we face GOD and cease to desire , all fulfillment runs after us .
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