December 25, 2009
Khalil Gibran stated,”the poet seeks nothing…His one desire is to become a flute”. And the quality of a flute depends on the sharpness, the hole, thickness and the length which do have an effect on the type of sound it is going to bring.
Once I heard from an old man about the sound of a flute, who told me the wisdom and drama behind such mystic and melodious sound of a flute. He asked me, why do you think that a flute has such a tone when one breathes one’s whole being to get a sound, I answered, I do not know.
The old man after a few seconds of gaze, he said, it is because it is expressing its sadness and attachments and love it has for the departed.
I told the man, I do not understand what you are talking about, you are telling me the flute is expressing its sadness, love, attachment towards who? I asked, and again I said, is it expressing something towards the person who is using it, how does it know, how did they communicate? I again asked that old man.
The old man replied,NO. The flute was expressing its sadness with that melodious sounds towards its parts and components, you know that flute was a kind of full stick, was no hole and the like. The moment it appears to be a flute and some one skilled comes on it, it start producing that great sounds.
I see, I said. I got it. The point behind such marvelous mystic story is manifolds in which detachment brings tremendous fruits and results to human life, though one passes painful and tiresome processes of life.
When one sees the life of great Personages of our planet, they are like flutes. They inspire us. They nourish us. We respect them because of the Inspiration they offer us without greed but with generosity. They are great People indeed.
It sounds to me that the very nature of success lies in trouble and difficulties. There is nothing worthwhile without passing painful and difficult tasks and paths. Problems are the very nature of our world. We cannot live without them.
If we cannot live without them, we have to change our attitude towards the. I may assume that a given problem I have is my friend. I talk to that problem; I date that problem and talk to, I dine with that problem, I have a glass of beers with that problem…now I make all problems around me as my good friend.
I cannot live without those problems around, I give respect to my stuffs, I respect them, they respect me, I do not pass my limit on them, since they can ruin me, I know my boundaries then we can live with limit, but with respect.
I would be surprised and feel uncomfortable when IDEA or ANY MATTER which changes how society thinks and believes in past is accepted without being ridiculed, opposition and attacks, and the like. Meaning it is not an IDEA.
The point here is that we all are in a learning curve and path. We learn processes, results, events and the like. One could say the process is okay without seeing the result, which can be a faulty conclusion.
Result and processes are interrelated and interconnected. In fact the end justifies the means, and it is not the means that justifies the end.
What one could say about the process of the stick to the flute is that one is doing an act of destruction on the stick part, in which one could be considered as enemy of the stick here, if one sees the process, it sounds may be up surd, childish and the like; but when one finalizes one’s job and brings about that particular matter—THE FLUTE, then one appreciates what one is doing.
The END tells the process, the start, the process that was going in the MIND originally and the like. Here needs “an eye that can ably see what is behind an ocean”, “a heart that can feel what is going on behind everything”. Here needs capacity and capability. It is no an easy skill and matter.
The most fascinating aspects of our reality lie in the untold, in the undiscovered, in the unknown. We reveal ourselves as mysteries. Every human being is a mystery. Secrets are embodied in one’s essence. It is a matter of awareness and revealing that in due time in its proper time and place. Here needs a skill.
In a very fact, any one who is on the flute cannot bring that melodious sound. It needs skill and capacity and capabilities on how to use and bring that melody from that given flute. Otherwise if one does not have the required skill, one could produce noisy and nasty sounds which may make one think why do one make a flute from that stick and that stick was worthwhile than this flute.