Tuesday, December 11, 2007

~ Emptiness ~

Clay walls are moulded into a pot,
but the usefulness of the pot lies in its emptiness
The 30 spokes of a wheel all join at the centre.
The usefulness of the wheel lies in the emptiness of its hub.
-Lao Tzu
What betterway to insight emptiness! Empty the desires only to be filled by the Divine will.Desire chokes one while Divine will lightens the usefulness.
Emptiness of oneself, otherwise called as selfishlessness. The more one empties oneself the greater they are useful and responsible. The role of a lady in a family as a wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law etc purely depends on the selflessness of that individual. The smaller,'i' replaced by the big 'I'. Its the same pot used for various purpose simply because of its own purposelessness , so is our life. Its that emptiness which insights the purposelessness of an individual yet remains useful to others. Untouched by the usefulness, it still remains as an empty pot.

6 comments:

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

I begin every day with, "Lord, show me the way!"

Hugs, JJ

Merging Point said...

yes its the Divine Grace which bestows the awareness -- The Way!

Anna said...

Merging Point, I don't know how you do it, just so well written. Tell you the truth, I am not that good in philosophy, but I think if I hang around you I think I will learn more. Thank you for sharing, Anna :) BTW thanks for visiting my blog again, it is appreciated.

PS I am about to type word verification, and it goes: zenbdo, lol.

Merging Point said...

Anna, many times before i would have read these wonderful quotes but it is only at certain moment the insight that happens feels like expressing in words. Those are very precious moments were i just let it flow and here it is reaching you...
you and me belong to the receiving end only anna...
may be attimes channeling happens thro all of us...
i appreciate your participation and thank you soooo much...
love

Lynda Lehmann said...

Such an interesting insight and words. I have long been aware of the importance of emptying myself of need, and to operate instead from a position of personal power, instead of need. Not power OVER others, but the power to master myself!

We could all have a more meaningful give and take if we could empty... but this takes mindfulness!

Thanks for sharing!

Merging Point said...

Thanks for sharing your views on this insightful quote, Lynda!
"master myself"-- mmm...