I happen to read following text under the SMS Joke of the day section today, which represents the spiritual seekers in a broader perspective. ;-)
Dog: My owners feed me, love me, provide me with a nice house, and take good care of me. They must be Gods!
Cat: My owners feed me, love me, provide me with a nice house, and take good care of me. I must be the God!
Dogs or Cats as mentioned above, just represent the spiritual seekers in broader perspective. For either of them the journey on the pathless path begins from an assumed point: For the first (Dog) say Bhakta ....it starts with "YOU- Only YOU" - I am Nothing ( Not me ) whereas for the other (Cat) say Gyani...it starts with "ME- Nothing else- I am Everything ( I AM )...! :-)
With breaking of a Dream..during the course of this so called journey...The First wakes up at HOME with an understanding, "MYSELF- What is not me! I am Everything" and the other wakes up from a dream with an understanding," YOU-What is not you! I am Nothing"!. :-) The circle gets completed, when reaching HOME happens...(not from an external door)..waking up from a 'waking-state dream' happens! What is common in both the cases is "waking up from a dream". Does not matter what is the assumed beginning point 'cause it is alwyas a part of the dream including the dreamer!
28 JUNE 2010