When a moment is made an eternity?


I very often feel like reciting what Robert Browning ecstatically felt when getting a chance to meet his love source, Elizabeth Barret, crying “…the moment made eternity”. It was a love much beyond a physical romance. This was a moment of ecstasy much bordering what is known as supreme love, a love superbly divine. Drowned dead deep into a sort of limitless divinity, he echoed into the ears of his love mate “Who knows the world may end tonight”. What a name Browning might have thought to give to such sort of feelings and realisation, I don’t know, but what I prefer to derive out of it is that it was some thing far far away from the carnal desires based on physical needs. To translate such an ecstatic moment in terms of the message contained in Bhagwatgeeta, it was the pinnacle of Truth transcending the barriers of the worldly bondages culminating into the abode of the Supreme, where this very earth seems to be a non-existent entity. Geeta talks about it like this:

Indriyani paranyahurendrabhya param manah

Man tastu para buddhi, buddhiryo par tastu sah

Lord Krishna tells Arjun that feelings (heart) emerge from physical faculties to form the mental wave. and what ultimately emerges from the mental wave is the Supreme, that is Me. The very cycle of various faculties moves this way: Heart>Mind>Satiation>Pleasure>Peace>Ecstasy>Enlightenment>The Supreme. It is here that the earthly world ceases to exist, like Robert Browning realised, and the Love overtakes every thing culminating into Eternity in superbly sublime and celestial an order.

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15 thoughts on “When a moment is made an eternity?

  1. A very nice graphic and wonderful muse. On exactly what a love supreme can be. The best I can offer here, is a wonderful jazz record by John Coltrane. A love supreme ……. truly! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsxZuPXNGnU

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    1. *So very encouraging. The link so provided by you certainly gave a soothing impact on my nerves. My sincere thanks.*

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  2. A VERY NICELY DESCRIBED AND TOUCHING PIECE.

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  3. Love in its purest form leads to divine ! It is a long journey and rarely anyone reaches the destination,for they get lost on the path in between,where their emotions get hooked onto petty desires and ecstasies. i would like to share a poem on similar notes! http://wp.me/p1Zs7k-mB

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    1. Thanks for a nice feedback. I did peruse your link adding my reactions to it. The comment is erroneously made twice in my attempt to overcome the system error. You may edit it suitably at your end if you so deem fit.

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    1. Thank you for your supplementary link. I did relish it.

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  4. In real sense love show the way to divine.

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  5. Heart>Mind>Satiation>Pleasure>Peace>Ecstasy>Enlightenment>The Supreme.
    Dil ke aainey main hai tasveer-e-yar,
    Jub zara gardan jhukayi, Daikh li..

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  6. How sweet, Sir, making a moment an eternity.

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  7. A most wonderful description, Sir

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  8. Sir I feel it appropriate to recite-
    Pothi padh padh jag muwa
    Pandit bhaya na koi
    Dhai aakhar prem ka
    Padhe so pandit hoi

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    1. Kabir is so nicely and appropriately quoted by you. My sincere thanks.

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  9. Nice writing.

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  10. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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