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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Author: neelkanth

Certainly not a celebrity but do have inquisitiveness to know things, realise them and live them to the extent possible. My interest in History, Art of Living and behavioural science is an element that inspires me.Am a poet,an author,a consultant, an advisor on computers and behavioural science.Served as Director in Central Board of State Bank of India.Remained associated with trade union activities and industrial relations as President,All India State Bank of India Staff Federation.Led a delegation on computers to several countries abroad number of times as from State Bank of India/ Banking Industry. Was twice accorded with NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE by All India Freelance Journalists Association, Chennai (India). My email address is: neelkanthshahi@gmail.com

14 thoughts on “When a moment is made an eternity?”

  1. 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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  2. 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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