Pearls of Wisdom : Oh Wave Become The Ocean!

Sri Samsthana

 Series of discourse by H.H. Shreemajjagadguru Shankaracharya Shree Shree Raghaveshwara Bharathi Mahaswamiji.

Oh Wave Become The Ocean


Strong and big, the mighty waves of the ocean touch the skies.  They gain speed, strength and traverse towards the shore. Once they reach the edge of the ocean, they die down quietly and are destroyed. The waves get dejected and reflect:


“What have we gained by all this pomp, show and din? At the end we have dissolved into nothing.” With dismay and pain they ask God:


“Why is it so”?


God replies:


“Oh waves,  why do you despair? Even if you are destroyed, you become one with the ocean and are transformed into waves again.  If you look upon yourself as the ocean and not as a wave there is no destruction, pain or end.”


When we consider ourselves not as a drop of water but as the ocean itself and love all created things of this world, we become indestructible, infinite and immortal. When we find divinity in love, our life is fulfilled. We should not remain as waves but become the mighty  ocean.

Translated by : Sharada Jayagovind.

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