Monday, January 3, 2011

A fling with Truth

Legend talks of Mount Falserest's corrie
with water that would any thirst quell,
only if someone could go, imbibe its glory,
and came back to the valley to tell.

On this tall mound I too tried to climb,
traversed terrain that no pardon would give;
but aghast near the top was I to find
there was no water, not even air to live.

Knocked down by deceptions so many
I now trust my tryst that a fling fells
me as I sing plain truth in the valley
not needing to remember anything else.

Credit: God, Guru Nanak, Mark Twain

Mount Falserest: A mount, as tall as mount everest, but instead of rock, made of a tall order of falses (many deceptions).

A corrie is a lake close to the summit of a mountain. Usually of breathtaking beauty like the one in the picture above(that one is from Ireland): calm, serene, and peaceful!

World's concept of success is like Mount Falserest; we all try to climb Mount falserest; and we can never reach the corrie on the top, because it is a myth; there is no peace on the "top."

One has to fall to the valley of truth for peace of mind. A fling with truth is liking falling in love the conception of truth; in this case one is falling from Mount falserest. "Trusting my tryst" is apt because its suggests living in God's will.

Once you have fallen to the valley of truth, you don't have to remember anything else; you are in bliss. Just like when you tell the truth, you don't need to remember all the stories you made up to support the false corrie of Mount Falserest.

We try to climb Mount Falserest for peace, when it lies right here with us in the valley.

On a personal note, I love the reference to Mount Everest because I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal!!!

Guru Nanak:
In the beginning true
Throughout the ages true
Even at present true
Forever shall be true

Mark Twain:
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

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