Saturday, August 11, 2007

Anitya

"Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met - or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted."

An excerpt from Ae Fond Kiss,
a poem by Robert Burns


Anitya is Sanskrit for Impermanence.


The arrogance of our youth demands no greater self-assumption than that we are the centre of our narrow universes. We cannot be understood, because the depth of our emotions cannot be plumbed. When we grieve, we are inconsolable because there was never a precedent to the magnitude of our sorrows. When we are wronged, we are martyrs and the persecuted saints of the ages would weep for the injustice heaped upon our righteous selves. Our hatred is so black that we imagined that the poison would surely eat us inside out and burn the very essence of the object of our loathing. And our love... Oh, our love...

Impermanence_by_billsabub

When we love, we know that no other person in the world could love harder than we do. We know that our love would transcend all love stories before us. We know that we could love endlessly and forever. And there's that one person in our lives that would make us know that. The word 'know' here means 'to regard something to be true beyond slightest shadow of doubt' - and to 'know' something does not necessarily make it true.

To 'know' in this context epitomizes Pride - the deadliest of the Seven Sins.

And that makes me a Sinner.



Out of youth,
k0k s3n w4i

5 comments:

InnShan said...

Anitya = Impermanence...
A beautiful thought put into words.
I am, a slave of pride..the source of my own sufferings. Pride is part of my life..
There r certain 'prides' that i can't let go.

When we love, we know that no other person in the world could love harder than we do. We know that our love would transcend all love stories before us. We know that we could love endlessly and forever. And there's that one person in our lives that would make us know that.


It's pride..

Zzzyun said...

its true when u say tat no one can love harder than we do.

its true.... coz we are still innocent, willing to give our hearts all to the first one. love entirely.

sXydeViL said...

guys nowadays are very openly showing that they emotionally affected. Kudos! X_X

voon said...

I caught a slight edit to your last few sentences. Know = euphemism for assume?

k0k s3n w4i said...

@innshan
Unfortunately. Everything will come to pass eventually. Even Pride.

@zzzyun
When we give everything, we lose everything.

@susu
Guys are wuss these days.

@voon
I edit my posts everytime I read them. I do that sometimes if I think my tone is off the mark.