The Known Face of the Unknown
By Joseph Mattappally on 09-09-2014
I have a theist friend whose wife recently fell down and got up with a small fracture on her shoulder. As I read the news what that first came to my mind was to shout, ”Rejoice!” Definitely, it is an odd approach, I know. I know something more. I know that the Universe speaks through situations and an accident is no exception. It was a few days before she was scheduled to fly abroad that the accident occurred. Whenever something unexpected happens in my life, pleasant or unpleasant, I attribute the same to direct presence of the Almighty. I don’t know how many of you take things that way. My philosophy is that the Universe is always communicating with every element under its’ care. When it comes to humanity, the communication is broken or interrupted because we know only the language of sound and fury. This knowledge is realization for me, and it equals no other knowledge in this world.
People talk about unbelievable twists in life, which we usually call coincidences. There are a lot of enthusiasts who have tried to connect coincidences with cause and effect as explained in ‘Karma’. These twists appear like feeling not to go to the office one day and later learning that the whole building was burnt down that day. Even atheists agree on the possibility of a distinct Consciousness that cares each individual or every life on earth. Carl Jung the great psycho analyst also spent many hours drilling into the core of coincidences. He later came out with a theory that there is some sort of luminosity in every one’s life; almost in every decision making situations. It could be like a strong feeling not to go to some places at times or go somewhere without enough obvious reasons or to do something though not sensible or choose something that is not physically appreciated. Jung suggests us to follow the most luminous track whenever we are compelled to choose one. Do you believe in this luminosity? I think it is a theist who best responds to this luminosity, not a religionist who has conditioned his understandings to fit in a God who appears only through the front gate of Churches, Mosques or Temples. Those unexplained twists in life ask us to experience this mysterious care which shields each element in this universe. Simply because the why and how of this care and protection is not logically explained, in spite of experiencing this divine care and concern every moment, most of us live in fear and disappointments ending up everything in total mess.
This is the beauty of Indian Thoughts; Indian saints knew the art of communicating with the Higher Elements. They lived according to His Will and lived as if they are in heaven. Pleasure and pain made no difference in their life. Their lives appeared like a soft breeze coming from eternity and going to eternity passing through time as we have defined it. Nothing was coincidental in their lives; they had grown beyond the realms of cause and effects too.
About The Author
Sri. Joseph Mattappally, Founder and Director of Indian Thoughts, is a writer and social worker. He is also a Reiki Master (RIRC Mumbai) and licensed Amateur Radio Operator ( VU2JIM). He has authored 'Success Secrets', a book detailing basic life management principles.