She saw the spider in the bathtub while she was getting ready for an important meeting. With no time to spend she just wondered, but what if the spider also had an important meeting? Should she leave the spider there or should she save it immediately? The spider wouldn't go anywhere with the bathtub being so slippery, but she ended up deciding to save it later, for one successful being in the house would be one to many. And just like this she killed the spider's opportunity to go to it's important meeting and in such a way she ended up killing the spider, for those where just too many hours for the spider to survive without dreams.
"I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguished, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air; Morn came and went -and came, and brought no day, And men forgot their passions in the dread Of this their desolation; and all hearts Were chilled into a selfish prayer for light; And they did live by watchfires -and the thrones, The palaces of crowned kings -the huts, The habitations of all things which dwell, Were burnt for beacons; cities were consumed, And men were gathered round their blazing homes To look once more into each other's face; Happy were those which dwelt within the eye Of the volcanoes, and their mountain-torch; A fearful hope was all the world contained; Forests were set on fire -but hour by hour They fell and faded -and the crackling trunks Extinguished with a crash -and all was black. The brows of men by the despairing light Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flashes fell upon them: some lay down And hid their eyes and wept; and some did rest Their chins upon their clenched hands, and smiled; And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and looked up With mad disquietude on the dull sky, The pall of a past world; and then again With curses cast them down upon the dust, And gnashed their teeth and howled; the wild birds shrieked, And, terrified, did flutter on the ground, And flap their useless wings; the wildest brutes Came tame and tremulous; and vipers crawled And twined themselves among the multitude, Hissing, but stingless -they were slain for food; And War, which for a moment was no more, Did glut himself again; -a meal was bought With blood, and each sate sullenly apart Gorging himself in gloom: no love was left; All earth was but one thought -and that was death, Immediate and inglorious; and the pang Of famine fed upon all entrails -men Died, and their bones were tombless as their flesh; The meagre by the meagre were devoured, Even dogs assailed their masters, all save one, And he was faithful to a corse, and kept The birds and beasts and famished men at bay, Till hunger clung them, or the drooping dead Lured their lank jaws; himself sought out no food, But with a piteous and perpetual moan, And a quick desolate cry, licking the hand Which answered not with a caress -he died. The crowd was famished by degrees; but two Of an enormous city did survive, And they were enemies: they met beside The dying embers of an altar-place Where had been heaped a mass of holy things For an unholy usage: they raked up, And shivering scraped with their cold skeleton hands The feeble ashes, and their feeble breath Blew for a little life, and made a flame Which was a mockery; then they lifted up Their eyes as it grew lighter, and beheld Each other's aspects -saw, and shrieked, and died - Even of their mutual hideousness they died, Unknowing who he was upon whose brow Famine had written Fiend. The world was void, The populous and the powerful was a lump, Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless - A lump of death -a chaos of hard clay. The rivers, lakes, and ocean all stood still, And nothing stirred within their silent depths; Ships sailorless lay rotting on the sea, And their masts fell down piecemeal; as they dropped They slept on the abyss without a surge - The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave, The Moon, their mistress, had expired before; The winds were withered in the stagnant air, And the clouds perished! Darkness had no need Of aid from them -She was the Universe!"
"OM MANI PADME HUM ( OM MANI PEME HUNG )
The Jewel in the Lotus - The Mantra of Compassion
This is the highest Mantra for mankind
gifted to us by the thousand Buddhas
out of their compassion
for all sentient beings.
It will protect us from all harm ,
sufferings , ill health , hell regions,
It will purify us and free us from all our negative
emotions of the Mind and speech.
This mantra saves us from the hell regions and
hungry ghosts which we have to encounter during
and after death.
Hence it is beneficial and a most valubale saviour
not only during Life on Earth
but also after Life , when we have to remain
and pass through the six Hell regions in the Bardos.
Each syllable in this six syllable Mantra liberates us
from one realm of suffering out of each of the six realms
of suffering filled existence.
OM liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
bliss and pride in the samsaric realm
of the Gods.
MA liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
jealousy and lust for entertainment in the samsaric realm
NI liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
passion and desire in the samsaric realm
PAD liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
stupidity and prejudice in the samsaric realm
ME liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
poverty and possessiveness in the samsaric realm
of hungry ghosts.
HUM liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
agression and hatred in the samsaric realm
In this way by freeing our consciousness ,
our spirit energy from the neurotic attachments
that our senses are bonded with through
the cravings and aversions constantly
taking place inside of us ...
and in this way creating negative karmas
that keep us bound to sufferings
and also creating samsara.
The mantra OM MANI PADME HUM
purifies us at 3 levels -
Mind, Speech and Body
and in this way liberates us
from all our negative karmas.
Within a short time of meditating on this Mantra ,
you will experience the opening and development of your
heart chakra and begin to feel highly kind and compassionate
towards other sentient beings including animals ,
even the tiny helpless ones .
You will develop a magnetic aura around you that will draw
other people towards you , attracting them like a magnet
attracts iron filings and love will begin to flow in your Life.
Saying this mantra for 21 minutes daily will energise and
develop your Heart Chakra and .....
when the Heart and Mind become united ,
anything is possible.
This Mantra is popularly known as
"The Jewel in the Lotus"or
"The Diamond in the Lotus"
("mani" means Diamond , a precious jewel
and Padma means Lotus flower which is the
spiritual symbol of consciousness )
The Jewel refers to the Mind or consciousness and
the Lotus refers to the Heart that is the source of Love energy
The meaning of OM MANI PADME HUM is
"Om , salutations to the Jewel of consciousness (the Mind)
which has reached the Heart's lotus. "
A Very Very Important Message Regarding Mantras
Your outer world is governed by
your inner world, so Divine Powers
that are generated inside you ,
now start making all positive events
happen in your life in the outer world.
This inner world is nothing but your
intent which actually you are expressing in
the mantra. So , here ,I wish to make the
most valuable statement about mantras.
If you don't understand the meaning of
the mantra you are repeating and
what you are saying to the cosmos from
your spirit and subconscious mind,
- if you are not visualising this meaning
of the mantra by feeling the meaning
of the mantra deep within your soul ,
while saying the mantra , then
it is not going to benefit you much .
Most people don't even understand
what the mantra is all about even
after using it for years , so they do not
progress much , so we encourage you
to understand the explanations we
have given on each mantra and
which Divine Energies it is attracting
and addressing ."
Somewhere in your life someone is going to ask you if you belong to the half that sees the cup half full or if you belong to the half that sees the cup half empty.
But what if you are one of those who sees the cup half full and half empty at the same time?