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  • “The One controller, the self within every being,
    Who makes manifold his single appearance;
    The wise who perceive him as abiding within themselves,
    They alone, enjoy eternal happiness.
    The changeless, among the changing,
    The intelligent, among intelligent beings,
    The one, who dispenses desires among the many;
    The wise who perceive him within themselves;
    They alone enjoy unending bliss.
    “This is that” so they think, although
    The highest bliss can’t be described.
    But how should I perceive it? Does it shine?
    Or does it radiate?
    There the sun does not shine,
    Nor the moon and stars;
    There lighting does not shine
    Of this common fire need we speak!
    Him alone, as he shines, do all things reflect;
    This whole world radiates with his light.”

    From ( chapter 5, 12-15) Katha Upanisad

    And so it is with the web of life, where we are little meditating dew drops , (or perhaps Buddha-like spiders if you like! ) solitary and distinct but connected through the cloud, both etheric in our cells and through cyberspace. We transform the light of this world by reflecting on it our inner space and knowing we are much bigger than our bodies, thoughts and feelings, for we are part of each others' lighted web.

    Image: solitary connectedness by Apoorva
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