Sunday, 21 February 2016

Colleagues, Co-Workers

Colleagues, co-workers:
  • why are they incompetent, devious and malevolent?
  • why do they look like Uncle Fester?
These are just some of the profound mysteries that are to be explored in up-coming posts, and to no avail.

Whereas ME...

...noble, intelligent, capable, decisive, courageous, kind: not your run-of-the-mill colleague or co-worker at all. So why am I one?

I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

T S Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1920)

The Tigress of Nescience

Not only Arjuna, but every one of us is full of anxieties because of this material existence. Actually we are not meant to be threatened by nonexistence. Our existence is eternal. But somehow or other we are put into asat. Asat refers to that which does not exist [...] Actually we are all swallowed by the tigress of nescience...

A C Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda, Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is (2015) p8