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Subramanian.R

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The Child is father of the man - 2
« on: July 19, 2009, 01:01:16 PM »
A new born child is always in the Self.  The child does not know
the body.  Even his legs and hands are not steady.  The child's
eyes are not steady.  It has no name.  The child has got only
basic instincts, hunger, excretion, sleep.  It is we who brings
the child from its proximity to the Self to the world of mind and
body.  We touch his limbs and say:  These are all your hands
and legs.  We touch his face and say "this is your head."  We
fix bangles and say: These are all yours.  The child looks at the
bangles and wonders:  What is this new addition for Me?  Then
we say:  You are Hari.  I am Hari's Amma.  This is Hari's Appa.

We slowly bring back the child from its glorious presence of the
Self to the world of mind and body, the names and forms.

The Child is father of the man,
And I wish my day to be,
Bound each to each
With natural piety!

Arunachala Siva.