Rivers and water reservoirs are the crowning glory of our Nation. Rivers symbolize Mother Shakti…flowing on earth as the evergreen gurgling bride of the Creator…bequeathed to empower and support creation…a mother to all beings. Thus, rivers embody strength, devotion, purpose, purity…blessed to refresh, quench, purify, heal and liberate.
Their eloquent service is their silent speech.
Rivers create an environment that supports, sustains all life forms…human, animal or plants. Water is the elixir of life…its vital chemical and physical properties are so very crucial for survival. Proper functioning of the body…like breathing, muscle movement, digestion…is essentially dependent on water and so, the sanctity of these water bodies need to be maintained.
Micro and macro level refined education, enlightenment and involvement is necessary to maintain the purity of the movement of rivers which cover vast distances selflessly restoring balance while refreshingly meeting the needs of all beings.
Now, as we watch a river, its celestial flow does it not subtly link us to the river within?
The River of Divine Light that streams forth as pure love with an inexhaustive, eternal flow…that cannot be seen by the physical eyes yet can be felt and experienced by the warm glow within the core. The stream of Soul Essence…the flow of Life Force Energy…which knows its source in the Shimmering Essence of the One Supreme Who resides in each heart.
Let us examine and introspect if this flow is impeded in any way by any kind of inner pollution. Unrestrained indulgences in the play of senses, emotions that surge negative thought processes…can hinder and sully this flow, making it more of an ebb than a flow…perhaps going on to render it stagnant and extinct.
Then, doesn’t it need to be cleansed, refined or purified periodically…through introspection, concentration, contemplation and meditation?
The pollution-free, unimpeded, unsullied gush of these rivers help us revert to our truth…our purity…the magnificent reality of our true nature.