As the year draws to a close I thought I’d share one of the most beautiful verses from Indian scripture which I have read. This verse comes from the Isa Upanishad, which is part of the Yajur Veda (the Vedas are the oldest of all Indian scripture).
All is perfect, so perfectly perfect!
Whatever being lives, moves
And breathes on Earth
At every level from atom
To galaxy is absolutely perfect in its place
Precise and choreographed,
Because “That” flows from the Glory of the Infinite
Awareness, Peace, and Love,
And is therefore perfect.
When you have surrendered your ego
You will find true happiness.
Never ever envy the place of
Any other man or woman
(Translation by Alan Jacobs)