Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Voice of My Father

Hello, Dear Parent Friends of the Web! 

Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 

Etched in My Heart

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This is a token of appreciation, admiration, and gratitude, in remembrance of my beloved dad, Dionicious Gunawardena, whose words of wisdom will forever remain etched in my heart.

My dad was a talented pianist and a vocalist, unknown to the world. He sang many songs after his heart to the accompaniment of his favorite instrument - the piano. He was blessed with a powerfully enchanting voice. The words in his songs were soothing and profoundly meaningful about life and existence. 

One particular song that he used to sing often has echoed in my ear since my early childhood to this day. Consequently, I am constantly reminded of the ephemeral nature to all phenomena in life, through each passing moment. By the same token, I have come to realize that materiality is short lived and only imprints of experience shall prevail. Finally, loving thoughts, words, and deeds alone shall hold substance; none else shall bring us home, to our true nature - the primordial spirit of LOVE.

My dad sang his song expressively and eloquently. His voice conveyed the penetrating truth, as noted below:

We are wandering travelers in this world

Why are we unwilling to be grounded in morality?

No matter how much we may accumulate by way of name, fame, and possessions

Keep in mind, death knocks on the door of 'the wandering ego' relentlessly

All that we carry across space and time will be the imprints of experience - both selfish and selfless - sown in our consciousness

All compounded things will, most naturally and unfailingly, turn to dust in accordance with the supreme law of the universe.

 Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

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