Monday, April 28, 2008


In ancient Indian myths a mystic swan is mentioned. The swan is called "Hamsa Pakshi" in Sanskrit. When given a bowl of milk and water, the swan is supposed to be able to consume the milk alone and ignore the water.

May be the story of the swan will help us practice being good finders.

The above parable might have been intended to be a guide to living here for the individual and should not be taken literally. For one could ask: How can the swan ignore the water; does it eat just the milk powder?

For a spiritual seeker, the parable of a Hamsa is meant to be a guide in the process of realizing the truth; by the process of contemplation on the difference between the eternal and the ephemeral (Nithya anithya vivekam).