An Animal Hides, A Seeker Finds

tiger moth

Reflections. Images mirroring one another, copies or call it twins abound in Nature, whether deliberately or erroneously manufactured. There are certain geometric patterns that replicate themselves on various forms.

A tiger moth will carry something of the tiger with it, if not it’s ferocity then at least its stripes, a reminder to all other creatures to back off! One species is dreadful and the other wears the mantle of dread to disguise its fragility!

If survival is a challenge, what do you do? Simple! Blend with the environment.

Spot the hiding creature in the pictures.

owl

Owl

Common Baron Caterpillar

Common Baron Caterpillar

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

stick Insect

Stick Insect

Spider

Spider

Wow, quite a jump into creativity, no?! Who do we give the credit to? The creature camouflaging or the one who created the creature, the camouflage and the circumstances for such a need?

For humans camouflage plays an important role in warfare – to hide from the foe as well as catch them off guard.

army camouflage

army camouflage

When humans are beyond threat, camouflage is mostly a mode of fashion or creative play…

art 1

Art 2

Art 3

A devotee simply merges – becomes one with the goal, through the process of identification and intense longing. It is said whomever you think of repeatedly and with intensity you become!

On the spiritual path one is discouraged from feeding feelings of hate. The more you think of your enemy with vengeance, the more you begin to resemble the object of your hatred!

It is said that the law of reincarnation works like this…rat afraid of cat – so the strongest impression on the rat at the time of dying in the claws of a cat – is cat! The rat gets reborn as a cat! And cats terrified of dogs evolve as dogs in their next life and so on…

And so one is encouraged to think constantly of God or one’s Guru or someone with noble traits. And if you don’t entirely merge with what you love….you at least reflect good virtues!

Sri Krishna keeps coming back to one point in his discussions with Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita : Think of Me and Me alone! Bring your wandering mind back to Me!

Ordinarily one would misinterpret such statements as egoistic… In this case, there’s good advise behind why the Lord tells his devotee to think of Him alone!

We are nothing but reflections… it’s worth taking time off to seriously reflect on whom you would like to reflect!

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