I am just outside New Delhi right now, working in one of India’s “Silicon Valleys.” It doesn’t take traveling to the other side of the world to make you meditate on the human condition, but it does help.
I often see in snapshots and here is my picture of the day:
What I see in this is a planet brimming with living creatures, each doing its best to survive and to work itself into the next level of security and comfort, each eating the earth and making tools of the earth and eventually becoming earth. From smoking man to cooking woman to the bees buzzing in the bougainvillea and mosquitoes prowling for just one taste of any of it, to the malaria parasites in the mosquito waiting to be ejected into Shangri-la, each of us moves day by day, surviving, and if we are luckily placed in the system, or strong, or a little more ruthless than the next being: thriving.
We encountered the house of realization,