Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence
Remember that song "Thank U" from Alannis Morissette? Yeah, ages ago, wasn't it? Anyway, I remember I liked this song when I heard it back during my teenager years, though I didn't really pay much attention to the meaning of it. Although I've always had some inclination, I had not really come to a genuine spiritual understanding of things until later on in my life when I started studying books like Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, etc. so, the inner meaning of the lyrics to this song sort of slipped by me back in those days. I heard this song again just recently, and it had been a very long time so when I was listening to it, I finally got what she was saying, and my appreciation for the gratitude expressed therein hit me like a ton of bricks. I now clearly see where she was coming from.
I feel really lucky. I can't possibly put into words how much I appreciate the spiritual journey I've embarked on, how it has helped me to grow so much, and I am so very thankful that I have been given the wonderful opportunity by Sri Krishna to engage in real, spiritual life and to begin fulfilling my true purpose (not 100% there yet, but definitely on the way). I realize that I am one of very, very few - I have been exposed to spiritual knowledge in its most comprehensive form (meaning real, practical spiritual knowledge of God that truly reconnects us with Him, not blindly adopting some dogmatic religious principle that I have no personal understanding of simply out of tradition or what other people tell me I should do), which has allowed me to really understand what is happening in the world and take advantage of that to help not just myself, but to help others. But what really makes me lucky is that, unlike Alannis, I didn't have to travel 10,000 miles to the other side of the world in order to come to this understanding. Sri Krishna was so very kind to me, that He came to me here, in the midst of this godless, materialistic society that doesn't have a clue. So, I guess that makes me even more fortunate than a famous rockstar.
So Krishna, all I can do is bow at Your lotus feet and thank you, again and again and again and AGAIN. What more can I say? I'm one of the luckiest people that I know (although I know I am really undeserving of it), and I now know in my heart of hearts that there is nothing in this world that can stop me.
And yes... I can honestly say that knowing this is even better than meeting Isaac Clarke. Now that's really saying something. And if I ever really did meet him, I'd tell him to CHANT AND BE HAPPY.