Knowledge and understanding from science,
Insight and vision from poetry,
Joy and ecstasy from music,
Love and warmth from relationships,
Laughter and mirth from humor,
Inner peace and spiritual fulfillment from religion.
All, because we are conscious beings.

We receive a little of each during a slice of temporal eternity
in the patch of space wherein we live and die.

For this, I am grateful to the Unfathomable Mystery to whose existence,
evolution and cultural upbringing have made me sensitive.

enrichment from different sources - v. v. raman - august 2002