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it’s FINALLY back! the first feature of 2022 posting tomorrow! Enjoy!
Please enjoy the opportunity to tickle your brain cells to answer the riddles below!
If you do, please post in the comment section or post on your blog.
24 Riddles (“March Riddles”)
If you get these riddles right, there is a prize that is worthier than any material prize – life
experience, inner peace and wisdom. If you get these riddles wrong, you might never know what’s the sense behind! Is there any right or wrong? a real true answer? – I don’t know myself!
“One drop on the earth,
one drop on a stone,
as small as we are,
why do we try to be as big as a god?”
“A flower never hesitates,
the wind comes and goes,
if you try to hold your life in a hand,
your feet will be heavy!”
“What is a try – untried?
What is a life – unlived?
What is a breath – unbreathed?
Smelling faces of reality in my veins!”
“Where we go is far beyond,
take your heart to every place,
fill in your love in all you do,
joy and suffering become one!”
“So many directions,
so many paths that you can choose,
even if everything seems to fall down,
use the strength of your heart!”
success or failure,
does it matter?”
“One butterfly flies,
through heart and mind,
one dream inside,
how does he live outside?”
“Flowers are attracting many,
symbols for eternal things,
they grow majestic, but wither away,
which kind of youth do they hold?”
“Thousand lights, but people are in the shades,
no one knows them, no one recognizes them,
their mind seems to be filled with own desires,
every morning and every evening, the circle closes.”
“Summer’s sun greets many beings,
we see nothing, if we don’t breathe in,
we give nothing, if we don’t breathe out,
it’s always too cold or too warm.”
“If there is anything above us – then it must be underneath as well,
if it is above and underneath, then why isn’t it in us?
Nature and human-beings become one energy,
To unite in the universe – wherever it might be.”
“Thousand worlds drifting apart,
who knows where sunshine takes us?
Delight in every breath and a free mind,
Empathy, blessings, gentle and kind.”
“Don’t destruct – create!
Look in the face as you look into the lie,
whether mercy or compassion,
“If a highway never ends,
but has many bumps on its way,
which time span can never even be?,
are we using the wrong measure?”
“Every emotion that wants to be felt,
every idea in mind that receives a voice,
reason, awareness and things we strive for,
can you understand yourself?”
“Freedom of mind,
freedom in mind,
freedom to mind,
what is mind?”
“Face the connection of all things,
curiosity flowing through all your veins,
like a child, a peaceful mind,
for nothing more we know!”
“Million faces break down,
walls of smiles,
the real world people close their eyes,
real happiness is a gift?”
“When I bath in divine unification,
Is it God, Brahma, Dao, or Buddha?
Which essence I might meet,
Isn’t it all the same if we treat it right?”
“Whether a soul or not,
Whether humans are empty or filled in divine,
Trees carry the fruit of life along,
Don’t take the word, but take the symbol to find its meaning.”
“Names are of no meaning,
they come into mind, and disappear as such;
so many came into growth and are nothing now,
after centuries of names are names just words that mean nothing at all.”
“Fear in mind,
makes me blind,
life goes by,
“Love that has nothing but its substance,
where those who perform know,
while those who just talk might not know at all,
that there is nothing in between.”
“A gain as goal makes luckier,
than a claim as goal might can?
But if a goal is what you hold,
Is it motivation or attachment?”
Schmitz, Timo: 24 Riddles, 28 March 2016, http://schmitztimo.wordpress.com. Printing and reprinting is allowed for personal, non-commercial use. Feel free to spread this
article (but do not use it as chain mail).
Laleh Chini’s story “What is the correct answer?|جواب درست چیست؟” inspired the following thoughts…
I firmly believe an individual’s answer depends on their belief system, the values they hold and the experiences which impacted them the most. The meaningfulness of things which etch themselves into their being, sometimes even harmful exposures, these provide for the variety of answers that can be expected. And I don’t think it’s just one simply stated answer
At the end of the story, Elam states “But I thought why none of them said: “GOD. Or in these hard days, maybe ‘Patient’ would be the correct answer.” This line is what got me thinking, as would any statement about the existence of a god. It prompted my comment on Laleh’s blog.
I don’t think it’s god. In my mind, what is better than everything is imagination. When sad or disappointed in reality, we can escape for some joy. When inspired, imagination creates. It gives us room to breathe when we’re feeling oppressed, and awe when it’s lacking in our reality.
So yeah, it’s not god.
What would your answer be?
Understanding the WOW Factor of life is called independent research.
Thanks Tom! You were my inspiration for this little piece. 🙂
from the lost
and the learned
of lessons gathered
are opportunities for growth
these are the ones
my muses, my teachers
my life lessons
… thank you
rich epochal words
in laconic utterances
draw me in
with their martinet style
the writings feel heavy
but light in presentation
i aspire to reach
in my understanding
Life feels like it wants to be figured out, constant searching for answers.
Gratitude ends the hunger of wants, allows us to focus on our needs.
Truth comes with the investment made in ourselves and our world.
has always been questioned
ascertaining an understanding
is millennia+ old
the knowledge and wisdom
has always been grasped
but only by the ones who dare examine it
The future is a time which hasn’t presented itself yet.
Always mysteriously just out of eyesight.
Every minute we take the next steps into an unknown.
The unexpected without a to-do list.
Our present excitedly seeking resolution on past laid
plans in the tomorrows still to come.
Endless possibilities layering into eternity.
The eternal question of what’s next?